So I had a meeting downtown, and as I departed during rush hour, I faced a virtual parking lot on SR 408. Not wanting to move at a glacial pace, I took a detour to visit one of my favorite shops in Orlando. As I entered the Gypsy Apothecary Herb and Metaphysical Shoppe (https://www.gypsyherbshop.com/), I basked in the instant feeling of peace and serenity. One of the thousand things I love about the Gypsy Apothecary is that it feeds my passion for herbs and crystals. I also appreciate that it is a small, locally owned business.
As I prepared to purchase my honeysuckle (a must have herb in your home apothecary to ward off illness), I caught a glimpse of some beautiful rings. I was immediately attracted to the one pictured above. This silver plated prehnite ring was calling my name. It was not only lovely, but the prehnite is a significant crystal for any collector.
“Prehnite is considered a stone of unconditional love and the crystal to heal the healer. It enhances precognition and inner knowing. Enables you always to be prepared. Prehnite calms the environment and brings peace and protection. It teaches how to be in harmony with nature and the elemental forces.”
Do you have a favorite, locally owned “go to” shop in your city? Leave a comment with the name, specialty, and web address, so we can all help local businesses prosper.