Polly’s Pitch – Put a Little Spring in Your Step

Spring is in the air… and Polly (that’s me!) is shopping (of course!) to welcome the season. Yep, like a robin hopping across the Palmer Square green, I’m hitting the sidewalks in search of the freshest finds for spring.

First, it’s time to swap out those fuzzy, beloved, but totally worn-out winter layers for light, breezy, crisp fashions for the season. Pack away those puffer jackets and put a new coat into rotation. For the guys, Barbour or Urban Outfitters will have something lightweight but stylish. For me, I’m stopping by J. Crew for something casual, and Ann Taylor for something work-ready. Bye-bye, blacks and greys – let’s get some spring color into this wardrobe! Since it’s time to fold up the flannels that got me through the winter, I’m treating myself to some fresh jammies for the warmer months ahead. A favorite line is PJ Salvage at Lace Silhouettes, whose shorts and tees come in sizes XS to XL, so it’s all about cozy.

Even though it’s not 100% “windows open, dinner on the patio” weather, who can resist firing up the grill as soon as the days start getting warmer? After a long winter, let’s all indulge in those days where 65 degree weather feels like flip-flop season! Replenish your grilling arsenal with a stop at Kitchen Kapers, from spice blends to grilling gadgets, even the Big Green Egg (hubby’s grilling obsession), and get ready for a season of sizzle.

And with the changing of the seasons, you know the Princeton Corkscrew Wine Shop is releasing another seasonal wine sampler. It’s a pre-packed selection of bottles that pair with the dishes you’re eating right now, plus a pairing/tasting guide that’ll have you speaking like a wine expert after one sip.

Now that Spring is on the brain, you’ve got to be thinking: flowers! And for that, a stop at Princeton Floral Design is a must. Let the artists create a stunning centerpiece for your table, or browse their oh-so-cute shop and pick up something ready-made (and keep them in mind for hostess gifts, too!)

Spring into action on the Square! Don’t miss all the fun events going on in town while you shop!

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