THINK BIG, SHOP SMALL

If you’ve ever walked through a mall, I can promise that you’ve walked passed or through a small business without knowing it. This holiday, I wanted to express the need for shopping small and how easy it can really be. Considering 2020’s setbacks, most entrepreneurs are relying on the holiday season to reignite customer sales. I’m here to help from buying on a big to little budget and that’s why I created a SMALL BUSINESS DIRECTORY for you to take on your next shopping adventure! “But Kayla, I don’t have the budget to spend this holiday. How do I still support?” I thought you would never ask(; 

 

“FREE” Alternatives to Support Small 

  • Social Media: Instagram
    • 3 clicks - Like Share Save
    • Two taps and their love/appreciation will instantly show
    • Share small biz posts on personal instagram stories
    • Hit the save button on a small biz photo and save to a collection 
      • You can easily refer back for future shopping 
  • Visit: Foot traffic is good traffic!
    • Window shop 
    • Potentially meet the creator
    • Attend local holiday pop ups

SMALL BUSINESS DIRECTORY 


Food + Drink


Mayfield OC

San Juan Capistrano, CA

This is the best spot for date night. Hands down. Good food, even better wine, and an amazing atmosphere. It’s an Instagrammer’s paradise!

Website: www.mayfieldoc.com

Instagram: @mayfield.oc



OC Wine Mart

Aliso Viejo, CA

Gourmet market, deli and self-serve wine bar system to “taste before you buy”!

Website: www.ocwinemart.com 

Instagram: @ocwinemart


Another Kind Cafe

Laguna Beach, CA

Locally sourced cross-cultured canteen with culinary traditions of Vietnam. Family owned restaurant located in the heart of the Laguna College of Art and Design.

Website: www.anotherkindcafe.com

Instagram: @anotherkindcafe 



Grazing Kitchen

San Clemente, CA

Grazing Kitchen provides modern grazing boxes and  believes in high quality food, and modern charcuterie ability to create quality experiences that leave lasting  memories with  loved ones.

Website: www.grazingkitchen.com

Instagram: @grazingkitchen



The Cheese Shop

Costa Mesa, CA

Full service cheese shop @ The OC Mix stocked full of domestic and imported artisanal cheeses and charcuterie.

Website: www.cheeseshopoc.com 

Instagram: @thecheeseshop



Growers Direct

Aliso Viejo, CA

This is the ONLY place I get my fresh produce when I can’t make it to the famer’s market. Everything I buy always lasts 10x longer in my pantry because it is sourced directly from local farms! 

Website: www.growersdirectus.com 



Honey & Butter

Irvine, CA

Macaron bakery that specializes in creature designs based on pop-culture.

Website: www.honeynbutter.com 

Instagram: @honeyandbutter 

 

 

Docent Brewery

San Juan Capistrano, CA

“All of our beers are brewed with intent on flavor and purpose, with no focus on any particular beer style. We want our beers to be as sophisticated as they are inclusive.”

Website: www.docentbrewing.com 

Instagram: @docentbrewing 



Hidden House Coffee

San Juan Capistrano, CA

“At Hidden House Coffee Roasters, our vision is simple: Hospitality and an ongoing pursuit of quality. Each step of the process is meticulously handled to bring our customers stellar coffee.”

Website: www.hiddenhousecoffee.com 

@hiddenhousecoffee



JC Beans Coffee House 

Dana Point, CA

Small, local, and tucked away coffee shop in the heart of Dana Point. Sitting right next to a starbucks, this coffee shop consistently has lines out to PCH. Drive thru or walk in (pre-COVID days) to hang out and read one of their hundreds of books on the shelf. Serving incredible coffees, food, and baked goods! Awesome owners and excellent service, a must visit!

Instagram: @jc_beanscoffee



Home Goods


Home-o-logy

Mission Viejo, CA

Family owned home goods and clothing boutique

Instagram: @homeologymv


Flora Street Home

Laguna Beach, CA

The most gorgeous home items and hand-sewn pillows! They focus on using vintage and dead-stock fabrics to “close the loop” in the fashion industry which results in the production of beautiful and one-of-a-kind pillows. 

Website: www.florastreethomeca.com

Instagram: @florastreethome

Nuance Home

Laguna Beach, CA

 The best store for all things home decor! I love coming here for fun gift options as they have so many little items that are perfect for giving to the homebody in your life.

Website: www.nuance-home.com

Instagram: @nuance_home



Knotmaste

Ecommerce/ Open Market OC

Handmade Boho Macrame Gifts & Designs

Website: www.knotmaste.com

Instagram: @knotmasteshop




Artisanal Products

The Hundredth Acre

Laguna Beach, CA

The Hundredth Acre is inspired by the life of writer, Robert Brink. A storyteller by trade, he uses scent as a vehicle to induce memory and share past experiences with others, in hopes that they reminisce fondly on their own. Hand poured in Laguna Beach using 100% Soybeans from the US! 

Website: www.thehundredthacre.com

Instagram: @thehundredthacre



The Flower Stand

Laguna Beach, CA

Gorgeous and fresh floral designs owned by a  young, female entrepreneur. The best in the game!

Website: www.theflowerstandlaguna.com

Instagram: @theflowerstand

And Succulents Designs

 

Ecommerce/ Open Market OC

Unique and beautiful decor made with homegrown and artificial plants.

Website: www.etsy.com/shop/andsucculentsdesigns

Instagram: @andsucculents 


Proverbs Candle Co.

Dana Point Certified Farmers Market

All our vessels are hand-picked to provide unique style and encourage recycling and repurposing. With the highest quality ingredients, our candles are sure to remind you that luxury is always within reach.”

Website: www.proverbsco.com

Instagram: @proverbscocandles


Clothing


7 roots

Laguna Beach, CA

One of my favourite boutiques. 7 Roots is an eco-conscious shop carrying ethically and sustainably sourced brands, as well as supporting local artisans by selling one-of-a-kind designs. A true Laguna Beach Gem!

Website: www.shop7roots.com

Instagram: @shop7roots



Slightly Choppy

Newport Beach, CA

Super rad handmade flags, shirts, and sweatshirts out of a studio in Newport Beach in an old sail manufacturing lot. As the artist, Scott Richards, continues to create, the studio remains respectful of its rich nautical history, befitting the joyous memories of coastal living, and honoring the traditional craftsmanship of shipwrights prior.

Website: www.slightlychoppy.com

Instagram: @slightlychoppy 



Beads by Tara

Ecommerce

GOLD FILLED jewelry made to last. The best everyday pieces, and the best part is you  never have to take them off! (shower and sweat proof).

Website: www.beadsbytara.com

Instagram: @beadsbytara 

Self Care


Dear Self Skincare

Ecommerce

“Vegan cruelty-free skincare inspired by self-love”. “Each product comes with a unique, positive affirmation designed to redirect your habitual thinking patterns.”

Website: www.dearselfskincare.com

Instagram: @dearselfskincare



+Lux Unfiltered 

Los Angeles, CA

I use their self-tanner religiously, especially during winter. Clean ingredients, extremely moisturizing, and smells like roses.. Also made by the influence queen, @sivanayla.. If you don't follow her, you’re missing out. 

Website: www.luxunfiltered.com

Instagram: @luxunfiltered



Yogurt Glamour

Los Angeles, CA / Open Market OC

“Skin-Friendly, Eco-Friendly handmade products in exciting scents that make you feel good about using. Each purchase supports projects that sustain biodiversity and help product wildlife habitats.”

Website: www.yogurtglamour.com

Instagram: @yogurtglamour




KIDS


Baan Tukkata

Ecommerce/ Open Market OC

Handmade Crochet that specializes in pop-culture creatures.

Website: www.baantukkata.etsy.com

Instagram: baantukkata_crochet



At Play Toys

Ecommerce/Open Market OC

Small hobby store that specializes in wooden mechanical models. 

Website: www.atplaytoys.com

Instagram: @atplaytoys


Audio Tinker

Ecommerce/ Open Market OC

Unique, hand-crafted wooden  bluetooth speakers

Website: www.tinkeraudio.com

Instagram: @thetinkeraudio



PETS


Toasters Treats

Ecommerce

THE BEST DOG TREATS. Made in small batches, human grade food quality (believe it or not, these actually smell AH-MAZING), and soft enough for doggos with sensitive teeth, like my studio pup charlie!

USE CODE KAYLARAE20 for 20% off your order!

Website: www.toasterstreats.com

Instagram: @toasterstreats



Hunden Folk

Ecommerce

Hands down, the cutest pet accessories to make pets look/ feel their best. Their handmade bandanas are to die for, and Charlie always looks so dashing in his! 

Website: www.hundenfolk.com

Instagram: @hundenfolk





Mikayla Gierut

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