Did you know that when you spend money at a local shop over 60% of it stays in the community, shopping at big retail stores and chains about 40% stays here, and if you shop online virtually NO money stays in your local community? Even if we all bought one gift at a local shop this year it would make a difference!

shop local this holiday season!

Some of our favorite places to shop locally for unique gifts:

support your local community while getting unique gifts!

Q & A with Holly

May 5, 2011

As promised, here is a Q & A with Holly where she tells us her favorites on everything from her favorite designer to her favorite spot for a cheap date night! Enjoy!

Some of Holly's faves...

 
 

1. Artist: Paul Klee and Alice Neel

2. Art Event: Art Perchance at the Minneapolis Institute of Art

3. Bar: The Local, downtown

4. Book: The Sartorialist

5. Chair: The Egg Chair

6. Color: No. 2 pencil yellow and Midnight Blue by Crayola

7. Concert Venue: Red Rocks and The MN Zoo

8. Design Icon: Sienna Miller

9. Flower: Ranunculus

10. Food: Huevos Rancheros

11. Gift Shop: I Like You in North East Minneapolis

12. Guilty Pleasure: Bacon!

13. Hobby: painting with the kids!

14. Jewelry: round silver studs and fun cocktail rings

15. Museum: Minneapolis Institute of Art  – I’m an Art History major!

16. Musical Artist: just one? 🙂 Caroline Smith and the Goodnight Sleeps

17. Place for Lunch: Thanh Do on Minnetonka Blvd – Vietnamese Egg Roll Salad

18. Restaurant: Travail and The Sample Room

19. Spot for cheap date night: Bryant Lake Bowl

20. Summer Activity: lakeside with the kids, friends, and a margarita!

21. Spot for retro furniture: Spinario in North East Minneapolis

22. Spot for new trendy home accessories: Garage sales and Roam.

23. Vacation Destination: my bed. I love my bed.

24. Winter Activity: Snowshoeing in the woods.

25. Design Magazine: Domino – I miss you!

think local: the 3/50 project

November 12, 2009

Have you heard about the 3/50 project?  Holly and I stumbled across it the other day and we think it’s fantastic, we wanted to share it here with you!

Here is a clip about it from their website:Three Fifty Promo Card

 

Wouldn’t it be great if everyone jumped on board?

Here are some of our favorite locally owned restaurants and shops for clothing, art, and gifts:

  • Bewiched Deli : 800 Washington Ave N, Minneapolis
  • Via’s Vintage: 2408 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis
  • I Like You: 501 1st Ave N, Minneapolis
  • Mitrebox Framing and gifts:  213 Washington Ave N, Minneapolis

For more information about this project, visit: www.the350project.net