I read about Marché St. George in Canadian House and Home magazine a couple of years ago and something in my gut whispered “This should be your life”. I know that shelter magazines are designed to inspire envy and feelings of “oh, I would love to have that life” but this was different.
“This should be your life”.
It was more than the beautiful store that inspired me. It was the lifestyle of the owners, who lived upstairs and used the store space for personal gatherings. It was the sense of community that they intended to grow up around the store (and judging from things like the Kinfolk dinner, they have). I felt it. I loved it. And I could picture myself doing it in my own community. At the time I cut out the article and pasted it into my journal.
These days it’s not an active dream. I’m not strategizing around it or working towards it. But it’s there. My maybe dream life.
I finally got to visit Marché St. George on this trip home to Vancouver and they very kindly allowed me to take some photos while I was there.