The CREATE YOUR STYLE with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Ambassadors are taking our show on the road. I spent last Saturday at the brand sparkling new Michaels store on Alberni Street in Vancouver, BC. People asked their burning beading questions, signed up for a book drawing and learned all kinds of info about beading with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS.
I loved meeting viewers of Beads, Baubles & Jewels and talking to shoppers who are just getting into beading. And, I finally got to meet Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor, in person. She and her daughter, Willow, made the trek to the new store in the midst of preparations for a road trip of their own.
Here's the new store - it's next door to Pandora and Brooks Brothers, across the street from Tiffany and right down the block from Louis Vuitton. Very chic!
The new format has beading on the first floor at the front of the store. It's so pretty! The classroom overlooks this area. You can take the escalator up to the second floor to shop the other departments.
Love the cranes, the lighting and, of course, the crystals above the escalator. I think I took this picture as I was riding up. I don't recommend that method!
The new Michaels store is just up the hill from the water. I'm training for a half-marathon, so I ran along the seawall and snapped some pictures along the way. I like this view looking back toward the city. There are lots of amazing views in Vancouver, though. I got to see a few of them!
What a nice city to visit. Even the waterfront is sparkling! Love this double ring sculpture Dennis Oppenheim. Goodbye, Vancouver! See you again someday.
Watch for a SWAROVSKI Ambassador at a Michaels Grand Opening near you!