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Lousje tours historic Queenston

Lousje tours historic Queenston

If you've been with us for a while you know that Lousje loves dressing up for every occasion, but every once in a while she embraces her casual side. A few weekends ago Lousje planned a hike in the quaint village of Queenston, nestled in between Niagara-on-the-Lake and Niagara Falls. There is so much history in this area , and the landscape overlooking the Niagara River from its high banks and Lewiston New York across the water are spectacular. The area is most famous for playing an important role in the  Upper Canada Rebellion and the ensuing War of 1812....

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A Pizza Party at All Figure

A Pizza Party at All Figure

St. Catharines is known to have a tight knit and supportive community of small business owners. Tessa and Lousje are very active in this community and have made life long friends through their years of operating the boutique. Lousje & Bean is in good company with another mother/daughter owned boutique, All Figure. All Figure, owned by Karina and her mother Iwona, is a beautiful lingerie and swimwear boutique in downtown St. Catharines. From their St. Paul Street location they're helping women feel confident and comfortable, one bra at a time. Last week the mother/daughter duos got together in the back...

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Lousje Finds Tuscany in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Lousje Finds Tuscany in Niagara-on-the-Lake

There's a little bit of Tuscany in Niagara-on-the-Lake, and you can experience it yourself at Two Sisters Vineyards. Lousje visited the sprawling winery to indulge in their delicious Italian cuisine and wide selection of fine wines. Located on John St. in NOTL, Two Sisters stands out for it's beautiful architecture and stunning grounds. In 2018 they were awarded "Best Performing Small Winery of the Year" at the National Wine Awards of Canada. Lousje enjoyed a tour of their menu which included charcuterie, pasta, and octopus. She paired her meal with her favourite Summer wine, a dry rosé.Lousje dressed for the...

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Lousje Visits Hamilton's Playhouse Cinema

Lousje Visits Hamilton's Playhouse Cinema

The Play House, is a new/old Cinema in a 1914 Vaudeville era Movie Theatre located on Sherman avenue in Hamilton. Upon arrival you are met with beautiful architecture, velvety plush chairs, super friendly staff plus bear and wine served with your popcorn. They feature independent, foreign and old classic movies. A true gem and only 40 minutes drive from St. Catharines. The documentary I saw was Beautiful scars. It's the story about Tom Wilson, who grew up in a blue collar neighborhood in Hamilton. After a lifetime of searching he finally discovers his true identity. He talks about his mysterious...

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Ruby's Graduation

Ruby's Graduation

Here’s to graduation season! Tessa’s daughter Ruby celebrated her grade 8 grad last night with all her friends and family. She graduated with honours of 80% or higher average! For the occasion, Lousje & Bean turned their own basics into ceremony outfits. Bean is wearing the Pencil Skirt with a Grizas linen jacket, and Lousje the Tank Dress with an Ireland linen knit poncho Shop Lousje & Bean HEREShop Grizas HERE  

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