Local Gems Part 2: Colchester County Edition

Colchester County is an incredible place to live. There are so many great places to see and visit. It is here that Beck & Boosh began and where our roots will always remain! In our second edition to “Local Gems” we are sharing our love of a few of the amazing spots around Colchester County.

1) Masstown Market: Masstown Market has truly grown to be a huge provincial landmark and an important part of Colchester County! It recently won the top family destination in West Colchester. We are so lucky that it’s just down the road. You can get all your groceries with the freshest produce, grab some fresh baked goods, stop at the restaurant or the Fish Boat in the Summer (try the sea food chowder, it’s SO good!) browse the unique gift shop (they have a little of every thing!) and end your trip with some delicious ice cream! It’s truly a staple and a spot you HAVE to check out! Oh, and did we mention they sell our HOME shirts?!

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Masstown Market – In this picture is the Fresh Fish Market (the Light House) Stop in to get the freshest fish and climb to the top of the light house to see the incredible view! Also pictured is the Fish Boat. An outdoor restaurant with yummy seafood!

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Masstown Market has the best and most unique gift shop! They are constantly updating it per trends & season! They help support local businesses, by carrying local products, like our HOME & PROUD shirts!

2) Sugar Moon Farm: Sugar Moon Farm is a maple farm & also a restaurant! It’s open year round & a great spot to go with the family and friends for the day! They offer a delicious breakfast served all day (pancakes with pure maple syrup – need I say more?), sugar camp tours, hiking trails, and also private parties and seasonal Chef’s Nights! It’s quite the experience and we highly recommend checking it out!

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Sugar Moon Farm – Such a welcoming & fun place to visit!

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Sugar Moon Farm through out the year will invite some of the best Chef’s to showcase! You can make a reservations to join in the culinary experience, which also includes live music & wine!

3) The Nook & Cranny: The Nook & Cranny is a great spot where you can go and eat a great meal with local ingredients. They focus on local producers and local Maritime Craft Beers! They recently announced that they will becoming a brew pub as well! Also with the warmer weather, they have a huge outdoor patio that you can sit on and enjoy your meal!

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This is a great shot of the Nook & Cranny at night time with it’s outdoor patio! Photo Credit: Babineau Photography (Babineau Photography is located in down town Truro!)

4) NovelTea Bookstore Cafe: Looking for a very welcoming Cafe where you can enjoy a beverage (coffee, latte, peppermint teas, etc)  a sweet treat & purchase some books? NovelTea is the place to be! It’s right around the corner from our office and a favourite spot for us to visit!

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NovelTea Bookstore Cafe – Check out the awesome set up which includes Books glued together! So unique & fun!

5) Truro Farmers Market: The Truro Farmer’s Market is officially open for the season and we couldn’t be more excited! Located in the Old Truro Fire Hall, the vendors use both the indoor & outdoor space to set up! You can find everything from fresh veggies, jellies. preserves, baked goodies to beauty products and natural soaps! So many local farmers & artisans set up and their wares at the Market. There is always live music and a little bit of everything for EVERYONE! For a full list of the amazing vendors click HERE

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The Truro Farmer’s Market – View from the outside! We’re so lucky to have this here in Truro.

We mentioned in our first Local Gems edition that there are SO many incredible places in Truro and Colchester County as a whole and these are once again just a few more to add to your list of places to visit!

If you have not checked out our first edition of Local Gems please click this link to head on over:

Local Gems: Truro, Nova Scotia Edition 

We LOVE where we live and we want to continue spreading the love!

Until the next edition,

xo Janet/Beck & Boosh

www.beckandboosh.com

Collab with Wild Rosebuds & Boho and Braids

Recently we collaborated with two amazing Bloggers: Wild Rosebuds & Boho and Braids. We wanted to show you how each of these lovely ladies styled their Beck & Boosh Crumpled Dangle Earrings & Statement Fringe Necklace in their own way. They both took the time to share what inspired the outfits they chose to feature with the jewels:

Boho and Braids: “This outfit was completely inspired by my gorgeous Beck & Boosh jewellery. The fringe from the necklace gives off a bohemian vibe, therefore, I knew I wanted to go a little more boho with my look. The turtleneck and the hat add the ideal touch and the solid color of the turtleneck lets the necklace stand out on its own. The earrings screamed to be paired with a hat, that way they wouldn’t be hidden behind my hair. The crumpled dangle earrings and the statement fringe necklace are the perfect add-on to any boho look!”

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We adore how Sarah from Boho and Braids paired the Beck & Boosh Fringe Necklace against this beautiful sweater. It really makes it pop & is oh so boho chic!

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Make an amazing statement like Boho & Braids did by pairing the Beck & Boosh Crumple Dangle Earrings with a fashionable hat!

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You can check out the Boho & Braids Blog Post HERE

Wild Rosebuds: “When I see fringe, I automatically think of the 70’s and fringe everything. That’s why when I saw the Beck and Boosh fringe necklace, it inspired me to put a 70’s twist on it. To make the outfit, I paired it with a batwing turtleneck sweater that also rocked the same vibe in my signature white (always matches gold perfectly) and made the look more modern with the most amazing pair of ripped 7 For All Mankind skinnies. The look was comfortable but if you threw on a pair of heels, it would be perfect for a date night.”

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Here at Beck & Boosh we love a good pair of distressed jeans with a chunky sweater. Katie from Wild Rosebuds embodies this awesome look completely!

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We love how the Statement Gold Fringe Necklace pops against Katie’s beige sweater!

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Also check out this segment where Wild Rosebuds looks absolutely stunning wearing the Beck & Boosh Crumpled Dangle Earrings on CTV Section Six. Click the Link below:

CTV Atlantic – Section Six – Wild Rosebuds

Here at Beck & Boosh we were definitely inspired by these ladies and how they styled our jewelry with their beautiful outfits. We hope you were inspired too! Remember to tag us in any of your photo’s wearing your Beck & Boosh so we can see how you styled your items and use #beckandboosh

We ALWAYS are inspired by our customers.

Until next time lovelies,

xo Janet/Beck & Boosh

Top 6 Customer Beck & Boosh Favorite’s

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Recently we had a Contest for our customers on all of our Social Media Outlets. The question they were to answer was: What is your all time Favorite Beck & Boosh piece? It was extremely insightful and VERY helpful as to which direction our customer’s were swaying towards. Our customers are so important to us, so we take EVERYTHING into consideration that they have to say!

We kept a tally of all the jewelry, accessories and T-shirts. In no particular order, here is the Top 6 Beck & Boosh Favorite Pieces from the Contest:

1) Infinity Necklace: Timeless, Symbolic & Fashionable! It goes with every thing. We can see why this is one of our customer’s favorite pieces!

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“Have the courage to believe in your infinite possibilities” Shop the necklace: Infinity Necklace

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2) Anchor Studs: Anchors are here to stay in the fashion world, especially for us East Coasters! The Anchor Studs are definitely a go-to for every look. They come in Silver & Gold.

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The Anchor Studs come in Silver & Gold and look great with every type of outfit!

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3) Vintage Jingle Necklace: This necklace looks amazing dressed up or dressed down! With the subtle jingle bell, it’s soothing to the soul all while looking stylish!

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Available in Silver and Gold. Shop the necklaces: Vintage Jingle Necklace

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The Vintage Jingle Necklace looks amazing paired with a chunky knit sweater or with your favorite dress! Clothing Provided by Pseudio for this photo shoot.

4) HOME T-Shirts: We totally understand why the HOME shirts are a customer favorite – we are all PROUD of where we call HOME Our T-shirts are available in all of the Atlantic Provinces, Cape Breton & Ontario!

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Our HOME Shirts are available in all Atlantic Provinces, Cape Breton & Ontario. Check out the shirts by clicking here: HOME and PROUD Shirts

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In this Picture: Nova Scotia HOME Regular fit and Nova Scotia Slim fit. Shop the shirts: HOME & PROUD Shirts

5) Arrow Necklace: Whether you are looking for direction, ambition, achievement or protection, the arrow is a powerful symbol! The Arrow Necklaces come in Silver or Antique Gold.

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Shop the Arrow Necklaces by clicking here: Arrow Necklaces

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The Arrow Necklace makes a great statement. It comes in 3 different lengths – 18″, 25″ or 30″

6) Khaleesi Inspired Statement Necklace: Our Khaleesi Inspired Statement Necklace is so versatile and comes in two different colors: Cobalt Blue & Sangria OR Silver & Black.

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You can rock your Gold & Sangria Khaleesi Necklace paired down with your favorite shirts & sweaters. Shop the Khaleesi by clicking here: Khaleesi Statement Necklace

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The Khaleesi makes a beautiful center piece for your entire outfit! Shop the look: www.beckandboosh.com

**The Top 6 Customer Favorite’s are also available at all Pseudio Locations. Check them out at a Pseudio near you. Also check out Pseudio on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter to find out all the newest updates on what’s in store! :)

We just want to say how grateful we are to our customers – for always inspiring us and giving us amazing feedback! We have taken it ALL into consideration for our future designs! Remember to always tag us in your Beck & Boosh pieces with the hashtag #beckandboosh on all of our Social Media Sites.

Until next time lovelies,

xo The Beck & Boosh Team
www.beckandboosh.com

Hong Kong: Our Buying Journey

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In October 2014, I mentioned to Beck that we should attend a jewelry show in Hong Kong, instead of the planned show in India. Without one second of hesitation, Beck was on board and we began preparing. The months flew by and before we knew it, we were planning outfits, preparing new designs and getting ready for our journey! We were excited to meet new companies, expand our resources beyond India and discover the upcoming trends. The show hosts some of the best jewelry companies around Asia and is an amazing opportunity to see designs from Thailand, Philippines, Korea and China. Beck flew to Hong Kong from Canada, with a close friend of ours and I (Boosh), flew up from Australia, where I had been vacationing with my family. It was so exciting to meet up there and fulfill a dream of ours to attend such a huge international show together!

Beck's arrival in Hong Kong!

Beck’s arrival in Hong Kong!

Ready to hit the show!

Ready to hit the AFJA Fair on Day 1!

Beck & Boosh at the jewelry show on day 1!

Beck & Boosh at the jewelry show on day 1! On day 1 we spent the day roaming the fair and checking out all of the booths.

A large part of attending an international fair is connecting and beginning a relationship with suppliers. The relationship is extremely important and that is why attending the show and meeting the companies in person is vital for success. We learn about the facilities, the production process, the staff, and materials used in production during our interaction with the various companies.

Beck and I collaborating with a new company from China. Fanny, the manager was so innovative and awesome to work with!

Beck and I collaborating with a new company from China. Fanny, the manager was so innovative and awesome to work with!

Beck got to meet the family run company, Elcorp, from India that we work with!

Beck got to meet the family run company, Elcorp, from India that we work with!

On day 2 of the show we starting our buying and bringing some of our designs to life!

On day 2 of the show we started our buying and bringing some of our designs to life!

On day 3 (final day) we finished our buying for summer 2015 and fall/winter 15/16. It was a busy 3 days but it was such an incredible experience!

On day 3 (final day) we finished our buying for Summer 2015 and Fall/Winter 2015/16. It was a busy 3 days but it was such an incredible experience!

The whole trip was not ALL work… we had lots of fun in the evenings, eating out and shopping in the markets!

Our wonderful friend Natalie came with us! Beck and Nat spent a whole week in HK together, and I only had 4 days.

Our wonderful friend Natalie came with us! Beck and Nat spent a whole week in HK together sightseeing.

We also did some buying in the night markets where we bartered and bargained!

We also did some buying in the night markets where we bartered and bargained!

Beck trying to interpret Chinese menus. :)

Beck trying to interpret Chinese menus. :)

We roamed the hectic streets of Hong Kong...

We roamed the hectic streets of Hong Kong…

We travelled everywhere by subway, which was incredibly efficient and BUSY!!

We traveled everywhere by subway, which was incredibly efficient and BUSY!!

The streets, malls and stores were all still colourfully decorated from Chinese New Year

The streets, malls and stores were all still colorfully decorated from Chinese New Year.

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Beck at a HUGE mall in Hong Kong! It was beautiful.

It would not have been the perfect trip without wearing our HOME & PROUD shirts in Hong Kong: IMG_8121 One word to describe our time in Hong Kong:

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These lovely lights were just outside of our hotel! :)

We felt that attending the show was a huge success and we are also so excited to expand into China and diversify our designs! We can’t wait to show you all of our new designs for Summer 2015 and Fall/Winter 15/16! Till September Hong Kong, Beck & Boosh xo

Vacation Style

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It’s that time of year again. The winter blues are in full force and we are dreaming of warmer days ahead. Especially us here in the Maritime’s, we have been hit hard with Winter this year so a lot of us make plans for a vacation away to shake off the snow & bask in the sun!

Whether you’re heading to Mexico, Dominican Republic or Cuba for a vacation away you want to have everything in order; especially what you will be wearing! Here at Beck & Boosh we want to show you four worthy VACATION styles to help you out!

1) Casual/Nautical: We think this a a perfect look to bring along with you on your vacation! Showing off your HOME province and wearing the accessories to match seals the deal! Pair it with a fun pair of shorts, fedora & a fringe bag and you’re taking this outfit to a whole new level!

2) Bohemian Vacation Chic: We LIVE for this outfit! You will be nice and cool on your vacation wearing this loose fitting tunic dress! We did some mix & match jewels to accompany this outfit: A little nautical + statement pieces. Don’t hold back! Finish the look with a pair of sun glasses, a floppy hat and sandals!

3) Beach Vibe: Of course the main reason why most of us go away during the Winter months is to relax on the BEACH! But we still want to show off our style! Pair your bathing suits with a fedora, a hip beach blanket and sunnies!

**Remember if you are wearing jewelry at the beach you should take your jewelry off when you’re in the water or when you’re reapplying sun screen to keep the longevity of your favorite pieces!**

 4) Fun & Classy: Not only will you be soaking up the rays on the beach all day, you no doubt will be having some amazing dinners & dancing the evenings away! We think a white dress with a tan is amazing. You can pair a lot of colors against white so we went with gold tones for this look! Finish the look with a clutch that ties in the colors of your jewels & a pair of wedge shoes!

blog1Beck & Boosh also have two video’s to show you different ways to pack your jewelry on your trip. Keeping your necklaces tangle free & How to pack your earrings. Check them out:

We hope we helped you with your packing or perhaps gave you a new idea on how to wear your Beck & Boosh jewelry! If you plan on going down South this winter and wear any Beck & Boosh, don’t forget to tag us in your pictures and hashtag #beckandboosh

Until next time lovelies,

xo Janet/Beck & Boosh

A Perfect Match

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Valentine’s Day is almost here and a lot of you will be getting together with your loved ones to celebrate! Whether it be with your husband, girlfriend, wife, best friend, etc. With Valentine’s Day being so close we wanted to show you what we think is “A Perfect Match” when it comes to matching and accessorizing your favourite Beck & Boosh pieces!

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– The Khaleesi Statement Necklace paired with the Leather Rocker Bracelet makes the perfect chic and versatile match. Wear it casually with jeans and a sweater or dress it up with your favourite black dress this Valentine’s Day!

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Shop the perfect match: (1) Khaleesi Statement Necklace *Black & Silver or Sangria & Gold (2) Leather Rocker Bracelet *Black or Brown*

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This looks amazing styled with a little black dress. Featured in this picture: Khaleesi Necklace, Leather Rocker Wrap, Triangle Ring, Roxy Wrap Bracelet, Triple Triangle Earrings

– Make a Perfect Match with our Nautical Inspired jewelry. Pair our Beach Life Necklace with Anchor Dangles and you’re set. Not only do they look amazing together but our Beach Life Necklace has a meaningful pendant attached: “May you always have a shell in your pocket & sand between your toes”

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Shop the perfect match: Both available in Silver or Gold (1) Beach Life Necklace (2) Anchor Dangle Earrings

– What better way to show off a Perfect Match then wearing your HOME Shirt paired with the Beck & Boosh Rope Anchor Bracelet. This combo will show everyone how PROUD you are to call Nova Scotia your home.

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Shop the perfect match: (1) HOME shirts (2) Rope Anchor Bracelets **HOME shirts available in Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, New foundland, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Ontario**

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T-shirts come in two different styles: Slim Fit & Regular Fit

– Our Ri Ri Chain Link Necklace & Chain Link Nautical Bracelet = A Perfect Match! Mixing edgy & nautical has never been more in style!

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Shop the perfect match: (1) RiRi Chainlink Necklace / Silver or Gold (2) Chain Link Nautical Bracelet / Gold with Starfish or Silver with Anchor

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This combo looks great styled with a collared jean shirt. Also shown in this picture: Plum Moda Bracelet & Square Studs in Gold

**On the Beck & Boosh Facebook page, Instagram & Twitter we have a great Contest going on surrounding “A Perfect Match” Theme. Head on over and tag the person who is your “Perfect Match” (hubby, wife, friend, etc) for your names to be entered to WIN the set of your choice in the following picture: (1) Infinity Bracelet and Infinite Love Necklace (2) Teardrop Basket Earrings and Fringe Necklace set!**

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We sincerely hope YOU have a fantastic Valentine’s Day this weekend and share it with your Perfect Match!

Until next time lovelies,

xo Janet/Beck & Boosh

Local Gems: Truro, Nova Scotia Edition

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Let’s go back about two years ago: I was in the Truro mall with my then-boyfriend (now husband), Christmas shopping. I walked by a booth set up with so many spectacular, colourful, shiny things-I-wanted-to-wear-all-the-time! Sold. Also there was a lady working at the booth who looked super sweet and fashionable. Sold again! I told Allen “We’ve GOT to go back!” From there we met Beck from Beck & Boosh and she told us their story and how they were local and how they started the business. SOLD even more! Fast forward two years and here I am, working with Beck & Boosh!

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My first Beck & Boosh jewelry from almost two years ago – my husband bought me the Arrow Bracelet the day we were introduced to Beck & Boosh at the Truro Mall!

After my experience with Beck & Boosh and now working for a local company, I now pledge every year to SHOP more local and discover local gems here in Truro, NS! When you go into any local type business, you feel like you’re walking into a community. You get to know the owners and there staff on a more personal level. You get to hear their stories of how they became. Here in Truro there are many amazing spots to check out! Here are just a few of MANY:

1) Pearl & Daisy: Do you love natural UNIQUE products like soaps, bath bombs, creams, face masks, etc? THIS is the place to go! Not only that, but the packaging details are amazing! Trust me, you won’t be disappointed! (My favourite are the bath bombs!)

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Pearl & Daisy Natural Soap Company: I can’t pick just one, they are all too good! Photo courtesy of Pearl & Daisy Facebook Page

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Bath Bomb anyone? Pearl & Daisy has AMAZING ones you’ll love!

2) Jimolly’s Bakery Cafe: Crave a delicious coffee by Java Blend Coffee Roasters or a Chai Latte and a DELICIOUS baked goodie by the equally awesome Brookfield Bakery/Hurricane Heidi’s Cafe? Then this is the spot to go! Every time I walk into Jimollys, I always get an amazing vibe!

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Did you know: The Cafe was named Jimolly’s after Jim and Molly, who are brother and sister basset hounds! :)

 3) Lou Lou Clothing: Every time I go in, I am always greeted with such positive, upbeat ladies! They even sell two of my favorite clothing lines: Pink Martini (A Proud Canadian Brand based out of Toronto!) and Yoga Jeans (All of the denim is 100% Handcrafted at the Yoga Jeans Facility in Quebec, Canada!)

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Not only is Lou Lou Clothing an awesome store, it’s in such an awesome building! There dressing rooms are in vault – Cool!

 4) Bistro 22: An amazing spot for DELICIOUS fresh local ingredient made meals! They always have specials of the day! The atmosphere is great & the staff and Chef are too. They always go above and beyond with their customer service and cater to any special dietary needs. If you haven’t been there, it is THE restaurant you HAVE to check out.

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Chef Dennis Pierce standing outside of Bistro 22 on Inglis Street!

 5) Clay Cafe Truro: Going to the Clay Cafe is a great place to take your kids, go with a friend or by yourself to do a little painting! Pick what you want to paint and the rest is up to you!

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Photo courtesy from Clay Cafe Truro Facebook Page: SO much fun for everyone!

6) Sea Shell Design: Located on Inglis Street, this beautiful store is FULL of unique pieces! Did you know they sell Beck & Boosh in the store as well? The owner of Sea Shell Design, the awesome Shelley Austin, is Boosh’s mom! They sell everything from jewelry, to clothing, to decor for home and so much more! You have GOT to check it out!

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Shelley Austin in her beautiful Sea Shell Design Store!

These are just a few of the incredible local gems right here in Truro, NS! We’re so lucky to have such a great town with many unique spots to check out. Here at Beck & Boosh, we’re happy to call the Town of Truro our HOME. Check out these two Facebook Groups for more local awesomeness: Downtown Truro Partnership & Inglis Place

Until the next edition lovelies,

xo Janet/Beck & Boosh