The Oxford Exchange is a 24,000 square foot coffee & tea shop/restaurant/bookstore/gift shop/interior design studio & coworking hybrid space located in Tampa, Florida. The restaurant focuses on simple meals using seasonal and local ingredients. It has expansive white diamond patterned . . .
Dram Apothecary is a Colorado company that makes bitters, syrups and teas from plant-based ingredients. The owner Shae Whitney’s background includes food science, herbalism and botany. There are a couple of companies in North Carolina who make bitters that we stock at Gather and I use them to flavor . . .
Barista Parlor is a coffee shop in Nashville, Tennessee. They serve coffee from a number of high quality roasters including Stumptown, Intelligentsia, Handsome Coffee Roasters and Durham, North Carolina locals Counter Culture, all coffee roasters at the top of their game. Like many specialty . . .
If all these shop tours in Asheville don't have you pining for a trip there then I don't know what will. Here is a peek into another lovely shop called Flora that I visited, whose walls were covered in ripped out pages of vintage botanical artwork and every blank space covered in plants. . . .
A gorgeous home interior, antiques, and lighting shop I stumbled upon on my three day trip to Asheville last spring was Splurge. Located behind the Wedge building, their expansive space housed folk art paintings, stunning light fixtures and striking furniture that was perfectly cohesive in . . .
Old North is a mens clothing store in Asheville, North Carolina that I visited this past Spring as well. Their downtown brick walled space is filled with rugged bespoke jeans, leather wares and accessories. Their branding and graphic design is especially nice. You can see their logo gracing . . .
Heather Knight is a ceramicist based in Asheville, North Carolina. On my visit there last spring I stopped by her studio, Element Ceramics. Her textured and organic patterned pieces are made exclusively with porcelain. She sticks to a white color palette but then on some pieces incorporates . . .
In the spring of last year my husband, daughter and I took a 3-day weekend trip up to the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, about four hours from where we live in Raleigh. It was a trip we'd been talking about making for years but hadn't realized that time had slipped away from us and the last . . .
Another cool place I discovered on the same day and across the street from Dear Hearts in Durham. NC was Nomadic Trading Company. Their warehouse shop space is overflowing with vintage kilim rugs pillows and other textiles, rusted metal letters, furniture and pendant light fixtures. I walked . . .
One of my favorite things to do is to explore without purpose and see where the day takes me. Recently, I happened upon Dear Hearts, an uber hip shop located on Foster Street in the DIY District of Durham where I snapped these photos on my iphone. Awash with vintage clothing, antlers, . . .
Cool window display at Just Be boutique in Greensboro, NC. ** images by me . . .
Mark your calendars for the kindred boutique silent auction on Thursday July 26th at 6:30pm. Tickets are $5. The Small Ponds will be performing an acoustic set, there will be goods from NC designers to bid on, and a few local artisans will be there selling their wares in person. The event . . .