Mother’s Day
— SIP & SHOP —

Thursday • May 11, 2023 • 4 – 8 PM
Located at The Starting Gate at GreatHorse
$15 Admission

You are warmly invited to join us for an evening of sipping, snacking, socializing, and shopping from local artisans and merchants. With the wonderful selection of carefully curated vendors, you’re sure to find something special for Mom (and hopefully something for yourself).

We’re back to where the magic first began! Situated outdoors on the gorgeous veranda at The Starting Gate at GreatHorse, we’ve designed a luxurious shopping experience that’s both intimate and spacious. A cash bar with savory snacks will be available, as well as valet parking. Be sure to stay long enough to enjoy the sunset over the valley!

Each guest will receive a complimentary tote bag to shop with. With there being a limited amount of tickets, we encourage you to reserve yours as soon as possible.

Meet Our 2023 Vendors

Devon Road Jewelry

Beautiful handmade jewelry using precious and semi-precious stones ranging in price from $45-$450


Lake Road Living

Lake Road Living is a premier fashion boutique located in Sturbridge, MA featuring a curated collection of women’s clothing, local artisan jewelry, soy candles, pottery, and small gifts. Find polished styles for everyday life from the carefully selected brands that offer quality clothing whether you are headed to work, attending a wedding, or enjoying a casual gathering with friends… we have styles for every occasion.



One by one, we are leading a movement to a future where all beauty is clean beauty. We are powered by people, and our collective mission is to get safer products into the hands of everyone. Formulate, advocate, & educate—that’s our motto for creating clean beauty products that truly perform while holding ourselves to unparalleled standards of safety. Why? It’s really this simple: beauty should be good for you.


Blush Med Spa

Blush Med Spa offers dermal fillers, neuromodulators, lasers, radiofrequency and the latest in Medical Grade skincare treatments as well! Blush Med Spa is here to help you age gracefully while keeping the changes subtle and naturally appearing.

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BOHO Chocolate

Award-Winning Bean-to-Bar Chocolate made from scratch. Located in Florence Massachusetts. Organic Chocolate that is socially, environmentally, and economically sustainable. BOHO Chocolate is dedicated to creating exquisite tasting chocolate in small batches from scratch. From sorting cacao beans, roasting, winnowing, grinding, conching, tempering, to tasting . . . they’ve are truly master chocolatiers.


The Grati Shop

Comfortable fashion & cruelty-free beauty brand focused on supporting small businesses and giving back to the community. Visit The Grati Shop online and at
2440 Boston Rd, Wilbraham MA.



Jewelry maker and designer, Cristina Garcia, works alongside incredible artisans to bring you a collection of timeless sterling silver and gemstone rings, handmade necklaces, earrings, and more.

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Hannon Made

Natural wood cutting boards, coasters, and decorative accessories handmade with a variety of local domestic and ethically sourced exotic woods. Creator, Josh Hannon is passionate about crafting and creating functional art that will last you a lifetime.

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oHHO is an organic, botanical wellness company dedicated to bringing you Plants with Benefits™.

To avoid mediocrity we recognize distinction in appellation, cultivation and processing. Our goal is to bring you the cleanest, sustainable, high potency CBD and botanicals products.

Good vibes by oHHo.

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Hedge & Heather Apothecary

Hedge & Heather makes hand-crafted manifestation candles. A firm believer in “what you think about, you bring about”, we create candles that support your intentions as you focus on your ultimate goal.


Pam's Pashminas

Pam’s Pashminas is a homegrown business based out of Wellesley MA. Pam will be featuring her original floral and botanical collection of scarves and shawls, many of which incorporate her own photography of nature and her travels. She produces her beautiful images on natural and sustainable fibers such as merino wool, cotton, cashmere, and silk.

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Shop this beautiful collection of women’s fashion. Curated by three close friends inspired by their travels from around the world. Their mission is to showcase items that reflect a timeless style with classic lines and a splash of modern accents. Every item is girlfriend approved.


Tasteful Skin

What you put on your body is just as important as what you put in your body. Tasteful Skin™ healing balms, moisturizing sanitizers, and therapeutic bath salt blends are made with all-natural plant-based ingredients and infused with clinical-grade essential oils — like food for your skin. Owners, Susan & Jessica, aim to elevate everyday moments of skin-care and self-care.


Clutch Towels

Beautiful (and functional) beach and sports towels, totes, and zipper pouches (for wet clothes) made with original designs by Jan Soolman. Super-absorbent, quick-dry, and ultra-compact — these low-maintenance towels are easy to pack and take anywhere.

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Parnon Estates

Parnon Estates has been in our family for generations, and producing premium olive oil is part of our history. We have always organically nurtured our groves, land and trees to provide superior quality olive oil. Our authentic olive cultivation, harvesting, pressing and storage exceeds all global standards and has earned us the distinction of being a USDA certified organic, Ultra Premium, Extra Virgin Olive Oil producer.


Designs by PMM

Using environmentally sustainable materials, Designs by PMM is a beautiful collection of handcrafted bags, totes, wallets, cuff bracelets, and more.


Spudley's Sweets

Owner, Debra Brown, grew up loving to bake with her mom and grandma. She realized that she wanted to share her sweet treats with other people. Now she has a little driveway bake stand here in Hampden, where her love for baking began — her Grandma’s house.


Clark Lane Studio

Unique hand-painted and crafted home décor & gifts. Original decorative shelf sitter blocks, inspirational gifts, custom-made home decor signs, cell phone stands, hand-painted wine glasses, and painted rocks from the shores of Maine.


Thank You to Our Sponsors
Community, Connection & Commerce

It’s about building community, cultivating connections, and stimulating local commerce — all while creating special memories.

This special event is for YOU and . . .

your loved one for a date night.
your Mom to share time together.
your daughter and her besties for a unique group experience.
your group of girlfriends for a girl’s night out.

Make it memorable. Make it yours.

Meet Your Hosts

Natives to the area and founders of Tasteful Skin (all-natural therapeutic skincare) and Tasteful Trips (bespoke culinary retreats), Susan Manoussoff & Jessica Brand share a passion for spreading nourishment and kindness to oneself and to others. This includes their loyal customers, our precious planet, and our community of fellow entrepreneurs.

Together, they designed a community event to celebrate local makers and business. It’s a pleasure to have you join us and contribute to a special evening of connection and commerce.

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About the Venue

128 Wilbraham Road • Hampden, MA 01036


With its impeccable architecture and gorgeous view of the valley, The Starting Gate is the perfect space to host an unforgettable event. We’ve chosen to host our Mother’s Day Sip & Shop outside on their spacious veranda with its expansive and breathtaking view of the sunset. Nestled in the center of the space will be a cash bar for you to enjoy some refreshing beverages and savory snacks while you shop (cash and credit card accepted). You’re welcome to explore the grounds and enjoy the GreatHorse gardens.


Complimentary Valet Parking is available for all guests. As you enter the estate, you’ll pass the Clubhouse on the left and head toward The Starting Gate building. Pull your car around to the main entrance and a valet will be there to greet you.

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A Tasteful Event is part of the Tasteful Brands family of businesses where we focus on cultivating goodness for oneself, our community, and our planet. Creating sustainable products, unique experiences, and delicious memories is our passion. We’re delighted that you’re here, and we invite you to learn more about our sister companies.