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Deb Garlick, Artist

Deb Garlick, Artist

Much like the women she captures in her paintings, Deb has a certain presence. With striking, natural grey hair and a big open smile, she exudes a refreshing combination of grit and grace. She lives in a stunning Victoria mansion suite, surrounded by her art, curated treasures, a few good chairs, and an undeniable air of joy and calm.

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Lauryn Vaughn, The Upside

Lauryn Vaughn, The Upside

Lauryn Vaughn founded The Upside in 2015 after discovering a niche in the country’s e-commerce market for luxury fashion consignment. Her passion for style and business was ignited while living in Paris, where she learned the secret to balancing the finer things in life. We asked Lauryn to style her fave HK pieces, and chatted about fashion, resilience and learning the hard way.

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Michele Lafreniere, Buttata Ceramics

Michele Lafreniere, Buttata Ceramics

The front stoop of Michele’s Victoria home was decorated for Halloween, a little pair of muddy boots were tossed to the side of the door and the day’s garden tools were resting on the steps. It’s that kind of home, you know? Music playing, dogs barking, the smell of fresh baking – crazy love lives there. We drank coffee, talked about creative fire, four ducks named ‘the Mikes’, and how amazing the HK Rock Salt Robe is, seriously.

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