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Candy made the old fashioned way – by hand, in copper kettles, and marble slabs. Come taste 34 years of candy making. From salted caramels, turtles, truffles, and  bark to soft centers, brittles, and fudge, we have it all. What could be more romantic than handmade chocolates for your Valentine? Or hop in for Easter and sample our bunny line up.

Prides Crossing Confections, 590 Hale Street, 978-927-2185,



When you walk into wine-sense, you quickly discover that it’s not your typical wine shop, and it doesn’t want to be. For over nine years, Samanta Ettore, a native of Tuscany, and her staff have worked to give their customers a “sense” of how each bottle on the shelves can complement their lives. Stop by on Thursday nights for free tastings.

wine••sense, 166 North Main Street, Andover, 978-749-9464,


Newburyport Framers

Looking for inspiration? Let our designers guide you to achieve a frame design that will enhance the artwork and reflect your lifestyle and decor. Whether you are traditional, modern, or a little bit off the beaten path we can help you. With a large selection of frames, museum quality materials, and creative design ideas we help you to create a frame design that will protect and enhance your artwork for years to come. Our philosophy is simple: we want you to love it!

Newburyport Framers, 3 Graf Road, #3, Newburyport, 978-462-0773,


Holy Whannoli!

It’s a Whoo(pie) Pie and a Cannoli…the one and only! Visit the Award winning Topsfield Bakeshop – official home of The Whoo(pie) Wagon and try our famous Whannoli with a hot cup of Artisan Coffee or Espresso!  The bakeshop has a scrumptious array of fresh cookies, pastries and Whoo(pie) Pies. Order your custom cakes, edible favors, catering, or Wedding Cakes.  Stop by and see what everyone is talking about! 

Topsfield Bakeshop, 42 Main Street, Topsfield, 978-887-0795,,


The Walsingham Gallery

A BONS Editors’ & Readers’ Choice winner, The Walsingham Gallery announces two great events not to miss. Jean-Pierre Besenval: March 26; a special 12-day exhibition from France, the Parisian artist features his collection of 15th century renaissance style paintings. Blue Minded: April 8, gallery artists capture on canvas our emotional connection with water.

The Walsingham Gallery, 47 Merrimac Street, Newburyport, 978-499-4411,


A Forever Keepsake!

What do you do with your flowers? We preserve your flowers in a beautiful jewelry keepsake that will last forever. Shown here are our Glass Pandora Beads that are made from actual flower petals in the glass bead. Your flowers will be on display forever and can be handed down from generation to generation. There are endless gift possibilities!

The Rose Keepsake Co., 1-800-590-4115,