SHOP THIS: Poison Pear

Because bundling up is suddenly necessary, and there’s no such thing as too many cats.

Pick your poison. Your Poison Pear, that is. The Halifax-based, one-woman operation (the woman being crafter extraordinaireBeth Ardron) known for its hand-drawn, hand-printed scarves, hats, shirts and accessories has your back—and your neck—in these crisp times. We recommend Poison Pear’s much-loved wool-acrylic button scarf, it’ll stay put on the most blustery of days (“I even wear mine on a motorcycle,” says Ardron) and comes in a selection of cute designs, like the pictured herd of feral cats. A cat posse in mint green means business.

You can find Ardron’s many creations Saturdays at the Seaport Farmers’ Market (1209 Marginal Road), at Inkwell Boutique (1658 Market Street) or, online at

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