Shop Local – Linden Square

Looking for a great place to get some relaxing Christmas gift shopping done?

I recommend Linden Square in Wellesley, MA.

I was lucky to be hosted by Linden Square for a blogger preview of their Shop, Sip, & Stroll event.

Huge bonus (that I didn’t even believe till I arrived) – there is free parking in a lot close by the stores!

I was very impressed by the local boutiques.

There really is something for everyone on your gift list. Check out the Linden Square Holiday Gift Guide.

Here’s a run down of my Shop, Sip, & Stroll experience:

We started at Roosters Men’s Grooming Center – where bloggers who were braver than me volunteered to shave a balloon

Linden1Roosters concept is a place for men to get a shave & hair cut in a space for them. More upscale than a barber & not a women’s beauty salon.

The shop was decorated for Christmas and I liked their tree.

Linden2Our next stop was Salon Maleah – to see a hair twist demo.

Linden4Linden Square is hosting an Elf on the Shelf contest – so I made sure to get lots of elf pictures during the day.

Linden3Next we were off to Tobey Grey Boutique (denim & women’s clothing) – I found an elf hiding

 Linden6Our next stop was Ceri Boutique, where the owner welcomed us

Linden7I loved the dresses & accessories in this shop! I even found an elf hiding with some accessories

Linden8Next, we stopped at Pure Barre. I hope to head back to try out a class.

Linden9 Linden10Then we were off to Sara Campbell

Linden11 Linden12 Linden13The “magic dress” looks great on the Sara Campbell staffer above – but I am skeptical that it would look as good on me. (I’m at least 10 sizes larger than her.) I stopped back at Sara Campbell after lunch to buy some Christmas presents.

The next stop was Magic Beans – a locally owned toy shop!

Linden14 Linden15Magic Beans staff was wonderful! I returned to buy Christmas presents for my God-children and Ben made some great gift suggestions. (It felt like he was a personal shopper for me – which I really appreciated!)

Our next stop was a napkin folding demonstration at Bonsoir (a linens shop)

Linden16Then it was off to look at more cute kids clothing – at Kenzie & Tiny Hanger

Linden17 Linden18 Linden19 Linden20 Linden21 Linden22 Linden23 Linden24I wanted to buy out all of the clothes at Tiny Hanger but my Godkids are 2 & 4 years old now, so they’re growing wicked fast.

By now, even the most seasoned shoppers among us were getting a little tired – so we headed to lunch at The Cottage

Linden25I was pleasantly surprised to be greeted with place cards on the table with every bloggers name!  Lunch was delicious!

Linden26Small world moment – the 1st two bloggers in this photo attended the same college I did – Emmanuel College in Boston.
We think that Emmanuel College Saints make great bloggers.

(I met my husband at Emmanuel & he’s become a blogger too!)

Linden27Here I am – farthest from the camera

After lunch, we headed to one last stop, Impulse – always make time to look at jewelry!

Linden28 Linden29It was a whirlwind of a day – but a fun one!

I was able to cross a few names off my Christmas gift list with post stroll stops back at some stores.

I’ll definitely be back to shop Linden Square soon.

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One thought on “Shop Local – Linden Square

  1. So bummed I couldn’t make it to the stroll! I volunteer at the Quincy Animal Shelter on Thursday mornings and cats need to eat! Looked like a great event! Defiantly need to do some strolling myself and get my shopping done!

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