I love Small Business Saturday, not because of the awesome deals that many shops offer, but because it’s like a celebration of the businesses that add a unique feel to our shopping scene. After eschewing all things Black Friday and choosing to #OptInside for a day of reading, movies, leftovers, and napping (it felt SO GOOD to hibernate), I was ready to visit a few of my favorite small businesses (I didn’t make it to all my local loves today, but future visits are on my list!) on the best shopping day of the year:
Ah, the few days a year when Her Tern slashes the prices on their insanely beautiful, handmade shoes and you (meaning me) can justify purchasing a pair. The sale is today through Sunday, and also includes summer dresses, cozy coats, cool girl tunics, graphic t-shirts and more. I’ve scored some of my favorite pieces at Her Tern sales, always marveling and the deep discounts and my luck in finding just the right thing.
Skinny Raven is also having a sale that’s bound to include some incredible deals.
Go forth and shop!
Don’t be surprised if someday Anchorage’s Zoi Maroudas-Tziolas rules the world of baby food (or maybe straight up rules the world). She founded Babmino’s Frozen Baby Food during 2012 and after learning more about it, I’m convinced that it’s the future of fine dining (and casual dining, and snacking) for all the little people in our lives.
The times, they are a changing here in Alaska. It’s impossible to know what the future will look like, but we all know it will be different. I still believe that Anchorage (and Alaska as a whole) is a place where you can thrive, and despite dire rumblings about state budgets and oil prices, the Alaskan entrepreneurial spirit remains strong. For every depressing news story I read, I learn about a new business opening its doors.
Case in point: Zip Kombucha.
There’s been a lot of notable activity this spring in the Anchorage restaurant scene; if you haven’t been following closely, read on to catch up: What’s new, what’s newly remodeled, and who’s closing their doors.
Today, on a formerly empty lot K Street Eats was born. Eight food trucks lined the edges, a crowd filled the middle, and the sun shined on all of us.
Downtown Dining Week is finally here!
Replacing the Anchorage Downtown Partnership’s 100 Days of Dining, Downtown Dining Week features set-priced specials for lunch ($10 or $15) and multi-course dinners ($30) at 26 restaurants throughout Downtown Anchorage from April 8 – 17. No more card and stickers, no more app, just delicious food from some of Anchorage’s most creative and talented chefs.
After a rowdy Saturday night of House of Cards (okay, not so rowdy) a morning of yoga, salt-making, and a little breakfast booze was just what I needed for a refreshing Sunday.
If you don’t like ice cream, don’t read this.
If you DO like ice cream, especially locally made ice cream and inventive favors, then dig in: Wild Scoops has arrived.