Our thanks to Jo Trizila of True Rest Float Spa ( for bringing our attention to American Express’ Small Business Saturday program this coming Saturday, November 30.

Now in its 10th year since being started by American Express, this day is an opportunity for folks across the country to seek out and patronize independent business owners and franchisees for all of their holiday shopping needs. Some of our favorite independent businesses include Tops Malibu for really magical gifts (, Soaring Eagle New Age Shop (, and  Westgate Jewelers ( We encourage you to look around the Internet as well as your own neighborhood to find unique independent businesses that you can shop this holiday season!

Small Business Saturday — Gotta Love It!