Small Businesses Are Getting the Love This Year

This holiday season, East Lyme’s small downtown businesses will not disappoint


Anna Pearl’s Curiosities:

If you are ever in need of anything shiny and chic, Anna Pearl’s Curiosities is the place for you. With so much variety, this store has you covered for gift shopping. Anastasia Haderski, the owner, loves anything vintage and is dedicated to finding the perfect gift for you and your loved ones. She is also driven to help others learn about vintage fashion and keep them coming back for more. Needless to say, Haderski hopes that she makes people feel refreshed and renewed whenever they walk in.

Silver Skate Pop-Up Shop:

On the corner of Main Street sits a red barn usually called Past to Present On The Corner. During the holiday season, however, it is completely switched into a holiday hub known as The Silver Skate Shop. Owner Josh Haderski turns the store into a winter wonderland and creates an environment packed with collectibles, ornaments, and gifts. This shop is a place where people of all ages can feel young and experience the joy of the holiday season. The Silver Skate Shop will undoubtedly keep you in the holiday spirit this year.

La Belle Aurore:

This restaurant on Pennsylvania Avenue will remind you of home with its warm ambiance and high quality ingredients. Owner Dawn Bruckner takes farm fresh food within 50 miles of East Lyme and turns it into a meal to remember. Ms. Bruckner is dedicated to providing food that comes from the heart. “I’ve always had the focus of ‘we want people to taste what real food tastes like,’” Ms. Bruckner said. This holiday season, La Belle Aurore, meaning “The Beautiful Light of Day,” is offering date night kits for people to make their own meals at home to share with their friends or loved ones and will offer a Feast of Seven Fishes for Christmas Eve.