Friday, November 29, 2013

Support Local Vancouver Businesses!

We call it Small Business Saturday here in the Couve and we want many of you out there to make 
the trek to enjoy the downtown Vancouver area. If you're right over the bridge, come support 
some of these local shops or if you're on the other side of town, make a quick trip to the West side.
However, SBS is for all small businesses in the Vancouver area. Be sure to check out your area
for other ideas. We just want all of you to come enjoy the small businesses near our home! 

Some of the first few customers will receive vouchers for food and drinks at coffee shops, 
some discounts on products, and well, others don't have any special deals but have great options 
for holiday shopping! Whether it be for a white elephant, work gift basket, our a special gift 
card for a couple to go out on a date and try a new are a few ideas.

tasty specialty olive oils and vinegars (the fig vinegar is amazing!). Great for a gift basket!

❊Mon Ami:
To die for crepes. Enough said. Plus some tasty kombucha and coffee!
Great for a gift card and a neat mug from the shop makes a quick gift.

❊Canine Utopia:
Dog boutique. If I had a dog, I'd shop here for its clothes and food. They know
they're animals! For all of you who have dogs, check this place out!

❊Latte Da (coffeehouse & wine bar):
A cute old house turned into a coffee shop. Why not? One of the best coffee shops because you 
feel at home while you're there just about! Everybody needs a gift card from this place...not 
only do they have great drinks, but they do gluten free treats, gluten filled and gluten free breakfast and/or lunch, and in the summer time the have live music and outdoor area to hang out and drink 
your wine in the evening to! It's an all-in-one type of place!
**From 8:30-10:30, the first 200 customers will get a $5 voucher for Latte Da!

❊Woody's Tacos:
While you're out and about finding gifts from these local businesses, stop and have lunch at
one of our favorite spots and give this taco joint some business. You won't be upset!
The shrimp taco is probably the best, be sure to order yourself a side of chips with some guac
and salsa, then decide on a main course. They currently have a Walking Man Brewery
beer they are serving that Ty says is pretty good (WMB is who we used for our wedding, 
located out in Stevenson, WA)

❊Kiggins Theatre:
After lunch, stop in at Kiggins Theater for a free matinee. It will be playing at 2pm although the
line up starts at 1:30. I hear there may be some free goodies while you wait, but not sure
what exactly that means! While you're there, why not pick up some stocking stuffer
movie tickets for a cool old theatre. Perfect little gift for movie lovers!

❊Cellar 55:
Wine will be discounted by 10% I hear. If you're a wine lover of some specialty wines or 
need some wine for a holiday party, it is worth a stop for the deal!

❊Main St. Vintage
I'm guilty for spending hours of my time at this place...and not only that, but being late to
everything because I couldn't leave without looking at all the antiques in this place!
Need some unique pieces for home decor, holiday decor, weddings, furniture, or any other 
antiques? They just recently bought out their neighbor so they've extended their store. 
Lots to check out!

I leave this titled 'massage' only because there are numerous places to check out...
all are having some sort of deal, so visit the website by clicking here to see what place will 
suit your needs and convenience based on location. We all like massages and we all
love massages when they're gifted to us.

Just to throw a few other great gift ideas out there...
*Mint Tea has the best chai tea and the chef, Josh, does some amazing things with food.
Get someone a gift card to try this place out!

*The Source is a great activity (rock climbing) for families or as a date night for a couple.
How cool to get a gift card to do an activity with friends and family?

*Neighbors Market is a tiny little store that has local, organic, all natural foods. 
Great place to get items to make lovely food baskets as a white elephant gift or to give
to someone who loves a gift of some good food!

And for a few additional activities...
There will be the tree lighting at Compass Church on 1812 Main St at 5:30, 
free train rides, a free movie (not sure which one), and crafts until 8pm.
The holiday jazz piano will be held at Cellar 55 from 6:30-8pm.

Ok, ok, I'll stop. In fact, click here if you're interested in checking out all the other
businesses in Vancouver that will be participating tomorrow in Small Business Saturday.
We hope you have some ideas of what you can give as gifts and can enjoy trying out
some new places in downtown Vancouver as much as we do!

Have a wonderful Saturday!

♡The Stanleys