332 Water Street St. John's NL A1C 1C1
Introducing Owner / Designer
Kim Paddon - Her Story
Kim Paddon is one of a new breed of business owners. With her signature glasses and passion for pink, this fashionista operates Whink with sense and style.
Kim has always been creative and studied to be a graphic designer at Holland College. After graduation, Kim returned home to St. John’s, NL to be closer to her family and began working in retail and graphic design. Kim was helping her Dad find the perfect Christmas present for her Mom, when she stumbled upon her dream business in the form of a gift shop.
Over the next few months Whink was created. The shop has been featuring Paddons’ trendy and classic style since May 2010, in the form of locally-made and international jewellery and other beautiful things. Whink has recently expanded into a larger storefront and online shop.
Kim loves her horse Kitty, bright lipstick, glitter, and meeting new customers. She lives in St. John’s with her husband Rob Paddon and their beagle Bentley.
Meet the fun, beautiful gals at Whink
Brooklyn Sparkes ( sales associate), Angela Fowler ( Sr. sales associate) , Kim Paddon ( owner/designer), Claudia Joy ( Sales Associate) , Daniela Fougere ( sales associate) , Kathy Kane ( Assistant Manager)
Whink is anything but a typical gift shop. In fact, we refuse to use the word, and prefer to describe our products as jewelry, art, and things!
Located in the heart of downtown St. John's, NL, our recently-expanded retail space is tastefully displayed with trendy and classic jewelry lines, simply stunning housewares, and locally-crafted art.
A signature product line for Whink is our cheerful Row House line of collectables, featuring paintings of the colorful townhouses, which line the streets of St. John’s. The hand-painted glassware is all made locally and are a favourite for customers here and around the world.