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(White) Rocking in South Surrey: Jenny Bray of South Rock Buzz

I first stumbled across South Rock Buzz when I contemplating a move to South Surrey/ White Rock. Owned by Jenny Bray, its Instagram is full of family friendly events that helped to convince me that it was a great community to move to.

South Rock Buzz is an online community designed to connect and inform residents about all of the great things this community has to offer from highlighting local businesses, events, and other hidden gems throughout South Surrey and White Rock.

Farmhouse Goodness in White Rock: The Mason Jar

I first discovered The Mason Jar with my son, as I had been admiring their social media for months. He ran around saying “Everything is SO bee-you- ti-ful, mommy!” We have been back a few times and love how rustic and bright it is, as well as the local brands and rotating rustic décor. Every corner of this place is literally designed for Instagram. Check it out and you’ll agree. I’d love to hire Cathy to completely design my apartment.

The Modern General Store: Bringing a Vancouver Vibe to South Surrey

It’s kind of an embarrassing story, but I first stumbled across The Modern General Store with my parents when
our GPS took us on a wild goose chase while we were looking for a place to get a snack. Once we finally found
our destination, we were struck by its unexpected warm and welcoming atmosphere and commitment to local
goods and provisions. I shared that it had an “urban-hipster” feel—which is a total a bonus in my books! Our
family has returned several times and are big fans of the Sunday brunch; my hubby loves the frittata, our kiddo
loves the waffles, and I love the trendy avocado toast.

​Designed with a Purpose: Madeline Bee Home + Kids in White Rock

I’ve been drooling over Madeline Bee’s Instagram feed for quite some time and had to stop by to say hi and see the store in person. I loved the clean brightness & artfully eclectic mix of vintage and modern textures, furniture and gifts. My son and I were warmly welcomed, and I kept on saying “I can’t wait to own a house again so I have room for all of this amazing furniture & home décor!”

Madeline Bee is co-owned by mother & daughter team Jacqueline​ & Brianna​ Webb, who have lived in​White​ ​Rock ​since​ ​2010​ ​and​ ​ ​2012.​ ​They said, “We​ ​love​ ​living​ ​in​ ​a seaside​ ​community-​ ​White​ ​Rock​ ​is​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​most​ ​beautiful​ ​cities​ ​we​ ​have​ ​ever​ ​seen​ ​and​ ​feel very​ ​privileged​ ​to​ ​live​ ​here”.

Sipping + Slaying: Networking for Women in Business

I’m looking forward to joining licenced realtor Amy Dewaele and mortgage professional Rebecca Casey for an evening with local likeminded women who share an entrepreneurial passion November 7, 2017. 7:00-9:00 pm at TAP Restaurant, 101 15350 34 Ave South Surrey, BC.

The evening will be full of opportunities to meet with other local business owners in the South Surrey + White Rock neighbourhood.

Stay Warm with West Coast Leslie Designs in South Surrey/ White Rock

​The seasons have changed. I’m taking a close look at my closet and deciding how I’ll update my wardrobe from summer to fall.  I’ve been streamlining my overwhelming mountain of clothes into a capsule wardrobe of good quality essentials, including my new West Coast Leslie Designs gray infinity scarf.

West Coast Leslie Designs aims to make an impact in the “fast fashion” world.  Leslie Kuny makes products that are heirloom quality, meaning you can invest in a WCLD scarf or blanket and know you can use it for years without it falling apart.

Brands, Artisans and Bakers, Oh My! Purely Local Market in Ocean Park

I love market season, maybe because I’m not crafty. At all. I have a deep sense of respect and admiration for things people create with their imagination & their hands. I also love meeting the makers themselves and hearing the stories about how & why they create their goods. I’ve always enjoyed taking my son to wander around craft fairs and artisan markets to discover unexpected treasures. One thing’s for sure—we never leave a market empty handed and I feel good knowing we’ve supported our local economy & community.