New England Winter Shopping Guide
It's still winter! Really!
This is the hard part of the winter. The time when cold isn't a novelty feeling anymore and nobody wants it. And yet, we still have some ways to go. This guide is here to help you enjoy the rest of winter and not get discouraged - the sun will come!
An adorable and warm space in the South End, Olives and Grace focuses on local artists and products that give back to the community. Everything from amazing-smelling candles made in PA, to beautiful jewelry made in MA, to super fun South End sweaters, Olives and Grace is the place to go for locally-made crafts!
What I bought - Arugula & Basil Hand Poured Candle
Just when I was thinking of getting into thrifting again, a gorgeous store presented itself. Let me present to you We Thieves, an exquisitely curated (and affordable!) vintage store. On my first visit I fell in love with several beaded items (hello winter sparkle), chunky sweaters, earrings and amazing-smelling incense.
(Marshmallows courtesy of Mayflour Confections - check them out.)
What I bought - a pair of flower earrings that reminded me of my friend.
So you're thinking about who to donate to, and you read a lot about clean water and how many of us still don't have access to it. Did you know there is a clothing brand in Somerville that literally runs around the world creating capsule collections with local artisans, and giving 5% back to support clean water initiatives in the countries they visit? There is. Everyone loves some good athletic-wear.
Ethically sourced wool. Amazing wool garments - I've never seen such fine wool knits. The tank tops look like cotton, except they're wool. Cool place to stop by next time you're in Portland.
So it's not clothing .. but your skin needs a little something too! Beautiful potions of all kinds, all natural and made in VT. Highly recommend ;)