My mother and I talked back and forth about selling Envirosax at Blue Elephant. A couple weeks ago we went ahead and placed an order and they're now available for purchase! You can buy them individually for $8.95 or as a set of five for $39.95. If you check out our Facebook page, I have an album with each kind that is currently available.

We had differing views on what we would use these bags for, and I thought it was an interesting comparison.

Me: going to the river, visiting farmer's markets, running down to the corner market, lugging school books/supplies to and from campus

Mom: grocery shopping


Gungho Guides

I was hanging out on the porch one night last summer when my neighbor Drew came over for a visit. We had a conversation about the opening of Blue Elephant and similar quirky businesses that already existed in Richmond. You know, Chop Suey, Halcyon, and the like. Drew threw out the term "hipsterpreneur" and we joked about how there should be a local business group and stickers on shop doors proclaiming, "This Business is Hipster Approved." Well, Gungho Guides have basically done that.

Think of a mall map. But instead of a map of a mall in the suburbs filled with chains, it's a map of the city of Richmond filled with awesome local shops/restaurants/entertainment/venues. It's kind of amazing. You should check out their online companion site or pick up a free map next time you visit us here at Blue Elephant.


Strawberry Street Festival

This Saturday is the annual William Fox Elementary Strawberry Street Festival! They have lots of cool stuff going on: art and craft vendors, food, music, a book sale. You should totally go, and then visit us at Blue Elephant!

More info on the festival can be found here.