Free mini treats from Union Square Donuts

THIS SATURDAY 12/22 starting at 11 am, stop by Shake for free mini donuts from locally owned Union Square Donuts! Sweeten your day!

We’re here to help you finish your shopping! We have beautiful handmade jewelry, cozy mittens and scarves, global cookbooks, pine-fragranced candles, sparkly ornaments, 2019 calendars, shea butter lotions, photo frames , and local caramels, plus tons of last-minute Stocking Stuffers!

We are open daily 10am till 8pm through Christmas (closing at 3 on 12/24)

Regular hours resume on 12/26

MERRY CHRISTMAS

 

HOLIDAY HOURS start December 10th

We are expanding our hours for the HOLIDAYS starting Monday, December 10th

DAILY …………….10am till 8pm

Christmas Eve (12/24) ………10am till  3pm

Christmas (12/25) ………CLOSED

12/26  + 12/27………11am till 7pm

Friday 12/28…………11am till 8pm

Saturday 12/29……….10am till 8pm

Sunday 12/30………..Noon till 6pm

Monday 12/31………….11am till 3pm

NEW YEAR’S DAY…………CLOSED

FALL FAVORITE – DIY Cocktail Infusions!

We love, love, love to make cocktails and are always scanning the world for cool new ideas. Vena’s Fizz House, based out of Portland Maine, is a combined very small craft cocktail bar and little shop, located near the docks downtown. We just started carrying their cleverly packaged cocktail infusion kits. Each bottle comes with a carefully prepared mix of dried fruits, herbs, sugar, and spices…all you have to do is add your favorite spirit and let it sit for a few days and then you are Cocktail ready!

 

FALL FAVORITES – Beauty & Balance

Every fall feels like a new beginning, that “back to school” feeling, filled with promises of taking better care of ourselves, finding gratitude and balance. Here are our top picks to get you going…

WILDFLOWER/SAGE SMUDGE BUNDLES from Mississippi-based Blackjack Wax, owned by Patrick + Courtney Trawick! They hand-wrap organic white sage, yerba santa and assorted dried wildflowers that you can use to “smudge”, an age-old ritual for cleansing energy! Some bundles also include selentite crystals and kyanite bars. We use it all the time, as part of meditation and setting intentions!

HEALING SALVES from CATHERINE RISING These sweet pocket-sized healing balms are made with coconut/olive oil, local bees wax and essential oils. Excellent for softening dry skin and they smell amazing. Made in upstate NY.

YOKE ESSENTIAL OIL PERFUME…handcrafted with blended herbs and oils in California by wellness practitioners,”Flow” is infused with rose petals and is just one of several perfumes that we carry. Made according to traditional Ayurveda practice, the makers hope to create a sense of well-being.

FALL FAVORITES – Cookbooks!

NEW ENGLAND INVITE, a wonderful collection of recipes + entertaining tips written by local author Kate Bowler, known for her ever-popular blog “Domesticated Life” and instagram – “@domestikateblog”

ALL ABOUT CAKE, newest book from Christina Tosi of Milk Bar, originally in NYC . We confess a major girl-crush on her and are addicted to her “crack pie” – She is opening a Milk Bar bakery here in the Boston area (Cambridge) sometime in the next few months…dangerous dangerous…Her new book arrived this week and we obsessed…!

PLATTERS + BOARDS – Gorgeously photographed, filled with delicious ideas for creating your own feasts, organized by time of day…get inspired

 

FALL FAVORITES – Nesting at Home

Moved into a new apartment? Re-doing a space? We’ve got a few top favorites to share!

MACRAME WALL HANGINGS  – hand-knotted in India, these beautiful textured pieces come in a variety of colors, from black/white/grey to pink/white/black/taupe  to rust/ivory…(stop by Shake to see the full collection!

GRAPHIC PILLOWS are our newest home decor obsession. Designed by Danica Studio, these Bird pillows add just the right amount of pop-color!

 

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!