The Ultimate janegee Road Trip: Rockland, ME

Winifred and Evalyn

Welcome to the second stop on our virtual road trip blog series. Today, we’re taking you to Rockland, ME. Rockland is home to one of our wonderful retail partners, Winifred & Evalyn. Winifred & Evalyn is a beautifully curated shop that offers both new & vintage foods for the home. We chatted with their founder, Hiata, to talk about starting her small business, must-dos for visiting Rockland, and her favorite janegee products.

Meet Winifred & Evalyn - Rockland, ME

What inspired you to open Winifred & Evalyn?
“Winifred & Evalyn is named in honor of my grandmothers, and it is a culmination of many years of collecting flea market treasures and blending in quality new, wholesale products. I travel throughout the country and Europe to find one-of-a-kind pieces for the shop and also search high and low for the best wholesale lines for my shop. I love sharing my treasures with others and it brings me such joy. Our tagline: Discover a visual feast for the eyes with W&E's wide selection of home goods, small furnishings, and gifts curated with care and joy.”

Why did you feel Rockland was the right place for your business?
“Rockland is such a quirky, vibrant town and I knew I wanted to be a part of the business community. My fellow businesses, as well as the kind and generous Greater Rockland community are wonderful, and I know I made the right decision opening Winifred & Evalyn here.”

What are a few must-dos for anyone visiting Rockland for the first time?
“Absolutely visit Winifred & Evalyn and the charming, independent shops of Rockland Main Street! Then walk out to the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse: Enjoy a lobster roll at Claws or Archer's on the Pier, or make a reservation for Primo Restaurant or In Good Company for a fine dining experience; explore Rockland's many museums and galleries, including the Farnsworth Art Museum and the Center for Maine Contemporary Art. Be sure to start your day with a delicious donut from Ruckus Donuts and coffee from Rock City Coffee....So many things to do here!”

How did you first discover janegee?
“I was poking around on Faire looking for high quality bath salts, and discovered janegee. I loved the ethos, packaging, reviews, and then I discovered janegee was just down the road in New Hampshire. I had to bring the line into the shop and am so pleased I did!”

Which janegee products are most popular in your shop?
“The Lavender Hand Cream is a huge hit with our customers, and us.”

Which janegee products are your personal favorites?
“I love the Lavender Hand Cream and the Jasmine Rose Body Oil, and I am looking forward to trying the Lavender Bubble Bath!”

Next time you are in Rockland be sure to stop by Winifred & Evalyn and tell them Jane sent you!

Winifred & Evalyn
399 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841