December 22, 2010

{ just because this may be the best thing i've ever seen }


colin meloy of the decemberists at the ace hotel in NYC. really? how was i not there for this?

{ last minute gift guide, part three }

{ Again & Again Sail Bags }

Frieda Grotjahn, owner of Again & Again designs these bags made of recycled sails in the historic port town of Gloucester, a stones throw away from milk & honey. She has an eye for detail and composition that makes it easy to become a devotee of her wares.

{ Last minute gift guide, part two}

skinnyskinny }

does body care the way it should be done
Organic, Vegan & Cruelty Free! 

Organic Rosemary & Mint Foot Scrub

Organic Body Butter

Organic Bath Salts

December 21, 2010

{ last minute gift guide, part one }

 { Savannah Bee Company }

Lip Balm
100% Certified organic, paraben free, petetroleum free
and NEVER tested on animals!

savannah bee company lip balm
mint julep, tupelo honey & earl grey

Royal Jelly Body Butter
promotes skin elasticity and smoothes skin texture. Rich, softening pecan butter and a delicate blackberry scent add the final touches to this luxurious formula. 

December 8, 2010

{ christmas in rockport }

Join us tomorrow Thursday December 9th from 4-8 for 
"An Evening of Holiday Shopping" when over 30 Rockport shops will be open 
celebrating the season with discounts and special events. 

milk & honey will be celebrating the season by featuring baked goods 
& Beekman 1802 Blaak cheese & a very generous sale!

happy shopping!

November 26, 2010

{ small business saturday! }

{ yippie! }

On November 27th American Express is hoping that you take this opportunity to skip the big chain stores and spend a little bit { or maybe a lot } of your holiday cash at small, independently owned local businesses.  American Express will thank its members for shopping at these small business. For this first annual Small Business SaturdayAmerican Express card members who enroll online and then use their cards at a small businessthat accepts American Express on Small Business Saturday will 
earn a $25 statement credit.

November 22, 2010

{ the good batch }

{ Stroopwafel }

The Good Batch began with a simple mission:
 bake pure, not overly sweet, delicious food. { smart woman, eh?}

Anna Gordon, the founder and pastry chef of The Good Batch, has a lot of Dutch people in her life, and after years of receiving eager requests for making fresh stroopwafels, she finally did it. And it worked. To get the texture and taste fully saluted by her Dutch counterparts, Anna committed several months, dozens of batches and countless taste testings to create the Classic Stroopwafel. While she was at it, she figured she might as well come up with some of her own variations.

Stroll on down to milk & honey to see what the dutch had up their sleeve in two luscious flavors- classic spiced caramel & cocoa.

via the good batch

{ smith tea }

{ smith has arrived }

Founded by Steve Smith { co-founder of Stash & Tazo } Smith tea is based Portland, Oregon and will knock your socks off with their inventive flavor combinations!

Along with a certain amount of wit, skill and je ne sais quoi, each cup of Smith contains some of the most wonderfully interesting ingredients found anywhere in the world.

all images via smith tea

November 21, 2010

{ rockport }

{ I get  to live here}

Sometimes living at the end {edge} of the earth poses some logistical issues {read psychological}. But then there are the mornings that I get to wake up and see this and somehow everything else falls by the wayside.

rockport, ma - andrews point

November 12, 2010

‎{ savannah bee company }

{ sweet }

Savannah Bee Company's  world-class honey comes from ecologically responsible beekeepers who cherish their bees, and each batch is individually tested to maintain the highest possible quality standards. Filtered then bottled without any processing or additives, our honey is pure and raw, straight from the bee.


winter white

black sage

Enjoy Savannah Bee Company Honey as well as their full line of
body products { more on that later! } at milk & honey!

November 10, 2010

{ sweeteeth }

A gift from a customer awhile back made me swoon
and there was no looking back!

Sweeteeth is an artisan chocolate handmade in Charleston, South Carolina that combines single origin Colombian chocolate with bits of goodness.  Sea is for Caramel, Peanut butter & chipotle, A'Chocolypse (popping ginger), Cinnapsis (cinnamon apple) 
 Come on in and sample a few of these lovelies.

all images via Sweeteeth

October 31, 2010

{ skinnyskinny }

Clara from skinnyskinny just sent me the most fantastical box of loveliness!!

They just introduced their new line of Body Scrubs {organic clementine + clove} & {organic lavender + eucalyptus} as well their lushious body oils {organic jasmine + green tea} & {organic lavender + clary sage} plus their new {organic body butter} are now in stock here at milk & honey in addition to the already decadent bars of soap that have been a consistent best seller!

The skinnyskinny products that milk & honey carries are all vegan & cruelty free ! 

Clara runs an amazing company as well as a gorgeous retail shop in Brooklyn so please drop by and say hi to her you are in the area! 

129b Roebling Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
{718} 366 2201

all images courtesy of skinnyskinny

October 28, 2010

{ seasonal goodness }

{ back porch collection }

Not too long ago the fabulous Dr. Brent Ridge of Beekman 1802 
dropped me a line announcing  the Beekman 1802 Back Porch Collection.

Beekman 1802 has always been devoted to seasonal living--
appreciating the best of what each season brings. 

The only place better to reflect on life than the back porch is in a
luxurious bath.  That was the inspiration for The Back Porch Collection---
four soaps whose scents capture the essence of each season as witnessed
from the back porch of Beekman Farm.

This collection is encased in a hand-crafted red cedar keepsake box
with a lid fashioned as a  screen door.

Spring: a light blend of sweet florals with a vanilla top note

Summer: a vibrant explosion of summer blossoms and fruits

Autumn: a soothing blend of musk with hints of sandalwood and cedar

Winter: crisp and minty just like that first breath of the clean winter air

courtesy of Beekman 1802

October 14, 2010

{ Rockport Harvest Festival }

{ Get out and about this weekend ! }

Head on up to the Rockport Harvest Festival!
Check out the official site for a full schedule of events !

September 17, 2010

{ awash in light }

mercury glass lantern
homeport collection

{ antiqued mercury glass lantern }

Made from repuposed beer bottles from Java, bottle lanterns is finished with an irregular antiqued silver finish. 

Hang a few outdoors or use them as a table setting for your next party to create the perfect lighting.

September 16, 2010

{ Beekman 1802 Milk Shake }

{ bath time the beekman way! }

Fresh from the farm of Beekman 1802,
Milk Shake Bath Soak !

Available in 4 different nourishing combinations of essential oils ~  Spring, Summer, Autumn & Winter !

August 30, 2010

{ Susy Jack* }

Susy Jack*  Contempoary Paper 

Fresh, crisp designs by Susan Connor show off the simple and elegant botanical sillouettes on this years wall calendar as well as notebooks, cards, clips & notecards.

I love her work because it’s has amazing visual weight while being delicate and airy!

Susy Jack* 2011 Wall Calendar
SusyJack* Demi Notebook - Forsythia
SusyJack* Desk Notebook- Iris
SusyJack* Paper Seed Bank

I can’t wait to get my hands on this years new designs! Look for them in the shop later this week or check out for all of her amazing work as well as her blog for her latest  inspirations and fashion finds.

+ all paper used in Susy *s products are 100% Post Consumer Recycled +

all images via susyjack

August 27, 2010

{ French Market Baskets }

Perfect for the fall farmers market and the late summer jaunt to the beach!

August 26, 2010

{ Bodha Lanterns }

The sleek hurricane and traditional copper base of Bodha Lantern turns a simple candlestick into a more firey accent. Use solo or pair two or three for a dining centerpiece. And don’t forget, the Bodha Lantern has utilitarian functionality when stormy weather knocks out the electric.  And don’t forget, the Bodha Lantern has utilitarian functionality when stormy weather knocks out the electric. 

psst ...they were featured in this months Martha Stewart Living!

August 25, 2010

{ Paintings by Rob Diebboll }

I've had several of Rob's painting hanging in the shop for a few months and 
I have completely fallen under their spell.

"three swimmers"

"Salt Island & Thatcher Island"

"Essex March"


"To the Island"

"Early Spring"

See his work at  milk & honey or  his studio located in downtown Rockport.

contact info

Rob Diebboll
Schoool Street
Rockport, Ma 01966

August 23, 2010

‎{drika.b} handmade bags have arrived! Gorgeous!

 ‎{drika.b} handmade bags have arrived! Gorgeous!

{WHO'S DRIKAB} drikab loves the handmade life. 

She was “made in Brazil” where she grew up and studied design and architecture, she currently lives in California. She's inspired by unexpected color and texture combination and her primary goal is to keep making things that are practical and fun.