As a freelancer and the daughter of a woman who has always been self employed, I'm a big believer in small businesses. So I was very happy to see that this weekend's @instagram hashtag project theme was in support of family owned and run businesses: #WHPsmallshops. And just in time for Small Business Saturday too. One of my very favorite independently owned shops here in NYC is the oh-so-British @teaandsympathynyc on Greenwich Ave in the West Village. I had to go there upon returning from England this week because immediately I was in withdrawal; craving Yorkshire tea, digestives and proper Cadbury caramel chocolates. There's also a tea room and a fish n chip shop owned by the same couple next door, and they are of course from across the pond. This is a gem that I never tire of frequenting.