The temperature reached 60 degrees today, but a few days last week were a reminder--as if we needed it--that winter can be brutal in the Northeast. By happy coincidence, just as our thoughts turn to bundling up against the cold, two pop-up stores appear on Warren Street, filled with beautiful things for that very purpose.
The first, Spruce Ridge Alpaca Farm Store opened yesterday. Located in the newly renovated storefront at 255 Warren Street, the shop offers apparel made from the fiber of the farm's own alpacas, raised in Old Chatham. There are socks, gloves and mittens, hats, scarves, sweaters and vests, sofa throws, as well as dresses and jackets, in beautiful natural and dyed colors. William and I checked out the store earlier today, and something I'm going back for are mittens that leave the ends of your fingers and thumbs exposed. They're perfect to wear while walking a dog or working at the computer, if you keep your home on the cool side in winter.
Next Thursday, November 21, another pop-up returns: Cashmere in Hudson. This year they are setting up shop at 502 Warren Street, offering the same beautiful things we've come to expect--hats, gloves, sweaters, scarves, wraps, and throws, all made from cashmere.
Both shops will be open Wednesday through Sunday until after Christmas.