We spent the early part of 2019 re-doing our displays, re-finishing our wood floors, painting walls, snazzing up everything! Spring deliveries have started rolling in!
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
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
JOIN US on Thursday October 25th from 6-8pm for a Book Signing of NEW ENGLAND INVITE, written by Boston blogger, Kate Bowler, of Domestikated Life! There will be sips & snacks!
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 SIGNING Party with Cocktails & Snacks!
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!
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.
We are now open a little later!
MONDAY – FRIDAY …….11am till 8pm
SATURDAY…………………10 am till 8pm
SUNDAY…………………….12noon till 6pm
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!
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
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!
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…
Enjoy the “tastes and styles” of our vibrant historical neighborhood on Sunday, April 9th! Eight local shops have partnered with 10 local eateries and we invite you to stroll through the neighborhood, visiting each shop for free tastes! Stop by Shake to pick up your map!
Looking for a fun local winter activity? We recently discovered Bantam Cider in Union Square. Every weekend they open their Tap Room to the public, offering $10 flights to sample! http://www.bantamcider.com/find-us/taproom
We open OPEN during the Winter
11 – 7 …Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
We have partnered with our friends at Union Square Donuts to help kick off the holiday season! Stop by Shake for free mini donuts on …
Sunday, December 11 and Sunday, December 18 from 10 till noon
Since moving my shop to Boston’s North End (“Little Italy”) neighborhood 12 years ago, I have had so much fun wandering through the small streets, discovering hidden gems, including a few mom and pop old world salumerias. We love entertaining at home and often spend hours cooking for friends, but on a busy work day it can be tough to find the time. In a quick trip to the local Italian charcuterie and cheese shop, I can gather Piave cheese, Fennel Sopressata, Castelvetrano green olives and Rosemary Crackers and be ready with appetizers in a flash! settingnit up is always my favorite part and I love to use the slate board from the shop forma distincitve presentation!
Favorite places include Monica’s Mercato on Salem Street, Depasquale’s on Hanover and Salumeria Italiana on Richmond Street!
Brooklyn hipsters move over. Boston is stepping up its game.
“Create Boston” celebrates the collaboration of local visual artists, chefs, bartenders, DJs and musicians. This year’s festival happened in the warehouse spaces of the Design Center near the Seaport. Each artist displayed their work and was paired with a chef and a bartender who created delicious food and unusual cocktails inspired by the artwork! This year’s event included chefs/bartenders from Tavern Road, Oak + Rowan, Drink, Back Bar, Whole Heart Provisions, Bar Mezzana, Trina’s Starlight Lounge, Committee and Tiger Mama! Extra shout out to Tavern Road’s amazing shredded pork tacos! Our favorite music was from a local band Cask Mouse ( with ties to our friends at neighboring Neptune Oyster)!
No date set for 2017 but absolutely go next year!