We are absolutely pleased to welcome Vanessa Béland to our amazing team of Ambassadors. Vanessa is a decorator and a blogger. You can follow her adventures on her Instagram account @fleurmaison. We asked her a few questions in order to get to help you get to know her better.
1. At what age did you start wearing glasses?
I started wearing glasses in high school, I was about 13 years old. After that I finally saw the blackboard clearly.
2. What is your favourite style for glasses?
I love subtle and matte glasses that can match any outfit and that can be worn for any occasion. I love it when they look like they were made for my face, a sign that they were meant for me. I also love when there are metallic accents on my frames.
3. What are your hobbies?
Pinning photos on Pinterest is my biggest hobby. I also love to renovate my house and go on short road trips with my husband to discover new places. I also read a lot. I read everything from decoration magazines to thrillers.
4. Do you have a health tip to share with us?
I like to start the day with a 30-minute at home exercise. It gives me energy for the rest of my day, plus it's free and it is the perfect way to start the day.
Vanessa and her husband Félix
5. When you were little, what did you want to become?
I wanted to become a decorator! I watched a lot of TV shows about home décor. I am lucky today to be able to say that decoration is an integral part of my life, both professionally and in my personal life. I can’t believe that decorating and renovating my house is slowly becoming my job, it makes me so happy.
6. What is your favorite meal?
I really like poutine, pasta and pizza. But, my favourite dish is tofu General Tao. I could eat it every day, to the great despair of my husband who’s getting tired of it.
7. Do you have a hidden talent?
It's not so much a talent, but I can learn melodies really quickly. As soon as I hear a new song on the radio, I am immediately able to hum the melody. It annoys my husband to death. He always asks me if I know this or that song because I always seem to know them by heart.
8. What would be your dream travel destination?
At the moment, I dream of going to Italy to see the famous beaches of the Amalfi Coast and walking in the pretty villages filled with pastel houses. Oh yes, not to mention all the pasta dishes that would be waiting for me!
9. What’s your favourite colour?
Definitely pink! I'm very difficult on the shades of pink I like. They definitely don’t all pass the test. I'm a bit of a snob when it comes to pink, haha!
10. Why are you proud to be an IRIS Ambassador?
It was at IRIS that I got my first pair of glasses. These glasses allowed me to see life as it truly is. A decade later, I am so proud to be able to join this high-end company to accompany me, once again, in a very important aspect in my life. I wear my glasses every day and it is important for me to have the resources to help me find THE pair that will suit the many facets of my life. As I get older, I give more and more importance to quality products and IRIS definitely offers me that! I find myself lucky to be welcomed so warmly in the great IRIS family.