Our Story

Welcome to The Roxbury Local. My name is Lael Gibbs and I am the owner and founder of the shop. I live here in Roxbury, Connecticut with my husband, Brian, and our 2 kids. We love this little corner of Northwestern Connecticut. Life here is simple and small town. It’s not the life that Brian and I ever thought that we would live, but a life that we have really grown to enjoy, and couldn’t picture things any other way. We are small business owners, parents of 2 small children, and house flippers in our free time. It’s busy to say the least, but amongst the organized chaos, we always make time for family, friends, a little hiking, and local activities.

I started this shop in 2018 after spending years being impressed by locally-made products at weekend craft fairs. The quality of everything that I saw always felt like it belonged in high-end boutiques, and I wanted to find a way to be able to share them with people from all over the country. 

So, please take a look around. Everything offered here is locally made, and I hope that you are as impressed with the local talent as I am. Don’t forget to take a look at the vendor bios to get the full story about our products. And follow along on our blog to get to know me, my little family, and our life in the New England countryside.


Thanks for taking the time to visit us,