Sugar and spice and everything nice…and a little bit rock and roll. She’s one of our sweet spitfires uptown, a professional photographer, a successful entrepreneur, and one of the coolest moms out there. Kelly Lawson is the woman behind ‘Ella’ the Shop at 101 Prince William Street and ‘Shop our Closets,’ the online app that connects women who wish to buy and sell pre-owned fashion and accessories. Kelly also is a huge cheerleader for uptown and does a fantastic job adding a real positive vibe to our city by sharing fun blogs and promoting her fellow shop owners. We are proud to have her uptown and love how she shows us off, with style.
Let’s chat with Kelly..
Where were you born/Where are you from?
I was born in Antigonish Nova Scotia, and I grew up on the outskirts of New Glasgow Nova Scotia. Bubbles’ (from Trailer Park Boys) Mom Sheila, was my outdoor supervisor grades 2 through 9.
How long have you been a part of the uptown scene?
I moved uptown after 1.5 years in Moncton in 2007. I joined the board of FusionSJ the following year and spent 5 great years dedicated to all things Fusion. My son was born during my time as “Past Chair,” that was 4 years ago.
I went to the Animal Rescue League once, just to have a “look.” I fell immediately in love with a super sweet, crazy intelligent, submissive docile 6 month old supermutt without a name. I took her home, named her Apple and she has been in our lives for 9 amazing years now. She lays with our 4 year old son Jude every night until he falls asleep.
Most guilty pleasure?
I drink a beer everyday before dinner at 6pm. A cold beer has so much nostalgia for me: a drink my Dad enjoys, a drink I have on a hot summer day, a drink I have while on vacation, a drink enjoyed during social times with friends. Can drinking a beer be a form of meditation? Yes, yes it can. I just made it one.
What is your Uptown Insider Tip?
I eat a Taco Bowl from Toro Taco AT LEAST once a week. I eat the whole thing. It is worth every indulgent calorie!
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