Hi everyone,


We are full swing into our Earth Day give away at Brio on Facebook! To be entered, follow Brio on Facebook and "like" our Earth Day posts. We will be doing our draw this Friday October 31st. Stay tuned to find out if you are the winner. See below to see who is participating in our Earth Day give-away, we have some great local companies.


Save on Foods

We are excited to announce that we have a surprise gift basket donated from Ironwood Save on Foods! They have a great selection of local produce and natural foods section. Check out their gluten free, non gmo, dairy alternatives food selections.

Check out their website to find the nearest location to you: http://www.saveonfoods.com/


Raintree Wellness Spa & Tea

With so many things competing for our attention, it’s difficult to find the time to care for ourselves. Raintree offers a precious refuge from a frenzied pace. A time and place to relax and disconnect from the world as you recharge your mind, body and spirit.

Check out their services and teas, here


Heringers Olde Fashioned Quality Meats

A European-style delicatessen will be donating a gift certificate for Earth Day this year! They sell a great variety of organic pork and poultry, as well as Spring Creek beef options, spreads, mustards, sauces, dry pasta and more! Check them out in Steveston village. 



Our friends at Cabin+Cub have donated a new product that was a collaboration with the Musuem of Vancouver…Laser cut bamboo wood coasters! Each coaster set comes with 4 bamboo coasters (beaver, stag, goose, salmon) lightly oiled with natural tung oil. 

Valerie Thai is the design genius behind Brio's logo! Have a look at her website and online shop. Here's a little blurb about how her company is eco-friendly! Shop Local…support our small businesses and reduce our carbon footprint.

Cabin + Cub Design was founded by Valerie Thai in 2006 and specializes in print design and illustration for socially conscious and sustainable companies. Prior to creating her own company, Valerie was the award-winning head designer and art director of Adbusters Magazine for five years running. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Communication Design from Emily Carr University of Art and Design. 

In 2012, Cabin + Cub began producing a line of laser cut wood accessories and gift items available online and at various independent retailers across North America. 



Enjoy mineralized, alkaline water at home with the Santevia Alkaline Water Pitcher. This convenient, hand-held pitcher fits in the door of your refrigerator, and restores your tap water to its mineral-rich state–just like nature intended. Using the same elements as nature’s filtration system, Santevia adds calcium, magnesium and other beneficial minerals, and has been independently tested to reduce chlorine taste and odour, heavy metals, industrial chemicals and agricultural contaminants. Each filter lasts up to twice as long as most water pitcher filters.

With a Santevia Alkaline Pitcher, you’ll not only help maintain your body’s healthy pH balance, but you’ll also save money you would have spent on expensive mineral water in stores. It’s a great choice for the environment, too, since one pitcher eliminates over 8,300 single-use plastic bottles every year!


Wellspring Health

We have an Earth Day donation from a local health store, Wellspring Health. They have a store in Tsawwassen and Ladner. They have donated a beautiful salt lamp! There are so many health benefits of salt lamps, including:

*Attracts humidity causing the surface of the salt crystal to become moist

*Creates a buildup of ions and removes moisture from your air

*Binds excessive positive ions with their negative ions

*Helps to neutralize the "electro-smog" in your air and reduces allergens and irritants

*Creates potential soothing effects for you from multi-colored salt crystals

Check out Wellspring, here http://www.yelp.ca/biz/wellspring-health-tsawwassen.



ChocXO uses fine flavor cacao beans from Central and South America, not bulk Forastero beans. Believing in the quality of the bean above all else. They use organic+fair trade chocolate as well as coffee beans. They process them using the latest technology and highest quality raw materials. We had some of their tasty treats last week and they are delicious! They also serve coffees, mochas and more! 

They are newly opened, just around the corner from Brio. Next time you are in the area, it is worth taking a peak behind Ironwood, and discovering some sweet treats, and perhaps an organic cup of coffee. Which by the way would be considered a healthy beverage!

For the holiday season, Chocxo would be a welcomed gift!

They are located at:
Richmond, B.C Cafe and Factory
#102-11220 Horseshoe Way
Richmond, B.C. Canada
(604) 272-0326

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