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Category - Shopping

Thursday, April 19, 2018

There is a moment in time when you’re finished with school, your work life is feeling good, and you don’t yet have kids to care for—they’re the sweet-spot years for impromptu getaways. Make the most of it and choose your own adventure during a weekend in Bloomington or take advantage of the smaller... Read More

Thursday, April 19, 2018

When you’re overdue for a break, a quick trip to Bloomington can be just what the doctor ordered. No kids, no obligations, and no plan necessary. Whether you’re looking to go it alone, to reconnect with your partner, or to let loose with the girls, Bloomington has unexpected options to suit every... Read More

Monday, February 12, 2018

'Tis the season for New Year’s resolutions and self-care. In Bloomington, there’s no shortage of calming and beautiful spaces to help you unplug and rejuvenate your mind and body. Whether you’re into yoga, salt caves, meditation, or an essential oils workshop, we have it all. Yoga A post... Read More

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

You don't have to have a significant other to have fun. We've already rounded up all things Valentine's Day but if you and your girls want more, come down to Bloomington for a weekend and have the ultimate Galentine's Weekend. What is Galentine's Day? Ladies celebrating ladies. Traditionally... Read More

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

There’s lots of love going on in February. To help with your Valentine’s Day plans we’ve rounded up all things love for you: gift ideas, events, restaurant specials, and more. Celebrate with your sweetie, friends, or just have an epic #treatyoself day. We'll continue to update the post with... Read More

Monday, November 20, 2017

Don't let holiday gift giving overwhelm you this year; there are so many wonderful shops in town with the perfect gift for the people in your life. We have rounded up some of our favorite gift ideas to help check a few more things off your list. And don't forget to Shop Small on Saturday, November... Read More

Monday, October 30, 2017

Small Business Saturday is all about celebrating your local community by supporting the small businesses that make it special. We're so lucky in Bloomington to have a plethora of unique shops where you can find amazing gifts for everyone on your holiday list. Many of Bloomington's shops are... Read More

Friday, October 20, 2017

It may be getting colder outside but our event calendar is still jam-packed with fun for visitors and locals! This month head to Bloomington to cheer on the Hoosiers, shop local for the holidays, or see a show! Artisan Guilds of Bloomington Art Show and Sale November 3-4 Over 75 artists from... Read More

Thursday, October 19, 2017

We have no shortage of unique shops in Bloomington, especially when it comes to all things vintage. From high-end mid-century wares to affordable vinyl classics make sure to check out Bloomington's best vintage shops to score some one of a kind treasures. Fashion Cherry Canary - With vintage... Read More