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  • Three Years of Bliss

      Hello All,    My name is Brittany, I am the owner of The Shoe Attic. I have not wrote a blog post or shared with you all in a while so I am taking this opportunity to do so. This past November my little shop celebrated its three year anniversary! As I look back at the past three years and how much the shop has changed, I am still astonished at how the morals of what I wanted my shop to be have not.   I opened The Shoe Attic with the intention of this little boutique being a safe...

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  • Christmas in November

    Everyone knows as soon as October 31st is over, the very next day stores start plugging in the Christmas music and the decorations start coming out. I know why stores do it, it is because Christmas is the biggest shopping season of the year! They have to start pushing sales early and get everyone in the Christmas spirit to make sure they start doing their Christmas shopping. However, since I have worked in retail for a long time, it drives me crazy how soon stores start preparing for Christmas. By the time December comes around, it feels like the magic...

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  • Growing up Williamsburg

    Everyone always asked me, what there is to do in Williamsburg? Being a local, people always thought that I was bored and never had anything to do growing up, especially in my teenage years. Well to be honest, sometimes it was hard to find things to do, because on one hand it is a college town, due to hosting one of the oldest college’s in history, and on the other hand, it is Colonial Williamsburg, where everyone comes to explore how Williamsburg came to be. In a nutshell, I definitely come from a tourist town, and even though it may...

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  • Thanksgiving!

    Whenever Halloween comes around we all know that Thanksgiving is just around the corner. I don’t know about you guys, but Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year. Not only is their tons of great foods to look forward to, but it’s also a time for the family to all come together. This holiday really starts the beginning of the holiday season, because not far after Thanksgiving comers Christmas. There is always one down side to the holiday season coming and that is the diet goes out the window! I just can’t help myself, especially because family...

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  • Sweater Weather

    So I don’t know about you guys, but I am so excited that fall is almosthere! The boots are coming back, as well as the adorable boot socks that go with them. Don’t forget the great scarves and hats to join the boots too. I honestly can say that fall is one of the best seasons, because it is not too cold, but it is just cold enough where you can dress up an outfit with scarves, hats, and even some really stylist jackets. Fall is also a time when Williamsburg is really beautiful, especially in the colonial area. The...

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  • Back to School

    Now that school is back in session, parents may be wondering… What can I dowith my kids on the weekend in Williamsburg that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg? Well, believe it or not, there are tons of things to do that doesn’t burn a hole in your pocket. One of the great things that Williamsburg has is city parks. Everywhere you turn around there is a park where kids can run around, and maybe they can even make some new friends? You and your family can take a picnic lunch and make a great afternoon out of it!...

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  • Occasion for the Arts

    One of the biggest events in Williamsburg is coming around the corner and I know the town will be buzzing about this event for months to come! I’m talking about the Occasion for the Arts that will be taking place October 3rd through 4th.  If you have never heard about this event before, well let me tell you, it is one AMAZING weekend! The Occasion for the Arts is when local artists from all around bring their artwork to display and sell. Not only is there some amazing artwork shown, but there is also great music performances and great food!...

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  • Gallery Craw

      Do you want to enjoy a night full of eating, drinking, and seeing amazing things? Well the Gallery Crawl in Williamsburg is the place to be! Before the Occasion for the Arts that takes places on the first weekend of October, there is an event called the Gallery Crawl. This event will take place on the Thursday before the Occasion of the Arts, which will be October 1st this year. For the low price of $40.00 you will be able to drink wine and eat different types of foods while chartered all around the city to some great galleries...

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  • Story Telling

      You ever wonder why you buy the shoes you do? Do you think about why you needed those particular shoes at that particular moment? Well, shoes always have a story to tell at any age. I know when I go into my closet I’m not looking at just shoes, but I’m also looking at memories. Just take baby shoes for example. People might wonder why I have so many shoes to begin with, and I tell them that shoes are my best form of self-expression. They are not just expressive for the fashion sense, but the story that is...

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  • Let’s Shop Local Williamsburg!

    Did you know that the every third Thursday of the month is shop local day? Did you know that great retailers and professional businesses give amazing discounts on those days? Well if you didn’t, you do know! Some retailers and professional businesses have become a part of the Chesapeake Bank shop local. Small businesses are some of the best places to shop in Williamsburg, because not only do they have great products, but they also want to truly connect to their customer! Do you ever remember a time when you walked into a major retail store and got completely ignored...

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