Who We Are
Hello Happy is a carefully curated market event showcasing bright, modern, Canadian-made goods.
Hello Happy made its debut September 2015 in Vancouver, British Columbia. In a pop-up style environment, the first ever market was held at Little Mountain Shop featuring a curated collection of Canadian brands. Hello Happy supports the buy local movement and we hope that it provides consumers with the opportunity to meet the makers, cultivate connections and of course, shop the goods.
Our goal is to have Hello Happy support local businesses, promote growth while building a culture of community.
The best kind of friendships are fierce lady friendships
where you aggressively believe in each other,
defend each other and think the other deserves the world.
Our story begins on an Instagram blind date of sorts, where we were paired to send a package of fun stuff to one another … for no other reason then the thought that sending a snail mail package of goodies could be nothing more than a lot of fun! Getting to know one another, we learned we had a ton in common – our past lives and our future #girlboss goals were in complete sympatico!
Thus began our journey as friends …
& believe it or not, the first time we met in the flesh was to host Hello Happy YVR!
Bonnie Mui, Co-Founder
Bonnie is the owner and creative mind behind MawdsleyLoves, a children’s apparel and accessories brand for modern moms and their littles. Based on fun and function, Bonnie focuses on bringing products to market that are on-trend but suit the needs of children on their every day adventures. Bonnie is based out of Vancouver, BC with her two little guys, and her hubby.
Charisse de Leon, Co-Founder
Charisse is the girl boss & dreamer behind pixel paper hearts, a creative design studio fabricating custom designs, witty social stationery & statement apparel. Working in organized chaos, her goal is to produce products that are fun, light heated and motivates the goal diggers. Charisse cultivates a simple life with her husband & her two littles in a small suburb West of Toronto.