Little Leaf

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I’m sure you’re all familiar with Little Leaf, the absolutely Instagramable paper-goods and plant store from the founders of Salt and Sundry. We’ve seen photos flying around social media and wanted to see what all the buzz was about. We stopped by on a Thursday after work, I would recommend visiting at a similar time as we were two of the few shoppers there. The staff greets you right as you walk in (big positive for me) and the store is very well laid out making it easy to navigate.

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It’s so light and airy on the inside it makes you want to buy everything and bring it home. As someone who loves the idea of plants, but is nervous about actually buying them, I loved how many succulents and cactus’ they had. I felt like most things were affordable, specifically the plants as T reminded me (her mom is a florist so she’s my go-to on all things plant related). In fact, she even made a good point. Yes – the succulents can get a little pricey. Buuut – you’re paying for them to be pre-potted in cute and unique pots and vases. Sure, you could go buy a cheaper hens & chicks (T’s personal favorite succulent, and available at Little Leaf) for $6 or $7 dollars at Home Depot, or another garden store, but it is unlikely that the planter will be as cute, or that it will be ready to go. Plus, as long as you give them plenty of light and a little bit of water, they can last for months! So, all-in-all, if you want a unique and fairly sturdy plant, these are worth the investment.

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They had everything from plants (obviously), to candles, to flowerpots/holders, to greeting cards, to jewelry. It’s a great place to pick up a unique gift for a wedding shower, housewarming, birthday, or any event in-between. Also, let’s be real, they have some treat yo’ self gifts in there that would be perfect for a Sunday Spa Day.

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Another cool thing about Salt and Sundry’s little sister is that, like Salt and Sundry, it supports local DC artists and companies! Shopping ‘small’ in a big city can be tough, but Little Leaf helps you support your community by specifically carrying items made by DC-based hands. Now, not everything in the store is DC-made, but the fact that it is something they consider when stocking makes it a really attractive find.

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This store pretty much looks like your perfect home office. Desk accessories, little goodies, and plants adore. There are some high-ticket items, but it is definitely worth a peek if you’re looking for a treat for yourself, or a friend!

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Overall, we would recommend visiting, if for nothing else than apartment inspiration.