It's safe to come with your family in tow. Park your kids on the Italian Anichini footed dog bed where Seegers leaves a pair of wireless headphones that are tuned in to a flat-paneled television, currently playing Ice Age. 'Our record?' he says. 'A 13-year-old sat there for a full hour without making a sound.' Jems carries wares from more than 55 artists. There are sweet-smelling organic bath products from Deep Steep (go for the Bath Tea, a tea bag-like item filled with herbs for a scented bath), hand-stitched heavy-leather boxes and frames, glassware by Mary-Melinda Wellsandt in human silhouettes, vibrant jewelry by Marya Dabrowski (loved the pieces made with colorful mixed tourmaline), Lorenzo Villoresi scented candles, pewter salt-and-pepper mills, and bowls made from holly wood that feel lighter than air.
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