Hello and welcome to Mint and Lux!
I am a mom of two wonderful little ones from small town Saskatchewan, Canada.
I have always had a passion for fashion and design since I was 5 years old. I would fill up notebook upon notebook of my sketches drawings, paintings and clothing designs. I took lots of art classes when I was younger and have always wished that I had chosen to pursue that dream further.
My love for fashion and travel has taken me all over the world, where I have been fortunate enough to live and experience life in these countries, enjoy their food and culture as well as learn how to shop like a local.
I have always been inspired and drawn to Europe, and my travels have taken me all over including Paris, London, Berlin, Amsterdam, Nice, Monaco, Cannes, Rome, Milan, Zurich, Budapest and many more! I have learned so much from each city and country I have visited and will bring some European inspired fashions into my store.
I have also been lucky to be able to travel across North America including New York, Montreal, Los Angeles, Vancouver and Toronto. I hope to be able to showcase not only my designs but also collections I have chosen from across North America.
I have been so lucky to be surrounded by incredible women in my life.
I have always been inspired and encouraged by my amazing grandmothers, one is an incredible artist & painter who backpacked Europe back in the 50's with a group of girls, how cool is that!?! She is a big part of the reason why I chose to backpack and travel and explore Europe when I was 18. She is so kindhearted and cares so much for her family. She sent me a card for my past birthday, my big 3-0 and the quote she hand wrote inside is something that pushed me towards starting this store and making me believe in myself:
"All of our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them"
My other grandmother is a tough as nails, mother of five sons and one awesome daughter. She is the most determined woman I have ever met (lifting and moving a washing machine all by herself well into her golden years). She is also the most giving and generous person I have ever met. She would give you the coat off her back and always come packing with her famous and delicious perogies.
I have an amazing mother who is a teacher as well as a talented painter who was the first to inspire my passion for fashion. She was always that mom that the other moms wanted to dress like and the one my friends always talked about how cool she dressed. And my sister....my wonderful, brave, incredible sister who has always been there for me in my life. She has always been my rock. She also has an amazing sense of style and together we were an inseparable duo growing up. Wherever we would go people would stop and ask where did you get that purse or shoes, or friends would beg us to take them shopping so we could help them pick out clothes like ours.
And last but not least, my amazing husband. I could not have done this without his support. He has taken on so much more than his fair share to allow me time to work on my dream. From the evenings after we both get home tired from our full-time jobs to the busy weekends, he distracts the boys so I can work on the store and products. He encouraged me to follow my dreams and take a leap of faith and just see what happens. If he hadn't encouraged me, I would probably still be debating it in my head and as he always says...."just pull the trigger wifey, make up your mind!". Well, I finally did it!
Mint & Lux
I chose to start Mint & Lux because I wanted to give ladies and moms the option of having stylish and trendy clothing at an affordable price. I don't think you have to spend tons of money in order to achieve the look you want. Don't get me wrong, I am a sucker for a great Kate Spade purse (my husband can never know how many I have lol), but I think you can strike balance with high fashion and affordable pieces and I hope to present those options to my shoppers.
As we grow and expand you will see more of my custom designs and creations as well of those of other local talents. New products are being added each week so keep checking back and like us on Facebook to stay up to date.
Have a look around and I hope you enjoy your shopping experience! Your customer experience and satisfaction is my top priority so please do not hesitate to contact me for more information, help with sizing or any other questions you may have!
"There is first love....and then there is Mint & Lux love"