Mary & Bob Gushue make life a little more beautiful, adding sparkle, style and comfort to everything they touch, including the stunning Vimy Boutique/B&B in Spaniard’s Bay
Mary and Bob Gushue are a dynamic duo in life, and in business, hosting guests at The Vimy Bed & Breakfast as well as at The Vimy Boutique.
The historic home, built in 1936 by a veteran who lost a limb in the Battle of the Vimy, is not only stunning for its historic elements that have been lovingly restored by the couple, but also for the abundant care and decorating talent bestowed upon it by Mary.
The Bed and Breakfast elements of The Vimy are second to none, with elegant and stylish bed and sitting rooms, and with a breakfast that rivals any available the world over, it’s certainly a favourite staycation destination and sought after vacation spot.
“It’s been six years of dedication,” Mary begins proudly.
The Vimy Boutique, located just behind the main house, is a must-visit when it comes to gift-giving or if looking for a treat-yourself item. With near-shockingly reasonable prices and with jaw-dropping spectacularly unique gift-giving ideas, it’s a delightful way to spent some time.
‘A spectacular year’
But don’t wait! The Vimy shuts down for a few months just before Christmas, opening up again once the worst of the winter is over.
“Seven months a year we are open, shutting down on the 23rd of December. But it’s been a spectacular year,” Mary shared.
Known to take risks and “reinvent” themselves regularly, the couple say their Vimy experience has been both a high and a highlight.
“There’s three rooms here, and they are all decorated tastefully and with suite name shoutouts to the original owners of the home,” Mary explained proudly.
The Isabella, The Mark and The Sheppard Suite are all spectacular spots to spend a night or two. The swing out front on the porch or the fire pit out back are all equally inviting areas to rest or cuddle after a day exploring the area.
Can’t visit? That’s fine! Mary and Bob host Facebook Live Vimy Boutique shopping events once a week with to-town delivery/pick-up available as an added bonus.
Plus, always honoured to share their restoration and decorating prowess, Mary and Bob also host ‘how-to’ segments on their Facebook site for those looking to add more beauty in their own homes.
“From staircase restoration to how to tastefully decorate a mantle for the holidays, we post as we go and share what we know,” Mary says with a smile.
Bob smiles from his living room perch. “Owning this home comes with a sense of pride. It was ‘the’ home in the area that I’d see growing up and think, ‘it would be nice to live in a house like that,’” he shared. Mary beams. “It’s nice to live here, but it’s really nice that we get to share its beauty with others too.”
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