Author Archives: Jean Smith

About Jean Smith

Jean Smith and her husband Jay own and operate Sense of Wonder -- a wickedly cool specialty retail store located in downtown Andover. Jean is a proud parent of Emily (22) and Rachael (19) two fabulously cheeky and wonderful daughters. She is a rabid softball mom; recovering lawyer; spinning addict; incessant emailer, soon to be maniac blogger; and chronic non-sleeper...

BELLA LOVE a/k/a ME AND MY BFF a/k/a BEST SATURDAY EVER (Again)

It was the best Saturday ever.  A few weeks ago I reconnected with Lara Moore – one of my favorite artists of all time.  Lara’s work is amazing and you’ve seen it in our stores for years. If you are … Continue reading

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what’s new for fall

This is my favorite time of year….and here at Sense of Wonder, September and October bring with them lots of new items — a kind of preview for the holidays. Here are a few of our favorite new items: Aluminum … Continue reading

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WE HAVE LAUNCHED !

Finally.  We have been trying for months — ok years — to figure out a way to get our store online without turning into “one of those stores online.”  It has to be cool and Sense of Wonder-ish.  That has … Continue reading

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HOP THE BLOCK THIS WEEK AT OUR READING STORE!!

Visit our Reading store any day this week, mention TEAM WILCOX, and we will donate a portion of your purchase to the Team Wilcox Fund.  Hop the Block is a fundraising event with Reading businesses to assist Jim Wilcox, a … Continue reading

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SPRING FEVER?? R U JOKING? WE ARE TERMINAL!

Spring is coming….isn’t it?  It’s gonna melt….won’t it?  I can start gardening soon….can’t I? I hope so.  Spring will come.  It must.  Watch for early signs in our stores.  The look changes.  We trot out brighter colors, outdoorsy stuff like … Continue reading

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WOOHOO Post Holiday SALE !

We survived the holidays! Santa found our house!  I didn’t burn the Christmas Eve tenderloin. Everyone loved my eggplant. (ok, i lied, my sister made it and she might see this). WHEW, the holiday roller coaster finally slows down. Now it’s time to … Continue reading

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Fingerless Texting Gloves — WHO KNEW?

From the folks at SOLMATE socks comes a new innovation: mismatched fingerless texting gloves! All cotton and in crazy colors like the socks, these gloves let you text, drive, wave, or just look cool. These gloves have been a hit … Continue reading

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GREAT GIFT IDEA…THE MOBIUS STRIP BRACELET

Throughout December this blog will highlight various gift ideas. SOLID STERLING MOBIUS BRACELETS WITH INSPIRATIONAL SAYINGS $98: A Mobius strip is a loop with a half twist that results in the curious property of one-sidedness. A mobius strip bracelet is … Continue reading

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IT’S TIME TO SHOP THE BLOCK

One of my favorite days of the year comes tomorrow– Thursday November 29.  SHOP THE BLOCK  is Reading’s annual downtown holiday shopping extravaganza.  This year is the STB 10th anniversary and over 20 businesses are participating in festivities from 5 … Continue reading

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BLING IN THE BAUBLES. JEWELRY TRUNK SHOW NEXT WEEK

Necklaces, Bracelets, and Rings. OH MY!  WE are having a jewelry trunk show next thursday, november 1 at our Andover store from 4 to 7 pm.  For that evening all ECHO OF THE DREAMER and MARS&VALENTINE jewelry will be 20% off.  … Continue reading

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