The first unboxing of the year is from Vancity Box; one of my goals/resolutions for this new year is to shop less so it’s nice to have a monthly curated box of Vancouver’s own brands in a box delivered to my doorstep. It’s like shopping for those $5 mystery bags that I used to get from Ardene, ahhh the good old days.
January’s box starts off the new year with a mix of stationary, clothing, food, and body care. One of my plans for this year was to eat healthier; gotta cut those mochas and stop collecting Starbucks stars (I’m already a gold until 2017 dammit!) Victoria Senges Design’s ‘The Weekly Meal Plan & Market List Notepad“ has 52 pages to plan out a week’s worth of meals. It has a magnet on the back to be stuck on the fridge. Here’s to consuming more veggies and less sugar!
I always carry a small notebook with me and the Travelers Notebook from Ashley Caitlin Crafts is a easy to carry notebook with a cute design. Ever since I went to Rocky Mountain Soap for their Christmas preview last year, I kind of got hooked onto handmade soaps. Sea Luxe’s Carpe Diem Handmade Soap is made in Canada and contains ingredients such as coconut and safflower oil.
Ahh, and there’s a pack of coffee beans (air roasted in Vancouver!) from Goliath Coffee. It has chocolate notes and hints of currants. The scent is already wafting out of the bag and it smells so fragrant. It’s neat to see that they wrote down the roasting date, time, and temperature. I have never actually done the whole coffee bean thing at home (my dad does, though!) so got to see when I got to consume these by! Also, 5% of coffee sales goes towards a grassroots conservation project in Cameroon.
Wolf Clothing Co makes some really stylish socks (a post to come on them soon) and they launched during winter last year. I passed them down to my dad already, as they are men’s socks, and they are the most colourful things I’ve seen on his feet for years. The Westpoint Naturals Super Berries Fruit Mix is going to push me in the right direction to healthy snacking! *what should I do with all the candy I got from Hong Kong?!*
This month’s box has a mix of lifestyle items that Vancity Box put together for January! I can see there’s a bunch of things us Vancouverites love; coffee, socks for the freezing weather, artisan products, and a push to a healthy diet (whereas December’s box was filled with sweets mmm.)
Vancity Box is available to residents of British Columbia at the cost of $49.95/month.
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