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Your Dad Doesn’t Need Another Tie!

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Join us on June 7th to meet local artist Sharon Schindler and discover her fabulous photography. Sharon captures the essence of Boston and beyond with her vibrant images printed on wood or stone. These elements combine with the photo to connect the viewer into Sharon’s interpretation of the scene.
Wait till you see these iconic Boston scenes printed on birch wood and on coasters. Dad’s everywhere will be so excited to receive one of these treasures this year!
When:
Thursday, June 7th
5:30-7:30pm

Where:
loft & vine
26 Prince Street
North End | Boston

Please RSVP to sarah@loftandvine.com

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Time to pamper mama bear!

Mother’s Day is such a cool holiday because not only do we get to celebrate our moms, but also our sisters, aunts, cousins, mother-in-laws & friends that are moms. Let’s face it, being a mom has to be the hardest job in the world. I am always so awestruck by those who make it look easy. I have a dog and a cat and I can barely remember to feed them everyday….so there’s that.

Here’s to you moms everywhere. The mom’s with toddlers we see out to dinner not able to eat a single morsel because their little one is having a breakdown. The mom’s we see at Whole Foods at 9pm because they had no other time in their day to get groceries. The mom’s who have teenagers – (shout out to my sister whose little one has senioritis right now (“a supposed affliction of students in their final year of high school or college, characterized by a decline in motivation or performance.”) I’m not sure my sister has slept through a night since her teenager got his license!

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Beth & Betty Lou (my sis & mama)

And finally to my mom. This year has been a tough one, filled with hospitals, rehab stays and far too many doctors visits. All through it she’s been a trooper. Like the energizer bunny she keeps on going (just a lot slower than before) and leads by example. She always taught us that whatever the challenge we face we face head on with grace and humor. And wine. Cannot forget about the wine.

Happy Mother’s Day to all!

xo

Sarah

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26.2 time!

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This coming weekend we are so ready for a BIG celebration here in Boston! Marathon weekend is near and dear to our hearts here in Beantown and I couldn’t be more proud of my friends who are running this year! While I’ve been binge watching Love on Netflix and eating all sorts of crap this winter, there are plenty of people who have been training hard to run 26.2 miles. All at once mind you:)

This weekend also reminds us that spring is, in fact here; it just doesn’t feel like it. The sun is setting later, the snow is sort of gone and it’s time to think about our 1 YEAR Anniversary party! Mark your calendars for Sunday, April 29th. We’ll celebrate the occasion with yummy treats, special discounts and a fun raffle to thank you all for your support this year!

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So if you’re in Boston for the weekend stop by the North End to experience some fun and eclectic shopping (can you say no big box stores?) and amazing food of course (PASTA!) – And to my runner friends I say YOU GOT THIS!!! I’ll be there cheering you on as loud as I can. I may not be able to run 26.2 but I have been known for being an amazing cheerleader!!!

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Spring colors everywhere!

 

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We’re pretty excited about this spring…why? Warmer weather, more sunshine, flowers blooming and our 1 year anniversary is only 6 weeks away! We’ll be celebrating all of April with specials, deals and giveaways throughout the month!

 

We also can’t wait to showcase our new treasures that we’ve been getting in everyday. So much fun when the UPS or Fed Ex drivers show up with big boxes…especially because they usually bring treats for Zephyr too!

 

So if you haven’t joined our mailing list, go for it and you’ll be in the loop for when we have a private sale and other special treats!

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Zephyr meeting a new friend!
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52 days, 18 hours…but who is counting?

 

 

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Spring is coming! Hallelujah. This morning we took a trip to the Flower Exchange and got a much-needed reminder that flowers are still blooming somewhere! We just need to get through 52 more days of winter. How do we do that?

We asked some of our lovely, local customers just this question…
How do you get through the Winter Blahs? 

“I try out new winter inspired recipes like a hearty stew or big pasta dish. Then I cozy up under a blankey and watch corny tv. 😂”

“A good work out and a warm cup of soup and always making sure I have something to look forward too!”

“A good yoga class at North End Yoga. It might take effort to get myself there, but once I’m there I feel so much better about everything!”

“Light. Hot cocoa with whipped cream. A bunch of flowers. A walk. Sunshine. Good music.”

“Exercise. Getting to the gym nearly kills me but leaving the gym after a great workout is absolutely the greatest feeling. Nothing like some good old fashion retail therapy. Often in winter I paint a room, pick up a project like glazing a table or something to make me feel like my house is looking more fresh. Fresh flowers, bulbs growing in my kitchen, lots of gin and tonic’s and pretending it is spring time. Getting a new tv series will take my mind off how much I don’t love the winter!”

“Warm baths with lush bath bombs. A man in my bed.”

Ok, well that’s our Pg-13 version of what might help:)

You can always come in and try our new line of @soymuchbrighter candles and new diffusers from @notedcandles…the lovely scent will bring some much needed warmth to any room!

 

 

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Lil’ Shopping Guide

Need a little help deciding on gifts this holiday season?

Here’s a few of our absolute favorites:

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Under $10

The Classic Worry Doll $5 – Come on, you know someone who worries too much!

Peppermint or Vanilla Marshmallows $8 – perfect for that hot cocoa lover in your life.

Marble Boston Magnets $9 – because who can’t use another awesome magnet?

SALT Sisters herbs, rubs & bread dips $6.95 – anyone who can boil water would love these great seasonings! Our favorites are the bread dips, just add olive oil & you’re ready to serve!

Pretty bowls $8-16 – These vibrant colors & patterns will brighten anyone’s kitchen!

French Jacquard Dishtowels $10 – Classic and cheery for when you must do the dishes.

Under $20

Chouquettes Delicious Sea Salt Caramels $16 – Yes. Just Yes. Trust us.

Marble Coasters $12.95ea. – We got your Boston here!

Etta & Billie Hand-Crafted Soaps $14 – Organic Lavender, Chai Tea & Hot Bourbon & Lemon….seriously heaven.

Plant Puns $12.95-$24.95 – Punny AND functional. Everyone appreciates a good chuckle!

Seed Kits $11.95-$19.99 – Perfect for the person who may not have a garden – these just need a windowsill and someone to water them.

$20 and up…

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And for that special certain someone…

Season’s Greetings Everyone!!!

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Excited for all things fall!

Happy day before Halloween everybody! So we’ve all put our summer clothes away, and taken them out again, and put them away…and taken them out AGAIN….This time it seems like maybe we are putting summer to bed and fall is actually happening so we’ve brought out our cozys at the shop.

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Fall also brings with it our new line of dog collars, leashes and bandanas. We’re super excited to partner with Found My Animal. Check out these awesome products that help promote animal adoption.

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Hannah showing our S’ip by S’well and Found My Animal goodies!

What’s hot at Loft & Vine? Our pretty cotton napkins, sweet stamped silver rings from Anantara, hand-painted wood signs from local artist Rustique Hand, delicious soups (and SALTS!) from Salt Sisters and new fall soaps and moisturizing balms from Etta & Billie! So stop by, say hi and check out all our new fun fall products!