a peek inside the fishbowl

23 Jul, 2009


Posted by andrea tomkins in: Ottawa

Please say hello to the Fishbowl’s newest patron: Chickpea Boutique!

Have you ever been to Chickpea? It is such a sweet little store. Although my girls are older now I still make regular appearances at Chickpea, scouting for baby gifts and ideas for various articles I’m writing/researching about stylin’ gear for wee folks. They carry some truly beautiful clothing, toys, gifts and decor items.

They’re having a birthday party this weekend, and you’re invited! Pop a balloon to receive 15-40% off your purchase. Check out their website for details.

Next time you’re in the ‘hood do check them out. Their stuff is so adorable it *almost* makes me want to have a third baby. :)

Thank you Chickpea, and welcome aboard!

1 Response to "Welcome!"

1 | Sara

July 24th, 2009 at 7:41 am


chick pea is a great shop! i work pretty much right across the street from there and i’ve gone in a few times for some baby gifts. love the organic cotton onesies.

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