I was so incredibly flattered to be invited to a special fashion blogger event last Friday at Violet Hill Boutique in Steveston. I’d heard so many great things about the store through twitter and other Vancouver fashionistas, so I was definitely excited to check it out for myself. And let me tell you it did not disappoint!
Very worth the trek to Steveston (which on the evening of the event, was so quaint and picturesque in the “Golden Hour” light), Violet Hill boasts a perfected mix of high-low pieces. The boutique is surely a reflection of owner Nicola Gillam’s personal style and westcoast influence, combining pretty frocks, purposeful coats, and many a perfect layering piece. You’re sure to be welcomed with friendly smiles and girlfriend-style banter, creating a perfect shopping environment.
I was certainly smitten with the boutique, and I believe I exclaimed—on more than one occasion—”I want to live in this store, it’s so pretty!”
The event, co-hosted by Violet Hill and Monica Hibbs of The Doctor’s Closet was a perfect chance to meet some fellow Vancouver bloggers, enjoy some delicious snacks (did anyone else just about die from those amazing macaroons!?) and of course, shop! While I didn’t pick up anything new that night, I most certainly will be back to Violet Hill as soon as my budget allows.
Thank you Nicola for having me in your lovely store!
All images courtesy of the wonderfully talented Melissa Skoda. From top to bottom, a view of the boutique, scrumptious macarons, Nicola and her store assistant (friendly faces!), and “In Vogue” with a belt display.