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In Pursuit of Excellence

July 23rd marks the beginning of the summer Olympic games. Not the 2021 Olympics but the 2020 Olympics since they were postponed last year due to the pandemic. As with everything that has happened in the last year and a half, this too has been fraught with challenges. With the pandemic not fully under control in Japan, there will be no spectators this time around. Once again, the world has learned to pivot and reimagine what has been a formula for decades. Our heroes of the track, the court, the gymnasium and the pool will perform to silence around them, no cheering and no close contact of any kind.

All this reminds me of what it has been like for small business owners through this past year, striving for excellence with no cheering and no congratulations. I especially want to shout out to our local jewellery designers who have persevered with their design and production during these last 18 months. Lazy Maisie Creates, Justine Brooks, Treeline Collective and Mana Jewelry Design are 4 of our beloved local designers who have jumped hurdles and smacked covid with a fierce back hand to survive and thrive. So congratulations and a hearty “well done”!

Show your favourite local designers and business owners some love and support this week! We are open and ready to greet you every Sunday - Thursday from 10am - 7pm and Fridays & Saturdays from 10am - 8pm. For those who can't make it here in person, you can still shop from our full selection of jewellery, accessories, handbags and wallets, footwear, housewares, gifts, and more online here!