We are extremely fortunate to live in North Carolina! We have the mountains. We have the ocean. We have art, culture, technology, great food, even furniture.
We can find just about anything we need and want made right here in our backyard. That is exactly why it's never been easier to avoid the stress of crowded malls this Wonderful Holiday Season by shopping at locally owned businesses.
This upcoming Saturday, November 24th is Shop Local Saturday!
With all the fantastically talented local artisans around here making everything from scratch, you can find anything from home made pasta, honey, locally-made furniture & so much more. We can be sure we'll find everything on our holiday list exploring our downtown shops from Clayton to Cary & Chapel Hill’s Southern Seasons.
Here's is a list with just a fraction of all the fabulous little shops we frequent including my personal fave: Once in a Blue Moon Bakery. Do you know what heaven tastes like in the form of butter, eggs and sugar?
I hope you will commit to shopping local this weekend. It's never been more important to pour our hard earned dollars back into our local communities.
Your snapshot of all the great local shops we have in the area:
The Perfect Piece 212 E. Chatham St.
Purple Polka Dot 114 S. Academy St.
Ashworth Drugstore 105 W. Chatham St.
Cute Buttons Gift and Paper Boutique 115-A West Chatham St. (Ashworth Village)
The Flower Cupboard 215 E. Chatham St.
Adore Boutique: 4226 Northwest Cary Parkway
Swagger: 2425 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary, NC
Gigi's Crescent Commons
2068 Kildaire Farm Road
Cary, NC 27511
8480 Honeycutt Road, Suite 110
Raleigh, NC 27615
If you are new to the area and have not had a chance to visit historic downtown Apex you are in for a real treat. Oozing old school, small town charm there is no shortage of unique shops and tasty places to grab a bite when you need a break from all that shopping.
Businesses in Downtown Clayton
Go Downtown Raleigh Website is an amazing resource.
Your local Farmer's Markets are a great choice for your live Christmas tree!
'Tis the season for local shopping! -Sharon