Danielle & Yvonne loversland

Danielle Gulic & Yvonne Reidy: Loversland

Tell us a little about yourself, and what you do? 

Danielle/Yvonne:

We are Danielle + Yvonne, partners and co founders of LoversLand. We’re a bridal destination for the modern woman looking for a ‘something different’ and we’re also simply a shop for lovers. Our warm and inviting atmosphere we created is meant to be fun, laid-back, and create a sense of ease when shopping. Most importantly, we help others celebrate their love.

What was the inspiration to start Loversland…what is your story as female founders?

Yvonne/Danielle:

We met through our husbands, connected immediately and found a great mutual respect for each other. We both had a desire to be entrepreneurs and when we saw our friends struggling to find fashion-forward wedding dresses in our city, we knew there was a clear gap in the market. Fast-forward to two years later, LoversLand opened its doors. We still can’t believe the overwhelming love and support we received from our community and brides, so much so that we still have the pinch ourselves from time to time to remind ourselves that it’s real.

What’s your favorite part about your “job”? and What is your least favorite?

Favorite part:

Yvonne/Danielle: First and foremost, we love connecting with our customers and brides, but also working/meeting local, powerful female entrepreneurs.

Least favorite part:

Yvonne/Danielle: We have a lot on our to-do list, but as a growing business we have had to learn to be patient with getting everything done which is hard for us to do.

What are your must have beauty products? What can’t you leave the house without?

Yvonne:

I’ve been traveling with this for years and now I can’t go anywhere without it- Harlow’s Face Potion {Treasure}. The hydrating mist and calming smell makes flying 10x better.

Danielle:

My makeup regime is pretty minimal—a little bit of M. Filler Lip Balm is all I need.

What is the most special/your favorite thing about where you live?

Yvonne/Danielle:

We love being apart of the Parkdale community in Toronto. There are so many amazing independent businesses to explore and lots of great food to eat. Oh and we also love having a very short walk to work.

What places are on your travel bucket list?

Yvonne:

We’re always itching for a getaway. I was born in Ireland, and Danielle has family from Croatia so eventually we would love to visit both countries together.

What is one piece of advise that someone told you when starting out that you felt was valuable and stuck with you?

Yvonne/Danielle:

Don’t be afraid to take the risk. You’ll never know until you try.

What is your guilty pleasure?

Yvonne/Danielle:

Netflix and chipzz.

What is your favorite thing to do on downtime?

Yvonne/Danielle:

Walking our dogs with our husbands and spending time with our awesome friends and family.

What is your favorite movie or TV show?

Yvonne:

I’ve grown up watching Coronation Street, I feel like they’re my family at this point. It’s a guilty pleasure. In regards to movies, I think Dazed and Confused is up there at the top as I watched it as a teenager about a 1000 times….  Alright, Alright, Alright.

Danielle:

I love the show Shameless. For a classic film, I usually opt for Dirty Dancing, because who doesn’t love Patrick Swayze.

Do you have a “must read” book recommendation for young Entrepreneurs?

Yvonne:

Lean In: Woman, Work, And The Will To Lead by Sheryl Sandberg.

Danielle:

What Got You Here, Won’t Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith.

What’s next for LoversLand?

Yvonne/Danielle:

We have big plans, but our lips are sealed.

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