In these uncertain times that we are all in, I wanted to continue showing my support for small businesses by maybe introducing you to a few that might otherwise not be on our radar. There’s that quote that I’m sure you’ve seen…
I’m not sure how we found this shop in Costa Mesa, California because it did not yet exist when we lived in Dana Point, a few towns south of this shop, but it’s where my husband purchased our new R-Series surfboards that are still in our living room, waiting for summer on the east coast. We have yet to visit the shop in person but have purchased several items and each time you feel like you’re getting the attention and care of a small shop, whether it’s a t-shirt, a flag or a surfboard.
Our Almond surfboards just waiting for summer to arrive on the east coast. In the meantime, we are practicing balance using our DIY balance boards. Black and white photos by Jeff Divine.
An independent book store in Cobble Hill -Brooklyn, NY. It’s a lovely shop that in normal times hosts lots of author events. You can find new releases, beloved classics and those hard to find books. While the shop is currently closed, for now, they are taking online orders here.
A company that was introduced to me by my friend Sheri Silver. Three Bluebirds make eco-friendly Swedish dishcloths. They can be used up to 200 times and washed in the machine or top-track of the dishwasher is biodegradable. They replace paper towels and sponges. They are designed and printed in Old Greenwich, CT. You can read more here and they have a special offer, buy four, get one free!
A clothing and lifestyle boutique in Danville, California by my friend Ashley who also writes the beautiful blog, Modern Glam.
I just wrote about this lovely shop in New Preston, Connecticut in this post.
One of the prettiest and most colorful shops that come to mind is Small Acorns in Wellington, New Zealand. I’m not sure how I first learned of this shop or the owner, Amanda, but seeing snippets of Amanda’s home and the shop always brings a little joy. And she’s witty too! One day I will visit Amanda’s shop, Small Acorns and her café next door, aptly named Squirrel. Follow Amanda on Instagram @smallacornsamanda @smallacornsthestore @squirrel.nz
No. 299 is a wonderful little shop owned by my friend Jackie in Fairfield, Connecticut. I love visiting her shop and even took my twin sister when she last visited from Phoenix. It was on our shortlist of must-see places! Follow Jackie on Instagram to connect and make purchases while the shop is closed. @no299blog