Grace & Company

Curating a Graceful life.

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

We're Hiring!

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Come work with us!

Now hiring part-time assistance


Love entertaining and design? Looking for a part-time job in retail? Grace & Co. would love you to be a part of the team! 

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We’re looking for someone creative, friendly, and easy going. Retail experience is required. Must be available for day time hours only. You can send your resume via email, however, we would prefer applicants to drop off their resume with a cover letter in person! Only those selected will be contacted.

January

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Happy New Year!


We are so excited to welcome 2019, as well as all the new excitement this year will bring.  We have so much to look forward to in the coming months, and are looking forward to sharing it with you all!

Toward the end of the month, we'll be hard at work visiting trade shows in Toronto and New York in order to continue bringing you the unique, curated selection of products you love, but of course, with a new 2019 look and feel! Make sure to stay tuned to our social media this month to catch a first glimpse of some of the new products we'll be bringing in! 

Additionally, we will be featuring many of our best selling items on sale over the course of January and February, with each week featuring a different item. Stay up-to-date with each sale on our instagram!

At Grace & Company, we curate our boutique to showcase the highest-quality products, with top-tier design and diligent attention-to-detail. Whether made right here in Winnipeg, or imported from around the world – every item in our store has purpose, and we hope it can find a place in your home. Thank you for all your continued support of our shop, and cheers to a Happy New Year!

With care,

Dorota


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New Winter Hours!

Over the next few months, we will be holding new hours of operation in the shop. From January to March, we will officially be open Tuesdays-Saturdays between 11AM and 5PM.

Additionally, while we are away on our buying trips, please note there will be some changes to our hours during the time we are away:

Closed — Jan. 30th, Feb. 1st, Feb. 6th, Feb. 8th & 9th 

Open (11AM-5PM) — Jan. 29th, Jan. 31st, Feb. 2nd, Feb. 5th & 7th

We will be reopening Feb. 12th with our new regular hours of Tuesday-Saturday, 11AM-5PM. 

Holiday Giving: Salted Caramel feat. our favourite Weck Jars

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Last month, food stylist & culinary instructor Marisa Curatolo (@marisacuratolo) shared her skills at our Back to the Table event. For those of you who missed it, take a look at her recipe for Salted Caramel Sauce using some #Weckjars that she picked up in the shop. She's even included a free printable gift label, making this a wonderful handmade gift idea! See link below for more details.