Treasures and Travels Market at Vancouver Mural Festival

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We had SUCH an amazing time hosting our first Treasures and Travels Market at the first year's Vancouver Mural Festival! 

Huge thanxs to Elaine for running around all day taing ALL these photos of our maret :) 

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We were very grateful to find a sweet screen printing company called Slice Of Life in Vancouver - they covered a lot of the festival's printing and did a rad job! Couldn't be more grateful to our pal Elliott Snyder who designed our T&T Market tote. If you want to buy one, they are only $5! Send us an email and we will send one over to you :)

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Our aunt and cousin Jordyn came and set up Pink House for our market!  We have SO many exciting things ahead for this business and we can't wait to get going on it. Be sure to keep a look out and follow along on our instagram.

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How amazing is this banner Tegan embroidered?! I (Linds) could not believe how much work and hours she put into embroidering this by hand for our market. After taking the El Patcha Workshop at our studio, she became obsessed and also just got so freaking good! SO PROUD!

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Tegan and I had a lot of fun decorating the park for our market! We couldn't have done it without the help from our friends :) A HUGE thank you to all of our lovely volunteers who came to help us out, you ladies rocked our world. Thank you again to my roomie and bestie Elaine for coming and taking all of these photos throughout the day. So happy that she captured it so perfectly.

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Most of the bunting we made with our volunteers, but a huge thank you to Front & Company for lending us their window display to add to our decorations! Sonia ( @iiisoniaiii ) is insanely talented and made this blue tassel display that we hung from the lamp posts and draped across the stage. Beauty!

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A huge thanks to all of our amazing vendors!! We were so impressed with everyone's displays and charm.  All of the vendors put in so much effort and it made the market extra special. Check out #treasuresandtravelsmarket on instagram for more photos from our vendors!

Harlow // Melanie Hull // Fable Naturals // Matria Home // Sarah Mulder // Fallow Goods Ltd. // Drifter // Jackson Rowe // Minimoc // The Nested Owl // Make Merry Party Shop // Hayo // Ekii // Sarah Delaney // Nettles Tale // Blossom Box & Tea // Sigil and Growler // Shop Sewn // Sarah kenyon // Erin Balzer Design // V Shop // Forage & Lace // Rogue Florist // Symmetry & Grace // The Littlest Fry // Hey Jude // Enkel skin care

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Huge props to our pals over at Flow! They provided the best alkaline water filled with minerals like zinc, potassium, magnesium, and calcium carbonate! Plus their packaging is made from renewable materials, so yum. Follow their Instagram (@flowwater) P.s. They're giving away an unreal wellness retreat for FOUR to Oahu, Hawaii. Simply snap a pic of you in "flow" (running, yoga, living etc ;)) and share it on instagram with the hashtag #MindBodyFlow  *Canadian residents only.

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What's a market without yummy treats? Hugos Churros, Tubify Freezies, The Local Chemist providing iced coffee, Moon Brew with kombucha, and Kaboom Box providing amazing West Coast Cuisine. 

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Our good friend Jon Bryant put on a beautiful acoustic show, wooing the crowd. Be sure to listen to his lovely tunes. 

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Our boys in Peach Pit turned it up and rattled the stage. Be sure to listen to their tunes and PS they are playing a show September 2nd at the fox with Dino Lite. Join us!  Get your tix here or message them on their insta :) 

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We had a ton of painters come out with their easels and paint all day in the park! It was super cool, I loved walking around and seeing how different everyone's style was. Thank you all for coming out and bringing your brushes. 

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The beauuuuutiful songbird Jenny Banai graced us all with her angelic voice. Also huge thanks to Bre McDaniel for filling in last minute for our dear friend Austen Case.

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This is our boy Elliott! He helped us brand the market, designed these totes, and has been helping us BIG TIME with Pink House. Can't wait to show you more of his work soon. 

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A HUGE HUGE HUGE thanks to our friends Dwight, Dalton, Chris, Dallas, and Adam for the early AM set up,  Pat, Evan & Sarah, Kim, Elaine & Taylor, for helping throughout the day, Tegan's husband Dan for doing sound, and our Pops Marc for helping us tear down and take everything away! Thank you as well to all our volunteers who came to our studio weeks before the market to tear fabric and string up all the fun bunting. Thank you to everyone who donated fabric and carpet! 

Last but not least, thank you to David Vertesi for being a dreamer and a doer, and for his whole team who worked endlessly to set up this whole event. Can't wait to see what you scheme up for next year!

Sunset Beach Hang with Grana

Last week Lindsay and I headed down to the beach just before sunset. We enjoyed the quiet little trek down through the empty dirt path just west of Kits beach. It was a windy but warm night and it was just what we needed after a long week of busy-busy-busy with the Market we've been planning for this weekend! We sat on the warm rocks and picked blackberries to our hearts content. I love this little beach for this type of night, it's not great for swimming because it's a bit rocky, but it's quiet and a great place to sneak a bottle of wine and a pizza ;)

We've quickly fallen in love with this brand called Grana. Their clothing is high quality and affordable. I love reading their story and their way of running their business, you can read more in detail on their website here. They work directly with the fabric mills and are very clear about the process of where their fabrics come from and where they're made. I really love and appreciate that. Their clothes are basic, classic, timeless! Every time I go on their website I learn something new, they share about each fabric that the pieces are made with, some history and where they source it from. Their transparency is so refreshing! We were so excited to pick out a style of their brand new line of bathing suits that they just launched this month. The mix and match styles and colours make it a lot of fun. They fit true to size and the fabric is unlike anything I've felt before in a bathing suit (Italian Sensitive fabric!) no wires or padding but fits like a glove. 

We enjoyed the most beautiful sunset and as always wondered why we don't come down here as often! So lucky to live where we do. 

Until the end of August Grana has graciously offered our readers 10% off plus free shipping! Simply enter the code TreasureXGrana at checkout! xoxo