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Vendor Feature: Pearl Addictions

Pearls are so beautiful! I love how they are so elegant. Thank you, Pearl Addictions for my gift!

Who is Pearl Addiction?

1) Why and when did you start your business?

I just started this business around October 2022, but I have been working with pearls my whole life.

2) Next, what was your background?

I grew up on my family pearl farm in Japan, I came to Canada in 2000 to study English.

3) Next, some interesting facts about your product?


Most of the pearls I use are from my father’s farm in Japan (akoya pearls) but I also use pearls from family friends such as the golden and white pearl (South Sea), some beautiful black Tahitian pearls
and some Chinese fresh water pearls.

4) Finally, anything else you would like to share?

Most of my products are made with hypoallergenic metals, this helps to keep the costs of owning pearl products at a fantastic price. I am able to use the more expensive materials such as gold and platinum, if the customer so desires.

Check them out!

https://instagram.com/pearladdictions2022?

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Book Review: Pumpkin Spice And Pour-Overs

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Summary

Leaving the big city to a small town for a job at a book store would seem a bit odd for many, but not to Becca. Her dream was to run the town’s bookstore and to put it online. The store had potential!

However, things went sideways once she discovered that she had to share a train ride with an annoyingly handsome gentleman. Then she discovered that he was after the same position! Afterwards, she missed the last train and needed a place to stay the night….. The stranger offered to share his suite out of convenience. Becca was suspicious, so he FaceTimed his own sister to convince Becca that he was not a criminal…? Why was he so nice to her?

Conclusion

This was such a sweet and sometimes steamy cozy novella. I really liked it as a quick read that warmed the heart.

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Vendor Feature: Honey Canada

Felting items takes so much care to make and are so delicate too! Thank you Honey Canada for this gift!

Who is Honey Canada?


1) When and why did you start your business?

After I gave birth to twin girls, I decided to stay with them and create my own business instead of sending them to daycare and going back to work. I started making what I love and had my first booth at local small craft shows about 12 years ago. This is how I started my business!

2) What was your background?

I was born and raised in Japan and moved to Canada in 1999.

3) What is special about your products?

I am trying to use natural materials such as wool, felt , cotton and wood to create my own idea and design for everyone.

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Vendor Feature: Mui By Vui

I love floral scents so Peony is a lovely choice for candles. Thanks Mui By Vui for the gift!

Who is Mui By Vui?

  1. When and why did you start your business? It was during the pandemic when I started my business like most people, there wasn’t much to do but to stay in so I was using lots of candles so I thought why not make it myself so I bought a DIY candle kit on Etsy and the rest was history!
  2. What was your background? Before starting my candle business I was working in administration at a car dealership which didn’t fulfill me and was draining on my mental health. Candles grew to become my passion and I look forward to doing it everyday.
  3. What is special about your products? My candles are vegan and non-toxic made with 100% soy wax and I use essential oils and natural fragrance for my scents.
  4. What else do you want to share? I will have diffusers added to my collection in 2023 🤍

Check them out!

https://muibyvui.com/

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Vendor Feature: Aimé Kitchen

As I have family and friends with canine and feline friends, I am constantly looking for the newest pet food in the market. Thank you, Aimé Kitchen for the goodies!

Who is Aimé Kitchen?

1) When and why did you start your business?

We started Aime Kitchen in 2019 because we were cat lovers who found it incredibly difficult to brush our cats’ teeth. We were having to take our cats in for dental scaling which can be a bit risky to older cats, but also stressful for our cats and we knew there must be a better way. We also knew that gum inflammation in cats could lead to stomatitis and the removal of all of their teeth. We had tried several of the other dental products on the market and found that some weren’t easy to use and some didn’t work at all.

2) What is special about your products?

So we decided to partner with a PhD Animal Nutritionist to create an oral health pet formula to design our premium line to provide a solution that not only supported healthy teeth, but the entire digestive tract. When we looked, we found that there was nothing in the market that offered this kind of support for pets. Since we began in 1999, our products have evolved with decades of scientific research in animal nutrition.

We are committed to staying up-to-date and offering cats and dogs the very best quality products, providing them with human grade meats in our products that will not only support optimum health, but that they will also find delicious.

Check them out!

https://www.aimekitchen.ca/

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Vendor Feature: Drby Pet Co.

I am constantly natural product for canines especially for maintaining hygiene.

Who is Drby Pet Co.?

I started the business in August 2020 because I wanted to create pet care products that are safe to use on pets, as well as being environmentally friendly as much as possible.

All products are all being tested on myself first before being introduced to my dog. That goes with using the fur bar as my shampoo bar, body wash and face wash. The paw balms acts as a remedy for my eczema on my knuckles during the winter and the foaming cleanser as a quick hand wash when there is no sink or fresh water available.

All products are handmade and hand poured! We source raw materials locally as much as possible to support local business and all of our labels and print jobs are local business as well.

Check them out!

https://linktr.ee/drbypetco

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Vendor Feature: The Lady In 605

Cookies are important during the Christmas holidays! With a warm glass of milk, it’s the best!

Who is The Lady In 605?


1) Why and when did you start your business?


I started out by making treats for coworkers, just because I loved to bake and I wanted to try new recipes. Then I started making birthday cakes for them and it just grew from there.

In 2021, I wanted to learn more about cookie decorating, so I dove into that head first. Since then I have gotten more orders and I’ve started to do it full time.

2) Next, what was your background?


I grew up baking with my nana as a young child, and I’ve always had a passion for being in the kitchen. I worked in the insurance industry before going on Maternity leave. My business grew exponentially in the 18 months that I was off.

3) Some interesting facts about your product?


I make custom sugar cookies, but I also teach classes so anyone can learn to create a beautiful (edible) work of art.

Check her out?

https://linktr.ee/theladyin605

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Vendor Feature: Nuttea

Congratulations on their newest location! This is Nuttea, who uses nut “mylk” instead of dairy! Thanks for the invite!

Who is Nuttea?

1) When and why did you start your business?

NUTTEA Vancouver opened on July 15, 2022.
Me and my husband love animals and really like the concept of NUTTEA. Have tasty bubble tea drinks but without using animal milk or milk powder. It’s a animal friendly, earthy friendly and a much more healthier option for bubble tea drinks. We would also like to use NUTTEA as a platform for find raising for animals and people in needed.


2)What was your background?

I moved to Vancouver from Hong Kong in 2020. I never had any experience with any food-related business. We are new to Vancouver as well as food business.


3) What is special about your products?

The Nut cream can also eat as ice cream after you put it into the freezer. I am surprised so many people are lactose intolerance compare to people who have nut allergies.


4) Finally, what else would you like to share?

Vegan food can be as tasty as non-vegan food!
Please support the fund raising activities in NUTTEA in the future.

Check them out!

https://instagram.com/nuttea_canada?

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Vendor Feature: Blink Silver Jewelry

Fine, dainty and very sparkly describes my new bracelet from Blink Silver Jewelry! Thank you!

Who is Blink Jewelry?

  1. When and why did you start your business? Blink Silver started from a revolutionary vision to bring authentic Sterling Silver jewelry to a wider population – at a more affordable price.
  2. What is special about your products? Items we choose to make are inspired by the latest trends, and are hand-crafted to every single details to ensure the finest quality. You can find the hallmark S925 in all of the items in order to fulfill our promise of creating safe and affordable jewelry.
  3. What else do you want to share? Some of our special items include – Personal Engraving & Couple Rings/Couple Bracelets 💕.

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http://blinksilverjewelry.com/

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Vendor Feature: Beth And Olivia Handmade

When I saw the name of the scent, I needed to try it! Thank you, Beth And Olivia Handmade for these lovely products to try!

Who is Beth And Olivia Handmade?


When my daughters were only preschoolers back in 2008, they loved all things sparkly. They were my inspiration to make jewellery for little girls. This passion then turned into a business.
My little tots are now teenagers and I have shifted my focus to making charm jewelry for females of all ages. My necklaces are dainty and minimalistic, making them great for both casual and dress-up looks.

My youngest daughter, Beth, developed eczema at a very young age. It got worse as she grew older which prompted me to look for a natural product to relieve her skin condition. Nothing that I found helped her condition, so I decided to create something myself. The result was my Neem and Tea Tree Body Butter using natural herbs and oils that worked best for Beth. From there, I expanded my collection to include lip butters, body butters, bath bombs, soaps, bath salts and more.

In 2013, I finally decided to start my business combining both jewellery and body care products.

I graduated as a fashion designer and was in the field for 8 years. Everything I create for my company presently was all self taught.

I’m in a positive mindset whenever I make my products. This intention goes into pouring, mixing, measuring, labelling, the whole creation process. This is my way of spreading love and positivity to the world…through my products.

Check them out!

https://instagram.com/bethandoliviahandmade

https://bethandolivia.com/

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