Aster + Gray

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Gabrielle Pazour

We’ve wrangled up our some of our favorite gifts for our 2019 Mother’s Day Gift Guide to make shopping for mom that much easier! We have new arrivals in the shop daily, so, definitely stop by this week to see what’s new And, if you need some help choosing that perfect gift for mom, just ask! We are always so happy to help you!

We also have some events taking place this weekend! Swing by on Friday or Saturday for our flower pop-up with Shadowbox Florals, and take home a pre-made bouquet, or, mix and match flowers to make your own. On Saturday and Sunday, we will be hosting our second annual Mother’s Day Sip & Shop, where guests will enjoy cookies and lemonade while shopping.

The Heart + Soul Behind a Beloved Valpo Boutique

Gabrielle Pazour

A little over a year ago, a new boutique arrived on the scene of Valparaiso’s bustling downtown, and it’s been thriving ever since. Aster + Gray, a shop that sells goods handcrafted by more than 90 artisans from all over the U.S.—many of whom are from Northwest Indiana—has quickly become a favorite destination for many NWI shoppers. We spoke with owner Gabrielle Pazour about her vision for Aster + Gray and how it all started.

NWI Business Ins and Outs

Gabrielle Pazour

Gabrielle Pazour started selling her upcycled, repurposed and refinished furniture at local artisan markets, such as the Fetching Market and Hunt & Gather. 

Her business took off so much she opened the brick and mortar boutique Aster + Gray in downtown Valparaiso in August. Its newly renovated home at 20 Indiana Ave. on the courthouse square includes reclaimed wood from historic barns in Porter County.