“A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.”
— James Dent
One of my favourite subscriptions for a few years now is Hygge in a Box, a quarterly lifestyle and wellness box curated with a thoughtful collection of Canadian-made products and ideas to enjoy hygge moments with the seasons. It’s available in small and large sizes as a quarterly subscription or by-the-box and ships from Manitoba across Canada and the US. Here’s a look at the latest edition, the Summer Hygge Box (large version).
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Hi, hello! I hope you’ve been well! We’ve reached peak summer here in Ottawa in terms of heat (so hot! 🥵) and construction but I’m in no hurry to see it go. Okay maybe the heat, but the construction can stay if it means they’re making progress on the LRT. I still have so many great summer books to read, including May’s Sweet Reads pick, which the co. was kind enough to hold onto for me ’til we settled a bit after our move. It’s “Every Summer After” by Carley Fortune, and from everything I’ve seen and heard it’s the book of the summer. Sweet Reads curated a fantastic box around the story and I’ve got it here for you today. A limited quantity are still available to order, so if you like what you see snap it up! (That link will take you to the single box, but you can also buy it with the “Lessons in Chemistry” box and save some $ at the same time.)
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When we were at IKEA on the weekend I saw a giant outdoor chair in the As-Is section that would be so comfy to curl up in outside with a book. But there was no convincing my fella. “You don’t sit outside,” he said. “Because I don’t have this chair!” I replied, sinking into the thick white cushions with a smile. Yes I’m an indoor cat through and through but the right products can make all the difference. I mean, I’ll still choose shade over a sunny patch (the sun! it burns! 🥵) but give me a comfy chair and a great sunscreen (and a cold Diet Pepsi) and I’ll enjoy myself a heck of a lot more. Speaking of sunscreen, today’s box has a great one and more besides. It’s Beachly Beauty Box, a quarterly subscription that delivers 4 to 6 beach-inspired, clean and cruelty-free beauty products worth more than $75 USD. The summer box is curated to keep your skin protected, hydrated and glowing all season long. Here’s a look.
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