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Small Businesses to Support this Holiday

Small Businesses to Support this Holiday

At Poppy Barley, one of our brand values is inspiring connections – and we are always working to connect with our community and the incredible businesses that exist within in. This season, we’re highlighting three small businesses in the Alberta community that have an incredible story behind their products, and offer...

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Winter Outfit Ideas with Heels

Winter Outfit Ideas with Heels

Heels are the ultimate outfit-finisher. Heels add polish to casual weekend looks and elevate office wear. Poppy Barley heels prove that comfort is anything but boring. Our heels are playful with details like square-toes, exaggerated buckles, metallic grommets and sporty pull-tabs. They are designed to be versatile and work for 80%...
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Recipes for Your Next Dinner Party

Recipes for Your Next Dinner Party

Our Rediscovery Collection is designed for inviting people into our homes. Passing food. Sharing our voices strengthened by timely social issues.  With this theme in mind, we've rounded up our team's favourite dinner-party-ready recipes. From authentic Spanish paella to refreshing summer salads, these recipes serve as the foundation for reconnecting...

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Styling Notes With Sammi Smith

Styling Notes With Sammi Smith

Meet Sammi Smith, founder of contemporary loungewear brand, Soft Focus. For the past 10 years, Sammi has been living and working in Toronto for some of Canada’s top fashion brands, which developed her knowledge and skill in the apparel industry. We recently connected with Sammi and asked her she would...

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Cultivating Connection In Challenge

Cultivating Connection In Challenge

Learn from expert communicator, Jess Robson, how talking about the tough stuff brings you closer to your people, with relevant examples and tips on how to navigate challenging discussions.
8-minute read
All Dressed Up With Nowhere To Go Featuring Michelle Addison

All Dressed Up With Nowhere To Go Featuring Michelle Addison

We get it. The temptation to slip into a comfy sweatsuit day after day may seem like the best (and easiest) option during quarantine and you’ve probably been debating if the term “dress code” applies when working from home. However, as we approach the one month mark of our new...

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Top 5 Netflix Series and Books for Your (Extra) Long Weekend

Top 5 Netflix Series and Books for Your (Extra) Long Weekend

For the moments you want to dive into some well-deserved R&R, we’re rounding up our Top 5 Netflix Series we can’t turn off and Top 5 Books we can’t put down. So grab a bag of mini eggs, your coziest attire and snuggle up on the couch.
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The Secret to Indoor-phins

The Secret to Indoor-phins

Is your living room now functioning as your gym? Yoga studio? Spin class? Navigating the newfound reality of working out from the confines of your home can be challenging—yet as we know, keeping our minds and bodies active is more important than ever. I’m rounding up some of my favourite...

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Quarantine-ing with Kids

Quarantine-ing with Kids

Making the most of your quarantined days can be especially challenging when you have little ones to keep occupied. You’ve blown through your free trial of Disney Plus—so what’s next? Find out what free online activities we’re recommending!
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Sharing Local Love

Sharing Local Love

While we choose to temporarily close our retail doors to protect our vulnerable populations and do our best to flatten that damn curve, we’re openly asking for your help, along with the government’s support, to stay afloat—and it’s not just us.
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5 Career-Inspiring Podcasts for Women

5 Career-Inspiring Podcasts for Women

We’re diving into some of our favourite top-rated podcasts that showcase women with incredible careers, the challenges they’ve faced and relevant tips on how to inspire your own unique career path.
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Interior Design Guide: Making the Usable, Beautiful

Interior Design Guide: Making the Usable, Beautiful

Two design and construction experts explain how to build a functional and beautiful interior.
10-minute read