Northampton in the News
We talked to: The Blue Marble (and Little Blue)
We recently had a lovely interview with Cathie Walz, owner of The Blue Marble and Little Blue. Check out what she had to say and what's coming up for the shop!
We talked to: Cheap Thrills Tattoo
We recently had a fantastic interview with Joe Cox, owner of Cheap Thrills Tattoo. Check out what he had to say and what's coming up for the shop!
We talked to: Herrell's Ice Cream & Bakery
We recently had a lovely and invigorating conversation with Judy from Herrell's! Check out what she had to say, what's currently happening for the business, and what's coming up!
We talked to: BAM Nail Studio
We recently had a lovely and illuminating conversation with Alaina of BAM Nail Studio! Check out what she had to say, and what lies ahead for her business... and beyond!
We talked to: Meriyem's Cafe/Bazaar
We recently had a lovely conversation with Rania Yetts, owner of Meriyem's Cafe in Northampton. Check out what's currently going on for the business and what's coming up!
We talked to: Bookends
We recently had a lovely conversation with Madden Aleia, owner of Bookends in Florence. Check out what's currently going on for the business and what's coming up!
We talked to: Tejas Beads
We recently had a lovely conversation with Tejas Beads on Pearl Street. Check out what's currently going on for the business and what's coming up!
Jon Berman Music
We recently had a great conversation with local musician Jon Berman. Check out what's happening for him lately and what he has coming up!
Spill the Tea Sis Home & Gift
We recently had a lovely conversation with Mischa Roy of Spill the Tea Sis Apothecary about their 2nd store!
We talked to: The School for Contemporary Dance and Thought
We recently had an illuminating chat with The School for Contemporary Dance and Thought. Check out what Jen, the Founding Artistic Director, had to say and learn more about the exciting things coming up!
We talked to: beryl
We recently had a fantastic chat with beryl on Main Street! Check out what Maya had to say about her business and what's ahead!
We talked to: Splendor Solis Books
We recently had a lovely conversation with Splendor Solis Books on Market Street! Check out what Dianne and Kevin had to say about their business and what's ahead!
We talked to: Ana Bandeira Chocolates
We recently had a lovely conversation with Dave of Ana Bandeira Chocolates! Check out what he had to say, how things are going for the business, and what's next!
We talked to: Ananda Khalsa Jewelry
We recently had a lovely conversation with Ananda Khalsa of Ananda Khalsa Jewelry! Check out what she had to say, how things are going for the store, and what's next!
We talked to: Alchemy Healing Center
We recently had a lovely conversation with Leta Herman, owner of Alchemy Healing Center. Check out what she had to say about her business and what lies ahead!
We talked to: The Majestic Saloon
We recently had a lovely conversation with Kayla Manzi of The Majestic Saloon. Check out what she had to say, how things are going for the venue, and what's next!
We talked to: Many Layers Cake Shop
We recently had a lovely conversation with Brandee Simone, owner of Many Layers Cake Shop! Check out what she had to say, and learn more about her business.
Spill the Tea Sis Apothecary
We recently had a lovely conversation with Mischa Roy of Spill the Tea Sis Apothecary, a recently opened, amazingly welcoming shop on Main Street! See how things have been going for them thus far and learn some details about what's coming up!
We talked to: Stone's
We recently had a lovely conversation with Alex and Nico, owners of Stone's, a tattoo studio in the Maplewood Shops in downtown Northampton! Check out what they had to say, and book an appointment with them for your next piece of body art!
We talked to: Tiffany Chapman Photography
We recently had a lovely conversation with Tiffany Chapman of Tiffany Chapman Photography. Read more to see what she's up to currently and what's coming up in the near future!
We talked to: Tellus & the Satellite Bar
We recently had an inspiring conversation with Amanda Riseling, Nhan Bui, and Jeremy Werther, owners of the soon-to-be open Tellus & the Satellite Bar, a new eatery/bar/event space in the basement level of Thornes.
We talked to: Ooh La La
We recently had an inspiring conversation with Ali Ingellis, owner of the newly-opened Ohh La La in Thornes. See what she had to say about her business and what's ahead!
We talked to: India House
We recently had an inspiring conversation with Alka of the much-loved India House Restaurant. Read what she had to say about how her family and India House are doing, and what's coming up for them!
We talked to: Downtown Northampton Association
We recently had a great conversation with Amy Cahillane of the Downtown Northampton Association (DNA). See what she had to say about how things are going for downtown Northampton--and more!
We talked to: Downton Valley
We recently had a fantastic conversation with Downton Valley, a beautiful, welcoming B&B Home for women to visit, whether they are from out of town and passing through for business or pleasure, or simply enjoying a staycation "getaway" from their home nearby! It's the ideal spot for adventures, relaxation, and delectable fare. With numerous trails on the property as well as plenty of outdoor relaxation options (from decks and patios to fire-pits and pools!), there is truly something for everyone to enjoy.
We talked to: Positively Africana, LLC
We recently had a lovely conversation with Aimee Salmon, owner of Positively Africana, LLC. Check out what she had to say about her business!
We talked to: Kimberly Vadelnieks Photography
We recently had a lovely conversation with Kimberly, owner of Kimberly Vadelnieks Photography!
We talked to: Wild Chestnut Cafe
We recently had a lovely conversation with Rosalie and Myssie, the owners of Wild Chestnut Cafe in Florence!
We talked to: Bela Vegetarian Restaurant
We recently had a lovely conversation with Lily and Carol of Bela Vegetarian Restaurant, one of the most beloved eateries in Northampton. Check out what they had to say during our interview!
We talked to: The Community Classroom
We recently had a lovely conversation with Megan Allen of The Community Classroom in Florence. Check out what she had to say!
We talked to: Turn It Up!
We recently had a wonderful conversation with Patrick Pezzati of the beloved record store, Turn It Up! Check out what he had to say.
We talked to: Capoeira Gunga do Vale
We recently had a wonderful conversation with Bruno of Capoeira Gunga do Vale. Find out more about this wonderful local business and the practice of Capoeira!
We talked to: Bloom Media
We recently had a wonderful conversation with Lu Abbott of Bloom Media. Find out what they had to say about their new business venture!
We talked to: Sugar Maple Trailside Inn
We recently had a wonderful conversation with Craig Della Penna of Sugar Maple Trailside Inn!
We talked to: Cafe Balagan
We recently had a wonderful conversation with Rachael of Cafe Balagan and Balagan Cannabis (which will open soon). Find out what she had to say and how this new business is going so far!
We talked to: Mill River Music
We recently had a wonderful conversation with Jon and Nina of Mill River Music! Check out what they had to say and how things are going for their business!
We talked to: Turning Leaf Dispensary
We recently had a wonderful conversation with Nicole from Turning Leaf. Check out what she had to say and how things are going for this newly-opened dispensary!
We talked to: Local Burger
We recently had a wonderful conversation Jeff Igneri of Local Burger. Check out what he had to say and how things are going for the restaurant in Pandemic Times!
Looking for a Great Staycation Spot? We Stayed at The Ellery Hotel!
Even if you aren't up for traveling too far these days, there are plenty of ways to "escape"... And booking a local "staycation" at The Ellery Hotel is the perfect way to do just that!
Looking for a Great Staycation Spot? We Stayed at the Hotel Northampton!
Getting a little tired of your own four walls in Pandemic Times, but would prefer not to venture too far afield? Book a “staycation getaway”!
We talked to: Glow Beauty Bar
We recently had a wonderful conversation with Kate Jaksik of Glow Beauty Bar. Check out our interview to see what she had to say and learn more about her business!
We talked to: Northampton Lashes
We recently had a wonderful conversation with Hannah Tsutsumi of Northampton Lashes. Check out our interview to see what she had to say and learn more about her business!
We talked to: Yoga Sanctuary
We recently had a lovely chat with Lindsay Pope, the new owner of Yoga Sanctuary in Thornes. It is a truly special place, with so much to offer our community. Read on!
We talked to: Brits R U.S.
We recently had a lovely chat with Alan Greaves of Brits R U.S. in downtown Northampton. Find out what he had to say about the business and our amazing community in Pandemic Times.
We talked to: CLINIC Alternative Medicines
We recently had a lovely chat with Jen Nery of CLINIC Alternative Medicines in downtown Northampton. Check out our interview to find out what's new at CLNIC and how they are doing in these challenging times!
We talked to: ASSEMBLE
Before the pandemic hit and life as we know it was greatly altered, we sat down with Justin Brown from Assemble for a chat. Read more...
We talked to: Gazebo
We recently spoke to Amy Dickinson and Donna McNeight of Gazebo in Northampton. Their commitment to the store, their customers, and this community is truly heartwarming.
Top 5 Best Places for Unique Gifts--for Others or Yourself!
Are you looking for a truly unique/cool/funky gift for that person in your life who has everything and could use something out of the ordinary? Or perhaps you feel like treating yourself to something a little different? From out there art to hard-to-find treats, here’s our top 5.
We talked to: The Ellery Hotel
We recently spoke to The Ellery Hotel in Northampton. Matthew Cunningham's passion for renovating this beautiful old hotel and turning it into a welcoming, cozy spot for visitors far and near is truly inspiring.
We talked to: Rebekah Brooks
We recently spoke to Rebekah Brooks of Rebekah Brooks jewelry store in Northampton. We were inspired by her passion for her business as well as her positivity about living, working, and raising a family in Northampton.
We talked to: Artifact Cider Project
We recently spoke to Jake Mazar, one of the owners of Artifact Cider Project in Florence, MA. We love his passion for Western Mass and for the cider Artifact produces. His commitment to bringing a high quality, delicious product to the community is truly inspiring.
We talked to: River Valley Yoga
We recently spoke to Suzie Goldstein, owner of River Valley Yoga in Florence. We love her mission, the studio's welcoming and supportive vibe, and Suzie's infectious enthusiasm.
Top 5 Places to Get Cozy This Fall & Winter
Want to find a warm and cozy corner out of the brisk fall and winter air? You’ll find plenty of ideal spots to warm up in Northampton.
We talked to: A2Z Science & Learning Store
We recently spoke to André and Devon Boulay from A2Z Science & Learning Store. We had a lovely chat about the past, present, and future of the store and what makes them most excited about owning a business in Northampton. We love their energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to this amazing store!
We talked to: Ascendance Inner World Arts
We recently spoke to Laurel Anne Boyd, Kathryn Carpenter, and Noel St. Jean Chevalier of Ascendance Inner World Arts in Florence. Their studio is a vibrant, inviting space that offers dance classes to kids and adults alike, as well as plenty of other engaging cultural and educational events!
We talked to: High Five Books & Art Always
We recently spoke to Lexie Walters Wright and Lindsay Fogg-Willits, the owners of High Five Books & Art Always in Florence! We are overjoyed to them as part of Florence's thriving, creative business community.
We talked to: (Fun)struction
We recently spoke to Brent Anderson, owner of (Fun)struction in Northampton. We're so excited to have his fun, creative, hands-on business in town!
Trunk Show Weekend in Northampton - October 11th-14th!
Looking for some fabulous new art, jewelry, clothing, or gifts? Check out some of the trunk show events happening in Northampton October 11-14!
We talked to: Strada
We recently spoke to Anna Bowen, owner of Strada in Northampton. We truly enjoyed Anna's enthusiasm and passion for her work and for Northampton in general!
We talked to: HighBrow
We recently spoke to Andrew Brow, owner of HighBrow, a new restaurant that has recently opened in Northampton. We really appreciated his passion for his vision, his creativity, and his motivation.
We talked to: Kidstuff
We recently spoke to Stacy Rex Buhl, new owner of Kidstuff, the thrift & consignment shop in the heart of Florence. We love Stacy's energy and excitement and her motivation to keep this 27-year-old business alive and thriving.
Top 5 Places to Find an Engagement Ring
Whether you are going classic, vintage, or out of the ordinary, there is a wide range of ring options in Northampton.
We talked to: Cornucopia
We recently had a great conversation with Jade and Nate (and their daughter, Maya!) from Cornucopia. We love their energy and commitment to their business as well as to Northampton.
We talked to: NETA
We had a wonderful interview with Leslie Tarr Laurie, Regional Director of NETA in Northampton. We love having NETA as part of our business community.
We talked to: Miss Florence Diner
We had a lovely chat with Miss Florence Diner's owner, Georgie Brunton, earlier this week. We love the hustle and bustle and old school vibe that lives on in our neighborhood diner.
We talked to: Sticks & Bricks
We recently talked to Liz Karney of Sticks & Bricks in downtown Northampton. We love her creativity, passion, and energy, and her space is utterly beautiful.
Top 6 Great Places for a Burger
When you are hankering for a solid burger, whether traditional or over-the-top, you’ll find some of the best burgers around in Northampton. Satisfy your cravings at some of our top spots:
Top 5 Places to Find a New Book
Dying to lose yourself in a thriller, novel, or the latest autobiography? Browse the amazing bookstores in downtown Northampton and start a new stack for your bedside table or shelves!
Top 5 Places for Vintage Finds
Are you looking for an old school ‘80s lunchbox, broken-in pair of Doc Martens, or a mid-century modern coffee table? Northampton’s got plenty of second-hand and antique shops to satisfy your vintage cravings! Here’s our top 5 to get you started:
Top 5 Best Places to People Watch
People watching has never been more fun than it is in downtown Northampton. Whether you hang at one of the many bars, restaurants, parks, or cafes, there's always something interesting going on.
Top 5 Best Places for Dessert
Whether you need a quick cookie fix to get your energy back during a shopping trip or arts walk or you want to linger over a piece of pie after an early dinner, there are plenty of great spots to fulfill your sugar cravings. Here are 5 to get you started:
Top 5 Best Places to Caffeinate
Need that morning jolt or afternoon pick-me-up? There are so many ways to caffeinate in Northampton. Whether you’re a dyed-in-the-wool black coffee fan, an organic mocha connoisseur, or an expert on types of tea, you’ll find the perfect buzz. Here’s our top 5 to set you on your caffeine quest:
Top 5 Best Places to Feed Your Pizza Monster
Craving a traditional slice? Or looking for a pie with pizazz? With so many pizza joints to choose from, you’ll want to take a full-on pizza tour in Northampton. Here’s our top 5 to whet your appetite:
Top 5 Best Places to Unwind
From hot tubs to yoga studios, there are so many ways to revive your body and spirit. Check out our top 5 to get you started.
Top 5 Best Places for Cocktails
It’s 5:00 somewhere, so head downtown for a classic martini, spicy margarita, local IPA, or organic Riesling. Whatever your drink of choice might be, Northampton has plenty of options. Check out our top 5 to get you started.