Today, one of the coolest things happened while I was at work.
I was outside on the sidewalk and started chatting with Michelle, the owner of a new store that just opened in Downtown Stuart. The store is called The Gauze Shop. They sell resort lifestyle clothing: very flowy, very light. But they also have some really awesome and unique jewlery. Lots of natural stones and rare styles.
Well I was wearing my Black and Silver Owl set (seen above – Christmas Gift from My Mom), and Michelle complimented me on them and said she had a pair of earrings that match my set. She ran inside the shop, grabbed the earrings and showed them to me. They are adorable! Only $22 too! I told her I would be back to buy them when I got my paycheck on Thursday and she took them off their sale backing and handed them to me. She told me she would give them to me at half price if I handed out some of her cards when people asked about them. I told her no problem, I would be happy to support her small local NEW business. She went inside for cards and I followed her in wear I proceeded to look at the other amazing jewelry she has. As Michelle handed me more cards she said the earrings were FREE for me in thanks for spreading the word about her business. I attempted to talk her out of this (I would love to give my money to a small local business.) but she insisted.
Free earrings. So I’m doing my best to keep up my end of the bargain, today alone I’ve handed out two of her cards and now, as you are well aware, I am spreading the word via blog. I wish there was a website to direct you guys to, but unfortunately its not set up. 😦
If you’re a local reader: Please stop by The Gauze Shop and take a look at her amazing inventory yourself. She’s located in Downtown Stuart at: 53 SW Flagler Avenue. Stuart, FL 34994 (the backside address is: 43 Osceola Street. Stuart, FL 34994) She’s between The Lyric Theatre and Lunas Italian Restaurant.
It just made my day to be able to help a small business owner (who just gave me a an awesome gift!)