By: Silvana Longo
Wuxly Makes a Splash
Wuxly, the sustainable Canadian outwear brand, entered the rainwear category this spring with the launch of their first-ever rainwear collection. Known for naming their pieces after popular Toronto Neighbourhoods, meet the new Riverside Trench. Whether you’re hiking, padding or just singing in the rain, the new Tri-Seasonal Tech Shell offers a shield against the elements with an extra layer of warmth when you need it. Upholding their commitment to the best and equitable practices that uplift the planet and its people, Wuxly’s Tech Shell exterior is made from 100-percent recycled polyester from post-consumer bottles and the interior liner is 42-percent recycled polyester.
Come On, Get Happy
What makes our lives meaningful and rewarding? The answer to this age-old question is revealed in the latest book that compiles the longest scientific study of happiness ever conducted. Backed by extraordinary research from Harvard Study of Adult Development and packed with actionable advice, The Good Life (by Dr.Robert Waldinger and Marc Schulz) shows us how we can make our lives happier and more meaningful through our connections to others. It turns out that the strength of our relationships can predict the healthier of both our bodies and brains as we go through life. Relationships in all their forms – friendships, romantic partnerships, book club members, you name it – all contribute to a happier, healthier life.
Pretty & Playful in the Kitchen
Hibiscus, a vivid shade of fuchsia with a matte finish, was selected by KitchenAid as its 2023 Colour of the Year. With this fabulous selection, the brand continues to spark inspiration and used its Colour of the Year pick to comment on global trends and culture while inspiring those in the kitchen. Hibiscus is right on the pulse of colour and temperature this year – Pantone chose Viva Magenta and Benjamin Moore selected Raspberry Blush. We also love the shade, and KitchenAid’s Artisan stand mixer and blender are pretty pieces that would look fabulous on any countertop.
Get Into the Groove
Got a sweet tooth? Groove Chocolate founder Rebecca Grima launched the sustainably sourced gluten-free brand in November 2020. “I was inspired to start Groove because I believe if you are going to eat chocolate, you should eat amazing chocolate!” Equating the chocolate-eating experience with feelings of joy, Grima decided Groove was going to let you indulge with a premium Belgian chocolate made in Canada with natural ingredients, less sugar and no preservatives. Grima’s delectable bars currently come in five flavours: milk chocolate, dark chocolate, dark chocolate sea salt, milk chocolate infused with orange and peanut butter milk chocolate – our favourite so far.