Once Upon a Time…

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There were two curious little girls who were able to spend an afternoon exploring within a fairytale land.  There were dragon’s, castles, lush greenery, faeries and so much more! This past Saturday the girls went and explored the wonderful Once Upon a Time art market/tea house here at a private residence on Gabriola. There were… Read more »

Thanks to all and a Happy Holiday!

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Thanks to all who made it out to the studio today for the Gabriola Winter Art Affair, it was a fantastic event!  To all who receive the gifts we hope you love them even more than we do, locally made is extra special!  Also a very happy holidays to all, may it be full of… Read more »

Cottage Industry

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One of the things that makes Gabriola Island a special place is the provision in our bylaws for cottage industry on all residential properties – this allows for a broad range of home occupations (for official list see Gabriola Land Use Bylaws under links in the side menu to the left on this page); it has… Read more »

Madrona Marketplace

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We walked to the Madrona Marketplace today for coffee and to look in the shops. We started at North Road Sports and I bought a great pair of Merrill walking sandals which were very reasonably priced, we looked around and admired some of the shirts and shorts. Next stop was Slice of  Life, a gallery of art… Read more »