The Circular Season: Upcycled Candles With A Purpose

Annie Pero

It's our pleasure to introduce to you a new addition to our store-front, beautiful upcycled candles with a purpose, otherwise known as The Circular Season. Proudly produced by Krista Montelpare, you may know her as the owner of Cellary Vintage - Nostalgic mid-century serving ware and décor. The Circular Season is a collection of soy wax candles made from upcycled vintage and heritage vessels. They are made with dried florals, so even though they are made without added fragrance, as the wax heats up, the dried florals release a gentle botanic aroma. Krista moved to Glace Bay in 2019 and...

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How To: Care For Your Turkish Towel

Meghan Finney

The very first thing you should do when you receive any Turkish towel is to let it soak in cold water overnight. Thats it. It’s simple! Whether it be a tub, a sink or a basin, let your new, beautiful Turkish towel soak in cold water for up 12 hours. Once it’s done soaking, throw it in the wash on cold, and hang it somewhere to air dry - consider a banister, door knob or towel rod. In doing so, you’re allowing the Turkish cotton strands to expand, allowing your towel to become incredibly soft and absorbent. You’ll notice the difference...

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A Decade in Business

Meghan Finney

TEN. YEARS. Ten years ago, I took a little bit of my savings and bought a domain and a box full of dresses. I taught myself how to build a website, and me, my mom, and grandmother spent an afternoon steaming clothes. I told family and friends that I had some things for sale, and thankfully, they were loved! I still remember every dress in that first box and can’t part with the very first one I owned. Soon you wanted to try them on, so I rented a small room on the second floor of 299 Commercial St. I was the only occupant in...

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Meet The Team: Annie Grace Whyte

Annie Pero

Hi! My name is Annie Grace. I was born in Ontario, but moved here to Cape Breton when I was just a little girl. Cape Breton island will always be my home, and I will always be a Caper at heart! I graduated high school in 2018, and last year, embarked on the biggest adventure of my life all the way to Australia and Papua New Guinea for six months. There I did some mission work and grew in my faith. I am deeply spiritual and have found so much life and joy in someone that is much greater than...

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LQ Customer Donations Benefit Five Eleven Youth Centre

Kiana MacDonald

  (LQ's Annie Pero and Five Eleven's Mariah Barron) A few years ago, we wanted to create an initiative that would benefit not only our community, but our customers and environment as well. What eventually transpired was the idea of the Wishing Well Campaign, where customers bring their pre-loved LQ items back to us, and in exchange, receive a discount on a future LQ purchase. In turn, we donate the items to a local initiative or organization in need. In its own small yet tangible way, it is a service that has allowed us to give back to our immediate...

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Doula On A Mission: The Salty Stork Heads to Haiti

Meghan Finney

Jennifer and her daughter, Mathilde, have been long-time customers of the shop, and as of late, I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Jennifer a little better as a fellow entrepreneur. A woman of great compassion, many talents, and boundless zeal, Jennifer is a doula who has established her business as The Salty Stork, and has been supporting families throughout pregnancy, labour and birth, and postpartum. Jennifer currently services the entirety of Cape Breton Island and Antigonish area, and this coming winter she will bring her experience and skills to the Maison de Naissance Birth Centre in Torbeck, Haiti,...

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