Thereâ€™s a new cafe in town, The Collage Cafe!
Lindy Stockton opened the storefront for a sneak peek during Open Studios Evanston.
Since then, she has carefully curated gift items and creativity-inspiring products for adults to celebrate our inner artist.
The store has a plethora of greeting cards, pendants, wall decor, candles and decorative household items to cheer yourself or your loved ones up.
The Collage Cafe formally opened in September and has since hosted numerous workshops, including book binding and journal cover making.
Hopefully Q1 slows down enough for me to take advantage of this nearby workshop space.
From 1 to 4 pm, Lindy arranges for a project and provides a fun place to get away from daily chores and spend some quality creative time among like-minded women.
Private parties are welcomed by Lindy, just give her a call or pop into her store to make arrangements.
Iâ€™ve already gifted the lovely deck of inspirational cards Lindy created, and am making a wish list for the holidays.
I also have a few of my bangles and pendants in the store.
Those bangles garnered a commission, which was so much fun to create.
So go check out the Collage Cafe, around the corner from Vogue Fabrics at 912 Sherman Ave, Evanston.
Check out the store hours and upcoming workshops and drop-in classes at the web site.
Itâ€™s inspiring to see artists open up storefronts and I am excited that Main Street has so many new businesses popping up. Itâ€™s an affirmation that I live in the right community of like-minded people.
Iâ€™m also impressed by the clear vision Lindy communicates through the aesthetics in her store. Her color-palette and product selection indicates a strong sense of her brand, which my inner marketer appreciates and values.