We hired a new intern at the day gig recently and jokingly I told him what kind of latte I like and hinted that he’d be smart to bring me a latte daily. He played along and asked what size latte do I prefer and I said “medium.” He noted that I must have not intended for him to go to Starbucks since I used such normal language for the drink size. Good catch young man, good catch.
I’m not going to knock Starbucks but my first choice is to go local whenever possible. In other words I’m in favor of making every day “local business day.” That being said I think this notion of decreeing the Saturday after Thanksgiving “Small Business Saturday” is a pretty good one.
November 27, 2010 is the first-ever Small Business Saturday. A day to come together in support of the small businesses we love. The shops and restaurants that employ our neighbors and reinvest our money close to home. The businesses that are the heartbeat of our communities and local economies.
More than a dozen advocacy, public, and private organizations are joining American Express OPEN, the company’s small business unit, in declaring the Saturday after Thanksgiving as Small Business Saturday.
So after you’ve recovered from your turkey coma and iced your Black Friday sprains and bruises, consider spending your Saturday at some local small businesses. A few suggestions:
The Makery 1734 Bonnycastle Aveue
You’ll find holiday gifts and lots of very cool stuff at The Makery that you’re not going to find anywhere else.
Eggnog lattes are incredible fuel for shopping.
Support a new small business when you visit this new Highlands boutique.
Another new small business on the scene worthy of a visit from you this weekend. Wine, home furnishings, all sorts of goodness.
Edenside Gallery 1422 Bardstown Road
True story: I went into Edenside Gallery last week to buy a gift for my stepmother and found a gorgeous necklace I had to have for myself. Win-win, present for her and present for me. That’s my way of explaining why you totally should go to Edenside Gallery.
Jack’s Lounge 122 Sears Avenue
Joy’s eggnog cocktails will soothe your tired feet and soul after a day of shopping.
Oh and if I haven’t said it have a very happy Thanksgiving. One of the things I’m most thankful for this year is the amazing support that Consuming Louisville continues to receive and all the smart, awesome people who read it (and tell me so!). You all are the best and I wish you a peaceful, joyous winter holiday season.