Take Comfort from Arlington's Small Businesses

Whether you pamper yourself by styling for the next video conference call, indulging in spa quality cosmetics at home or reaching for your favorite bonbons, Arlington's small businesses are taking comfort seriously. By offering stress relief in many sizes, styles and flavors, these businesses are adapting to today’s needs.

For Katherine Glorioso Dress, owner of Gossip boutique, temporarily closing her Ballston Quarter shop meant finding new ways to stay connected to the community she’s spent 13 years building. It’s never quick, easy or inexpensive to ramp up a website to handle ecommerce, so Katherine took to every platform she could to keep customers ordering online from Gossip. Need a video tutorial on putting your best look forward? Or suggestions on wearing a new collar necklace? Want to feel comfortable and chic while on a call? Gossip has you covered on Instagram, Facebook and website with free shipping.

Other Made in Arlington creatives like Elodie’s Naturals are pivoting from classes and workshops on personalized cosmetics to offering customized plant based facial creams. Find your profile to create a hand crafted cream for yourself and anyone else you want to indulge. Contact All That Yazz for spa baskets containing palm oil free soaps and a soy candle just in time for Mother’s Day.

Kingsbury Chocolates takes Care Packages to a new level on line. Even if events are cancelled, everyone still has a birthday. No commencement this year? Give a nod to those graduates and their achievements with a big box of hand made sweets. And be sure to order some comfort for yourself.

It may have taken a pandemic and stay at home order to remind people of the value of local businesses, but what better time than today’s 50th anniversary of Earth Day to stay home, reduce your carbon footprint and shop locally online. Supporting Arlington’s businesses is the best way to celebrate Earth Day.

How is your business responding and changing? Let us know.

Topic: Creative Economy
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