Business Spotlight

Something Splendid

Writer / Renee Larr
Photographer / Whitney Moore

What’s more fun on a summer afternoon or evening than meeting a friend or a date for a glass of wine and some live music?Something Splendid Something Splendid Gift Shop opened in downtown Westfield in November. Erynn and Elyse Petruzzi, and their best friend, Allison Pirtle, opened the custom-curated gift box and unique-gift business to celebrate life’s milestone moments. They recently added the Wine Bar to the space.

“Our family has always been obsessed with celebrating everything, even a random Monday,” Erynn says. “So we opened the business, and when we found out a beer and wine liquor license was available, we thought it would be a perfect tie-in with the gift shop.”

The Wine Bar offers wine by the glass or bottle, beer, and small bites for guests to nosh on while enjoying time together. Guests can choose from over 70 different makes of carefully curated wine to purchase as gifts or to take home. The trio created the small-bites menu to complement their wine, including charcuterie, flatbreads, a quiche, popcorn, dips, macarons and chocolate bonbons.

Something Splendid“We work very hard with our wine vendor to source unique wines from all over the world,” Elyse says. “Most of the brands we carry will be new experiences for people, which we worked hard to achieve. This plays off our gift shop, where we offer unique gifts.”

One thing that attracted the sisters to the house at 217 Mill Street was the patio area and the proximity to Grand Junction Plaza. Erynn says the idea of guests sitting on the patio and hearing concerts was a bonus. The Wine Bar also offers live music on Thursdays.

The Wine Bar is available to host private events, with guests able to rent a portion or the whole space. The front patio seats 20 to 25, the inside Wine Bar seats 10 to 35, and the unique private backyard is home to our wine garden which has ample seating and several fire pits to enjoy with friends and family. The entire building holds up to 80 guests. Guests can customize private events to include unlimited mimosas, a balloon decorator creating those Instagram-worthy photos, and even a bridal and bar-food menu.

Elyse says the interior vibe and decor match the entire theme of the gift-giving business. She describes it as playful and colorful, with a feel reminiscent of a floral garden party. She says making the space feel celebratory, but with a comfortable feel for a casual drink, was essential. Something Splendid Wine Bar is a stand-alone, meaning guests don’t have to come to the Gift Shop. They can come in just for the Wine Bar itself.

“We welcome everyone to come in just for a drink,” Erynn says. “It’s such a great place to meet a friend, hang out, listen to liveSomething Splendid music or even for a date. We love to celebrate big, momentous events, but also think we should celebrate every day with each other.”

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