Westport Store Openings: Winter
Image courtesy Jonathan Adler
Jonathan Adler’s gift to style shoppers in Westport is an irresistible 2,700 square feet of whimsical inspiration for the home. While the iconic “Serving Westport” sign from former tenant Achorn’s Pharmacy is the same, the treasures inside Adler’s new boutique are unabashedly modern. Adler says, “I have a raging obsession with WASPy country club style, so the only thing better than having one boutique in Connecticut is having two. I am thrilled!” It offers design services and fab finds for all. The Gold Piggy Bank, for example, sits in the kids’ section, but we all can stash our pennies in style, right? Jonathan Adler, 166 Main Street, 203-221-4567; jonathanadler.com
Chandeliers in the dressing rooms are just one of the features that will make anyone feel like a kid in a very chic candy store at Groove, a new children’s boutique in Westport. The selection, curated by Westport moms Corri Neckritz and Erin Berk, includes hard-to-find clothing lines like Wildfox, Splendid Baby, and LA Made; accessories; and a host of gifts that will impress at baby showers and birthday bashes alike. Plus, a bonus for time-strapped moms all too familiar with the preparty gift-wrapping rush: Groove provides gorgeous gift bags so every present leaves the store perfectly packaged. 420 Post Road West, 203-557-8111
Catching up with a friend or relaxing solo over a cup of tea is a delightful winter ritual—and David’s Tea is a delicious destination in which to do so. Sniff and sample your way through its more than 150 varieties, and stock up on colorful tins of premium tea and mugs to give as gifts and keep on hand at home. (Mother’s Little Helper, at $6.50/50 g, featuring valerian, is a snow-day sanity saver.) The only David’s Tea shop in Connecticut is located at 135 Main Street, Westport (203-221-4435; davidstea.com).