Out and about on a recent sunny afternoon, my friend and I made our way to Flora. This has become my new favorite gift boutique. In the light-filled store, the owners and staff artfully display soaps, soft furnishings, purses, jewelry, stationery and other miscellaneous treasures. Many of these goodies are made by local artists. (I came home with an amazing vase - to be shown soon.)
One of the best things about this shop is that you are offered a cup of tea while you browse. The teas are for sale, many being original blends. Of course, we found our way to the tea shelves!
My other new favorite shop is Radish Underground. This clothing boutique also features local designers/sewers. Both innovative and classic mingle together (often in the same piece). This bubble-top is an example. It gets the fullness at the bottom from being doubled under - it's one long piece of fabric!
I'm looking forward to returning to both Flora and Radish Underground!