I'm not one to attend local BIA meetings; my BBB studio is a bit off the main drag of Hespeler. However, I do belong to the association to keep abreast of developments which of late are many: the old of many windows iconic American Standard building where they used to enamel bathtubs is about to be 'condoized' along side a new 11 storey apartment building, the Fashion Museum now hangs its hat in the former post office building, a fab artisinal olive oil shop O&V, a great vinyl record /book shop Millpond and recently my building sold and has new owners who will open a kraft beer brewery! Hespeler is hip!
About a month later a longtime BBB customer Carolyn Dempsey popped into the studio with her friend Barbara Cove. Barbara is an ER nurse at Grand River Hospital. You can put 2 and 2 together. The BBB in the ER belonged to Barbara. She says its a great tote for her carry the tools of her trade such as the stethscope etc when she is on high alert. It made me think of the amazing job ER nurses and nurses in general do. How do they stay calm and cool surrounded by our various states of our emergency?
Barbara was very happy with the BBB spa results and it was a pleasure to administer some much needed TLC to her BBB; restoring her tote for more appearances in the ER but looking bit more lively! Our good deed for Earth Day.
If you would like to do some Spring cleaning and send your BBB to us until May 15 all restorations are on the house!
Charlotte and Castel Sea Salt Soap: beautifully made, beautifully packaged and an exquisite experience to use. Who are Charlotte and Castel? Well not the names of the founders, 'charlotte' refers to a delicate dessert and castel? Is that a star .. The 'voyage' of the creators behind C&C is as intriquing as their collection of organic sea inspired products.
Starting from top row left to right are buttons made from branches of yew, maple, boxwood, black cherry, birch, black walnut, mystery driftwoord, tulip and ash.
I confess I know very little about trees, even though growing up surrounded by them like birds, I considered them commonplace and paid little attention to their distinguishing features. Looking south out my bedroom window - my favourite view and the best part about waking up with the sun rising over Lake Erie thru the trees. Like watching a negative develop into colour , tree trunks and branches emerged from the pitch becoming charcoal silouettes against a salmon pink sky...
No, that's not a drink... but it could be. Rather I am referring to Blair Seagram's photography. www.blairseagram.com. Yes, Seagrams Whiskey ( remember the famed Crown Royal and its purple gift bag aka best marble bag ever) is one of the pillars of Canadian spirits. Photographer Blair happens to be the great great granddaughter of Joseph Emm Seagram (link) who founded the distillery in the Waterloo Ontario area where my business is located. Blair shoots water that quenches our aesthetic thirst! Blair is also a great BBB customer who lives in Sag Harbor, New York and focuses her lens on its ocean vistas.