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Oooh La La – Our favorite Fragrances!

Fragrances brighten your mood and can complete an outfit. I have a small collection of love bottles on my dresser and I vary my choices daily, depending on season, the hour, where I am heading and what I’m wearing ! I tend to like dark, woodsy and complex notes, but I know so many others love garden florals, citrus fruits or vanilla coconut tones. Shake stocks perfumes in all of these fragrance categories from a number of different makers but TOKYO MILK, made by Colorado-based Margot Elena is one of my most favorite collections! Here are few winners:

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Part of the original collection, DEAD SEXY has become a Shake staple, with notes of exotic wood, white orchid and deep vanilla!

Introduced in 2016, the “Tokyo Milk Light” collection includes three fragrances including AND SOUL which is an amazing and complex blend of oolong tea, bamboo reed, and white musk!

The NEWEST collection to  release for Spring 2017 is called “Neptune + the Mermaid” and includes ANTHEMOESS No. 84 which is a blend of jasmine, salted grapefruit, honeysuckle and sandalwood!

Top Selling BULLETPROOF is an essential key fragrance in the “Tokyo Milk Dark” collection, with notes of smoked tea, coconut milk, crushed cedar and ebony!

Enjoy! xoxox, M

Cocktail Bitters + Shrubs Tasting with The Hudson Standard – Sat. 6/10 from 1-3pm

You’re invited….

Spend the afternoon wandering through the historic North End neighborhood and Boston waterfront and stop into Shake on Saturday, June 10th(1-3) for our Cocktail Bitters + Shrubs Tasting with THE HUDSON STANDARD!

Based in upstate NY, Hudson Standard creates small-batch handcrafted bitters and syrups to flavor cocktails and sparkling waters. They partner with local farms to
source fruits and herbs!

We will be sampling:

*concord grape, rhubarb,
+ apple coriander shrubs

*ginger, spruce shoot
+ masala bitters

RAISE YOUR GLASS!

Birthday Gratitude!

Just a BIG THANK YOU to all of our wonderful customers, my amazing staff, and my incredibe family who have supported me for the last 23 years!

Opened in the late Spring of 1994, we have started out as an etsy-like handmade craft gallery in Brookline Village and then moved into the North End in 2004, just as the Greenway was rolling out. We dropped the “gallery” concept and evolved into our current aesthetic and mix of clothing, jewelry, home goods, apothecary, small-batch edible treats, baby gifts, and global cookbooks!

I moved the shop three times, re-designed the shop displays a gazillion times, made a ton of neighborhood friends, watched my dedicated staff grow from college students to 30-something professionals and parents, witnessed ever-changing style trends and survived the ups and downs of a volatile economy. Yes,  it’s been a long haul and I am so grateful for the kick-ass moment I had in ’94 to jump head first into owning this business!

Xoxo, m