A few weeks ago I grabbed a cup of coffee with the duo behind Lo and Behold, a luxurious and all natural body care line made right here in Durham, NC. It reminded me how much time I’ve spent online in the last few years, and how a lot of the connections I’ve made are so far away. In keeping with the theme that is running through my life these days (SIMPLIFY), one of my resolutions for 2015 is to feel more connected to the creative community right here where I live.
I’m also hoping to buy as many of my holiday gifts locally, and this weekend there are a ton of opportunities to do just that. On Friday night, The Carrack will host its Annual Red Dot Community Art Exhibit, with art priced at $25, $50, and $75. Also on Friday, Spectre Arts will host their second annual 20 Buck Chuck, with art for just $20. And then there’s the Retail Happy Hour at The Makery with White Whale mixers. On Saturday, the Patchwork Market at Motroro & Fullsteam (thanks Corinna!) AND the 6th annual Guglhupf market, and on Sunday there’s Yelp’s Holiday Bazaar at The Cotton Room. If you’re not local, most of these items are available online, too.
Where to buy (many of these can also be found in local shops or at the bazaar on Sunday):
Top image: Martha Clippinger (studio at Golden Belt; participating in the Spectre Arts event tomorrow night) / Lo and Behold at Parker and Otis (or on Etsy) / White Whale / The Apothecary’s Kitchen peppermint bark at Gather / Bird + Beau earrings / Jordan Grace Owens kitty cats