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Elizabeth Walker

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Saturday May 16th, 2015

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LoveLy Gift Boutique opened back in the winter and already stocked with hundreds of handmade items from local artists.

“There was so much potential and so much creative work…This region is full of people who have remarkable talent,” said owner Luci Lorteau. “People love stuff that’s homemade and is local. You are supporting your neighbours.”

Lorteau wanted to open a shop where local artists could showcase their handmade items year round, instead of just at occasional craft shows.

“I did the craft show circuit, and craft shows are really hard,” said Lorteau. “I feel like there’s a stage needed for people’s work to be seen.”

The shop boasts a variety of talents, from photography and fine art, to knit items, jewellery, stained glass, children’s clothing and tutus, and handmade beauty products, such as soaps and body polish. New items are always been adding, with updates being posted on LoveLy Gift Boutique’s Facebook page and website.

LoveLy Gift Boutique is located at 16 Talbot Street North in Essex, just a short drive from Windsor. They can be contacted by calling 519-776-9831. They are currently open Tuesday – Thursday from 10am – 5pm, Fridays from 10am – 6pm, and Saturdays from 10am – 4pm.

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