Smile Politely


Golden Weather has the goods

Golden Weather Goods owner Erin McGill is bringing a kinder narrative to Champaign retail via independent and local makers, thoughtfully sourced goods, and a philosophy of warmth and appreciation.

Abecedarian Amble: N is for Number

N is for Number. A roll of the dice. A scratch-off to hold your breath for. The formula that describes the spirals of a pinecone. The charisma quotient of your Stout Halfling. And so much more.

Talking green at Plantify

Plantify owners Long Luu and Giang Pham discuss their store in downtown Champaign, plant care, and why we buy houseplants.