(photo via lifestyled co, see below)
Local & small business guide! Although all these businesses and brands are Arizona based- they ship all over. Since I live here in Arizona, I am an expert (and I am modest) on the offerings from our desert! Every single one of these shops on the list, I have personally shopped at or bought from a vintage o farmer’s market. (also I am not affiliated with these shops, I am lucky enough to know some of the business owners from over the years because us local creatives usually know each other but no one asked me to do this I guess is my point lol).
If you are located in AZ, visiting these stores is a must! 3 of the items are sold in a ton of boutiques but the rest are brick and mortar stores that are amazing to visit in person (sorry non-locals)
The Found House– ooh one of the best curated shop in Phoenix, her shop always has interesting new AND vintage items that I love and do not see elsewhere. I own a vintage rug from Cole’s room from there- I saw it on instagram and went next day to buy it because I was scared to miss it.
Form Floral- they ship their gorgeous dried bouquets within the continuous US. I am SO lucky to be able to go in person and shop at her gorg floral shop and pick up dried florals to make my own bouquet but I obviously cannot match her expertise. I am also so lucky because she does so many local events and I get SO many ideas. (my photo from event)
Teapressa– now a super famous brand, I did a craft workshop with Allison when she used to move a tea cart all around town selling her teas. She was on Shark tank and now is in a million stores! Mostly though, her teas are delicious and the sugar cubes are wonderful for both tea and sparkling wine.
Iconic Cocktail Co uses fresh ingredients to create their cocktail mixes. SO SO good. I usually buy whatever is seasonal and their current offering is Cranberry Thyme.
I cannot live without Desert Provisions Red Hatch Chile Salt ($12). I am not kidding, if I run out, I go buy it next day (I need to be better prepared) My personal favorite use is on runny eggs and avocado toast. Also, this is my own photo with hardly any left lol and I need to order. Linked is the cook’s set with Sonoran Sea Salt Green Hatch Chile Salt And Red Hatch Chile Set– it is a gift I have given many cooks for Christmas every year.
The Lifestyled Co– I buy home decor, clothes, shoes… you name it I get it from here. Every time they have a new launch, I try to make it to the store that same week. Thankfully they ship all over- so check out all their goodies! I purchased the nativity scene below for Christmas decor- modern and so not cheesy.
Vintage Market Home– is located right near lifestyled co so I usually end up at both when I am on the Arcadia side of town. They sell both vintage and new goods and it is from the curated eyes of the owners of the Junk in the Trunk markets! I am thinking of buying this blue glass and probably should not even be sharing this one of a kind item…
Happy Small Business Shopping this holiday season!