Dec 092014
 
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Linden Square

**Disclosure:  I attended a sponsored media event, but all opinions expressed here are strictly my own and were not influenced in any way**

Last week I had the chance to meet up with a few fellow area bloggers and take a little stroll around some of the shops and boutiques at Linden Square in Wellesley. You’ve never heard of Linden Square?  Let me tell you a little bit about it!  Linden Square is a 250,000-square-foot shopping, dining and lifestyle destination located in the heart of Wellesley, MA and it’s only ten miles outside of Boston.  There are all sorts of fun shops, restaurants and services to choose from there.

Our first stop of the day was Roosters Men’s Grooming Center. At Roosters, you’re going to get charm and comfort of a classic barbershop, but it’s combined with barbers who are skilled in modern men’s haircuts and grooming techniques.  In order to demonstrate a little bit of what they do there at Roosters, we all had the opportunity to shave a balloon with a straight edge razor. Trust me, it wasn’t as easy as it looks.

Linden Square Roosters

The first shop we visited was Kenzie,  which has all sorts of great gift ideas for kids, tweens and teens!  They had so many fun things like these super cool donut pillows (pictured below) that I loved, lots of clothing, accessories, party dresses and so much more. Kenzie definitely caters more towards girls from ages 7-14, but there are a few boys things in there, too.

Linden Square Kenzie

Right next door to Kenzie was Tiny Hanger, which specializes in items for babies & toddlers.  They had lots of fun toys, clothing, shoes and things you need for your little ones (think bibs).

Linden Square Tiny Hanger

After that we headed over to Magic Beans to hear about some of the hot toys this year.  In addition to the classics like Legos and Playmobil sets, things like Sands Alive, Minecraft toys and board games are really popular this year.  I am planning on getting my boys a few of those Minecraft toys because that’s huge in my house right now.

Linden Square Magic Beans

After all the fun with toys, we had a chance to head over to Bonsoir Fine Linens.  There we were able to look at all the gorgeous holiday decorations they sold, get some Christmas tablescape ideas, as well as watch some napkin folding demonstrations.

Linden Square Bonsoir

Over at Sara Campbell, we got to look at some of the amazing ladies clothing and accessories that are hot this season.  I wanted one of everything in the store.

Linden Square Sara Campbell

Next up was Tobey Grey, where we got to check out some more of the latest casual fashions for both men and women.  I am hoping Santa brings me a few things from Tobey Grey this year.  Did you know that they will hem your jeans for you there if they are too long and their staff will help you find a pair that’s just right for you.  I love that kind of personalized attention.

Linden Square Tobey Grey

And then we came to CERI, or as I called it, heaven.  I am all about the accessories and CERI is the place to go if you are looking for jewelry, handbags, scarves, clutches or clothing.  They had a little bit of everything and I could have easily spent all day (and all my husband’s money) in there.

Linden Square CERA

About 2/3 of the way into our window shopping adventure, we stopped for lunch at The Cottage.

Linden Square The Cottage

When we arrived at our table, there were Cottage Nachos  (jack + cheddar cheese, guacamole, spiced sour cream, pico de gallo) and Aloha Chicken Tenders (crispy, boneless, papaya-buffalo sauce, pineapple salsa. blue cheese dip) waiting for us.  Both were divine.

For lunch I chose the Grilled Chicken Sandwich (feta cheese, grilled red onions, guajillo chile aioli, arugula, avocado, toasted ciabatta) which was beyond amazing. If you go to The Cottage, try it – you’ll thank me.

You can see The Cottage’s full lunch menu here if you’re planning on going.  And you totally should.

Linden Square The Cottage Chicken Sandwich

Our final stop of the day was IMPULSE and this was another one of those places where I wanted to take home one of everything.   In addition to one of the most amazing collections of jewelry I’ve ever seen, they had a whole wall of Sisco Berluti bracelets and I was lucky enough to start my collection that day thanks to the lovely ladies at IMPULSE.  Now I think I am hooked, though – I want one in every color.

Linden Square IMPULSE Boutique

While you’re at Linden Square, you can get your fitness on, too.  You’ve probably heard all the buzz about Barre classes, right?  Well Pure Barre at Linden Square runs new client specials so that you can go try barre for yourself.  In addition, you can stop in there for gift cards, fitness attire and more!

Interested in a fancy schmancy holiday twist in your hair?  You should stop by Salon Maleah.  ln addition to all the regular hair services they provide including color, cuts, styling, foils, perms and straightening, they will style your hair for any holiday parties you have coming up. While we were there, we were able to watch a few of the stylists demonstrate how to get the latest holiday looks on a few of my fellow bloggers.  The lighting didn’t cooperate, so I don’t have any pictures for you, but the two ladies that had twists put in their hair came out absolutely lovely.

If you’re worn out from all that shopping, call Bella Sante and set up an appointment.  Bella Sante is a “Best of Boston” day spa offering facials, massages, body treatments, vichy water treatments, pedicures, and manicures.

Finally, we can’t forget our four legged friends. Unleashed by Petco provides all the Petco know-how and knowledge in a unique smaller store which is convenient and fun. You can get all of your pet supplies, dog training and grooming in the Wellesley store.

Sounds like a great place to shop, right?  If you’re thinking about heading over there to get the rest of your holiday shopping done (and I highly suggest you do because there is even more stuff there than what I told you about), they’re located at 181 Linden St in Wellesley. Be sure to check out their current events, too.  You never know what fun things might be going on over there.

Keep up with Linden Square on their social media channels, too.  They’re on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter so you will never miss an update.

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  133 Responses to “You Can Do All Your Holiday Shopping in One Place at Linden Square in Wellesley #shoplindensq #LindenSquareElf”

  1. Looks like a wonderful shopping experience and would love to go there if I lived closer 😉

  2. I still have a few people on my list I will have to check that place out.

  3. I’d love to do some holiday shopping there! It looks like they have a lot to offer!

  4. That looks like a great place to shop. I love that they have everything.

  5. It would be great if I could polish off my Christmas list all in one place. Thanks for sharing!

  6. That looks like a great place to go shopping for the day. I’ve made a dent in my list, but am not finished yet.

  7. I love when I can get everything done at once. I hate having to drive from store to store.

  8. Minecraft is huge in our house right now too. I’m loving the fringe on the blue bag, that’s sharp!

  9. That looks like a great place to go shopping!

  10. I could do some real retail damage at this place — so many cool places to shop! If I ever visit the Boston area, we might have to make a stop here.

  11. I haven’t even started – ha-ha

    looks like a fun day and great place to shop.

    my daughter would love the minecraft stuff too and some of those scarves 🙂

    thanks for sharing!

  12. It sounds like they do have it all! I still have a lot of Christmas shopping to do. I am just so busy, I haven’t gotten around to much of it yet. I need to hurry so I can enjoy just being with my family the last week and not stress over it much.

  13. It seems like a good way to shop:) I hope I visit your area sometime!

  14. I’m still finishing up my Christmas shopping. I always say I’ll have it finished by now, but I never do. =( This looks like a great place to wrap it up though.

  15. Great post! It looks like I could get lost in there for days and days!

  16. What a fun and fashion-filled day that was! There were so many great places to buy presents – I managed to knock a few off of my list AND got food for dinner at Roche Brothers. Love when a shopping trip is such a success.

  17. Sounds like a GREAT place to go shopping for – just about everything!

  18. I love the Linden Square shops! There are just so many fun ones and I love that there are so many unique choices! I’ve made the trip from Western MA in a few times to shop there!

  19. This shopping center sounds amazing!! There is a little bit of everything there.

  20. I would love to do Christmas shopping there. It looks like a bunch of cute shops.

  21. his face waiting for the balloon to pop is so funny! There is just about everything there!

  22. oh my gosh, I could go crazy here. I mean, like hide somewhere and stay all night crazy. LOL Anything that makes shopping more convenient for a busy mom is awesome.

    NOTE: A little thing that a friend of mine who lives in Boston brought to my attention: I don’t know if your boys are into Marvel and Super heroes, but apparently Captain America himself Chris Evans is hosting a holiday charity party at a restaurant called Fifty Water on Thursday night. There is a FREE autograph session from I think 4 to 5:30 pm Just For Kids!! no adult fangirls without a kid allowed! Then a bigger adult party later that night with half the proceeds going to a local charity. Just thought I’d pass that on!

  23. It really does look like a lovely place to shop. I love one stop shopping.

  24. such a complete one-stop-shopping! Perfect for the holiday season..everything you display worth buying…I can imagine I’ll go crazy there 🙂

  25. Wow Linden Square sounds super convenient to shop at.

  26. It looks like a fun place to spend the day. Your sandwich is making me drool!

  27. I wish I lived in the area to go check that out. Your lunch looked amazing!

  28. Oh, I HATE shop–hopping, so this place would be for me! I love shopping at places where I can get a lot of the things one my list at once. I also think the shops look adorable… and The Cottage’s menu sounds yummy.

  29. Omg this totally looks like the shopping center to go to!!! What a neat place 🙂

  30. Wow, this looks like a really great shopping center!

  31. This looks wonderful shopping center. Everything in one place.

  32. I hate going holiday shopping because of all the crowds so I would love this place. Everything is in the same place so there is no hassle.

  33. I’m not a fan of shopping this time of the year because it is sooo crazy. I would, though, shop at Linden Square if I lived near it. What fun ideas you found.

  34. Wish i lived close, i would love to do all my shopping in one place be done with it and go home lol

  35. Looks like a really cool place to shop! I’ve never heard ot it but I’d love to be there.

  36. This looks like a great place to shop and get all your Christmas shopping done. I like when there are so many different shops under one roof.

  37. What a fantastic shopping experience – it looks like there is so many lovely little shops to explore 🙂

  38. Now that is a shopping trip I could get into. Sounds wonderful.

  39. Wow! Lot’s of great shops at Linden Square. I could do a lot of damage to our credit in just one trip! 😉

  40. I see at Sara Campbell, they have some cute vests. I have just started wearing vests. Not sure why I never wore them before

  41. That is a nice shopping center looks like a lot of high end stores:)

  42. What a fun shopping day! I love little boutiques and specialty stores for holiday shopping!

  43. Having so many shops in one place is great because you can get everything you need!

  44. Sounds like such a fun place to shop! Love that you can get so many different gifts in one spot!

  45. Looks fab and good ideas to get it all done at once.x

  46. Ok, next time I’m in MA, I’m going to stop in here. Amazing stores, and such cute things! I absolutely adore that blue purse!

  47. That place looks amazing! I wish they had things like that here in Florida!

  48. Oh I want to go right now. Sounds like such a great place to go shopping and spend time. Thanks for sharing.

  49. This place looks awesome! I could seriously just live there.

  50. That would be a great place to shop! I love the variety, and I could have crossed so many people off me list if we lived near Linden Square!

  51. I love that Bahston bib. I have friends who sure love their Boston furkids. I know these are baby bibs, but one of my good friends uses these to dress her Boston from time to time. She needs that. LOL

  52. That is nice when places just have it all. I love those bibs you have featured. Here there are some places that have nice stores in a clump, and outside that cluster of stores is Khol’s, and Barnes and Noble. It’s pretty handy. I wish there was a closer Toys R Us though.

  53. Oh wow, man I wish we had a place like that around here in Iowa. Stupid corn! LOL

  54. It looks like a great place to spend the day. I so wish that we had something like this close to us. I hate having to drive into the city to shop and find a good restaurant to eat at!

  55. I spy Elf on the Shelf…sounds like a fun shopping trip.

  56. OMG, I wish I lived up by you. such cute stores. I really like the kid stuff at Kenzie.

  57. I would love to go to Kenzie!!!! Looks like they have some fab stuff there! I’m in love with the hamburger ornament also!

  58. This looks like a great place to shop. Your lunch looked pretty good too.

  59. Oh wow, lots of fun and cute stuff. I love places where I can do all of my shopping at one place.

  60. What a fun event. I don’t know of any other bloggers near me. Those snowflakes are lovely.

  61. I love places like this where you can get all your shopping done in one place. That Cottage sandwich looks delicious, too.

  62. I love Linden Square! It’s shops are so wonderful.

  63. My BBF and I love spending the day at places like this. I have found some really cute unique gifts at shops like these.

  64. WOW! That looks like an awesome place to shop for the holidays. I know I would love to win a shopping spree through Linden Square.

  65. Donut shaped pillows. Love! That whole store looks like a lot of fun for unique gifts.

  66. That sounds quite fabulous. Always love when you get get all of your shopping done in one place and support small business.

  67. Wow – that sounds great! It seems like they have just about everything in one place! Love that!

  68. I wish I lived near these shops! I would enjoy just walking around and window shopping! The linen store looked really cool. I probably could have stayed in there for hours! Thanks for sharing!

  69. Wow what a lovely place. Looks like a great time and event!

  70. Kenzie looks like an awesome place to shop. I bet my girls would love it in there.

  71. That sounds like a massive mall! What is that “sands alive” that you mentioned? Is it a no-mess sand?

  72. Those donut pillows are really awesome! I would totally buy one for myself!

  73. That is such a fun shopping trip. Tiny Hanger looks like a great baby store!

  74. OMG I need that giant donut!! This looks like a great time!

  75. I love being able to do all my shopping in one place. It is so much easier and fun.

  76. Sounds like a place I’d love to visit. I love Kensie by the way 🙂

  77. I have had t shave a balloon before and it was not easy. Looks like a great way to spend the day.

  78. What a great place! I would love to spend the day there shopping and eating!

  79. The last time that I was in Linden Sq was in the 90’s.They certainly have made great changes in that area. I bet you enjoyed yourself with all those stores.

  80. Looks like a great place to go Christmas shopping!! I love those scarfs!

  81. Kenzie looks amazing! I would be soo nervous shaving that balloon though! LOL

  82. I think the lil’ baby heads used to market their selection of bibs is too cute. I also like the game section – so many classics featured there. The Cottage also looks like a nice spot to grab a bit to eat.

  83. Looks like great places to shop and when you want to take a break delicious food!

  84. What a great place to get your shopping done. I think I would be nervous shaving with the straight razor.

  85. What an amazing shopping experience. Lunch looked pretty good too!

  86. Oh man! I would love to spend a day shopping (and eating) there! What a great place.

  87. Looks like a one stop shop for sure! So many cute items.I really like those bibs. That sandwich looks delicious!

  88. Linden Square looks amazing, I’d surely be there if I lived anywhere close!

  89. This sounds like a great place to spend with the entire family for a day. You’re right. You could do shopping for everyone, too!

  90. This definitely sounds like a fun outing location. So many goodies for everyone!

  91. Linden Square looks so awesome, it would be cool to go there!

  92. Linden Square looks beautiful I’d so be there if I was close!

  93. Linden Square looks so nice, it be great to shop there

  94. I love those doughnut pillows! It looks like they have some really nice stores.

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  95. I love fun spaces to go shopping like this one. I love the men’s barber shops as well – just wish my husband enjoyed them!

  96. I’m pretty sure it’s a little far for me to drive. But it does look like an awesome play to do all your shopping.

  97. I loved shopping down there when I used to live in Massachusetts! That “bahhhston” print is too funny!

  98. I would love to shop at Linden Square and it looks like they are everything you need like you said. I love the gorgeous baby blue hand bag. Thanks for sharing.

  99. The stores all look like museums! Not sure I could find “everything” I need there, but it looks like a nice place to shop!

  100. how neat! Looks like a great shopping place.
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  101. I’m impressed with all the great shopping in one place. I’ve got to get myself there, soon!

  102. I see so many fabulous goodies that I would like to give as holiday gifts!

  103. I need to see if I have something like this near me. This would be fabulous!

  104. There is a great variety of places to shop! I would love The Cottage!

  105. You have me sold! I told my husband I want to visit soon!

  106. Oh wow what a fun place to visit! I love all the fun little shops all in one place, and you always need a good place to eat after all that shopping and that sandwich is making me hungry lol!

  107. Looks like a great place to enjoy your shopping. I still have so many gifts to buy!!

  108. Looks like the perfect place to shop! My kids love that Sands Alive!

  109. My shopping is done (thank goodness!) But this does look like a great place to get it done at!

  110. Looks like they have so many unique things there! I still have Christmas shopping left to do.

  111. Wow this looks like where I need to be at. I love shopping and having so many wonderful stores in one place is my dream come true.

  112. I’m so jealous I don’t live in Boston right now! The look on that guys face where you are shaving the balloon is priceless!

  113. If I lived in that area I would totally want to shop there. There looks like such a great selection of products.

  114. LOL at the balloon shaving – and I want that Cheeseburger ornament!

  115. I love places like this! It makes shopping so easy.

  116. I really love your Linden square. I have a friend who would love that donut pillow/elve sitting on. Such a cute gift itdea.

  117. Well done for not popping that balloon! I don’t think I would have made it through that one… safely 😉

  118. Oh my goodness what a great spot to shop! I saw a scarf I need! Thanks

  119. This sounds like a cool place to shop and spend the day at. Would love a store near here that would hem jeans if you decided to buy them . What awesome attention to details.

  120. How wonderful to be able to shop in one location instead of running around for holiday gifts. I love this idea.

  121. I live in New England and can get here! COOL! Looks like an awesome place!

  122. I wish I lived closer! It looks like a magical place to shop for the holidays.

  123. What a cute little place. I think the cheeseburger ornament is adorable!

  124. Seeing your photos, I think I can really get all I need for Christmas gift giving!

  125. I love places like that. A bit of everything in one location 🙂

  126. I know I would have loved shopping at Linden Square.

  127. I need a day at a place like this with my girlfriends. There’s nothing like a little retail therapy to boost your mood!

  128. it would be convenient to have everything you need for the holidays in one place. it sure will save you precious, time, effort + moolah, too!