Thank you to all our beautiful guests, sponsors and vendors for being part of our favourite event of the year. Our 2018 annual Summer Shopping Social took place on Wednesday July 18th. 11 amazing local vendors popped-up with their pretty things and over 200 mamas!
There was plenty of champagne, lemonade and sweet treats to go around and of course some crazy shopping deals! We are so grateful to be apart of such an incredible community of beautiful Mamas and Mama-friends. Thank you to everyone who came out to support and shop. We hope you all enjoyed yourself!
The thought of your child sitting in peaceful stillness, deeply engaged in quiet self awareness may seem far fetched, but we promise meditation is possible, even for the liveliest kids! Let’s be honest, the concept of meditation is tricky enough for adults, so how can you expect your Little One to turn inwards and reflect?
One simple tool for guiding children in meditation is offering them focused narrative—a story, essentially—that channels their attention. Some call this form of meditation “Visualization”. Not only do visualizations harness the imagination, they also offer endless opportunities to create engaging “places” in the mind from under the sea, to tropical jungles, to outer space!
Today we are sharing a beach inspired visualization that you can read to your child in order to help them relax, focus, and connect with their inner calm. To get started, help your Little One get comfortable. Lying down is a good way for kids to completely relax their active bodies. They might lie on their bed or on a beach towel in the grass. Tell them you’ll be reading them a story about a walk on the beach, and that they can close their eyes and imagine every detail without saying a word. This exercise will take about 5 minutes.
1. Yoga Mamas
All of the pretty things in the Yoga Mamas' retail boutique will be up to 60% off! We have a beautiful assortment of sweet baby items, luxurious bath and baby products, pretty style pieces and essentials for house and home. Everything will be a minimum 15% off. We have already started our holiday buying so need to make room in our boutique which also means specific collections we are looking to move out will be up to 60% off.
2. Ollie Jones
Stationed right here in Leslieville on Carlaw Avenue, Ollie Jones Clothing is all about comfort, while still being hip, fun and on trend. All fabrics are printed on 100% organic cotton. Each piece is designed, cut, sewn and packaged here in the east end by owner Cheryl and her amazing team. Shop their baby clothes sample sale at this year's Summer Shopping Social.
3. Mai Lin
Owned by lovely entrepreneur Marlissa Flint, Mai Lin Jewelry makes dainty silk bracelets with a focus on quality and craftsmanship. The reminder bracelet ties on the wrist with a double knot and stays fastened for every adventure that life has to offer. Made with 100% silk, the reminder bracelet is strong, durable, comfortable, and easy to wear. Each piece is inspired, designed, and handmade in Toronto, Canada. Find one that speaks to you at our Summer Shopping Social.
Encircled is a sustainable minimalist fashion brand, that is 100% made in Toronto, Canada. Many of the items by Encircled can be converted into multiple garments for versatility and sustainability purposes. Photographed here is The Chrysalis Cardi - One Cardigan, 8 ways to wear. This versatile piece is made for your everyday adventures and epic journeys abroad. Easily worn as a Dress, Cardigan, Tunic, Top and more. Find this item and so much more at the Summer Shopping Social.
5. Bebe Fete
Bébé Fête is a Canadian company that specializes in streetwear for babies and toddlers. Founded by Ivy Chen, all of Bébé Fête's garments are made locally, and their artwork is screen printed using eco-friendly methods. Shop trendy, graphic styles at the Summer Shopping Social.
6. Love Powered Co.
Inspired by the power of positive affirmations, Anna and Lindy created Love Powered Co. A Toronto based company on a mission to build confidence in our children, empower, inspire and motivate them through beautiful affirmation cards. These cards are a great way to engage your little ones in regular positive reflection. Find some inspiration at the Summer Shopping Social.
7. Shiny Soul Creations
Shiny Soul Creations was founded by two lovely ladies, who share their love for crystals and their associated healing properties. Victoria and Britt find bliss in creating crystal jewelry and seeking individuals around them who may also benefit from the energetic healing. Each bracelet is uniquely crafted in Canada and set with love. Find your piece of magic at the Summer Shopping Social.
Alday's Everyday Legging has become a maternity must-have. Their high quality products are light-weight, soft and made to stretch around a growing belly. They are breathable, versatile and durable. Each item is ethically produced from sustainable fabrics and made right here in Canada. Find this one of a kind maternity wear at the Summer Shopping Social.
9. Little White Sneakers
Inspired by their own fast growing children, co-founders and cousins Kara and Raegan created Little White Sneakers. They sell affordable, high-quality, new and like new children's fashion. Their collection includes high-end resale, local brands and sustainable fabrics. They also offer a way to get rid of your gently worn baby clothes and get a little something in return. Located in Mid-town Toronto. Support this beautiful brand and their solution to the fast-fashion problem at the Summer Shopping Social
10. Junior Foxes
Junior Foxes was born out of a desire to provide more fun and fashion in the lives of new parents. Created by the brilliant Milli Fox, these secure and multi-styled ring slings allow parents to be handsfree and versatile when carrying their little ones. Each ring sling is made from plant-based 100% linen and luxurious prints. Made in Canada. Add a fun printed ring sling to your baby bag at the Summer Shopping Social.
11. Alchemy Co.
Alchemy Co is a Canadian lifestyle brand by the lovely Joana Piexoto. They curates a distinct selection of beach, and everyday fashion for both women and children. Every item radiates casual elegance and distinctive style. Each product has been carefully sourced from brands around the world that are ethical, environmentally conscious, and support the growth and prosperity of their communities. 10% of their profits are donated to Canartchangetheworld.net helping disadvantaged children in Brazil.
If you're a new mama, or parent, who is looking for guidance, support, and tips on how to navigate the challenging journey of parenthood - then we invite you to join us at our New Parent 101 Workshop - at Toronto Yoga Mamas.
At the New Parent 101 Workshop you will attain valuable insights, recommendations, and knowledge on how to better navigate life as a new parent including: your changing relationships and identity, integrating your birth experience, and more.The workshop will provide the latest research, and personal growth processes, offering new parents powerful knowledge, dialogue, and art techniques to implement self-care into everyday life.
During the new parenthood journey you are in need of emotional, and spiritual, support more than ever and in this New Parent 101 Workshop you will get all the information you need to explore parenthood confidently.
Centrally located in Toronto's Leslieville area, The New Parent 101 Workshop is taught by DONA certified Birth and Postpartum Doula: Brittany Lyne Carriere.
To experience this workshop to its fullest we ask that you find childcare for your little human(s).
The New Parent 101 Workshop will be held Saturday, July 7th 2018 - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM - $70. Mama Pass Holders will receive 10% OFF.
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