Nauti Pearl Brings Warmth and Hospitality from founders of Native Sun

Nauti Pearl, Newburyport, Owners of Native Sun

The Nauti Pearl boutique brings a sought-after feeling of warmth and hospitality and home to those who want to wrap themselves in fabulously functional feel-good clothing that reflects style.  This flagship store can be found at 18 State Street, where you feel invited into an intentionally sophisticated space of luxury, art and style with a surprisingly approachable assortment of apparel, home décor and giftware.

An eclectic mix of owner-designed jewels bring a modern twist to every outfit and accessory…this, topped with concierge level service of personal styling makes Nauti Pearl a place to remember. Founders of this multi-store lifestyle boutique are seasoned merchants and artists with a passionate eye for comfort, space and style for all locals to appreciate. Former success includes the famed Native Sun fashion boutique enjoying 5 stores with locations in Massachusetts and Florida in its heyday…and lucky for Newburyport, this team is back and serving us again! Becky Colby, the longtime beloved former Manager of Native Sun for over a dozen years, is the most recent and very welcome addition to the Nauti Pearl team!

Co-owners John and Lisa Darke have built a number of brick and mortar brands, each carefully tailored to the local markets they serve. “Having proven success of the Native Sun brand and the relationships we built, makes it easy to see why Nauti Pearl will thrive.” Relationships with local residents and quality manufacturers are a recipe for long term growth.  “We’ve tapped into our cache of well known apparel and vendor relationships that allow our team to serve in meaningful ways. We are about the locals, and the community we live in to serve with unique style, feel-good ‘goods’ and well-being.”

Each shop features women’s clothing and jewelry that appeals to multiple generations and is a tastefully great experience for a friends or family shopping treat.  Nauti Pearl is one gem of a shop in the center of Newburyport’s charming downtown.

Nauti Pearl is a modern concept retail brand conceived by seasoned jewelry designer, Lisa Darke, when she spotted the classic elegance of a stunning pearl necklace with bling.  In Darke’s signature line, interchangeable rhinestone pins adorn traditional layered pearl necklaces and bracelets which allows for playful elegance and personality.  The fashionable wardrobe pieces in this shop are equally interchangeable, versatile and classic.  Located at 18 State Street in downtown Newburyport, Nauti Pearl features top women’s designer clothing and accessories by Michael Stars, Bailey 44, Nic & Zoe, Margaret O’Leary and Colby Davis of Boston.  Carefully curated gifts and artisan items round out the options for gift giving and self-indulgence.  Visit www.NautiPearl.com for Newburyport, Rockport and Beverly Massachusetts, Cape Neddick and Ogunquit Maine locations and information on upcoming events.

Exquisite Custom Jewelry Within Your Reach

Kaya Jewelers for Custom Jewelry, Newburyport MA

In the past, custom jewelry was a luxury only accessible by the super wealthy. Today, adding a touch of personalized glamour to your style and jewelry collection is more affordable and easier than ever.

The first step to transform your unique idea into a spectacular one-of-a-kind design is finding a reputable jeweler that specializes in custom jewelry. Jewelers capable of crafting the exact piece you imagine are highly skilled artisans who are comfortable behind the workbench crafting both old fashioned and contemporary styles. Also, look for a jeweler able to combine traditional jewelry making techniques with modern technologies, such as 3-D printing, which allows them to easily create multiple models of your dream until it is perfect.

Searching Google for local jewelers and asking friends and family for recommendations are good places to start to find qualified individuals. Many jewelers are also very active on social media, sharing their work on Facebook, Pintrest, and Instagram. Once you have identified a few experts that you feel qualify to create your special work of art, take the time to visit their shops, talk to them about the custom design process, and look at what they have on display to get a feel for their style and ability.

It is also essential to find a jeweler that is going to be a true partner through your entire artistic journey. The ideal person will take the time to get to know you in order to ensure you are completely happy with the final creation. Look for someone who listens and asks you questions about things such as your favorite activities and preferred clothing styles. Learning about you is as an important a step as creating the piece of jewelry itself to ensure you are amazed by the final outcome for many years to come.

Visit Kaya Jewelers on State Street in Newburyport and Market Square in Portsmouth.  The Kaya family has tremendous experience designing exquisite fine jewelry pieces and provides top notch customer support.

 

Local Specialty Food & Wine Shops Feature Great Gift Ideas

specialty food & wine shops, Newburyport MA

Our Greater Newburyport specialty food & wine shops are the go to destination when entertaining and many also feature great gift ideas.  In order to reward customer loyalty and encourage folks to shop local, many retailers provide discounts to Newburyport VIP Card/Mobile App users.  Over the course of the year, folks can enjoy substantial savings, especially during holiday shopping times.

We highly recommend a visit to our local specialty food & wine shops when in search of the perfect gifts.  Your friends and family are sure to appreciate thoughtful/useful food and drink related gifts instead of well intentioned gift attempts that end up becoming “dust collectors.”  Plus shopping local is a great way to support our local Greater Newburyport economy and say thanks to our small business owners.

You can’t go wrong with freshly prepared foods, beautifully packaged quality food products, wines or perhaps a bottle of sparkling cider.  Bucciarelli’s is a wonderful destinations to pick up top quality meats and prepared foods when entertaining and they also carry many specialty food and wine items to help create a beautiful gift basket.  The Grand Trunk Wine & Cheese Shop features many special wines as well as delicious cheeses and other packaged specialty items to enhance the cooking experience.

Locals are familiar with Leary’s Fine Wine & Spirits of Newburyport & Amesbury for their great selection of wines & spirits, but the Newburyport Cheese Market offers an exceptional selection of cheeses cured meats, oils and many other gourmet foods.  New England Wine & Spirits and Port Wine & Spirits offer a broad selection of high quality wines, craft beers, and spirits in all price ranges.

Port Plums is well known for their top quality olive oils and they also carry many other specialty food products as well as unique culinary gift items.  Port Plum offers the quality of William Sonoma yet is more exclusive in that you will find unique items carefully selected by the Mother/Daughter local owners Karen and Katie.

If searching for sweat treats, Greater Newburyport offers quite a few delicious options.  Simply Sweet in downtown Newburyport features amazing hand-made chocolates, nostalgic candies, gluten free chocolates, Vermont nut free products and make sure to ask about the hot-chocolate shots.  Whether you need something special to bring to a party or your hosting one yourself, we strongly recommend the high quality reasonably priced: cakes, pies, brownies, and cupcakes at Dianne’s Fine Desserts.  At the Buttermilk Baking Company everything is made from scratch.  They pride themselves on making small-batch, by hand baking products and do all of the baking in-house.  Nancy’s Marshview Cafe is an exceptional bakery, located on Bridge Road in Salisbury.  Nancy bakes  many wonderful pastries, cookies, cakes, each day and for special occasions we suggest placing an order for one of her delicious cakes or pies.

When in search of great gifts, make sure to consider our Greater Newburyport specialty food & wine shops. Collectively, if everyone in our community makes a few more local purchases each year it has a significant, positive impact on our local economy and benefits our small business owners.  Plus, folks are sure to appreciate quality foods, wines and desserts to enjoy and share with others.

Below is a current list of discounts for the Best of Newburyport VIP Program Specialty Food & Wine shops.  Although discounts don’t change often, they are subject to change.  You can confirm current discounts by checking the VIP Landing Page or by downloading the Newburyport App.

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Best of Newburyport VIP Card/Newburyport App Discounts:  

  • Bucciarelli’s – 10% off ground beef
  • Buttermilk Banking Company – purchase 12 like items & get the 13th for free ($5 or less value)
  • Dianne’s – 20% off purchases & a free single serve dessert 
  • Grand Trunk – 15% off 12 or more bottles of wine 
  • Leary’s – 10% off one non-sale 750 ML bottle of wine & 10% off purchases from the Cheese Market
  • Nancy’s Marshview Cafe – $5 off purchases of $30 or more 
  • New England Wine & Spirits – 20% off 12 or more bottles of wine 
  • Port Plums – 10% off, some exclusions apply 
  • Port Wine & Spirits – 10% off 12 or more bottles of wine 
  • Simply Sweet – 10% off candy shop purchases over $5 and under $100

Tannery Marketplace

By Joe, Joe

Tannery Marketplace, Newburyport

Tannery Marketplace – Newburyport

Restaurants and Shopping in Historic Mill Buildings

Tannery Marketplace shopping & delicious delights

The Tannery Marketplace, located in Newburyport’s South End, is a popular destination for locals and tourists to shop, dine or just hang out. The Tannery, which combines two historic mill buildings and two new buildings spanning across both sides of Merrimac Street,  is home to dozens of one-of-a-kind shops and experiences as well as great places to eat.

From Black Duck Market & Deli which offers snacks and sandwiches, to not one, but two, delicious Thai restaurants—Brown Sugar serving up traditional cuisine and The Joy Nest with a speakeasy atmosphere and street vendor-inspired menu—there is something for every appetite.

Searching for the perfect gift or a treat for yourself? The Tannery is filled with unique shopping featuring items like toys, books, home goods, and more. Pop into Beach Plum Flower Shop for the perfect flower arrangement or swing by Port Plum for an amazing selection of olive oils and specialty cooking supplies. And make sure to visit Gentry’s Consignment to scan their everchanging racks of upscale fashion at affordable prices. For the biking enthusiast, Riverside Cycle, which sells bikes, biking supplies, and also offers repairs, is a must-visit.

Along with shopping and dining, the Tannery is also a destination for experiences. Love the spotlight? Try out a class at the Actors Studio of Newburyport. Hoping for a deep tissue massage? Make an appointment with Body By Fisher Therapeutic massage. Or maybe you want to tap into your creative side? Book a session with the Newburyport Art Association or just swing by to get inspiration from works on display by local artists. The list goes on and on with experiences like children’s dance, musical instrument lessons, yoga classes, and salons.

The beautiful mill buildings are so inviting that some people come just to spend time. Along the hallways are tables where family and friends can hang out and people can relax and read a book or newspaper.

On Sundays, The Tannery Marketplace is also home to the Newburyport Farmers’ Market, which runs from May to November. Local vendors sell fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, cheese, wine, art, jewelry and more, accompanied by live music.

Newburyport is always a destination to shop and dine. Next time you plan a day or night out, don’t forget to head south of downtown to visit all the local companies you can support at the Tannery Marketplace too.

Tannery Marketplace

50 Water Street
Newburyport, MA 01950
978-465-7047
info@tannerymarketplace.com

Downtown Shopping in Newburyport, Experience the Tradition

By Joe, Joe

Downtown Shopping

Follow the cobblestones to your next treasure

Support Local, Shop Small in Newburyport

Newburyport downtown shopping is an experience that leaves a lasting impression, whether you’ve lived locally for generations or you’re just visiting for the day. Walk the streets of Historic downtown Newburyport and you’re certain to make memories that will connect you to these wonderful shops and restaurants. Enjoy the natural beauty of the Newburyport Waterfront while you shop, eat and play. From the charming flower boxes that decorate storefronts, to the unique coastal must-haves displayed within, shop owners strive to exceed expectations.

The words, “Shop Local” are very meaningful in the Newburyport community. Most residents are loyal to our local shops. They have relationships with the owners, managers and staff and they appreciate having access to great shopping right in our local Newburyport community. The downtown features a few corporate retailers but the majority of the shops are privately owned by local small business owners.

Newburyport’s downtown shopping caters to a broad scope of business types. Whether you’re in the market for: fashion boutiques, antiques, art, jewelry, specialty foods & wine, furniture, home décor, floral, pet products, sport’s, health/beauty, or giftware, you’re certain to enjoy the shopping experience! You’ll score the latest seacoast fashions at The Nauti Pearl, and find the perfect jewelry to complement at Pam Older Designs. Gift your kids cool sports memorabilia from the Cuckoo’s Nest, your puppy gourmet treats at Just Dogs Newburyport and yourself a beautiful vintage from  Grand Trunk Wine & Cheese Shop.

The Newburyport VIP Program is a Shop Local marketing campaign that encourages everyone to be socially conscious with their shopping by making an effort to purchase locally whenever possible. Business owners offer VIP Card Discounts to card holders as a way to reward and show appreciation for shopping local. Newburport.com provides free advertising for these local shops in an effort to increase sales and stimulate our local economy.

The “shop local” commitment applies to retailers throughout the Greater Newburyport community but the charming downtown shopping experience is what initially attracts people to visit and or live in this vibrant small city. Thank you to our small business owners for being the heart and soul of the Newburyport community. These small business owners strive to inspire and motivate shoppers with their unique products and services and they pour their heart’s into making certain that each guest has the best experience possible.

We thank you for supporting local, and look forward to seeing your smile after a day full of shopping adventures in Newburyport.

Newburyport Downtown Shopping

Order a Newburyport VIP Card Online to receive discounts from Best of Newburyport Places to Eat, Shop, Stay & Experience throughout the Greater Newburyport area.

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