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John Derian
Law St. (back of 396 Commercial St.), Provincetown
Entirely worth a day trip from anywhere else on the Cape, John Derian’s telltale mix-and-match style is on full display at his teeny Provincetown outpost, which happens to sit just steps from his summer home. Once you’re done picking through the intricate serving platters, paperweights, and cake stands in all their découpage glory head over to Nor’East Beer Garden for a dozen of the freshest Wellfleet oysters and a cold one or two. Staying overnight? With its insane ocean views and excellent restaurant, the centuries-old Red Inn is your best bet.
Table & Tulip
461 Shawmut Ave., South End
Table & Tulip is known for their whimsical, romantic designs. Their fresh-cut floral arrangements, which you can pick up in the store or order online, are stunning and often fabulously inventive (for example, artichoke stalks mixed with roses). Also great: Table & Tulip offers a two-hour floral design workshop where you can learn the craft of arranging flowers with their design experts while enjoying some apps and champagne—and the arrangement you make is yours to keep.
Wellfleet Drive-In Theatre Flea Market
51 State Hwy., Rte. 6, Wellfleet
During the summer season, the Wellfleet Drive-In Theater grounds become a sort of meeting spot for the entire community. At night, it functions as an old school drive-in theater and during the day plays host to an adorable kids playground and miniature golf course. On the weekends, the space morphs into a sprawling flea market with dozens of stalls devoted to everything from kitschy Cape Cod memorabilia to one-of-a-kind antiques.
Winston Flowers
131 Newbury St., Back Bay
Now a third-generation company with seven locations in New England, Winston Flowers began as a father-son team, with a pushcart parked in front of the Ritz-Carlton hotel on Newbury Street in 1944. Winston Flowers prides itself on their close relationships with growers—they purchase their blooms directly from the growers and each one is hand selected. They also highlight local farms, particularly in the time period spanning from late summer to early fall, when favorite flowers like sunflowers, peonies, and lilac are in season. In addition to the first permanent Winston location in the Back Bay (open seven days), there is a second Boston shop in the Financial District (open weekdays).
Winston Flowers
176 Federal St., Financial District
Now a third-generation company with seven locations in New England, Winston Flowers began as a father-son team, with a pushcart parked in front of the Ritz-Carlton hotel on Newbury Street in 1944. Winston Flowers prides itself on their close relationships with growers, and they also highlight local farms, particularly from late summer to early fall, when favorite flowers like sunflowers, peonies, and lilac are in season. The Financial District shop is open weekdays only; the other Boston location, the original one in the Back Bay, is open seven days a week.
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