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What we all really need this Mother’s Day is our very own, remote island vacation getaway complete with plenty of quarantinis.
Or 30 minutes of 100% alone-time would work too.
But also, we wouldn’t mind a few small things from some of our favorite local shops. After all this momming and working and schooling? I’d say we deserve it.
So here are some curated, hand-picked items from local spots. Be sure to send to your loved ones as a hint hint. Or pick up an item or two for some of your gal pals – porch drop offs are the new happy hour!
Avery & Grey. I absolutely love these t-shirts (bonus: kid sizes available) by Avery & Grey. This is another good one that I purchased at a popup earlier this year. Great quality and such fun messages.
Nectar Republic. I love every candle in Nectar Republic (and really love their aroma bar events and actually had a reservation for me, my mom, and mother in law for Mother’s Day). But I think this Viral Assassin hand sanitizer spray would be an awesome gift idea in light of recent events (my order is on the way).
Julie Devore Handmade. We could all use a pop of bright vibrant color these days – how fun are these confetti multi-colored earrings or these studs (only $15 for a package of 3, the perfect porch drop-off idea).
Love of Character. So anything from LOC will make you happy – a balloon garland, stationary, coffee mugs. But I am partial to these corkcicle mugs – they are the perfect size and keep coffee hot all day long.
The Workroom. these stemless wine glasses Some of my favorite items in my home are from The Workroom. Like a metal bison envelope holder in my office and also east side/west side signs (I think they are sold out). Andare a family favorite.
Jenny Dawn Cellars. It doesn’t need to be Mother’s Day to receive wine. Support local and get your wine from Jenny Dawn Cellars!
Botanica. I think these Happy Honey Packets are the cutest gift idea – and only $10. They include honey, tea, and an artificial tulip to brighten anyone’s day!
Salon Brands. I get most of my hair products from Salon Brands, and they are always having great sales. Stocking up on dry shampoo is never a bad idea, especially during quarantine. They even have hand sanitizer in stock!
Andy’s Frozen Custard. Who doesn’t need a frozen treat? Specifically the Espresso or Jitterbug Concretes, complete with caffeine. So delicious!
Green Acres. All about immunity over here, and I’ve seen so many recommendations for the Wyldewood Cellars Elderberry Concentrate, I had to try it for my own family. I am sold! And you can pick some up at Green Acres.
Dr. Brian’s orthodontic dream began when he was just five years old. A few decades later, he is now thrilled to pick up the torch and carry on his dad’s 30-year legacy of orthodontic excellence in Wichita.
After receiving his dental degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2007, Dr. Brian was accepted into an advanced education program where he completed a year of specialized dental training. He then moved on to an internship with the world-renowned Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic in Pennsylvania. In 2011, Dr. Brian received his orthodontic certificate and Master’s degree from Indiana University. The combination of these distinctive experiences has developed Dr. Brian into a well-rounded orthodontist who strives for “more than a smile” with each patient he sees. Passionate about helping those in need in our community and across the world, Dr. Brian has volunteered in several public health clinics and has also taken dental outreach trips to Central and South America.
Dr. Brian has been married to his wife, Emily (also a Wichita native), since 2005. They have three children, Boone, Vera and Hazel. They are also proud parents to two golden retrievers. After many years away from home, they are grateful to settle in Wichita and serve the city they love.