There IS a way to embrace your inner "Basic-PSL-Loving-Plaid-Wearing" side AND shop local. Begin your love-affair with Fall while shopping small! Simply click the yellow links. 1- DIY HARVEST BOARD Move over over-processed (but adorable) fall treats, Harvest Boards are getting a glow-up with Tucson Toffee. Choose the Churro flavor. Get addicted. Gift some. Repeat! You might think you "like toffee." Like I once believed. Then it happened: my texture crush on THIS toffee! Textu
Blessed to carry babies, but miserably sick, five local Tucson businesses carried me through. Sick or not, this is the dream team Mamas! (Click the highlighted names to learn more about you next favorite small biz.) 1. The Clean Culture Co Sick in bed for months, equated to one very gross home. Heck! Even before a nightmare pregnancy, my home was a WRECK! While many women would admit defeat and either A) kill themselves to clean despite severe nausea, or B) self-loathe and le
Open the door of El Jefe Cat Lounge, and twenty-five cutie pies will greet you with nuzzles. Each personality ready to find their “FUR-ever” home. One more reason to fall in love with this local Tucson business: their partnership with Hermitage No-Kill Cat Shelter and Sanctuary. The transition to El Jefe’s sparkling-clean, three-level castle, truly allows each cat to settle in and show off their sweeter side. Making adoption much easier. Most furry guests are adopted w
An organic, eco-friendly oasis is open for business in central Tucson. Be Green Salon and Spa does not use the word natural as a marketing gimmick. This nearly zero-waste, non-toxic, and vegan spa, is breathe of fresh air to the spa industry in El Pueblo. My nose could not pick up any fumes! How rare is that? When pregnant women are advised to skip out on nail salons, that is a clue to their toxic environments. I have sat for pedicure sat a few "greener" spas in Tucson, and B
Welcome Leclair's General Store and Cornerstone Design Co. to Fayetteville! Industrial chic is what my hubby and I aim for in our own home. (We still haven't figured it out hah.) It's that perfect mix of metal, wood, and whimsy. Two very cool new shops accomplish this in spades!
LECLAIR'S GENERAL STORE: Leclair's is hard to explain since it's an space that has a life all its own. Meetings go on next to coloring tables in an antiqued setting. Before I knew it, my hubby has e
Local stout and white chocolate made up this mousse art piece, fresh baked macaroons had me swooning (GF available!) THE WINNER: Baklava Croissant!! I visited Raleigh specifically to taste this and boy was it worth it! -lucettegrace
Imagine a Shabby Chic village in grays and whites, now open your eyes... you are at Vintage Village! Huge vintage tin signs made up one cottage, while the next was filled with rare pyrex patterns. Take the whole family, I promise no one will be
Spread cheer with one-of-a-kind LOCAL presents all year! Well let's start with Christmas, since you will be shopping already.
If you don't find wrapping gifts very Pinterest-ing, leave it to the local shops to wrap them up with flair. Lots of times for free! * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * For the CREATIVES: Be eco-friendly and unique by placing your presents in antique boxes. -The Cotton Exchange
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1 Soft and Sparkly, these long sequined tees will help you stand out this Fall! Imagine the pizzazz under a vest?! -Shops 123 2 Uber flattering side-slits + a buttery navy fabric = luxe loungewear! I want this top in every color! -Epiphany Boutique 3 Lumberjacks aren't the only ones who can rock beanies and plaid! -Epiphany Boutique 4 Can you ever have too many scarves?? NO! Handprinted in NC, the subtle floral print is my fav Fall neutral. -Flytrap #photo #shopsmall #dresslo