There’s a spanking new nautically inspired lifestyle boutique in Essex on Main Street. Its vast showroom spans what was once a wine shop next to The Black Seal and offers accessories, summery clothing, and gifts for everyone from dads to dogs.
For those of you who have felt the void for quality baby gifts and children’s clothing in the absence of Red Balloon, You, Me & the Sea can help. They stock a well-edited selection of baby gifts, including cotton muslin blankets with artisan illustrations and a set of age cards for your Instagram photo op needs.
Stock up for a vacation or the summer season with cheerful kaftans, embroidered tunics, or Gray Malin’s aerial photo-printed passport covers (see below). There’s plenty for guys here, too. Who doesn’t need a Bourbon on the Rocks candle or a Golf Emergency Kit (sunglasses cord, extra plasters, hand cream)? Also handy, to-go stainless bottles for keeping your drinks cold (or hot) in seafaring stripes. You’ll find beach bags, sweaters, pillows, and jewelry too, including owner Joanna’s own line of found sea glass jewelry called Three Mermaids.
In addition to this expansive lifestyle shop, there’s an ample event space downstairs for a private or social event. A roster of happenings is already in the works — Flowering arranging, chunky hand knitting class, nautical paint and sip and many more.