I have had the absolute pleasure of working with Tara for the past three years in my day job, Associate Director of New Works here in Vancouver. At least once a week she’s in the office, stroller in tow, to meet with her GM Janice, and get down to the business of running an amazing dance theatre company. She’s a ray of fresh, real sunshine, and always make you laugh. I’m so delighted that Tara is our newest interview on the site today – read on and don’t forget to see her next performance in a week!
Say hello to local entrepreneur Danielle Nott! She is the bright and beautiful creator of Monkey & Peanut, a sweet small business that I only wish was around when my little ones’ pants were drooping to the floor. Bree and I were introduced to Danielle through her good friends Jack and Marty – you know who you are 😉 and we got to continue the conversation over coffee on Main Street, and of course through the interwebs. Find out how she made the leap from dental office to creative business below!
About a year ago, I came across Miko’s beautifully hand-painted bead necklaces in one of our favourite shops Collage Collage. Almost simultaneously, her lovely and popular Coral + Cloud Instagram feed popped up on my phone, and we started a magical online friendship of enthusiastic hearts and sparkling emoji ‘love eyes’. Her styling is on point, and her thoughtfulness infuses her work with love and an obvious joy in what she now calls her full-time gig. We were thrilled when she agreed to be interviewed a little while ago, because just like all of you, we love hearing about the back story of how entrepreneurs have found or fallen into what they do, and their daily life of balancing kids, life, and work. Meet Miko everyone!
We first came across IWEARTHEHEADRESS on Instagram (surprise, surprise) this past summer when Bree was having all sorts of short-hair-lady problems after swimming with her boys. She commented on a post wondering if they’d work for her hair too, and was amazed at the almost instant reply from Sarah, the brainchild and designer behind the immensely popular brand. We quickly found Sarah to have a well-founded reputation for being a kind, genuine person and one smart business lady, who has built an incredible company of handmade, beautifully designed headbands through a simple concept and a dedication to quality. With over 27k followers on Instagram, this local company run by a gracious and stunningly beautiful mama of two, is worth knowing about and supporting. Read along and get to know the lovely Sarah. xo Continue Reading
A while ago Bree and I were scouring the interweb and our beautiful friends, for info on women in Vancouver who were doing amazing things with their careers, making connections in the community, all with a family to support. Bree had just been asked to participate in an Instagram 12 Days of Christmas with other local creatives, and as we huddled over our phones insta-stalking the other participants we came across Lyndsay Sung of Coco Cake Land.
Our eyes widened in the cellular glow at the incredibly beautiful pictures on her site, and we were immediately drawn to the thoughtful way Lyndsay wrote about her love of food, her closeness with her family, and her adoration of her young son Teddy. As we continued to follow along, we were also captivated by her honest and open experiences with her wave of treatments after her breast cancer diagnosis earlier this year.
Let’s be completely honest here, Bree and I are ecstatic to meet Taisa Skulsky, Sales Director of Rachel Comey this Thursday, at One of a Few‘s trunk show of the brand. This will be our first interview with a working mama that we haven’t met yet in person, but when Michelle Rizzaro from One of a Few GUSHED about Taisa and what a rad stylish lady (with two kids in tow) she was, we got a few butterflies in our stomachs and knew we had to have her on Peaks & Harbours.
Thanks to Taisa’s warm, record-breakingly fast replies, and the magic of internet, we were able to dive into how this lovely gal balances a family life with a career in the fashion world, and how she got there in the first place. Enjoy xo
I met this beautiful family through a mutual friend and have gotten to know them through parties and most recently through taking their maternity and family portraits. I love that my job enables me to meet and hang out with so many rad humans. We pick a location for their portrait session and wander around chatting, posing, laughing, and usually the conversations leads to living in Vancouver. I love hear what people like to do and where they spend their time. Here’s what Kristen wrote about why they love Vancouver.