S’Wanderings: Cape Ann, Massachusetts – Last Words

S’Wanderings: Cape Ann, Massachusetts – Last Words

Posted by on Sep 18, 2013 in S'Wanderings, S'Wicked Blog, Travel

So, I’ve reached the end of what I hope will be the first of many S’Wanderings locales. It was a short trip (I feel like my blog posts took almost as long to put together as the whole trip took to experience). But, Cape Ann was a delight. I look forward to returning in the […]

S’Wanderings: Cape Ann, Massachusetts – Wicked Peacock

S’Wanderings: Cape Ann, Massachusetts – Wicked Peacock

Posted by on Sep 16, 2013 in Accessories, S'Wanderings, S'Wicked Blog, Travel

Admittedly, I’m no fashionista. I’m a jeans-‘n-sweater kind of gal. Or, at home, a comfy pants and soft sweatshirt person. Yup, I’m someone who’s usually more interested in paper fashion than wearable fashion. That said, I do love me some accessories—jewelry, and handbags, and scarves, oh my! I tend toward items with clean lines, but […]

S’Wanderings: Cape Ann, Massachusetts – Toad Hall Book Store

S’Wanderings: Cape Ann, Massachusetts – Toad Hall Book Store

Just down the street from The Paper Mermaid is a grand old bank building. And, in that building is a grand old indie book store—Toad Hall Book Store. Toad Hall is an unusual independent bookstore, in large part because it is also a nonprofit. All proceeds of the store go to environmental causes. According to […]

S’Wanderings: Cape Ann, Massachusetts – The Paper Mermaid

S’Wanderings: Cape Ann, Massachusetts – The Paper Mermaid

One of the main reasons we went to Rockport was to visit The Paper Mermaid. I’d never been to the shop before (I found out about it online), so I was happy to find it exactly as I’d imagined: a cute storefront on Rockport’s picturesque Main Street, jam-packed with all kinds of eye candy. It’s […]

S’Wanderings: Cape Ann, Massachusetts – Rockport

S’Wanderings: Cape Ann, Massachusetts – Rockport

Posted by on Sep 11, 2013 in Art, S'Wanderings, S'Wicked Blog, Travel, Whimsy

We spent the second day of our two-day adventure in Rockport. Rockport is picture-postcard, practically designed for sightseeing and touristing. We visited the popular downtown area, crammed with shops, galleries, boutiques, and restaurants. I had a few must-visit shops on my list, for the sake of this blog, and I’ll be sharing those with you […]

S’Wanderings: Cape Ann, Massachusetts – Gloucester Sights

S’Wanderings: Cape Ann, Massachusetts – Gloucester Sights

Posted by on Sep 9, 2013 in Art, Greeting Cards, S'Wanderings, S'Wicked Blog, Travel

This week, I’m featuring my first series of “S’Wanderings” posts. S’Wanderings feature sites, lodging, good eats, and of course, stationery shops, book stores, toy stores, galleries, and other points of miscellaneous interest. For those of you who’ve never heard of Cape Ann: geographically, it could be considered Cape Cod’s baby sister. It sits on the […]