Monthly Archives: June 2014

A conversation about wellness, local and men’s love for body scrubs

We are happy to announce that Greenaby Body Care is now offering same day / next day delivery options for their customers.

 Greenaby Body Care is an online boutique specializing in truly green, natural and organic body care products that are good for you and the planet.

We talked to founder, Ann Danilevich, about how Greenaby started and about its productlines.   (www.greenaby.ca)

Ann-Greenaby

Z: What got you started with Greenaby?

AD: I have always been into the concept of wellness.  I started with food, as a vegetarian, and started eating more and more local products.  From there, I started to pay more attention in the other parts of my life, trickling into body care.  The more I found out about toxins that are being put into our regular skincare products, the more effort I put into looking for better options.  I have always had an entrepreneurial bent from even when I was young and I have always wanted to work for myself so that is how Greenaby evolved.  I felt I was doing something good, providing a service that was needed and giving people access to products that are good for them.  Greenaby is the one-stop shop for all the fantastic products we have sourced.

Z: Where do you source your products?

AD: We scout the most luxurious, natural, organic, and sustainable products from innovative green beauty brands and make them available in one place.  All products sold by Greenaby are 100% Canadian, of that 70% is sourced locally and the rest from Eastern Canada.  Greenaby provide men’s and women’s body care for the whole body.

Z: What are your Favorite products? 

AD: It is hard to have favorites but I am very excited about a new product we are introducing, Lucy in the Sky De-odor-cream.  It’s a natural deodorant with a refreshing lavender undertone.   For your skin, the Argan + Frankincense serum works wonderfully.  It helps rejuvenate and restore your skin.  I use it every day.  And, to clean the face, our herbal clay cleanser is a great alternative to soaps.  It can be used as an exfoliant or a face mask.

 Z: What about Father’s Day?  Any suggestions?

AD: I know this is hard to believe by men actually enjoy body scrubs.  There have been many women who have told me that their partners/husbands have enjoyed the body scrubs so much that they end up using most of their supply.  Other suggestions would be our beard oil or manly handmade soaps.

Order now from Greenaby and we offer same-day/next-day delivery services in the greater Vancouver area. 

 

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For the one who has always been there…

This #FathersDay, let‘s not forget the one who always shows up for us.

From the first recital to the last heartbreak and every ball practice in between. Through thin and thick, he stands by our side quietly (or sometimes obnoxiously too loud).

He taught us the importance of a firm handshake. To act with dignity and respect. To be patient, especially behind the wheel. And to never NEVER leave the spoon in the microwave. He repeats stories that feel longer than How I Met Your Mother with a humor that’s no better than Ted’s.  We were grounded, yelled at and loved by a man whose many life advice we don’t always care to listen to.

Well Dad, we heard you, and we thank you. Thank you for always showing up…

But sometimes unshaven …

 

Greenaby shaving kit

 

“Sure! I love the chemical smell of shaving creams fiddling with flesh-cutting razors and aftershaves that irritate my skin!” – said no one ever. Make Dad’s routine more enjoyable with this Shaving kit from Greenaby. Handmade shaving soap with all natural ingredients: Castor and coconut oil, Fair trade shea butter, olive oil, hemp oil, avocado oil and Kaolin clay. The kit also include a natural bristle brush, and pine tray to make your soap last!   (www.greenaby.ca)

Turn that morning frown upside down Dad!

Maybe a little late …

 

go to mec

Surely this is not just a watch that keeps time. It’s also a little ‘nudge’ to say “Hey Dad! Remember that New Year’s resolution you made?” This running watch from MEC will have all the bells and whistles to crush excuses before they even enter his mind. He’ll want to go for a run just to try it out.

  • Stopwatch with elapsed time, lap time, and split time. Memory capacity for up to 121 records.
  • Best lap time screen.
  • 2 countdown timers allow for interval training that alternates between 2 different paces.
  • Auto-repeat function for timer (timer-to-timer, 10 repeats).
  • 4 daily alarms and 1 snooze alarm. (for those mornings…)
  • Hourly time signal (So he’ll never be late!)

Let’s toast to a year of “no more excuses”   (www.mec.ca)

Sometimes hungry …

Saul goods

The Locavore from Saul Good features a mix of the best of treats, savory and sweet handpicked by BC locals. Why not show Dad how the artisan delicacies can indeed be better than those hot wings. Get creative with Fig & Walnut Wine Preserve for a fun cooking session with Dad.  (www.itsaulgood.com)

Always Loved…

lala

Why not throw in some chocolate for good measure. Especially when Bourbon Whiskey Truffles from Purdy’s can guarantee to add a kick to any celebration. (www.purdys.com)

Happy Father’s Day! Be sure to share your stories with us at @zipmentsCA

If you purchase from any of the above retailers,  they offer zipments same-day/next-day delivery services in the greater Vancouver area.