When Maria Woo opened Fun n Grace earlier this year, her intentions were simple, to bring positivity and happiness to Islanders at a not-so-happy time. The shop is full of brightly coloured decorations, gorgeous balloons, joyful products and “lots of love.”
Maria is a newcomer to PEI, originally from Hong Kong, China. However, she already considers herself an Islander due to all the people she has met through the store and the connections she’s made within the community.
It’s been a significant change for Maria; from working in a factory in one of the biggest cities in the world to owning a little shop in the smallest province of Canada, but it’s been a positive one! Life is less chaotic on the Island and Maria has learned to slow down and enjoy life. The way she approaches business has changed too!
“My store is not just a place to sell things,” says Maria. “It is essential for me to make a connection with my customers and show that I care.” Maria feels as though she can spread positivity and kindness to everyone she talks to.
Maria is very proud to offer Islanders quirky products that you might not find at big box stores. One product she is excited about is the 3D LED light lamps. The lights change to 16 different colours and the product comes in an array of styles from sports to music, so there is something for all her customers to enjoy.
If you need a little dose of positivity in your day today head over to Fun n Grace to see Maria. You won’t be disappointed!