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.
Victory Patterns is a Canadian sewing pattern company based in Toronto. We provide you with a fresh take on sewing patterns, mixing vintage, modern and minimal elements to create unique, thoughtful and beautiful pieces that will elevate your style. With each creation, we hope to spark a sense of pride, accomplishment, and Victory!
Kristiann is the designer behind Victory Patterns. Her background is in fashion design, and she has ten years as a sewing educator under her belt. Kristiann launched Victory Patterns in 2010 with her first line of PDF patterns. The line continues to grow, with a mix of both PDF and print products. Kristiann’s first book, Boundless Style (Fons & Porter), a collection of modular patterns, was published in 2015. To date, the brand continues to create some of the most stylish independent patterns. Kristiann is passionate about sharing the love of this craft with you and strives to make beautiful designs to fill your wardrobe with treasures!
Victory Patterns has been featured in Sew Magazine, Mollie Makes, Toronto Star, Flare Magazine, Makeful TV, among others.
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.”