Grace & Company

Curating a Graceful life.

Launch: Grace & Co. Kids

Dorothy Vannan

Our newest venture is finally debuting! 

Come discover our European made toys, books, baby accessories and more.

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Please join us
 

Thursday 

May 16th, 2019

12- 5 PM 

 

Featuring

  Glitter + Glue Parties - @glitterandglueparties

  Sweet Impressions Bakery - @sweetnutfree

  Lynsey Corbett Photography - @lynseycorbettphotography

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PLUS we are so excited to announce Small Jane will be joining us for our Grace & Co. Kids launch. She will be in the shop from 12-5 signing copies of her book 'A is for Alphabet'! You won't want to miss it!


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With new products from:

LE Toy

Baby Cie

Blueberry Hil

Choto Baby

Fidoodle

Hamro

Hazel Village

Janod Zigolo

KIDDO

Kidsme

Klippan     

Lollipop

Londji     

Maileg

Moulin Roty     

New Things

Octave   

 OFB

Vilac     

Wee Gallery

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Please RSVP by Monday, May 13th, 2019 to register to get your grab bag and to be entered into our raffle! Feel free to share this invite and bring your friends, but remember: they must be included in your RSVP, and must subscribe to our Grace + Co Kids Newsletter to be eligible to attend! Raffle results will be announced May 17th, 2019. 

May

Dorothy Vannan

Mother's Day is almost here!


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Happy (almost) Mother's Day to all the moms from all of us at Grace & Co.! Now that May has arrived, we're busy at the boutique welcoming new products arriving on a weekly basis. Our hand forged Sekoya iron candlestick holders by Luis Marquez have been very well received by many of our customers with only a few left. Make sure to grab one before its too late!

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This month, we're featuring our linen and cotton products.  We love natural fibres for both their look and functionality. After all, linen is known to be the world's strongest natural fibre. This also means it lasts a very long time.

It's also nice and airy for spring and summer - as it is moisture wicking, and has a natural ability to prevent bacterial growth. For towels, this is very important as both hand and bath towels tend to be the perfect home for microbes. The affinity of cotton and linen to moisture is one reason why natural fibres are most comfortable to wear and to have in our homes. 

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All of our linens come from makers in Lithuania, Russia, Portugal and Italy. We specialize in custom orders for tablecloths, and even carry samples in store for you to check out before ordering. Once ordered, our delivery is fast and arrives within 7 days.

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Linens make a great gift. With Mother's Day just around the corner, fall in love with our beautiful collection of linen and other gifts at 556 academy.

With Care,
Dorota

April

Dorothy Vannan

Spring is here! The first sign? If you’re in Winnipeg…it’s definitely the geese arriving in droves. The second sign? All of our new spring products arriving in the shop! We’re so excited to the boutique buzzing with activity, and also to welcome back our beloved Robyn from her winter holidays — she was missed by us!

Spring to me has always been a great opportunity for changes. Whether it’s a simple rearrangement of the furniture, swapping all the winter gear for warmer duds, or decluttering the house, any small change can make a huge positive impact. 

As for some fresh new products, we’re so happy to have a brand new selection of Manitoba maple boards, locally made by our favourite Field Day Goods. These boards are inspired from vintage farm house cheese and bread boards, but can be used for anything you like. 

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We’re also proud to carry Seedlip - the first ever non alcoholic distilled line of spirits! The perfect spring refreshment ingredient, Seedlip has the same flavour intensity as spirits but without any of the alcohol! We love their recipe for the Seedlip Garden Booch:


Ingredients:

  • 1.8oz (50ml) Seedlip Garden

  • Passion Fruit Kombucha (or any flavour you like.

Directions:

  • Over ice, add 1.8oz (50ml) of Seedlip Garden

  • Top off with Passion Fruit Kombucha.

  • Garnish with mint and enjoy! 


Grace & Co. Kids

And, if you haven’t already heard the news, we are so excited to be announcing our new kids collection! To stay up-to-date on all the latest product announcements, upcoming launch events (!) and more, email us to be added to this new kids-exclusive mailing list! 


Happy spring!

Dorota

March

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It's time to think spring!


Spring is coming, and its time to get ready! That means a little bit of spring cleaning too — so why not do it in style? When it comes to freshening things up for spring, we absolutely love The Laundress NY line of laundry and cleaning products to get the job done.

Here are some tips and tricks for washing, sprucing and storing your delicate fabrics (such as your favourite blankets or sweaters) items courtesy of The Laundress NY:

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STAINS

When dealing with fabric stains, always pretreat with Stain Solution or the Wash & Stain Bar. Focus on susceptible areas such as underarms, necklines, and cuffs. 

 

HAND WASHING

Hand Washing is always the best and safest method for washing delicate materials (ex: wool), as dry-cleaning solvents and enzyme-containing detergents will degrade the yarns.

Add 2 capfuls or a squirt of Wool & Cashmere Shampoo to a washbasin or sink filled with cool water.

Submerge the item and gently agitate the water with your hands to evenly distribute soap. Soak for up to 30 minutes.

Rinse well by running cool water through the item until the water is no longer soapy. Do not wring. Instead, press the water out of the item.

MACHINE WASHING

Select the woolens or delicate cycle on the washing machine, and make sure the water temperature is cold and the spin is on low.

Add the appropriate amount of Wool & Cashmere Shampoo according to the machine and load size. Remove promptly from the washing machine to reduce creasing.


DRYING AND STORAGE

Remember, always lay the item flat in its natural shape on a drying rack or clean towel. Do not put it in the dryer! Knit items should be stored folded to prevent stretching or distorting.

DE-PILL

Remove pills on finer-gauge knits, such as lightweight sweaters, T-shirts, or pants, by gliding the Sweater Comb across pilled areas. Always work tool in one direction.

When wool fibres become loose, they form little balls or pills. Pilling is a direct result of friction (which naturally occurs with movement), so the more you wear an item, the more likely it is to pill.


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Spring also means our new stock is arriving soon after our shopping weeks in January! We’re so excited to introduce lots of brand new items — some of which will be exclusive to our store and are being sold for the first time in Canada! So stayed tuned — we know you’ll love these products as much as we do!
 

Additionally, we are launching a new project within Grace & Co. and plans are underway! With many involved in the success of the launch, I really want thank them in advance for all the work we have been pouring into this baby. Stay tuned in to our instagram and facebook for upcoming announcements!


I hope this months brings you joy and lets hope that green grass is only 6 weeks away!


With care,
Dorota 

All images courtesy Lynsey Corbett Photography

February

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February

Our shopping trip to Toronto and New York


I love shopping for the store and finding new products to showcase. This year we found beautiful, exceptional quality products for the boutique on our trips to the Toronto Gift Show and the New York NOW trade show.

We are so excited to share with you all our new gift items and unique decor pieces. Among the many new and exciting items we’ll be bringing in are a gorgeous line of coloured bees wax candles, as well the most beautiful iron candle stick holders.  I also found a great supply of new French Market bags and new designs of our favourite cat hotels!

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The Toronto Gift show was awesome as it allowed us to meet up with our current suppliers, as well as meet a few new ones. New York NOW was a huge hit. We met new suppliers who are entering the Canadian market for the first time. I am so pleased to welcome them all to Grace & Co.!


All this new stock will be arriving over the next few months — so drop by often to see what’s happening in the boutique.

I wanted to THANK all our loyal customer base for putting up with our irregular hours in the shop in last few weeks in order for us to shop for new items for the store. We will resume our regular hours Tuesday Feb 12th 11:00AM-5:00PM
 

With care,
Dorota