Meet Brigitte Schilds & Andrew Ho
Brigitte Schilds was already a long-time fan of Simple Pleasures when the opportunity to purchase the business became available. It didn’t take long to decide that it was an opportunity that was too good to pass up. She and partner Andrew Ho took over ownership in 2015, along with The Northern Toybox which they also purchased from the same owners. The two stores are side by side and share a common warehouse in the back where most days you’ll find one or the other (or both) hard at work.
Brigitte has had a very positive experience with her new venture into business. “I have very good mentors,” she says. The previous owners remained involved with the shop to help Brigitte and Andrew make a smooth transition. Brigitte also notes that both she and Andrew grew up in homes with entrepreneurial, business-minded parents where they learned a lot about what business ownership is like. Brigitte also notes that the store had a very strong, positive reputation in the community thanks to the hard work of the previous owners which has helped to make the transition efficient and seamless. Brigitte looks forward to continuing to provide the same kind of personalized, insightful service and quality products that helped to build the store in the first place.
Brigitte and Andrew are very involved in the community, particularly in the music and arts scene. Andrew is a musician who also taught music for many years before taking over the business. The couple attend almost every concert in town and Andrew still performs regularly at various community events and forums. Another of the couple’s favourite free-time passions is cooking, something that is even more fun now for Brigitte since she has access to so many wonderful cooking tools and gadgets through her store.
Modern. Original. Unique.
Simple Pleasures is all about turning the every day into a series of extraordinary moments worthy of elevating and savoring. Whether it’s cooking a meal or decorating your home, Simple Pleasures brings you the products, gadgets, decor and inspiration to make it personal and special. Inside the charming shop, guests will find a diverse and enchanting selection of home decor items for every room in the home, bath and body products from brands like Rocky Mountain Soap Co., bags and purses, jewellery from brands like Myka, Tashi and Karley Smith, towels and bath linens and a large selection of cookware, kitchen gadgets and gourmet food products plus teapots and tea sets, dishes and much more. It’s hard to leave Simple Pleasures empty-handed, and the staff is committed to helping you find the item that is absolutely perfect for you or the ideal gift for someone you care about.
Simple Pleasures is a member of the Dawson Creek Chamber of Commerce.
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