Because You Have a Great Life.

And we want to make sure you are in the know about the coolest things in our community to make your life even richer and fuller. From restaurant reports to first-hand notes on topics far and wide, our contributors share a wealth of ideas, funny stories, and lots of entertainment recommendations.
12.03.18

The 12 Days of Christmas at Penny Post & Red Barn Mercantile

Remember last week when I told you there are no new ideas, well today is the perfect example of that. Or, rather, I like to believe it’s the perfect example of great minds […]
11.30.18

Those CBD Patches? Yes, They Really Work

You’ve seen the patches on our checkout counter. You’ve asked if they work and the answer is yes. We’ve tried them, our customers have tried them, and the consensus is they work, but […]
11.29.18

The Most Wonderful Weekend of the Year

The best weekend in Old Town is finally here! Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend has come again! As president of the Junior Friends of The Campagna Center, I have seen firsthand the weeks and […]
11.29.18

Find Your Holiday Mantel Style

Before the stockings are hung by the chimney with care, you’ll want to make festive your fireplace mantel, the second-most adorned and adored holiday spot (the first being the tree, of course!). There are […]
11.28.18

A Design Story: Madelyn’s Heirloom-Inspired Rings

I have a confession: when I first received the introductory email from our client about this extra special custom design project that we recently completed, I did a little dance. It was exactly […]
11.28.18

Holidays Made Easy: Custom Hanukkah Gift Boxes & Christmas Stockings, Delivered!

Hanukkah is almost upon us. The menorah will be lit, the latkes will be served, but will you have some small gifts for your loved ones? We can have all your gifts boxed […]
11.26.18

Our Top Picks for the Week of November 26, 2018

Are you “red”-y for the holidays? This week we have a dress and a blazer that will have you looking and feeling festive throughout the season. For your younger kids, a fun kit […]
11.23.18

Thank You

Last year around this time I did not feel like being grateful. Even worse, I felt an overwhelming sense of guilt, as I had plenty to be thankful for. Still, I had just […]
11.22.18

All the Black (& Plaid!) Friday and Small Business Saturday Specials

Happy Thanksgiving! We are thankful for you, our loyal readers. It is a tremendous honor to be part of a community that values and supports its local, independent businesses; we truly enjoy bringing […]
11.21.18

Good Cause, Great Times, All the Gift Wrapping You Need

Here is something I believe down to my core: a beautifully wrapped gift is as important as the gift itself. Every year, I coordinate all my wrapping to make the perfect Christmas statement […]
11.19.18

This Small Business Saturday, Shop Small, Win Big

I have to admit, when I saw the Lin-Manuel Miranda Small Business Saturday advertisement, I got a little choked up. Really, every year I get a little teary-eyed watching the American Express ads; […]
11.19.18

Our Top Picks for the Week of November 19, 2018

Already on the lookout for some great gifts? This week’s top picks offers some creative and unexpected ideas for those tricky people on your list — and some treasures that just might make […]
11.16.18

You’re Going To Love This: Introducing Boutique Express

We are all busy. No matter what phase of life you are in or what job you do, if you have kids or don’t have kids, if your kids are young or old, […]
11.15.18

Thanksgiving Fun & Games for the Whole Family

I love hanging out with my family. Nothing makes me happier. But let’s admit it, there is a lot of free time over the Thanksgiving weekend. It’s basically everything in between Thanksgiving dinner, […]
11.12.18

Our Top Picks for the Week of November 12, 2018

With statement pieces like cropped, wide-leg pants with a slit, a floral velvet and embroidered kimono, and a blouse with lace and ruffles and a bell-sleeve, today’s top picks prove two things: you […]


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