I’ve fallen in love with New Bedford. The streets are so quaint they could’ve been the backdrop to a ’90s teen drama. It’s a Sunday kind of love.

The air is crisper! They spell ‘bank’ with a ‘c’ ! There’s vintage EVERYWHERE.

In particular: THIS PLACE. Elissa Paquette’s store, Calico, is a total god-send.

The ‘Strictly Static Jacket‘ needs to jump into your closet ASAP. Doesn’t it just scream Richard Gere? $34 at Calico.

Did I mention they’re running a contest right now too?

From the blog: ” To celebrate the arrival of A Beautiful Life fragrances, Calico is giving away a bottle of I Heart Unicorns to one of our blog readers! To be entered to win, just leave a comment on this post, telling us your favorite vintage item at shopcalico.com. Enter until Wednesday, November 17, at 11:59PM EST. A winner will be chosen at random on Thursday morning.” What could be better than wearing perfume that shares its name with a beloved Ace of Base song? Yeah I didn’t think so.

hearts, stars + unicorns,



  1. I have a few dresses from her store!!! She has amazing things!! We live in Mattapoisett right next to New Bedford!! It is experiencing such a revival!! From restaurants, art galleries, designer shops, antiques!! Not to mention the coast line!! It is a New England Gem!!!! So happy you featured Calico!

    XO Kimberly

    1. Seriously! I had never been before and I went for Calico’s anniversary party and since then it’s been a constant love affair. Make sure you enter her contest! Elissa says you’ll totally smell like a unicorn. LOLZZZZ xxheather

  2. Love the store! I’m especially liking the Navy n’ Plaid Parka. I’ll definitely be paying the store a visit when I’m in New Bedford! Thanks for the giveaway!

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