Don’t Forget To Shop Local This Week


I can’t go to the mall anymore. It’s just insane and I feel like I don’t have enough energy to handle it all. Just getting INTO the mall takes a good 25 minutes. That’s how crowded the streets are around Roosevelt Field. Almost all of Queens and Nassau go there to shop. PLEASE! Nothing is worth it.

I had to come up with another plan and ended up driving to my town’s main street instead. After grabbing a Starbucks tea, I looked inside several of the local shops that line our street. Thankfully, I found some pretty great pieces/gifts. This bracelet, which I bought for myself, was only $18!  I LOVE IT!

And in that same store, I picked up more jewelry and a nativity snow globe that I’m giving to Natalie on Christmas.

My point is – if you haven’t finished your list yet – don’t forget about the mom and pop shops in your neighborhood. You never know what you will find. 🙂

Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.