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Meet the Squad :: Amy

Meet Amy! Amy is a model for Salem Style and she also helps a ton with brand promotion. If you’re friends with Salem Style on Instagram, Amy should definitely be a familiar face! Here’s some fun facts to get to know her better:

Favorite Season: Mid/late fall, when the humidity is low.

Song that always pumps me up: “I Want You Back” by *NSYNC

You’ll never catch me eating/drinking: Sheet cake

Can’t leave home without: My Salem Style cozy as well as a chapstick

Favorite Salem Style item: Cozy for sure!

Would you rather be able to fly or be invisible? Neither! Instead: Time Travel me back to the 90’s please!

New Exciting Things :: 2019 – Year of Growth

Happy New Year! 2018 was such an exciting year. Chris and I got married, I turned 30, and Salem Style also totally rocked it.

This year, I really wanted to focus back more on Salem Style. This adventure has been great, but I think it can be even better. This year the theme is growth. I absolutely love making handmade knitwear (and will continue to do so!) but as you can see, more items are popping up in the shop. Everything that is available has been purchased from a wholesale distributor and intentionally curated by me, with you in mind. I did not make these items, I wanted to be able to offer a larger variety of accessories that you would think are awesome. Everything I selected will complement the cozy knitwear and goes with the Salem Style brand.

turban twist headbands :: $12

So I will continue making making making like crazy, but just wanted to give you the scoop on the other really cool items that you will see being added to the collection.

moon tote
moon tote :: $18

Thank you again for the love and support. You’re so freaking awesome.

– Julianna

Care Instructions

Caring for your new knitwear: Every item here at Salem Style is handmade with love, and should be cared for with love as well! They key to keeping your knits fresh and clean is following our care instructions.

Winter Island Hats, Willows Scarves & Anderson Ear Warmers:

Hand wash in warm water with mild detergent. Lay flat to dry on a drying rack or towel.

Do not bleach, iron, or dry clean.

The Dunnie Beanie:

Hand wash in cool water with mild detergent. Lay flat to dry on a drying rack or towel.

Do not bleach, iron, or dry clean.

Essex & McIntire Scarves:

Hand wash in warm water with mild detergent. Lay flat to dry on a drying rack or towel.

Hand wash warm and dry flat. Do not bleach or iron. May be dry cleaned.

Forest River Scarf:

Hand wash in cold water with mild detergent. Lay flat to dry on a drying rack or towel.

Do not bleach, iron, or dry clean.

The Chestnut Street Cape Wrap:

Hand wash in warm water with mild detergent. Lay flat to dry on a drying rack or towel.

Do not bleach, iron, or dry clean.

Please be sure to follow these care instructions as closely as possible o keep you knits fresh and clean!

The Shop has Officially Launched!

Salem Style first opened a shop on Etsy in December 2011. Almost seven years later, September 2018 is the latest milestone. Now you can buy cozy accessories directly from salemstylestudio.com under shop.

This has been a dream that is becoming a reality. This new chapter of the shop is just beginning.

It’s incredibly exciting to be sharing this with all of you. At Salem Style, we’re all about keeping you warm and cozy in a great hat and scarf.

gray pompom hat

See the shop here

 

 of course, the Etsy Shop is still open, and you can check out the selection here

Local’s Guide to Salem Massachusetts

When you have a business named Salem Style, you often get asked for recommendations  by anyone planning a trip to Salem Massachusetts. I have compiled this guide (with help from the #SalemStyleSquad) to give you a few ideas that are recommended by Salem Locals!

Where to Eat –

Firenze 2 Lynde St, Salem, MA 01970 – firenzesalem.com

“Best Italian” – Shay & Chris

 

Howling Wolf 76 Lafayette St, Salem, MA 01970 – www.howlingwolftaqueria.com

“Great bartenders great margaritas” – Martina

 

Adriatic 155 Washington St # 1, Salem, MA 01970 – www.adriaticrestaurantandbar.com

“Great food, cozy ambiance.” – Patrick

 

Turners 43 Church St, Salem, MA 01970 – https://www.turners-seafood.com

“They have a cozy atmosphere with a very friendly staff. The seafood is fresh. The food is delicious.” -Allie

 

Kokeshi  41 Lafayette St, Salem, MA 01970 – www.kokeshirestaurant.com

Awesome ramen that is the comfort food you didn’t expect you would be craving, especially on a chilly day.

 

Red’s 15 Central St, Salem, MA 01970 – www.redssandwichshop.com

Great spot of breakfast. Don’t be intimidated by the line out the door, it moves quickly and it’s worth it!

 

Boston hot dog co 60 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970 – www.bostonhotdog.co

It’s an awesome place to grab lunch. The hot dogs are great, and the coleslaw is “better than the colonel’s”.

Where to Drink –

Notch 283 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970 – www.notchbrewing.com

“Great Beer and Atmosphere” – James

 

Opus 87 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970 – www.salemopus.com

“Huge variety on their menu and gorgeous ambiance.” – Sarah

“Great bar and vibes and awesome cocktails!! Always consistent.” – Rachel

“Great Bartenders and live music.” – Shay & Chris

 

Ledger 125 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970 – https://www.ledgersalem.com

“They make the best drinks” – Lindsey

“It’s new and I like the vibes. This is the head chef’s second restaurant – his first one being a huge success.” – Amy

 

Far From The Tree 108 Jackson St, Salem, MA 01970 – www.farfromthetreecider.com

A few blocks from downtown, Far From The Tree is a great place to grab a drink and hang out. Their menu is always changing, so get a cider flight of 4 ciders to be able to try a variety!

 

Where to Shop –

Ocean Chic Boutique & Waterbar 96 Wharf St, Salem, MA 01970 – https://shopoceanchic.com

“Stylish and classy.” -Patrick

 

Roost 40 Front St, Salem, MA 01970 – www.roostandcompany.com

“Great gift selection and I always find something for myself.” – Sarah

 

Haus Witch 144 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970 – https://hauswitchstore.com

“If you’re into it- the classes/workshops/meditations offered at Hauswitch. The calendar is on their website and there’s almost always a beginner class! The vibes are welcoming and I always leave feeling centered and “witchy”, no matter what the event was.” – Amy

 

The Cheese Shop 45 Lafayette St, Salem, MA 01970  – www.thecheeseshopofsalem.com

“Friendly staff and delicious selections of meats and cheeses.” – Allie

 

What to See

Peabody Essex Museum 161 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970 – https://www.pem.org

“Come down to do historical site seeing” – Taylor

 

The Trolley 8 Central St, Salem, MA 01970 – salemtrolley.com

“So many fun stories and you can hop on/hop off all day” – Martina

 

Salem Food Tour – www.salemfoodtours.com

“You get a guided walking history tour and get to try the yummy restaurants” – Lindsey

 

Getting There-

Ferry from Boston 10 Blaney St, Salem, MA 01970  – www.bostonharborcruises.com/salem-ferry/salem-ferry

“Take the Ferry into Boston instead of the train/car.” – Patrick

 

MBTA – https://www.mbta.com/stops/Salem

You can take the train to avoid overpriced Salem parking. Pro tip – Find another station along the Newburyport/ Rockport line and park there.

Seasonal –

The Christmas Trolley  – https://salemtrolley.com/special-tours-6.html

A special trolley tour that helps get you into the holiday spirit.

 

Essex Street in October

There is nothing like being swept up in the Haunted Happenings action right in the heart of downtown.

 

Hotel Salem Rooftop Bar 209 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970 – https://www.thehotelsalem.com

Opening Summer 2018. We haven’t been here yet, but some of us have seen a sneak peek, and we’re pumped.

 

Extra Hidden Gems –

Polonus European Deli and Ice Cream 176 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970 – www.polonusdeli.com

Perfect spot to grab a bite for lunch or get a sweet treat to snack on!

 

Derby Joe 142 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970  – derbyjoe.cafe

“A small coffee shop down Derby Street with amazing coffee.” – Allie

 

Caramel 281 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970 – caramelpatisserie.com

Get a chocolate croissant or a few macarons and treat yourself!

 

The Landing Bar  10 Blaney St, Salem, MA 01970 – www.bostonharborcruises.com/the-landing/salem-landing

Awesome outdoor bar right by the ferry dock with a great vibe.

 

Enjoy Salem!