By Claire Pavlik Purgus
Published in SoCo Magazine (November & December 2006 issues)
Tucked between farmhouses and fields is Partners Village Store & Kitchen, offering
distinctive gifts, books, pottery, linens, specialty foods, toys, and more! Browse their
unique gift collections and then treat yourself to a tasty home-made treat from their
999 Main Road, Westport, Mass.
Premium 70/70 Cigars gets the party smokin’ with their selection of fine cigars, cigar
accessories, pipes, pipe tobacco, the finest humidors in the state, and more! Shop at their
store then take a smoke-break in their newly enlarged Cigar Lounge.
785 State Road, Rt. 6, Westport, Mass.
Lucky for us, we have the Irish Specialty Shoppe nearby. It’s full of charming gifts
imported from Ireland that includes all kinds of exquisite jewelry, sparkling Waterford
crystal, Irish linen, china, pottery, and Irish-made hand-knit sweaters and apparel.
158 President Avenue, Fall River, Mass.
Give a gift that’s worth a thousand words! Photography by Holly focuses on all-
occasion photography, including weddings, maternity, and family or business gatherings,
as well as portraits of your family and children. Meet Holly at her studio or on-location.
344 Main Street, Fairhaven, Mass.
J&J Diamond Jewelry makes shopping for fine diamond jewelry simple. Fine diamonds, precious gemstones, and semi-precious stone jewelry endure the seasons. Custom work
makes it unique. Superior craftsmanship makes it simply exquisite, simply elegant, and
167 Borden Street, Fall River, Mass.
Eva’s Yarn Shop, located in historic Fairhaven, is a cozy haven for knitting enthusiasts. Eva specializes in all kinds of imported and domestic yarns, from wool to the latest
novelties. Browse patterns, shop the shop, and let the kids play in the Kids’ Korner.
42 Main Street, Fairhaven, Mass.
Elizabeth Grady is the world’s best skin-care salon – and they’re in Dartmouth! Pamper
yourself with an excellent array of skin-care products, cosmetics, and services that’ll
leave you feeling renewed and invigorated. Gift certificates available for every occasion
127 Faunce Corner Road, Dartmouth, Mass.
Medi-Spa at the Fox Center offers medical and aesthetic spa treatments, including
Botox, laser hair removal, facials, peels, La Stone Therapy, Reiki, massage, and more!
Put your prettiest face and body forward. Unleash a fresh outlook! Gift certificates
300A Faunce Corner Road, Dartmouth, Mass.
A beautiful smile and whiter, brighter teeth are waiting for you at Dentistry in the
Highlands, specialists in laser dentistry. When planning your purchases this holiday,
consider making an investment for life – in your smile or the smile of a loved one!
673 Robeson Street, Fall River, Mass.
Body Connection specializes in advanced skin therapy for face, mind, and body. Among
the options are Sumishi Microcurrent Therapy (as seen on Oprah) and Phytobiodermie, a
holistic skin care regime that’s much more than a product. Gift certificates are available.
82 State Road (Rt. 6), Dartmouth, Mass.
A visit to The Sea Witch in historical Fairhaven will leave you mesmerized! Marcia has
stocked her shop with bewitchingly beautiful ornaments and accessories for home and
garden as well as unique gifts, jewelry, candles, incense, and much more.
36 Main Street, Fairhaven, Mass.
Celebrate the season with Running Brook Vineyard & Winery, Inc. and fine wine
produced from SoCo-grown Vitis Vinifera grapes under the expertise of viticulturist
Manuel Morais. Their selection includes Chardonnay, White Merlot, and Cabernet Franc.
335 Old Fall River Road, Dartmouth, Mass.
Add more than wine and spirit to your holiday gatherings with Cardoza’s Wine &
Spirits. Shop Cardoza’s and gain access to expert sommelier advice, wine clubs, wine-
tasting parties, ‘women gone wine’ events, and more! Gift cards never expire!
6 Sconticut Neck Rd. Fairhaven, 154 Faunce Corner Rd. Dartmouth, and 455 William S.
Canning Blvd. Fall River; all in Massachusetts
While shopping the New Bedford Seaport, visit Tatlock Gallery, the area’s newest art
repository. It features fine original art, quality reproductions, stationery, books of local
interest, as well as unique exhibits that push the boundaries of art out into the street!
36 North Water Street, New Bedford, Mass.
The Bay suits you best for the holidays and every day. Choose from Trussini from Italy,
Jack Victor, Hart Schaffner Marx, Peerless, and much more! Men’s and women’s fine
designer clothes make fine gifts. Suit up in style. Gift cards are available.
77 State Rd (Rt. 6), Dartmouth, Mass.
Beautiful homes inspire Susan Stone to make beautiful paintings. It’s your home and
garden. It has a history. Immortalize it with a fine art custom rendering. Paintings are
done from site-visits, photographs, and / or blueprints and make wonderfully unique gifts.
Love the look of container-gardening? Roanne and Richard of Nature Contained design
sumptuous seasonal containers. They come large or small, are easy to care for, and great
to give. Also offering floral design services, fresh flowers, wedding florals and holiday
Tiverton Four Corners, R. I.
Find everything fine art at Art Smart, from historic maps and charts—sure to inspire many hours’ worth of conversation—to fine hand-made jewelry, fine original art and
photography, limited edition prints, and expert custom frame services.
Stop and Shop Plaza, Rt. 6, Fairhaven, Mass., 508-997-7500
Rt. 6 behind Papa Gino’s, Dartmouth, Mass., 508-992-8111
Give a gift of divine tranquility—or experience it yourself! Divine Tranquility Day Spa specializes in facials, massage, make-overs, manicures and pedicures. And they’re located on the water to make your spa experience divinely and authentically serene.
1749 Main Road, Tiverton, R. I., 401-624-6844