Shop Crush: The Good Spirit
The first stop on my vacation was Vancouver, BC. I'd always heard such wonderful things about the city, and I wanted it to be my first stop on my very first trip to Canada.
I only had two full days there and unlike most of the trips I'd taken, I didn't really prepare an itinerary. I mostly had a list of coffee shops, stores, and tourist spots listed down, but nothing was set in stone.
My fellow woohoo enthusiast told me about The Good Spirit, located on Cambie Street, and because it was right beside a coffee shop that every list seemed to recommend (Revolver, in case you're wondering), I thought I'd pay the store a visit.
The store is small, in terms of square footage, but I think that's what makes it so beautiful. I don't think I've ever actually been to a brick and mortar that's solely dedicated to magical things that's also fresh and modern. (Most of the stores I've seen have just a little bookshelf with some indie decks, or are kind of magical in an old-timey Harry Potter kind of way).
They have a selection of books, a few decks, sage sticks, and some unique blends.
The "library" part of the store has a really thoughtfully selected collection of books and decks. The shopkeeper (how did I forget to get her name?) recommended "Elemental Energy," but because I was only at the beginning of my trip and didn't want to be lugging a hardbound book around with me, I instead chose Gabrielle Bernstein's The Universe Has Your Back oracle deck instead. My collection's mostly comprised of tarot, so I'm always on the lookout for stuff in the realm of oracle.
We talked indie decks and readings and about all the woowoo stuff I love, and I would have probably come back and stayed longer if I had more time in Vancouver. I'll definitely come back here the next time I visit.
My favorite part of the shop is the front where, I assume, all the readings are done. I love the signage and the plants and even just the way the light streams through this part of the store. From the outside, you already get such a great sense about this space.
I said it last week and I'll say it again—definitely stop over this store if you're in the Vancouver area. Even if you don't buy anything, just being around such a happy vibe is worth the trip. :) Looking back on these photos only reminds me of how much I want to have my own space like this too!
For now, in-person readings resume in my favorite neighborhood coffee shops, and The Good Spirit will forever be in my imagination's personal Pinterest board.