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      Women-Owned Businesses

      Women-Owned Businesses

      This Mother's Day we’re shining a spotlight on a few of our favourite women-owned businesses.

      Zvelle luxury shoes and accessories

      Snapdragon Designs, cashmere, resort wear, global finds

      Hopson Grace tableware, weddings, dinner

      Suetables, personalized jewelry, hand stamped jewelry, megan markle

      Graydon Skincare, natural skincare, plant based

       Wengage social connecting app for women

       Jacaranda Tree, vintage finds, homewares, tableware

      Sip of the Month: Rosemary Gin Fizz

      Sip of the Month: Rosemary Gin Fizz

      Yes please, I think I'll have another... is what you'll be saying after a sip of this Rosemary Gin Fizz Cocktail. Gin, lemon, club soda and a rosemary infused simple-syrup make up this delicious drink. Raise your glass to all of the exceptional women in your life this Mother's Day.

      ROSEMARY GIN FIZZ COCKTAIL
      Serves 1 + 1 cup of rosemary simple syrup


      INGREDIENTS
      2 ounces (1/4 cup) gin

      1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) fresh lemon juice

      1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) rosemary simple syrup (recipe below)

      3 ounces (1/3 cup) club soda

      1 lemon slice, for glass

      1 rosemary sprig, for glass

      ROSEMARY SIMPLE SYRUP

      1/2 cup sugar

      1/2 cup water

      1 rosemary sprig


      DIRECTIONS
      Cocktail: Shake gin, lemon juice and rosemary simple syrup in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Strain into a glass filled with ice. Add club soda. Garnish with lemon slice and rosemary sprig.

      Rosemary Simple Syrup: Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan then bring to a boil. Cook, while stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Remove pan from the heat, add rosemary, and then let steep for 1 hour. Discard the rosemary sprig.

      Tips: For multiple servings, stir gin, lemon juice, and the rosemary simple syrup in a pitcher. Refrigerate. When ready to serve, divide between glasses filled with ice, add club soda then garnish with lemon slices and rosemary sprigs.

       

      Recipe and photo via Inspired Taste

      Playlist: Mother's Day Mixtape

      Playlist: Mother's Day Mixtape

      A mixtape filled with songs to make your Mother's Day groovy, nostalgic and slightly sentimental.


      Playlist: Mother's Day Mixtape
      1. Another Day –  Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney
      2. Where You Lead – Carole King
      3. Make Your Own Kind Of Music – Cass Elliot
      4. Love You – The Free Design
      5. These Days – Rudimental, Jess Glynne, Macklemore, Dan Caplen
      6. Take Your Mama – Scissor Sisters
      7. Groove Me – King Floyd
      8. Golden Years – David Bowie
      9. Everything Now – Arcade Fire
      10. A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You  – The Monkees
      11. I'll Take You There  – The Staple Singers
      12. Genius of Love – Tom Tom Club
      13. In My Life – The Beatles
      14. Coat Of Many Colors – Dolly Parton

      Listen on Spotify

      Sale: $40 Off the Sousa Top in RED

      Sousa Sale

      The perfect shade of red. Shop the Sousa Top in RED and get $40 off. This is our bestselling top for a good reason... it's incredibly stylish yet deceptively comfortable.

      Use Code: RED40
      Available now until midnight PST on February 14, 2021.

      Sale Sousa Top

      Playlist: Only Love

      Playlist: Only Love

      Happy-go-lucky, feel good tunes about... love.

      Only Love
      1. Only Love – Ben Howard
      2. Crazy Love –– Audra Mae
      3. Shallow –– Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper
      4. Sweet Pea –– Amos Lee
      5. You Are the Best Thing –– Ray LaMontagne
      6. When We Were Young
       –– Lucy Schwartz
      7. This Year's Love –– David Grey
      8. Life Is Better With You –– Michael Franti and Spearhead
      9. Coming Home –– Leon Bridges

      Listen on Spotify

      Sip of the Month: Bramble Cocktail

      Sip of the Month: Bramble Cocktail

      A favourite all year round, however, the lovely violet colour of the Bramble is perfect for Valentine's too! This classic gin cocktail is refreshing with lemon juice, simple syrup, Crème de Mûre (blackberry liquor) and crushed ice. 

      Bramble Cocktail
      Bramble Cocktail
      Serves 2

      INGREDIENTS
      100 ml | 3  ½ fl oz  (scant  ½ cup) gin  
      50 ml | 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
      2 tsp simple syrup or more, to taste
      2 ½ tsp Cr ème de Mure (or Cassis)
      fresh blackberries or lemon peel to garnish
      crushed ice

      METHOD
      Fill a rocks glass with crushed ice.
      Put all the ingredients except for the Crème de Mure in a cocktail shaker half filled with ice.
      Shake hard for about ten seconds then strain into the glass.
      Drizzle the Crème de Mure over the drink – it will stain your cocktail a beautiful colour – and garnish with fresh blackberries or some lemon peel.



      Recipe and photo via Super Golden Bakes