“I sparked my dream once the current president of the United States won the election,” explained Ginji. It may sound eccentric but, makes well-grounded sense. A space with fresh organic pieces made for the lover of those who wants to stand out in a crowd.
Ginji and her mom Janice are co-owners of I N S P O located in Pelham, New York. Inspo is a propular term in our hash tag internet world. It is a short term for “inspiration” which is the passion to make someone want to do something or gives someone an idea about what to do or create. Ginji expressed, “I wanted it to be a source of inspiration with a vision of a boutique for as long as I could remember. When my mom started to started painting a couple of years ago we originally discussed opening an art gallery.” Simultaneously dreams came together producing a lifestyle boutique.
The owners of I N S P O are local residents of Westchester as well. Janice and co-owner Ginji owns a home in Fleetwood, and Ginji resides in a condo with her husband in downtown New Rochelle. What began as a pastime for us both has grown into a lifelong passion. Their experiences throughout the years created the foundation for their current venture now. This journey, past and present, is our inspo! Their goal is beautiful simplicity, in all genres of life. “I truly hope that mantra will translate into the overall feel of our boutique.”
“I N S P O is a lifestyle boutique owned by the daughter-mommy duo.” Gin and Jan (respectively), offer a cornucopia style infused with art, clothing and lifestyle items. Their pieces are a classic blend of casual, work, and play. Most items are individually sewn out of a small design studio in Manhattan. Sizes include Small, Medium, and Large with plans to expand in the near future.
Periodically you will find outside artwork but, currently all artwork is original and hand painted by artist and co-owner, Janice Harding (aka Jan).
In addition, I N S P O offer artisanal pieces by various jewelry designers, hand painted accessories and greeting cards and all natural body products and vegan soy candles by “ReBourné”.
On a day off or right after work I encourage you to take a short drive to the village of Pelham and grab a bite at Pelham Pizzeria, get a spa treatment at Annie’s and order a delicious Thai tea at Bangkok City. I N S P O is located at 144 Fifth Avenue, in the village of Pelham, New York. Street parking is available, as well as a municipal lot on the corner of Fifth Avenue and Third Street. 914.255.3690
I was inspired after visiting I N S P O! See you next time Ginji
In addition to Tha B.U.M.P, Cynthia is a member of Delta Sigma Theta, Incorporated, Mocha Moms, Incorporated, MAMAiAM, the Episcopal Church Women, secretary for Mount Saint Michael Academy PTA in the Bronx, and a member of Graham Elementary School PTA.
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