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Valentine’s Day workshops with new stationery shop The Paper Canopy

Valentine’s Day workshops with new stationery shop The Paper Canopy
February 2024

Plus, a permanent jewelry studio opens and more



Casey Berry’s The Paper Canopy on Spring Street is hosting two craft workshops on February 4, featuring  “cupid’s crackers” (above) and Victorian puzzle purses.

For Your Valentine
Spring Street’s new stationery and craft supply shop The Paper Canopy is hosting several Valentine-themed workshops this month. On February 4, make “cupid’s crackers” with small gifts and messages tucked inside ($25 per person). Later that evening, craft a Victorian puzzle purse using a sure-to-impress origami fold that creates a secret compartment ($35 per person). And on February 13, head to the boutique for a gals and pals party, where you can get sparkling fairy hair and share the details of your worst date for a chance to win a gift card. Register in advance on their website. In addition to creative seasonal events, lovers of paper and snail mail can find kids’ craft kits, stickers, greeting cards, wrapping paper, writing pens, and art prints at the boutique opened by Casey Berry in last August. [93 Spring St., thepapercanopy.com]

Lifelong Jewelry
Alexander Klaes and Emily Hill have been popping up all over town with their AL&EM permanent jewelry, welding custom-fit, claspless gold bracelets and necklaces on groups of friends, siblings, couples, and parents and children. They opened a by-appointment-only studio at The Refinery on Meeting Street last fall, offering their permanent jewelry line and capsule collection of minimalistic fine jewelry. Most recently, the couple introduced their wedding and engagement ”Love Line,” featuring round, oval, and emerald solitaires in modern gold settings. [1630 Meeting St., xoalem.com]

From Coast to Coast
Longtime Charleston retailer M. Dumas & Sons and a Los Angeles-based men’s lifestyle store have partnered to open a Johnnie O-branded shop in The Charleston Place, offering an extensive collection of the popular line that includes plaid shirts, quarter-zip pullovers, and polos. Johnnie O is known for styles combining “East Coast prep with West Coast casual” that can go from “beach to boardroom.” M. Dumas & Sons, founded in 1917 as a uniform shop, has evolved to specialize in high-end men’s apparel and accessories. [132 Market St., mdumasandsons.com, johnnie-o.com]