Voter Registration at Shake

VOTER REGISTRATION at Shake!

FRIDAY OCTOBER 12th from 5-7pm

We’ve teamed up with the League of Women Voters to host a VOTER REGISTRATION at Shake! If you are a US citizen and live anywhere in Massachusetts, please stop by to register! No documents needed but you will need to know your license # or the last 4 digits of your social security # to fill out the application. Plus there will be Snacks!

The League is non-partisan and neither supports or opposes any candidates.

You can register with any party you choose or simply stop by to say Hello and Pledge to Vote!

Boston Food Crawls Book Party!

BOSTON FOOD CRAWLS BOOK SIGNING Party with Cocktails & Snacks!
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Thursday,Sept.13th(6-8pm)

Join us for a book signing party with the author of Boston Food Crawls. Local Food + Travel blogger, JQ Louise, wrote this exciting culinary tour through Boston’s neighborhoods. The book explores every nook and cranny of our beautiful city and speaks to all the talented chefs in town. From Dim Sum to late night pizza, Boston’s food scene is just extraordinary!

We will be serving up cocktails and tasty bites!

SUMMER FAVORITES/Stationery

Here are our TOP Favorite Summer Greeting Cards, Art prints & Journals!

Rifle Paper’s chief designer Anna Bond turns her beautiful illustrations into Journals, Planners, Greeting Cards and more!

Based in LA, RED CAP cards is a Collaboration of Artists and Illustrators, owned by Carrie Gilford and Hal Mertz. They make greeting cards, planners, and gift bags!

SUMMER FAVORITES/Pantry

Here are our TOP 3 FAVORITE TREATS for Summer!

Bee Raw Honey – Single varietal raw honey from apiaries around the US – Flavors include Maine Blueberry, Washington Buckwheat, Georgia Tupelo and Colorado Sweet Clover.  The company donates a portion of their proceeds to the Save the Bees Foundation.

COMPARTES Chocolate – Super fun blends, made in their flagship store in LA. Our favorites include Birthday Cake and California Love (chocolate + pretzels)

Brooklyn + Vermont-based Morris Kitchen creates delicious flavored cocktail syrups! Whip up a Margarita Pitcher on a hot sunny afternoon! Grapefruit Honey is our Summer Pick!

SUMMER FAVORITES/BABY

Here are our TOP 4 Favorites!

Momma’s Belly Butter, small batch, made in Massachusetts

JELLYCAT STUFFED ANIMALS – soft and adorable

 

Watermelon Onesie – designed and printed by Washington DC based, The Neighborgoods

SUMMER FAVORITES/Apothecary

TOP 4 SUMMER FAVORITES – August 2018

KOBO soy candles, made in NY -fragranced Mediterranean olive blend with fresh lavender, lily, hyacinth, and eucalyptus

 

Meow Meo Tweet Soaps – small batch, organic, vegan – our favorite is the Grapefruit Mint Body Soap!

Boy Smells Candles – made in LA – KUSH fragrance – hints of cannabis, suede, white musk, and tulip

West Third Brand eau de toilette, made in Austin, TX – green floral notes with tuberose, white flowers, musk, amber and ylang-ylang.

 

Elements Jewelry + Mimosas Party! Sat.4/21 (1 -3pm)

Elements/Jill Schwartz

Join us on Saturday APRIL 21 from 1-3pm for an Elements Jewelry + Mimosas Party, celebrating the handmade creations of Great Barrington, MA designer Jill Schwartz! Sip Mimosas while browsing through Jill’s Spring vintage-inspired runway ready collection!

Remember, we are 5 minutes from the Haymarket T stop and we validate ($3 for 3 hour) parking at Parcel 7 Garage on Sudbury Street, (next to the Haymarket T)

Cookbooks: Winter Favorites!

Any of you who have wandered around Shake knows how much we love to cook (and eat!) so, of course,  we wanted to share some of our new favorite cookbooks with you! From “clean” eating to global tastes, here are our top picks:

MYERS + CHANG at HOME…all the deliciousness from local stars Joanne Chang and Karen Akunowicz from their must-try restaurant in the South End. This book is especially close to my heart because I was one of their team of at-home recipe testers, trying the recipes, giving feedback etc…while the book was in production!

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 COCKTAILS…continuing on the global tasting trail, this one is for the traveling, experimenting home bartender, blending new flavors from around the world!

BOWLS is a big staff favorite because it’s filled with easy to follow  combinations of grains, veggies and protein, with each component individually seasoned!  Delicious delicious and delicious!

GOOD CLEAN EATS is filled with healthy recipes written by a health coach specializing in Integrative Nutrition. Perfect for winter detoxing…

Lastly..WHOLE 30.. Not the prettiest book ever but seriously one of my favorites…great recipe ideas if you are either doing the strict “Whole 30” diet regimen or are just looking for high protein, low sugar, low carb    flavorful meals!

Hygge

Have you heard the word “Hygge” around the design world lately? This Danish word refers to a feeling of coziness and wellness – imagine sitting snuggled in front of a fire in the middle a wild snowstorm, wrapped in a hand knit blanket, sipping hot cocoa, with a favorite novel. Scandanavian winters, filled with ice and darkness,  are legend. Boston winters are not quite so bad, but we all love that feeling of home. As our first snowstorm has arrived and the holidays are coming up, we assembled a few of our favorite things to help you get your Hygge on this winter!

Scandanavian Baking
tea and cookies

Ho Ho Holidays

Happy Holidays

Need the perfect gift for your main squeeze? Holiday Cards? Cool new ornaments for your Charlie Brown Christmas Tree? Cookbooks for Holiday Parties? Secret Santa treats for your office mate? Yankee Swap Sweets for your Book Group?  A little something for your Best Gal pal? Stocking stuffers for the whole Fam?

We’ve got you covered for all of your Holiday Giving! OPEN daily till xmas 10am till 8 pm

Local Love

Just sending some big love to our favorite local KNITTER (and Shaker) Deanna DeRouchey who hand knits our super popular Pom Pom hats! Deanna started her homegrown business (under the name DeRoucheau) in 2009 when she was living in California! She moved to Boston in 2014 and has her hats (and gorgeous blankets) in Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters and in small shops from Brooklyn to Japan! We love carrying her wool blend hats and love having her on staff!

local knitwear

Tis the Season of DIY

Are you a Do-It-Yourself Crafter of Holiday Gifts? Is someone on your Holiday List a Maker at heart?

Check out our favorite inspirational books! Food Gift Love is written by Maggie Battista, creator of the online shop – Eat Boutique, featuring small batch products, and the creative force behind local foodie pop ups! Her recipes will inspire you to get into the kitchen and lovingly create your own holiday treats!

for the crafty one

The Maker, by Tamara Maynes, is a beautifully illustrated insightful entry into the world of makers. Get inspired!

Elements Jewelry, handmade in Western Mass.

I actually went to high school,with jewelry designer Jill Schwartz, owner of Elements, based in Great Barrington, Mass. We rediscovered each other years later at a Crafts Show and I fell in love with her vintage groove aesthetic. Each piece is handmade using antique and original cast findings, glass, chain, cloth, pearls and stones! Each one is like a mini work of art and adds the final touch to special outfits. we have sold quite a few to brides and bridal parties! (Photos of local photographer Katie Salerno and local blogger  Aline Chaprazian)img_4099img_3925

Ceramics….patterns or neutrals.

I’m realizing that my home design aesthetic runs the gamut from wildly colorful patterns to serene neutrals. Wandering through my home, I see that some rooms are painted in earth tones with soft pale furniture and a small pop of color, while others are straight up boho style with beautiful colorful ceramics and sparkly woven fabrics that I have collected from trips to Laos, Morocco and India.

When buying for Shake’s ceramic section, my tastes have spanned the patterned to neutral as well..Here are a few fall favorites…