In the downtown Langley business community, we couldn’t ask for better neighbours. The entire city is filled with bright and vibrant business owners that support each other in ways that I can’t even put in to words. First, I’ll start off by briefly explaining what happened to our initial shop. To be honest, blunt and raw with you, my husband and I chose to take a step back from our marriage. As with any relationship there was stuff, and the various pressures of owning a business with your spouse took over. To say the split was easy would be a fib and the initial location of beach & blonde was a casualty of the process. I'm still here rocking out in Downtown Langley and Darrell is now located in Tofino doing beach research and development.
Back to the shop…as cute as it was for the first one, it was just a location. The brand, the concept, and the desire to create and curate fun products will never go away because that lives in my head. It lives in my heart. It is who I am and will always be and my mission to continue to bring “all the fun stuff” to you, my amazing tribe, will continue to just grow and grow from here.
So…enter my incredible neighbours. On a day where I really wasn’t sure how I was going to continue to do what I knew I needed to do, Tina Steinke who owns This is It Gifts asked me if I would be interested in collaborating with her in her adorable shop! I couldn’t believe my ears and the joy I felt that I would be able to stay in the DT Langley community was one of the best feelings ever at a time when I was enveloped in sadness. Tina’s shop is BEAUTIFUL and our products compliment each other so well. I received a private message from someone freaking out saying “their favourite two stores just fused into one”. For the time being beach & blonde will have a selection of products on hand at This is It Gifts regularly starting in September (yes including SixOFourMFG!) and we will also be hosting recurring pop ups and events with Tina where we bring in even more fun stuff during those times. We’ll keep you posted on the schedule of these events! We will also be amp’ing up the online store and free local pick up at This is It Gifts will be available. We got you and you got us - and it is going to be so much fun working with Tina!
I have to shout-out to some of my other top homies in the DT Langley core. Heidi from Everything but the Groom Bridal Boutique, Sonya from Forever Yours Lingerie, Teri and Brenda from DTLBA, Karen from Ballooniverse, Dawn and Kiwi from Blink & Brow, Emily from Cascades Casino & Resort, and the crew at Studio Sashiko (Pink Avo Café – Whaaaat!). You all made this transition easier for us and we are so excited to continue to be a part of this wonderful community. Thank you for your support and cheerleading during a time that it was really needed.
We love you all so much and can’t wait to keep bringing out all the fun stuff for you XO
beach and blonde is committed to FUN! Located in Downtown Langley, B.C. we create and curate trendsetting products for work, home, and play.