December 15, 2017

Shop Local



It's crunch time for holiday shopping,
and we'll be the first to admit, we're not 
quite done yet. While normally we would
resort to the ease of Amazon.com's "one-click"
shopping and two day shipping,
this year we are on a mission to slow down,
take more time, and be a little more
conscious and thoughtful of the gifts
we purchase.

Luckily, we live in a city of sprouting
local businesses where the options
for gift shopping are endless. While
some find shopping a pain, there is something
to be said about the tradition of 
hand picking gifts.

Today we gathered a list of our favotie
local St. Louis shops to finish all of your holiday
shopping. Don't worry, we are adding some
online ones as well in case we didn't 
quite convince you of the joys of 
holiday shopping!

1. Bowood Farms


This family-owned garden housed in a renovated
warehouse offers an array of gifts, from plants, to candles
to cards! Not to mention they have an AMAZING cafe 
where you can grab some lunch before or after your
shopping.

Address4605 Olive St, St. Louis, MO 63108
www.bowoodfarms.com



2. May's Place


This unique shop offers unique gifts of quality
vintage and antiques. You'll find a little bit
of everything here for just about everyone!

Address3249 Ivanhoe Avenue, St. Louis, MO, St. Louis, MO 63139
www.maysplacestl.com

3. Revive Thrift + Boutique


Similar to the unique findings of May's Place
at Revive you can find a plethora of unique vintage 
and antique gifts while enjoying the eclectic atmosphere
of the shop!

Address2202 S Vandeventer Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110
www.revivethrift.org

4. Fauxgerty


Still looking for a gift for the uber chic special
someone on your list? Look no further than Fauxgerty.
Fauxgerty is focused on sustainable fashion through cruelty
free, vintage, or natural fabrics, and everything
is fabulous! You can find anything from
jewelry, to coats, to super comfortable
tees and sweatshirts (our personal favorites!).

Address228 N Euclid Ave, St. Louis, MO 63108
www.fauxgerty.com

5.Lemon Gem Kitchen Goods


Lemon Gem is a kitchen supply store 
"where the morning news goes hand in hand
with hot coffee, and wine and conversation flow as
the casserole cooks." Whether your a new-bee
in the kitchen or a master chef, Lemon Gem has 
everything you need! Cool Kitchen gadgets
ALWAYS make for great gifts. Not to mention,
how cute is their shop?!

Address4180 Manchester Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110
https://www.lemongem.com/

6. Urban Matter


Urban Matter is a home accessories and gift boutique
in the heart of South City. This shop features local makers
and artisans hand made goods. Every gift from
here is sure to be a true treasure!

Address4704 Virginia Ave, St. Louis, MO 63111
www.urbanmatterstl.com

7. Koho Boutique




 Or as we like to call it, "that store with
the angle wings mural." From fresh trends, STL t shirts,
to fun stocking stuffers, Koho boutique is
your one stop shop for gifts sure to excite.
Throwing a holiday party? Koho also has 
fun glassware that will spice up the party
and strike a few conversations.

Address5433 Hampton Ave, St. Louis, MO 63109
www.kohoboutiquestl.com


8. Maven


Maven is an ultra unique bath and body
products and soy candle shop handcrafted
in the heart of Maplewood. It's a true scent
lovers dream! You will get lost in all of the fun
smells in this shop, and will surely find something
for just about anybody on your list. Also perfect
for stocking Stuffers!

Address7290 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63143
www.mavenstl.com

9. Spotted Pig


Spotted Pig Boutique features beautifully unique accessories, gifts, furniture 
and home d├ęcor for the free spirits and rustic Bohemian souls!
Their large selection of products will keep you in
the store for hours! They have so many cool
things!

Address9218 Clayton Rd, St. Louis, MO 63124
thespottedpigstl.com

10. Local Breweries


Got a beer lover to buy for? Perfect! St. Louis
is a gold mine of amazing local breweries, each with their
own craft beers, and giftshops. Stop by any of 
the STL Local breweries to spread a bit
of Holiday BEER this year. Some of our favorties 
include: Urban Chestnut, Civil Life, Four Hands,
The Side Project Cellar, Schlafly, 2nd Shift, and Center Ice.



If you're not interested in shopping the stores,
check out some of our favorite online shops!



Happy Shopping!

fox + gypsy

December 13, 2017

December 6, 2017

Philomena + Ruth


Don't you just LOVE when you find
a brand that is just RAD in every way?
Good, us too. We first fell in love with
Philomena + Ruth YEARS ago when we
fell into her booth at a local fair and
discovered her headbands. Fast forward to now,
Philomena + Ruth is an independently owned store in
 historic downtown Waterloo, IL, that 
carries handcrafted and independently produced 
clothing, accessories, jewelry,
 and home decor from the best artisans,
 both locally and nationally. 

In addition, founder Elizabeth Hahn designs
handmade accesories and socially concious 
graphic shirts, like this one, 
that are sold in stores and online.

Everything is made with community
and environment in mind.

We also are quite fond of this 
leather fringe sweater that just hit our closets,
and of course, the patches!


If you're like us, and still have some holiday shopping
to do, why not check out Philomena + Ruth,
and while your at it, treat yourself too!
Enjoy free shipping with code!

https://www.philomenaandruth.com/

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December 5, 2017

Tunesday; St. Vincent




While we love Holiday music (it does only
come once a year), we're breaking up the monotony
with non other than THE bad-ass herself,
 St. Vincent and her new album MASSEDUCTION.
Sadly we missed her show in St. Louis over a week back
but we like to think we were there in spirit
singing along to the likes of Hang On Me and
dancing along to Sugar Boy.




Happy Tunesday!

fox + gypsy

November 29, 2017

REcentered




There is nothing quite like a weekend where everything resets itself in a positive way. Thanksgiving weekend is notorious for an outpouring of gratitude, love and light. As it should be of course, but it also is turns out to be so much more. Sometimes, a long weekend designed for friends, family and reflection is a priceless remedy to the "real" world's weight we often feel trapped under. Spending dinner, moments, money (shopping with friends!) with others is the therapy we did not know we may need for ourselves and our relationships.

This year, Thanksgiving was that weekend, that unexpectedly re-centered  an anxious mind and heart. Putting it back on a path that beats for moving forward, acceptance of what is to be and what is to leave behind.  Focusing the mind on goals that cannot be reached overnight but will make an impact on the overall objective. To always choose love and happiness. To be brave, bold and truthful. That self-worth isn't taught, cannot be earned or bought, but  is worth fighting and standing up for. Recognizing dreams can come true and there's magic in our bones that we cannot allow self-doubt or people to darken and suppress. 



 "A feather is a ton of bricks
Or maybe I'm too sensitive...
I don't know.
All I can say is this,
From now on
I'll try to listen to intuition.

There's magic in our bones,
A north star in our soul
That remembers our way home.
There's magic in our bones."






 fox + gypsy

November 16, 2017