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  • Writer's pictureJenny Grimminck

A Few Of My Favourite Things: Badass Business Edition

Welcome Wonderful Weirdos!

As we wrap up 2022 I’m reflecting on the past 12 months and wanted to thank and celebrate a few of the wonderful artists, craftspeople and small businesses I call on for their products, knowledge and experience. Without these experts it would be difficult to design stunning homes and serve badass couples with excellence and kindness!

White Wave Design- Jenny Grimminck- Interior Decorator- Favourite Badass Businesses

You know when you meet a kindred spirit and it just feels good to be in their presence? Knowing my clients will feel comfortable speaking and interacting with these awesome humans when it’s time to start making purchases means so much to me 🖤


Master R’s Dungeon Equipment

For more than 20 years Robert has been building extraordinary dungeon furniture and gear for the BDSM community. His deep voice and French accent are soothing to the soul! High quality playroom furniture that can be customized is music to my ears but hard to find (look no further). Bed Frames, Benches, Cages, Chairs, Crosses and Paddles are among the options in his toy bin ;) For couples looking for that, something extra special put Master R’s on your wishlist.

“We build all of our dungeon / playroom pieces to last and (let’s be honest) to stand up to their fair share of abuse; when you purchase a bed frame or sling you will have it for life thanks to the robust construction and design. Each piece is handcrafted to ensure the highest quality control throughout production.

Custom work is our specialty – we are masters at taking your fantasy and making it reality. Whether a modification to one of our existing pieces or something totally different, our experience and excellence in craftsmanship assures that the final product will exceed your expectations.

Dedicated enthusiasts or weekend aficionados, Master R’s collection of furniture is made for you.

Master R’s line of quality BDSM furniture is perfect for any dedicated dungeon or playspace – built to last and built to take abuse. But did you know that all models (with the exception of the Deluxe Bed Frame) can be easily disassembled for storage and transport?”

Located in Toronto, ON



Illume Wellness Spa

Elsa has assembled a fantastic crew to treat and pamper you. An inviting environment with a fun feel that is bright and airy with the large windows letting in the natural light. Always happy to see you and welcoming you into their space- you feel good just by walking through the door! Don’t miss out on their gift card special until December 24th, see details below.

“Welcome to illume, a space of tranquility and relaxation.

Illume, short form for Illum-i-nate, to feel lightness and glow. Wellness is who we are as a whole. Spa is the space where we create, treat and heal.

All of our treatments focus on the rejuvenation of your body and mind. We proudly use products that are sourced from nature, with a focus on green & clean beauty — all of which align with Illume’s values.

Elsa Fahraeus

illume Wellness Spa was inspired by my Scandinavian heritage and experience in the beauty industry. I wanted to capture the spirit of modern design, and create a space of wholeness and creativity. Bringing Illume to fruition has been a long term goal of mine, and I hope our wonderful clients and staff feel at home in our space.

Gift card special runs until December 24!

Purchase a $170 gift card for $150

Purchase a $115 gift card for $100

Recycle program, bring in 5 or more beauty containers that are rinsed and cleaned. We will gift you a coupon for your next purchase. Containers can be from any beauty company. To this date we have recycled over 6000 containers!

Illume wellness spa, a certified green spa in the heart of downtown Stratford. Our therapeutic multi-level space provides organic healing treatments from head to toe. Shop our clean beauty market in-store & online! Book online, call the spa or direct message us on socials!”

Located in Stratford, ON



Sinvention Boutique

The talented duo at Sinvention has been delighting the BDSM and kink community by custom making fine leather restraints, bondage gear and fetish sex toys for sex dungeons. Their attention to detail and craftsmanship is evident with each piece while taking into consideration the comfort level of the wearer. You have the option of shopping at their retail location or online, offering adult pleasure products and their leather goods. Visiting Julie in-store is always something I look forward to.

“We have been working together since the 1990's creating fine leather items for the kink community.

We began our journey in the very early 90s with many "leather experiments" after making friends in the kink community. In 1995 or so we began making gear at a family owned leather saddlery business at night and selling leather bondage gear via Ebay. This sexy creative avenue was both a fantasy and a dream for us that led to finally acquiring our own industrial space and machinery by 1998 and then officially starting WLC/Sinvention in 1999. The first 10 years of WLC/Sinvention we mainly sold wholesale to storefronts, online retailers and famous kink celebrities around the world. In 2010 we opened our retail storefront in Stratford, Ontario, Canada to compliment our online webstore and dealer network. One of us was raised in the saddlery leather business and is a 2nd generation kinky leathercrafter. We have both been crafting leather full-time for over 25 years (20+ as Sinvention) creating fine premium leather goods using time honored techniques and quality North American veg-tanned leathers! We consider it a privilege. Thank you for your patronage.

In the meantime, you can visit our boutique 5 days a week and browse our unique store that offers a well curated collection of premium leather goods and adult pleasure products to satisfy most tastes. We also invite you to explore our new website and consider adding some of our fine handmade leather gear to your collection today. You won't be sorry you did!”

Located in Stratford, ON



Goettlers of Dublin I Chesterfield Warehouse

With an amazing selection of furnishings and home decor brands Goettlers makes it easy for me to make great choices all in one place. Congratulations on celebrating 70 years in business as merchants of dependability since 1952! Vivi’s marvelous eye for quality and detail led to opening Chesterfield Warehouse (across the street) with unique pieces that really shine in a room.

“From our impressive selection to our expert staff, lively Spotify music playlist and hospitality, Goettlers of Dublin is a most enjoyable experience. We welcome you to Goettlers of Dublin!

Goettlers of Dublin Fine Furniture has been serving Southwestern Ontario for over 65 years. Our 30,000 square foot showroom features traditional and transitional sofas, love seats, chairs, recliners, coffee and end tables, dining room, bedroom, mattresses, area rugs, art work, and home decor. Located at 3954 Perth Road 180, Dublin we serve the geograph of Dublin, Mitchell, Stratford, Kitchener, Waterloo, St. Mary's, London, Lucan, Exeter, Grand Bend, Bayfield, Goderich, Kincardine, Wingham, Listowel, Milverton and area. We feature brands such as Ashley, Brentwood, Canadel, Decor-Rest, Durham, La-z-boy, Simmons Beauty-rest, and Zedbed. As well, we offer exceptional design assistance and financing options. From our impressive selection to our expert staff, lively music and hospitality, Goettlers of Dublin is a most enjoyable experience!

Chesterfield Warehouse Limited serves Southwestern Ontario, offering customers the latest in mid-century and transitional sofas, loveseats, chairs, and area rugs. Our brands include Rowe, Robin Bruce, Mercana, and a variety of other quality brands. To compliment our extraordinary selection, Chesterfield Warehouse Limited, offers exceptional design assistance as well as financing plans for your convenience. Shop Chesterfield Warehouse Limited for a remarkable experience.”

Located in Dublin, ON

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Lady Green Inc.

Cassandra is passionate about her craft and it shows through her work. Her Halloween collection of beeswax candles went over so well there was an outcry at the end of the season and she decided to keep the line year round! How exciting is that! If you're like me and skulls and medusa bring you joy, totally check them out!!! Going rogue and leaving the corporate world to make candles full-time is something I’m very happy she did.

“Enjoy the soothing honey aroma of our handmade beeswax candles made in Stratford, ON, Canada. All candles are made with 100% local beeswax and 100% pure cotton square braided wick. I have been hand pouring beeswax candles since February 2012.

Hello everyone, I am Cassandra. The sole owner/operator behind Lady Green Inc. I started making soy candles in the winter of 2011 after spilling paraffin wax candles, and just couldn’t get them off of my furniture. This made me start reading about the harmful effects of paraffin wax candles (a petroleum by-product); I constantly had headaches but blamed them on life and allergies. I quickly switched to soy candles, but decided to educate my friends and family about them as well. They quickly responded and wanted some of their own.

As I continued on learning about candles, I started testing with beeswax candles and noticed quickly the effects beeswax candles had over myself and my home. I didn’t have any more sensitivity to the effects of burning candles. I fully committed to making beeswax candles at this point (February 2012), and haven’t turned back.

In September 2018, I began my journey of working at the local apiary that supplied me with beeswax. I was thrilled to be learning the full process of how the bees create the wax and seeing it first hand. In May of 2020 I started keeping my own bee's and operating my own business full time.”

Located in Stratford, ON



Boink Adult Boutique

“A classy & inviting sex positive Boutique located in the heart of Muskoka.” A warm greeting by staff and Doug (the working dog), great product selection and expert guidance will help you feel comfortable to purchase whatever your heart desires. You can also shop online as well with a reminder not to forget the lube- thanks for that!

“We are a Family Owned/Operated Business located in the heart of Muskoka. You can visit our retail location in beautiful Bracebridge Ontario. Boink Boutique has 19 years experience in the Adult Toy Store Industry and its time to tell you exatly which products are the best bang for your buck. We are sharing our curated collections with you both - Online and In-Store. Informed choices come from knowledge - we know our products.

Products online are brands we sell everyday, in person, at our Retail Location. We know which are great Quality, come with Warranties, and which ones our customers rave about. It’s time to share our secrets.

We are Currently Open to In-Store and Curbside shoppers Tues-Fri 11-6 P.M. & Sat 11-5 at 13 Taylor Road. Shop Online and have your purchase shipped to you for free - on orders over $59.99 Canada-wide! Enjoy Browsing,

Good Vibes Always!”

Located in Bracebridge, ON



The Boudoir Lounge

I’m so thankful I reached out to this totally badass photographer. Aroha immediately makes you feel comfortable to be yourself, which is important as you will soon be undressed. Her studio spaces are beautifully decorated with sumptuous fabrics, soft furnishings and natural light flooding in to highlight your body. Couples boudoir photography, yes please!!!

Stay tuned for our upcoming BDSM photo shoot collaboration in January/February and maybe a little studio update in late summer that includes a few key pieces from Master R’s.

“I’m Aroha and I’m an Intimate Portrait, Empowerment, and Boudoir photographer and educator based in London, ON, Canada.

I am a firm believer that Empowerment and Boudoir Photography shoots are designed for everyone. My philosophy is simple, EVERYBODY deserves to feel sexy! You and your body are worthy of being documented, no matter where you are in your life journey. I’m here to show you, YES…..YOU ARE WORTH IT!

My clients come from all walks of life. Many will share their stories, their experiences, and their traumas with me, as they navigate their own life journey. This makes me a story keeper. It’s a privilege and honour for me to share in these moments with my clients and it’s a part of why I love what I do so much!

Whether you are a man or woman on a journey of self-love or discovery, an individual looking to embrace your sensuality and sexuality wholeheartedly, or a couple who wants to show your love and intimacy for one another in a unique way, my ultimate goal is to hold space for you and to show you just how amazing you are… the WAY you are!

I’m excited to offer this transformative experience to you and for us to create beautiful, timeless art together for you to enjoy! I can’t wait to meet you!

Aroha xoxo

My studio is fully inclusive. I am an Ally to the LGBTQ+ community and Black Lives Matter. I believe in providing a safe space for all community members and marginalized folks to showcase their true authentic selves without fear of racism, shame or prejudice.”

Located in London, ON



The Hudson Hair Salon & Spa

Having a hairdresser and esthetician that you trust to help you look and feel your best gives you the confidence to bring your best self to the world. Plus, they know all your secrets so trust is important! The welcoming environment and friendly greeting as you enter the salon allows you to relax and enjoy your time in the chair.

“Founded in 2013, The Hudson Hair Salon and Spa brings all the looks and feels like an upscale city space and combines that with the warmth and relaxing Muskoka ambiance. The Hudson is known for its exceptional customer service, wedding services, high standards and professionalism. Because of our incredible, talented staff and service excellence, we have humbly won over 15 awards for our service performance.

Our goal at The Hudson is to create a warm and welcoming experience; along with using products of the highest quality and ensuring a caring, personal touch without canards.”

Locations in Huntsville and Port Carling, ON


Instagram: I thehudsonspa.muskoka

Zen Woodworking

Darrin and Nick- A team of two that specializes in custom cabinetry, millwork, mantles and built in furniture. From a graph paper sketch to the finishing touches-having woodworkers to call on is everything! Because sometimes you need that piece, which of course doesn’t exist yet because you have bold crazy ideas and need it to look a certain way or be a certain size.

Located in Stratford, ON


Do you have your favourite go to businesses that always make you feel like a million bucks? Those who are happy to see you or hear your voice (or distinctive laugh) over the phone, let them know!

Wishing you joy, pleasure and play this holiday season!

Embrace the wonderful weirdness that is you 💀

White Wave Design Intimate Interiors

Lots of Love,


Principal Creative Genius & Badass Decorator

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