Splurge: Birchwood and Pine

Birchwood and Pine, one of the latest boutiques to add some boho flavor to the downtown Canton cityscape, almost didn’t happen here. The desire to open her own store had burned bright in owner Rachel Lynn Jernigan over the years, but she had been seeking space in Kent or Hudson, close to where she lives.

Splurge: MarketPlace edition

The Hartville MarketPlace & Flea Market, an indoor retail mall and attached outdoor flea market, is an enormous and remarkably eclectic place. Vendor booths, on two levels, offer fresh meats and cheeses, memorial urns, wooden Amish-made furniture, Christian books, pottery, tutus for little girls, sports memorabilia, jewelry and so much more.

Splurge: Hot rocks edition

The idea for About’s monthly Splurge column was born from the 3/50 Project, a nationwide movement among local retailers to promote one thing—shopping locally. Each month, Splurge showcases unique products and gifts you can find right here in Stark County, each for about $50.