Last Thursday, we celebrated the 1 year anniversary of Local Root's opening, and what a year it has been! During the first 12 months, Local Root  has become a real destination for all things cooking - kitchen utensils, cookware and bakeware of the highest quality. We were excited to celebrate not only their first year in business, but also many more prosperous ones to come.

Local Root Turns One!

As with many of our events, flower arrangements (shown above in a Le Creuset Utensil Crock and below in a Jars Ceramics Karo Vase) were created by Hallie of Hallie's Flower Garden. She always does such a wonderful job! With a red and white theme, they fit the setting perfectly, and added a wonderful lush component to the store and the celebration.

Local Root Turns One!

Local Root Turns One!

We ordered in some platters from one of our favorite neighbors Formaggio, one loaded with cheese, the other with charcuterie.

Local Root Turns One!

As usual, they were beautiful, and delicious!

Local Root Turns One!

We also picked up some wine from Formaggio, hand-selected by their amazing staff to go well with the meats and cheeses.

Local Root Turns One!

Local Root Turns One!

And what kind of party would it have been without a cake?! And a big red velvet cake, to boot. It was simply decorated (by yours truly) with leftover cake crumbs, and filled and frosted liberally with cream cheese frosting. Always a winning combination!

Local Root Turns One!

Local Root Turns One!

Sabre Flatware Dots Charm Bread Knife in Red

Local Root Turns One!

Cake.

Local Root Turns One!

Happy guests!

All in all, it was a great evening. Much fun was had by all, and we got to see some very happy faces - both old and new! We were also excited to introduce the new Local Root store manager Kathy that evening, and she was on hand to greet guests and educate them on the plethora of merchandise.

Welcome to the team, Kathy, and here's to many more years of success for Local Root!