Yes, Valentine's Day is around the corner. What has long been known as a romantic day celebrated by couples (it actually has a bit of a murky history - but we won't get into that), has evolved into an event for everyone to celebrate love and friendship. Enter: 'Galentine's Day', as coined by Parks and Recreation's Leslie Knope. Every February, we love to observe the best made-up holiday of the year. This year, we're celebrating by sharing our favourite local female-run businesses (que "I Am Woman" by Helen Reddy), and we hope you will spread the love too. After all, what is better than women celebrating women? (Nothing!)

Local Lady Bosses We Ride For

Andrea Darshan 

Andrea created Good Life Juice because she wanted to give her loved ones and community an easy way to feed their bodies healthy, active nutrients. She feels an unstoppable buzzing energy from eating raw plants, so she literally became a juice dealer! Good Life juices have gotten our team over many a cold. Thanks, Andrea!

Visit her here.
Andrea Darshan

Emma McCormick 

Emma founded the award-winning creative planning, styling and production company, The Good Party. She brings bold, beautiful, unique weddings and celebrations to life and is the ultimate attention-to-detail gal! When it comes to celebrating life's biggest moments, Emma believes creativity and organization go hand in hand. And we couldn't agree more.
Visit her here.
The Good Party Party Planners

Cordelia McFadyen 

Cordelia is a Holistic Nutritionist and the Dean of the Holistic Nutrition Program at Pacific Rim College. She works with brands, corporations, and individuals to recover their digestive health and establish healthy gut boundaries. She is Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition (B.C.H.N.) and a Natural Nutrition Clinical Practitioner (N.N.C.P.).
Visit her here.

"From the beginning stages of understanding your gut health to in-depth mentorship
to change your life, I've got something for you."

Cordelia McFadyen

Sasha Ormiston

Sasha is a certified acupuncturist and an incredible human being. She recently opened her own clinic, Nurture + Flo. The name was inspired by the nurturing model of care that Sasha puts forward in her clinical practice and her daughter Florence (Flo), who made her a mother and sparked her passion for pregnancy, postpartum, and women's health support. 

Visit her here.

Sasha Acupuncturist

Dr. Marita Schauch

Marita is a naturopathic doctor with a passion for preventative healthcare and health education. She is the author of two booksMaking Sense of Women's Health and Collagen: Myths and Misconceptions, and co-authored The Adrenal Stress Connection and, more recently, Stress and the Disease Connection with Dr. Karen Jensen, ND. In addition to her clinical practice, she actively lectures across North America, inspiring and educating thousands of people on healthy, positive lifestyle choices to live life to the fullest.

Visit her here.
Dr. Marita Schauch

Cindy Scott 

KC Custom Designs has been building and creating high-quality homes for the past 14 years. Owner Cindy Scott is a licensed builder who has combined her design background, construction knowledge and eye for detail to form a custom home building niche. KC Custom Designs' passion for excellence, craftsmanship, and integrity is reflected in both her team and tradespeople. With an eye for character and classic design, KC Custom Designs has set a standard for a well-loved and crafted home.

Visit her here.
Cindy Scott

Ways To Celebrate Galentines
The Green Kiss Valentine's Day Skincare

Support Women-Owned Businesses 

Search out female-driven companies near you or online. While you're at it, tell your friends! It's also a great time to plug them on social media. They'll appreciate your support! 

"ln a pandemic-challenged world, women-owned small businesses
are continuing to prove their resilience, demonstrating fierce optimism
about the future of their business.

Send A Virtual Pick-Me-Up

Raise your friends up with a group text of inspirational quotes and encouraging words of wisdom. 

"Don't be afraid. Be focused. Be determined.
Be hopeful. Be empowered.

- Michelle Obama

Gift Exchange

What's something you've bought yourself over and over again? There's a reason you keep going back for more. We love the idea of a "Favourite Things" gift exchange. Big or small, these goodies are tried and tested by you - your friends will be sure to love them too. Check out our Valentine's Air Hug Bundle. With 6 of our favourite natural products, this gift set is full of everything you need for a night of pampering.


Hit The Trails

Make a hiking date, a walk-to-the-beach date, or a meet at the park date. Anywhere you can be together in nature will have wellness benefits for the both of you. 


Wine Tasting

Spend an afternoon together supporting your local vineyards. We're lucky to have some gorgeous wineries, breweries, and cideries here in Victoria! Here are our favs! Wine. Beer. CiderSip, sip, hooray!

Shower Your Ladies With Love

Regardless of your relationship status, the bond you have with your friends shouldn't be taken for granted. Spread the love.  The Green Kiss Happy Galentine's Day!