Unboxing Beyond 2020
We are quickly approaching the most wonderful time of the year! And we are activating the magic of the holidays with an unboxing experience that will be sure to bring a smile to your face! It’s no doubt that the spirit of the holidays is enhanced with buying gifts for those you love, but it’s also a joyful reward (especially for getting through 2020) when you can actually “treat yourself” at the outset of the holidays… and for hundreds of members of our Atelier Community, this self-care action was done through a VIP ticket purchase!
The Atelier: Beyond 2020 broke new ground in providing not just one, but TWO curated deliveries to our VIP ticket holders, and today, we are going to take you through a guided tour of what exactly are in these glorious boxes of delight!
To actually get these beautiful boxes folded, organized and packed with love, we knew we had to work with a company who had this down to a science. And luckily, the dynamic team at Well.ca are well-versed in everything curated delivery, so we knew this important part of the Beyond 2020 experience were in good hands!
Over the past few months, we’ve had the pleasure of getting to know the team at Well.ca, a Canadian, female-run company, and we got to see first-hand how much care, attention and love goes into packing every single box that leaves the warehouse. NOt only did they pack these boxes to perfection, they also wanted to ensure that each attendee of Beyond 2020 were to receive a special discount for their next Well.ca experience. On your first order at Well.ca, you will receive $10 off your minimum $40 purchase, using the code ATELIERBOX10. Pardon us while we run to make our first order!
So, what exactly are in these gorgeous boxes? We’ve highlighted each and every item below so you can peruse and discover new and exciting products—over 60% of which are from small, female-run businesses!
This list also comes at a great time of the year—at the outset of holiday shopping when its never been more important to support small businesses. So we invite you to sit back and enjoy what could be one of the most fun “unboxing” and subsequent holiday gift guides of the year!
Custom co-branded Atelier Collective notebook
We first met this Winnipeg-based, female-owned small business through the Jillian Harris team when they dressed Team Jilly for our Toronto 2019 conference! We absolutely LOVE their style and stunning custom prints that they design in-house. This one will be found on the Mad Fall collection, launching this month!
375 ml bottle
While we originally loved them for their incredible bubbles, we’ve fallen far more deeply in love with Veuve Clicquot’s history of boldness, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit.
$50 Gift Card and Sparkle Pearl Hair Pin
We absolutely love everything that this brand, run by three sisters and their trailblazing mom, creates: from sustainable vegan handbags to gorgeous accessories and the comfiest masks around.
Coconut Cashew Bar & Kid’s Bar
Probiotics and a tasty on-the-go snack? Yes, please! We love how easy WELO makes it to optimize gut health by fitting more probiotics into our day.
Custom Atelier Collective scrunchie
These two sisters make the most fun, trend-forward hair accessories! We’re all about tossing our hair up the second we walk in the door (or get off a marathon of Zoom calls) and Lees & Alex’s scrunchies do wonders for our hair-up style game.
Lemon Aide All-Purpose Cleaner
Keeping our homes clean and germ free is of the utmost importance these days, and we love that Lemon Aide keeps things sparkly clean without the use of any harsh or toxic ingredients.
We’re not sure which we love more – the amazing fragrances of these gorgeous soap bars, or watching Candace, the ambitious entrepreneur behind SOAK, making them (we could watch her cut soap all day…sounds weird but check out her IG and you’ll be mesmerized)
We’ve always loved Elate’s vegan and cruelty free beauty products, and our passion has only grown since being introduced to their new LipColour Pencils! The colours are super flattering and easy to wear and stay on all day.
Granola Bar Mix
We have so much love for Made With Local and its founder, Sheena. This brand embodies conscious consumption – with local ingredients crafted into nourishing bars and mixes by locals in partnership with community groups and social enterprises in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
Radiance Powder & Coconut Collagen
Aura’s innovative products nourish your skin and beauty from within, using premium organic ingredients. We absolutely love Aura’s beauty blends, as well as their stunning, leave-on-the-counter-worthy packaging.
Gorgeous sweets that taste like our favourite cocktails? You don’t have to ask us twice! The brainchild of creative genius and founder Geisha, Lua creates the most stunning confections and is about to open its very own café in Fort Erie!
Las Rosas Blend Coffee
Our team at The Atelier is passionate about a great cup of coffee, and our passion grew exponentially when we learned that Balzac’s Las Rosas blend is sourced from a cooperative of women coffee roasters that prioritizes gender equality and allows women to take on leadership positions on coffee farms.
Kinda Cheesy Vegan Popcorn
NoochPOP gets its amazing flavour from a not-so-secret ingredient: nutritional yeast (aka nooch). Nooch is the savoury, creamy, key ingredient NoochPOP puts in all their popcorn to give it that yummy cheesy flavour while remaining dairy-free.
3 Variety Beeswax Food Wraps
Abeego food wrap keeps food alive for longer than ever imagined. This wrap works some serious kitchen magic–we love it for when we’re overly optimistic about a not-quite-ripe avocado. Wrap it in Abeego and it’ll be ripe and perfectly green in no time.
Chickapea has cracked the code on making healthier, chickpea-based pasta taste amazing. And we are all-in on their mission to create good for the world through nutritious, organic meal options and impactful social contributions!
My Hair. My Canvas. Airy Dry Balm & Texture Spray
We are long-time fans of Alterna’s vegan formulations, and are having the best hair days since introducing their new My Hair. My Canvas. line into our styling rituals.
The makers of our favourite go-to white wine make an equally amazing and easy-drinking rosé!
California Red + California White Canned Wine
Wine in a can that actually tastes amazing?! Stel+mar has pulled it off, and now we can make purse-wine a thing.
Dry Gin Soda
A cocktail that’s low in sugar, takes zero effort to create and won’t leave us feeling hungover the next day? SOLD!
$25 Gift Card
We absolutely love Evernew’s classic silhouettes, sparkling accessories and carefully crafted outerwear, and getting glam for the holidays feels even more special after a year spent in sweats and leggings.
Free Sustain Lipstick
We adore everything that Cheekbone creates, and have the utmost admiration for their commitment to true sustainability–from their super innovative, biodegradable packaging to sustainably-sourced ingredients.
Organic Sparkling Botanicals infused with Adaptogens
Our friends at Well.ca introduced us to Kite’s sparkling tea blends, which are infused with botanicals and adaptogens that help to build our resilience and help support us into a state of balance & well-being.
We are always reaching for these delicious chocolates to satisfy our after dinner sweet tooth. Plus, these dark chocolate and fruit bites pair perfectly with a glass of wine.
Another Well.ca find, we love that Acure has the mask for any skin concern, using only the highest quality ingredients. No parabens, sulfates, formaldehyde, paraffin, mineral oil or animal testing allowed!