Ramble January 14, 2016 08:00
We've met a lot of really cool people recently, including local store owners here in Raleigh. As you may have seen on our social media, the 2016 UPstudio Planners are being carried in Gather Goods Co. and So & So Books, and Ramble Supply Co. is featuring both Planners and Everyday Cards. We're so excited to have started these relationships with some pretty fantastic stores, and wanted to take the time to highlight them as well. Today we're going to focus on Ramble.
Jessie Connor opened Ramble in November 2014, after moving from NYC and taking a sabbatical to do some travelling. Her life in New York was exciting, but she started to feel bogged down by the day to day grind of being overworked. As she contemplated her future, she made a tough decision to pack up and leave. If she missed NY, then she would return, but if she didn't, it was a sign to start on a new adventure. She literally explored different areas coast to coast before landing in Raleigh.
Having grown up in Wilmington and having family nearby, Raleigh naturally felt more like a place she could settle. Jessie's brother owns another local store and encouraged her to take her expertise from her previous job and open up a store to highlight quality products from all over the world. She did just that, and has been very successful for the past year.
The Ramble Supply Co. shop is beautiful and simply adorned with a well thought out layout. The A-framed displays and doorways create a unique character and coziness. The vibe is friendly and comfortable, and leaves you wanting more.
Beyond just a storefront, Ramble hosts some amazing classes and events, from DIY's to First Friday's and parties that you don't want to miss. Be on the lookout for their next event in January to learn how to make Kombaucha in a Fermentation Class.
note: see Ramble Supply Co. website for event dates
We especially love this little corner of Ramble, which UPstudio is privileged to call home for a while:
Next time you're in downtown Raleigh, make sure to stop in at Ramble and say hi to Jessie (and her adorable new puppy, Dolly!)