Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Curling Up By Our Fireplace...With Another Good Book

One of the great wintertime experiences at the Blue Shutters is curling up in front of the fireplace with a glass of wine or a nice book. We'll always have some wine sitting around -- and we have a library that includes some of our favorite books about Gloucester and Cape Ann. Now there's a new addition -- New England Notebook, "a collection of colorful facts, stories and anecdotes" about the special places across our region, Gloucester and Cape Ann. Look for it in bookstores -- and check out our signed copy next time you're here. Maybe even pull up a chair next to the fire.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Join us for the Blue Shutters Holiday Kick-Off -- December 7 & 8!

You're invited to join us on December 7 for our annual Tree-Trimming Party -- in addition to decorating the Blue Shutters Christmas tree, we'll be gathering around the fireplace for some Christmas goodies and “holiday cheer.” Spend the night and you'll be here for another tradition that takes place the next day, December 8 -- our annual open house in support of Por Cristo, a locally-based non-profit organization that helps the poor in Ecuador. Those who join us for the open house can do some holiday shopping – Por Cristo will have for sale artisan-crafted jewelry and items made from sustainable resources of the Amazonian rainforest and elsewhere in Ecuador. All proceeds go to support Por Cristo’s work. There'll be wine and food with a Latin American theme -- and again, plenty of holiday fun. While you're here, there'll be time to head to Gloucester and neighboring communities for "Christmas on Cape Ann" events. Check out this link for more details. We hope we see you that weekend -- whether come for one day or two, whether you spend a night or two or just drop in for a few hours. Call or email us for more details. If all this is not enough to convince you, here are some shots of the fun times from past years.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Crowds on the Beach....in November?

There were a lot of folks on the beach and parked along the street in front of our house on one particular Saturday in November. Why? A beautiful moonrise. It's another reason why you should think about visiting us in the off-season.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Blue Shutters....On the Road Again

We love sharing photos of Blue Shutters "on the road" -- and here are some great ones. There's AnnMarie and Ed in Florida, Patty and AnnMarie with friends on Cape Cod -- and one of Patty snapping picture of wedding couple Joyce & John just down the road by the footbridge

Scenes from our November Food & Wine Tasting

Our Food & Wine Tastings are always a lot of fun -- and that was certainly the case in early November when we gathered for our first of the 2013/14 off-season. There are more events like this planned for early 2014. Watch our Facebook page for details.

Celebrations at the Blue Shutters -- Fall 2013

The Blue Shutters has become a favorite spot for celebrations -- weddings, birthday milestones, engagements, anniversaries. Check out our Facebook page for details behind these shots from the fall of 2013

New Views of from the Blue Shutters -- October 2013

We'll never get tired of sharing photos of the views from the Blue Shutters -- and we hope you're still enjoying them. Here are a few from the past few weeks