Decorating for the holidays? Looking for the perfect, unique gift for that special someone?
Home Remedies is here to help!
With so many beautiful things to see and do in Maine during the holiday season, from the tree lightings in Monument Square and at L.L. Bean, to the re-opening of the skating rink at Thompson’s Point, to the magical Botanical Gardens Aglow, we know it can be hard to choose what to do, or see, first!
Home Remedies is no different. Our space is practically overflowing with amazing and unique items, perfect for your home, or as sought-after gifts! It can be hard to know where to look first, but we can promise you’ll see something you’ll love!
Spend enough time in the store and there are certain things you’ll hear again and again from customers as they arrive…
“I’ve driven past time and time again, and kept meaning to stop in…”
“What a great space!”
and, possibly the most frequent; “Wow! It smells SO good in here!”
…and they’re right: it DOES smell good in here! From our extensive candle inventory to our hand-rolled incense, you’ll find the perfect scent to make your home feel extra cozy and festive this holiday season. And we should know…we’ve been testing the merchandise!
Are you on the hunt for holiday gifts for the foodies in your life? Look no further!
We’ve got everything you’ll need for your fan of cooking, or just your fan of food: gorgeous cookbooks, cast iron pots, charcuterie boards, and small spice holders shaped like pigs, of course!
We also sell books about cocktails, and glassware for serving said cocktails…both new, and vintage!
Possibly our favorite sense, any fabric-lover knows that you just have to touch it to know if you love it!
If you’ve ever been in the store as we unpack new bolts for the in-house racks, or new sheepskins from New Zealand, you’ll have heard the oo’s and ahh’s from every member of our staff as we all rush to feel things as they’re unboxed.
From our Dash & Albert Rug wall to our display of Turkish bath towels and organic cotton sheets, we have plenty of items that you’ll want to pet…and you’re welcome to!
Nothing says “Cozy Home” like rooms filled with layers of soft, cuddly, and textured things!
We’re known around town for our hopping tunes; you never know what we might be listening to when you come in to shop! Some members of our staff can often be heard singing along, or even seen dancing!
But don’t take our word for it…come hear for yourself!
THINGS TO DO IN MAINE THIS WEEK:
THE RINK AT THOMPSON’S POINT GRAND REOPENING
10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. Open through Feb. 24. The Rink at Thompson’s Point, 10 Thompson’s Point, Portland, $10, $6 for ages 5 and under. therinkatthompsonspoint.com
If your plans for outdoor fun are on thin ice, it’s time to lace up your skates and hit the rink at Thompson’s Point because they’re opening for the season on Saturday. Bring your own skates or rent a pair for $3 and have at it! They’ve got nearly 10,000 square feet of ice and several warming areas to keep your toes thawed out.
There’s also on-site food, treats, alcohol and warm beverages available so you can really make a day, or night, of it. Budding skaters under the age of 12 can hit The Polar Bear Skate Pond beginners rink. Keep your eye on the rink’s website and Facebook page for theme nights and other special events all season long.
Staff photo by Gabe Souza
CHAYA HOLIDAY BENEFIT POP-UP OPENING RECEPTION
5 to 9 p.m. Friday. Chaya Jewelry Studio, 22 Cottage Road, South Portland. On Facebook
Here’s a chance to shop small in SoPo while supporting a wonderful cause.
The Chaya Holiday Benefit Pop-Up shop will be open Wednesday to Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through Christmas Eve. Hit the opening reception on Friday where you can meet some of the artists, enjoy refreshments and get first crack at some of their creations.
Participants include MJ Benson, Gryffon Ridge Spice Merchants, Shannon Wong Pottery and Chart Metalworks among several others. Portions of the proceeds from all sales benefit Camp Sunshine, a free, year-round retreat that provides respite, support, joy and hope to Maine kids with life-threatening illnesses and their families.
Mug made by Shannon Wong at Wong Pottery.Photo courtesy of Chaya Jewelry Studio
COASTAL MAINE BOTANICAL GARDENS AGLOW
Nov. 15-Dec. 31, Thursdays through Sundays from 4-9pm
(closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve.) Join us for the largest light show in Maine! See hundreds of thousands of lights, strung through the upper gardens in a beautiful display.
Gardens Aglow is a ticketed event that delights people of all ages.
Tickets are on sale now! http://www.mainegardens.org/calendar-events/gardens-aglow