How is everyone's holiday shopping coming along? Only 8 more days left before Xmas! Now for those of you who got a head start and came to our Holiday Sip & Shop last month, I'm sure the stockings are filled and you're resting easy with a cranberry cocktail in your hand (right?!). In all seriousness, we look forward to the open studio event every year and want to thank everyone who stopped in to shop local and meet some very talented folks. Also, Heidi our press had a blast celebrating her 50th birthday and watching everyone print their own letterpress gift tags.
If you weren't able to make it, I beg you to check out these independent New England designers and makers: Elizabeth Benotti Handmade Ceramics, Salt Cellar Shop, Wild Folk Studio, The Everyday Napkin, Whitney Elizabeth, Ava's Caramel Popcorn, Leveret & Hare, and Downeast Cider House. And if you're looking for a fantastic string band, tell Ben Truboff of the Fine and Dandy Trio that we sent ya! We not only shopped, but also snacked 'til we dropped thanks to our friends at Whole Foods Market Charlestown.
Lastly, a big shout out to the wonderful Jessica Rich Photography who stepped in at the last minute to capture the evening. We picked out some of our favorite moments below. Visit the Smudge Ink Facebook page to see the full album!
Photo credits: Jessica Rich Photography