Rob and I are happy to be back in town and running our Strathcona Pop-Up until the end of June. I can’t believe May has come and gone already: only one month to go. We’ve rented a space on Whyte Ave (2 doors West of Chapters). Our last Pop-Up space, which we loved, has now been leased. In our scrambling for a space, we came across Rachel Notley’s campaign office. We were able to move in (to one half of the space) after her departure. We have kept the orange walls for good luck – tee hee.
If you drive by and are confused by the neon t-shirts and mannequins with nursing babies – don’t be. Our neighbours, the building owners, are clearing out former tenants stock as well as various odds-and-sods.
We returned from Asia in April. A week after our arrival, I awoke to news of the devastating earthquake in Nepal. I immediately phoned my friend Tracy, who owns Integration Pilates Studio. “Tracy” I said, “Nepal has had an earthquake and we need to do a fundraiser – quick.” Of course being Tracy, she agreed and together she and our friend Shelley started rounding up friends, colleagues and silent auction items. We had a beautiful and heartfelt gathering. Thank you to those of you who came and donated items, money or time but especially your heart to help raise $10,000 which was donated to the Canadian Red Cross Nepal Region Relief Fund. At the Pop-Up, we continue to collect donations for the Canadian Red Cross and also a Kathmandu based charity called Just-One who we’ve supported for years. 20% of sales receipts of our Nepali Buffalo Leather Bags will go to relief and rebuilding efforts in Nepal.
Our latest collection is on the sales floor and continues to be uploaded to the webstore. Back by popular demand, is the Square Jumpsuit, which is flying out the door at great speed. Get in soon (or order on-line) if you want one.
The fit this summer is “loose”. Plenty of comfy tunics, kaftans and playful sun dresses.
If you have little ones in your life – check out our new Maggie’s Muffins Collection. Now at 30% Off regular price (use code MUFFIN30 in the webstore)
Have a great summer.
Hope to see you soon!