Nurture creates and inspires authentic, compassion-based experiences and creative community through retreats, catering and Harvest Table Dinners – a safe space to show up exactly as one is.
When you start off as an entrepreneur, you are sold the “latte and laptop in my pajamas” fairy tale.
The reality is that starting your business is a mirror that brings up all your insecurities and shadow spots around issues of worth, integrity, communication, and self care.
There are very few spaces that allow a conversation about how it feels when being an entrepreneur gets hard, because there is this notion that we need to present an “everything’s wonderful here” face to society. The industry is lacking in safe spaces for entrepreneurs to gather in community to talk about the intersections of their lives and businesses in an honest, vulnerable, supportive way.
Multiple offerings promise “Better Business Alignment” or “Self Care Retreats” but they claim the answer is in the offering. At Nurture, the offering is a safe space where you can creatively dialogue with the questions and the answers that are always and already IN YOU.
Doing so in community with like-minded entrepreneurs forges real, honest connection and includes a ripple effect of cross-collaboration and new projects by retreat and Harvest Table Dinner attendees and Nurture alumni.
Soft Focus is a curated line of stylish loungewear, focused on crafting contemporary silhouettes out of quality, natural fabrics.
Founder, Sammi Smith, is a Toronto-based designer who has 10+ years of experience working for some of Canada’s top fashion and apparel brands.
When it came time to leave her 9 to 5 life behind and branch out on her own, Sammi found herself contemplating the standard home office uniform of sweats and tees. Working from home for the first time, she sought out easy, casual clothing that didn’t sacrifice personal style for comfort. An added bonus, was that luxurious feeling that comes from wearing something special at home that’s just for you. And like many designers reinterpreting pajamas and loungewear right now, she also has her sights set beyond the bedroom.
Soft Focus was born out of a desire to create a collection that matches the lifestyle and needs of the modern woman. Simple, elegant yet relaxed pieces that are made for lounging, and styled to live your best life.
Founded in 2011 by Len Senater, The Dep is an ongoing, evolving experiment, prototype and proof-of-concept exploring food’s role in building community, creating opportunity and celebrating diversity. It has evolved over the years into a kind of convivial urban food hub where food producers, creators and consumers can connect and explore new food ideas in a fun, informal setting. It’s “a place where interesting food things happen.”