Eyes On Tecumseh: Business Spotlight on Fashion, Fitness, Barbers, Organic Olive Oils & Soaps

With its rich history, booming businesses, and growing neighbourhoods, the Town of Tecumseh is vibrant with possibility. These “business spotlights” are designed to take you wandering through new businesses, or ones that you may have forgotten about! Whether you’re a resident or visitor, we hope to keep you falling in love with the small-town charm of this little nook of Windsor-Essex.

This week’s business spotlight will showcase some great spots for those of you interested in looking good and living healthy lifestyles.

BVogue Boutique

A Match Made for Your Closet

Finding clothing that brings out your true self doesn’t have to be an impossible task; at BVogue Boutique, they won’t just sell you a beautiful piece, they’ll match you with an outfit that’s perfectly you.

The owner Ewa takes the time to get to know you and provides that intimate boutique experience that turns “buying” into an experience. She’ll guide you around the store and introduce you to the latest European trends from Italy, Greece, and Poland. Each line brings a unique flare to the table, and whether you’re in the market for something edgy, elegant, or classic, you’ll find a look that matches your personality.

Ewa Biniarz, Owner of BVogue Boutique in Tecumseh

Ewa Biniarz, owner of BVogue Boutique, standing inside her store on Fri. Nov. 13, 2020. Photo by Eric Bonnici / Eyes On Windsor.

Ewa has been dressing the women of Windsor for a decade now and understands that they should never compromise style for comfort. Women deserve pieces that not only express their individuality but ones that are built for their lifestyle.

BVogue Boutique will get you excited about your clothes again, and you’ll want to show off these made-to-last pieces day in and day out.

BVogue Boutique, 1614 Lesperance Rd.

Dressed by an Olive

The True Taste of Fresh Olive Oil

Have you ever wondered what fresh olive oil tastes like? At Dressed by an Olive, you can taste the “a-ha” moment and finally understand what you (and your plate) have been missing.

Owners Daniel and Merja remember having this exact revelation, and knew they needed to bring quality olive oils and vinegars to the quaint town of Tecumseh in 2012. Since then, they’ve been committed to educating their customers on what fresh olive oil can do for them and their health. And if you’re not swayed by the health benefits of the fresh olive oil, the unmistakable fresh smooth taste will seal the deal.

Dressed by an Olive co-owners Daniel Avena and Merja Avena

Dressed by an Olive co-owners Daniel Avena and Merja Avena standing inside their Tecumseh, ON store location on Nov. 12, 2020. Photo by Eric Bonnici / Eyes On Windsor.

Along with their tasting room and shop, dressed by an Olive has expanded their main location to include a commercial kitchen where they prepare ready to bake food with farm-to-table or fish-to-fork ingredients, that are also sold in-house with their oils and vinegars. The food at Dressed by an Olive is delicious and nutritious because their ingredients are – and always will be – traceable and clean. Nothing less.

Dressed by an Olive, 366 Manning Rd.

F45 Training Tecumseh

Team Training; Life Changing

Getting started on your fitness journey can be intimidating, but with the team vibe at F45 Training Tecumseh, you won’t be smashing your goals alone – you’ll be part of an entire community. F45 creates an atmosphere where you check your ego at the door and surround yourself with those whose goals align with your own.

F45 Training Gym in Tecumseh

People working out inside F45 Training in Tecumseh, ON. Photo by Carrie J Photographer and courtesy of F45 Training Tecumseh.

This gym is famous for its “Functional” 45-minute high-intensity interval training that has you work based on time rather than reps. These rotating exercises are designed to enhance your training experience by working out your entire body, including heart-pumping cardio days and ones where you slow it down to build that muscle. They even have a weekly one-hour Saturday class hosted by a live DJ to keep your energy and enthusiasm high.

No matter what, each workout is built with your goals in mind and to help you achieve them. Wherever you’re at along the way, F45 will meet you there, and you’ll always feel seen, supported, and motivated by an entire family of trainers and teammates.

F45 Training Tecumseh, 13588 Tecumseh Rd. E

The Mane Station Barber Shop

A Little Shop with a Big Impact

If you’re looking for a haircut with that magic touch, you’ll find the vibe you’ve been missing at The Mane Station Barber Shop. The shop radiates a sense of community, the same one that’s so richly embedded in the Town of Tecumseh itself, and they’re conveniently located right in the heart of town.

Using a touch of modern technique combined with that classic old-school twist, The Mane Station offers cuts and styles for clients of any age to express themselves. Their barbers bring their well-rounded knowledge to every client’s cut and every move is made with the clients’ best interest at heart.

Mane Station Barber Shop owner Silver Elia

Mane Station Barber Shop owner Silver Elia (right) and his team of barbers cutting hair at his business located in Tecumseh, ON on Sat. Nov. 14, 2020. Photo by Eric Bonnici / Eyes On Windsor.

You’ll walk into The Mane Station once and be a part of their family for life. Here is where genuine relationships are built on the collection of stories shared and the endless laughs that spread through the shop every day.

The Mane Station is more than a place to get a cut; this little shop makes a big impact in the daily lives of the community and its people.

The Mane Station, 12222 Tecumseh Rd. E.
The Mane Station Barber Shop Facebook Page

Ocean Bottom Soap Company

A Gift for the Body; A Gift for the Soul

Walking into Ocean Bottom Soap Co. is like walking through your garden – you can smell all of the beauty that it has to offer you and your body.

It’s a complete sensory and soul experience as you realize how abundant the space is; their aisles are filled with natural body care products like soaps, bath bombs, and other essential oil infused goods. Plus, each soap or oil that they carry is crafted with your body’s needs in mind. Where store-bought soaps strip away the natural oils from your body, Ocean Bottom’s replenish and preserve your skin’s natural moisture barrier.

Ocean Bottom Soap Company, Charmaine Gillis

Ocean Bottom Soap Company owner Charmaine Gillis standing next to several bars of hand-crafted natural organic soaps. Photo courtesy of Ocean Bottom Soap Company.

Ocean Bottom makes gift-giving easy for the holiday season, or any special occasion, with their custom or pre-made gift boxes that are accessibly priced, so that no one has to miss out on quality soap or bath products this year. When you gift Ocean Bottom, not only are you supporting a local business, but you’re nourishing a loved one’s skin with all of those beautiful vitamins and minerals.

Ocean Bottom Soap Company, 1614 Lesperance Rd.

Tecumseh BIA Logo

Town of Tecumseh Business Improvement Area logo.

Eyes On Tecumseh Business Spotlight Sponsored by the Tecumseh BIA

Let’s get out and show Tecumseh some love! If you visit any of these establishments thanks to this business spotllight, feel free to tag @eyesonwindsor and hashtag #TecumsehBIA and #EyesOnTecumseh!

This installment of our recurring Tecumseh Business Spotlight, “Eyes on Tecumseh” has been generously sponsored by the Tecumseh Business Improvement Area (BIA).

Tecumseh BIA, 12122 Tecumseh Rd. E. Unit 2, http://tecumsehbia.com

More Featured Tecumseh Businesses

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Alley L. Biniarz Author/Journalist Eyes On Winsor

Article by Alley L. Biniarz

Alley L. Biniarz (she/her) has her hands in a dozen different endeavours – she is a writer, a singer, a farmer, an environmentalist, and everything in between. She loves to write about local businesses and is passionate about everything Windsor, Ontario. Alley also uses her journalistic voice to bring awareness to environmental and feminist causes, and to help connect her community with each other. When she’s not writing, you can find Alley tending to her garden or at her shop, “Grown Lady Garments” – a curated collection of sustainably and ethically made clothing for women. You can find her work on LinkedIn or connect with her on social @abeaans | @grownladygarments