Live Blog: Fraser Valley Women’s Expo – Who’s Here

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

There are all kinds of great local companies here at the 2012 Fraser Valley Women’s Expo at Heritage Park in Chilliwack. Stop by this weekend and be sure to bring some shopping bags because there are LOTS of awesome companies and products here!

Sip & Sweets is here! This Chilliwack sweet & coffee shop just opened up in October and is already gaining quite the reputation amongst sweet tooth’s everywhere! Not only a candy shop, Sip & Sweets serves up crepes and other goodies, as well as italian sodas in cute little glasses!

Soul Tree Handmade Adornments is here! With all the beautiful handmade feather clips, earrings and elaborate hair pieces, this is a booth you won’t want to miss! All made locally, artist Dionne Perrott likes to make pieces that suit all types of styles. Whether you like natural & earthy tones, or are looking for a pop of electric blue, you’re sure to find that one piece that speaks directly to you! We loved her super cute booth decor too!

Omega Crunch is here! These goofy folks are serving up samples of their delicious (yes we said delicious) flax seeds! Choose between roasted garlic with crackers, or roasted maple on yogurt – or try both! This great Canadian product is an awesome way to get that extra nutritution in a super easy way. Flax seeds are excellent for our health, and Omega Crunch makes it easy (and yummy) to add to smoothies, oatmeal, cream cheese bagels and more!

Just My Style is here – and they brought their whole store (at least, it looks like it)! Located in Chilliwack, this store is a giant collection of all things vintagey, cozy country inspired, and inspirational. We loved their booth display so much, mostly because there is just so much to look at while you’re there! Great show specials so be sure to stop by and say hello!

Lisa Berry Photography has a beautiful display here! Focusing on portraits & wedding photography, Lisa Berry is a talented photographer based out of Hope. Her whimsical style and cutesy-putesy children’s photography will be sure to win your heart. Stop by her booth to say hello and enter to win a $75.00 gift certificate!

Laura Derksen from Crystal Clear Boutique creates beautiful frilly accessories for all ages, and who doesn’t like a little bit of frill every once in a while? From uber-cute flapper inspired dresses for wee ones, to fabric rosette hair pins, everything is handmade with love. What’s every better? She makes custom designs if you are looking for that perfect accessary to suit a particular style or outfit. Plus, she’s super friendly and would love it if you stopped by to say hello!

We love the ladies at The Passionate Home, and they’re here too! As always, their booth is filled with delightful things, and we loved their creative usage of scrabble pieces. Along with showcasing merchandise from their store, they’ve also partnered up with Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint and are doing demonstrations at their booth all weekend. Don’t miss their full presentation on stage at 3:00pm on Saturday for loads of decorating & furniture refinishing tips!

The cutest bibs in the Fraser Valley are here! Visit the MacBib booth to check out Shari’s bandana inspired bibs with easy velcro closures to keep them secure on even the squirmiest toddlers. You can also find super soft blankets and cutesy burp clothes at her booth as well!

Tucked away in a cute little booth is Little Treasures, a booth that showcases a plethora of crocheted hats, headbands, baby clips and photography props. We especially love her sock monkey hat – too cute!

 

Newlove Decor & Design‘s booth has the right idea… they have a candy display! Showing off fancy table settings with a pop of bright turquoise, this wedding inspired booth is certainly eye catching. Check out our recap of Erin’s main stage presentation on 2012 wedding trends, and ways to make your wedding more unique to showcase your personality!

New-to-Chilliwack Unika is here! Filled with a mixture of new products and hand selected consignment items, Unika is also the only official supplier of Tom’s footwear in the Chilliwack area. Stop by to check out their unique collection of spring wear, purses and accessories. Don’t miss their beautiful necklaces and bracelets from Mala Imports while you’re there.

Sweet Piece is here with all things delicate and beautiful! Sweet Piece carries unique pearl, swarvoski crystal and sterling silver jewelry for weddings, special occasions and everyday wear. They also make custom pieces on a regular basis, so be sure to stop by and visit them if you are looking for that perfect piece of jewelry for your wedding day.

Elly’s Studio of Cake Design is here, and are teaching the ladies how to decorate cupcakes! Be sure to visit their booth for tutorials, and to get the opportunity to actually make one yourself. You’ll be blown away by her flower designs – you won’t believe that they aren’t real flowers!

Voila Lash Lounge is here and they’re doing lash extensions on site! We suggest that you get there early if you’re interested because they’ve been busy all weekend! Not too surprising – who wouldn’t want to relax with a blanket while getting beautified! Looking for eyelash extensions after the show? Visit their new studio on Young Rd in Chilliwack!

Grace + Allure Beauty Salon is here! Fixing up ‘dos with smiles, these lovely ladies sure are happy to be here! Visit them for a hair style touch ups and learn more about all the great services they offer. They really are full service – and of course, local!

Undine’s Retreat Day Spa & Hair Studio is here spreading the word about their newest location on Promontory Rd (in Chilliwack)! Combining spa treatments (massages, facials, etc), wellness treatments (reiki & reflexology) and hair services, Undines is a great destination to visit when you are looking for a full body treatment! Visit their booth for a What’s New at Undine’s flyer which features exciting info like upcoming seminars!

Shannon Ardell from Travel Only is here and giving away a $100 travel voucher! She’s also dishing out great travel tips and ideas to help you get from here to there – wherever your dream destination is. With so many travel books and so many pretty beach pictures, you’re bound to walk away with symptoms of wanderlust.

Speaking of travel, we love clothes that make travelling easier! Mai Tai Dresses is here with their version of the “100 Ways Dress” and you won’t believe how many beautiful options that 1 simple dress has. Dress it up with a blingy pin, or dress it down with tights – the choice is up to you! We love all the different colours and patterns and the special show prices!

There is no shortage of fantastic home decor ideas here at the Fraser Valley Women’s Expo. Home Sweet Nest has brought so many unique pieces to the show that we had to loop back around to check out their booth again. Plus, their spacious booth feels just like home with all the warm, cozy and vintage items to browse. Oversized vintage picture frame chalkboards? Yes please!

Hands need some rejuvenation? Inspired Arts & Gifts is demonstrating Aromatica’s Skin Polish Sunday from 11:00am – 5:00pm. Be sure to stop by and see them for the ultimate 2 minute hand scrub and lotion treatment. Super affordable (and super awesome), you’ll want to walk away with a package of your very own – we sure did!

Agape Bridal is here with wedding gown ideas galore! With a few on display, and lots of wedding packages to take home with you, this booth with have you hearing wedding bells (if you aren’t already married of course!)

Another local bridal boutique Silk & White Satin, was also here with a dress adorned booth.  We loved the pop of red in their display, a great bridesmaid dress design! Their store offers a collection of dresses, accessories, jewellery and shoes to choose from.

Rickie Ruch from The Natural Solution is here with his natural alternative for hot tub maintenance. Chemical free, his system (designed and manufactured in Abbotsford) keeps your hot tub clean and easy to maintain. Be sure to stop by and chat with him, he’s so helpful and happy to talk about how it works!

Fraser Valley Women’s Expo

www.fraservalleywomensexpo.com

44140 Luckakuck Way, Chilliwack



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