Saturday, November 29, 2014

Small Business Saturday

At this moment, I'm sitting on Josh's couch curled up in the comforter that I stole off the bed, freshly showered, mismatching pajamas, with his thick, black socks on because my feet were freezing. He's watching college football so I figured this would be a good time for blogging.

We had a long day of shopping around Savannah for "Small Business Saturday." Have you ever been to the Urban Poppy downtown? You have to check it out! It's owned by a very well-traveled and down-to-earth lady named Anissa. We spent more time talking to her than we did shopping. She and her husband mainly do wedding design/photography but she has a little shop on the side. Whenever wedding planning is in my future, she will be my girl. Her shop was like a botanical garden and I was in love. As a housewarming gift, I ended up getting my sister a little succulent plant in a teeny tiny grey ceramic holder. She wrapped it up in a cute brown paper bag with some fresh greenery and a striped canvas type ribbon. Adorable.

We also stopped into Cohen's Retreat to support the locals and I got a yellowish-green and cream swirly floral oven mitt to add to my sister's housewarming gift. (She needed kitchen stuff...) If you've never been to Cohen's, it is also a must. Not only does it have the most eclectic shops sectioned off into different rooms throughout the building, but its ALL LOCAL. The Restaurant at Cohen's Retreat is also one of my favorites. I've already nailed it down for where I want to go for my birthday in January. That will make my 4th visit if I don't go again before then.

Finally... I cannot forget to mention my other most beloved store in Savannah: Lily Bay Studio + Bazaar on Whitaker St. In a nutshell, its has vintage, handmade, and upcycled goodies. Its also the only store in Savannah that sells Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I couldn't live without it. The owner and I have struck up a little friendship because of my frequent visits!

Notice how I've only written 1 post per month since August. What happens in August? School starts. This is a testament as to how much it zaps my energy. I'm lucky to get in a monthly re-cap.

Until December!