In the Shop : Gigi B.

Interview with art and gift boutique Gigi B. in Vancouver, BC.

Gigi B. of Vancouver, British Columbia is located on Granville Island – named one of the world’s greatest places (wow). Once an industrial area in the 1920s, Granville Island is now bustling with an array of craft studios, a University for Art + Design, buskers, a local brew company, and the lower mainland’s largest fresh food market. With breathtaking views of the harbour, it is easy to see why Gigi B. calls Granville Island, home. We get on a row boat to catch up with the crew at Gigi B. (Noah, Dulce & Rachel), and get the word on good eats, rain gear, and a little Vancouverite advice.

Where did the name Gigi B. come from?
Gigi B. is named after Luigi Benetti, Marco’s grandfather.

Share your Granville Island hidden gem?
N: Crystal Ark
R: The steep grass hill just past Emily Carr.

Best food spot in Vancouver?
N: Go Fish, La Bodega
D: Japadog, Tsunami Sushi
R: Robson street

Latest inspiration?
N: Lady Gaga
D: People
R: Drawing

If you were a Lomography Camera, which would you be? And why?
N: Diana – it is THE basic
D: Coloursplash – I love colour
R: Diana Mini – I try to be my most cheerful at anytime, and (the Diana Mini) with the flash it allows the camera to be used anywhere, anytime

What kind of rain gear do you own?
N & D: Hunter Boots
R: At least 5 umbrellas and 1 pair of rain boots

What is one thing you would like everyone to know about Vancouver?
N &D: It doesn’t rain all the time
R: This city is really beautiful and the people are friendly.

Favourite place on earth to bring your camera?
N: The Polar Bear swim
D: Any beach
R: Japan – every corner is an amazing photo opportunity

Advice of the day?
D: Breathe.
R: Smile to strangers

written by breyer on 2010-09-15 #lifestyle #shopping #shop #boutique #interview #vancouver #in-the-shop #analogue-lifestyle

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