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PRESENTS

TO SHOPPING LOCAL

YO U R G U I D E

SPRING 2021


A NOTE FROM PICKS & GIGGLES CREATIVE DIRECTOR,

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WELCOME

It is my immense privilege to bring you our second fully interactive Unboxed magazine! When I was a kid, I loved flipping through the Sears wishbook or the Toys R Us catalogue. You probably did

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I am so thankful to everyone who has made this vision a reality while maneuvering COVID restrictions, and to all of you for believing in this new way of supporting local.

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We are rooted in community


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The Urbn Mrkt Picks & Social Hall will offer a collection of distinctive and diverse businesses offering the finest food and handmade products from across Ontario.

This is not your average grocery store; this is an experience! Where one can shop the regions’ finest foods, load up on

Our goal is to create a space for business, neighbours and customers to come together around the culture of food and love of shopping local. We are passionate about supporting

artisanal products and fresh produce

the community, and local food and

all in a comfortable and inviting

artisan businesses from all over

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Ontario. We want to be a source of great products that everyone can enjoy! We are rooted in community!

Urbn Mrkt Picks & Social Hall is a collaboration of talented local entrepreneurs—makers of everything from baked goods to fresh produce, to cold pressed juices—coming together in Durham Region. These creators and entrepreneurs strengthen our local economy and our communities, that contribute so much to Durham’s independent and innovative culture. “In a country full of 'cookie-cutter' cities, where every city has the same franchises, box stores, and entertainment, we wanted to create something that would break the mold and help showcase and support wonderful local entrepreneurs, which in turn will help revitalize our local economy.” Melinda Lemay


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[

ACCESSORIES

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BATH + BODY

Mandi Mugginz | 16

Tej Essentials | 37

Fetching Bow Ties by Larry | 17

Bath Bomb Chick | 38

Maple Rose | 18

Pink Soapworks | 40

Whitetail Woodworking | 19

JOA B&B | 41

The Gift Library | 20

Lubu | 42

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Phaws Boutique | 21 Little Squirrel Co. | 21

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Cute Tees | 22 Kaiter Clothing | 23 Customly Wrapped Creations | 24 Little Lush Boutique | 25

BOOKS + STATIONERY Friendly Fables | 43 Honeycake Books | 44 The Pretty Pink Studio | 45 Speak Life Badges | 46 Under the Stairs | 47 Cape Rose | 48

Nado Apparel | 26 Sexy & Jax | 28 Glitter Glamm Crafts | 30 Happiness Is… | 32 Ponchies | 34 House on the Rock | 36 Oak & Elm Handmade | 36 Sarita Baby Handmade | 37

[ FOOD + DRINK ] WhyNotWine | 49 Figswithfriends | 50 The Nutty Chocolatier | 52 The Empanada Shoppe | 55 Portobello Road | 55

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[ HEALTH

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JEWELLERY

Keepfit Women | 56

Freckle Face | 82

Veda Yoga + Wellness | 58

Shantiques Mini Creations | 84

Roots 2 Rise | 60

Citrus | 85

Dr. Lynne | 62

Olive Cedar | 86

Rise Wellness Collective | 62

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Sweet Peas | 87 Leanne Steiner | 88

SOKO Home | 63

A Girl + Her Lashes | 88

Chez Fleur | 64

Jen Barnett - Virtual Assistant | 89

Market Candle Co. | 66

Brockhedge Investment Group | 90

Turning Timber | 68

Lev 2 - Master Carpentry & Millwork | 92

Carli D Collective | 68

Durham Tourism | 94

Moon Child Creative | 69

Brand Ambition | 96

Foreversonflowers&more | 70

Creative Realty | 98

Glow Kiddo Glow | 70 Hydrated Leaf | 71 ELM Market | 72 Lasered Expressions | 72 Lines by Lacey | 73 The Crafty FBI | 74 Veronica’s Glass Creations | 74 Funky Upbeat Designs | 75 Kottonsea | 76 Floral Row | 77 Words on Wood | 78

[ TOYS ] The Elf Shop | 98 Little Rae Goods | 99 Of The North | 101 Big Red Sensory Play | 101


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Hi I’m Fran! The face behind The Hungry Homemaker Blog I’m also a stay at home mom to Emilia and Frankie.

You can usually find me in the kitchen, either preparing snacks for the kids (are they ever not hungry??) Trying out a new

On my blog and Instagram page, I share quick and delicious recipes, craft ideas and stories from our everyday lives. Seeing people recreating my recipes and enjoying

recipe, or sneaking sweet treats

them with their families means the

when the kids aren't looking!

world to me!

I’ve also loved sharing our real lives and everyday moments, not just the sugar coated, pretty pictures that you normally see on Instagram. When I can connect with others who can relate to the chaos that goes on around here, It makes me feel so much better knowing I'm not alone on this motherhood journey!


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Matt is a mixed-media and spray-paint artist born and raised just outside of Toronto, ON.

In his youth, Matt struggled with and overcame addiction and alcoholism. Such experiences require some form of emotional

to keep pushing boundaries and exploring new ways of expressing himself. He believes that the experience of art can be swayed by even the little things; as such, every

outlet, and for Matt, painting is it.

colour and texture found within his

Each of his paintings tells a story,

paintings represents another layer of

whether directly his own or through

emotion that went into creating each

the eyes of another subject. Matt

work.

works predominantly with mixedmedia as he finds that it allows him


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To create his images, Matt works with

Matt’s large-scale goal is to spread

has faced some form of trauma or

multiple models and photographers

his message throughout the world:

life difficulty and overcome it. It is a

around the world. His artistic toolbox

“There is always beauty to be found

modern-day reminder not to judge a

ranges from photography and digital

in the dark corners of life.” His

book by its cover.

drawings to spray painted portraits

paintings depict the juxtaposition

and custom murals.

of beauty and resilience in the face of struggle. Each of Matt’s subjects

Matt’s style is heavily influenced by his past in tattooing and graffiti. As such, his style can be explained as taking street art, cleaning it up a bit, and bringing it indoors. It is a meeting of raw experience and raw emotion, thoughtfully processed and translated onto the canvas.

There is always beauty to be found in the dark corners of life.

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At Fetching Bow Ties by Larry, we offer a huge assortment of sophisticated, stylish, playful patterns and neckwear styles for every PUPular occasion.

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Maple Rose Leather is a boutique that

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handmakes leather accessories just for you. We handpick leathers that add to your experience.

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I create one-of-a-kind, sustainable food safe kitchen items, which are hand burned with high quality and locally sourced finishes.

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The Gift Library is a gift boutique that specializes in an assortment of merchandise like personalized apparel, drinkware and home accents.

Prices start from $15

Local businesses generate 70 percent more local economic activity per square foot than big box retail stores.

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Phaw’s Boutique will quickly become your

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Celebrating a special moment and not

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sure what to give as a gift? Leave it to us! With Cute.Tees on your side, your creativity is at your fingertips.

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Nado is a family owned and operated Canadian company located in an historical building in the heart of Bowmanville. Our mission is to enhance women’s confidence and to empower women to love who they are

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Nado is dedicated to introduce modern and

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We are a mother (Jax) and daughter (Jexy) business with a combined passion to create beautiful Canadian made garments that are classic and flattering to women of all ages. Our collections are made with natural and sustainable fabrics. We have been

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Every collection consists of simple, versatile, well-engineered, functional garments. Fabrics are selected thoughtfully so they are suitable for wear through each season.

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collection to directly support women & mothers across Canada.

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GlitterGlammCrafts Apparel & Co. creates

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high-end affordable clothing for women & families. Our shop is always open for customization's for any of your life’s special moments.

Mom Gear We offer a variety of fun apparel just for Moms! We occasionally offer gift

local businesses to help support them as well. All of our apparel is handmade with love. Hats | $30.00 T-shirts | $30.00

Our Apparel We are constantly designing new and exciting apparel & accessories for you to love. You will also be able to customize your item the way you want on our website. Crewneck Sweaters $45.00 Hoodies $50.00

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Welcome to the world of Friendly Fables! Created by Lexy The Rap Dad from Ajax, Ontario.

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Denise Foley, professional illustrator

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collection of stationery and home décor.

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together that they affectionately called The

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For every dollar spent at a local business, about $.80 stays in the community —

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cards and prints


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Why Not Wine Box curates small batch wines

delivers them to your doorstep.

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from independent Ontario Wineries and

Sip, Sip Hooray!

Bottle Shop We offer a rotating selection of specially curated local wines. You can purchase Cocktail Hour in a Box. All wine comes gift boxed and includes an option for a personalized card. Wine Only $35 per bottle Cocktail Hour in a box $50

Wine Club Join our growing community of local Wine Lovers and let’s discover Ontario Wine Country together! We deliver you a special bottle every month featuring different regions and varietals. We have members only events, a loyalty points program and so much more. 1 bottle per month membership $35 monthly 2 bottle per month membership $65 monthly

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them on their own, or in our signature


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Kaitlyn is a former corporate chick turned Cheese Executive Officer of figswithfriends. She is a passionate entrepreneur who recently transitioned full-time into her biz to allow her love for food and experimenting with flavour combinations to provide Durham Region with the unique & luxurious

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signature grazing boxes,

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Bring luxury to your living room with our

boards, and tables.

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Handcrafted grazing for 2 people, your perfect date night box!

Indulge Box $105 Our largest box that is handcrafted grazing for 6-10 people.

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We offer the finest, richest Belgian chocolate, truffles

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Love where you live —

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Buy Less. Choose Well. Make it Last. —

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HEALTH + FITNESS

Meet Jeenie, the Founder and Head Trainer at KeepFit Women. Jeenie and her team of powerhouse coaches are on a mission to help womxn crush their health and fitness goals. KFW mixes super effective and fun workouts and nutrition education with mindset practices, group accountability and

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community motivation and support.

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KeepFit Women offers a variety of award

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Welcome, let's take a breath together. My name is Sophie and my yoga journey began over a decade ago when I needed to relieve back pain. We opened Veda to create a space where everyone felt welcome. We guide the most beautiful in person classes, and now offer live streamed classes, on demand

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classes, and nutritious meal plans.

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Virtual Veda is our on demand platform of yoga and meditation classes. Giving you access to well over 100

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classes, on your schedule. Start your morning with an energy building class, a midday stretch, or even wrap up a tiresome day with a relaxing meditation.

Weekly Meal Plan Both our Virtual Veda and Unlimited Memberships include a weekly meal

Nutritious, delicious, and easy to cook recipes are delivered straight to your inbox every week.

Membership Options VIRTUAL VEDA | $ 19 .99 (BI-WEEKLY) On demand access to pre recorded classes + meal plans

NEW CLIENT MEMBERSHIP | $45 Access to in person, live streamed, on demand classes + meal plan for your first 30 days ($140 value)

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plan created by our holistic nutritionist.


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HEALTH + FITNESS

We’ve had our own bumps in the road; back & knee injuries, serious ankle sprains, flat feet & plantar fasciitis, severe neck seizes, & shoulder tears. Establishing a proper movement & stretch regime has been vital in eliminating or significantly reducing our pain. We want the same for you.

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SUPERCHARGE IV | $140 To help you hit the ground running and power through the week all while keeping you feeling revitalized.

HAPPY MAMA IV | $145 Feeling tired, burned out or on your

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HEALTH & FITNESS

Hi! We are Nadia & Jillian, Co-founders of Rise Wellness Collective. It's an honour to support your wellness journey! Using various energy healing modalities such as Yoga, Reiki, and Meditation, we can help guide you home to harmony. SELF-GUIDED DIGITAL WORKSHOPS - $11.11 YOGA CLASSES - $11.30 MONTHLY WORKSHOPS - $33 PRIVATE HEALING/YOGA - $55 & UP RETREATS - $88

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way there? Restore your energy with B vitamins and a host of nutrients to support your energy levels.


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Modern indoor house planters (with real plants) for every lighting environment. We'll help you find the perfect plant for your space.

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purifiers and are drought tolerant.

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These whimsical and simply worded affirmation decks and 8x10 prints are for the young and young at heart.

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where you will find handmade

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LASEREDEXPRESSIONS.COM

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Lines by Lacey channels sarcasm, humor

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for your home or


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Every time you spend money, you are casting a vote for the kind of world you want. —

ANNA LAPPE


We miss our regular customers, who over the years have come to feel like friends.


FEATURE

Words on Wood has been a vibrant downtown Whitby shop for more than 6 years. Though the store features hundreds of home decor items, its workshops have been the foundation of what has made this business special to so many clients.

Angela Evelyn, the owner of Words on Wood, shared her experience with the lockdowns and Covid restrictions, claiming that the temporary shut

miss our regular customers, who

down of the store was heartbreaking.

over the years have come to feel like friends."

"Workshops are really what we love. We love interacting with customers

The Words on Wood website

in person. We had so much support

has become a place where clients

when we had to switch to online sales

can still hunt for the perfect item.

and we are so grateful for that. But

They can discover a decor piece that

soon as things open back up, Angela

online can't replace the face to face.

captures a unique mood or puts a

says: "We'll be there! We can't wait

We miss having the store echoing

finishing touch on a

to welcome our customers back and

with people laughing and escaping

design aesthetic.

reconnect.

for an afternoon or an evening out. It's fun helping customers find the perfect pieces, and of course, we

So stayed tuned!" But not to worry, new workshops are waiting in the wings, and


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Handmade. Hand lettered. Hand painted. Custom and ready-made signs and home decor.

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At Freckle Face Jewellery, it is my goal is to provide

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you with high quality, affordable fashion jewels that I hope make you feel BeYOUtiful every time you wear them and remind you

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of how amazing you are. XOXO

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Shantiques Mini Creations uses their love for creating to make various accessories

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CAMBRIDGE, ON

for little humans.

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Bespoke jewellery mementos for your bespoke

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Handmade sterling silver jewellery that

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captures the essence of nature through crisp designs, intended to weather through the seasons.

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FEE | $350 Our in-home and virtual consultations are ideal for gaining the one-on-one guidance needed to decorate your space with confidence. Leanne will address design needs specific to your space, offering ideas, suggestions, and direction for your project.

Natalie Harroch-Harper is a professional Lash Artist, Educator and Founder of a girl + her lashes. Her jam is elevating women's confidence and their natural lash lines with Luxury Lash Lift & Tint Treatments. Experience the comfort and privacy of her one-onone studio in Whitby Shores. SERVICES

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Jen, your go to girl to grow and evolve your business.

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As a Virtual Assistant I work with you behind the scenes supporting your growth and helping to manage your brand.

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We embrace our community ties and reinforce our local partnerships whenever possible


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B.I.G has over 30yrs of combined construction experience tailored to commercial and residential projects. We have inhouse and subcontracted ability to design, build and manage your projects from foundation pour to final inspection.

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Our ownership, management, and employees


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Introduction to our Valiant line came in March of 2021, a locally manufactured, affordable line of cabinetry that makes designing your dream spaces a reality.

This product starts at $85 a linear foot and is available delivered to your door in 3-6 weeks with two door styles, five colour

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Durham Tourism celebrates and promotes all that Durham Region has to offer!

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When we spoke with Melinda about creating Unboxed, we were so excited. So many of our clients have been negatively impacted by the pandemic, and we loved the idea of finding a new way to connect these businesses with their marketplace. We hope that you all find new and creative ways to engage with your communities and that you consider small businesses whenever possible.

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At Brand Ambition, we help businesses who are ready to become BRANDS.

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Offering a full service Real Estate experience throughout Durham Region.

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Canadian, handmade early childhood materials, designed to promote play learning experiences.

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Little Rae Goods is a small Canadian mama-owned distributor and retailer of natural

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toys based in Ontario.

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Local Business generates 70 percent more local economic activity per square foot than big box retail stores.


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sensory activities that


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