It only took a year, but I finally got business cards for Gather, and I'm really loving them! I created the dogwood pattern specifically for using at Gather in branding, and I have it in various spots throughout the shop, including wallpaper. The dogwood is the state flower of both North Carolina . . .
In honor of Small Business Saturday we are hosting a party at Gather featuring 10+ local men makers, a food truck, and free beer + more fun surprises this Saturday November 29th from 5-10pm! We'll have a heated tent in the parking lot filled with local men makers selling everything from . . .
Thanks to Rue Magazine for featuring these images of Gather and The Apothecary's Kitchen on your post about EtsyWholesale and American Express Shop Small. Photos by Lissa Gotwals . . .
It's been a big year with so much forward propelling movement that I've hardly had time to pause, let alone blog. That said, I've learned a lot, built a lot, and connected with countless fabulous individuals through Gather, my gift shop/coffee shop/coworking hybrid space in downtown Cary, North . . .
I'm really excited about this upcoming class at Gather on Saturday. It finally feels like Spring here in North Carolina and I am definitely in gardening mode. In the class on Saturday you will make and take home this DIY Succulent Wreath full of over 30 different succulents. Not only do these plants . . .
One of the things I love about Gather, and a part of what attracted me to the space in the first place, is the enclosed patio in the back. When I first saw the space though, the garden was totally covered over in weeds. My friends and family spent many weekends helping me clear it out and planting . . .
Isn't this necklace and earring set handsome? It's made by local Raleigh, North Carolina maker Sonya Coulson Rook of Metamorphosis Metals and she's teaching a class on Tuesday January 21st from 6:30-8:30pm at Gather where students walk away with their own necklace and earring set like this. Cool, . . .
A big reason that I created Gather was to host classes for the local maker community that I am a part of, and for the larger community as well. We'll be announcing our next round of classes at Gather soon, meanwhile here are some photos from past classes at Gather since we opened our doors in . . .
Some instagrams of some products for sale at my shop Gather, in downtown Cary. All these products are made by local North Carolina makers. These bath products made in North Carolina are phthalate free and smell amazing. This shirt is super soft and I love the message on it "Free to Be . . .
My friend Amanda of Wit & Whistle, who is as talented and sweet as she is a good listener, stopped by Gather yesterday and took photos. Since I've been in a bubble of building and managing my coworking/coffee & tea shop/boutique, I've not been able to reflect here about it as much as I'd . . .
Recently, I visited illustrator Jordan Grace Owens in her home/studio in Durham, NC. She lives in a gorgeous light filled studio loft right in the downtown with easy access to all the wonderful restaurants there, Mateo, Pizzaria Toro and Parlour come to mind but gosh there are so many. She shares . . .
We have a full roster of classes coming up at Gather, from food, art and design and business classes. Below are the ones coming up in the next two weeks, space is limited so if you are thinking of attending you should register asap here. - Organization For Your Business with Heather Allen - . . .