LOOKCITY: Stumbling Into A Local-Loving “Brick & Mortar” Gem In New Westminster

April 9, 2013.

Robyn Yager | One of the best feelings is stumbling across a treasure where and when you least expect it. Such was the recent case when I found myself inside an adorable shop in New West – Brick & Mortar Living – quite by chance. They had everything from home goods and jewelry to accessories and bars of chocolate from Vancouver’s own Beta 5. They also sell vintage pieces like luggage and other well worn goods. I was besotted by the selection and all the attention to detail. Owned by Julia Dewhurst, Emma Nash, and Jennifer Pistone, the store opened a little under a year ago (June 7th, 2013 marks their one year anniversary). What makes them particularly special is their loyalty to place. Brick & Mortar offers diverse products, mostly from BC. Even when they source farther afield, the items tend to be from within Canada. It’s clear that they have a serious love-love relationship with where they are. Check them out on your next trip to River Market!

Brick & Mortar Living | 42 Begbie Street | New Westminister | Instagram

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Robyn Yager is the style reporter for Scout Magazine. She is enthused by anything out of the ordinary, loving art, striped shirts, macchiatos, classic literature and picking through thrift stores for unique treasures. Her mission is to inspire Vancouverites in their sartorial choices and to see beauty and style everywhere.

  • http://www.brickandmortarliving.com Jennifer Pistone

    Robyn we are so touched that you spoke so kindly of our little shop – Thank you so much.

  • Carole Dewhurst

    Robyn, My name is Carole. Jennifer is my sister and I am the proud Auntie to Julia and Emma! I just wanted to thank you for this incredible write up on their shop! It was such a pleasure to read. God knows they deserve it!

  • Laurie Duke

    Nice. Will check it out!

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