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Support local, eat local, shop local is one of our biggest mantras. Our new Community Spotlight Series lets you learn more about our locals and what they love about living and doing business in Parksville Qualicum Beach.
"Owning a business in Parksville Qualicum Beach is incredible. The small-town feel and bumping into familiar faces is my favourite thing. I also love the relationships I have formed with so many of my customers, my staff and their passion for the shop, and the new arrivals that show up daily; it always feels like Christmas." - Kristy, Soak Lifestyle Boutique
Keep reading for more highlights from our recent interview with Kristy, the first in our new monthly series highlighting those who call Parksville Qualicum Beach home.
At Soak Lifestyle Boutique, we have a curated collection of high-quality local and Canadian brands. The first thing customers usually say when they walk in is, “it smells so good in here!” We opened our first store in 2013, and the store has evolved through the years into what you see today. Our latest addition is our second location in Coombs!
If I had a free day to do anything in PQB I would take the dog for a walk along the boardwalk at Parksville Beach, and let my son play at the park. Then I would have lunch at one of the awesome local restaurants like Blackbird Shnitzel House, Extreme Eatery and Realm and visit some of my favourite local shops like Shades of Green, Fireside Books and Sweet Spot Bakery.When I describe Parksville Qualicum Beach to anyone who has yet to visit, I tell them it’s the Caribbean of Canada, it is a beautiful place to visit and live.