Delish General Store
Even though I practically live at Granville Island, I only happened upon this little (somewhat) hidden gem the other day. Tucked away behind Rogers Chocolates, is the delightfully fun store where you can find everything you didn’t even know you needed, but can’t imagine how you lived without. I’m talking about the largest selection of Mason Jar accessories I’ve ever seen, plus candles, designer water bottles, Swedish face soap… the list goes on. Even their shopping baskets are cool. Sigh. It’s more than likely you will see me there throughout the holiday season and beyond.
Coral and Cloud
Oh how I love the design of Coral + Cloud. Founder Miko creates modern, hand-made, hand-painted wooden bead necklaces and mobiles that are versatile and fun, and that add a pop of colour to any outfit or room. Yes, this is an online retailer, and one not to be missed. Her site is a gorgeous representation of her process and line, and is an experience in itself. I have also watched Miko respond to countless Instagram “customers” about their inquiries while I am busy double-tapping her posts – so this is one modern and hands-on shop!
Trout and Co.
Trout & Co. is a general store and art exhibition space in East Vancouver. A short walk from Commercial Drive, this store curates a beautiful selection of products that are handcrafted and Made In Canada. Jewelry, knits, cards… everything in the shop screams (softly, like a little french hen guiding you toward more socially-sourced goods) handmade. It’s the sort of place that makes you want to follow your dream of opening up a little shop to showcase the craftsmanship of… oh wait, they already did and it’s amazing.
Please note: This is a tiny selection of the awesomeness that is Local + Vancouver. We are creating a larger list on Peaks & Harbours as our time (and bank account) permits. Send us your favourite places, and we will add them!
|Bree Galbraith is the co-founder of Peaks and Harbours, a Vancouver “not just for moms” blog that showcases everything our city has to offer the younger crowd. @breegalbraith|