February is going to hurt a little less this year. I know it’s a dark time. I know you’ll be deprived of vitamin D and likely to break a rib from post-Valentines Day sobbing. It happens to all of us.
But this year, while you hunch in bed with your laptop waiting for the bones to fuse, there will be an exciting new website to explore.
This February will bring the very first issue of OshaWhat Magazine an online, alternative voice for Durham Region, made entirely by a community of volunteers.
Along with clever and creative perspectives on the environment, fashion, parenting, music, money and more, you will get a personal tour of local thrift shops through the expert eyes of your very own Alessia Churcher from The Vintage Ramble. Each issue she will guide us through her favourite local second-hand and vintage shops, giving us a treasure-hunting tips for the stores we know, and introducing some of the hidden gems too.
Readers of The Vintage Ramble are invited to get involved. Help ease the February pain by sharing your favourite local sources for thrifty fashion and shelter too.
Help make a list of big box alternatives by submitting your favourite indie shop in The Directory Or maybe you know a local Etsy-preneur or other crafty lass (or lad) who belongs in the spotlight. We want to list them too.
As well, we’re looking for great local and public events from design workshops to cafe crafternoons to include in The Events Listing . Bonus points for kid-friendly or all-ages parties, but anything goes.
Stay in touch by friending OshaWhat Magazine on Facebook ,following us on Twitter or just dropping an email to say firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy that deep breathing while you can,
Editor, OshaWhat Magazine