So I park my car and go into this cozy shop; Abel & Lovely.
I fell in love with the place. The feeling was cozy, indie and rustic.
I talked to the owner, Kristen Baker, who was writing her holiday cards while I browsed. She was so nice and welcoming -the whole place was really. She let me take pictures of her gorgeous store and made me feel at home. I don’t think I’ve ever felt that comfortable in a small, local shop before. It almost felt more like a home than a store, I wanted to stay and look at everything.
Abel & Lovely carries work from local artists, vintage items and other fun things. From candles, to vintage typewriters to body products -they have a wide variety of unique items.
Not only do I plan on going back, but I plan on going back this week -before I leave for Long Island for the holidays. (Kristen told me she lived in Stonybrook -small world, huh?)