Grace & Company

Curating a Graceful life.

Summer - Grace & Co. Kids

Dorothy Vannan
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Summer + Kids = LOVE


Every summer I used to love packing up the kids and taking off fo the cottage. We would spend countless hours on the beach playing and exploring, so it was so important to always have lots of fun toys and puzzles for them to play with.

Good toys are so important in a child's development. Their creativity grows with playing and pretending and often mimicking us and what we do!

With this in mind, I recently expanded the Grace & Co. Kids department in the store. These are some of my current favourites:

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Bakeshop

We love this Bakeshop set by Le Toy Van. It has great play value with its reversible market stand and coffee shop. Plus, we are obsessed with the shopping cart! Make sure to drop by and discover this collection and all its cute accessories!

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Baskets

Our other must have for this summer is, you guessed it: our beloved baskets from Olli Ella. We now carry most of this line, including the PIKI basket and the MINICHARI basket. We just love the organic look and feel of this product!

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We wish you a very creative summer with your littles, full of discovery, play, laughter and love!

With care,
Dorota

July + August

Dorothy Vannan

The summer heat has finally arrived!

Photo: Lynsey Corbett

Photo: Lynsey Corbett

As we all head off to the cottage and enjoy the wonderful Manitoba summer, lots of new things are happening at the shop.

We are happy to announce that we are expanding our line of LSA glassware, with some products exclusively available to us at 556 Academy!

One of our latest additions is the LSA pasta bowl - available in gorgeous white porcelain with ample room for a pasta or soup. We have been getting requests for this kind of versatile bowl - and we listened! Drop by the store to grab yours today.

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Also, we're so excited to bring to you the LSA Serve Collection: an extensive collection of classic handmade glassware designed for displaying and serving food on all occasions throughout the seasons. These make wonderful gifts as well!

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Featured Artist: Andrew Mahon

We are also welcoming to the shop Andrew Mahon who's photographs will be featured on our gallery wall. See below a note from Andrew on his practice:

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Fall Colours on Nanton

"My name is Andrew Mahon and I am a freelance photographer based in Winnipeg, MB Canada who specializes in commercial and event photography. Photography for me is a lifestyle. I'm constantly working at new techniques and researching ways to better my craft. Whether I’m exploring around Winnipeg, or off to a client shoot I’ve always got my camera on me in case there is a moment I want to capture."

McDermott at Sunrise

McDermott at Sunrise

Sunset at The Legislature

Sunset at The Legislature

Main St. Walks

Main St. Walks

Portage at Sunset

Portage at Sunset

"This collection of images is from separate days over the past couple years exploring our city. Always having my camera on me creates opportunities to capture some of my favourite places around Winnipeg. I draw inspiration from watching people in their day to day life. Whether they’re walking across the street, waiting in their car, or going for a bike ride I’ve always found the business of the city to drive me to take photos."

Make sure to drop by and discover our boutique this summer. Please remember, we have new summer hours for July and August!

Wishing you all a wonderful summer!

With care,
Dorota

June - Grace & Co. Kids

Dorothy Vannan
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A very big thank you to all who came out to our Grace & Co. Kids launch! We had a great turnout and lots of lovey feedback from all those who attended. Our collection was very well received and we sold quite a few items, with books being our biggest seller!

Many thanks to Lynsey Corbett PhotographyMeghan CorbettGlitter + Glue PartiesSweet Impressions Bakery and Jessie Thiessen from Small Jane Kids for their collaboration and friendship!
 

with joy,
The Grace & Co. Team

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The winner of the Grand Prize was:

🎉  @cpaletta  🎉

We hope she enjoyed her goodies!!

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Favourite: The Luggy

We are proud to be selected to distribute the very sought after line of wicker products from Ollie Ella! The LUGGY is the perfect take along basket on wheels. Great for the beach, to cart around the park or zoo, or to take along all your snacks, toys and goodies. We have a few colours in the store to choose from, and limited stock - so hurry in!


Recipes for Fun 🎪

🍭 Summer Yogurt Popsicles

🦄 Homemade Play Dough

Mix equal parts yogurt and fruit juice of choice. 
Pour into small paper drink cups with a popsicle stick placed in the mixture. Place in the freezer.

When ready, peel the paper cup away and enjoy!

1 c. flour
1/4 c. salt
2 tbsp. cream of Tartar
1 c. water
1 tbsp. oil 
2 tsp. food colouring or a pack of Kool-Aid 

Mix flour, salt and cream of tartar. Place in a saucepan and add water, oil, and food colouring.

Cook over medium heat until mixture forms a ball. Once cooled, turn out onto a floured surface and knead. 

Store in an airtight container in the fridge to avoid it drying out!

June

Dorothy Vannan

Welcoming summer (finally!)

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Summer means outdoor entertaining and backyard bliss! We are so excited to start hosting our family get-togethers, picnics, BBQs, and hanging out on the patio; as well as lakeside dinners, summer fun and relaxation.

In the summer, we love to eat al fresco - but hate risking our favourite glasses and dishes out by the pool or patio. Our collection of Le Cadeaux high-grade melamine dining and serving wares are the perfect outdoor accessory. We also carry single-use (biodegradable) wood charcuterie boards, cutlery, and a collection of summer napkins!

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We will be launching a brand new collection of beautiful al fresco wares on June 13th, so stay tuned to our Facebook and Instagram for details to come. 

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Don't forget: Our French Market Bags are all on sale for 25% off. Just in time for trips to the farmer's market or a day at the beach.


Summer Appetizer Inspiration:

Corn & Avocado Salsa 

2 cups fresh cooked corn 
3 avocados, peeled and diced
1/2 cup olive oil 
1/4 red wine vinegar 
1 tbsp cumin
12 drops tabasco
1 tbsp garlic, minced 
1 tsp chilli powder
1/4 cup fresh cilantro 
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 red onion, minced
1/2 cup fresh lime juice 

Mix all ingredients and chill. Store for up to 3 days in the refrigerator. Enjoy with wanton chips.

Homemade Wonton Chips

1 pack of frozen sheets of wonton wrapper 
1/4 cup melted butter
salt + pepper 

Preheat oven to 400 F.

Take 1 wonton wrapper, cut on diagonal. Brush with butter and sprinkle with salt + pepper. Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet and repeat with as many as will fit on the tray.

Bake (be sure to watch them as they cook super vast!)  
Cool on a wire rack.
Repeat as needed. 

Enjoy!


Upcoming Event:

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Grace & Co. has always loved to support local artists, so we are so pleased to feature Manny Martins-Karman: a local dynamo of creative genius! Join us on Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 from 5PM - 7PM to meet Manny and get inspired. We will be sending out a full bio and invite later this week, so stay tuned! Hope to see you soon!

with care,
Dorota 

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.