How to Crush Friendsgiving in the Fort
Nov16

How to Crush Friendsgiving in the Fort

Thanksgiving is the time when those friends from out of town come around, everyone takes time off work, and we can’t wait to show our old chums the recipes we learned to cook all by ourselves. This perfect storm spawned the creation of a new holiday that millennials dub Friendsgiving. Anyone who has ever attended a Friendsgiving feast knows the warm fuzzy feeling of sharing potatoes with the people you love most. These folks also know that Friendsgiving is about equal contribution as all parties must bring a dish to share.   Here is the ultimate guide on how to crush Friendsgiving in the Fort: 1. First Stop: Organic Groceries Your friends deserve only the very best Friendsgiving ingredients. Where better to find locally sourced organic produce than the Three Rivers Co-op?   2. Don’t skip on the bread Bread rolls are a staple at any Friendsgiving. Show your friends you have good taste and care about keeping your money local by showing up to the party with these GK Baked Goods pretzel and pan dolce rolls. And let’s face it, millennials are just plain over boring bread. A post shared by GK Baked Goods (@gkbakedgoods) on Nov 12, 2017 at 7:16am PST 3. Be proud to partake of our pecan pie Abigail’s Confections is taking orders for Thanksgiving pies now. Whether it’s apple, cherry, sugar, pumpkin, chocolate or one of each, your Friendsgiving is not complete without one of these decadent desserts. A post shared by Abigails Confections (@abigailsconfections) on Nov 10, 2017 at 7:08am PST 4. Everything Pumpkin Spice Thanksgiving is your last chance to indulge in those pumpkin spice cravings that come around once a year. Satisfy your heart’s desire with the people you love most with these limited edition pumpkin chai cupcakes from Zinnia’s Bakehouse. A post shared by Zinnia’s Bakehouse (@zinnias_bakehouse) on Nov 14, 2017 at 5:03am PST 5. Provide plenty of wine Of course you are not going to go through all the work of putting together an elaborate Friendsgiving feast without the perfect bottle(s) of wine from Wine Time. Whether you choose to share with your guests or not… we won’t tell 😉...

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Five Things You’ll Find at Meli Mei
Nov15

Five Things You’ll Find at Meli Mei

Holiday shopping season is officially upon us. If you are looking for that perfect dress for your Christmas party, charming pieces to add to your wardrobe or a gift to put under the tree, Meli Mei has you covered. This charming boutique opened this past August in the City Exchange Shops in downtown Fort Wayne. They are ready to see how much locals love to “shop small” this holiday season. Here are a few things you can expect to find when you shop Meli Mei: 1. Specialty products from around the world Meli Mei is proud to bring fashion from different cultures to our region by selling accessories from around the globe. Thanks to this hip boutique, you can shop styles from Paris to Bangkok here in Fort Wayne. Meet the maker Monday: Anne Cauduro is a Brazilian designer, who now resides in Paris, France. Growing up, Anne was always interested in crafting as she watched her mother create clothes and accessories. Anne later got her degree in Fashion Design, but was feeling lost. In 2016, she moved to Paris and began creating jewelry that would transmit her personality and a mix of her life in Paris and her Brazilian roots. She started working mostly with natural materials from Brazil and felt particularly in love with all the gorgeous healing stones from there. Later her partner Guilherme joined and they created @laboboa together. “Being able to create a connection with another person, to deliver a piece that we made with our own bare hands, and which will make someone happy to possess, is special. It gives us a feeling of empathy to one another, and that’s such a beautiful feeling. Empathy can change the world.” Here at Meli Mei, we are proud to work with such talented designers and always striving to bring you the best products from around the world.#shopmelimei #meethemaker #meetthemakermonday A post shared by Meli Mei (@shopmelimei) on Oct 23, 2017 at 1:11pm PDT 2.  Goodies for all ages Shopping with your little ones? Meli Mei makes it easy for you as they carry merchandise for all ages. You may even find a matching set for you and your darling tot or teen. Gorgeous bracelet sets for you and your little princess💚💕💚 A post shared by Meli Mei (@shopmelimei) on Feb 15, 2017 at 6:03am PST 3. Trendy graphic tees that say how we are all really feeling If you rock the comfy chic look and are a wee bit sarcastic, then you will love these tops. Go ahead, let the citizens of Fort Wayne know what is truly on your mind. A post shared by Meli Mei (@shopmelimei)...

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