Grace & Company

Curating a Graceful life.

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. 

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