I so hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving…ours was quiet…just the three of us, but it was lovely and relaxing and a perfect time to just BE…I think it’s important sometimes to just BE. So much of our lives are spent running around on autopilot and now that the holidays are right on top of us…the running goes into overdrive and finding time to be quiet is challenging. If you can…I hope you take time to just BE.
It’s Small Biz Saturday across the United States. In Franklin we have a very cool thing happening to make local shopping a Joyful experience! Many of our local shops are hosting their Open Houses and will be welcoming all of you. Visit this website to see all that’s in store for you…plus the Downtown Franklin Association and The Factory at Franklin have teamed up to provide FREE…yep…FREE transportation during select Saturdays as part of the “Stop,Hop & Shop Trolley” initiative!
The Trolley will be available for free rides on 11/29, 12/6,12/20 and 12/27 from 10am – 5pm. I’m guessing it’s not running on 12/13 because of Dickens Christmas! Gosh there’s a lot to do. I hope I don’t hear of anyone who is bored in Franklin! For more information, hop on over here.
It’s another one of the reasons why I’m so dedicated to shopping locally this year. It just feels less stressful. This is my final post about Franklin shopping. I hope you felt inspired.
Today…I’m sharing my favorite stores for the fashion conscious and those of you are looking for a little BLING!
If you missed my post about Lizzy Couture here it is again. Lizzy creates the most beautiful vintage pieces and each one has a story. Her studio and shop are in The Factory and if you’re searching for a truly special gift, you might want to add Lizzy Couture to your shopping outing. You’ll find bracelets, necklaces pins, rings and even bridal designs and each one is designed and made by Lizzy herself. There is no mass production here. She’ll take her time and help you find the perfect piece for that special someone. I have to share a little secret…Lizzy loves glitter and there’s no shortage of Bling in her store. Stop by…you’ll have a ball!
Now we’ll head back to Main Street with a stop at the uber chic Haven – Sanctuary of Style…and I’m here to tell you it lives up to it’s name! This is not your run of the mill fashion boutique. Haven features an eclectic array of designers and is a treasure trove for hard to find items. From casual to black tie, Haven is a stunning mix of fashion and design. Can one pair of shoes make an outfit? You bet it can! You’ll find beautiful accessories and handbags and I can promise you this…whether shopping for yourself or someone else…you’ll stand out in the crowd. Haven is fun and hip with elegance.
Across the street is another one of my favorite boutiques – Emmaline makes me happy when I walk in through the door. This boutique features clothes for the modern woman who wants to stand out and still be a girl! Emmaline features emerging designers who create sophisticated, refined pieces, but with a special touch of femininity. You’ll find show stopping jewelry and belts that will make your outfit stand out. What I especially love about this store is that you can find clothes that are simply elegant and yet comfortable…powerful but still make you feel like a girl. And once again…you’ll receive fantastic care and service.
For the outdoorsman in your life you’ve got to make your way down Main Street to Bink’s Outfitters. Packed to the ceiling (literally) with every type of clothing anyone could ever need for the outdoors, Binks Outfitters stocks jackets, shirts, t-shirts of every color and size…and you’ll find boots and gloves and YETI coolers just to name a few of the items they carry. Get to Binks and I promise you’ll find something for the man in your life.
Also on Main Street, Avec Moi has the most delightful offerings of gifts for everyone on your list, but just as you enter the front door on the left-hand side of the store is an entire area devoted to gifts for gentlemen. Hats, books, glasses, flasks, belts and a variety of gift items await you in Avec Moi. And while your there…look around and see what else strikes your fancy. You can literally find the perfect thing for that special person on your Christmas list. But I have to admit…when I shop at Avec Moi, I always leave with something for me!
That’s my round-up Sweet Friends…I hope you enjoyed it and I really hope you’ll consider supporting the local merchants in your area. They need us and truthfully…we need some gentle shopping and local loyalty in our lives.
Happy Shopping! Would you leave me a comment and tell me where you live.
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