Last night, I got a call from one of the boutique owners involved in the Old Town Alexandria Boutique Scavenger Hunt. She told me that I was one of the prize winners! I won a gift certificate to Lawrence Miller & Company, one of the boutiques that was "new to me" on the hunt! I was SO excited! I can't wait to see what I might buy. And, truthfully, I probably would not have gone to his store originally if he hadn't been on the Hunt. But he was so nice and knowledgable, I had already made up my mind to go back. And now I have money to spend!
The City of Alexandria has been very focused on encouraging people to shop locally. Here are their 10 Reasons to Shop Local: