By Stacey Marcus, photographs by White/Packert
Looking for a unique wine stopper? This item is adorned with colors collected from the beaches of the North Shore. Pieces of drilled sea glass in shades of cobalt blue, aqua, lime green, and white are displayed on the base metal stopper. $50, seaglassthings.etsy.com
Gifts From the Sea
This colorful hair clip from the “Venus” collection of Gloucester-based Cape Ann Designs combines the rare cobalt blue sea glass with hues of green and a historic pottery shard, accented by silver wire. Learn more about these one-of-a-kind wearable art pieces at capeanndesigns.com or in the newly published book Passion for Sea Glass (Down East Books). Picklepot, 75 Wharf St., Salem, 978.744.6678, picklepot.com; London Ventures, 2 Dock Square, Rockport, 978.546.7161
Brooke Pickering of Bancroft Studios introduces her first line of handmade ceramics. Combining a classic palette of blue and white with imagery from our coastal waters, the Marblehead Collection captures the essence of our region. Shipshape, 128 Washington St., Marblehead, 781.631.7477, bancroftstudios.com
The hammered sterling silver and gold-plated open circle earrings are ideal for casual or evening wear. These stunning and delicate earrings add a touch of class to any outfit.
Baubles Fine Jewelry, 1 Post Office Square, Lynnfield, 781.592.6110, baublesfinejewelry.com
What the Puck?
Reading artist Tiffany Bradlee creates these hand-painted genuine puck paperweights to add a touch of whimsy to any desk or decor. Each decorative puck is embellished with a bit of personality and has three stabilizing button feet. Makes a creative gift for coaches, teachers, moms, dads, kids, or any hockey fan. Sense of Wonder, 99 Turnpike St., North Andover, 978.686.6500, senseofwondergifts.com
Who couldn’t use a little fun in the office these days? Hexbugs can feel their way around, sense objects in their path and avoid them. And they can hear! You control where they scurry through a hand clap or loud noise. Imagine the difference having a micro-robotic crab in your office would make in your productivity! Available at Radio Shack stores on the North Shore, radioshack.com
Tuscan Turns 20
One of Italy’s premier wine producers, Tenuta dell’Ornellaia, celebrates its 20th anniversary with the 2005 Ornellaia. It is a cuvee of 60 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 22 percent Merlot, 14 percent Cabernet Franc, and 4 percent Petit Verdot, which is aged in French oak barriques for 18 months. Vinnin Square Liquors, 371 Paradise Rd., Swampscott, 781.598.4111, vinninliquors.com
High Time for Ribs
Kristi Morris, the former general manager of the East Coast Grill in Cambridge, has opened the doors to her new restaurant, High Street Grill in North Andover. The restaurant’s Southern-influenced New American menu combines big, bold flavors with home-style dishes like the barbecued ribs served with baked beans, coleslaw, watermelon, and cornbread. High Street Grill, 25 High St., North Andover, 978.682.6363, 25high.net
The Avalanche Lunch Box is a dual-compartment cooler lined with PVC and multiple layers of insulation in both sections to accommodate ice for beverages in the lower section and food in the upper wide-mouth, anvil-style section. Perfect for packing lunch on the boat, a picnic in the park, or a snack in the car after school. Rivers Edge Trading Co., 43 Enon St., Beverly, 978.921.8008, riversedgetrading.com