You know I’ve already named myself Self-Declared Galveston Ambassador, right? I’m still deciding on if I should go with a sash or a crown….
Well, as part of my responsibilities, I get calls, emails, and texts–no kidding–from my non-Galveston friends (or their friends that they send my way) at least once a week asking me about what there is to do in Galveston: where to stay, where to eat, where to shop. You get the idea.
As I was responding to a friend of a friend who was wondering about taking her twin 3-year-olds to Pleasure Pier, I told this to the world travel expert MommyPoints (the most prolific blog post writer and winner of blogging) and she said, “Well, do you have a blog post you can send them to?” Ummm, no. I have it written down on my blog post to-do list for the past 5 years. Does that count?
So, I’m going to start to post things one at a time or as I can get to it, so I’ll have a place to point people.
First things first. You know it is critically important to me that I support small businesses,
so the first place I want to mention is the Kitchen Chick. You can’t miss it on the corner of Market Street downtown. (2402 Market St; closed on Tuesdays)
It’s the most darling little boutique kitchen shop you’ve ever seen
with the cutest displays.She’s recently moved from her adorable but tiny space we first started going to when we finally ventured away from the beach and started exploring Galveston downtown to this big, beautiful space on Market Street.
It’s a great place for cool kitchen gifts:
How cute are these TX ice cubes? I use them for my afternoon iced coffee.
I went in on my last visit to pick up a gift certificate, and I asked about her kids’ cooking classes and camps. It turned out that we magically had this week available and I had a client waiting on me to come back for a shoot, so I booked it for my daughter. Although my little dude likes cooking, he’s not interested in moving beyond scrambled eggs at this point.
Here are a few fun shots from camp.
She even has a cute table for “making” sandwiches and cookies for your littles……and a spot for Little Brother to sit when he’s waiting on pickup after class (and Momma to finish taking pictures).
The best part is after class is over, your tiny chef comes out with recipes and a little taste testing. I’ll take that, thank you….
The Chick is already kind of Galveston famous (really, everyone I’ve told why we’re here this week knows you!), but if you’re from out of town and haven’t heard of this lovely shop, stop in and say hi–and support a small business, of course.
Or you might spy it from the Galveston Duck Tour (post to come on my review of that adventure):
Thanks, Galveston and Kitchen Chick, for another wonderful week of family memories!
If you’re a Galveston business owner or know a Galveston shop who would be perfect for a review on here, give me a shout.
508.768.5808 or firstname.lastname@example.org
You need to check out Blu newly relocated to the Strand.
JB, great idea! I have been in there, and it’s super cute. I will go check it out again next time I’m there. Thanks!
Great blog post! I’ll be sure to share with colleagues and friends who are always looking for new vacation spots!