Holly and Andy both graduated from Kalamalka Secondary, moved away to complete their post secondary degrees and travel before deciding that Vernon is where they wanted to be. However, these long time friends didn’t start dating until 2014, a year after Holly opened NOIR Salon. At that time Andy was managing Attridge Snow Ski Wake and two years later he joined forces with Holly at NOIR Salon where he quickly realized that the salon had much more potential.
Since then they converted some of the space to allow for more retail products and brought in clothing and accessories. With Andy’s history and knowledge of the clothing world they have turned a simple idea into an ever-growing and evolving, fashion boutique for both men and women at NOIR Salon and Boutique.
As Andy says, ‘I am so fortunate to have married my long time friend, Holly, in 2016.’ Together they raise their daughter, Charlee and son, Urban.
Holly and Andy were encouraged by two DWTVS 2017 couples to participate in DWTVS 2018. They both want to give back to the community and regularly support fundraisers and charities in the community. For Holly, the decision was made that much easier, as Hospice House holds a special place in her heart after she lost a few friends at Hospice House.