Burlington Violin Shop Workshop Tours


“Oh, how beautiful!  Do you make them here?”


“Yes, we do, actually.  Do you see that violin on the top of that fixture?”


“You mean the red and gold one?”


“That’s one of our workshop instruments.”


This particular exchange has played over countless times in our shop.  Visitors are always fascinated at the prospect that these works of art with infinite possibilities can be brought to life in the back of a shop in the Church Street Marketplace.  Violin...

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Why Should I get a Professional Bra Fitting?


It is estimated that 85% of women are in the incorrect bra size!

Really! 85%! That is an unbelievable number but it's true. We see it every single day.

Now, why is that? Most places just don't have the range in sizes. Mainstream stores don’t want to invest in the design and production of the range of bra sizes per style that it takes to offer a proper fit.

With so many sizes at Aristelle, we are able to fit a bra to your body and not you into a bra!


The Myth of the...

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23 Years and Still Cooking

By Luke Wight of Kiss the Cook


“What should I write about?”
That was the question I struggled to answer.  It was an abundance of exciting topics, not a lack, that had me stumped.  So I decided I try and focus on some questions I’ve been hearing quite a bit lately. 

First, I think a brief introduction is appropriate.  My name is Luke, and as of July 1st, I’m fortunate enough to be the new owner of Kiss The Cook at 72-74 Church St.  

 “Are you a cook?”
As you might imagine,...

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The Body Shop According to B

By Brandy Companion of The Body Shop


What's the best part of my career? It's 100% my company and heart.

How does heart play out in a retail environment? At 84 Church Street, our day-to-day is not about the sales. What we bring to the table is much more.

I'll use Sam as an example... A college age young man walked into the shop with a group of girls. I noticed he very casually kept breaking away from the group and scanning the room. I could easily tell he was uncomfortable being...

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PETA recognizes The North Face with the Innovator for Animals Award

By Mark Kalloz of The North Face Lifestyle Store (90 Church St)

Something amazing happened in 2014 and no one is even talking about it.  

The North Face - one of the largest outerwear producers in the world - recently re released it’s new revolutionary insulation technology-The ThermoBall™

ThermoBall™ mimics goose down but provides more versatility than down, which loses its insulating capability when wet. ThermoBall™ insulation consists of small, round fibers that cluster...

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