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Healthy Buying (July): Brick and Mortar

This month's 'Healthy Buying' local business feature is 'Brick & Mortar Living'. If you're looking for the perfect wedding gift, an essential knickknack to pull together your mantel or even a floral arrangement to liven up your living room, Brick & Mortar Living is the place for you.

Located in the heart of downtown New westminster, this store is overflowing with trinkety goodness and gifts without the pretension of Yaletown. Everything they sell is unique and they feature many local artisans, making your gift-buying that much more consious. Whether it's home decor, some gorgeous flowers or even a gift for yourself, Brick and Mortar Living has exactly what you want and need.

As soon as you walk in the front door, you'll be wonderfully overwhelmed with the array of items available. Plus, you'll be greeted enthusiastically by Begbie, the adorable 'shop-dog'.

For flowers, Blossom and Vine Floral Company is a permanent resident in the shop. The florist, Michelle Hodgson, is in store on Saturdays and drops off floral arrangements throughout the week for flower addicts.

The shop's mission is:

"To bring a sense of community, warmth and merriment to the adventure we call shopping. At Brick & Mortar Living you will find everything from unique decor for the home to rediscovered pieces from the past, local designs, crafts and fun things for the young and young at heart."

Whether you're looking for the perfect gift, something to spruce up your home or just simply want to wander in to browse the collection of nostalgic pieces for sale, Brick & Mortar Living, really is the shopping gem of New Westminster.

Location: 52 Sixth Street, New Westminster

Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 11- 6 PM

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