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July 1, 2014
Readers Poll / Winners

2014 Best of the Shoreline Reader’s Poll

We asked, you voted! Here are the winners of the 2014 Best of the Shoreline Reader’s Poll.

 

Best Hair Salon

1. Salon Pure, Old Lyme
2. Essence Center for Wellness and Beauty, Old Saybrook
3. Timothy Pamment Salon, Madison

 

Best Day Spa

1. The Spa of Essex, Essex
2. Vitality Spa, Old Lyme
3. The Spa at Norwich Inn, Norwich

 

Best Massage

1. Vitality Spa, Old Lyme
2. The Spa of Essex, Essex
3. Sanno Spa, Old Saybrook

 

Best Mani/Pedi

1. Cozy Nail & Spa, Old Saybrook
2. Oasis Nails, various locations
3. Villa Nail Spa, Guilford

 

Best Med Spa

1. Yolo Med Spa, Guilford
2. FUZION Medical Aesthetic Boutique, Branford
3. Essex Dermatology, Essex

 

Best Facial

1. The Spa of Essex, Essex
2. It’s a tie!  Essence Center for Wellness and Beauty, Old Saybrook and Faces Aesthetics-Skincare, Old Lyme

3. Vitality Spa, Old Lyme

 

Best Restaurant

1. River Tavern, Chester
2. Whitfields on the Guilford Green, Guilford
3. Cafe Routier, Westbrook

 

Best Food To Go

1. Pasta Vita, Old Saybrook
2. Bufalina, Guilford
3. Bradley and Wall, Madison

 

Best Family Dining

1. Red House, Deep River
2. Lenny and Joe’s Fish Tail, various locations
3. Penny Lane Pub, Old Saybrook

 

Best Pizza

1. Bufalina, Guilford
2. Otto Pizza, Chester
3. Red Tomato, Madison

 

Best Ethnic Food

1. Dar Bar, Branford
2. Tissas Le Souk du Maroc, Old Saybrook
3. Son Siam, Old Saybrook

 

Best Ice Cream

1. Ashley’s Ice Cream of Guilford and Madison
2. Old Lyme Ice Cream Shoppe
3. Salem Valley Farms Ice Cream, Salem

 

Best Bread/Bakery

1. Simon’s Marketplace, Chester
2. Hen and Heifer, Guilford
3. Farm to Hearth, Haddam

 

Best Cake/Cupcake Bakery

1. Sugar Bakery, East Haven
2. Cupcakery, Chester
3. Hen and Heifer, Guilford

 

Best Breakfast/Brunch

1. Hidden Kitchen, Guilford
2. It’s a tie! Cristy’s, Westbrook and J.A.M.S.S, Old Saybrook
3. Morning Glory Cafe, Old Lyme

 

Best Caterer

1. Cloud Nine Catering, Old Saybrook
2. The Mad Gourmet, Guilford
3. Coffee’s Country Market, Old Lyme

 

Best Cocktails

1. River Tavern, Chester
2. Cafe Routier, Westbrook
3. Fresh Salt, Old Saybrook

 

Best Vegetarian/Vegan

1. Six Main, Chester
2. G-Zen, Branford
3. Shoreline Diner, Guilford

 

Best Local Grocery Store

1. Bishop’s Orchards, Guilford
2. FoodWorks, Old Saybrook and Guilford
3. Guilford Food Center

 

Best Gourmet or Cheese Shop

1. Fromage Fine Foods, Old Saybrook
2. The Cheese Shop of Centerbrook
3. Star Fish Market, Guilford

 

Best Health/Fitness Club

1. Shoreline Fitness, Old Saybrook
2. Squared Circle Studio, Deep River
3. IFoundFitness, Deep River

 

Best Pilates Studio

1. Shoreline Fitness, Old Saybrook
2. Pilates for Life, Essex
3. Athenas Fitness Synergy, Guilford

 

Best Farmers Market

1. Chester Sunday Market
2. The Lyme Farmers’ Market
3. Madison CT Farmers’ Market

 

Best Yoga Studio

1. Ava Tyler Yoga, various locations
2. The Yoga Shop, Old Saybrook
3. Mystic Yoga Shala, Mystic

 

Best Outdoor Dining

1. Blue Oar, Haddam
2. Bill’s Seafood, Westbrook
3. The Place, Guilford

 

Best Coffee/Tea Cafe

1. Ashlawn Farm Coffee, Lyme and Old Saybrook
2. Cilantro Coffee, Guilford
3. Willoughby’s Coffee & Tea

 

Best Personal Trainer

1. Donna Scott – IFoundFitness, Deep River
2. Edie Spadacenta – E~fitness Personal Trainer, Guilford
3. Katie Papoosha – Shoreline Fitness, Old Saybrook

 

Best Specialized or Boutique Gym

1.  Squared Circle, Deep River
2.  E~fitness Personal Trainer, Guilford
3. IFoundFitness, Deep River

 

Best Women’s Clothing

1. Flutterby, Guilford
2. Ella Where She Shops, Guilford
3. Grace Coastal Lifestyle Shop, Niantic

 

Best Men’s Clothing

1. Anchor & Compass, Deep River
2. Flutterby, Guilford
3. J. Alden Clothiers, Essex

 

Best Outdoor Outfitter/Sporting Goods

1. Trailblazer, Branford
2. SoundRUNNER, Branford and Old Saybrook
3. It’s a tie!  Guilford Sporting Goods, Guilford  and Olympia Sports, Old Saybrook

 

Best Antique Store

1.  Treasures, Old Lyme
2. Maximus Antiques, Old Saybrook
3. Clinton Antique Center, Clinton

 

Best Vintage or Consignment Clothing Store

1. Fantasia Consignments, Old Saybrook
2. Cinderella’s Attic, Guilford
3. Tova’s Vintage Shop, Old Saybrook

 

Best Jewelry Store

1. Deep River Design, Deep River
2. bellaPerlina, Madison
3. Nyman Jewelers, Old Saybrook

 

Best Book Store

1. R.J. Julia Booksellers, Madison
2. Breakwater Books, Guilford
3. Book Barn, Niantic

 

Best Gift Store

1. Mix Design Store, Guilford
2. The Bowerbird, Old Lyme
3. Flutterby, Guilford

 

Best Furniture Store

1. Saybrook Country Barn, Old Saybrook
2. Madison Furniture Barn, Westbrook
3. Treasures, Old Lyme

 

Best Lingerie Store

1. Lulu’s  Chichi Boutique, Guilford
2. Beneath the Gown, Branford
3. Zoe & Co., Westerly

 

Best Shoe Store

1. Trudy’s European Shoes, Guilford
2. Clinton Bootery, Clinton
3. Robertson Madison, Madison

 

Best Hardware Store

1. Page’s Hardware, Guilford
2. Essex Hardware, Essex
3. Laysville Hardware, Old Lyme

 

Best Florist

1. Ashleigh’s Garden, Deep River
2. Madison Flower Shop, Madison
3. Guilford White House Florist, Guilford

 

Best Wine Shop

1. Frank’s Package Store, Guilford
2. Madison Wine Shop,  Madison
3. Shoreline Discount Liquors, Deep River

 

Best Toy Store

1. Jordie’s Toy Shoppe, Guilford
2. Deep River Toy Co.,  Deep River
3. Toy’s Ahoy, Essex

 

Best Children’s Clothing

1. Just Hatched, Guilford
2. The Red Balloon, Essex
3. Celebrations, Deep River

 

Best Gallery

1. Greene Art Gallery, Guilford
2. Lori Warner Studio/Gallery, Chester
3. Cooley Gallery, Old Lyme

 

Best Live Theater or Music Venue

1. The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, Old Saybrook
2. The Ivoryton Playhouse, Ivoryton
3. Goodspeed Opera House, East Haddam

 

Best Place for Kid’s Birthday Party

1. Stay And Play, Old Saybrook
2. Bounce Fun Center, Clinton
3. Flip Flop Gymnastics, Deep River

 

Best Seamstress/Alterations

1. Angie Lu Tailors, Madison
2. Lucy’s Tailors, Branford
3. Colin’s Tux Shop, Old Saybrook

 

 

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