A great way to lower your environmental footprint and care for the earth is to support green beauty companies and products. There are many downtown businesses to help you with this goal, from hair care to beauty salons and beyond. Remember that supporting local businesses is another fantastic way to be more sustainable too! Since April is Earth Month, when is a better time to explore new, sustainable self-care options?
Buying less packaging and reducing your single-use plastic consumption is a fantastic way to support the environment and minimize your plastic footprint. For Earth Month, we want to help you find easy ways to live more sustainably. So we have put together some suggestions and ideas for reducing your use of plastics.
April is Earth Month! We talked to Sadie at The Sustainable Fox, a company specializing in advising and consulting on sustainability plans and habits, and asked her some questions about what sustainability looks like and how to have a more sustainable lifestyle. She had some great advice and suggestions for where to start and how to look at sustainable living in Victoria.
Throughout March, we featured many of the women-owned downtown businesses here on our blog with the goal of acknowledging and celebrating them and their achievements. They help make our city and our community special. With the month coming to an end, we wanted to collect all these features into one place and applaud them one more time! And they are not the only ones! All of the fantastic businesses downtown need our support to be able to remain open, even tagging businesses on social media is a great and easy way to lend our support!
Are you looking to brighten someone's day with flowers? Brown's the Florist has everything you need to bring some life and colour to any room! They have a beautiful assortment of cut and potted flowers for you to choose from, in all of their three locations. Since March is Women's History Month, we want to help support the fabulous women entrepreneurs in the downtown core, including Brown's the Florist's wonderful owner, Natasha!
Is it time for a haircut? Do you want to try a new colour, new style, new length? Head down to Barber and Fritz and Ila and her team of fantastic stylists will help you achieve your hair goals! They also sell Barber and Fritz brand hair products from the Johnson Street salon. As March is Women's History Month, let's all take some time to appreciate the women who make our community so special, including the wonderful entrepreneurs downtown!
Are you looking to treat yourself to some rest and relaxation? Is it time for a spa day? Sapphire Day Spa, on View Street, would love to help you relax and feel good with their services rooted in mindfulness and self-care. As part of Women's History Month, the spa's owner, Heidi, shares her story. Let's all take some time to appreciate the women in our lives and in our community!
March Break is coming! If you're looking for a great way to spend time with family, it's time to take a staycation! Re-discover downtown Victoria together, relax, recharge. What could be better? Let's support local businesses this spring break too!
Is it time for a little personal pampering? Do you want to refresh your look? Why not try a new hairstyle, or freshen up an old favourite? Check out our list of some of the fantastic hair salons downtown! With the pandemic still a part of our lives, small businesses, such as our downtown hair stylists and salons, need our help to stay open and survive the financial difficulties of our present circumstances.
With a new year starting, we look to the future and make new goals for ourselves. For the month of January, we created blog posts to help you succeed at your New Year's Resolutions, while also supporting local downtown businesses. It's a win-win! Now, we've put together a master list to help with all your goals for 2021!