Cozily tucked in between The Flower Gallery and Beerntsen’s Confectionery on Manitowoc’s 8th Street, sits Graced- an inspired boutique filled with charm. Housed inside the prominent MH Dempsey building, which was constructed as the original home of the Manitowoc Gas Company between 1914-1919, the rustic decor and exposed brick inside Graced pay homage to the historic building’s origins. Graced officially opened in Manitowoc in June of 2016. Owner Natalie Weber Hamilton originally wanted a space to where people could rent items, mostly unique vintage finds, to style weddings and events. However, the retail side of the business really took off, and that is now the focus of the business. Graced offers items that are often sourced from small businesses around the US, so when you shop Graced you are not only supporting a local small business, but you are supporting other small businesses in the country. Everything from candles to baby gifts to apparel to small furniture to original cards is available in Graced. Even better is that Graced also has an online shop, so no matter where you are in the US you can have a little piece of Graced – shopgracedhome.com. While Natalie has been phasing out of the rental aspect of her business and slowing down shoots with her own photography company, she has been busy planning a new addition to the Graced brand- a live event. Graced has been the host to smaller workshops in coffee making and photography before, this will be the first annual women’s conference. Natalie wanted a place for women in the community to come to together to build relationships, get inspired and just take a day away for themselves. The Lived Graced event will be November 10th at the Berkshire in Sheboygan. The theme of the conference is “Be a part of something BIG” and the 100 women who have registered will hear from inspiring women who will deliver content to help them identify their purpose, their goals, and challenge them to take the next big step in their life journey. Tickets are no longer available for this event, but stay tuned for information for Lived Graced 2019! In the meantime, follow Graced on Facebook or Instagram at graced_home, or visit their website at gracedhome.com.