Full disclosure: this post is totally 100% biased. Here's why: one of my best pals just opened a downtown kitchen boutique called Pot & Pantry, and I'm smitten. Her shop is bursting with polished copper dishes, handcrafted pottery, and cast-iron skillets that will become your new kitchen staples.
My pal Robin has an eye for detail and retail, and she was general manager of some of Ottawa's best-known kitchen shops for years. But her touch is so unique that I remained hopeful she'd have a shop of her own one day. And now she does!
Meet Robin and her hubby Jun:
You may remember this good looking pair from a blog post last month: they got hitched this fall and somehow opened a beautiful shop just 6 weeks later!
You'll find Pot & Pantry in Centretown at 244 Elgin Street at the corner of Cooper. The shop is filled with locally crafted candles (by Blackett & Co. who I featured back in September!), pizza printed tea towels (YUP), the prettiest kitchenware, and soaps and oil blends crafted by none other than her Auntie Arlene.
In fact, Robin personally selected every item you'll find at Pot & Pantry, and I apologize to your wallets because you'll want it all. Like these beautiful Tunisian tea towels:
My favourite thing about her shop? Step through the door and you'll feel more like you've stepped into your bestie's cozy apartment than a typical store.
Robin has effortlessly balanced modern kitchen tools and trinkets with antique furniture, vintage finds, wooden beams, and her dramatic pineapple accent wall -- go snap a pineapple selfie!
grand opening party
Pot & Pantry quietly opened its doors a few days ago, and the official grand opening bash is this weekend. You won't want to miss it!
Stop by on Saturday and Sunday to meet local makers, sample artisanal treats, and Robin will even have a cotton candy cart. For real!
win a pot & pantry PRIZE!
I'm giving away a Pot & Pantry prize pack (say that five times fast) featuring one of my fave brands: Caldrea. Caldrea specializes in good smellin' home cleaning products that are free of nasty chemicals.
This Caldrea Tangelo Palm Frond Cleaning Essentials Set is valued at over $100, and is scented with lemon, orange, and eucalyptus. So fresh! The prize includes dish soap, countertop spray, hand soap, laundry detergent, and linen and room spray.
RULES: Contest closes Friday November 18, 2016 at 11:59pm. Only local Ottawa/Gatineau residents are eligible since the lucky winner will pick up their prize at Pot & Pantry.
Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. The more actions you take, the better your chances of winning!