Are you beginning to feel like you're running out of time to find a really unique gift that will surprise the pants off your nearest and dearest? Have you been working too much, focusing on your year-end deadlines instead of your heartstrings? Procrastinating for lack of creative juices? or Heaven Forbid, experiencing a genuine fear of stores and parking lots and all those insane people?
My friend, worry no more. There is a pleasant [and wicked good fun] way to shop this holiday season. Dottie's makes it possible to get far from the madding crowd end enjoy local shopping at its best.
Jessica Lamb, proprietress at Dottie's in Pittsfield, MA, hosts a fun event that takes the stress out of gift-giving and puts the magic right back in... and she calls it A MANUAL ... but don't let that cheeky Christmas pun fool you: it's geared for guys and girls. It's not always easy to find a truly dazzling gift but Jessica has a way of making shopping fun and light and meaningful and isn't that what Christmas is all about?
You can sip and shop at Dottie's MANUAL where beer and wine flow under twinkly lights and mistletoe... I guess that means you can kiss, too, while you're at it. If a one-stop, lip-smacking, sip 'n shop isn't enough to make you want to go to Dottie's on Monday, December 22nd, then the fabulous line up of local, hand-made gift ideas is sure to lure you in.
Jessica has a solid knack for pulling people together and has aced the line up of unique and talented vendors for this year's MANUAL. She's made sure that you will find Good Things Made by Good People at the MANUAL: Elemental Vintage, jewelry by Ashley Junod; Olde Soul, knits and Soap by Jenna Lanphear; Therapeutic Massage and Body Work by Lena Harrington; Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness; Chocolate Springs; Fait Main [Good Girl Go's hand-made treasures from France]; Diane Firtell Decorative Art; Odo Bat Company; Pangolin Clothing Company; Ancient Language yoga wear; and HA Designs.
Just think, if you go to the MANUAL, you won't have to go to a huge mall, or brave crazy parking lots, or sit at your computer pressing buttons leading to no where good and getting side tracked by Kim Kardashian pop-ups. Come on over to Dottie's where the beer is cold and the vibe is warm. You can have a real conversation with a real person who makes something unique and special, so special it's capable of surprising the pants off of some one you love ... and maybe that's what Christmas is really all about [wink, wink]?