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Precious Meets Exotic

Discover one of the countries most talented new jewelry designers Belle Brooke – where precious metals meet exotic gemstones and fancy colored diamonds. Each elegant piece of jewelry created is unique and made from 100% recycled precious metals. Exclusively at The Jewelry Vault.  The Jewelry Vault, 4 Lowell Road, North Reading, 978-357-8470, thejewelryvault.comroom117hiresWant to Get Away?

A quiet, romantic setting close to home is right around the corner! Enjoy one of our many Jacuzzis and then cuddle up in front of a glowing fireplace. Top it off by reserving a massage for Two and in the AM enjoy breakfast at the pancake house (1 block from the Inn). Country Garden Inn & Spa, 101 Main Street, Rowley, 1-800-287-7773,


Happy Mother’s Day, Mom

Did I tell you recently how much I appreciate everything that you do for me?  You are always there for me when I need you.  When I had the twins, and when I had the flu.  You magically appeared and made everything ok.  All these gifts express my deepest gratitude and love for everything you have done and continue to do for me and my family. Healing Baskets, Manchester-By-The-Sea, 978-526-1229, healingbaskets.compem-red-handbagNothing Average About It

Not your average store and not your average museum shop. The award winning Peabody Essex Museum Shop sells unique, interesting, fun, and unusual items from stylish jackets, chic jewelry, and engaging children’s toys to decorative home decor. Treat yourself, spoil your friends and delight your family with gifts that stimulate the mind, invigorate the senses and enrich ones spirit. Peabody Essex Museum Shop, 161 Essex Street, Salem,

ringsStack ‘Em

Stackable rings and bangles enameled by hand in gold vermeil or rhodium plated embellished with ZC. Colorful, artful, contemporary. Rings are $30-$40. Bracelets are $48.00-$65.00. J. Mode, 17 Front Street, Salem, 978-744-7007,

Close-up of an attractive fashion woman with a flowerLooking For a New Hair Stylist?

These stylists have the talent commonly found on Newbury Street! The prices are affordable and you avoid hassles like traffic and parking problems.  They are thoroughly trained at Bumble and bumble in New York on new trends and techniques. This busy salon is open seven days per week and even has childcare on the premises. spa ni’joli, 116 Pleasant Valley Street, Methuen, 978-682-9772,

soapSpring Cleaning

If packaging isn’t enough, you need only smell these handmade soaps from Saipua to fall in love.  Carefully crafted in small batches, Saipua soaps are olive oil based and filled with calming ingredients like rosemary, mint, and tea tree oil.  This fabulous find exfoliates the skin with crushed sea salt and nori seaweed.  Find Saipu soaps at Roost, a new boutique in downtown Salem. ROOST, 40 Front Street, Salem, 978-744-HOME,

habari_w_chocolateWho Needs a Gym When You Have Shoes!

The Habari in Chocolate from MBT not only looks great but helps you stay looking great too. MBT’s specially designed outsole exercises a large number of leg muscles that in turn stimulate your metabolism and burn extra calories. Additionally MBT’s can firm your abdominal, leg and buttock muscles (just in time for swimsuit season!). So, stroll about town getting fit and looking fabulous. Why go to the gym when the gym can come to you? JL Coombs, 1 State Street, Newburyport, 978-462-2262, and 45 Main Street, Andover, 978-470-8121

skclogoRenew and Refresh Your Home For Spring

Studio KC, a full service interior design and decorating firm is focusing this spring on delivering high end design to those with limited time and budgets. We’re taking the headaches out of the interiors process with time saving interiors and decorating packages. Call for a consultation! Studio KC, 978-998-4578,

addictedTrue Boutique Experience Without High Priced Tags

Addicted is a charming contemporary women’s clothing boutique located right on Swampscott’s waterfront. The shop aims to bring some of the best and most innovative brands presented in a friendly, stress-free atmosphere.  Addicted is carrying lines that appeal to a wide variety of ages.  All items are under $100! Modern fit, contemporary attitude and affordable prices! Addicted, 148 Humphrey Street, Swampscott, 781-598-5700,

opalNew at Rouge Cosmetics… The Clarisonic Opal™

The Clarisonic Opal™ Sonic Infusion System is the newest skin care innovation from the lead inventor of the Sonicare™ Toothbrush. Opal provides an immediately noticeable reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, and firmer, brighter, more hydrated skin under eyes, by combining sonic frequency, and a gentle kneading motion to maximize the transfer of serum into the epidermis. Rouge Cosmetics, 322 Derby Street, Salem, 978-740-1044,

mb118-1aNautical Nuance

Aptly named the “Botticelli Cuff”, this striking adornment is forged of sterling silver and brass and encrusted with pearls and white topaz.  Handmade in the heart of NYC by Echo Of The Dreamer. Their pieces are a refined celebration of nature and will surely awaken the dreamer in you.  Echo’s collection and more can be found at Jambu.  Jambu – Inspired Jewelry, 38 Atlantic Avenue, Marblehead, 781-639-9600,