This week’s Mom to Follow is Jennilee Marigomen, who lives in Strathcona with her partner, Walter, Walter’s daughter June, and their one-year-old, Walter VI. Yes, he is the 6th Walter in the family. She is an award winning editorial and art photographer that works with publications, brands, and agencies. YO NO BI is her most recent project, a collection of natural wooden toys and shakers for little ones, with little distractions. The brand was inspired by JeanPierre, her Frenchie, who was always eating Baby Walter’s toys.
Five places Jennilee loves to go
I love everything that owner Jess Schellenberg does, and how she uses her space to engage with babes using song, art and exploration. Baby Walter is a huge fan and is always up front, big smile, and double fisting two egg shakers.
197 East 17th, Vancouver
The exhibitions and programming at the CAG are always exciting and thought provoking. They have a monthly Family Fun Day where kids can make a work inspired by and sometimes led by the exhibiting artist.
555 Nelson Street, Vancouver
Run by amazing people, Inform is a gorgeous showroom and a hub of inspiration for those who love design. Be inspired by the work of design leaders and emerging designers. Their talks, events and workshops are some of the most humbling I have been to. Sign up for the mailing list to be in the loop.
50 Water Street, Vancouver
Bob Rennie has one of the most comprehensive collections of art in North America. You can only see their exhibitions via their in-depth tours in their beautiful space.
51 East Pender
Maggie Boyd is a human being that is full of zest and life, and her ceramics are the same! I took ceramic classes here for years pre-baby and talking smack with my classmates are some of my best memories!
Amazing food and even more beautiful interior designed by Ste Marie Design. Every special occasion and birthday, I’m there!
Best shop in Vancouver for all your home and lifestyle needs. I am here often as it’s my partner’s shop! Check it out if you’re in Gastown.
320 West Cordova
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Harriet Fancott is the Editor and Social Media Manager for Vancouver Mom. She has over 20 years experience in the arts, tech and mom-based blogging arenas. She lives in East Vancouver with her husband and son where they enjoy exploring all that Vancouver has to offer from festivals and events to playgrounds and beaches to sushi and ice cream (although not together).