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Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day Gift Guide

For many, this Mother's Day will be a different one. No brunch, no hugs, no in-person flower deliveries. But that doesn't mean that the sentiment can't be there - whether you express it over Zoom, a socially distant drop-by, or through gift giving. If you're in Toronto, we're offering free drop off this week so that your gifts reach you/your mom in time. Just email or DM for more info. And hey, we're also happy to write some belated Mother's Day wishes in the cards. If you place an order and don't think it'll reach home in time, just make a note...

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Q&A with muse Ruby Benson

Q&A with muse Ruby Benson

While minimalism can sometimes translate to uninspiring, Ruby Benson's take on it is anything but. Her aesthetic is clean yet real. The palettes she gravitate towards are fresh but classic. As a creative, her jobs coalesce - the result: a portfolio of creative direction, personal style, photography, and content creation. I first chatted with Ruby last summer, just as we were set to launch Collection One. She was so supportive and sweet and I've been wanting to connect with her further ever since. While at home, she was kind enough to answer some questions and of course, pick out some of her fave Neophyte...

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Dispatch IV: An Update From Our Creative Director

Dispatch IV: An Update From Our Creative Director

This week I decided to ask our Creative Director, Gaby, for some help on this dispatch. Instead of a diary entry from me, I asked her a bunch of quarantine-centric questions - from what content she's indulging in to tried and tested recipes and a bunch of recommendations in between... So, without further ado, please enjoy a COVID-19 care package from us to you.  xo ANNA   NEOPHYTE JEWELS: OK before I pry all your COVID advice from your flour-covered hands - How are you?  GABRIELLE RETTA: Honestly, better than expected. I initially didn’t really reach out to many people at the start...

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Dispatch III: Some Thoughts on the Weekend, Lots of Recommendations.

Dispatch III: Some Thoughts on the Weekend, Lots of Recommendations.

To point out the obvious: time has never felt like more of a construct. The week feels like it's flown by but then again, maybe that's just the byproduct of days blurring together with no real sense of discreteness. In a way, I'm not opposed to the days melting into each other right now. It's now been five weeks since we've been self-isolating. It doesn't feel like it.  I am writing this on a Saturday morning, though I didn't realize it was the weekend until I opened my laptop. For a moment, I wondered if I should be creating a new weekend schedule for...

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Q&A with muse Ruby Redstone

Q&A with muse Ruby Redstone

Although I've never met her, I'm pretty sure that if I could bottle Ruby up into a candy pink vintage perfume atomizer, I could close up shop and retire a happy (albeit bored) gazillionaire, glad to know I'd made the world a little sweeter. But I digress. Ruby Redstone is an art historian and fashion writer, whose style is perhaps best describe as prairiecore meets Victorian toddler. As a person who believes that her previous life was spent in the moors, taking long emo walks in collared dresses and tending to the upkeep of my lace and daily reading in the evenings, I was immediately...

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Dispatch II: Mostly Philosophizing, Also Some Funny Photos.

Dispatch II: Mostly Philosophizing, Also Some Funny Photos.

Although I am practicing sitting in silence (I promise, mom!), my daily walks are moments for me to feel connected. I oscillate between catching up with friends and my favourite podcasts, letting voices other than my own seep into my brain, fill its ripples with stories that don't involve the news cycle or quite frankly: me. I suppose you could argue that what I’m seeking is less so connection than to drown out those voices but hey, you’re not here to therapize me. And regardless, it’s a respite turned ritual that is one of the most grounding and I’ll say...

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