“When I was a little girl I didn’t dream of princesses and castles, I didn’t dream of my wedding, the dress and shoes.. my earliest memory with the answer to “what I would do when I grew up” was to be a business woman. That was the moment I became responsible for my own happiness. My parents job to guide me to think for myself, understand what would make me happy was completed. Happiness is a feeling… and not in things.
This was the moment I began designing what happy would look like for me …the notion of wearing a power suit and driving a fast car was my idea of what a successful business person looked like. (It was the 80’s after all… so that meant a leather blue, power suit, with big shoulders)
It wasn’t typical for women to be in business, I never seemed to notice. One of my favorite things to do growing up was discovering markets around the world, and slowly exploring all the amazing things they had to offer. Flea markets in Greece, night markets in BC and Italy, farmers markets in Montreal, street vendors in Belize, garage sales at home…. I could spend hours doing it. I was always trying to find a night market here at home that gave me the same feel.
That was my “a-ha” moment…. if I couldn’t find a night market, I had to build it myself and if I built it they would come :). It has not been an easy journey with many hills on the way. I have some great vendors who continue to be part of my journey and for that I am thankful…”