Laura’s Winter Wonderland
Laura’s The Art of Living & Giving is also known as Laura’s Winter Wonderland.
The store at 1140 Brookdale Ave., Cornwall has been growing since it started out in 1988 on Augustus Street.
The reasons for the success are numerous: Quality, service, price, and vast selection of products that will not be found elsewhere.
Some of the most popular gifts include Alex and Ani jewlery, olive oil and balsamic vinegar from its tasting bar, fresh flowers for all occasions, and chocolate.
In the beginning, Laura’s Flowers & Fine Gifts started with fresh flowers, plants, giftware and home decor.
The business quickly outgrew that space and decided to move to a larger location that was able to accommodate its growth, in a tastefully restored building called Place Laurier. With a location change came a name change as well, to Laura’s The Art of Living & Giving, “to reflect our evolu- tion as a company and how much more diverse we’ve become.”
“We now specialize in flowers, plants, gourmet food, Cornwall’s first and only olive oil and balsamic tasting bar, small housewares, clothing, jewelry and much more; a true lifestyle store. With over 6,000 square feet we are Canada’s largest store of its kind. We strive to improve the lives of our customers by always going the extra mile. Our staff takes the time to lend a friendly hand to everyone. Customers often tell us that Laura’s lifts them up when they’re feeling down and that’s something we don’t take lightly. We may be here to sell gifts, but our higher purpose is to make people feel their best.”