Retail Therapy Day
We have such a great array of shops, boutiques, and galleries to get through, one day won’t be enough! Start at one end of town and work your way through remembering to head up both arms of Main St and along Edgewater St. See more on our “SHOP” page or just wing it and zig-zag into whatever enterprise calls to you!
Did your mom ever make you eat soap? We certainly hope not! But Sugar Bubbles Bath Bakery might make you want to — their homemade soap looks (and smells) like dessert!
If you’re hungry, stop in at Haskapa to sample the wonderful flavour and antioxidant properties of the locally grown haskap berry. Pick up some edible gifts and Mahone Bay branded products.
Want to see how things are made (and then bring them home)? Visit the gallery and workshop at Amos Pewter to watch artisans at work making stunning pewter gifts that reflect our natural surroundings and heritage.
Around here, to “have a yarn” means to enjoy a chat. Happily, if you need wool AND want to chat, at Have a Yarn you’ll find both! Speaking of wool, Encompassing Designs Rug Hooking Studio and Spruce Top Rug Hooking Studio carry brilliant and colourful local art and offer workshops so you can make your own souvenirs!
Perhaps in your hurry to get here, you didn’t pack the right sort of clothes. Between Peacock Vintage, Cosmic Hippie, Tummy to Mummy, and Suttles and Seawinds, you’ll be able to find that perfect little black dress, sleeper, t-shirt, or pyjama set.
Need some new footwear to match that new outfit? Mahone Bay Trading Company has shoes, glorious shoes. The selection and quality will convince you that you didn’t bring enough with you. Who doesn't love a new pair of shoes?
Round the corner and all along the way, you’ll find an impressive variety of gifts shops and galleries, each with a unique selection — A Novel Idea Bookstore, Osprey Gallery, Northern Sun Gallery and Gifts, Here Nor There, My Home Bay, Seamist Studio, and The Teazer all have a diverse array of exquisite treasures and whimsical items. How to decide?
If you can’t decide WHAT you need next, Sweet Ride Cycling’s motto is “People on bikes, all hopped up on candy.” Guess what they have there! Did you forget your ukelele at home? You might need one if you get the urge to join in the live music at a local pub or brewery! Buchanan’s House of Music has all things musical, big and small.
And don’t forget to pamper yourself! Handily scattered along the shopping route, Cocoa Organic Spa & Boutique, Lotus & Thistle Body and Spirit, and Sprig Apothecary offer various services and stock many heaven-scented products and potions to ensure you feel extra-wonderful during your already perfect vacation.
Working vacation or shopping not your thing? If you just need to pop in somewhere to check in on that big project you just couldn't leave behind, Work Evolved has a great co-working space with a drop-in rate of $5/hour conveniently located just under The Mug and Anchor pub!
Hungry or thirsty after all that shopping? Check out our suggestions for a gourmet day in Mahone Bay.