Saturday, May 3, 2008

Meow! in the National Post!

Meow! was featured in the National Post newspaper on Saturday, May 3! Very exciting!

It all started when Nathalie Atkinson, the glamourous Fashion Editor for the National Post, visited the Aberfoyle Antique Market for opening day last week. (For those not in the know, Meow! has had a booth at Aberfoyle for the last several years, selling antiques, collectibles and vintage clothing & accessories.) After they toured around the market, we referred Nathalie's party to our store in Guelph, recommending several cool places to shop and eat. The result? A huge article in the "Toronto" section of today's paper, featuring a 2-page spread of Aberfoyle photos (including snaps of some of our own "shabby chic" paintings and furnishings) as well as a mention in the "Obsession of the Week" sidebar:

Guelph has more in store

Once you've antiqued for the morning, visit downtown Guelph to lunch and check out these addresses, all within blocks of each other.

-A thriving independent with great taste, the Book Shelf (41 Quebec St., 519-821-3311, bookshelf. ca) is a sprawling bookstore, cafe and restaurant (with a cinema upstairs!) and is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year.

-Meow! (10 Carden St., 519-821-7442) is Kara Munn's subterranean trove of vintage and second-hand finds, and she has an especially good eye for retro hats and purses. Bonus: The shop is peppered with pink cat illustrations and signage by local comixrati Seth.

-For a pint, try the historic Albion Hotel (49 Norfolk St., 519-821-7125, The Cornerstone (1 Wyndham St. N., 519-827-0145) is any college town's requisite vegetarian cafe and clearly popular with the locals for brunch, too.

-Before heading home, hit gourmet shop Ouderkirk and Taylor (3 Wyndham St. N., 519-827-9378), which stocks fresh baked goods, artisan olive oils, preserves and fresh cheese from the nearby Monforte Dairy in Millbank (monfortedairy. com) as well as a selection from Chateauguay's Fromagerie Chaput.

All great choices --we recommended Atmosphere Cafe as well, but you can't have everything :)