First, a little online local shopping in bed.
Fingers crossed the Akron Coffee Roasters online shop will be open by then. If not, I will attempt to contact them for an order.
This beautiful infinity scarf from Neighbors Apparel. Handwoven by Karen women in Thailand and made by Karen women in Akron. Then, a jar or two of lavender body butter from Myers' Apiary.
Next, Crafty Mart of course
The 6th annual indie craft faire is back with over 100 artists and makers. Crafty Mart is expanding to three locations this year: Musica, Summit Art Space, and the Akron Art Museum. All three locations are within walking distance, but the trolley will stop at all three locations every 10 minutes. A few of my Crafty Mart stops will include:
Soaps from Aromaholic
Cat postcards from The Art of Megan Mars. Because cat postcards duh.
Leather goods from Wright and Rede
Candles from Three Birds Candles
Then, NOTO at Zeber-Martell
I will then join my good friend and owner, Lauren Ward for her holiday trunk show at Zeber-Martell in the Northside. I will be picking up a few more of these head wraps as gifts.
Wrapping it up
After I grab a bowl of my favorite tomato soup at Crave, I'll make my usual Saturday thrift store rounds. On my way back home, I plan on stopping by The Eye Opener to pick up a jar of honey from Akron Honey Company so I can make myself a honey sandwich. Try it, it's delicious.
Downtown Akron Partnership has a Small Business Saturday guide on their website.
Also be sure to check out b.lovely's one year anniversary holiday pop-up event on December 11.