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The 14 "Hidden Gems" You Didn't Know Were At Morgan Crossing
Written by Fresh Vancouver   

montage woman with shopping bags, two peopl jumping making a heart shape with bodies and woman's face undergoing cosmetic treatmentThe expansive, sparkling new Shops at Morgan Crossing are themselves a hidden gem in the metropolis of South Surrey. However, tucked away in these fabulous shops are a number of little secrets that far too many local residents haven’t yet discovered! Discover the 14 “hidden gems” you probably weren’t previously aware of, and check them out soon at the Shops at Morgan Crossing!

14. Famous Artists at Jenkins Showler Art Gallery

Stop by the Jenkins Showler Art Gallery to browse famous artists you might be surprised to find, including the late Toni Onley, widely considered one of the leading Canadian artists of the 20th century, with work displayed in such venerable locations as the Tate Gallery in London and the National Gallery of Canada. Jenkins Showler is one of the few galleries to deal with the estate of Toni Onley. Also check out the handmade, one-of-a-kind furniture pieces by local artisans Ben Burnett and Arnt Arntzen that blur the line between sculpture and utility and are a beautiful addition to any home. www.jenkinsshowlergallery.com

13. Get Personal at Steve Nash Sports Club

It’s a proven fact that people who have a trainer achieve their goals 80 percent faster, and stay active much longer. Did you know that the personal trainers at Steve Nash Sports Club hold multiple certifications and have extensive knowledge in training? Most people who come to the gym do not know what to work on, nor do they have a proper workout routine. Having someone take control of your life for an hour, putting you through exercises you would never dream of, and pushing you beyond your limits is something only a trainer can do. Rates start as low as $55 per hour, and partner or group training is available as well. www.stevenashfitnessclubs.com

12. Shop Online at Thrifty Foods

Your time is valuable and you don’t have enough of it! Many people aren’t aware that you can shop online at Thrifty Foods Online, and have your personal in-store shopper hand select the exact items you want. Pick up the completed order yourself, or have same-day or next-day delivery right to your home, all for a small fee. www.thriftyfoodsonline.com

11. Baumler Tailored Clothing – Only at Dunn’s Tailors

Baumler is a German company that makes tailored clothing – suits, sport jackets and pants – using only the highest quality Italian and English fabrics, with contemporary fitted jackets and more traditional cuts. Baumler is high fashion and luxury in one. It is carried exclusively in BC by Dunn’s Tailors, which also carries the two hottest denim lines on the market for the past five years: 7 For All Mankind and Citizens of Humanity. www.dunnstailors.com

10. Antioxidant-rich Delicious Drinks from Fresh Healthy Café

Check out the antioxidant and vitamin rich shakes at the Fresh Healthy Café in Morgan Crossing. These delicious shakes are sure to power you up for your shopping excursion! Also try their 100 percent organic and fair trade Doi Chaang coffees. Tasty, healthy and ethical! www.freshcafe.com

9. Outreach Programs at Arts Umbrella

Arts Umbrella is a not-for-profit arts education centre for young people ages two to 19. With a mandate to “inspire kids for life through the arts,” Arts Umbrella reaches more than 24,000 children and youth annually through tuition-based and free-of-charge outreach programs. The new location at The Shops At Morgan Crossing is now open! Register now for Spring Break and Spring sessions. www.artsumbrella.ca

8. Healthy Sleeps at Crocodile Baby

Did you know that plastics used in infant crib mattresses can produce plastic off-gasses? Did you know that many cribs are manufactured with formaldehyde? Governments regulate the safety of cribs, but not the materials they are made of. At Crocodile Baby, you will find breathable mattresses made of natural, organic materials and Greenguard certified cribs and toddler beds. Your baby spends 12 to 14 hours per day in her crib – make those sleeps healthy! www.crocodilebaby.com

7. All-in-one Treatments from Morgan Crossing Sports Medicine

The unique, multi-disciplinary approach to treatments at Morgan Crossing Sports Medicine combines physiotherapy, chiropractic and massage, all in one location. The team of experts works together and cross-refer sto ensure clients can recover faster, reach their athletic goals faster and become stronger – while saving time and money with all these resources under one roof, and with a highly educated and experienced team. Call to book your appointment: 604-560-5656. www.morgancrossingsportsmedicine.com

6. Wholesale Diamonds at Natalia Jewellers!

Natalia Jewellers, a family owned and operated jeweller in Morgan Crossing, offers wholesale pricing on diamonds and manufactures jewellery right on the premises! With a master goldsmith and a jewellery designer on site, it’s the perfect place to build your Valentine’s Day wish list! www.nataliajewellers.com

5. Preteens will Flip over Triple Flip!

Triple Flip is Canada’s leading active wear retailer for preteen girls, aiming to engage and empower girls to live healthy lives and look and feel good in their growing bodies. Triple Flip developed its own sizing scheme for its clothes, eliminating the x-small or x-large scale that can negatively affect girls’ body image. Instead, Triple Flip based the measurements on hundreds of active girls and their flipwear incorporates input from focus groups of young girls. Athletic team wear is also available from Triple Flip TEAM. www.tripleflip.ca

4. 14 Days of Perfect Nails from Pure Nail Bar

Check out Pure Nail Bar’s new OPI Gel Colour! It’s like a nail polish but, once cured under a UV light, it lasts 14 days! It’s the longest-lasting, hardest-wearing mani you’ve ever had – sure to make it through even the most rigorous shopping excursion! Just $25 for the OPI Gel Colour alone, or $45 with a manicure. Treat yourself! www.purenailbar.com

3. Tiffany & Co Eyewear – Only at Eyes in Motion Optical

Eyes in Motion Optical has the exclusive rights in Western Canada to showcase Tiffany & Co eyewear, which just released their unique collection of Tiffany Glasses, Tiffany Sunglasses and Tiffany Prescription Sunglasses. Tiffany’s new eyewear collection is the ultimate in craftsmanship using high-quality materials; some include sterling silver and diamonds. All the Tiffany glasses and Tiffany Sunglasses are innovative, unique, irresistible and beautiful. www.eyesinmotion.com

2. Lash Extensions from Noir Lash Lounge

Extend your natural beauty with Noir Lash Lounge lash extensions! Lash extension are Noir Lash Lounge’s most popular service and a real specialty. Lashes aren’t just an added service – it’s their only service. Add drama and make your eyes “pop” without going over the top. The perfect “pick me up” beauty secret! Call to book your appointment: 604-531-7787. www.noirlashlounge.com

1. Local Treasures at Muse Social Fashion House

Muse Social Fashion House features big-name clothing brands like BB Dakota but also makes sure to showcase local designers such as BeFrend and Social Experiment. Muse is staying true to its community and plans to support local artists and home-grown fashion as much as possible. www.musesocialfashionhouse.com