One of the benefits to staying at the Hartstone or Hideaway is our proximity to the shops in downtown Camden. Guests often walk down to the harbor to see the boats and stroll about Camden visiting shops selling books, hand knit pieces, gourmet food items, toys, clothes, jewelry, antiques, souvenirs, and home goods. We will be profiling a few of our favorite things to do in the area over the next few weeks, including some of the local shops we are happy to support.
Inside Glendarragh Lavender at 22 Main Street in Camden, one can almost imagine standing on a craggy cliff a short drive or longer walk from a row of cozy pubs where fish and chips and a large glass of Guinness await consumption. Lorie Costigan has captured some of Ireland in her pretty boutique with Irish tweed caps, hats, scarves, and bags from Hanna Hats in Donegal,and lavender creams, soaps, balms, and oils sourced not from Ireland (though they well could have been), but her family’s farm in nearby Appleton. Dried lavender bundled up with pretty ribbon welcomes visitors into the shop. Beautiful antique wooden dressers and tables function as display bases.