September 7, 2011

There's something in the water.

We are really lucky girls. We have some of the most amazing friends on the planet and we love the city that we live in. Lots of people don't understand how we can live in a place with the most drastic temperatures, and not a lot to do (especially once temperatures drop) but we beg to differ! There's something magical about this small city and the friendly people that call it home.
Winnipeg has some of the most creative people that we know; maybe there's something in the water? We think that because it's a small city (more like a really big town) everyone seems to know everyone, and we feed off of each other's creative energy.

 Here's a peak at some of our wonderfully talented friends that live in Winnipeg (or nearby) that are doing what they love, and are doing it well

Our friend Nils Vik just opened the most beautiful coffee shop, Parlour Coffee this last week. 
Lucky for us it's right around the corner from our shop! 
Great coffee, great people and a great space; what a perfect combo.  

I (Erin) am not a big fan of coffee, but I am really confident that Parlour Coffee will make me a believer, and we wish Nils all the best! Welcome to the neighbourhood buddy!
If you live in this lovely city, go and check it out people, you won't be disappointed!
(These photos were taken by Nils)

Parlour Coffee 468 Main Street

Some newer friends of ours, Jessie & Tyler Thiessen of One + One Design are going to be launching their website really soon and we are so excited to see it!
They are a newly married duo that do amazing wedding (and other events) stationary design and illustration!
We're already talking about some kind of collaboration in the future, and we're can hardly wait! They are going to do big things, we can feel it in our bones!

Check out their amazing work here:
The photo of Jessie & Tyler above (they have the cutest logo ever!) was taken by our other new and talented friend Rosie of  Simply Rosie Photography!

We met her a couple weeks back when she came to us to borrow some outfits and props for a photoshoot she was working on. Here's a peak from that shoot! We can't wait to see more!
Check out Rosie's amazing work here:


  1. You lovely ladies are the best! Thanks for the shout outs and we can't wait to collaborate in the near future :)

  2. awwww you guys are the sweetest!!! Fun times ahead :)
    And thanks for that coffee info, can't wait to check them out!

  3. Love that one plus one logo!

    ♥ sécia

  4. That coffee shop looks so cute! Thanks for sharing. Good luck to your friends! XO, Rae

  5. Lovelies, Rosie, I think we are going to have to have a coffee meet up at Parlour sometime very soon!

  6. Yes jessie! Just name the date, girl! xo

  7. Their style and illustration are so cute :)


  8. I love eveything I see in this blog, to much inspiration for one visit, so definititly following!! And oh my god that logo is genius!!

  9. Awww it sounds like you really do have a very sweet little city. I went from living in a little town where everybody is also very creative and supportive of each other to moving back to Auckland which is one big sprawled out corporate machine... you really make me miss my old town!

  10. I wish I lived there now! So many fun & creative things for a little town. I would definitely be hitting up that coffee shop every chance I could.

  11. I just found your blog and I'm so excited to read up on some of your older posts!

    That wedding invitation is amazing...and those croissants look incredible!

  12. Love that you are promoting and supporting your city as part of your blog. As much as I love vintage and blog posts about vintage it's always good to have context and more insight to the people and places behind the blog!

    Loved this post and yes - love One + One's Design's logo - perfick!!

    Funtime x

  13. So inspiring to see incredible Winnipeg such talent!

  14. Suuuuper cute photos! And both of you are super cute too!
    Following? Yes indeed. Have a splendid day!


  15. Lovely, lovely, lovely. That hot air balloon makes my heart swoon. In fact when I get married that's how I plan to leave! Perhaps I should move to Winnipeg!
    Love, Yellowgirl