There’s a little shop in downtown Cambridge, Ontario called WIGG  (Women’s International Gift Gallery) at 55 Dickson Street that is worth the drive to Cambridge.  Affiliated with the YWCA, all proceeds from the shop are directed to providing sustainable programs that serve women and their families in the Cambridge community, and cultivate a society where women are respected, valued and are equal.

Celebrity stylist Lynn Spence (she's the one on the left in case you need to know) helped shoppers at WIGG, including this old Boomer.
Celebrity decorator and stylist Lynn Spence (she’s the one on the left in case you need to know) was available to assist shoppers at WIGG, including this old Boomer.

Celebrity decorator and stylist Lynn Spence, who owns a home in Cambridge threw her support behind the shop this past Saturday by working in the store to help customers select and try on artsy clothes and jewelry from the selection sourced from around the world. Lynn presented a fashion show on CITY TV’s CityLine on Friday, August 15th to help showcase the event.

On a previous trip to the shop I purchased a beautiful silver meditation ring and I have rarely seen bracelets, earrings and necklaces as beautiful and affordable as what WIGG carries. Each piece is unique and the ladies who work in the store are happy to share the story about the provenance of each item they sell.

Downtown Cambridge is well worth allotting a whole day to browse the lovely shops. Treat yourself to a delicious lunch at the Cambridge Mill Restaurant overlooking The Grand River that runs through the middle of the old town of Galt, about forty minutes west of Toronto. And if you go on a Saturday, the amazing farmers’ market is smack-dab across the road from the WIGG shop so you can load up on fresh Ontario fruit and veggies, cheeses, jams, honey and other local offerings. Shop on, girlfriend and support other women.

Lynda Davis

As an early Baby Boomer, born in 1947, it seems to me that as we approach our retirement years, Boomers have gone from being the energy driving our nation to slowly becoming invisible. We risk losing our identity as society remains stubbornly youth-centric. And the irony is that Gen Xers and Ys are not the majority; we are. BOOMERBROADcast is my platform for being the voice of Baby Boomers, women in particular. We've generated a lot of changes over the decades but there's still a long way to go. After a 40-year career in the corporate world, I've taken up expressing the observations and concerns of our generation. Instead of pounding the pavement in my bellbottoms with a cardboard sign, I'm pounding my laptop (I learned to type on a manual typewriter and old habits die hard). If you have issues or concerns you would like voiced or have comments on what I've voiced, I'd love to hear from you. We started breaking the rules in the sixties and now that we're in our sixties it's no time to become complacent. Hope you'll stay tuned and if you like BOOMERBROADcast, share it with your friends. Let's rock n' roll! If you would like to be notified whenever I publish a new posting, click on the little blue box in the lower right of your screen that says +Follow→ Lynda Davis

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. A great pic of you and Lynn Spence. Cambridge sounds like a great place to visit.

  2. Wonderful article Lynda. Great to be able to recommend and support a local business. Thanks for the location. A definite for a day out-of-town. Dorothy

    1. Thanks. I certainly enjoyed my day in Cambridge. Particularly love a couple of furniture/accessory stores – Cornerstone and Willow. Have fun.

        Lynda Davis Follow my blog at: Social commentary on life from a Boomer’s Broad’s perspective


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