Or maybe a tradition of not shopping? I got a link from my partner in crime, Claire, the other day showing me a blog by her friend who has decided not to shop this year. http://www.retail-free.com. This reminded me of my friend Perdita, who last year blogged about her 365-day fashion re-hab. http://www.365fashionrehab.com. So I am feeling this trend of restraint, even with those of us that have dedicated our lives to finding great stuff and acquiring it. I love it and hate it. I guess that’s how I know it is a good thing to explore further… I am going to join in this retail free year to the best of my ability. BUT not to worry I will be still be scouting out great local buys for you! AND furthermore I will be emphasizing great ways to invest in local culture and community without buying stuff. I am looking forward to revolutionizing my lifestyle and mining the riches of Nova Scotia in this coming year… I hope you are with me! (This photo was taken on Windsor st. last week. An excellent offering of winter humor. Gabe wanted to take it home for soup!)
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Here we are at my first blog! Ahhh.
I have been inspired to blog by my irrepressible desire to shop and my intense anxiety about the materialist culture we live in. So instead of beating myself up I have decided to promote the best shopping I know of. That is local. Not just locally owned businesses, but products that are produced locally. Food, flowers, crafts, art, clothes, furniture and anything else I can think of or find that is made in Nova Scotia (or very close to NS). There are so many amazing, skilled, creative folks here and I think with a little effort we can really show that we care about investing in products from home. So I invite you to join me in consuming the best of what NS has to offer. Let’s give gifts that have a story, that support local people and communities, and that celebrate the wealth of our place. Here.
So please let me know what you think is rad, beautiful, practical or genius. I will post photos and hints. Shopping spots and craft markets. I want as much help as I can get so please chime in, pipe up and tell the world.