C'est La Vie opens on Main Street

By Larry Di Giovanni | Jun 18, 2014
Photo by: Larry Di Giovanni C'est la Vie owner Holly Desjardins, left, enjoys her first day of the shop's opening June 18 with helper Barb Bausch. She holds a unique fish dish she just sold on consignment.

Rockland — C'est la Vie at 369 Main St. became the newest business to open in downtown Rockland June 18 — a consignment shop selling items ranging from quality clothing for men and women to jewelry, accessories, fine art and art decor, and unique gifts.

"C'est la Vie, it means "That's life [in French]," said owner Holly Desjardins, of Camden. "People are going to be bringing in all sorts of things to reuse, reinvent, repurpose,and recycle. So it's going to be a fun shop. This has been a dream of mine for years."

C'est la Vie has an alterations seamstress on site. The store is open Mondays through Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. except Thursdays, and Sundays, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Desjardins said her entrepreneurial know-how comes from being a chef. She said she cooked for clients, who included singer Jimmy Buffett, international investor Michael Dingman, and art collectors Jay and Jean Kislak.

Courier Publications reporter Larry Di Giovanni can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 117, or by email at: ldigiovanni@villagesoup.com.

Comments (3)
Posted by: Sandy Nault | Jun 20, 2014 09:22

CONGRATUALTIONS HOLLY! Your store looks great. Lots of treasures for people to buy.



Posted by: Steven D Bryant | Jun 19, 2014 10:59

Congrats Holly. All the best in your new adventure.



Posted by: paula sutton | Jun 19, 2014 08:39

Sounds like a fun place!  Any business that has Barb Bausch as a helper is certain to be lively, will definitely stop in very soon.



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Larry Di Giovanni, a veteran journalist with more than 20 years of experience, is returning to his daily reporting roots in order to cover the city of Rockland for The Courier-Gazette. Originally from Athens, Ohio, his family includes one son, Tony.

Di Giovanni has covered news beats ranging from the city of South Lake Tahoe, Calif., to the largest tribal government in the United States — the Navajo Nation. He has also worked as a writer in the public education and higher education fields. He's an animal enthusiast and loves dogs.

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