Makers & Doers // Epoché Leather Accessories

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We had the pleasure of entering the home of the lovely Angela of Epoché Designs, a Vancouver based artist and fashion designer. It is SO amazing to see something come to life before your eyes, to be created from start to finish, completely by hand. It's so inspiring. 

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Epoché is a line of vegetable tanned leather goods that fuse fine art with fashion resulting in modern and sophisticated designed bags. She uses a unique combination of her skills of screen-printing and her bachelor in leather making. This brilliant duo creates such beautiful pieces that are simple yet have a stunning edgy appeal.  

 As soon as we walked into Angela's home, we instantly felt at home. She made us coffee and tea as we admired all the artwork on her walls. When I asked about the pieces, she shyly replied that they were all her paintings, and her boyfriend made her showcase them. It was cool to see bits and pieces of her talent all over her home.  

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Angela created a kickstarter campaign to further the growth of her business and create a fresh new brand that allows people to "experience art in a new way".

You can check out her kickstarter here, and we encourage you to help her reach her goal! We were so impressed by the amount of time and precision she gave to each and every product. From cutting the leather, screen-printing the designs, to punching the individual holes and sewing it up by hand. These are products we LOVE to stand behind, products that are art, that have so much care put into them, by passionate makers & doers. 

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Again, be sure to check out her kickstarter!!


Let's Talk // Tegan

My goodness, it's almost April! These last few weeks (when I'm not working) have been spent at home in cozy slippers watching Netflix. Life has been busy, it's been SO much fun going on a few roadtrips with my sis, and we have some exciting things up our sleeves, so these next few weeks will be busy, busy, busy, as it all comes together! I'm starting to slow down at the cafe, cutting back on some shifts and I gave my notice, so I'm excited to spend these next few months bringing it down a few gears. Focus more of my time and energy on getting ready to be a mom, give birth, prepare our home for baby Klenner, and for this big transition.

I am so excited for this Summer. It's going to be like none other, and I have no idea what to expect. I'm excited to wear high waisted jeans again, heck, any of my jeans, I had to add another pair to the pile of unwearable clothing today. I said it before, but it really is crazy seeing your body change so drastically. How it can suddenly be quite difficult to pick up that spoon you just dropped or to tie your shoe. I say suddenly because it feels like as of this last week, so many things have become a much bigger challenge! Trying to maneuver through the small local grocery market last night ended up being a gong show, and I bumped into way too many people and knocked over too many loaves of bread. I'm sure it will be wayyy easier with a baby right? ;)

This past week I met up for coffee to catch up with my friend Alex, we shared a bit of her story last year when she was running her Indiegogo campaign called "An Army of Hearts." She is a beautiful woman full of encouragement and joy. She gave these Love > Cancer bracelets to Lindsay and I, and I haven't taken it off since. Every time I notice it, or catch myself fiddling with it, it's a beautiful reminder of my amazing mother, how strong she is, and reminds me to send prayers her way throughout the day.  

A few of my favourite things:
Slippers // Perfect White tee // Rope Necklace