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are all so excited with our new location! After we closed the doors on New Year’s Eve, toasted in the New Year and enjoyed the break, the hard work of moving all our beautiful shoes and bags to their new home began. We added some amazing clothing by Desigual … with more to come … and opened again on January 7th. The response has been so supportive and we appreciate all our customers’ comments so much: you are why we’re here … and why we are growing! Sandy Baynton first envisioned Waterlily four years ago after returning from an extended stay in Switzerland. Her favourite little shoe shop (Footsteps) had closed in her absence and, while sitting enjoying a chai at Georgia’s Café, she noticed a “For Lease” sign just across the street. The pen started doodling, the mind pulled up an image, a business plan emerged that seemed to make sense … and the rest, as they say, is history! Now after almost four years in her original location, it was time to take advantage of an opportunity for more floor space, brighter windows and higher visibility. More drawing, planning and optimism have brought Sandy and Waterlily to her new location. We hope you’ll take the time to drop in and say hi; the Spring and Summer styles are starting to arrive and Sandy tells us there will be new brands joining her established lines as well. You will see why Waterlily has become a destination for so many visitors, and there will even be an online store in the near future! This is an exciting time for Waterlily, and a great success story for Sidney and the Saanich Peninsula.

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Seaside February 2013 Issue  

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