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April showers brought May flowers

Posted by Cobi on Tuesday May 21, 2013 at 06:59 PM
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I’ve been to Ottawa a number of times in my life but never in the Spring.


I was so happy when a cobistyle store-event raised itself for a trip to our beautiful nation’s capital in May!

tulips and hyacinth

I’d read about the Tulip Festival and the well-known story of the Netherlands gifting us with thousands of bulbs as a thank you for safe harbouring the Dutch Royal Family during the Second World War.

tulips and daffs

But of course, like most things in life, the pictures only tell half the story - the city was alive! Not only with tulips but also crab-apple trees in bloom, live music in the parks, the beloved Senators winning…every Canadian should try to visit Ottawa in the Spring.

long shot of tulips

It was an uplifting experience, especially when I saw the cobistyle coloured tulip bed - I could have sworn they planted it just for me!

cobistyle tulips

The trip followed just a few days after we had hosted a birthday party for my sister-in-law in our backyard.


Although the weather was glorious, it’s iffy to plant flowers in early May in Toronto.


And truth be told, we’d already blown the budget on the bar and food!


Rather than dole out more money on fresh-cut flowers, I decided to cull as much cobistyle from my supplies, as I could, and brighten the party up with bit of ‘everlasting beauty’.


The party was loosely themed ‘Mexican’ and so the bright colours worked perfectly.

peonie in glass

I strategically placed containers full of cobistyle blooms and many guests commented on them, assuming they were real.

peonies in umbrella holder

Of course they would have been spectacular if they were real but so would my visa bill.

cherry blossoms

They did the trick for the party and I’m still enjoying them two weeks later! Cha Cha Cha….

muskoka chairs with peonies

Wherever you are in Canada, I hope your Spring is blooming in a very real way.


Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 05/24 at 11:38 AM

Hi Cobi,

We would love to have you visit our store! 
It is so easy to merchandise our retail space with your great line of cobistyle products.
Maybe we could plan a store event the next time you’re in Halifax!

Kind regards,
Elaine and Debbie

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 05/23 at 09:30 PM

Thanks Ladies!  In Halifax, cobistyle is available at Thornbloom at 1459 South Park St. and In A Box Gifts at 1468 Dresden Row.
I’d love to come to Halifax again - it’s one of my favourite Canadian cities.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 05/22 at 10:09 PM

Where in Halifax can we find your collection?  Love the flowers.  Rose

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 05/22 at 04:11 PM

I could not resist commenting again. I love the flowers on the mantel!

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 05/22 at 03:11 PM

Hi Cobi,

So excited to see your line in my favourite home store in Halifax - Thornbloom!
Hope you will be coming to Halifax for a cobistyle store event!



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