Vancouver’s rich community of creatives and makers inspired Lisa Wrixon to launch thestylewell, a retail space in North Vancouver’s Edgemont Village offering a unique mix of decorative accessories. “I wanted to create a place where locals could shop to find valuable pieces for their homes, discuss their projects and share their renovation stories, all while I help them find the perfect pillow,” says Lisa.
A former brand strategist for Indaba Trading and trained interior designer, Lisa opened the 800-square-foot shop in May. It’s one of several independent businesses predominantly owned by women in the mountainside neighbourhood, just a 10-minute drive from downtown Vancouver.
In-person interactions are, in part, why Lisa chooses not to sell online and why she’s emphasized the value of face-to-face experiences by designing the store as a homelike setting. “It certainly doesn’t feel like work,” she says. “It feels as though I’ve been doing this all my life.”
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