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Visiting The Girl From Away

New P.E.I. shop offers handmade items and modern designs from a unique schoolhouse location.

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I’ve just returned from a lovely and sunny visit to Prince Edward Island. In a short time, I tried to take in as much design and home décor as possible.

New to the design landscape is a lovely shop called The Girl From Away. Located in North Milton, the shop is in an old schoolhouse that dates back to the early 1900s. Inside, you’ll still find a couple of the original desks and the original chalkboard is still mounted on the wall.


Schoolhouse and shed.

The Girl From Away carries a curated collection of tees, bags, prints, note pads, stationary, children’s toys and cards. Most of the items are designed by shop owner Nadyne Kasta, and a few items are designed by other local artisans and friends (local illustrator Lori Joy Smith creates the fun illustrated maps of P.E.I. and Charlottetown available at the store).


Nadyne Kasta, “the girl from away” in front of the original chalkboard.


The space.


East Coast tanks and tees.

Nadyne moved from Montreal to start The Girl From Away after a trip to P.E.I. last year when she first visited the space. She says knew right away that the schoolhouse would become her shop after she first stepped inside. It was what she calls a “crazy intuition.”

Nadyne was inspired to call the shop The Girl From Away because as a newcomer to P.E.I., that’s how she was often charmingly referred to by locals.


Nadyne sent me away with this charming note book and pencils.


Calendars and children’s toys.

There is also an online shop! So if you can’t make it to P.E.I. this summer, you can still check out Nadyne’s delightful creations online.



The shed.

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