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Earthships: a sustainable lifestyle for all.

Communities can, and should, live harmoniously with each other and the planet. We believe that reducing our carbon footprint, learning to give back to the earth, and bridging the gaps between communities are the best ways to protect this blue and green marble we call home. That’s exactly what the Chippewa Sustainable Living Project by Building Better is all about. With the goal of promoting a sustainable lifestyle, the project focuses on building earthships - a type of environmentally-friendly housing unit. Combined with lessons in sustainable living, this initiative is meant to empower all participants involved. This is a party with a purpose! Life of Leisure will be hosting “Building Better Fest” on Saturday, January 13th from 7:00pm to 1:00am...

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Vendor Spotlight: Lofthouse Living

It’s a love of London, trees, and just about everything else that made the Lofthouse Living dream come true for entrepreneurs Jennifer and Jesse Lofthouse. Originally from Winnipeg, the couple were drawn to London and, after getting to know the city and its people, knew they needed to stay. Their already-successful blog helped pave the way for a store full of eclectic treasures and memories. We spoke to them about how they made their dreams a reality, so take a read — these two clearly care about their work and their community.What inspired you to start you business or creative endeavour? Lofthouse Living started as a small blog (JLOFTHOUSE) in Winnipeg that traveled the city seeking young businesses (local) to...

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Vendor Spotlight: Forest City Records

When a passion for music and a love of the community come together, awesome things are created: meet Forest City Records’ Richard Gracious and Jamie Faye Ryan. As a frontman for the band Mountain of Wolves, Richard’s passion for music led his drive to start his own record label. After joining forces with his long-time friend, Jamie, the pair created Forest City Records and haven’t looked back since. We talked to them about how they made their creativity a reality. Here’s what they told us: What inspired you to start your business or creative endeavour? I saw a need in London for a support system for musicians that London lacked and wanted to fill it. What is the biggest obstacle...

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Vendor Spotlight: Miller & Co.

  Meet Devin and Jen, owners of Miller & Co. Wood Studio. For these entrepreneurs, it was a passion for craftsmanship and an eye for quality design that created a winning combination. Like many of London’s vendors, quality is determined as much by the people as by the product. Just talk to Devin Miller or Jen Rose and you’ll understand exactly what we mean. We asked them a few questions about what drives their passion and what advice they can give to any creative minds looking to strike out on their own — here’s what they said: What is your most memorable moment? Day one — when we realized people were into what we were making and nearly sold out...

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