Shopping Trip: Nesting on Main

Back in October, when most of you weren’t stressing about holiday hoopla, I was running (and writing) myself silly pinpointing the perfect holiday gifts to feature in print magazines. This year’s “Boston Globe Magazine Holiday Shopping Guide” took me to Concord, MA that lovely little New England town where literary legends Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Nathaniel Hawthorne once lived. And let’s not forget Thoreau and Walden Pond.

It being a gorgeous, upscale hamlet, there is actually some excellent boutiques in town. Viola Lovely is one of my favorites for shoes; Tess & Carlos for pricey clothing. I discovered Hatch, a clean-lined white shop with modern home and baby¬† accessories. Another find was Nesting on Main, an aerie full of artfully arranged antiques and vintage trinkets. I took tons of photographs that I thought you’d enjoy.






Author: StyleCarrot

Marni Elyse Katz is a design writer and editor who lives in Boston and Cape Cod with her husband, two sons, and a cat. She blogs about design at

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