97 Depot Street 800-324-6014 Auntbonnies . com
For high-quality holistic hemp-based health products , pay a visit to Aunt Bonnie ’ s CBD . This female-owned , independent company was founded on a mission to help people enhance the quality of their lives by managing pain , stress , and sleeplessness with CBD products . Aunt Bonnie ’ s CBD ’ s founder , Vallis Goodermote , partners with USDA-certified hemp farms to source CBD that is 100 % organic and free of synthetic additives and pesticides . Aunt Bonnie ’ s CBD product range includes Sleep Relief Gummies , Organic CBD Oil , CBD Lotion , and CBD Dog Chews that help to relieve stress in anxious pets .
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For full-flavored Mexican cuisine served up with flair and panache , make a beeline for The Avocado Pit . This family-friendly eatery uses fresh and wholesome ingredients to make irresistible tacos , burritos , and salads . The atmosphere and ambience inside of The Avocado Pit is equally as warm and welcoming as the décor , and their staff is both courteous and friendly .
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Located at the Hogback Mountain Scenic Overlook , the gift shop has been a Vermont fixture since 1936 . Featuring maple syrup and cheese , with a variety of Vermont themed gifts and souvenirs . Open 7 days a week year ' round ; just a few miles East of Wilmington , Vermont on Route 9 .
Above All Vermont captures the nostalgia and quality offered by general stores of long ago with a whimsical flair . From the old-fashioned candy counter to an extensive selection of New England made specialty foods and goods . Offering hardto-find items all presented in a wonderful display of old-time country store fixtures and creaky wooden floors !
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4351 Route 7A 802-282-6840 Blewskiesholisticmassage . com
Blew Skies Holistic Massage is run by an experienced and highly-recommended trained massage therapist who is well-versed in a wide variety of massage methods , including deep tissue massage , Swedish massage , prenatal massage , and sports massage , as well as reflexology , cupping , aromatherapy , and Arnica treatments . Book an appointment today and experience the healing benefits of massage firsthand !
4026 Main Street 802-417-5049 Thecrookedramvt . com
With a diverse menu that features dishes made with locally-sourced ingredients and a wide selection of fine wines and exceptional craft beers , it comes as no surprise that The Crooked Ram was named one of Esquire magazine ’ s “ Best Bars of 2021 .” Building on their success , The Crooked Ram recently opened the newest section of their restaurant : The Yard . The Yard provides a romantic and refreshing “ al fresco ” outdoor dining experience , where guests can enjoy woodfired pizza and raw bar platters while taking in unparalleled views of the Green Mountains . Be sure to book a table in advance through their website !
3155 Route 30 Dorset , VT 05251 802-867-7056 Dorsetphysiopt . com
Dorset Physio Outpatient Physical Therapy offers personalized , evidence-based rehabilitation and wellness therapies , and their staff members are highly-experienced , compassionate , and caring . The founder of Dorset Physio Outpatient Physical Therapy , Dr . Kelly Gaiotti , is the only Orthopedic Board-Certified Physical Therapist in the entire state of Vermont . Dorset Physio ’ s Massage Therapist , Jenny Sprague , is nationally certified through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork , and is trained in a number of healing massage techniques . Caryn Packard teaches classes at the on-site MVMNT studio , which focus on personal training for people with movement challenges and corrective performance-enhancing exercises . Working together as a team , Dorset Physio ’ s staff equips their patients with knowledge that empowers them to rise above their physical issues and provides them with valuable support during their personal progression toward a better quality of life .
4620 Main Street 802-768-8498 Ellenbogengallery . art
Ellenbogen Gallery has moved to an attractive new location on Main Street ! After completing an extensive renovation on their new space , Michael and Carolina Ellenbogen are thrilled to be reopening the Gallery to the public this year . Ellenbogen Gallery is known for its inspired collection of non-figurative abstract and contemporary art - and showcases the works of innovative and uncompromising artists . Owners Michael and Carolina are accomplished artists themselves and are proud members of Vermont ’ s thriving artistic community . Stop in at the gallery to pay a visit and peruse their fascinating collection .
4961 Main Street Suite 1 802-768-1930 Sovtantiques . com
Finial & Parquet is well-stocked with fun and unique furnishings and art pieces . The diverse color tones of their wooden chests , buffets , dressers , desks , and antique corner cupboards are sure to lend an air of rustic resplendence to any room , and their paintings and sculptures are a must-have for lovers of nostalgic Americana pieces . Their inventory is constantly shifting , so be sure to check back often to stay up to date on their newest pieces .
4716-A Main Street 802-380-4633 Hazelandbee . com
Hazel & Bee Organics specializes in hand-crafted , natural and organic skincare products , which are made by hand with loving care in small batches in Vermont . In addition to their allnatural specialty soaps , they also offer a wide selection of additional natural beauty products , which include sugar scrubs , lip balm , body butter , candles , healing and soothing salves , face cream and beard balm . Their house-made teas are ideal for natural and healing relaxation , and their soap dishes perfectly complement their handmade soaps .
4943 Main Street 802-362-4051 Italianmarketmanchestervt . com
A fantastic place to discover a little slice of Italy ! With a wide assortment of high-quality Italian food products , such as pasta , flavorful Italian seasonings , hearty sauces , fine Italian wines , and imported specialty meats and cheeses , this inviting shop is a must-visit for lovers of Italian cuisine and culture . Vegans and vegetarians in search of a hassle-free meal that ’ s both tasty and satisfying would be wise to try their vegan and all-natural “ One Pot Meals .” They might be easy to cook – but they are hard to resist .
4919 Main Street 802-768-8314 Manchestermarketplacevt . com
For unique and memorable Vermont gifts and souvenirs , look no further than Marketplace on Main Street ! Their broad selection of Vermontmade products is sure to appeal to both tourists and longtime residents . They feature delicious food items , such as Vermont Maple Syrup , artisan cheese , homemade sweets , and handmade jams . Marketplace on Main Street also offers custom t-shirt design services , and their ice cream counter is scheduled to open in June – just in time for the summer season .
4960 Main Street 802-768-1740 Northshireinsurance . com
Manchester ’ s newest independent insurance agency is open for business ! Northshire Insurance works closely with their clients to personalize their coverage and ensure that they get the best rate on their home , automobile , recreational vehicle , or business coverage . Owner and founder Jeffrey Seidel prides himself on his commitment to exemplary customer service , and is grateful to be able to serve the insurance needs of Manchester ’ s full-time and part-time residents .
1942 Depot Street Pearlsplacevt . com
For southern-style food done right in a stylish country-chic setting , head to Pearl ’ s Place & Pantry . The menu at Pearl ’ s Place features delicious southern favorites , such as Pulled Pork Sliders , house-smoked Prime Brisket , New Orleans Barbecue Shrimp , and Fried Green Tomatoes . Pair it with one of their fine American wines , craft beers , or a glass of small batch bourbon , then pick up some tasty Vermont-made products from their Pantry on your way out . It ’ s the perfect way to take the comforting taste of southern hospitality home with you !
483 Depot Street 802-367-3969 Sabimercantile . com
At Sabi Mercantile , shoppers can browse through a fetching assortment of modern homewares and apothecary products . Owners Ramiro Garay and Serena Jenkins put considerable care and effort into creating their well-curated product range , which reflects the visual qualities of the traditional Japanese aesthetic tradition of “ Wabisabi .” Highlights from their collection of specialty home goods include Japanese tea towels , sheepskins , and handmade ceramics .
5669 Main Street Manchester , VT 05255 802-688-3883 Serenityspavermont . com
Looking to balance your body , mind , and energy with a pampering spa day ? Book a session at Serenity Spa . Located on the grounds of the Aspen Manchester hotel , Serenity Spa offers a wide variety of massage treatments , Reiki energy work treatments , and classes for couples and friends . Their signature massage , the Green Mountain Vibe massage , combines elements of reflexology , stones , and energy work together , resulting in a healing and transformative experience . To further elevate your session , add a locally-made CBD rub to your treatment .
18 Depot Street Manchester , VT 05255 Smugglersnotchdistillery . com
Fans of Vermont-made craft spirits , rejoice ! Smuggler ’ s Notch Distillery has come to Manchester . The acclaimed Vermont distillery is well known for their balanced and unique spirits , such as their award-winning Vodka , Bourbon Barrel Aged Rum , Straight Bourbon , Litigation Whiskey , Hopped Gin , and Blend No . 802 Gin . For those who opt for sweeter fare , a bottle of their bourbon barrel-aged maple syrup will delight the senses . Branded merchandise is also available , as well . manchester life magazine 2022 29
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MANCHESTER & THE MOUNTAINS
MANCHESTER LIFE magazine showcases the beauty , lifestyle , and community of Manchester and the Mountains region . It features a breadth of recreational activities and events , arts , dining , shopping , and lodging choices and highlights the treasures unique to the area . This annual lifestyle publication for residents and visitors includes editorial and photography , area business listings for dining , lodging , activities , services , retail , and real estate ; travel resources , and an events calendar .
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Vermont Maple • Gift Baskets Gift Cards • Specialty Foods Candy Counter • Vermont Cheeses Toys • Puzzles • Games • T-shirts Home Decor • Apothecary Homemade Fudge • Kitchen and more !
Above All Vermont 210 Depot St ., Manchester , VT 802-362-0915 aboveallvermont . com
NEW IN TOWN
anchester has welcomed a number of exciting and enticing new shops , restaurants , cultural attractions , and businesses in the last year . Whether you ’ re a first-time visitor or a lifelong local , there ’ s never been a better time to get out and discover Manchester ’ s new and improved businesses !
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Southern Vermont Arts Center
860 Southern Vermont Arts Center Drive Manchester , VT 05254
Located on a picturesque hillside west of Manchester Center , the Southern Vermont Arts Center ( SVAC ) is one of Vermont ’ s most well-respected institutions . The original structure on the SVAC campus was built on a 400- acre estate . The property served as the home of Gertrude Divine Webster in the early 20th century , an affluent socialite and patron of the arts who enjoyed spending time there during the
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summer . Gertrude was an enthusiastic supporter of Southern Vermont ’ s artistic community , and she owned an extensive private collection of artisan Vermont-made glass .
In 1950 , the Southern Vermont Artists acquired the property , which has since become SVAC ’ s permanent home . Today , the SVAC campus encompasses 120 acres of pristine forest and meadowland . It is home to the stunning Stroup Family Sculpture Park , which is the largest sculpture park in Vermont . The SVAC sculpture park features dozens of phenomenal artworks from artists such as Zac Ward , Vaughn Randall , Paul Higham , Pat Musick , and Abby Golodik , among others . Many of the sculptures at the Stroup Family
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The Italian Market of Manchester
Sculpture Park were installed at SVAC as a direct result of their ongoing collaborative partnership with Salem Art Works in nearby Salem , New York . The sculptures are purposely integrated with the surrounding scenery in gorgeous and inventive ways . Some sculptures are framed by tall trees and flower branches , and others stand in the middle of open fields . The Stroup Family Sculpture Park provides majestic views of the Green Mountains and Taconic Mountains , and SVAC ’ s grounds also have ample space for picnics and dog walking . SVAC ’ s on-site trails are perfect for pleasant outdoor strolls in the summer , and snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in the winter .
Additional facilities on the SVAC campus include the Yester House , an impressive exhibition space with ten distinct galleries ; the Elizabeth de C . Wilson Museum , which houses a finely-curated collection of contemporary artworks ; and SVAC ’ s on-site performance venue , The Arkell Pavilion , which hosts fantastic concerts during the summer season , such as the Manchester Music Festival and Broadway in Vermont ! SVAC ’ s grounds also feature colorful and enchanting gardens , and The Garden Club of Manchester does some wonderful work maintaining the beautiful Boswell Botany Trail behind the Yester House . While visiting SVAC , be sure to stop into the on-site curATE café for a delicious meal made by their skilled culinary team .
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