In the spirit of Valentine’s Day this month, we want to celebrate and recognize couples who work together in business everyday.
Kat Wilkinson & Paul Vasilak from Modern Love Jewellery!
- How did you both meet?
Tinder! (True story)…..Wait, are our moms gonna read this ?! 😉
- Why did you start working/open your business together?
We love creating fine jewellery, meeting new people and helping them realize their dreams!
3. Tell us a little bit about yourselves and your business. (i.e. What is your unique offering?)
We offer a relaxed boutique setting in which we meet with our clients ‘one on one’ to give them our undivided attention. They have the opportunity to review and select the perfect gemstones for their project or use family heirloom stones from their own collection. Our clients are encouraged to take part in the creative process as much as they wish to be involved. We want our clients to feel comfortable every step of the way to completion of their final bespoke piece.
- When did you open your business in Downtown Burlington?
We opened Modern Love Jewellery’s Burlington location in November 2019 after being previously located in Hamilton for 2+ years.
- What made you choose Downtown Burlington?
We were invited by a friend to visit downtown Burlington and immediately noticed a sense of community that was undeniably welcoming! Everywhere we looked, there we’re happy people walking dogs with their families, filling the restaurant patios, and taking part in local events! We loved watching everything that Brant st had to offer! We were SOLD!
- What other downtown businesses do you frequent and do business with?
Where do we start!? From the delicious treats to serve our clients from Kelly’s Bakeshop and refreshments from Tamp coffee and the LCBO, to The Works Burgers and the Piccadilly Cafe for our lunch. The Martini House for awesome pizza and, Martinis! We’ve also loved working with Yellow Robot for our window signage and a fresh new look to our business cards. We’ve put finishing touches on our boutique consultation space with some awesome finds from Centro and we’ve got an excellent accountant with JayDee! Downtown Burlington has us covered.
- If you had a piece of advice for other couples starting a business together, to help them succeed, what would it be?
Be prepared to work all day everyday! There isn’t a template to follow in business or with a partnership. Just work hard, get it done and then do it all over again, TOGETHER!
- Do you have any Valentine’s Day traditions?
We leave Valentines Day open to ensure Cupid & our clients have everything they need for a sparkling romance filled day.