Tour my new home-away-from-home: Indigo Innes + A giveaway!

I partnered with Indigo for this sponsored post. All opinions are my own and from the heart.

“It’s not all sunshine and rainbows but a good amount of it actually is.” — Adam J. Kurtz

I think I could move into an Indigo tomorrow and be quite happy. Thousands of books to read, dozens of cozy pillows and throws to curl up with, and so many mugs for tea that I’d never have to wash a dish. I could roll out a yoga mat in front of the store’s soaring windows (not that I do yoga but you know, I love all the cute gear), track my steps from one department to another on my Fitbit, and get my eight glasses a day refilling my S’well and bkr water bottles (because naturally they have all those too). So when Indigo invited me to preview their newest location, I packed a bag. I was out to the store last Friday for a tour and back the next morning for the ribbon cutting that kicked off the grand opening. (Me and more than 400 others who lined up to be the first through those beautiful indigo blue doors.) Here’s a look inside the 20,000+ square foot location at 2025 Mer-Bleue Road in Orleans. And trust me when I say it’s even better in person. 

Indigo Innes Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson

You never know who you may or may not see at Indigo Innes — Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson came out for the ribbon cutting (and a few reads).

Indigo Innes Cooking

If you want ideas on how to style your summer table, there’s plenty here.

Indigo Innes Feast by Firelight and Any Night Grilling Food 52

Along with hundreds of cookbooks to inspire your menu.

Indigo Innes Home Sweet Canada melamine plates

Indigo Innes LED letters candles pillows yoga mats yoga bags

We have a couple of those LED neon letters at home and I’ve given a few as gifts. (I think they’re such a fun way to add a personal touch to a space.)

Indigo Innes pillows yoga mats pineapple neon light close up

Someone said pillows are like stuffies for adults. I think I’ll call this one Bernice.

Indigo Innes candles Pure Peony Blue Iced Limon Cello

Indigo’s candles are among my favourite products exclusive to the store. You can’t see it here, but the sea salt & driftwood smells like summer to me.

Indigo Innes Muskoka chair and bookcase

Personally I prefer the great indoors, but Indigo makes Canadian cottage life look very appealing.

Indigo Innes Indigo Kids Toy Shop Lego and Ninjago

Naturally the kids’ section has a fantastic selection of toys…

Indigo Innes reading Bird and Squirrel On Fire horizontal

…but my guy was even more excited to find so many of his favourite books! Few things make me happier than seeing my kids reading.

Indigo Innes A Room of Her Own Celebrate Women

Indigo Innes I Am Malala and Bad Girls Throughout History

Indigo Innes reading Bad Girls Throughout History on pink chair

I’m gonna skip the change-of-address cards. You know where to find me.

Indigo Innes gift ideas teachers dads and grads

Did you just remember Father’s Day is coming up? Don’t worry. Indigo’s got you. (For dads, teachers and grads.)

Indigo Innes mugs If Grandpa Can't Fix It No One Can

Two for me, one for him.

Indigo Innes reading at long communal table

Indigo Innes When Life Gives Your Lululemons


To celebrate the newest location, I’ve got a $50 Indigo gift card (also good for Chapters and Coles) to share with one of you! To enter to win, tell me what you’d buy with your gift card in the comments below and the location of your nearest Indigo. This entry is mandatory.

For an additional entry, visit try small things on Facebook and like (or love!) this post and leave a comment, then tell me you did so and your name on Facebook in the comments below. (Shares aren’t necessary, but you know I really appreciate it!) 

And feel free to tweet the following once per day and leave the url for your tweet in the comments below (one entry per tweet). Make sure you’re following try small things on Twitter for your entry to count.

Indigo Innes in #Orleans is officially open! Check out the store and enter to win a $50 Indigo gift card from @trysmallthings CAN 7/10 #IndigoInnes #experienceIndigo 

The contest is open to Canadian residents 18+ excluding Quebec and ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on July 10, 2018. The potential winner (chosen at random) must respond to prize notification within 48 hours and provide the correct answer to a skill-testing question, otherwise another winner will be selected.

Good luck! I can’t wait to hear what you love at Indigo!

Update July 12, 2018: Congratulations Catherine KB!

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