DA COSTA BLOG
We have changed our "pop-up line up" a little this Summer, and are so appreciative of your support again this year. As we grow we will likely continue to try new venues for our pop-ups, and this year we are SUPER excited to announce that this year we will be attending the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto! The dates are August 18 - September 4, and you can find us in the Queen Elizabeth Building from 10am-10pm.
For those of you who are used to finding us at the Market, we will be returning mid-September, and until then you can treat yourself to our online store which will continue to be in full operation. Remember shipping is ONLY $5 Canada-wide.
What do we have for you? Da Costa makes accessories that fit right into your cottage lifestyle. We belong outdoors with you.
EasyAiR Lounge Chairs
The EasyAiR lounge chairs are perfect for your cottage and boating adventures. Weighing in at just over 2.5 lbs, you will leave that heavy metal-legged chair behind, and take the EasyAiR everywhere! Leave them in the car, at the cottage, on the boat so you have a comfortable lounger that’s ready to fill in 10 seconds and relax. This portable lounger is unique as it is completely filled with air and requires no pump, and no time to fill. If you haven’t seen our video yet, watch for it! We give you the pointers to be a pro at filling your EasyAiR.
Polarized Wood Sunglasses
Most cottagers love wood and nature so why not improve your vision with our handmade, polarized lens wooden sunglasses? Available in stylish classic frames and fun colourful-mirrored lens styles, we have a pair for everyone. Our UV400 rated sunglasses block out 100% of UVA and UVB light and are also polarized so glare is eliminated from water, snow and car windshields making them perfect for driving to and relaxing at the cottage.
24 Hour Cold / 12 Hour Hot Insulated Bottles
The perfectly shaped bottle will fit easily into your car, boat and bicycle cup holders, is spill proof allowing you to toss it into your carry bag, and will keep your beverage the temperature you want it for hours on end. The double walled 18/8 grade stainless steel is non-toxic, non-leaching and BPA free, keeping your water is safe and helping you do your part to help eliminate plastic water bottles use.
Jewelry you can actually Wear
The attention to detail that goes into each piece of our handmade jewelry will be felt as you wear it. Made of natural materials, mainly genuine leather and semi-precious stones, our jewelry is mean to be enjoyed while you’re at the cottage. We have tested the durability of our wrap bracelets in the salt water oceans and Great Lakes of Ontario, and not only have they held up to our play, they keep us stylish while playing.
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The EasyAiR is this Summer's favourite outdoor lounger. Why? Weighing only 2.5lbs it's perfect to travel with and doesn't require a pump to fill with air. When you are ready to chill, simply scoop and trap air into it's open ends and roll the material like a dry sac, clip it closed and enjoy your lounger.
Find us on the beach or order your EasyAiR online! We have been traveling Ontario #discoverON this summer and bringing our EasyAiR's to you...some beaches we have seen include Hanlon's Point, Ward's Island, Sandbanks Beach, Mooney's Bay, Turkey Point, Pottahawk, Long Point Beach, Southampton, Goderich, Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Barrie, Innisfill, Grand Bend, and Port Stanley.
We love the summer, and this summer we are returning to some of our favourite Ontario Festivals! We love making our jewelry, and we love bringing our jewelry to you. For those of you use to spotting us in the pink tent, but this year you will find us under our new black Da Costa tent.
You can find us in Windsor at the renowned Art in the Park the first weekend of June, and the following weekend we will be travelling to Ottawa for the New Art Festival. We are also making appearances in Toronto at Trinity Bellwoods Flea and a few other select locations. July brings us to Kingston, Southampton, Goderich and Barrie. We are extra excited about Kempenfest this year and being able to bring all our handmade Jewelry + new accessories! Everything online you will be able to find at this select pop-up including our new and popular Wood Sunglasses with Polarized lenses. Get ready Barrie!
We hope to cross paths with you this busy Summer so be sure to check out our Summer Events Page to find all our Pop-up locations.
Da Costa adds Luxury Polarized Wood Sunglasses to the lineup. Adding our Canadian Designed sunglasses extends our brand past the Handmade Jewelry for Active women we started in 2012 into a Lifestyle and Accessories Brand for Men and Women.
Wood polarized sunglasses Canada red mirror Stylish Wooden Sunglasses for Summer 2016 Mirror Polarized Lenses Available in Canada. Our Sunglasses are handmade from select wood and finished with colourful mirrored and smokey lenses to fit your summer look. The polarized lenses increase visual comfort by removing glare in bright conditions, and for those of you who like to enjoy summer!
How They Work
Polarized lenses block light rays that would normally enter your eyes after reflecting off of surfaces. The light that enters your eye after passing through a polarized lens has been filtered, allowing the wearer to see in a different way.
1. Reduce Glare, Improve Safety
On a sunny day, you may notice that objects in the distance appear hazy, or nearby vehicles are reflecting light in a way that is nearly blinding. A polarized lens removes the effects of glare by blocking reflections. This improves eye comfort and allows you to take in the view without squinting. Roadways and water sources are major culprits of glare, and can cause danger to drivers who may already struggle with vision issues. Glare can create a very uncomfortable eye health issue for people with sensitive eyes, and even cause a migraine in patients who are prone to developing them.
2. Water Sports
You may notice that outdoor enthusiasts such as fishermen and boaters love polarized sunglasses. The special material makes it easier to see into the water. Without polarized lenses, the water’s surface simply reflects everything around it. This obscures view into the water almost completely. Polarized lenses block this reflection and enable the wearer to see the contents of the water instead of the sky.
3. Reduce Eyestrain
Another nasty side effective of glare, eyestrain can be relieved with polarized lens wear. Squinting to see clear images stresses the eyes and creates uncomfortable eye health issues like redness, irritation, fatigue, and headaches. Polarized lenses neutralize this issue and allow eyes to feel more comfortable and well rested.
4. Better Vision
Wearing polarized lenses can reveal colors and images like never before. You will see crisply and cleanly, with a level of detail that may astound you.
There are a few circumstances where polarized lenses are not appropriate, such as night driving, flying an airplane, downhill skiing, and viewing LCD screens. The majority of the population will find polarized lenses immensely helpful in improving the clarity and quality of their daytime vision. *
*How they work excerpt from http://valleyeyecareaz.com/
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So be sure to come check us out!