Shopping at The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk

Shopping is always a blast at The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk in South Windsor. On our tour we visited NIXS Bar and Restaurant, Stonewall Kitchen, Sephora, Francesca’s, J. Crew, and Taste by Spellbound. There is over 374,000 square feet of specialty retail shops and dining at Evergreen Walk. Check out the full store directory to see what shops are open now.

Shopping at The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk

We had the chance to visit a few of the shops on our recent media tour. Our first stop was at NIXS to try out their new Sunday “Acoustic” Brunch menu. Brunch at NIXS Evergreen also includes live acoustic music on Sundays, adding to the restaurant’s sexy lounge vibe.

NIXS Evergreen Walk Sunday Brunch

There were some amazing items on the menu, including Nutella Brioche French Toast and Eggs Benedict NIXS Style, but the fan favorite seemed to be the Chicken and Waffles. Amazing flavor, sweet with a hint of savory spice.

Evergreen Walk The Promenade Shops South Windsor Connecticut

Stonewall Kitchen was next on our list. From their award-winning Jams & Jellies to their Mustards and Condiments, delicious Savory Spreads, classic Baking Mixes, and Gift Baskets,  Stonewall Kitchen has something for every food lover. We were able to sample delectable their Old Farmhouse Chutney Cheeseball and Spicy Corn Relish Stuffed tomatoes that were both simple to create but packed with flavor. Stop by Stonewall Kitchen for a free Company Classic Recipe booklet, which highlights some of their own benchmark creations and celebrates their 25 year anniversary.

Stonewall Kitchen Connecticut

Sephora is everyone’s favorite one stop shop for everything beauty. They stock thousands of products from industry favorite designers, including Tarte, Nars, and Yves Saint Laurent, and cater to every aspect of beauty from makeup to fragrance to bath and body. I had the privilege of experiencing a Mini-Makeover, offered in the Sephora Beauty Studio. A beauty advisor gave me a Contour session, but you can chose from many Mini-Makeovers including Flawless Foundation, Perfect Lips, and Smoky Eye, just to name a few. This sessions are fast and free, no appointment necessary.

Sephora Connecticut

Window Shopping at Francesca’s is always a blast. Easy-breezy, casual, American Style that is easy on the budget, Francesca’s carries go-with-the-flow sundresses, breezy tops, cool casual pants, as well as jewelry and companion pieces, They even carry fun home decor and gifts.

Francescas Connecticut

J. Crew is classic American prep, with trendy elements and a reputation for timeless casual wear. Pair your crisp white ankle-length denim jeans with a striped nautical top and a big pop of color with funky high-fashion jewelry…add an army green blazer and a chunky belt and you’ve got J Crew. This store in Evergreen Walk has an awesomely friendly staff and a great selection for women and men, including accessories.

Shopping at The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk

Taste by Spellbound is as much a visual experience as it is a culinary one. With “Wonderland-esque” feel, this quaint shop is adorned with gold, floral, and fairy decor, and the case of cake, truffles, pastries and cupcakes is almost too pretty for words. The truffles we sampled were deliciously sweet, and I learned that the shop creates custom baked goods and ships nationwide as well. “Creatively fusing fashion, food, and interior design, [Miriam Hope’s] boutique bakery creates a magical atmosphere of enchantment”, from their own brochure, sums up Taste by Spellbound perfectly. Stop by for a spell (see what I did there?), and grab a cup of tea or iced coffee while you’re there.

Taste by Spellbound Cakes Connecticut

The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk are a dog friendly outdoor venue. Certain stores have requirements so be sure to check the list of doggie etiquette before you bring Fluffy along. Be sure to visit on Sunday June 12th for their Strut Your Mutt event.