We don't want to rush the holidays, but we do want to give you a heads up on two Blue Shutters events that will help you get into the spirit of the season.
On Saturday December 1, we'll hold our annual Blue Shutters Tree Trimming. Come see the Blue Shutters dressed for holidays and help us
finish by decorating our tree. Bring a contribution for the Gloucester
food pantry, we'll give a 10 percent discount off your stay that
weekeknd (Friday and/or Saturday). We'll
have some holiday goodies and a blaze going in the fireplace -- and of course,
lots of good cheer (check out the happy faces of the folks who joined us last year).
If you stick around for the next day, you can join us for another annual event -- our "Taste of Latin America" Open House in support of Por Cristo. There will be some wine and food with a Latin American theme,
courtesy of our own "celebrity chef" Mark Sapienza of the Langham Hotel in Boston, and some Spanish wines, courtesy of our resident wine expert
Kathy Hill of the Traveling Vineyard (fyi -- this
will be a sneak preview of the Food & Wine Tastings Mark and Kathy will be
doing at the Blue Shutters after the holidays).
favorite part of the day is a "bazaar" where you can shop for
jewelry, scarves and other items from Ecuador (Why
Ecuador? This is where Por Cristo has been doing charitable work for more
than 20 years -- bringing doctors, medicine and medical equipment to one of the
poorest parts of South America -- and all the proceeds from the sale of
these items go to support their work).
hold this at the beginning of the holiday season, giving folks a chance to
find some unique Christmas gifts (check out the items on display last
year in the photo below).
come for both events -- or just stop by on Sunday for the open house. And of course, while
you're here, you can slip out and walk the beach or head into town for lunch or
Whatever you decide, we hope to see you that weekend.