Karen Wilson Handbags is the talk of the show at trade expos in Toronto, New York, Chicago and Las Vegas, attracting customers from throughout North America. Karen also exhibits at the “One of a Kind” shows, and The Sugar Plum Fair in support of the Canadian National Ballet School, and donates her bags for functions in support of Cancer research.
Have you ever wanted to buy something locally made?….something that you could use every day…something to cherish and know that everyone in the home could use it!?…well Limoncello has the answer! Starting from 70. you can get a wonderfully local crafted cutting board.Hand made with the finest of materials and lovingly finished these will last a lifetime with proper care…oh yes…and that brings me to the Waxes and oils…also produced by Swaine Street….to keep your board looking…feeling…and smelling like a wonderful new addition to the home. Stop by today and check out the selection.
There have been plenty of hurdles to overcome…there was a problem getting internet….then two weeks instead of three days to get the debit machine through BNS….then stock didn’t arrive on time oh yes…and the wrong the of printer sent for the cash system…and finally…the files will not transfer over so starting tomorrow all of the inventory will have to be counted and entered..ONE PIECE AT A TIME by me!!…but hey…it’s all part of being your own boss…and I’m damn proud of this project!!
It all started with a guy, a girl, and a dog, 1,456 miles of asphalt, and 23 hours logged in a white Jeep Grand Cherokee from Dallas, TX, to Toronto, ON, Canada. Ami and Jason had met a few short months before on August 31, 2004, at one of the largest trade shows in the nation. It was Magic. Las Vegas. Thousands of merchants and two entrepreneurs with bags on the brain. They hit it off and then hit the road.
Somewhere between stops for gas, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and Cherry Coke, Lug was born with a clever name, clean logo, and an idea to provide travel accessories to savvy globetrotters. “We felt the market was filled with black and boring product,” says Ami. “And we wanted to add some color!” By August 2005, one year after first meeting, Ami and Jason were offering luggage belts and coordinating luggage tags in bright colors—products for smart travelers with spunk.
By January 2006 they had expanded to bags. But not just any bags; super smart bags with unrivaled organizational features. Today, the little brand that tackled travel has since grown to include smart, stylish solutions for everything from work to play to active living everyday—think laptop cases, wallets, beach totes, gym bags, and clever travel gear—all in brilliant color. With a focus on functionality, plus a good dose of fun, the Lug team takes pride in generating fresh ideas for those on the go.
Six years after first meeting, Ami and Jason finally tied the knot, saying their “I dos” at Walt Disney World on May 25, 2010. Just shy of one year later, they packed up the Dallas office and headed southbound on I-35, to their new “ranch” in the Texas Hill Country, just outside of Austin, where they are putting down roots for Lug’s new US home base.
Limoncello Lifestyle, is pleased to welcome Nova Scotian artist Holly Carr.
Holly has gained national acclaim for her unique style of silk painting. She has participated in numerous group and solo shows and has designed for theatre productions and public instillations. In recent years Holly has branched out in to performance art, where she paints large works live on stage. Working with numerous musicians and performers including a cross Canada tour with Stuart McLean and the Vinyl Café, as well as performances with world renowned violinist Min Lee in Singapore and the National Art Center Orchestra in Ottawa. Holly recently had successful performances with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and her own show with Symphony Nova Scotia in February 2010. Holly graduated from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design with a BFA and BA.Ed , along with her 20 plus years owning and running her multifaceted career she has developed a solid base from which to conduct her creativity workshops and speaking engagements. During Holly’s sessions she uses art games that she has created along with her live painting performance to facilitate a fun learning experience.