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Best of the North Shore 2018

Northshore magazine showcases the best that the North Shore of Boston, MA has to offer.

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NSHOREMAG.COM 106 AUGUST 2018 renew PHOTOGRAPH BY SARAH JORDAN MCCAFFERY in the heart of the beautiful, oceanfront Crane Estate, Crane Beach, and Crane Wildlife Refuge. WHAT'S UNIQUE: Partnerships with their sister property, Appleton Farms. They incorporate produce from the farm into their breakfast menu, and Appleton Farms cheese plates are available per guest request. INSIDER TIP: Members of The Trustees of Reservations receive a 10 percent discount off their room rate for all consecutive-night stays. The inn also offers complimentary Crane Beach passes to all guests. WHAT'S NEW: Their very own homemade maple pecan granola and chocolate chip cookies. You can purchase them at Appleton Farms, Castle Hill Café and The Crane Beach Snack Shack, as well as right at the inn. 280 Argilla Rd., Ipswich, 978-412-2555, theinnatcastlehill.com READERS' CHOICE BLUE—INN ON THE BEACH, PLUM ISLAND PHILOSOPHY: About as oceanfront as you can get, this unique, Plum Island boutique hotel is set right on the beach. A stone's throw from charming downtown Newburyport, Blue offers a luxury vacation cottage experience with modern amenities at the edge of the sea. STANDOUT QUALITIES: Blue— Inn on the Beach offers the feel of a secluded beach getaway just one hour from Boston and 10 minutes from downtown Newburyport. Offering coastal views and outdoor space with most of its 13 rooms and suites, Blue's location is the ultimate spot to watch the sunrise or sunset. Each morning, breakfast baskets with house- made baked goods, fresh fruit, overnight oats, yogurt, coffee, and more, are delivered to each guest room door, creating the perfect excuse for breakfast in bed. 20 Fordham Way, Plum Island, Newbury, 978-463-6128, blueinn.com B L O W O U T EDITORS' CHOICE (Tie) SALON BEAU, ANDOVER PHILOSOPHY: At Salon Beau, the mission is to provide big- city style without the hassle of commuting into the city. Expect high-quality, ontrend looks at affordable prices. WHAT'S NEW: A partnership with Kevin.Murphy to bring some of the industry's best products to downtown Andover. STANDOUT QUALITIES: Not only will you get to enjoy your time at the salon, but you'll leave with 25-plus photos of your beautiful hair. Taking an extra five minutes to take some fabulous photos of your hair is so much fun and clients love it! If you don't put it on Instagram or Facebook, did it even really happen? Check out their Instagram for more (@ theSalonBeau). TRENDS: Those lived-in, messy-chic beach waves are here—and here to stay! But don't be surprised to see that straight hair is back on the radar. 63 Park St., Andover, 978-387-0755, thesalonbeau.com SALON FORZA, ANDOVER PHILOSOPHY: Education, purpose, and a passion for celebrating life to the fullest are the driving forces behind Salon Forza. Everyone should indulge themselves in luxury and create balance and harmony for themselves, no matter the beauty budget. The extra touches, such as massaging chairs at the shampoo sinks, complimentary hand and neck treatments with every service, and the option of sustainably sourced, vegan, and sulfate- Sean Bibeau of Salon Beau

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