Boutique opens doors in time for Valentine’s Day

Tamara Penna is owner/operator of Purely Flower Boutique. - PHOTO SUBMITTED
Tamara Penna is owner/operator of Purely Flower Boutique.
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Downtown Courtenay is going to be a bit brighter as the oldest building in the Comox Valley is home to its newest storefront.

Purely Flower Boutique takes residence on the site of the old Muir Gallery near the Fifth Street Bridge at 440 Anderton Ave. across from the Filberg Centre, opening Sunday.

Many Valley residents already know about Purely Flower. For years, owner/operator Tamara Penna has worked part-time from home, creating wedding displays and floral arrangements for businesses in town. Finally, the boutique can live up to its name and open for daily business, offering all the modern, on-trend designs that customers have come to adore.

As well as being the hottest floral designer and arranger in town, Tamara has been active in the business community since coming to Vancouver Island five years ago from Alberta.

“The Comox Valley spoke to me," she said. "It became my home instantly and I knew it would eventually be a perfect place to run my business and develop my brand."

Friend and colleague Karen McKinnon of McKinnon Photography recommends the boutique.

“There are many reasons I love Purely Flower. Firstly, because my clients (and myself) adore her service, sincerity and artistry," McKinnon said. "I am always confident that they will have a first-rate experience when I recommend her. Secondly, because she has a generous and playful heart.”

In addition to flowers, the boutique will be a destination for gifts, many of which will be supplied by local artisans and crafters.

The shop is a dream-come-true for Tamara, who looks forward to serving the Valley with her modern brand of floral design for years to come.

Purely Flower has been the Valley’s go-to for on-trend arrangements, and bold and sophisticated selection for years. Now the best kept secret will finally be open to the public.

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