They say there’s a light at the end of every tunnel.
But we’re more concerned with the corollary: Is there a bright spot in every summer dominated by gloomy days?
Step into the light at Isla Beach House. Owned by Sigrid Olsen and her husband, the seasonal shop has a salty, shanty vibe and tons of low-key summer necessities (for rain or shine).
Tucked between art galleries and a few restos, the teeny red hut (only 400 square feet) has Ragdoll tees, raffia totes, Green Dragon knits, hurricane lamps, Dupatta shawls, and candy-colored jewelry.
The little bungalow also stocks Olsen’s hand-painted ceramics and watercolor paintings.
Proving that every grey summer has a silver lining.
Isla Beach House, 77 Rocky Neck Avenue, Gloucester (978-281-1671 or isla-beachhouse.com).