Friday Finds

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Our Favorite Things Party

We hosted our second Favorite Things Party this summer, a celebration of all the friends, makers, vendors, and creators that shared their talents with us. You might recognize some of these products from our Friday Finds. Take a look at our list and don’t forget to follow up on Instagram for more Friday Finds, Favorite Things lists, and more tips and tricks for small business owners and emerging leaders.

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At Mystic Knotwork Tide and Tied are Timeless

Mystic Knotwork is a family run small business in the picturesque seaside town of Mystic, Connecticut. Since 1957, the Beaudoin family has been selling their beautiful and functional nautical knot wares to dedicated customers. Matt Beaudoin and his wife Jill took the business over in 1996 from Matt’s grandfather, keeping this heritage art alive and well in Southern New England.

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Lily Patch Boutique Keeps it Cool (or Hot!)

Whether you call them coozies or cozies, the cup and can coolers from Lily Patch Boutique are the fun accessory your favorite daily beverage absolutely needs. A home-based small business out of San Diego, California, we can’t get enough of these clever insulators. 

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Seed Bagel Shop is Growing in Glastonbury

Ari and Todd DiBattista grew their careers in the restaurant business, always with the “seed “of an idea to one day open their own restaurant. When they finally got the chance to open an eatery of their own, they jumped at the chance. In less than a year, Seed has become a fast favorite among locals and beyond.

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Luann’s Bakery Delights in Ellington

LuAnn’s Bakery & Café in Ellington has taken homemade taste and local ingredients to whip up a recipe for success. With the leadership of tea-shop entrepreneur Josh Virkler and some of the legacy recipes of Ellington native LuAnn herself, who had been serving up her delights for over 40 years, LuAnn’s Bakery has become a soul-(and stomach-)filling destination in North-Central Connecticut.

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The Fix Is In: My Cookie Dealer

My Cookie Dealer offers what is perhaps the most dangerous kind of limited release allowed by law: cookies. We were made privy to My Cookie Dealer by Judy’s family, and we do not regret our newest addiction. Get the inside scoop on these half-pound gourmet “cookies” (the term “cookie” is an understatement!) and how you can get in with My Cookie Dealer below.