First opened in Vancouver, Bang-On T-Shirts' shops have spread over the past decade to dot the globe. No matter which continent they call home, the custom-printing stores emphasize a retro style, filling their binders with hundreds of images inspired by fashion, pop culture, and music. Patrons flip through the binder of in-store designs, selecting ones to customize or print as is. Creative types bring their own photos or illustrations of the monster living under their house in for pressing. Once customers lay out their T-shirts and tank-top patterns, staffers emblazon the cotton tops right in front of them.
Lagoons. Cobblestone streets. Fairy tales. A good photograph should be able to transport the viewer to another place in time, but the photographers at Jassal Photography Studio do so almost literally. They pair their subjects—be they couples, children, models, or boudoir clients—with vivid, realistic studio backdrops that depict locations from high-resolution town squares to underwater landscapes. This is just one of the innovations the team of fine-art photographers at Jassal has made over more than 20 years honing their talents: they’ve also spread out their talents to on-location shoots at weddings and other events, creating museum-quality printed canvases and frames, along with head shots, portraits, and boudoir sessions. For a more whimsical or a different look, Jassal has a wide variety of fairtytale clothing and props, along with creative backdrops.
WFB Vancouver is an affiliate outlet of Wholesale Furniture Brokers Canada. We have full access to all available items at www.GoWFB.ca and can ship to the Coquitlam warehouse for free delivery to you at your convenience. Orders take 2-4 weeks to arrive once ordered.
Escents uses pure essential oils and scents from all corners of the globe to wage wellness on British Columbia’s bodies through aromatherapeutic treatments. Choose from Escents’ expansive array of essential oils to halt headaches, block bug bites, and alleviate aches, among numerous other reputed positive side effects. The eucalyptus globulus ($7.95 for a 5 ml bottle) freshens the air and can eliminate toxins with its camphor-rich and koala-doctor-approved scent, and the rosemary’s fresh odour ($9.95 for a 5 ml bottle) is said to enhance mental clarity and relieve the body of acne, indigestion, and muscle pains. For the best of Escents’ blends, opt for a scent from its signature collection, such as the grapefruit-and-mandarin energy blast of Squeeze or the rose-and-jasmine heart tickle of Love. Escents doesn’t only vend vitalizing vials for adding to baths and bases—it also offers aromatherapy colognes, deodorants, and body butters for direct-to-skin delight. Organic concoctions are also available for customers desiring the all-natural replenishing that generally only comes from rubbing magic seashells on teeth.
At Tellier Photography Designs, professional photographer Susan Tellier immortalizes memories with in-studio photo sessions, specializing in portraiture of children, families, and expectant mothers. The studio also updates and revitalizes old, damaged pictures with photo restoration services.
Bean Around Books connects curious minds with literary gems in a tidy, friendly atmosphere awash in the aromas of freshly brewed teas. The shop shelves an array of new and used books—from romance and mystery to sci-fi and self-help—that currently include page flippers such as the Star Trek Titan series ($5+) and Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code ($15) in a special illustrated edition. Customers hunting for a rare first edition of Chicken Soup for the Salad-Shunning Soul can enjoy more than 25 loose-leaf teas in the seating area, or take home infusions that include varieties such as luscious mango ($11.99/100 g), green ginseng ($11.49/100 g), and Ilam artisanal oolong ($15.99/100 g) from Nepal. In the seating area, guests enjoy plentiful room in which to sip their earl grey while practicing Sherlock Holmes impressions or surfing the shop’s free WiFi. Bean Around Books also features the work of local artists and visiting writers, and an assortment of handcrafted jewellery.