Yes, you heard me right.
I ventured out this week a bit.
Made some long overdue visits to my favorite boutique shops.
My must-go spot in Minneapolis is a wonderful home decor store called Style Minneapolis. The shop is filled with perfectly imperfect antiques selected by its uber-chic owner Shayne Barness.
Shayne and I always have a nice visit when I pop in. This week when I asked Shayne how business had been she told me it had been a rough month. That makes me sad, but not surprised. It seems to be the sentiment in all of retail but particularly hard hit are the independent boutiques.
Now ladies, I read your blogs and I know your love for all things Anthropologie, Home Goods, TJ Maxx, Pottery Barn etc... But I am asking you to make a point to visit your favorite local boutique and give them some business, no matter how small (or large!). Talk to the owner, tell them how much you love their creativity and appreciate the product selections....NO MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE!
Oh, and after you support your wonderfully fabulous local boutique please join me in sending a donation to one of the many relief organizations who will be providing funding and supplies to the devasation in Haiti.
Have a splendid weekend friends! By the way, these picture were taken in Style Minneapolis, so if you are ever in the neighborhood, stop by and say "hi" to Shayne!