If you've been waiting with bated breath, like we have, good news: you can finally exhale. The sparkling new Melanie Auld boutique has opened on Vancouver's west side, and it's everything we dreamed of—and more!
Bright and light and decorated in dusty pinks, mint greens and cool blues, it's like a MAJ piece in architectural form (be sure to check out the restroom in the back; trust us, it's just as beautiful as the rest of the shop).
Among the highlights (besides the glittering jewelry, of course, much of which can be custom engraved in house while you wait), the store offers hand-painted and thrown ceramics made in a third-generation studio in Italy (tip: the acorn-like flower buds, called pumo de fiore, are an old-country good luck charm) and Murano glassware, hand-blown on a Venetian island by an artisan named Carlo. —Noa Nichol
Melanie Auld, 1575 W. 6th Ave., Vancouver, 236-986-7845, melanieauld.ca
Photo by Janis Nicolay
Win! An Engraveable Jewelry Piece by Melanie Auld!
We have a winner! Congratulaions Leah H. of Vancouver, who won an engraveable jewelry piece (her choice from the Vermeil engravables; no solid gold) by Melanie Auld!