November 29th will be my very first trunk show! My friends at stumble & relish in Evanston asked if I would be interested in having a paper party with them for Small Business Saturday, I immediately said yes.
A little background for ya... stumble & relish was a dream of a very dear friend of mine, Jaime and her mom. She and I worked together over a decade ago during our previous, corporate lives. We were fast friends and have been supporting each other’s dreams and treasure hunting obsessions ever since. Her mom is equally amazing and has been a customer of mine for as many years as I've been peddling. A couple years ago I had the very good fortune of having Jaime help out at a. favorite design, and boy did she help, it was great! During that time she was dreaming & scheming to open a boutique with handmade jewelry, stationery, purses and gifts. After two years, Jaime and her mom found the perfect spot, lined up their favorite artisan vendors and took a leap of faith. Last year on November 23rd, (Small Business Saturday), they opened their doors. Evanston has embraced them with open arms, they’ve become actively engaged in the community and I could not be more happy or more proud of them. They have curated a beautiful boutique filled with incredible goods from real crafts-people with entrepreneurial dreams like theirs. If you haven’t been, you really should. And what better time then Small Business Saturday?
If you are in the Chicago area please come see stumble & relish (and me)!