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Saturday 30 April 2016

Bohemian Style

Happy Saturday! It's time to slip on some comfy clothes and enjoy the weekend. Our boho ponchos are the perfect choice for casual Saturday afternoons at the cottage. Drop by to try one on.

Friday 29 April 2016


Another great Mother's Day gift idea--moccasins!

Our line of Laurentian Chief moccasins are handmade in Canada by Eugene Cloutier Inc. who have been crafting footwear since 1945. These moccasins offer the exceptional quality, comfort and style you've come to expect from the Laurentian Chief brand.

We have several styles and colours of moccasins to choose from, come have a look.

Thursday 28 April 2016

Tilley Hats for Mom

Tilley--not just your grandfather's fishing hat. This Mother's Day treat mom to a Tilley.

They're made in Canada, guaranteed for life not to wear out, insured against loss, are crushable and packable, and offer excellent UV protection.

There's a Tilley for all occasions--camping in Algonquin, gardening in your backyard, hiking in Peru, fishing on Baptiste, church on Sunday, meeting the Queen, summer weddings and more.

Available in Bancroft exclusively at West Wind, drop by to view the collection. We're open from 10-5, see you soon.

Tuesday 26 April 2016

Mother's Day Ideas

Mother's Day will be here before you know it. Drop by West Wind to pick out the perfect gift for your mom. We're bursting at the seams with wonderful giftware, artwork, clothing and accessories, jewelry, bath products, garden decor and more. Come find just what you're looking for.
Hummingbird swings and feeders are always a great idea for Mother's Day. We have a large selection of feeders in stock, come have a look.
Casual, comfortable clothing that looks great and feels great. Drop by to pick out your mom's new favourite.
Upper Canada bath products -- a staple in our store for over a quarter century. Spoil your mom this Mother's Day.

Hatley Little Blue House -- the most comfortable PJs you'll ever own. Available in styles and sizes to suit everyone, we have nightshirts, night dresses, PJ sets, boxers, tanks, robes, and more. This Mother's Day, get matching PJs for the whole family!
We have a large selection of wine glasses, fine bone china and serving pieces for indoor or outdoor use. From tea for one sets to tableware for big family gathers, we have what you're looking for.
We have a great selection of artwork to suit any decor, pop by to find the perfect piece for mom.

Handbags Galore

We have a handbag for that.

Whether you're enjoying a relaxing weekend at the cottage, or running about on a busy work day, we have a great selection of handbags to suit all of your needs. Our selection includes practical Roots messenger bags, nautical beach bags, sassy phone carriers, recycled canvas totes, whimsical convertible knapsacks, funky clutches, and casual purses; drop by to view our whole collection.
We're open from 10-5, see you soon.

Photos from PinkStix

Sunday 24 April 2016


Feeling cheeky?  We've got you covered.  

Drop in to see all of the newest additions to our boxer short collection, including these dandy designs!  We're open from 11-4 today, see you soon.

Photo credit Little Blue House by Hatley

Saturday 23 April 2016

Tall Tails Cape Towel

The ice is gone, so naturally our Newfs head to the water for a "refreshing" dip. Our foster girl Marleigh is seen here modelling our Tall Tails Cape Towel after her swim. These towels are the perfect choice for drying fido off after a dip in the lake. These highly absorbent towels secure around your pup's neck and feature "pockets" for you to slip your hands into so you can rub your pet down and quickly dry her off.

Drop in to see all of the great gift ideas we have for pets and the people who love them. We're open from 10-5 today, see you soon.

*  Marleigh is available for adoption through Newf Friends Newfoundland Dog Rescue.  Visit her adoption bio to learn more about her.  

Friday 22 April 2016

Support Local Farmers

Happy Earth Day.
Small changes have a big impact--what can you do to make a difference?
Consider eating locally grown, organic produce. This year once again, we have offered our shop as the in-town drop off location for Living Water Meadow's CSA program. Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a great way to support local farmers, enjoy healthy, chemical free foods, and reduce your impact on the environment. Each week throughout the growing season you'll receive a basket of freshly picked produce from their local farm. There are still a few spaces available, contact Living Water Meadow today to register!

Thursday 21 April 2016

Hatley Spring

Great news!  Our Hatley Little Blue House summer collection has arrived; you're going to love all of the new designs!  We've been busy, busy, busy unpacking the newest arrivals over the last few days.  We have dozens of fantastic new patterns to choose from -- moose, bear, horse, nautical, fishing, camping, beer, fox, owl, and so much more!

We have an amazing selection of pieces for men, women and kids, plus loads of new kitchen accessories.  West Wind has been Bancroft's exclusive retailer of Hatley Little Blue House for over a quarter century, and we love the line even more each year. Super comfortable high quality lounge wear,  featuring fabulous designs--what more can you ask for?  Come pick out your new fave.

Open 10-5 today, see you soon.

Cottage Life

Cottage season is finally here! The lakes are open, the loons are back, the spring peepers are peeping, and at West Wind we are bursting at the seams with our huge collection of fun and fabulous items to celebrate all things cottage.

We're kicking off our 29th cottage season, and it's going to be our best one yet; you're going to love what we have planned! 

Orders are arriving daily now with loads of great new pieces. Clothing, giftware, tableware, decor, artwork, garden accents, gourmet foods and so much more. Here's a peek at some of the new arrivals.....drop by to see the whole collection.

Gala - Roaring 20s

The Hospice North Hastings Gala is just around the corner. What will you be wearing? 
Drop by West Wind to see our collection of great accessories and clothing to find just what you're looking for.

Outdoor Entertaining

As the temperatures warm up it's time to start thinking about backyard entertaining, summer BBQs, and spending time outdoors. We have a great selection of galvanized serving pieces for all of your summertime entertaining needs. Drink dispensers, ice buckets, serving trays, condiment holders, napkin trays, caddies and more. We also have coordinating stainless steel wine glasses that are perfect for lake or poolside entertaining. 

Our Watermelon Keg kits are a must have for outdoor entertaining. Drop by to check out all of our entertaining pieces.

Thursday 14 April 2016

Woolrich Spring Jackets

It's time. Finally. Put your winter parka away and slip on a spring jacket. If you're in the market for a new one, drop by the shop to check out our selection of comfortable, casual, classically styled jackets by Woolrich. 

We're open today from 10-5, pop in to see all of our new arrivals -- from tunics and dresses to polo and button up tees, we have a great selection of clothing for men and women, and some cute pieces for kids too!

Shown here, Woolrich's Perfect Way Tencel Jacket is indeed perfect - for chilly mornings or drizzly spring weather. This lightweight jacket is made from a breathable cotton/tencel blend twill that dries in a flash. A stand-up collar, adjustable waist with an internal drawcord and roll-up convertible sleeves contribute to make this jacket a warm-weather standout. Button-front closure plus three secure button-flap pockets.
Shown here is the Woolrich Changing Lanes Jacket for men, featuring a retro-inspired look that's right on target for today. This lightweight jacket's vintage military profile is rendered in a medium-weight, 100% cotton rip-stop that's been boulder washed for a broken-in feel. Chunky front zipper has a vintage leather pull; storm flap and stand-up collar feature sturdy snap closures. Generously-sized upper and lower snap-closure pockets; lower pockets also have side-entry hand warmers. Internal waist tunnel with adjustable draw cord. Durable water-repellent finish; UPF 50 for UV-ray protection.

Don't let chilly spring temperatures or a sudden rain shower ruin your plans - grab our Woolrich Lightweight Mountain Parka and go! This classic uninsulated parka is made entirely of water-resistant nylon. Attached hood has an adjustable drawcord; two-way full-length front zipper has a snap-closure storm flap to keep drafts and moisture out. Upper chest pockets have secure snap closures; lower pockets have both a slip-in side entry and snap-closure top entry. Adjustable waist with internal drawcord; raglan sleeves with adjustable snap tab cuffs.

Wednesday 13 April 2016

New Women's Clothing Orders Have Arrived

Hooray! Have you seen the forecast? It looks like Spring is finally here! What better time to drop by West Wind to pick up some new fashions. We've just finished putting out several orders of fabulous new pieces; you're going to love them! Whether you're looking for casual lifestyle clothing, comfortable and stylish items for work, or something special for that evening out (the gala perhaps?), we have a great collection in stock. Hurry in for the best selection! Woolrich, Echo Verde, Papa, Red Coral, Hatley and more.....drop by to have a look at what's new.
Open 10-5 today, see you soon.

Tuesday 12 April 2016

Daisy Serving Tray

It will soon be time for outdoor entertaining, weekends at the cottage and summertime BBQs. Whimsical serving dishes help create a fun and cheerful setting to enjoy with friends and family. 

Our popular daisy serving tray is the perfect piece to add some cheer to your table for casual get-togethers with friends. It's also a super bridal shower gift -- it even comes in an adorable daisy shaped box for safe storage.

Drop by today to see all of our fabulous serving pieces to help liven up your table. Open 10-5 today, see you soon.

Monday 11 April 2016

Dreaming of Summertime

Dreaming of summertime on this damp and snowy morning? Drop by West Wind to check out our newest arrivals. Many fabulous pieces have arrived for outdoor living, summertime entertaining and more. 

Saturday 9 April 2016

Hummingbird Swings

Our hummingbird swings aren't just for hummingbirds! You can enjoy watching backyard birds perch on them year round. Finches, sparrows, chickadees and more will happily sit on the swing. So cute!
Drop by to see all of our great products for nature lovers. 

Friday 8 April 2016

New additions to our barware offerings

Beer lovers will delight over our newest addition to our barware offerings--the Beer Expertise collection. This line offers a variety of beer glasses to bring out the best in your favourite brew. Gift boxed in pairs, these make a fabulous gift for the beer aficionado in your life.

Included in this collection is our newest beer tasting glass, "The Ultimate Belgian Beer Degustation Glass".

Drop by to see our whole barware collection offering whisky tasting glasses, cocktail accessories, outdoor entertaining pieces, wine accessories and more.

Wednesday 6 April 2016

Novelty Gifts

It's important to have the right wine glass when it's April, and the forecast is calling for 20cm of snow. 

At West Wind we have a great selection of novelty wine and beer glasses, bar accessories, cocktail napkins and more. Birthdays, retirement parties, girl's night out, or springtime snow storms, we can help bring a smile.

Tuesday 5 April 2016

Bird Houses

It's time to hang bird houses for the feathered visitors to your yard. Drop by to see our collection of whimsical cottage country inspired birdhouses.

Saturday 2 April 2016

Bat Houses

Did you know that it's a great time of year to install bat houses on your property? The benefits of attracting bats to your property are many, the least if which is insect control -- yep, they eat those pesky mosquitos who will soon be buzzing around your backyard. Drop by West Wind to pick up a bat house today, and be sure to check out our other products to help make your backyard wildlife friendly.