Beacon Hill Framery 107 Charles St, Boston, MA02114 Owner Victoria Spoor's passion for framing is clear upon entering her quaint shop. An active participant in neighborhood…More events, she even keeps treats for the local dogs at her desk. Specializing in shadow boxes and object framing, her work is clean and sophisticated. Her shop "has a strong emphasis on conservation and preservation," she says.
Rugg Road Paper Company 105 Charles St, Boston, MA02114 When Rugg Road Paper Company was first founded in 1982, it was a handmade paper-making shop that catered to the local…More art community. The shop currently maintains that heritage by stocking over 600 types of hand-made paper from around the world, but also meets all the practical paper needs of the Beacon Hill community by providing greeting cards, stationary, recycled paper products, gift supplies and in-house gift wrapping services, wedding invitations, photo albums, notebooks, rubber stamp kits, and more.
This Starbucks location's exterior design is understated and styled in accordance with the surrounding shops on…More Charles Street: the simple gold and dark green lettering give it the feel of a small, locally-run shop.
The interior is small and cozy, and customers can order one of Starbucks' specialty coffees or teas, a pastry or muffin, and sit at by the window, relax and people-watch.
Customers beware, though: There are no public restrooms at this location.
Boston Stone Gift Shop 9 Marshall St, Boston, MA02108 Located on an historic, cobblestone street, this small shop is packed full of classic Boston souvenirs. It stocks…More sports memorabilia, local university T-shirts, "Make Way for Ducklings" books, Boston bean pots and sought-after merchandise from Cat's Meow. And, if you want to see more of the city, they'll even sell you Old Town Trolley tickets.
The Wine Cave 75 Canal St, Boston, MA02114 Located on Canal Street just a short walk from the TD Bank North Garden, The Wine Cave offers a wide selection of wine…More and beer from all over world. Although the shop focuses predominantly on wine offerings, a selection of liquor and liqueurs are also available. In addition to being friendly and knowledgable, Owner Marvin Tarpley is a jazz and blues enthusiast. Customers will most often find jazz and blues music playing softly as they shop, and you'll even notice a few liqueur bottles shaped as instruments such as trumpets or violins. The Wine Cave offers delivery for a fee, and often caters to local businesses as well as residents.
Tedeschi Food Shops 122 Cambridge St, Boston, MA02114 Conveniently located near Suffolk University and Boston's financial district, this store is a resource for residents,…More students, professionals, and passersby. Typical convenience store items are available, including newspapers, magazines, frozen and packaged foods, sandwiches and sodas. Also inside is a payphone and a Blockbuster Express kiosk. Green Mountain Coffee is brewed fresh on site, and locals are often seen trying their luck at the lottery while chatting with the friendly staff.
Whole Foods 181 Cambridge St, Boston, MA02114 This market truly offers one-stop shopping with a grocery store, an abundance of freshly prepared foods and a separate…More Whole Body store featuring bath and body products and vitamins and supplements. Customers can choose grab-and-go options from a variety of stations, including breakfast, deli, brick oven pizza, sushi, antipasti, bakery and coffee. An extensive salad bar holds the usual fresh veggies, as well as a variety of beans, salads and tofu dishes. Meals can be taken to go or enjoyed on-site at one of the many indoor or outdoor tables. This store is committed to giving back to the community by featuring local products and supporting local charities.
The Boston Antiques Company has something for anyone who is searching for a one-of-a-kind antique or estate piece.…More The shop carries porcelain, china, jewelry, furniture, silver, textiles, photos, paintings, home decor, and objets d'art. Most pieces come from local estate sales and prices range to meet most budgets. One particular object that has become a specialty of The Boston Antiques Company is antique and vintage corkscrews.
Beacon Hill Wine & Spirits Co 63 Charles St, Boston, MA02114 This family-owned fine wine boutique boasts a large selection of eclectic wines at a variety of price points. Locals…More appreciate the top-notch service from the uber-friendly staff, including catering, delivery and an "if we don't have it, we'll get it" philosophy. Also available is a wide assortment of beer, champagne and spirits, and customers can mingle with Bordeaux, the shop's resident kitty, while browsing.
Charles St., well-known for its upscale shopping and services, is home to this posh boutique for four-legged friends.…More Catering to cats and dogs, this colorful shop features its own signature brand of locally-made collars and leashes, available to be custom embroidered with your pet's name. Also available, are a wide selection of gourmet dog treats from Polka Dog Bakery, Boston Barkery, as well as packaged holistic pet foods. On most days, visitors can mingle with resident pooch, Romeo, a three-year-old French bulldog, who can often be seen lounging in the window front.
This store is conveniently affiliated with Dogwood Cottage, which offers daily pet pick up at 11 a.m. and drop off at 5:30 p.m., with services including boarding, day care, grooming, and more.
Owner/proprietor Christopher Spagnuolo's quaint neighborhood sandwich shop, cafe, and bar, Panificio Bistro &…More Bakery, offers an array of sandwiches, soups, and wraps, and has been in operation since 1995. Patrons name this spot as one of their local favorites.
A frequent participant in the Taste of Beacon Hill, its location on Charles St. is one of the larger restaurant spaces in the area, with a lot of street-facing counter space. It offers a full breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner menu. The good food, friendly staff and efficient service keep patrons coming back for more.
If you're searching for a unique birthday card or looking for the perfect design for your wedding invitations, the…More Papyrus store on Tremont Street is a place you'll want to check out. One of 150 Papyrus stores nationwide, this location offers an enormous selection of cards by new and well-known names including Bella Pilar, Christopher Vine, and La Bonne Vie.
This is a hot spot for brides-to-be, with an extraordinary inventory of wedding invitation designs by such well-known names as Vera Wang, Martha Stewart and Monique Lhuillier. In addition to national brands, many local companies are also represented including Crane, William Arthur and Checkerboard.
If you can't find something in the shop's seemingly limitless collection, the uber-friendly staff are happy to help with custom creations. In addition to cards, invitations, wrapping paper, ribbons and other gift items, the store features adorable kids products from brand names like Eeboo and Zhu Zhu.