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Take Care of Home First

Friday will be my first day "officially" working in 2014, as I wanted a day to get my household back to normal before I start to push forward with professional goals for the New Year. A few weeks ago, I joined an effort to shed some light on local businesses through Shop Small Saturday, Buy Local Week, and Pinterest's Hometown Pins Competition. In an effort to be globally competitive and create a sustainable earth, sometimes we forget one of our first lessons: take care of home.

The holiday season, and the sense of community we experienced, was a great reminder of how much buying power we each have every day. One of my "resolutions" is to patronize businesses that invest in the community I live whenever possible. Before I was an entrepreneur, I was a writer. So, I thought it'd be fitting to focus on my favorite writing spots in my hometown for my submission to Pinterest. Below, are my 2014 Picks for the best places to write in Ann Arbor.

  1. Biggby Coffee
  2. Coffeehouse Creamery
  3. Star's Cafe
  4. Great Lakes Chocolate & Coffee
  5. Sweetwater's Coffee and Tea
  6. Barnes and Noble Cafe
  7. Vinology
  8. Espresso Royale
  9. Elixir Vitae Coffee and Tea
  10. Pilar's Tamales
  11. Nicola's Books
  12. Bookbound
  13. Literati
  14. The Songbird Cafe

Lastly, here is a video mashup of some of the best locally owned storefronts in Ann Arbor.


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