While we can’t throw our traditional E List Girls’ Night Out in Guilford this year, the Guilford Green Merchants have gathered together to announce Ladies Night on October 15th from 12 – 8pm. Most shops around the Green will offer discounts and specials, plus many are serving wine and refreshments. Extending the hours of the event will keep crowds at bay, and offer a chance for a more relaxed and safe shopping experience. This year there is no need to check-in at a central location. Just peruse the offerings here and plan your evening with this handy list. Over 25 shops and restaurants can’t wait to see you! Here’s a list of participants. Click on the store name to visit their website. Ballou’s Restaurant and Wine Bar, 51 Whitfield Street – Ballou’s boasts more than 80 wines by the glass and is famous for their fondues, both cheese and chocolate. Enjoy everything from paninis to pasta with a wine flight. During Ladies Night a flight of 3 wines is $10. The Bird Nest Gallery & Salon Suites, 25 Water Street – is a mixed use space, where local Art meets Hairstyling. Inside of the Art Gallery you will find four privately owned Salon Suites. Offering 10% off Gallery purchases and serving wine and cheese during Ladies Night from 5 – 8pm. Blazing Fresh Donuts, 16 Church Street – Enjoy donuts by the only made-to-order donut shop in CT. Indulge yourself with fresh vanilla cake donuts in minutes, still warm from the fryer, with your choice of frostings and toppings. Blazing Fresh Donuts also offers custom orders for special events: birthdays, showers, weddings, etc. Recently voted Best Donuts on the Shoreline. ENOY free coffee or mulled cider with the purchase of a donut during Ladies Night Out. Breakwater Books, 81 Whitfield St – Located on the Guilford Green, Breakwater Books is an independent bookstore that has been in Guilford for 48 years. It features books for all ages, cards and frequent author book talks. Come in and let one of their experienced booksellers help you discover your next great read! TAKE 10% off select book categories and enjoy free wine during Ladies Night. BSK Design, 29 Whitfield Street – Walk down the side street behind Chapter One to shop at BSK Design shop inside of the Greene Art Gallery building. Enjoy a wide variety of original abstract paintings, dichroic glass jewelry, cabinet knobs, decorative glass, scarves, ponchos and leather bags. Take 10% off during Ladies Night and enter a raffle to win a basket of face masks. Cilantro, 85 Whitfield Street: A local coffee shop dedicated to bringing you quality crafted goods. Creek Chic Boutique, 20C Church Street in the Quonset Hut – A distinct and charming shop offering a collection of women’s clothing, scarves, wraps and accessories that always have a flare for the unexpected with a touch of fun & whimsy. Owner Jackie McGuire creates one-of-a-kind belt buckles and unique handcrafted jewelry designs. Take 10% off all merchandise during Ladies Night. Chroma Lounge, Independent Stylist within the Bird Nest Gallery – Erika Hammel, a 20 year professional of the beauty industry, Owner of Chroma Lounge, Colorist and Stylist, formerly of Salon H, housed within the Bird Nest Gallery and Salon Suites. Enjoy the experience of customized color and cuts in a relaxing environment. Offering swag bags with a sampling of my favorite products along with a $15 off coupon welcoming new clients honored during their 1st visit. Ella, Where She Shops, 90 Broad St – Ella, Where She Shops is filled with wardrobe essentials for outside dining, virtual work, or the perfect thoughtful gift. You’ll find a vast stock of cozy sweaters, leggings, flattering pants, and jeans plus locally designed jewelry and mask holders.Stop in today to freshen up your fall wardrobe. Take 25% off all clothing during Ladies Night. Evergreen Fine Crafts 21 Boston Street – Located on the south side of the Guilford green, Evergreen has been a Guilford tradition for over 37 years selling contemporary crafts made in America. In addition, we have eclectic giftware and a wide array of home goods as well as men’s and women’s accessories. Follow on facebook/evergreenfinecrafts. Spend $25 or more during Ladies Night and be entered to win one of four $25 gift certificates to be used by December 24. Free cider from 12 to 4 and wine from 4 until closing. Flutterby, 55 Whitfield St – Celebrating their 20th year on the beautiful Guilford Green, Flutterby has won Best Gift Store, Best Women’s Clothing and Best Men’s Clothing Store on the E-List Readers Poll and The Shoreline Times! Come shop and enjoy your experience at Flutterby! TAKE 20% off everything during Ladies Night! J. Gresham Design, 20C Church Street – A fused glass artist who loves color, design, and working within the glass medium. “From one-of-a-kind earrings and necklaces to elegant home decor and functional pieces, I enjoy transforming glass into all shapes and sizes. The shades of blue in my glass are inspired by the many oceans I’ve sailed. I hope my pieces will take its future owners on adventures of their own.” Take 20% off select items and enter a raffle during Ladies Night. Java Hut, 20 Church St – Located in an iconic Quonset hut, Java Hut offers organic coffee, freshly made breakfast, lunch and more. Committed to using only the freshest, highest quality ingredients, incorporating as many local and organic products as possible. Online ordering and Gift cards are available! Half price beverage with menu item purchase during Ladies Night. LuLu’s, 75 Whitfield St – Lounge and outerwear, sleepwear and lingerie, body care and jewelry. Featuring jewelry by Ann Lightfoot, Margo Morrison, and Simara 13. Collections from Barefoot Dreams, UGG, PJ Salvage, Bella Dahl, Gretchen Scott and so much more! TAKE 20% off Storewide during Ladies Night. Ugg & Barefoot Dreams excluded. Mix Design Store, 29 Whitfield St – Best Gifts on the Shoreline! Mix is a carefully curated shop located on the historic Guilford Green; an experience-based retail destination for all. Hers to his, wedding to baby gifts, jewelry, housewares, and so much more… Come to browse, buy, or just visit. During Ladies Night take 20% off one item. Page Hardware & Appliance Co., 9 Boston St – The friendly staff will help you get started on all of your home projects. You’ll find Benjamin Moore paint, lawn care, kitchen gadgets, canning, gifts, cleaning supplies, masks, and much more. TAKE 10% off during Ladies Night (excludes grilling, vacuums, outdoor power equipment, Yeti, and major appliances). No additional coupons accepted with a discount. PaperScape Artworks, 20 Church Street – A hand papermaking studio that uses plant fiber such as Cotton/abaca, kozo ( the inner bark of the mulberry plant), beach grass, daffodils… Studio time is offered by the hour for private events & birthday parties with instruction. Take 10% off and enter a raffle for a free hour of studio time during Ladies Night. Rock Paper Sistas, 17 Whitfield St – A Coastal shop full of heART featuring curated artisan creations for Her, Him, Heart, and Home. During Ladies Night, enjoy 10% off, plus a raffle. A Better You at Skinsations, 35 Boston Street – Offering facials, waxing and energy healing and more. South Lane Bistro, 63 Whitfield Street- Casual fine food with outdoor socially-distanced dining. The Spice and Tea Exchange ® , 80 Whitfield St – The Spice and Tea Exchange® offers more than 140 spices, 85-plus exclusive hand-mixed blends, 17 naturally-flavored sugars, 25 salts from around the world, and more than 35 exotic teas. The Spice and Tea Exchange® focuses on providing high-quality gourmet gifts and accessories to home cooks, chefs, and tea lovers in an old-world, spice traders’ atmosphere. Take 10% off during Ladies Night. Swish, 57 Whitfield St – Come in to SWISH and feel Kim’s passion for #shoplocal and #womenownedbusinesses. You’ll leave with a smile on your face. A few of our favorite lines for fall and holiday – Johnny Was, Michael Stars, Velvet, Chan Luu, Frame Jeans, Sundry and many more. ENJOY 20% off EVERYTHING during Ladies Night. Tracy Brent Collections has recently relocated next to Tracy 2 at 71 Whitfield Street, only 1/2 a block away from their old location. A perfect synergy between the casual styling of Tracy 2, the more classic styling of Tracy Brent Collections and the resort feel of Tracy Coast & Country. Find cozy cashmere by Kinross, the best fitting Ecru pants, Barbour and Save the Duck outerwear plus jeans by Joe’s, Hudson and Yoga. Take 20% off everything during Ladies Night. Unlimited Potential, A Skincare Studio, 31 Boston Street – Just steps from the Guilford Green. We enhance your life through skin care, waxing, eyelash extensions and makeup. All services are provided by Renée Baldo, RN, Licensed Esthetician. BOOK the NEW Oxygen Lift Facial Treatment and receive a FREE Image skin care product (while supplies last, must come in for service by December 30). Vera Wolf Jewelry, 19 Boston Street – A wife and husband team opened Vera Wolf Jewelry store in Guilford in 1998. Wolf creates designs inspired by nature and his passion to living life to the fullest. The pieces are hand-crafted by master silversmiths in Bali, turning his ideas into works of art. Vera Wolf is noted for their high quality, affordable value and exceptional customer service, receiving Best Artisan Jewelers and Best of the Shoreline awards over the years; most recently in the 2019 Shoreline Readers’ poll. Take 10% off storewide for purchases over $20 during ladies night. The Village Barbershop, 15 Water Street – $20 Haircuts! Off the Green but worth a stop! Guilford Art Center, Artistry Holiday Shop, 411 Church St – Located just 5 minutes from the Green – it’s worth the drive up Church Street! Shop for extraordinary gifts made by over 200 American artists, makers, and designers. Find jewelry, accessories, ceramics, glass, home décor, leather goods, holiday ornaments, toys, clothing and more. You can also purchase gift certificates for GAC classes and workshops. All proceeds benefit GAC’s educational mission to support art in our community.