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Design of Mine a fashion boutique at the West End in Gloucester, MA is open for business during the winter. Come visit!
Going on vacation to a warmer destination, or not ?
The Flutter Shawl is a perfect accent piece for any wardrobe…just throw it on and go…
Day or evenings out…beach cover and more…
Come see our beautiful selection of silk, silk like, polycotton blend. We also have beautiful velvet burnouts. Oh and don’t forget the bling!
Design of Mine
33 Main Street
New Winter hours through March
Sunday & Monday 11am-5pm
Closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays *Open Feb 13th & 14th for Valentines Day♡
Thurs, Fri and Sat 11am-5pm
Owner/ Store manager Melissa Tarr
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Check out the many ways to wear right here >
In case you missed the wonderful tv special about these local businesses, here’s the link to watch the video (it’s not on YouTube, yet or downloadable or I’d upload it here in the post): CHRONICLE WCVB Channel 5: Business Meeting: The Women of the Byway,plus stills from the Chronicle video (all images in this post are from the Chronicle story shot by Carl Vieira), and some of the transcription excerpt from the show:
“THIS IS CHRONICLE ON WCVB CHANNEL 5. One, two, three…”We have a little bit of everything”…seven, eight, nine…”And we specialize in mid-century Danish modern furnishings…” Along this Massaschusetts shoreline, a sisterhood of shops invites browsing…”There’s room enough in this business for everyone”…
JOIN OUR BUSINESS MEETING. NEXT. ON CHRONICLE…[CREDITS/MUSIC]
host Anthony Everett- “Good evening. Working Women are our focus tonight. Opening night of the 13th Annual Massachusetts Conference For Women at the Boston Convention Center (Boston). And Shanya Seymour is there now.
host Shayna Seymour– “Hi, Anthony! Well, thousands of women have gathered here to hear Gloria Steinem, and I just got off the stage with Bethanny Frankel and she’s going to join us a little bit later in this show. Now, the conference also features professional networking. Best selling authors are here to talk, as well as products from many different female entrepreneurs…NOW, many of those entreprenurs are women that (narrator) may have met on a very scenic north shore shopping trail!”
[cue to story produced by Clint Conley and vidographer Carl Vieira, and narrated by _____]
“(Narrator) The Essex Scenic Coastal Byway. Ninety miles of salt marsh and working waterfronts, dotted with famous clam shacks, antique stores, and open coastal dreamscapes, stretching from Lynn to Salisbury. The (Essex) Coastal (Scenic) Byway is ONE OF THE PRETTIEST, MOST INTERESTING and DISTINCTIVE DRIVES IN THE STATE. Now you can approach it from a distinctly feminine point of view. “It’s ten woman owned businesses in a ten mile stretch along the coastal byway.” A group of women have joined forces to market themeselves with a brochure, a sort of coastal byway treasure map. “It’s all in a straight line on our map and we call ourselves by number. I am number one on the map, so I’ll say, go [she points], number two is a mile up the street.”
read the rest of the transcript-
“Force” yourself to have some fun. Be easy to fold into an evening filled with festive shopping, drinks and tastings, or shake off some of your family, maybe plan for a rematch on Men’s night…
Besides treats at all the shops, participating nosh eateries include: Caffee Sicilia, Cafe Brew & Spirits, Cape Ann Brewing, Gloucester House, Happy Belly, Franklin, italianis, Jalapenos, Jim’s, Passports, Pilot House, short and Main, Thai Choice, Tonno, Topside, Virgilios
Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 7:30PM Gloucester featured on WCVB Channel 5 Chronicle
Thursday December 7, 2017 downtown Gloucester Annual Ladies Night (5-10PM), Star Wars Trivia at Happy Belly and other downtown restaurant specials
Friday December 8, 2017 HARBOR VOICES
December 12, 2017 Temple Ahavat Achim Lobster Pot Menorah
December 14, 2017 downtown Gloucester Customer Appreciation Night
December 18, 2017 downtown Gloucester Shopping Spree drawing
December 21, 2017 downtown Gloucester Men’s Night
Holiday markets and fairs |Annisquam Sewing Circle, Rocky Neck, Cape Ann Artisans, Rockport Art Association
save the date Reminders:
- Annisquam Sewing Circle Christmas Fair, Satuday Dec 2 ONLY 8am-noon
- Rockport Art Association – Cape Ann Artisans Dec 1 (4-9) & Dec 2 (10-5)
- Rocky Neck 2017 Annual Holiday Show at the Cultural Center weekends through December 10th
Rocky Neck 2017 Holiday Show
“December in November–Giving the Gift of Art” Rocky Neck Art Colony members’ fine art and crafts sale, through December 10th, OPEN Fridays 5-8pm, Saturdays and Sundays 10AM-4PM. Downstairs is a beautiful John Nesta tribute.
photo caption: Orginal watercolor painting, Birch on the Neck, by Deb Schradieck, booth at the Rocky Neck Art Colony 2017 Annual Holiday members show
Rockport Art Association
TWO DAYS ONLY Cape Ann Artisans at the Rockport Art Association Friday December 1 and Saturday December 2nd (10-5). Cape Ann Artisans has also announced their special 2018 Cape Ann Artisan tour dates- June 2nd and 3rd and Oct 6-8
Annisquam Sewing Circle Christmas Fair
Sat Dec 2nd 8am-noon, 34 Leonard Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
- Beautiful Wreaths to decorate your Home
- Potted plants and bulbs to Give or to Keep
- Elegant Table Arrangements
- Gourmet Foods for your Guests and Family
- Exquisite Hand-crafted Gift Items
- $3 Grabs for Mom, Dad and your Favorite Pets wrapped and ready to go!
The Cave- cheese, wine, and chocolate shop, 44 Main Street, #GloucesterMA, is another great local businesses where one stop shopping works! On Thanksgiving weekend, Small Business Saturday, the jingle of the opening door was steady. Customers were in and out picking up host gifts and a new specialty cheese, wine or pate. Laura remembers her regulars and their particular favorite eats and drinks, and better still what they might like to try next.
Where can you shop for yummy, daily fresh baked bread, cookies, scones, and whimsically wonderful gifts? At Alexandra’s Fabulous Bread! Alexandra’s is located at 265 Main Street in Gloucester. Shop Local for Small Business Saturday!
Miniature button bouquets, holiday linens, Folly Cove Deigns, original and handmade gifts galore!
Saturday morning, November 24th, Present Gloucester is unveiling their beautiful selection of handmade ornaments. I was fortunate to have a sneak peak today. Created by eighteen local Cape Ann artists, I assure you, these treasures will go quickly. Get to Present this weekend, while supplies last! Present Gloucester is located at 261 Main Street.
Joey asked Pauline’s Gifts for information about the 6th annual Small Business Saturday and a list of specials. She was an early adapter. Here it is, and thanks Pauline!
“In 2011 the Senate unanimously supported Small Business Saturday, and in 2012 all 50 states had participants. This one day event is bringing awareness of the importance in supporting your Local Small Businesses and giving many small businesses a way to promote at no cost to them. If you are an American Express merchant you are able to use the tools made available to you by AMEX. Many of us receive banners, balloons, postcards, reusable bags, and lots of other swag to use for our businesses. Even those who do not take AMEX are able to utilize the promotion working with a Neighborhood Champion. These champions obtain the materials and are able to share with other businesses in their neighborhood. In 2016 there were over 6,700 Neighborhood Champions in the country. Small business owners embrace the day. Through their own promotional efforts small business owners generated an estimated $15.4 billion dollars on Small Business Saturday in 2016.” GMG search pulls up posts about Small Business Saturday in 2012. Some of the 2017 GMG posts: Bridgette’s post, Donna’s post, Kim’s post about PRESENT, and GMG podcast (timestamped!)
*GC = gift certificate
Call your other favorite shops to find out what specials they may be having!
7 Seas Whale Watch: Adult GCs $29 & Season Pass Discounts
Cake Ann: 10% off Next in-store Purchase When You Buy a GC
Cape Ann Olive Oil: Buy 6 Same Size Bottles, Get 1 Free
Design of Mine: 20% off Total Purchase
DIVA : 12-20% off
Dogtown Books unique gifts, rare & used books, work by local artists
Essex Bird Shop and Pet Supply, 121 Eastern Ave, Essex: 20% off Treats, Toys, & Accessories
goodlinens – Gloucester buy-two-get-the-third-50%-off special on all of our linen on Friday and through December
Hair & Color Studio, The: Buy $50 GC get $10 GC free
LifeBloom Massage & Spa: Refer a Friend & Both Get 10% off Any Treatment (no limit)
Magic Scarf Company: Wholesale Prices, Wine/Snacks
Manchester Athletic Club: $50 Join Fee thru 11/30, 1/2 Donated to The Open Door
Maplewood Car Wash: 25% off Book of 5 Washes, 10% off GCs
O’Neil Fitness: 20% off Package of 12 Personal Training Sessions
Pauline’s Gifts: 512 Essex Ave, Gloucester: 20% off Entire Purchase (Excludes Pauline’s Painted Items)
Premier Imprints: Gloucester: 20% off Premier Imprints gifts
Present: Celebrate Small Business Saturday as we release our holiday ornaments!
R & B Carpet Cleaning Services: 10% off
Sand to City Style: 20% off
Sea Meadow Gifts and Gardens, 7 Main St, Essex: Up to 40% Off
The Urchin Exchange: 20% off
Celebrate Small Business Saturday with Present as we release our holiday ornaments! Foxes, narwhals, angels and more! The artists of Present will have wonderful things for your tree. Come early for the best selection!
GloucesterCast 253 With Stephanie Benenson, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 11/19/17
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Timestamped Topics (click the timestamps to go directly to that topic on the podcast) include:
Stephanie Beneson www.harborvoices.com Dec 8th & 9th At Kyroz Auditorium Follow Harbor Voices on Instagram @HarborVoices
Announcing The Cape Ann Donut Taste Test Winner Thanks Judges BJ Mohan, Craig Kimberley, James Eves, Wayne Berger, Assistants Catherine Ryan, Kim Smith and Chris Brien.
Dead In The Water- Filmaker David Whittkower
Our Diverse Readership
01:01 Free Tickets To Cape Ann Community Cinema – Share this post on Facebook for a chance to win two free tickets to Cape Ann Community Cinema, The Cinema Listings are always stickied in the GMG Calendar at the top of the blog or you can click here to go directly to the website
Paula Ryan O’Brien Winner of Last Week’s Cape Ann Community
Shop Local Week -Looking For A Press Release From Pauline
Local businesses step up for local schools and organizations! Save the dates
In case you’re wondering what’s happening at Market Basket on October 28th 8:30-3pm:
The BAKE SALE at Market Basket is a fundraiser for O’Maley 8th graders annual special trip to Washington, DC. “This important fundraiser is to provide financial assistance to
those who need it most for the trip.” Items can be dropped off at O’Maley on October 27th or at Market Basket at 8:30 on October 28th. Contact Allison Cousins for more details or if you’d like to help out on Saturday, October 28th email Allison email@example.com. Donations and sponsors for the popular calendar raffle are also underway. Here’s a link to last year’s calendar if you’re interested in participating. You’ll recognize those generous sponsors!
In case you’re wondering what’s happening with GHS soccer raffle tickets:
Soccer players are raising money for the soccer banquet, gifts for senior players, and the soccer program. Raffle tickets are $10 each and each packet has 10 tickets. The prizes are listed on the tickets and are for sale through October 29. Winners will be announced at the fall banquet (date/time TBD)
JV2 has a soccer game at O’Maley today at 4pm. Varsity has a big game — Here’s their record “going into tomorrow night’s match vs Salem. Big game!!!!”
In case you’re wondering what’s happening at Jalapeno’s on November 6th:
Save the date for Jalapeno’s Night fundraiser for O’Maley Academy on November
6th. Dine in or take out at Jalapeno’s and a portion of their proceeds goes to O’Maley Academy!
I mean, you can eat these. Pastaio via Corta, case was nearly sold out this Saturday
Great idea and beautiful new trail map! Woman Owned Businesses along the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway Route 133/1A
One for All and All for One !
Local women retailers and colleagues from Gloucester, Essex, Ipswich and Rowley met early last spring about working together to market their businesses. These street level shops represent 4 cities and towns, and share a regional ‘Main Street’ – Route 133/1A, part of the gorgeous 90 mile Essex Coastal Scenic Byway. The new Woman Owned Businesses Along The Essex Coastal Scenic Byway brochure will be in stores before Labor Day. I’ll re-post with higher resolution images and final copy when it’s unveiled. While you’re exploring this contemporary woman owned businesses trail, don’t miss the fantastic historic exhibition The Women of Essex – Stories to Share show sponsored by the Essex Historical Society and Shipbuilding Museum, on display on the 3rd Floor of the Essex Town Hall and Library, 30 Martin Street (Route 22), Essex.
Fun route is easy to follow
#1 Pauline’s Gifts, Gloucester
#2 Essex Bird Shop & Pet Supply, Essex
#3 Sea Meadow Gifts and Gardens, Essex
#4 The Essex Exchange, Essex
#5 Olde Ipswich Shop & Gallery, Ipswich*
#6 AnnTiques, Ipswich
#7 Be Modern, Ipsiwch
#8 Lost Treasures, Rowley
#9 Serendipity at Todd’s Farm, Rowley
*Johanne Cassia, who owns Olde Ipswich Shop & Gallery –#5 on the new map–painted the illustration of their businesses featured on the brochure.
I’ve included a few scenes from The Women of Essex – Stories to Share exhibition at Essex Town Hall and the renovated bright space on the top floor, accessible for all.
photo- Women of Essex: Restauranteurs (detail from installation Essex Town Hall)
There’s a little something for everyone at Willow Rest, 1 Holly Street, Gloucester, MA
T-Shirts by Karen Pischke
Read dishy brief updates from downtown, marketing opportunities from MOTT, and trending topics from across the state. The arts scene in Gloucester and Cape Ann has so much going on and sets such a high, high bar for the state. We needed a calendar and GMG did it! Reminder: If organizations want to be featured on the essential GMG calendar and weekly arts round-up, they should email their listings to James Eves! Triple check the calendar before planning any major scheduling dates.
What’s New March 2017 updates link (if embed doesn’t show)
*= Founding Partner Yellow = NEW partner March 2017 Bold blue= updates
Plus a current Gloucester vintage store guide below the photographs
ADRIFT ON MAIN, 284 Main Street, Gloucester, MA (978) 515-7888
Adrift on Main, a new second-hand and collectibles destination, opened December 2016 on the east end of Main Street. Owners Ryan and Sarah Goyette reside in Byfield and chose Gloucester over their home town, Essex, and other north shore communities for their new store. Coaster sets are made by Sarah. Welcome to the neighborhood!
Gloucester MA vintage shopping guide
2016-17. Most are a mix of then and now objects, clothing, and collectibles; some with work by contemporary artists and artisans. Three mainstays:
BANANAS 78 Main Street
MAIN STREET ART AND ANTIQUES 124 Main Street
VINTAGE 211 East Main Street
Adrift on Main 284 Main Street
Alexandra’s Bakery and shop 265 Main Street, (978)281-0364
Alma’s Art and Antiques, 214 Eastern Avenue (formerly on Rocky Neck) now located in “The Commons Gloucester” marketplace
Annisquam Exchange (for the the historic buildings of the village, open seasonally) 32 Leonard Street
Cape Ann Auction 82 Main Street (formerly Fred Bodin’s Historic Photo)
Cape Ann Thrift Shop Trinity Congregational Church 70 Middle Street
DIVA 161 Main Street
Dogtown Book Shop 132 Main Street
The Dress Code 159 Main Street
Eastern Point Lit House 261 Main Street
Fireflies Boutique 100 Main Street
Gloucester estate buyers, 45 Main Street
goodlinens, 130 Main Street (featuring some reissued classics)
Lynzariums flowers and … 186 East Main Street
Mystery Train Records 21 Main Street
Past Present Shoppe, 30 Railroad Avenue
Pop Shop 67 Main Street (vintage nod and inspiration)
RAD estate Jewelers, 45 Main Street
St. John’s Episcopal Church Thrift Shop 48 Middle Street
St.Vincent de Paul Society of Gloucester and Cape Ann (donations for charity ‘Clothes Closet’ and food pantry at St. Anne’s)
The Urchin Exchange 214 Eastern Avenue, Unit 8, located in “The Commons Glocuester” just after Pond Road
Pop up at Pauline’s Gifts: Folly Cove rum made for a tasty eggnog, custom ornaments, and flags of course
Busy night at Pauline’s Gifts. Ringo Tarr picked up flags for the Boulevard donated by members of the Cape Ann Business Alliance. Councilor Val Gilman stopped in and Cory from The Bridge was streaming from the store, interviewing Pauline and Bob Ryan of Ryan & Wood. Pauline’s son Michael served up two special cocktails. We went for the rum. I ordered two custom painted ornaments–one for a Dartmouth fan and a pink Patriots one. Now that I’ve seen a custom house ornament, I’ll have to narrow down one of my many house motifs for an order!
Small business news: Pauline has had one of the top December months since she’s been in business.
Started on Main Street early on Friday, will head over to Pauline’s, Cape Pond Ice, local stores and restaurants later this season. Remember shopping local makes sense and it is always fun.
Nelson’s Keeping Gloucester’s Fleet Warm and Dry since 1874
Address: 248 Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930
Phone: (978) 283-5675