This Saturday, after “Black Friday” and before “Cyber Monday”, is a new retail holiday called “Small Business Saturday”.
I, for one, love this idea!
When I’m out and about, I enjoy supporting local shops, mom and pop restaurants, and small boutiques with a more intimate point of view. The relationships that I’ve made with small business owners is honestly a founding principle for byLangley. It’s helping to create a world that is not so cookie cutter. The dialogues that I have with my fave small businesses, which have often grown into friendships, are what I hope to create with you in the future!
Here are a few of my favorite small businesses that I’ll be supporting on Saturday!
Allison McGeary Floral & Event Design – Allison is a world class floral and event designer who uses her Masters in Architecture (from Columbia, no less) to design gorgeous structures of color and light using peonies, tulips, and orchids. I am always amazed by her team’s incredible aesthetic that makes each design unique and stunning. Her studio in Lawrenceville is also full of incredible pieces for your home that are as unique as Allison’s events. Thanks to the relationship we’ve built, I always know that friends will receive arrangements or gifts that feel as if I’ve helped design — http://www.mcgearycreative.com/.
From my wonderful husband..
The Picket Fence – Adorable boutique on Walnut Street in Pittsburgh. I love to find gifts here for the home or new babies. Practically, babyM’s entire wardrobe has come from here — http://www.picketfenceshadyside.com/.
babyM doesnt have this... yet
Create Studio Invites – My dear friend Jody Stein designs one of a kind invitations that are gifts to your guests. My baby shower invite was done by Jody and the word WOW is the only one to describe how special they were! http://createstudioinvites.com/index.php
It dangles, like a mobile... get it?!
Nota Bene – This sweet little shop in Aspinwall, PA is where I buy all my stationery. I 100% believe in the handwritten note and Amy & Evvy are incredible at guiding you through personalized options. Now, if only I had time to write all the thank you notes that since babyM’s birth!
Now if only babyM could write some of these thank you notes...
Colangelo’s Bakery – Yum! My favorite Saturday morning activity is to go to the Strip District with Tom and babyM to pick up fresh produce, cheeses and meats (from Parma – also incredible). But we always start off with a coffee from La Prima and a croissant with cheese & ham or a slice of pizza from Colangelo’s. It’s just so good! http://www.colangelosbakery.com/