This one is all about Chester! It’s about time I shouted out my new little town, one of the best villages for holiday shopping and festivities. If you’re looking to describe the hamlet, handmade is a good place to start. We’re well known for a bevy of artists and artisans, and a clutch of shops that will satisfy even the pickiest of people. You’ll find original jewelry, crafted-right-in-the-shop leather bags, ceramics, cashmere sweaters and scarves, and all manner of ornament. Spend a day here and check everyone off your list. Plan on staying for breakfast, lunch or dinner as we’ve got the best restaurants per capita, too. Enjoy a craft beer at our very own Little House Brewery or reviving espresso or chai at Tonic. We’ve highlighted a few shops on this list but click through below to see our entire round-up of shops and restaurants. To read the entire newsletter, click here.