Angela Overman, a longtime software engineer and owner of The Happy Hippy, said that owning her own business has been a lifelong dream. (APRIL GUILMET PHOTO)
Happy Hippy Boutique creates 'good vibes' in Windham
The Derry resident, who worked as a software engineer for more than 15 years, said she realized a lifelong dream when she opened her Windham business, The Happy Hippy Boutique, last month.
"This is something I've been thinking about for a long time," Overman said recently as she sat behind the counter of her 11 Rockingham Road shop.
Overman said all of her merchandise is either made in the U .S. or imported from fair trade merchants.
During a recent visit to the store, Overman's own hand lathed wooden bowls and cooking utensils were among the products offered for sale.
The store also features paintings by Nashua artist Samina Iqbal and handmade hula hoops by Salem's Janelle Hughes, owner of Hoop Love.
She said it was the perfect opportunity to give folks a little taste of the latest fitness trend.
Overman said she definitely plans to feature some additional local merchants' wares in her store on a consignment basis.
For more information, visit www.thehappyhippy.com or call 458-2465.