Your Fall Just Got a Whole Lot More Crafty: Occasionette’s Workshop is Open

Images via Instagram

Images via Instagram

It’s hard to believe, but gift-giving season is right around the corner. And whether you’ve already pounded out your first round of knitted goods or are still doling out apologies about last year’s gifts, this can bring on emotions ranging from glee to anxiety. For those that hover around the anxiety end, we’ve found relief: Occasionette’s workshops are now in session. Not only are you guaranteed to find (or make!) stellar gifts for family and friends, but you’ll also be way ahead of the gift-giving curve. Like, before Thanksgiving early. So, relax and put the glue gun down. You’re working with pros now.

Keep reading for our top picks!

Retail News: Urban Jungle is Opening a Second Location in Pennsport

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Image via Urban Jungle

Pennsport is about to get a heavy dose of greenery: Urban Jungle, the brains behind some of the lushest landscapes and urban gardens in Philly, is set to open a new location. Passyunk Post reports that following a well-received meeting with the Pennsport Civic Association, Urban Jungle has announced an expansion of their Passyunk store to a new space at 1721-1725  South Water Street.

Keep reading for the scoop on the new shop.

Monday Obsession: The Prettiest Earrings You Ever Did See

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As a jewelry minimalist, I was super-psyched when the stud earring trend erupted. Raw diamonds! Twee animals! Modern pearls! They go with everything because, well, there’s not much to ‘em (which is why we featured our favorite mismatch and make-your-own varieties). So, when I stumbled upon these honeycomb-esque Hex Hoop earrings from Ritual Ritual, I was pleasantly surprised by their major versatility. They’re minimal in the best way, they don’t get hidden in a sea of hair, and they pack a geometric-artsy punch. And dare I say it: I think I’m an earring convert.

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East Passyunk Avenue Antique and Sidewalk Sale Is This Weekend

 Just one of the awesome shops you can shop this Saturday | Images via Occasionette Instagram

Just one of the awesome shops you can shop this Saturday | Images via Occasionette Instagram

It’s sidewalk sales and block parties galore this weekend! If you’re looking for another stellar way to spend your Saturday, we suggest hitting up the East Passyunk Avenue Antique and Vintage Sidewalk Sale. Between 8am and 4pm, the sale will be split into two sections: in the parking lot between Tasker and Morris, shoppers will be able to peruse antique and vintage homewares, clothing, furniture, jewelry, and other odds and ends from dozens of local vendors. Between Morris and Mifflin, shoppers can lookout for sidewalk sales from brick-and-mortar shops, along with tasty treats setup outside.

The party doesn’t stop at 4pm, though!
Find out what happens next.

Huge Sales This Weekend at Frankford Avenue’s Block Party

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The Frankford Avenue Block Party is gearing up for this weekend, Shoppists, which means there will be tons of deals to be had. The party will take place between Thompson and Jefferson on the 1300 and 1400 blocks of Frankford Avenue from 12pm to 7pm tomorrow, Saturday 13. Celebrate the end of summer and make a day out of the shindig with a beer garden by Bottle Bar and food trucks and stands by favorites like Undrgnd Donuts and Curbside Creamery. There will also be music by the likes of D24K Sound, DJs dirt, Sean Hearn, and Maggs Bruchez. Sound like a lot? It is—and it’s awesome. To help you zero in on the must-shop vendors and boutiques, we scoped out the best sales and deals to hit-up this weekend.

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