Beautiful Ways to “Deck the Halls” for the Holidays

The excitement of the holidays and all that they entail has arrived. If you are looking for inspiration to “Decking the Halls” with holiday décor, Exclusively Gifted has found some design inspiration to help infuse your home with happiness and memories of Christmas past and igniting the spirit within that we all look forward to each and every year. 

Inside Inspirations:

Outside Inspirations:

For additional ideas, visit our Pinterest board:

Fresh, Locally-Sourced Takeout?


5 years ago owner Monica Fletcher turned what was once her hobby into one of the best takeout places in the South Shore – Acorn Canning Company located at 1175 Ocean St, Marshfield, MA.

When you walk into Acorn Canning Company, you have a look into the funky fun that happens in the kitchen as your food is being created. Walls are covered with cookbooks and counters sport not only Fletcher’s creations, but support other local business’ products, such as Jenny D’s Bees Honey.

Each day, food is made from scratch and includes everything from homemade pies, towering to-die-for sandwiches, delicious salads, and heart-warming soups served with a sense of humor that leaves you wanting to go back for more.

The menu changes daily as Fletcher relies on the fresh local delivery of food and creates her menu based on what she has on hand. The daily offerings can be found on the Acorn Canning Facebook Page.  Along with the regular menu items, customers can also call to request special dishes or dinner for the night.

The freshness is just part of what makes Acorn Canning Company’s food so good. What really makes Acorn Canning Company great is Monica Fletcher. She cooks with her whole heart, which you can taste in every piece of bread, pie, and biscuit she makes. But what’s more is the time she takes to get to know every customer (and when she sends your husband home with free soup and homemade tortillas when you are sick because she knows it’s your favorite).

So if you are looking for the perfect gift for the foodie in your life, send them a gift card to Acorn Canning Company.

The Local Wine Tasting Experience


If you’re looking for a thoughtful gift for someone who enjoys and seeks out local wines wherever they go, look no further than Plymouth, MA, where the new 1620 Winery & Wine Bar is located.

Owners Robert & Raquel Mullaney welcome all of their guests with a big smile and with open arms.  Robert is not only a Co-Owner but also the Vintner as he comes from a long line of Sicilian wine makers (Fazino) and is tapping into his Italian influences to create delightful wines here in the states.

Guests can also enjoy their chosen bottle of wine with a pairing board that is made only with the finest artisanal meats and cheeses, hand selected and locally sourced right here in New England.

They have several options with which to enjoy their experience; outside around a fire pit overlooking historic Plymouth waterfront and harbor; inside on a plush couch in front of the crackling fireplace; next to the Grand Piano enjoying live music, or they can cozy up to the beautiful bar where they will most likely be able to have a fun and lively chat with Co-Owner Raquel.

eGift Cards for 1620 Winery & Wine Bar can be emailed instantly or printed for hand-delivery or mail.  Send a Gift Card

What to Wear Wednesday

Start with Color Analysis

To craft your perfect fall wardrobe, start with knowing which colors light up your face and make you look vibrant, younger and healthy.  Luckily for you, Cape Chic Company is hosting a Pop-Up Color Analysis with expert Wendy Jacobs on September 29th & 30th! Registration includes leather swatch wallet, make-up consult and detailed ratings of your palette. Small group session, $195/each. Call Cape Chic Company, located at 104 Palmer Avenue, Falmouth, MA 02540,  to reserve your spot today! 508-548-1232


Add a Fall Cape

Capes are in again for fall and 3 Daughters Jewelry, Apparel and More in Plymouth, MA has our favorite (and Coco’s too!). Made in the USA, these capes are a great addition to your work or casual fall wardrobe:


Fall Flannel Fashion

Like a more relaxed look? Fall is in the air and Flannel is on the shelves at Sportworks Ltd in Duxbury, MA with our favorite flannel shirts and outerwear from Mountain Khakis.


Finish with Some Bling

Whether your look is relaxed or put-together, these one of a kind hand-crafted sterling silver sea glass earrings from Silverstorm & Co will add a subtle elegance to complete your look.


Now that we’ve shown you our favorite looks on this What to Wear Wednesday, leave us a comment telling us what your favorite fall fashion trends are and where you like to shop local!


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2016 South Shore MA Awards!

Congratulations to all of our local business partners on their ‪‎2016 Best of the South Shore and Readers Choice awards! We knew you were the best and now the rest South Shore, MA does too!

acorn-canning-coAcorn Canning Company

  • #1 Takeout Restaurant in Marshfield
  • Honorable Mention for Bakery

Olympus Grille

  • Honorable Mention for Takeout
  • Honorable Mention for Catering

Peel Pizza Company

  • Best Pizza in Cohasset (Honorable Mention in Hingham)

Rio Brazilian Steakhouse

  • #1 Steakhouse in Plymouth

Bella Aesthetics

  • Gold Regional Award for Manicure/Pedicure
  • #1 Manicure/Pedicure in Cohasset
  • #1 Massage in Cohasset

KYMA cosmetic surgery | anti-aging center

  • Honorable Mention Day Spa in Norwell

Spa-tique Day Spa

  • #1 Choice for Best Day Spa/ Massage in Marshfield
  • Silver Regional Award for Day Spa/Massage
  • Best Massage & Best Wax in South Shore Living 2016 Best Issue
  • Honorable Mention for Tanning Salon

Dragonfly Yoga Studio

  • Honorable Mention Health Club/Yoga

Mono Mono Boutique

  • #1 Choice for Gift Shop in Marshfield
  • #1 Choice for Toy Store in Marshfield
  • Bronze Regional Award for Gift Shop
  • Honorable Mention for Jewelry Store
  • Honorable Mention for Children’s Clothing
  • Honorable Mention for Home Decorating

Sportworks, Ltd

  • #1 Choice for Sporting Goods Store in Duxbury
  • Bronze Regional  Award Sporting Goods Store
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10 Ways to Celebrate National Girlfriend’s Day


National Girlfriend’s Day is today, August 1 and we are here to help you celebrate with our top 10 ways to celebrate!

  1. Grab coffee and an Italian pastry at Anna-Maria’s Dessert Café
  2. Start the morning working out together at Back 2 Health
  3. Rent a SUP from Sportworks and go paddle boarding together
  4. Get pampered with a massage, facial, or pedicure from Aura Day Spa, Bella Aesthetics, KYMA, Phoenix Massage Therapy and Wellness, or Spa-tique Day Spa
  5. Get fitted and feel beautiful with new bras from Sheer Elegance Lingerie Boutique
  6. Rent bikes at Tygart Mountain Sports and hit the trails of Vermont
  7. Enjoy drinks together tonight at 1620 Winery and Wine Bar, Dunbar House & Restaurant or Marshfield Tavern
  8. Book a Girlfriend’s Getaway with Susan Peavey Travel
  9. Take a yoga class at Dragonfly Yoga Studio
  10. Enjoy an evening meditation together with Mindful Presence