Tuesday, September 24, 2013

A bit of an adventure in Georgian Bay

Last week, Advice took a bit of time to enjoy the end of summer in Canada's beautiful Georgian Bay.
We mixed in a bit of painting with some wonderful nature walks. 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Oeuf NY has arrived!

Be good... That is the slogan of New York designer line Oeuf.  Arriving this week are a medley of imaginative sweaters and accessories for you littles ones.

Simple, clean, intuitive products, Oeuf is about quality and craftsmanship that will last from generation to generation.  "Be good designers, be good people, be good to the planet"   

Monday, September 16, 2013

Back to School: Healthy Breakfast Ideas - by Andrea Sarjeant, Holistic Nutritionist

This week Advice had Holistic Nutritionist, Andrea Sarjeant contribute some of her back to school breakfast ideas.

The beginning of the school year is the perfect time to get some new ideas for your child’s meals. And why not start with breakfast? It’s been known as the most important meal of the day. How you start your child’s day will have a big impact on their mood and energy level throughout the day.
It’s not always easy to get something healthy on the table during those rushed mornings, but it is doable.
I’ve compiled some breakfast ideas that are a) full of whole, unprocessed foods, and b) have good quality protein, fat, fibre, good carbs, and are low in sugar. The reason behind this is that the protein, fat and fibre help to slow the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream, leading to more stable energy and moods:


·      A smoothie – because it is easy to make, easy to drink, and can be secretly or not so secretly filled with superfoods (like greens). I like smoothies because they’re so easy on a rushed morning – you can add all the ingredients to the blender the night before to make light work when you wake up. Here’s a great recipe (link to http://healthydelicious.ca/2013/07/04/my-favourite-summer-smoothie/ )
        A big bowl of oatmeal or grain porridge – because it is full of tummy-filling fibre, is gluten-free, and a great way to start the day. You can make a delicious porridge from oats, flaked quinoa or even amaranth. A big batch can be made and enjoyed all week, especially as the weather grows colder. Here’s a recipe (link to http://healthydelicious.ca/2013/02/21/warm-yourself-up-with-this-breakfast/ )
       Eggs – because they are full of protein and will keep your little one fuller for longer, avoiding any blood sugar crash. Make a frittata that’s full of some of your child’s favourite veggies. You could even bake the frittata in a muffin tin so you have mini-frittatas that could double as a lunch on other days.
       Toast – choose gluten-free quinoa or rice-based, or sprouted grain bread and top with a little nut or seed butter, some sliced apple or banana and a dash of cinnamon. Another great option is to top toast with sliced avocado and a sprinkle of hemp seeds and sea salt.
        Cereal – if you can find a nice, homemade granola, serve it to your little one with some yogurt, a few berries and a sprinkle of ground flax and cinnamon.

Andrea Sarjeant is a certified holistic nutritionist and owner of healthydelicious.ca, a blog focused on helping people find the healthy and delicious in their lives. Andrea is also part of the team at Innate Wellness, an integrative naturopathic clinic with a focus on pediatrics and family medicine. healthydelicious.ca

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Advice welcomes Bonpoint

We are so pleased to introduce Paris' beloved brand, Bonpoint.

"A Bonpoint garment is an authentic one-of-a-kind piece.  The unmissable signature detailing can be seen in no less than six stitches in the centimetre, wide hems that give perfect drape to party dresses, fully-lined garments for uncompromising comfort, hand-embroidery, rolled and invisible hems, hand-stitched biases, patchwork assembled to the millimetre and authentic Calais lace."

Friday, September 6, 2013

Advice participates in the Toronto International Film Festival

This year, Advice from a Caterpillar was asked to participate in the TIFF Made in Canada Lounge for the George Stroumboulopoulos show,  featuring one of our favourite brands, Bamboobino.   Bamboobino is based in Vancouver and the collection is made from baby soft bamboo cotton.  Here are a few pics for you to get a little peek. 

Photos by:  taranoelle.ca

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Back to school photoshoot with Coco & Cowe

Advice had a blast this long weekend shooting some inspirational back to school outfits.