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Thistle Jones
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This space has served us so very well, my friends, but new adventures call for new clothes, do they not? The Pickwickians have more in store for you on other shores, so keep a weather eye out for the new home of testaments of our adventuring. How shall you ...

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Mother's Day Gift Guide 2015
It's hard to believe that Mother's Day has come round once again! It seems as if I was writing last year's gift guide only yesterday. The Pickwickians are back with their recommendations to pamper your mum on her special day. Our motley crew has a diverse g...

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Ginsation: Gin Perfumes at Pickwick's
Last week we received a devastating duo of scents at the Mercantile. From the imaginations and sensitive noses of the renegades behind EastWest Bottlers come Moonshine for men and Speakeasy for women, prohibition inspired scents with a touch of rebellious g...

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Our Valentine to You: All About Victorian Valentines
The Victorians were thoroughly in love with love. The original flower children were part of a time when affairs of the heart were more celebrated and necklines were not so buttoned up and so, of course, Valentine's Day promised great fun for  all. Major par...

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Galentine's Day: A Gastronomic Love Letter to SASS/A Safe Place
Last Tuesday evening, at 7 o'clock, a wonderful group of diners, male and female, gathered in the upstairs space at Moxy Restaurant on Penhallow Street to enjoy a meal, performances, and raise money for Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS) and A Safe Plac...

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Valentine's Day Gift Guide: "Pour Les Hommes"
As promised in our Valentine's Day guide for the lady in your life, here is the Pickwickian follow-up, with romantic choices for the gentleman! Knewton Higgins Juniper Ridge Trail Crew Wash, $26 Does your sweetheart sport a backpack as comfortably as a busi...

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"Wind's In the East"
When I was in eighth grade, I had the sort of magical teacher that they make Lifetime docudramas about and she took me and my class to New York City as our final hurrah of the school year. There, we filed dutifully into plush velvet seats in a crowded theat...

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A Very Pickwick's Holiday
Greetings and a very merry holiday season to you from the Pickwickians! We are just getting into the full swing of things on this beautiful Shop Small Saturday (come visit us! 100% cashmere scarves, made in Germany for $20 and more!) and to celebrate the of...

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Restaurant Week Spotlight: Moxy
Last year, about this time, I used Restaurant Week as an opportunity to visit the newly opened The Rosa on State Street. I got all dolled up , ate some amazing food , and had an absolutely marvelous time. Restaurant Week is such a great impetus for a night ...

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Psychic Parlor Re-Cap: A Magical Evening
In Victorian times, when the supernaturalist movement was reaching its peak, people used to gather in studies, dining rooms and, of course, parlors, to try their hand at making contact with "the other side". Obsessed as we are with cameos, shadows, and all ...
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