The economic downturn has forced many Americans to re-evaluate their priorities, and has heightened the public’s awareness of home-grown small businesses – vs. buying lesser-quality goods made overseas. While I’m a fan of Starbucks and confess to buying some of my kit (duct tape and lighters, that kind of thing) at Wal-Mart, I constantly refer and purchase from small businesses here in town.
My black Friday was spent shopping from the following wonderful local businesses:
2. Mulberry Row: Not only do Alicia and Robin create gorgeous florals for my clients’ weddings, they have a lovely shop in Sherman Oaks that sells clever, elegant, and one-of-a-kind offerings like sumptuous scented candles, objets to pretty up the home, and fine-quality stationary and cards. They are hosting an open house this Friday and Saturday,
November 30th & December 1st, from 4PM to 8PM. Like them on Facebook or contact at email@example.com for information. 13365 Ventura Boulevard, Sherman Oaks, CA.
3. Soft Peaks Confections – This company is devoted to artisan, delicious custom-crafted macarons. Their top flavor this season? Bacon Banana. It has to be tasted to be believed! http://softpeaksconfections.com/