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#BaltMagInsiders + $8 Subscription Deal!

#BaltMagInsiders + $8 Subscription Deal!

I’m so happy to come back as a Baltimore magazine Ambassador this year! Since moving to Charm City what feels like ages ago, I’ve watched the magazine evolve & grow with the city itself – it’s so fun to go hand in hand with the […]

Handmade holidays at Baltimore Print Studios

Handmade holidays at Baltimore Print Studios

Baltimore Print Studios is an amazing hidden treasure here in Charm City. A few years ago, we did a screen printing workshop and I’ve been in love ever since. Kyle and Kim, the owners and adorably artsy married couple, are some of the kindest, most […]

Shop Small in Baltimore

Shop Small in Baltimore

shop small logo | sunshine & the bearThis weekend, November 29, marks the 5th annual Small Business Saturday! This is one of my favorite concepts because it really helps take a break after the terrifying Black Friday and focuses on supporting our local businesses!

We have tons of great spots in Charm City to shop small, find a truly unique treasure and really support our local economy! Check out some of my favorite Baltimore stores:

Trohv: Trohv is one of my favorite shops in the area! It has home goods and furniture, unique gifts, amazing handmade cards, jewelry and much more! Plus, they are right on the Avenue in Hampden – perfect part of a stroll!

Charm City Run: Great one stop shop for all your running and fitness needs! They have a great variety of sneakers, and knowledgeable staff to help you pick the rights ones.

charm city run small business saturday | sunshine & the bear

fells point surf shop baltimore | sunshine & the bearFells Point Surf Shop: Surfs up, even when your miles from waves! Love this shop, where you can get all the flip flops, great sunglasses and beach brand apparel you need. Also, they just got in a motorized skateboard that is on my Xmas list! Haha

Pandora’s Box: Lovely little accessories shop! They always have fabulous, affordable jewelry, scarves and hostess gifts!

Sound Garden: Vinyl, new/used CDs, new/used DVDs, posted for your basement…they’ve got it all. Such a great hangout where you can really get lost and find some great jams.

Also, while some people can have physical stores, I can’t forget some of my favorite online peoples!

katekatebear and littleasiansweatshop | sunshine & the bearLittle Asian Sweatshop: Ok technically she’s in DC, but you have to check out her shop for some adorable hair pieces and pouches! I try to see her every year at Baltimore Comic Con, but she has tons of stuff online in her Etsy store – The Maryland Flag Hair Flower is one of my faves!

The Broken Plate: Juliet truly makes beautiful works of art out of seemingly regular plates! I have two pieces from her and they are truly one of a kind. Each piece is made careful for you – definitely worth checking out for you or a loved one!

Amy Weldon: Do you need the hand-painted hat? Yes. The answer is yes. I work with Amy at the Aquarium but on the side, she makes amazing creations like hand painted hats (like you see on me below) and Toms shoes and more! So awesome.

maryland hat by amy weldon | sunshine & the bear

I hope you get the chance to step out this Saturday (and often!) to support your local businesses. Get to know some of the owners, support your area AND get some cool stuff in the meantime! haha

What are your favorite local small businesses?! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Star Spangled Baltimore

Star Spangled Baltimore

It was an incredible weekend to be in Baltimore!! Our little Charm City hosted the Star Spangled Spectacular¬†and there were tall ships, Blue Angels, fireworks and fun! This event is celebrating the 200th anniversary of our Star Spangled Banner, written by Francis Scott Key outside […]

Charm City blogger meetup

Charm City blogger meetup

So this post won’t be very long, but I had to share. I had a lovely experience tonight meeting other healthy lifestyle bloggers in Baltimore! It was great to meet these awesome, like-minded ladies! HUGE thanks again to Caitlyn for pulling this group together and […]