In response to the challenging times that we’re all experiencing together regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, we wanted to spread love and levity across the community.

We brainstormed various ways we could do this and one of the things we landed on was highlighting some of the incredible local businesses who are stepping up and modifying their services to continue to serve the community through these tough times. These are local businesses who have local champions who are doing what they can to be leaders through this unprecedented historic time.

Featured this week…

Belle’s Boutique, Bracebridge

“A little boutique curating the prettiest things for the prettiest babes.”

Conveniently located in downtown Bracebridge at 48 Manitoba Street, Belle’s Boutique specializes in fashion forward retail exclusively for women. Owned and operated by Krystal Darling, Belle’s is a small boutique full of carefully curated collections.

While facing the unique challenges presented from quarantine-life, Belle’s doubled down on their digital presence and remained a beacon of positivity to the community. It has been wonderful to follow along with Krystal and her family; 2-year old Beau who is absolutely adorable, and a soon-to-arrive second baby boy who we are all anxiously awaiting!! Through blogging and posting to various social media channels, Belle’s has continued to grow their brand and online community at a time when people are craving connection.

We want to applaud Belle’s for all of their hard work and risk taking through these tough times. Giving the community something to be hopeful about and feel good about is awesome!

Belle’s is currently offering shopping-by-appointment, but has an online store that is open 24/7. For the remainder of this week and weekend, Belle’s will be closed for the arrival of baby boy #2… but they are having an online sale to make up for it, so be sure to check that out!    

Follow Belle’s Boutique on Facebook or Instagram!

If you know a local business who deserves a shout out, send us a direct message with a photo and why they should be featured.