This whole week I've been sharing with you all the places I've explored as part of my road trip with Shop Newburyport. When the team suggested we pop into Life is Good, I was a bit suprised. Life is Good is an international sensation, not something you think of as hyper local. Well, when we walked in and got to chatting with one of the store's employees, we learned that the Newburyport store was actually the first ever brick and mortar location for the brand. #TheMoreYouKnow
Life is Good in Newburyport is located in the heart of town, right on State Street. It's on the first floor of a brick building and just looks so New England.
There is a bench out front made from two snowboards. I resisted the seated photo opp.
Inside, the front of the store was totally decked out for St. Patrick's Day with shirts that said things like "Life is Good, Shamrock On."
After reading Shonda Rhimes' book "Year of Yes" I was particularly interested in this purple tank top that says "Say Yes" with a heart inside the letter A.
Did you know that Life is Good makes dog toys? I definitely did not. They have these adorable chew toys in the shape of bones that say "Lucky Dog" on them.
They also have balls that say "Chew What You Like, Like What You Chew" which is a riff on their popular slogan "Do What You Like, Like What You Do."
It should come as no surprise that I am constantly on the look out for holiday cards so when I saw Life is Good was already displaying Christmas options, I took notice.
Up at the register, the Newburyport store has Life is Good stickers with a lighthouse. These seem perfect for a laptop, a water bottle or even the back of a car.
As we were getting ready to scoot, one of the employees handed me a parting gift. I waited to unwrap it until I was home that night. It was a coffee mug that says "Good Morning Sunshine" on one side and has an illustration of a sun on the other side.
I am most definitely not a morning person, so when I read the mug, I hear that words in a mocking/teasing tone.
It's very cool to think that the Life is Good retail empire started in a small, seaside town in Massachusetts. The next time you're in Newburyport, stop in for some good vibes.
*This post is sponsored by Shop Newburyport. All opinions are 100 percent my own.
Thu, 03/17/2016 - 15:02
the CEO gave a speech at one of the UNH graduations - it was a really good speech :)
I love that mug!
Mon, 03/21/2016 - 10:01
The co-founders are so inspiring, especially the commitment to charity. Their foundation does incredible work.