You are invited to our
FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY
Saturday, September 7 from 8am - 10pm
830am-10am - $10 Chair Massages and Hand Massages from Danette’s Urban Oasis and TEAmosas
1030am - Storytime and Donut holes, with Bethany Fort (local Children’s Librarian) and Angela (Monkey and Dog Books)
10am-4pm - Free Tea-toned Cyanotype Art Project with Art Room
130pm - Yoga + Storytime with Brooke Blakenship (Yogi Squad)
2pm-5pm - Shae Shaw, the Party Poet and personalized poetry $5/poem
4pm - Cake Smash and Cupcakes
7-10pm - Leaves After Hours, featuring music from Matt Van Y and Blaine Mitchell
All Day - Birthday Selfie Station and Birthday Haiku
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LEAVES!
It’s our FIRST birthday, and we are so excited to celebrate with our friends and customers. During the week of September 1-7, we’ll be handing out a special birthday card with every purchase (limit 1 to customer, please). We’ve teamed up with 30+ friends to offer you some exciting promotions during the entire month of September. You can choose up to four total offers to redeem up (only one per place), but we hope you’ll visit as many of these great businesses as possible. Bring back your filled card for a free cup of tea on us. We hope you’ll support these local businesses in honor of our birthday.
Just to recap:
Receive a LEAVES BIRTHDAY CARD with any purchase during the week of September 1-7
Choose up to FOUR offers at participating businesses to redeem during the month of September
Bring back your filled card for a FREE cup of tea before the end of the year.
Alchemy Pops: BOGO50% off
411 S Main St Suite 109, 76104
Our handcrafted gourmet pops will make you feel as great as they taste! We use fresh, all-natural ingredients in delicious flavors for all ages! Pop by to find your new favorite flavor!
Owner Carolyn Phillips has been a good friend and fellow GSD (Get Sh*t Done) accountability partner. She led one of our Booked: a business book club discussions about Traction by Gino Wickman. Alchemy Pops has also partnered with us at events like our Boggle Tournament, Storytime and Yoga, our Grand Opening Celebration, and Third Thursday.
Amphibian Stage Productions: BOGO ticket to SHE-WOLF
120 S Main St, 76104
Amphibian Stage Productions strives to produce innovative and engaging theater that inspires new ideas, opens new doors, and increases our understanding of the vast world around us.
Amphibian Stage Productions is an important neighbor and contributor to our community. Our staff recently enjoyed seeing (and laughing-until-we-snorted) Gutenberg: The Musical! together. Artistic Director Kathleen Culebro supports us frequently by ordering her books through us, rather than Amazon (and sharing about it on social media!). Our founder sits on the Amphibian Board of Directors and her daughter takes stilt-walking class through their Tadpoles program.
Arcadia Coffee: 50% off any drink
105 S Main St, 76104
Arcadia is a space for creatives, people who want to communicate through the arts, be it coffee, food, art, music, or literature. We want a space that people can come together and make magic.
Arcadia Coffee brings an artistic vibe into the coffee scene in South Main Village. Owner Carrie Collins is a funky and fun neighbor, with a welcoming heart, and some addictive coffee. Her house-made “Cosmic Syrup” makes any cup of coffee or latte out-of-this-world.
Cannon Chinese Kitchen: 15% off your food purchase
304 W Cannon St., Ft. Worth, Tx 76104
We are not your typical Chinese restaurant (American or Traditional). We utilize fresh produce and quality meats prepared with unique Chinese ingredients in our creation of flavorful dishes. Set in a restored 1930s home, striking wallpaper and plush furniture help create a fun environment with the warmth of dining at Grandma’s.
Cannon has been a fantastic partner and friend to work with. Together we have hosted A Taste of South Main, and they are always willing to participate in neighborhood-wide events and promotions. Plus, we just love their food because it is so incredibly delicious.
Commonplace Books: 15% off any purchase
1701 River Run Unit 161, Fort Worth, TX 76107
We specialize in building a flourishing environment for the life of the mind, and our shop bustles with the excitement of open minds and overflowing words. Our shop invites patrons to imagine, linger and question their world. We believe that books are a powerful medium to connect people to one another and spread ideas that matter.
We’ve been following Commonplace Books since they opened their first location in Oklahoma City. It’s exciting to have another bookstore in Fort Worth who desires to foster community and thoughtfulness, and we have enjoyed getting to know their shop owner and manager. They truly are kind and collaborative.
Cowtown Made: BOGO Cowtown Made exclusive glassware and mugs
3608 Pershing Ave, 76107
Cowtown Made is a collection of Fort Worth and Texas inspired gifts and home decor. They love to collaborate with other artists to create new ideas and products.
Whitney Howell is a new friend and fellow sojourner in the small business community here in Fort Worth. She works hard to promote and collaborate with other small businesses, especially at her brick and mortar, The Collective, which allows other small businesses to lease space, hold pop-ups, and support one another. We feature her glasses when we serve specialTEA drinks during After Hours.
Crittenden the Studio: 20% off all vintage art, glass, and ceramics
120 St Louis Ave #113, 76104
A true boutique experience like no other. Pure General Hairdressing set in a beautiful oasis of art and design. The perfect place to unplug and regenerate, or the quiet you need to work through your appointment without distractions or shared time.
George is a fantastic neighbor in our little corner of St. Louis Avenue, and is all around “good people.” He also might be one of the most creative people we’ve ever met, and we always look forward to see what he’s up to next. We also enjoy participating in Third Thursday and co-hosting some of the Fort Worth Woke Book Club meetings with him.
Danette’s Urban Oasis: Free hot stones with purchase of massage
101 S Jennings Ave #103, 76104
Danette's Urban Oasis is a spa and boutique merged into one. Danette Wicker, your massage therapist and nail tech, provides a one on one experienced that is never rushed and tailored to sooth and relax. When you are finished with your massage, stay and look around our boutique.
Danette is a community advocate who not only supports local small business on her social media channels, but who actively supports them with her dollars. She has partnered with us on our Mother’s Day Market and for #hitpause Chair and Hand massages, and we enjoy participating in Third Thursday with her. Plus, she helps our owner reduce the toil of entrepreneurial stress on the body with her massage therapy work.
Dough Boy Donuts: Buy any donut, get a free glazed donut
4910 Camp Bowie Blvd, 76107
Since 2014, Dough Boy Donuts specializes in dough that is made from scratch, in-house daily. We roll, cut and fry donuts fresh throughout the day ensuring that warm donuts are regularly available and no donuts are dressed until you order them!
Melvin makes some of the best donuts in town, with a tender yet doughy consistency and delicious, well-crafted toppings. He’s been a fellow GSD accountability partner and has collaborated with us for our Donut Hole and Tea Pairing and cinnamon rolls for Cinnamon Roll Saturdays. Swing by his shop to try his new breakfast sandwiches and sausage rolls.
Ephemera Terrariums: Free extra plant when you Make Your Own Terrarium
1208 W Magnolia Ave #106, 76104
Founded by husband & wife duo Frank Garcia & Suz Reyes, the pair combined Suz's floral & plant industry background, with Frank's upbringing in DIY culture, to form their unique blend of plants and ephemera with a heavy focus on creativity. They relocated to Frank's native home of Fort Worth, Texas in 2014 and are on their 4th year at their brick and mortar location.
Frank and Suz are salt-of-the-Earth folks who have such a calm presence. We could make terrariums all day in their lovely little shop, and definitely recommend that you spend some time there.
Funky Picnic Brewery & Cafe: $1 off any appetizer
401 Bryan Ave Suite 117, 76104
Built upon a shared love of beer, bread, and the great outdoors, Funky Picnic encourages you to always seek adventure—whether it's trying a challenging hike or a brand-new beer style. We see beer as a path to creativity and community, which is why we work with local artists and producers to furnish the funky, industrial, earthy interior of our family-friendly brewpub.
We’ve enjoyed getting to know Samantha and Collin as they embarked upon this endeavor to provide great beer in an unpretentious setting. We have appreciated connecting with Sam as a fellow female business owner, especially in a male-dominated specialty. We also enjoy participating in Third Thursday with them.
Game Theory: South Main Settlers drink (made with our tea, in honor of our birthday!) for $6
804 S Main St, 76104
Drop in and play one of the many board games we have in stock while enjoying some tasty food and drinks. Looking to try something new? Our Game Guides are here to help, setup and teach any of our games, so you can focus on having fun. We can accommodate groups of all sizes, all skill levels, all ages, and all personalities. There's something here for everyone.
Erika and Patrick are kind and hard-working folks who have participated with us during our monthly Booked: a business book club meeting. Our family recently hung out in their newly-opened shop and found a new game that we all love. We share a similar vision of helping our community be present and active together, so we’re excited that they are our neighbors!
gifted.: 20% off your purchase
212 Carroll St #110, 76107
Gifted is Fort Worth’s destination lifestyle shop for the well-curated. We highlight design-conscious home and personal gifts for the creative individual. We seek out purposeful and unique products to provide customers a hand selected assortment for discovering. The brands we bring to customers eschew trends while celebrating the artful and timeless.
Esther Miller is a new friend who feels like she has been a friend forever. When you talk with her and realize how thoughtful she is, you immediately understand how her shop feels so welcoming and thoughtful.
The Grand Berry Theater: $5 ticket to any showtime
2712 Weisenberger St, 76107
The Grand Berry Theater is a mission-driven, community-based business which strives to create a unique, high quality movie going experience by: 1) Promoting community within the theater and beyond by connecting strangers who might not otherwise meet and encouraging understanding through our diverse offerings. 2) Being accessible and welcoming to everyone in Fort Worth and beyond by being affordable and by offering a diverse range of programming.
Brooke and Jimmy Sweeney are bringing to Fort Worth a much-needed gathering place for people to experience quality, though-provoking and people-connecting films. And they also might be some of the nicest people you’ve ever met. We’ll be partnering with them during our Harry Potter read-aloud, as well as any other events we can dream up together. We’re excited to see how they impact their community and the rest of Fort Worth.
Gypsy Scoops: BOGO Free (of equal or lesser value)
321 S Main St, 76104
We are independently and locally-owned. We specialize in specialty ice creams, donut sandwiches, Belgian waffles and so much more. We even have an entire ice cream truck which allows us to scoop up the fun and cater to your local events. We pride ourselves on being family-focused, serving fun flavors of homemade ice cream, and creating numerous types of deserts.
Gypsy Scoops serves some pretty amazing ice cream right within walking distance of both our home and the shop. Julie has partnered with us on Small Business Saturday, After Hours and various collaborative giveaways.
HopFusion Ale Works: $3 Feisty Leaves (Feisty Blond with our Citrus Peach Sparkling Tea)
200 E Broadway Ave, 76104
Creativity is at the heart of everything we do at HopFusion Ale Works. We are motivated by innovation and art, and we decided to fuse those concepts into our brewery. Open 6-days-a-week and offering live music, karaoke and NOW Beer-to-go! our custom-built taproom offers a unique experience for parties or just hanging with friends on the patio.
HopFusion is pretty much the reason that you all get to enjoy our Sparkling Tea. Thanks to Matt Hill, we figured out how to create a consistent product (and keg it!), and now it’s one of our most popular drinks in the shop. They’ve also been a great encouragement and collaborator with us on things like Third Thursday (before we had a shop!), our Grand Opening, and other collaborative projects and giveaways.
Icon Bread: Free loaf of sourdough bread
Icon specializes in San Francisco-style sourdough, which is mildly sour, with hints of whole wheat. We currently offer four varieties--garlic rosemary sourdough, cherry chocolate sourdough, a whole wheat seeded sourdough, and classic sourdough.
Icon Bread is our new neighbor on St. Louis Avenue, and we can’t wait to be able to walk next door to grab a loaf of their amazing bread. Trent is a super friendly guy, and we love hanging out with his daughter, one of our most enthusiastic young tea drinkers, when she’s around. We look forward to collaborating with them in the future!
Loft 22: BOGO cookie or cupcake
106 E Daggett Ave, 76104
Our goal is to have the free spirit of creativity and sophistication to take our clients vision and event to the next level. We love innovation of design using vintage southern charm.
Tareka combines her artistry and her baking to create some gorgeous works of (edible) art. She also has a huge heart and smile. She made an awesome cake for our Grand Opening, simply as a “welcome to the neighborhood” . . . that’s some kind of hospitality!
LTO: Free in-store surprise with purchase
411 S Main St #117, 76104
Shop our fresh, bold collection of home furnishings, fashion, unexpected gifts and curated accessories. LTO combines what is happening now with meaningful pieces from the past to create a patina for modern living.
We love looking through LTO for unique gifts for special people, and we appreciate the support from Jana, Becky, and the LTO team in many of our collaborative promotions and enjoy participating in Third Thursday with them.
Megan Thorne Atelier: 15% off your purchase (excluding engagement rings)
120 St Louis Ave Suite 141, 76104
I began my career as a fashion designer of fine lingerie, so you may find my love for patterns, textiles, and lace delicately passed on to precious metals and gemstones throughout our collection. At Megan Thorne Fine Jewels we seek to style fluid femininity with timeless vintage notes as a subtle sparkle of personal expression.
Megan and Jaz are hardworking and generous neighbors who care about the quality of their work, as well as the quality of their relationships with others. We appreciate that they actively support our shop, and we look forward to collaborating with them more in the future.
Monkey and Dog Books: 20% off any book purchase
3608 W 7th St, 76107
Monkey and Dog serves as a place for EVERYONE to find, read, and talk about their favorite books. Catering specifically to the individuality of each reader's interests, we make recommendations to help readers pursue their interests and discover new ones.
Shelley might be the sweetest bookshop owner you have ever met. She is thoughtful and kind, with a fun sense of humor. She’s also very knowledgable about books (especially children’s books) and always has a great recommendation.
Morgan Mercantile: Offer details coming soon
121 S Main St Suite 1, 76104
We produce quality goods. At Morgan Mercantile, our primary focus is to serve you with an enhanced customer service, direct lines of communication from start to finish, and a more efficient production schedule that allows for the fastest turn around times. Whether it is sourcing and printing the softest shirt, designing the perfect graphic, or producing a unique custom product for your business; we are here for you.
Kala and Chance are new friends and neighbors who have jumped right in to participate on various promotions and collaborations. They are a wonderful addition to our community, and their shirts are among our family’s favorites. They also made our fantastic Leaves Tote bags that we introduced at the Used Book Swap and now have available in the shop.
Record Town: $10 off purchase of $30 or more
120 St Louis Ave #105, 76104
Fort Worth’s iconic music store since 1957, providing music lovers the best in new and vintage vinyl. Record Town is a cultural landmark and historic treasure deeply rooted in Fort Worth’s rich music heritage.
It’s so fun to be next-door-neighbors with Record Town! In our shop we often play “is the customer coming to the shop or the record store” and 50% of the time we guess incorrectly! Record Town has an extremely varied customer base that speaks to the wide-spread appreciation of vinyl. We’ve collaborated with them on both promotions and daily issues that pop up in either of our shops.
Shinjuku Station: 15% off your food purchase
711 W Magnolia Ave, 76104
Shinjuku Station is an izakaya style restaurant that serves traditional small plates – perfect for sharing. Located in the Near Southside of Fort Worth on Magnolia Avenue, friends and family are welcome to come in and unwind with good food, good drinks, and great hospitality. Shinjuku Station offers indoor and outdoor dining, a delicious menu, and a full bar which includes hand-crafted cocktails and an extensive sake list.
Shinjuku owner Casey Kha has been a great friend to us, sharing entrepreneurial ups and downs, seasoned insights, and plenty of encouragement. Shinjuku has also collaborated on several promotions with us and is a great partner in the community.
Stage West: $5 off a full-priced ticket in September
821 W Vickery Blvd, 76104
Stage West is a highly-respected regional theatre founded in 1979. The organization's mission is to entertain, inspire, and challenge through great live theatre and to offer exceptional low-cost and/or free educational outreach services to the community at large.
We participated in Stage West’s MADE event before we even opened our brick and mortar, and have continued participating every year since then because it’s just such a fun event. Dana Schultes is always ready to partner with us on joint promotions. Additionally, our founders’ daughter participated in one of their summer theater camps and had a blast!
Stir Crazy Baked Goods: BOGO cupcake
1251 W Magnolia Ave, 76104
We like to say we make baked goods the way your grandmother used to...if what your grandmother made kicked some serious ass.
We don’t even know where to begin in sharing about our friends at Stir Crazy. Robbie and Adam Werner have been friends our owner since high school, and they have been some of our loudest cheerleaders since we ever shared the idea of a opening a bookstore. They partner with us daily by providing baked goods for our customers to enjoy, and have collaborated with us on everything we ask them to, including our Grand Opening, Booked: a business book club, Summer Reading Challenge celebration, Cake Day on Fridays, Third Thursday, and various promotions, just to name a few examples! They are good friends, dedicated community builders and advocates, and inspiring GSD accountability partners.
The Collective Brewing Project - 20% of your tab
112 St Louis Ave, 76104
The Collective Brewing Project is Fort Worth, TX's destination for Funky and Sour beer. Located in the Near Southside just south of downtown, our brewhouse pumps out beer to fill our coolship, foeders, and the many barrels that line our walls.
If you’ve ever asked us where we are located, we will proudly tell you we are next door to The Collective Brewing Project. These guys are great neighbors, always with their doors open to sharing ideas, hosting events, and joining in promotions. They have partnered with us on Third Thursday and will be working with us on some specific future events.
The Dusty Biscuit: 20% off any beignet order (at a pop-up)
We cook up hot, fresh, French Quarter style beignets with Fort Worth flavor! Based in South Fort Worth, we take that Cafe du Monde vibe and remix it with creative glazes, flavors, and dustings. All of our cooking is done on-location to give your guests a special treat.
We are so proud of our food entrepreneur friend Trey for launching his beignet bar pop up business this past Spring and then going gang-busters ever since. We have loved partnering with him on our Mardi Gras celebration, Boggle tournament, and After Hours, as well as hosting him for some of his initial taste testing. Plus he always keeps us laughing with his wit and humor. Keep a look out for this new up-and-comer!
The Greenhouse 817: BOGO50% off
411 S Main St, 76104
From making a mess of her mother’s garden at a young age, to working with an event florist and learning floral design as an adult, Deryk Poyner has always felt a special connection to plants. Dissatisfied with the more traditional designs found in local florist shops, Deryk created The Greenhouse 817 to bring modern, unique botanical designs to Fort Worth.
Deryk is a floral genius and great gal. We’ve appreciated getting to know her because while she may be soft-spoken, she has a spunky side that has helped her build an amazing business. We have gotten to collaborate with her on Third Thursday and some other joint promotions, and we love to wander through her beautiful shop when we are in the 4 Eleven.
The Table Market + Culinary Studio: 15% off any cooking class
120 St Louis Ave #103, 76104
The Table is a combined retail market and culinary studio dedicated to showcasing a wide variety of rotating products including produce, breads, cheeses, oils, and meats. Also, you will find an assortment of ready-to-eat items such as soups, entrees, dumplings etc. The Table will host cooking classes, workshops, and dining experiences to the Fort Worth community with a focus on seasonality and craftsmanship.
We are very much looking forward to our new neighbors opening their space, but have already benefited from their hospitality and their kindness. They are always open to partnering with us, and we have enjoyed teaming up on Dumpling and Pho Pop-ups, After Hours, and other joint promotions.
Three Danes Inn: Sparkling wine or cider and chocolate-covered strawberries with any reservation in September or gift card purchased in September
712 May St, 76104
Hygge is a Danish word that essentially means "creating a cozy environment where one can enjoy life's simple pleasures with family and friends". Our wish is that you will feel at home during your stay and that you will take a little hygge with you when you leave.
Hygge could be a Danish word that means Jim Johnson and Darlene Marks because they exude the cozy hospitality that the word implies. They are good friends, active supporters of the shop, and enjoyable to spend time with. We have partnered with them on High Teas (at the Inn), A Taste of South Main Village, our Grand Opening, and many joint promotions.
Tribe Alive: Free gift (tote bag) with purchase
1455 W Magnolia Ave, Ste 109, 76104
Tribe Alive empowers women around the world to find financial freedom through safe and meaningful employment at living wages. As a company, we measure success by impact, not profits. Our model is moving the fashion industry toward a more humane approach, where the Earth and the maker are valued equally to the customer.
Carly Burson is a lovely person with a huge heart. Her beautiful shop, with it’s clean color palette and thoughtfully-crafted clothes creates a peace-filled shopping experience. We’ve appreciated her support of our shop, even through hosting meetings at our big table sometimes, and they are always game for joint collaborations.
Winton and Waits: Free Signature W&W candle ($36 retail value) with purchase of $50 or more
411 S Main St Suite 121, 76104
Winton + Waits is a new online and retail experience out of Fort Worth, TX. This curated lifestyle brand carries products that are intentionally designed to tell a story and are sold to create an impact in our city and around the globe.
The ladies at Winton and Waits are a pleasure to work with, both as neighbors and community partners, and as you shop for clothes, accessories, and gifts. We have partnered with them on Third Thursday and many joint promotions.