Issue #36
April 2015

Nikola News

Many thanks to this month's model Patti Szmolyan



Patti was born and bred right here in Calgary, growing up in this beautiful city alongside 3 sisters.  She attended the University of Calgary where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Geology and a minor in Geophysics.  Upon finishing her degree she decided to travel around the world by herself.  This was her one-year away to go and explore.


As part of her travels she travelled through Europe for 6 months and then decided to go to Japan.  She ended up living in Japan for 1.5 years where she ended up becoming an assistant trader of steel for BHP Trading Asia.  It was an exciting time living in Japan but there was something calling her back...   A couple of months before the Nikkei index went through its major crash, Patti returned home.


Instead of using her education in Geology or Geophysics, Patti made the decision to get involved in the financial markets becoming an investment advisor at ScotiaMcLeod Inc.  During her time there she completed her CFA designation and loved working with her many clients.  


After 20 years at ScotiaMcLeod she made the decision that she wanted to stay home with her young children and her wild puppy dog.  She is really enjoying her time at home with her family and looks forward to lots of opportunities down the road.




The new Arvi Krosner Linens are in store now. Necklace and Bracelet are Lotusland. 

I feel very passionate about this beautiful line of jewellery that is making such an enormous difference in the lives of women and children and also saving precious trees.  Please help me in supporting this worthy cause.


Lotusland Necklace

The new Chalet Linens are also in store now.  Necklace is Merx. Capris are Bryn Walker.  Jacket also available in White and Light Grey.


Chalet Linen Dress also available in Light Grey.  Necklace Treska.


Arvi Krosner Linen.  Skirt also in Oatmeal.



Necklace is a new Merx design.

Linen jacket also available in Oatmeal. Scarf Cashmere.


Arvi Krosner Linen and Treska

Arvi Krosner two piece Linen Vest and Full Pant and White Tencel Tunic is Bryn Walker. 


Chalet Linen Dress.
Necklace is Anne B.

Chalet Linen Dress.  Arvi Krosner Linen Jacket.

Linen Scarf also available in Red, Turquoise, Grey and Navy.  Linen Shirt is Cut Loose.  Also available in Grey, White and Turquoise.


This Linen Jacket also available in White, Oatmeal and Forest Green.

Anne B. is modelling one of her original designs.  Mustard coat is Chalet. 


Anne B. wearing her new jewellery designs now available at Nikola and an Arvi Krosner Linen jacket.



Check out Anne B.'s website at annebaccessories.com

New to Nikola

Game changing jewellery - seriously!

You may love the unique Italian design and exquisite artisanship of the Lotusland Collection - and that's great - but did you know this company was started to stop deforestation in Kilimanjaro?

That's right - before our extraordinary collaboration the Maasai women in the region had no means to support their families other than cutting down the forests to make and sell charcoal.

As the forests disappear, the ecosystem collapses - critically affecting all the animals who live there.

Now thanks to our innovative project these women have happily left logging to expand their artisan skills and create stunning pieces of wearable art - Lotusland.

So wear your gorgeous jewellery knowing not only does it make you even more beautiful - it saves forests, preserving the environment and empowers women and their families. Now that's a beautiful game changer!





Join Nikola at Sustainable Style YYC on Wednesday, April 15.    Nikola was asked to participate in this event because I believe in Natural Fibre Clothing, Clothing that lasts and is beautiful and stylish for many years.  I also strongly believe in supporting Women, Artists and local designers.  I'm also a fan of well done upcycled clothing.  Will have some of Ruby and Lolo's Fabulous Upcycled designs for sale at this event as well as some other local creations.

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Farrah Gray

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