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OPEN STUDIOS

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Take a walk through the Velvet Mill this weekend for their 11th Annual Holiday Show and Open Studios. Visit over 30 studios including ceramic artists, photographers, printmakers, restorers, sculpters and more this Friday, November 21st from 6 – 9pm (Gallery Opening) and Saturday, November 22nd from 11am – 3pm (Open Studios).

Explore the works of the artists and creative businesses first hand as you eat goodies from Zest Bakery, sample some brew from Beer’d and shop clothing boutiques and antique vendors.

Meet the artists, crafts people and entrepreneurs while you learn about class offerings at the Mill. Most of all, mingle with the community and support the local artists.

Hope to see you there!

KP

Our very own tasting room staff member Lori has a studio at the Mill. Check out her story here.

Real Wedding: Athina + Rob

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Was anyone as cold as I was today? I love New England, but I’m just not ready. Maybe it’s a good time to take us back to summer, even for just a bit. As soon as I saw these photos, I knew I had to share. Uplift Photography did an amazing job capturing Athina and Rob’s special day at Saltwater Farm. I particularly love the dresses, both ballet pink floor length on the maids and Athina’s gown… wow.

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Uplift Photography is part of our Preferred Vendor list. We love working with this talented husband and wife duo, Tim and Jade. Take a look at more of their work here.

Cheers to the happy couple… stay warm!
KP

Missed our last Real Wedding? Check it out here.

5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND

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1. SHOP

It’s never too early to start holiday shopping. Visit the Mystic Arts Center starting this Friday for their gift show featuring local artists selling tax free items such as: hand carved cheese boards, jewelry, stoneware pottery, fine art and more. View details about the event and browse participating artisans here.

Highlight: NORA cupcake truck!
Time: Saturday, November 15th from 11am – 3pm

 

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2. LISTEN

The weather is getting colder, but you can stay warm by dancing to some live music this Saturday night. AKA will be playing acoustic covers at Harp n’ Hound in downtown Mystic.

Highlight: Guinness from the nicest bartenders in town
Time: 9:30pm

3. MEET

The Stonington Farmers Market has moved indoors for the Winter season. While you are picking up your local produce and fresh bread swing on through and visit screen printer, Morgan of Poor Morgan (who was a great sport when Daly and I randomly crashed his office for this interview). Morgan does a lot of the apparel printing for the Vineyard!

Highlight: Done by hand, the good ole fashion way.
Time: We’re pretty sure he lives there…

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4. DRINK

Grey Sail Brewing is celebrating their third anniversary and are tapping a special Imperial India Pale Lager for the first time and have some very limited special bottles to open.

Highlight: Take a tour! We also love the can style glassware you get during your tasting.
Time: Fridays 3-6pm for tastings, Saturdays 1-5pm for tours and tastings, Sundays 3-6pm for tastings

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5. DINE

Now through Sunday, participating Mystic restaurants are offering special menus at Restaurant Week prices for lunch and dinner. This is the perfect time to try a new spot in town. You can view details about the event and menus here. Reservations are recommended.

Highlight: Eating out without breaking the bank.
Time: Lunch and Dinner options, November 10-16

Cheers to a great weekend,
KP

If you missed the last “5 Things” post, check it out here.