Planning & Design: Ainsley’s Affairs
Photography: The Nickersons
Florals: Sunflower Florist
Doughnuts: Cartems Doughnuterie
Cupcakes: PS: heart blog
Decor: Ainsley’s Affairs
I know you are probably sick of hearing about The Refinery Magazine from me, but I think you should head over to our blog and download some love for your tech! You will see a few coming out over the next couple of weeks leading up to our big launch!
Head on over to http://therefinerymag.blogspot.ca to download a little valentines love for your favourite phones, ipads, computers and more!
Love your Tech!
After a long long time of anticipation, hard work, and blood, sweat and tears, we are finally just over a month away to our very first issue! This is an INCREDIBLY exciting time for myself and all the vendors involved with The Refinery Magazine!
I would like to thank the amazing vendors who contributed to this amazing new mag, and without your hard work this wouldn’t be a reality!
Thank you so so much!
Most importantly I would like to thank Madison Hope of Hope & Co for her countless hours of graphic design and making this magazine an actual reality!
Stay tuned for the first issue by liking out page:
We hope you like our first issue, and can’t wait to see and hear your feedback!
Love Love Love,
Ainsley ( & Madison)
Co-Founders of The Refinery Magazine
This week I decided to write a vendor review of a store that has quickly become a favourite for me in so so many ways.
Brick and Mortar Living is a wonderful home decor & gift shop that has the best in the lower mainland for canadian and local vendors and designers. From amazing jewellery, cute pillows and even more fantastic owners, this store continues to amaze me in so many ways. So far I have purchased great finds from Emma, Julia and Mama, many of which have been used at various events I have hosted and produced this past fall. I was fortunate to pick up an amazing egg basket lighting feature (Robyn’s Vintage Nest), along with a fantastic WTF (What the Frame?!) jewellery frame (which worked wonders as a seating chart, and is now being used by me in my home for its proper usage), along with many many more repurposed, refurbished, and unique Gems. I even found a FANTASTIC candle-labra that is going to be featured in an upcoming shoot for my newest project! (teehee, stay tuned for more news of that!)
One thing that sets Brick & Mortar Living apart from so many other small gift stores is their knack and ease at attracting friends and neighbours from afar. I have been trolling around Facebook and seeing who has had a chance to drop by, just from my personal friends, and more than 25 have tickled their fancies within their white washed walls. Some even have travelled from as far away as White Rock and West Van. Clearly, these ladies know how to connect and use social media to their advantage. Not only that, they are the friendliest ladies I have ever had the opportunity to meet in a local store to date!
Check out some of the photos that they have snapped from around the shop, and please visit their facebook page, if you haven’t already done so!
I picked up one of these wonderful necklaces made out of old tea cup spoons! My grandmother has a million and one of these old spoons floating around the house so it always reminds me of her when I wear it! Check out Georgina Baker Jewellery!
Absolutely LOVING these bridal headpieces which are a perfect accessory for the vintage savvy bride! Check out Blue Brocade!
Why look-y here! There it is on the bottom right! ❤
To cut this long story short, please don’t be shy, and go visit the lovely ladies over at Brick & Mortar Living. I promise that you will not be leaving empty handed, and you will be proud of it.
I don’t think I have left once without picking up something fabulous and heart warming.
Here is to a long life and a bright future for Idea! and Brick & Mortar Living. It is only just the beginning!
You can find Brick & Mortar Living on Begbie Street off Bridal Row in New West.
42 Begbie St
New Westminster, British Columbia V3M 3L9