Last week I shared this post about how I wanted to make it my mission to invest more in my local Alamance County community and shop with small businesses. I spent the weekend walking in the door of a few fun places I either had never stopped in or hadn’t visited in a while and I already can’t wait to go back! My friend Andrea always says you should be a tourist in your own town and I have been inspired to create a summer bucket list of sorts where V and I go out each week and patron some of these awesome local sites and shops. We are already off to a great start and our list keeps growing.
I live in Alamance County (near Elon University) so I am planning to focusing most of our efforts here. I spend so much time traveling for work and supporting small businesses from Wilmington to Charlotte, Raleigh, Winston-Salem and everywhere in between. I am excited to spread some love at HOME in the town where I actually live.
I plan to continually update this list and add more sites and shops! If you’re a local business (or you know one) that would like a visit from V and me, please comment and tag us! We would love to come say hey!!
Here are a few spots we are headed:
- Story Time at Alamance County Library - Done
- Conservators Center - Done AMAZING, GO NOW!
- Blue Wall in Graham to Take a Pic - Done
- Stoney Creek Pool - Done
- Mediterranean Deli
- Simply Oak Boutique - Done and hosting a class 7-12
- Feel Better Yoga Graham
- Yoga at Burlington Royals - Done
- Pink Lola
- Sandy's Consignment
- For All Occasions
- Children's Museum
- Burlington Splash Pad
- Mission Tacos
- Outdoor Movie at the Park
- Maple View in Gibsonville
- Michelle's Kitchen and Table
- Graham Cinema for a Movie
- The Painted Grape
- The Acorn
- Live Music at Saxapahaw
- Alive After Five Elon
- Family Fun Event at Tanger Outlets
- Persnickety Books
- Roasted Coffee Depot
- Cork and Cow
- Sunset Slush
Plus some old faves we haven't visited in a while:
The Blend and Co
Daily Donuts (Voted Best Donuts in America)
The Root - Done
Smitty's Ice Cream - Done
Press Coffee and Crepes - Done
Catrina's - Done
Carousel at the Park
Nature's Emporium - Done
Zack's Hot Dogs
Harrison's - Done
The Park Restaurant for Breakfast
Finally, I hope this inspires you to be a tourist in your own town and make an effort to open the door and visit your own neighbors and their businesses. It is up to us to keep them thriving!
Share your finds with us using the hashtag #allshewroteabouttown and we would love to repost!
That's all she wrote! Love, Maghon