I feel so fortunate to live in an area with such vibrant local retail. I try to support our local friends and their creative establishments as much as possible. Recently, I stepped into the doors of Bloom in Chapel Hill's Southern Village. I needed to find a nice closing gift for a client and I knew I could count on the folks at Bloom to help me out. This sweet little store is filled with an eclectic mix of vintage finds, topiaries, lovely designer candles, and an assortment of personal and home accessories.