One of the things that has me in total awe lately is seeing how resilient and adapted small brands have been during these uncertain times. I’ve had the opportunity to partner with my friends at UpNext in the past on amazing in-person retail experiences, but since we’re all hunkered down at home right now I’m so excited that they asked me to help host their first ever virtual pop-up event with a collective of New England based brands. Each brand is a small business rooted locally in New England, and as part of the pop-up will be offering discounts and offers on their products. Each of these small, local businesses are also finding a way to give back during this time — every brand is partnering with a charity to help those in need during the Covid-19 crisis. Take a break from the stress of social distancing, lift up small brands while discovering new favorites, and feel good about giving back. See all of the awesome small businesses participating in the virtual pop-up below:ChappyWrap. I look forward all day to the moment when I can curl up on the couch in my ChappyWrap blanket nest. These blankets are so cozy and I love that they’re machine washable — making them my go-to for backyard picnics and movie night with popcorn on the couch. ChappyWrap is offering free shipping during the pop-up and 10% of sales benefit Project Bread. Farm + Sea.  Farm + Sea’s locally made, all-natural candles and body products have a clean, modern New England vibe that I love. I got hooked on their small batch perfume oil after one sniff of their grapefruit-ginger scent (it reminded me of my favorite cocktail!). Farm + Sea is offering free shipping during the pop-up and 10% of sales benefit Our Neighbor’s Table.Uwila Warrior. Comfort is so top of mind right now while we’re hunkered down at home. Uwila Warrior’s silk camisoles and underwear feel beyond soft, and the touch of lace feels a little luxurious underneath the casual clothes I’m living in right now. Uwila Warrior is offering free shipping during the pop-up and 10% of sales benefit the Women’s Prison Association.

Atlantic Soap Company.  Atlantic Soap Company soaps are made in small batches using seawater right from Cape Cod, their beautiful designs and scents transport me to my happy place by the beach. I love that they’re an eco-friendly option that looks beautiful in my bathroom (and they smell oh so lovely!). Atlantic Soap Company is offering 20% off your entire order during the pop-up, and 10% of sales benefit Cape Cod Healthcare.Orange Lining. My daughter is a dress-up fanatic, so Orange Lining’s Hero Blanket capes and crowns are a hit with her. I love that they spark her imagination for creative play and feel great knowing every purchase gives back to children-focused charities. Orange Lining is offering 10% off your entire order plus free shipping during the pop-up, and 10% of sales benefit No Kid Hungry.Mango and Marigold. Being home from school right now, I’ll take any help I can get with making fun, approachable kids activities a bit more educational. Mango and Marigold Press is making beautiful, thoughtful children’s books that do just that. Super Satya Saves The Day was a hit with my super-hero loving kid (pair this book with an Orange Lining cape for a fun kids present!). Mango and Marigold is offering 15% off your purchases, and 10% of sales benefit The B Fund. The Té Spa. Juggling work-life and mom-life right now is a hustle, and The Té Spa loose tea blends offer a little moment of calm in a busy day. Being someone who loves to photograph my food, I am always delighted by how visually pleasing the beautiful whole ingredients look. The Té Spa is offeringa free tea scoop with orders during the pop up and 10% of sales benefit the Elevate Boston Foundation.Fiber + Water. Spending so much time at home recently, I’ve been zhushing up lots of our spaces with a fresh look. Fiber + Water’s crisp, coastal inspired silk-screen prints are a perfect match for my New England style. Fiber + Water is offering 10% off purchases and free shipping during the pop-up, and 10% of sales benefit United Ways of Maine.

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