For months, I would visit the Viens Avec Moi (VAM) Boutique here in Ottawa and salivate over the lovely Krista Norris Co. scarves hung artfully around the store. I kept thinking to myself “I better buy one of these soon…they are really a perfect addition to any wardrobe”.
During my sister-in-law’s visit in December, she mentioned to us that was she looking for a black blanket scarf, but was at a loss to find one. They apparently do not exist anywhere on Planet Earth. I mentioned to her that I would track one down and gift her with one for Christmas. In comes Krista Norris.
While shopping last minute for Christmas, I met Krista during a visit to VAM Boutique. I told her that I was on the hunt for a black scarf for my sissy-in-law but couldn’t find one anywhere. She offered to make me one. MAKE ME A CUSTOM SCARF. Just like that! I was thrilled! Not only was she extremely warm and kind, she bent over backwards to make a black scarf for my sister-in-law on December 22nd. I gave her a huge hug, and the scarf was ready for pick up right under the proverbial Christmas wire.
The scarf was lush, thick and totally gorgeous. Part of me wanted to keep it! It was made from luxe Italian linen, and its huge blanket-like dimensions were sewn into an artful wing-tipped infinity scarf. When my hubby and I gifted Tee (sis-in-law) with the scarf, she jumped up and down and she hasn’t taken in off since. SCORE!
Fast forward to March 10th and Krista Norris’ scarves have been featured nationally (and soon, internationally) thanks to our First Lady Mme. Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau gifting Sasha and Malia Obama with two Krista Norris Maverick scarves. All of us here in Ottawa were so proud of Krista!
Sure enough, web hits to her site have exploded and she’s now taking countless orders for her beautiful creations. Always fantastic to see a young Ottawan getting ahead!
*Header image courtesy of www.kristanorris.com.