What is Inspired Living Boutique?
Inspired Living Boutique is a curated online shop offering homeware + decor, clothing + accessories, unique gifts and handcrafted goods made to inspire. What's even more inspiring than the carefully selected products featured here, are the women who put their heart + soul into creating them.
The vision and purpose for this shop is to support other female entrepreneurs and makers as I live out my dream of owning a sweet little boutique.
Who Am I?
For those who don't know me, my name is Lindsay and I'm just a simple girl from the small town of Keswick, Ontario. I find joy in sunshine, laughter and my three favourite F's - friends, family and French fries (maybe that's four F's?).
Although my initial goal was to open a brick-and-mortar store, I've taken a slight detour on this journey and decided to open up online instead. They say shoot for the moon, because even if you miss, you'll land among the stars. Well, I think I've landed in the stars with this online boutique and it's a pretty fabulous place to be.
For as long as I can remember, I've been surrounded by entrepreneurs. My parents have their own business and I've worked for various small, family-run businesses and start-ups in my time.
Over the past few years, I've been blessed with the opportunity to connect with, and learn from, a community of incredible boss ladies who are fearlessly blazing their own paths in business and in life. It's a community that embraces, encourages and empowers women, and it's one that inspires me to do more and be more, which is how I ended up here - taking a leap of faith and embarking on this new adventure!
With nearly a decade of experience working in retail and over two years working with influencers and brands in the fast-paced, ever-changing media & communications industry, I like to think I have some idea about what I'm doing. But honestly, all I really have is a passion that's fuelling my fire, and the rest I'm just figuring out as I go.
But what I can tell you about the shop is this:
Inspired Living Boutique is sort of like Etsy in that it features and supports independent makers and their creations, but the difference is that you can get a variety of unique items from various vendors all in one place, delivered to you all in one box!
It's also kind of like a subscription box, made up of multiple trendy items from different brands, but the best part is that you only end up with products you've chosen because you love them and have to have them.
And finally, Inspired Living Boutique is similar to an intimate pop-up market, where you can find one-of-a-kind items that are handmade by local vendors and where you can connect with a community, build relationships and learn about these creative + courageous female entrepreneurs and how their products, hobbies, side hustles and businesses came to fruition. But the beauty of this online platform is that you can be inspired by these makers and their unique stories by reading them at any time. And you can shop these must-have items 24/7 from the comfort of your own home.
So, this may just be the longest ABOUT page of all time, but I hope it has given you a pretty good idea of what it is I believe in and what am trying to accomplish with this little store of mine.
And my gosh, I just want to say thank you for being here!
Ps. For more information, please feel free to email me!