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Happy Spring Everyone!

Happy Spring Everyone!

Happy Spring Everyone!

It's been a journey since the world stopped this time last year.

inspirati was about to celebrate our 10th birthday. We were excited and we already had the bubbles and our favourite cheeses teed up. It was party time.

Then, the pandemic hit and like so many small businesses, we had to close our doors. But over the course of this last year, our team worked remotely, then formed a bubble and together we developed our online store. 

Now we're happy to say we're open four days a week and our online sales are hopping (we're busy mailing beautiful French tea towels around the world!) 

In terms of inspirati news, we were profiled just before Christmas in Toque & Canoe - a nationally award-winning Canadian travel blog based out of Calgary. (Souvenir travel tea towels way back when are what got us started.)

As well, we were surprised to recently see an Uber driver featured in a national television advertisement sporting our custom-made Canada 150 tea towel as a face mask. Sure made us look twice! We're happy it's been useful.

We're also excited to announce that we've recently invited Marimekko into our community. We're looking forward to having this playful Finnish Design House as a part of our inventory.

In all, we want you to know we're here for you - whether you're looking for luxurious bath towels, linen bed sheets or you simply want to brighten up your kitchen with a quality, colourful tea towel from Le Jacquard Francais.

As for our future, we're happy to announce that, in spite of it all, we're going to "keep on, keepin on."

Swing by for a chat sometime. We're always happy to see you!

Love,
inspirat

xoxo



You can always order online where we are open 24/7.

inspirati is open on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. We will continue doing curb-side pick-up for anyone placing online orders who doesn't wish to come in to the store.

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Happy almost Mother's Day!

Happy almost Mother's Day everyone! 

We recently mentioned to you that we were inviting the playful Finnish Design House Marimekko into our community as part of inspirati's inventory.

Well, they’re here!!! And we couldn’t be more excited.

Please swing by our bricks and mortar store and see this fabulous line in person, or check out our online store for a full view of Marimekko products now available at inspirati.

Photo by @ncitevillageco on IG

“I grew up with Marimekko,” says our owner Wendy Brownie of the design company that has roots going back to 1949, becoming an overnight sensation in 1960 when Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis ordered seven of their dresses.

“To me, Marimekko is a dose of happy,” says Wendy. "Their designs are bold, energizing and youthful and there’s a piece for everyone.”

Beyond Marimekko, we also want to share with you one of inspirati’s little secrets — something unique for Mother’s Day or as a hostess gift or for any other celebratory offering.

Photo by @msmodernmanners on IG

If you’ve picked up a bottle of wine or rosé as a gift, swing by the shop and let us show you how to wrap it masterfully, satin bow and all, in a French tea towel of your choice.

As Wendy will say, when you give a gift like this, the lucky recipient may not remember the wine or the bubbles, but they’ll always remember the tea towel.

And finally, we’d like to introduce you to two new staff members here at our store, Hallie and Arminé. 

Warm and hospitable, these two women bring elegance, expertise and friendship to inspirati and we’re grateful to have them with us!

Feel free to learn more about them on Instagram at @_halliejo and @msmodernmanners

Our future is bright, in spite of the times, and we're thrilled to continue to serve our cherished clients.

We hope to see you soon!

 

Love, 
inspirati
xoxo

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