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Wedding and event planner, Lucy Myers, who has made a name for herself as a young entrepreneur in Muskoka, is adding yet another creative endeavour to her repertoire—a pop-up boutique.
Myers grew up in Huntsville and spent winters travelling through Bali with her parents—they ran a retail store, Mazooma, for more than 15 years and took their daughters on buying trips to Southeast Asia. Those trips sparked Myers’ love for travel.
After high school, she attended George Brown College for fashion business and special event planning. She remained in Toronto to work in the industry, gaining experience in concerts, trade show booth design, fundraising events, and fashion show coordination.
“I take after my parents of being an entrepreneurial spirit,” said Myers. “When I was little and thought of my dream career, everything I had in my mind was to do with planning events.” Her childhood notebooks were filled with clips from magazines of menus, weddings, and event planning.
Myers said she always knew that eventually she would bring Lucy Myers Events home to Muskoka.
I love that there’s a new wave of young entrepreneurs in Huntsville. We as a community need to foster them.
After two years of successfully running Lucy Myers Events, Myers decided to expand her skill set into decor rental and Rented Gatherings was born.
Rented Gatherings offers curated displays for weddings and special events such as baby showers, significant birthdays, client appreciation events, and charity events. Items are artfully gathered in a tableau that includes furniture like couches, tables, arbours, chairs, and shelving, along with accessories and decor like frames, vases, candles, pillows, blankets, and signs. A furniture and decor package includes design and set-up.
“I want to create stylish gatherings so that everyone can have their dream Pinterest or magazine wedding day,” said Myers. “My goal is to make these rentals attainable for people in Muskoka while also supporting other local businesses and vendors such as florists and caterers.”
Thanks to her early travels, Myers dreamed of creating yet another business: a boutique store with items curated from her second home, Bali.
She is now planning to transform the Lucy Myers Events studio into the Drift pop-up boutique for summer 2019.
Myers has taken buying trips to Indonesia for Rented Gatherings and Lucy Myers Events, and planned to return for two months in early 2019 to meet with local artisans and choose the perfect pieces for her new venture. Drift will sell home decor (chairs, benches, poofs, gold hardware, wood carved items, pillows), resort wear (one-size-fits-all dresses, beach cover-ups, wrap pants), accessories (macrame/basket bags), and jewellery (gold rings, pearls, tassel earrings).
“I would describe Drift as effortlessly chic. Everything is hand-crafted and I got to meet all of the artisans in Bali, which was really special. I’m excited to bring all of these beautiful pieces to Muskoka,” said Myers.
Drift will officially launch on Friday, June 7 and will be located at the Lucy Myers Events studio, 6A Brunel Road, Huntsville. Drift’s hours will be posted on their Instagram feed closer to the launch date. You can follow along and see pieces that will be in the boutique at @drift.muskoka.