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August, Don't Leave Us!

Summer time, and the living is easy but... August is almost over (ahhh!) We've been doing a lot of desk work lately - juggling new Fall apparel designs, work and kids, and some fun new collaboration opportunities. Things get busy and sometimes overwhelming. One of the best cures is a little time with our divine goddess friend, Mother Nature. And there is no better place to take it in than Kootenay Lake! (Yah I know, we're biased, but can you blame us?) Here's some Kootenay and outdoor inspired eye-candy just for you. The highlight of the month was definitely Leah (and husband's) hike up Mount Crawford/Plaid Lake Trail on Kootenay Lake.


On August 10th, we had the pleasure of hosting a pop-up in our fave little valley town, Creston! We spent the day at the funky Fly in the Fibre shop. We were slingin' goods, catching up with locals, friends and family and taking advantage of Fly in the Fibre's amazing coffee creations (care of Oso Negro, Nelson). We love the vibe in this shop, it's loaded with fun fibre arts and supplies. It totally brings us back to our art school days when one of our close friends, and roommate, was a fibre arts major. Thanks so much to Mel and Michelle for having us and thank you to everyone that stopped by! We also managed to squeeze in a trip to the Farmer's Market and a glorious patio lunch at the Skimmerhorn Winery and Bistro. Well, who are we kidding, a winery pit-stop was firmly in our schedules. We took our time sipping vino and watching two beautiful hawks hunt and play above the orchards.

If you're looking for highlights and features from Creston, BC, we would love if you checked out @cvklroute on Instagram and Facebook. We are managing the Creston Valley-Kootenay Lake Route social media account and are having a blast promoting this beautiful area of the Kootenays (and BC and Canada!)


Kelsey also took a trip to Newfoundland this month, for a wedding, and captured some Kootenay swag in the Eastern province. I'm honestly surprised she even had time to take these pics because all I was getting were texts of fish and chips photos...


Workshop Announcement

Calling all side-hustlers, working Mamas, and aspiring entrepreneurs!

We have another workshop coming up that we are excited to tell you about! On Saturday, October 5th we will be hosting a Vision Boards for Women in Business Workshop at the Yasodhara Ashram in beautiful Kootenay Bay, BC. 

Are you working on starting a new business or wanting to turn your hobby into a cash-generating side hustle? Have you been working at your business for awhile and need a fresh new perspective and a hit of inspiration? This workshop is for you!

We will be taking our guests through the how-to's and benefits of building vision boards to amplify a specific business goal, or, get your first legit business up and running.

A vision board is a great visual tool to guide and inspire you as well as keep you focused and on track, because hey, you are a busy human. And what better way to dive in than with a group of ladies who share similar goals?

The class will end with a divine 30 minute relaxation exercise to settle our busy minds and reflect on our goals care of one of the Ashram's esteemed instructors. 

We have split the workshop into 2 options to allow you to extend your stay or be able to get in faster. Our extended stay option includes a delicious farm to table vegetarian lunch buffet as well as a guided tour of the beautiful and immaculately kept Yasodhara Ashram grounds. Oh, and everyone gets an amazing locally curated gift bag!

GET YOUR TICKET HERE - Space is limited!

Want to make a ladies getaway out of the event? Our event listing includes options and ideas to extend your stay on Kootenay Lake and the surrounding area (Creston, Crawford Bay, and Nelson). Things to do, where to stay and eat, as well as the October ferry schedule! We hope you come and enjoy what this fantastic area has to offer. 

Kootenay Babe X Camera

Shout out to Kootenay Babe, Tara Hill, for capturing some majorly majestic shots of our new tanks out in the wild. Tara Hill Studios, based in Fernie, specializes in wedding and lifestyle photography. She also shoots amazing Adventure Babe sessions which are so awesome! To see more stunning photos and book this talent, go to

Shop ladies tanks here

Kootenay Babes X Boxes

Shout out to Rivers & Oak for sending us their beautiful Summer Solstice subscription box! These Kootenay Babes from Grand Forks, BC are creating subscription boxes that are entirely handcrafted by Kootenay locals. How amazing is that? We got to test the July box and we genuinely loved all the great products inside. We highly recommend checking out their website to secure your subscription, or, if you are a Kootenay maker yourself, ask them about submitting your product to be featured in an upcoming subscription. It's a great way to support local, discover new products, and also amplify your own business! Win! 


Interested in Kootz Collective hosting a Pop-up Shop or Workshop at your business or event in the Kootenays or Calgary? Do you have a Canadian-made product or service you want us to test out? Please contact us for details.

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