Viens Avec Moi is celebrating Canada early this year by supporting made in Canada goods.
Join us for Buy Canadian Day hosted by the Wellington West BIA on June 24. Viens Avec Moi, along with the other shops in Welly West, will be featuring our favourite Canadian makers.
For our Buy Canadian Pop-Up Krista Norris will be bringing in limited lightweight styles and launching a small selection of new silk neckties. For added fun, select styles from past winter collections will be part of an exclusive Krista Norris Collection sample sale. Krista will be joining us Saturday, June 24th from 1-4.
On Sunday, June 25thBuy Canadian Day continues as VAM joins local businesses across our beautiful city in offering no tax on all purchases!
Viens Avec Moi will be offering no tax all weekend.
We’re so excited to be carrying Vancouver-based Tofino Towel Co. this summer! A company that emulates Mother Nature, encouraging its’ customers to “consciously slow down, be present in the moment and enjoy the simple pleasures of life”.
These towels were designed thoughtfully with their iconic large round shape to put an end to the constant adjusting and shaking of beach towels so you can continue enjoying the outdoors without any distractions.
Tofino Towel Co. has adopted what they call the “1% model”. This means donating 1% of all profits to local non-profits, 1% of all product to people in need, and 1% of its’ employees time to the protection and enjoyment of the West Coast. Their current partnership is with Strawberry Isle Research Society, a group of dedicated naturalists living and working on the waters of Vancouver Island conducting research and monitoring our marine ecosystems.
You can find Tofino Towel Co. in store at 1338 Wellington Street West, or online.
It’s time for another #vienschezmoi and yep, WE KNEW it! We knew Jess from Good Shop’s home would be as effortlessly cool as she is! We love this hardworking business woman (and mother of two) and we are so grateful to have her part of our VAM fam. Find her beautiful shop on Dalhousie Street as well as upstairs in our shop 💁 at viens avec moi and online too! Make sure to give this shop a follow and you will be sure to find unique pieces for your home , (and not to mention the best apothecary)!! Enjoy!! 👇
Occupation: Store owner of Goods Shop
Favourite place in your house: The sun room – it’s wonderfully bright and happens to be the only room we’ve decorated
Favourite possession: This is hard! Probably a three way tie between my phone, pencil cactus and coffee machine
Your favourite VAM purchase: Right now it’s my new white dress, but next week it’s going to be the Fatigue shirt I’m coming in to buy
For this edition of #vienschezmoi we are so excited to be featuring our beautiful, inspiring friend Anne-Marie, who we highlighted throughout the month of February. Anne-Marie underwent a heart transplant over a year ago and celebrated her one year anniversary with her new heart back in September❤️ . Check out our other blog posts for what Anne-Marie has been up to this past year and you will understand why this friend makes our hearts sing!!! 🎤 ✨ enjoy 👇
Name: Anne-Marie Koeslag Occupation: I’m a teacher Favourite place in your home: My favourite place is our brown couch in the living room. Why: It is to life what the time-out tree is to a serious game of tag. When we’ve had a long day, we meet up on the brown couch, forget everything, and nap. Our naps are best on a Winter day, when the sun is out and its warmth takes over the living room. Long live the brown couch 😉 Your favourite possession: My favourite possession is anything that brings me music, like Sirius in the car or the speaker in my shower. Why: Music is everything. It calms me, it energizes me, it’s where I spend my daydreams and it’s where I reflect on life. Car or shower concerts are the best therapy in the world 🎶🎤 Your favourite VAM purchase: That’s a tough one. My Cleobella weekender bag, Krista Norris rebel wingtip scarf…I’m also REALLY excited to wear my new little Félicité butterfly top when it’s warm out!
Thank you to each and every one of you who came out to our shopping event, Shop with Your Heart a few weeks ago. It was a huge success and your support and Paper Heart purchases throughout the month of February will make a difference in the lives of those whose hearts need a little TLC.
We wanted to share with you Anne-Marie’s progress since receiving a heart transplant in October 2014.
Mon dieu, has she been busy! In between checkups, blood work and heart biopsies at the Heart Institute, Anne-Marie is learning to live with a heart that is as full of life as she is!
That means completing cardiac rehabilitation and putting her new heart to work with walking, exercise and dancing, of course. 😉
She is currently completing a professional development course to prep for her return to teaching next school year. In addition, Anne-Marie has been giving back by volunteering at the Canadian Transplant Games in Toronto, as well as with the Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance and coordinating the annual auction for Ottawa Therapy Dogs.
Anne-Marie has also contributed her story to Kathie Donovan’s book, Unconform, about living a courageous life.
Anne-Marie continues to inspire us all. This amazing woman proves to us just how life changing the work being done at the Heart Institute is.