It’s here! The holidays are extraordinary with our winter #editorsbox
The holidays are a joyous time with friends and family: meals are filling, reunions can be raucous and there will certainly be a festive pint… or two. The invite list is always long, so you have got to look your best–and, most importantly, feel your best. For our Extraordinary Man #editorsbox this winter, we have carefully assembled products that will help you win over the season with style.
Among the collection are items that prepare you to tackle the workday, the holiday party and beyond. They will ensure you’re in your best shape for family gatherings or a night out on the town with your closest. They represent the very best in homegrown style, insightful business sense and even international flavour, and are supplied by makers who share our dedication to crafting with purpose and intent.
Here's a look inside our winter #editorsbox. Subscribe now for our spring 2018 box so you don't miss out. There are great things coming in 2018...
1. BARBER & CO. Shave Oil, $22
Barber & Co.We admire this Vancouver company’s holistic approach. Barber & Co. shave oil is step one in the shaving process, hydrating and calming the skin prior to the intro of a sharp blade. Natural and vitamin-rich, this formula blends key carrier oils (avocado and grape seed among them) with an essential oil blend scent of basil leaf, clove bud and more. The result? A shave that is smooth and invigorating.
2. WOLF CLOTHING CO. Marquise Socks, $14
Wolf Clothing Co.In our Founders Box, we introduced you to a Vancouver-based favourite, Wolf Clothing Co. The response was so positive, we asked for more. They delivered... with a striking diamond pattern. And, clearly, we were sold. The Marquise sock showcases a sophisticated print with two complementary colours in addition to the familiar 176-needle count and hand-linking process to subtly connect the toe to the rest of the sock with comfort in mind.
3. SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL Moscow Mule Mugs, $40
These hammered, copper-coloured stainless steel Moscow Mule mugs are truly an iconic way to serve the refreshing summer sip known as the Moscow Mule, but the classic design lends itself to warm winter beverages too. Try a bourbon apple cider or a mulled spiced wine. Just remember to wash by hand and dry immediately after use.
4. VITALITY Relax+ Herbal Aid, $15
VitalityVitality, a supplement purveyor headquartered in Vancouver’s downtown core, has your holiday ease in mind. You read that right. We said holiday ease. Their Relax+ is an effective herbal aid that relieves tight muscles in the legs, shoulders, neck and jaw while gently calming your mind. Take during the day, as work winds down for the holidays, or at night, to lull you into a long winter’s nap by reducing restlessness and encouraging a more restorative sleep.
5. DOMENICA FIORE Olio Veritas Olive Oil, $22
Domenica FioreNeed to hand a culinary-inclined host a versatile gift? Domenica Fiore’s organic extra virgin olive oil is an exceptional choice. Its fruity, medium-intensity Olio Veritas is hand harvested, cold-pressed and—ahem—took home gold honours this year in Beijing, Palermo, New York and Tokyo. That’s on top of its many 2016 wins. Consider it the keener of culinary ingredients.
6. CLEAR THE MIND FOR SUCCESS: LEARNING MEDITATION FOR BUSINESS by Brad J. Liski, $20
Written by a homegrown Canadian talent, this novel utilizes the narrative tale of a high-stress exec to espouse the power and potential of meditation–in business and life. Like the holidays themselves, it combines both humour and revelation to manifest calm. And we could all use a little more of that this season.
7. AVVENTURA OUTDOORS Flashlight, $29
Being prepared during the dark months doesn’t just extend to your skills in the kitchen and your skincare routine. With winter storms forecast across the country, it’s best to stock up on supplies that prep you for a few surprises too. This amazingly durable, tactical-style flashlight is one of our favourites. With up to 1,200 lumens total power, field-width settings and three power levels—plus strobe and SOS mode—this is a great safety bet for the car or the home. (3 AAA or one 18650 rechargeable lithium, not included.)