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Shop Local: Bay of Quinte Holiday Gift Guide

A blue background with illustrated images of chocolate, a snowman, candy cane and shopping bags, with text in the middle: Bay of Quinte Holiday Gift Guide

We asked three locals to share their picks for gifts from local businesses! Scroll down for some inspiration from our Bay of Quinte Holiday Gift Guide. Besides shopping, you can support local businesses by following them on their socials, signing up for their newsletter and leaving positive reviews! Many businesses are offering online options or contactless curbside pick-up; please contact businesses directly with any questions! Don’t forget to keep washing those hands, maintain physical distance from others outside your ...

Young Entrepreneur: Kaya Pereira

Kaya Pereira, owner and curator of the Bazaar Artisan Market in downtown Belleville.

An interview with Kaya Pereira of Bazaar Artisan Market. Describe your business. Bazaar Artisan Market is designed to create a clear and meaningful path for artists to sell at the price point they want, in an engaging shop. Artisans receive a dedicated sales area of 3-4 feet and 100% of sales revenue on their one-of-a-kind products. What brought you to the region? I was born and raised in Belleville. I moved away and was drawn back to town because ...

Makin’ It Work: Vivacious Clothing and Day Spa

A woman standing in front of a purple sign with the word 'Vivacious' on it.

Angela Wildish has taken the past few months to expand her business skills and continue engaging with her community, despite the store being closed to the public.

This interview is part of a series chatting with local business owners, artists, organizers and people in our community who are learning to adapt during COVID-19. Angela Wildish – Vivacious Clothing and Day Spa Describe your business. Vivacious: lively, spirited, lighthearted, happy, full of fun, cheerful, perky, enthusiastic, vibrant, vital, energetic, dynamic and upbeat. You’ll find a relaxing environment filled with all your apparel and accessory needs. We carry sizes S – 3X with the largest selection of plus ...

Things to Do This December in Bay of Quinte

Photo: Marilyn Warren / City of Belleville

We’re less than a month away from the roaring twenties of the 21st century, but the year isn’t over yet! There’s plenty going on in Belleville, Quinte West and Brighton for music lovers, holiday enthusiasts and hockey fans alike. Check out our list below of things to do this December in Bay of Quinte, and head to our events calendar for even more fun goings-on. 🎄 Put Martha Stewart to shame when you take home a beautiful wreath from ...

From The Ground Up: Downtown Belleville

Injecting new life into a historic downtown core takes a deliberate mix of brave insight, visionary planning and the faith that if you build it, they will come.

“That’s what all you millennials want these days,” said someone I told my dream to. I wasn’t talking about the typical travelling-the-world-for-free or making-money-on-my-laptop dreams (though those would be great, too). No, my dream is to live smack-dab in the middle of Belleville’s downtown core. And I’m not the only one with that dream. The booming success of the new Century Village condominium is but one indicator of the desire to live in the city’s core. It’s also a ...

Instagram Thrifting: Laundry Club

A grid of photos relating to Laundry Club, a local thrifting business.

The Instagram thrift business is booming in the Bay of Quinte! Hannah Foxall spoke with one of her favourite Instagrammers about the curated thrift world.

A Q&A with Laura Voskamp of Laundry Club. H: What inspired you to start Laundry Club? L: My spare room was – and still is – overflowing with thrifted finds. I started thrifting in high school but I never had any intention of reselling. Back then it stemmed from a desire to fund my fashion aspirations on my after-school job budget. So I’ve been collecting for over ten years, and when I’d find something special that didn’t suit or ...

Instagram Thrifting: Magpie Thrift Shop

A grid of photos relating to Magpie Thrift Shop, a local thrifting business.

The Instagram thrift business is booming in the Bay of Quinte! Hannah Foxall spoke with one of her favourite Instagrammers about the curated thrift world.

A Q&A with Kylie Aucoin of Magpie Thrift Shop. H: What inspired you to start Magpie Thrift? K: After years of swearing I would never step foot into a Value Village because it was stinky and overwhelming, I finally started to see the draw for people. I started to like the unique pieces you could find and the fact that you wouldn’t bump into anyone on the street with the same outfit. It was also a great way to ...

Slow, Ethical Fashion by Heather Case Clothing

Meet local fashion designer Heather Case, who creates timeless pieces using natural materials for a more sustainable, ethical wardrobe.

Heather Case’s Old East Hill home is a gem. It’s one of those rare places that seems to suit its inhabitant perfectly: ample natural light for photo shoots, tons of hidden closet space for storage, and lots of character that makes a great backdrop for Heather’s collected treasures (and her plants!) If you don’t know Heather, the best place to start is her website, heathercase.ca, where her handmade-to-order clothing line lives. I’m wracking my brain, trying to remember when ...

Customer Appeal Series Part Three: Interior Traffic and Design Plans

Interior Traffic and Design Plans to Increase Sales

Interior Traffic and Design Plans to Increase Sales A customer can’t buy it if they can’t find it or don’t even know you have it.    Create a path that (almost) takes the customer by the hand and leads them. IKEA is obvious with big directional floor arrows and meandering paths. You will find links to merchandising tips and 4 standard retail store layouts below but for now, we are concentrating on increasing sales and how humans move through ...

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Bay of Quinte Region is an alliance of interdependent communities, bound together by a common history, shared economy, and the water that surrounds and defines us. We hope to welcome you soon.