In the Mood for Winter | Sneak Peek No.2

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Hats | Clyde

Sweater | Animana

available at the Winter Shop

Nov. 29

Drinking wine on a Saturday Afternoon

Monday, November 17, 2014

This Saturday will be a good one. Our friend, neighbour and award winning wine writer,  James Nevison, will be launching his 2015 list of top 100 wines under 20$. James is a funny guy, he loves what he does and is an absolute pleasure to talk wine with. This is a lovely way to spend a Saturday afternoon, casually sipping wine with the author while preparing yourself for the many days of festivities ahead. See you there!

Event coverage | halloween

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


Thank you to everyone who came out to pet snakes, ask for words of wisdom from The Dead Professor, jump around like crazy in the Big Bang Room, have their palms read under the palm tree and donate their time and money. Although we didn't reach our unrealistic goal of $163,000.00 for the new playground we sure had a lot of fun!
Ben Purcell who is usually behind the counter put together this fabulous stop motion video of all our visitors from the evening, it sums up the spirit of Halloween at Le Marché very well.

Special thanks to;
Ben Purcell- movie
James Nevison -mauled wine
Shawn and Richelle-mauled wine, light bulbs and your time
Melissa Hudson-popcorn wrangler, makeup artist
David- The Dead Professor
Jon Yurechko- Palm reader
Linny- Mary Poppins the donation hustler
Papa Ronnie- Uncle Fester
Klee Hannah- for everything
Urban Wildlife Rescue- for the creepy animals

Le Marché turns 4!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Every year I say this. "I can't believe we're one, two, three and now 4. It has been an amazing 4 years here on the corner. When we first opened, our daughter Lola was 9 months old. We wondered if anyone would come to our funny shop in the middle of nowhere. People did come, I would stand at the till taking orders with Lola in a snuggly. There were child safety latches on all the cupboards in the café and no products on the bottom two rows of shelves so she couldn't pull stuff down. There was little sleep; it was intense. The shop became busier so we had to hire. Hiring someone to work here isn't a normal interview process. I remember interviewing our first Employee Natasha while breast feeding Lola at the same time, she finally said to me that this was exactly the kind of place she wanted to work. To work here you have to be prepared to be part of a big family. We live in the building, my sister lives in the building as does our cook and sometimes my aunt. Lola, who is now almost 5 comes downstairs to hangout with the staff, they know her favourite crepe to make. It has become our home, business and life. We'd like to thank everyone for the overwhelming support and kindness, from our neighbours, strangers and people from all over the world. We feel very lucky, Thank you!

To celebrate our birthday we always have a one day sale. This sale also marks the opening of the Winter Pop Up Shop which runs until Christmas at Le Marché. I spent a lot of time this year gathering up my favourite artists and craftspeople, both local and international. I am pretty excited about it. Here is a list of this years participants. See you there!

Animana, Anne de Normandy, Brugi art, Clyde Hats, CP Shades, Glasnost, Greybelle Design, House of Hudson, Janaki larsen ceramics, klee larsen| photography, L'atelier St.George, Lino Stylius, Malfatti Glass, Mandula, Pallares Solsona | Knives, Patricia Larsen, Ron Crawford, Twentyone Tonnes, Uashmama, Woodlot

Halloween Party and Fundraiser

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

If you live in the neighbourhood and have children, I am sure you have noticed the sorry state of the playground at 28th ave and Prince Edward. Everyone in the area who uses and misses that playground are trying to find creative ways to raise funds to build a new one and playgrounds are not cheap! 
This year we thought it would be fun to combine one of our favourite times of the year with some fundraising for this playground. 
We have organized a quirky evening of both educational presentations and good old Halloween creepiness (and some mauled wine!) From 5-6:30pm the folks from Vancouver Urban Safari Rescue Society will be bringing a Boa Constrictor, Tarantulas, lizards and scorpions for the kids to get a close look at. You can read more about them and their society HERE
The rest of the evening will be dedicated to other activities like 'ask the dead professor', Family photo area, Palm Reading under the palm tree and of course candy!
Please remember this is a fundraiser and ALL money raised goes straight to the playground so bring cash as it is all by donation. (donations over 20$ are considered tax deductible and a receipt can be provided) To keep up on Playground developments or find out how you can help, click HERE
Happy Halloween Everyone!