Its officially Spring and as the days get longer and brighter there is both optimism and trepidation in the air as we continue to navigate our pandemic lives. The Ooh La La Box was not part of my plan for 2020 but I now regard is at a pandemic plus, an idea that came to be because of the times we were living in.
This is our fourth Ooh La La Box and completes our first year of seasonal subscription boxes! Each box has represented the season and brought a selection of products different from the last. With your support, we have been able to partner with 48 different makers all from BC.
This season, in addition to bringing items for your home and for you in this box you will see a daisy theme. I am a little daisy crazy, white gerberas are my favourite. White daisies were my mom’s favourite flower too. I love daisies because of their simple cheerful beauty, and because they remind me of her.
Once again we are bringing you eight fabulous items and this time three of the them are exclusive to this box and were made in collaboration with the makers. It’s been a privilege and a joy to work with such amazing makers this past year, curate these boxes, and send them to you. Thank you for subscribing!
Creator, Ooh La La Box
Owner, Out of Hand Modern Market
Here is a list of the items in our Spring Ooh La La Box
Daisy Pillow Cover by Emma Pyle Art and Studio on Tenth
Victoria www.studioontenth.com Value: $30
This item is where this box began. As I said in the intro I am a little daisy crazy. I reached out to Emma Pyle and her mom Andrea, a mother daughter maker duo, to create an exclusive daisy design for this box. The daisy that Emma painted is so beautiful. I think it’s perfect! It’s printed on a linen pillow cover by Andrea to add some flower power to your home. It’s a standard size pillow cover that fits an 18” insert.
White Planter by Kay Ceramic and Design
Uclulet www.kayceramics.com Value: $34.00
I find there is much beauty in simple white well-made items. This soft white planter with its contemporary design by Karla Strickland is just that. Perfect for a 4” plant, mine holds a sweet little succulent. It sits on my kitchen windowsill and I love it. Kay’s work reflects the colours and textures that surround her home in the Uclulet and Tofino area.
Daisy Chain Luxury Moon Cake by RavenSong Soap and Candle
Campbell River www.ravensongsoap.com Value: $7.50
Throw your hair up in your new scrunchie, draw yourself a bath and set this exclusive Daisy Chain Moon Cake in the water. Watch the hypnotizing cloud of colour as it unfurls in your bath radiating skin loving oils and a lovely scent. Created by award winning soap maker Valerie Lamirande this moon cake design was inspired by our daisy pillow cover with fresh spring scents. Enjoy some relaxing time to yourself with this little gem.
Silver Charm Bracelet by Shi Studio
Victoria www.shistudio.com Value: $79
I have been wearing pendants by Shi Studio for years. Luscious silks fused with shining glass pendants and charms are owner and designer Cory Judge’s signature creations. This simple but elegant silver bracelet was an exclusive collaboration for our Spring Ooh La La Box. The silk in this bracelet features simple white spring blossoms. So pretty
Moss Scrunchie by sloane west supply
Cowichan Bay www.sloanewestsupply.com Value:$10
Made with the principles of slow fashion and sustainability in mind, this scrunchie is a favourite for those that scrunchies are a must have item of survival and style. Katie Royce designs clothing for children and adults, one of the great things about her scrunchies are that they are made from the leftover fabric from her clothing line so that no piece goes to waste.
Heart Chocolate from Denman Island Chocolates
Denman Island www.denmanislandchocolate.com Value: $3
What’s better than handmade organic dark chocolate? Handmade dark chocolate that is heart shaped! This little piece of goodness is from Daniel and Annika at Denman Island Chocolate. Made in their factory overlooking the ocean and mountains, Daniel and Annika create a delectable line of chocolate with a variety of flavours
Collagen from Good Life Juice
Nanaimo www.goodlifejuice.com Value: $49.99
So many people swear by collagen in terms of improving their skin, hair and nails but the benefits go beyond that as Andrea Dershin of Good Life Juice outlines in her blog about Collagen.
Bergamot Liquid Soap from Steele & Co.
Victoria www.steeleandco.ca Value: $15
We have all spent months diligently washing our hands many times per day. My hands are looking a little worse for wear and I wanted to treat them to a soap that was would be kinder on them and made with quality ingredients. This premium soap made by Michelle Roberts is certified organic, it is vegan, biodegradable and scented with essential oils. This versatile soap with its citrus scent and spicy floral notes can also be used for more than just your hands, it’s also a body cleanser, shampoo, mild dish soap, stain remover.