Are you ready to kick off the holiday season with some HO HO HO - then clear your calendar for this Sunday, December 4 from 12-5pm and come join in some free family fun in Sapperton! A small group of merchants including Cadeaux Boutique, The Bloom Bloom Room, Mindful Mutts, and Good To Go got together to plan this first of what they hope is to be an annual Christmas … [Read more...] about Christmas in Sapperton
Sometimes it takes travelling a journey to realize when we have arrived. For Rani MacInnes of The Bloom Bloom Room, it took three successful careers, a couple of kids and a big life change to find her spot as a flower shop owner in Sapperton. … [Read more...] about A Growing Business: The Bloom Bloom Room
Summer heat came early with a May that was one of the driest on record, and it's only getting hotter. Thankfully, New West has a pretty great list of spray parks, splash pools and even a couple beaches where you can suntan on hot sand. Spray Parks: Open from 10am-7pm, Victoria Day to Labour Day Queens Park - A classic spot for summer fun, the thick trees of the park make it … [Read more...] about Stay cool, New West: Summer fun at spray parks, splash pools, and beaches
Today on Twitter, Mayor Jonathan Cote announced the city's first parklet will be built in Sapperton near Fratelli Bakery and the new Bloom Bloom Room flower shop. If I didn't know how long it takes to get things done at City Hall, I'd think the Mayor of New Westminster must be reading my blog. The first of five parklets planned for the city over the next five years, the … [Read more...] about The first New West parklet goes to …. Sapperton!
At some point last fall I got the itch to start sewing. I began dreaming about crafting my own clothes, mending existing garments and having the overall knowledge to begin a sewing project. Without any previous sewing experience, I got anxious and worried who to ask to teach me or to lend me their machine to practice on. I was prepared to self-teach and hope for the best. But … [Read more...] about Learning to Sew in New Westminster
There is a significant amount of excitement at my house these days because no longer will my husband have to head to Vancouver to pick up beer making supplies (one of the better known and more popular suppliers in the region has set up shop on Hastings, just east of Main) to knock off a batch of basement brew. Even more exciting is that just-opened-today local business, … [Read more...] about Barley’s Homebrewing Supplies a welcome addition to Sapperton