Love

I don't like Valentine's Day but I love Love. 

I had compiled some images of expressions of love I have seen around. Graffiti on walls, accidental heart-shaped pizzas, intitials carved on picnic tables, clever quotes inscribed on leaves, pebbles in Lola's pockets shaped like hearts. They were all lovely but this is the image that really gets to me. I have not seen this flower myself; the moment was experienced by Amy Merrick but I feel so much when I look at it. The vulnerability, the fragility, the determination, the defiant explosive flower atop a spindly stem. I love that it appears to flourish from nothing, no lushness, no nutrient rich earth, no perfect situation. It is bursting in the most inhospitable and unlikely climate. Then... then there is the person who saw all of this and thought to tape it up. One simple gesture,

That is tenderness.

That is love.

 

Happy Valentine's Day Thoughts | Janaki Larsen            Photo| Amy Merrick

Happy Valentine's Day

Thoughts | Janaki Larsen            Photo| Amy Merrick

A Year in Dinners

    2016 was a year of extremes. It was one of the most turbulent years I've experienced and also one of the most beautiful. 

             People who know me well,  know I love dinner parties, particularly setting the table and especially outside. Last year was the year of meals, shared in various places from fields, to under porticos, beaches, porches, parking lots, to shepherd huts and masserias. Special Thank You to Messors for all the Italian picnics! I look forward to a 2017 filled with many more shared breakfasts, lunches and dinners, Happy New Year everyone!

Oroville Washington

Oroville Washington

Orcas Island

Orcas Island

Altamura, Italy

Altamura, Italy

Gravina, Italy

Gravina, Italy

Nitobe Japanese Garden, Vancouver

Nitobe Japanese Garden, Vancouver

Altamura, Italy

Altamura, Italy

Oroville, Washington

Oroville, Washington

Oroville, Washington

Oroville, Washington

Altamura, Italy

Altamura, Italy

Altamura, Italy

Altamura, Italy

Venosa, Italy

Venosa, Italy

Amalfi Coast. Italy

Amalfi Coast. Italy

Altamura, Italy

Altamura, Italy

Our back yard

Our back yard

Adriatic Coast, Italy

Adriatic Coast, Italy

Oroville, Washington

Oroville, Washington

Our backyard

Our backyard

North Arm Farm, Pemberton

North Arm Farm, Pemberton

Nitobe Japanese Garden, Vancouver

Nitobe Japanese Garden, Vancouver

Oroville, Washington

Oroville, Washington

Chambar Harvest Dinner

Chambar Harvest Dinner

Oroville, Washington

Oroville, Washington

Le Marché St.George

Le Marché St.George

Orcas Island, Washington

Orcas Island, Washington

Oroville, Washington

Oroville, Washington

7 e 7, Vancouver

7 e 7, Vancouver

Pompeii, Italy

Pompeii, Italy

Vancouver

Vancouver

7e7

7e7

Ubc Botanical Garden

Ubc Botanical Garden

Holiday Hours for Marché + 7e7

Please take note of the following holiday hours for our cafe and our concept store.

Le Marché St. George
4393 St. George Street

December 24
(Christmas Eve)
8 am to 4 pm

December 25
(Christmas Day)
C L O S E D

December 31
(New Year's Eve)
8 am to 4 pm

January 1
(New Year's Day)
C L O S E D

7e7 / Janaki Larsen / Mandula
7 East 7th Avenue

December 24
(Christmas Eve)
10 am to 4 pm

December 25
(Christmas Day)
C L O S E D

December 26
(Boxing Day)
C L O S E D

December 27 to December 30
I N V E N T O R Y  D A Y S
(viewing by appointment only. e-mail: isshamarie@marchestgeorge.com)

December 31
(New Year's Eve)
C L O S E D

January 1
(New Year's Day)
C L O S E D

Regular hours for 7e7 resume after the new year.
Tuesday to Friday: 11 am to 6 pm
Saturday: 11 am to 5 pm
CLOSED: Monday and Sunday

7e7 and The Winter Shop

We are pleased to present our new concept space! Aptly named 7e7 (short for 7 East 7th Avenue), our Mount Pleasant studio has expanded to house Janaki Larsen Ceramics, Mandula, and is now also the home of The Wild Bunch Floral Studio headquarters. The official public opening of our concept space also happened to be the launch of this year's 'The Winter Shop'. What used to be an annual pop-up above Le Marché St. George has now grown into a bi-annual seasonal launch - and it's our largest one of the year!

We will be open every single day of The Winter Shop. We will be back to our regular hours after the holidays.


7e7
Janaki Larsen Ceramics + Mandula + The Wild Bunch

7 East 7th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
(northeast corner of 7th and Ontario,
kitty corner to the Mount Pleasant Elysian Coffee)

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The Winter Shop at 7e7
November 26 - December 24

Monday to Friday: 11 am to 6 pm
Saturdays and Sundays: 10 am to 6 pm

December 24: 10 am to 4 pm
 

Photographs: Issha Marie