I cannot believe that the holidays are right around the corner. Time again to think about family gatherings, delicious feasts, and of course shopping for gifts.
This year, why not avoid the crowds, stress, and headaches of the malls and big box stores and support some local businesses? My friend Lindsay Hill is kicking the season off with a series of pop-up shops and fun events surrounding her fashion boutique, Haven, together with some other local entrepreneurs. So not only can you shop local and cross some items off your list, but you can have fun doing it.
First up is Haven and Raspberry Bouquet's Dress Yourself, Dress Your Table event on Thursday 11/17 from 6-9pm. Shop Haven's cool clothing and accessories, view Raspberry Bouquet's sample floral arrangements for your Thanksgiving table, and snack on food from The Charlestown Gourmet.
Then, don't miss Haven's Holiday Pop-up event at One Thompson Square from December 1-3. I've gone to this before, and Lindsay does a wonderful job staging this space with all of her beautiful merchandise.
And don't forget about Small Business Saturday, a day to support small business owners, help fuel the economy, and invigorate communities across the country. It's on Nov 26th this year, and you can get $25 back from American Express when you use your card at a small business on this day.
So get out there and start shopping!