Archive for June, 2014

What’s Goin’ On?

Aphrodite Summer Hours

Now that summer is officially here we’re starting to welcome back old friends as they fly back with the birds from down south. Our favourite Sunday girl, Claudia Johnson is one of them – and with her arrival Aphrodite commences our SUMMER HOURS. As of this weekend June 29, Aphrodite will be OPEN SUNDAYS FROM 12 – 5. Claudia will be there to take care of you as she settles into her summer career after teaching screenwriting all winter long at Florida State. When you visit ask Claudia about her award winning documentary films and books. This talented bird is also a great sales associate and fashionista!

Claudia’s back!


Another interesting downtown development is the new ANTIGONISH ART FAIR. It takes place every second Friday throughout the summer. It’s happening at Chisholm Park, corner of Main Street and West Street. Come and enjoy music, food and art. Artists will have their works available to purchase. See event details by clicking on the dates below. In conjunction with the fair Aphrodite WILL BE OPEN EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT UNTIL 9 p.m. through to Labour Day weekend. Downtown Antigonish will be hopping this year thanks to the tireless efforts of volunteers and the arts community! See https://www.facebook.com/pages/Antigonish-Art-Fair/216346178564399

antigonish art fair

The Olde Forge Fashion Outlet inPictou

Aphrodite has set up a more permanent location in Pictou for our sale merchandise from previous seasons. We are opening this Friday, June 27 from 10 am to 6 pm. Most days you’ll be greeted by the lovely Irene Szabla, another fashionista in her own right and fabulous at working with our customers. Don’t miss our Grand Opening on Saturday July 5 from 1 a.m. to 6 p.m. The town of Pictou is happy to have another attraction for visitors and PEI Ferry passengers.




Antigonish Highland Games Street Festival

The Highlan Games are just around the corner! Mark your calendar for Thursday July 10 when downtown Antigonish will host the Street Festival to beat all street festivals. Part of the Main Street will be closed off to make room for the over 100 street merchants, entertainers and activities. More to come as the day draws nearer….

July 2013 Streetfest 111


Annie Thompson

This is just a teaser for those of you who have heard about this incredible fashion designer from Toronto. Her collection arrived at Aphrodite late last week and I have to tell you – it’s amazingly cool and beautiful. I have lots more to tell you about Annie but I’ll save that for my next blog post.





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Antigonish and environs is home to some fascinating people who are true global citizens. We are honoured that they are taking some of our outfits to ports of call around the world.

Tila Kellman at the opening of an art exhibit she curated by Jeannie Thib called Hyperflat at Brock University in St. Catherine’s. She commented on her Nadia Toto outfit saying “ I got lots of compliments on my dress! It was certainly comfortable and it did go well with the exhibition, as well as help make one of my main points: we inhabit ornamental botanical patterns.”

Tila Kellman

Hyperflat Exhibit

Professor Dorothy Lander and her husband pediatric oncologist John Graham Pole are also the co founders of Arts Health Antigonish. When they travelled to Greece last December Dorothy wrote “At the temple of Athena today draped in my Aphrodite best. It may not be Greek but it is Sarah Pacini made in Italy.” Photo by John Graham-Pole”

Dorothy Lander Dec. 2013

Retired journalist and social activist Kingsley Brown and his wife well known painter Nancy Stevens attended the Rainforest Alliance Gala at the American Museum of Natural History in NYC this past May. Kingsley collected the Sustainable Standard Setter Award on behalf of the Nova Scotia Landowners and Forest Fibre Producers Association that he helped establish many years ago. The award is often referenced as the Nobel Prize of sustainable forestry. Nancy is wearing sheer lace tunic and pants by Sympli. Kingsley emailed the photo with the caption “Tiiu, we shop on Main Street!” His suit comes from Oak Manor.


Visual artist Bev Cameron wrote “totally Aphrodite at Lagrasse, in the Languedoc region of SW France” where she vacationed with her family this past May. Bev’s colourful blouse is by Desigual.

Bev Cameron

Thanks to all of the beautiful women who shop at Aphrodite!


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