Gone Shopping

  • Cheap but chic

    Cheap but chic

    Don’t worry about that big department store up north closing. We have our own department store in Blue Hill in The Turn-Style Thrift Shop. We stopped in this week and found so many good things, including a black, sleeveless rayon blouse to wear this summer with white jeans. That little number is by Chico’s and

  • Sweet talk

    Sweet talk

    Have you started to make handmade Valentine’s Day candy for your loved ones? Get on it. We always need a few trial-and-error batches when trying to make something using hot sugar. We found everything we need to make — or try to make — homemade caramels, marshmallows and more at Rooster Brother on Main Street

  • Cold comfort

    Cold comfort

    A dear, respected colleague is a rabid — I mean avid — runner. She confessed to running no matter the weather, even in last week’s sub-zero degree mornings. So, we thought that you, dear reader, might like to start running in the cold. You know, it being January and the time for fresh starts. We

  • Shop on Main

    Shop on Main

    When God closes one door, he opens another. Bangor is mourning the impending loss of Macy’s. Meanwhile, Ellsworth shoppers are cheering Elizabeth Hilts. The Hancock landscaper/boutique owner has decided to, temporarily at least, move her Hancock boutique to the former Grasshopper Shop location on Main Street in Ellsworth. First, you should know that Hilts only

  • Gone Shopping: Stop and shop!

    Gone Shopping: Stop and shop!

    Ellsworth’s former Grasshopper Shop has been transformed into a festive holiday bazaar where shoppers can splurge and buy a scrumptious cookie to munch on while browsing pop-up shops’ fine goods. Elizabeth Hilts, who owns Hilts Landscaping/Elizabeth’s boutique in Hancock, is among the vendors who have set up shop in the Holiday Marketplace at the corner

  • Gone Shopping: Fill your cup

    Gone Shopping: Fill your cup

    You might want something green to display on a table or windowsill next month after you’ve removed the holiday frippery. Or maybe you’re looking for a gift that keeps on giving. In either case, we were thrilled to find succulents growing in teacups at The Rock and Art Shop on Main Street in Ellsworth. A

  • Pet protection

    Pet protection

    The only thing worse than you getting accidentally shot during hunting season is your dog getting shot. That’s where blaze orange or hunter orange gear can help. L.L. Bean offers a made-in-Maine hunter orange safety dog vest. “It’s become a very popular item for us, not just for hunters, but for other dog owners who

  • Cashmere for warmth

    Cashmere for warmth

    Much of Mount Desert Island will soon button up for winter. The Kimball Shop in Northeast Harbor can help you button up with cashmere sweaters. Mount Desert Islander Shop Correspondent Taylor Bigler said the classic sweaters can be found at the Main Street shop. Bigler found Two Bees oversized cashmere sweaters in cream and navy

  • Gone Shopping: It’s a wrap

    Gone Shopping: It’s a wrap

    Fall is a good time to start buttoning up and that includes your neckline. A scarf can go a long way to keeping you warm during football games, bonfires and hikes. We found scores of scarves at T.J. Maxx in Ellsworth and we only walked away with one, a champagne pink number for $9.99, which