Leading Ladies 2016

Lynn Tickle, Hannah Tickle, Penny Mackisey, Jen Vieira

Tickle’s Shop and The Aviary


Tickle’s is the kind of place you can spend hours exploring and never see the same thing twice. There are three parts to the property: Tickle’s Shop, Tickle’s Tea Room and The Aviary Restaurant. Tickle’s Shop is a great place to shop, but it isn’t any ordinary gift store. In addition to beautiful jewelry, home decor, children’s gifts, hostess gifts and more, Tickle’s carries clothing and accessories from lines like Pandora, Vera Bradley and UGG. The Tea Room serves lunch and afternoon tea every day, offering gourmet salads, a grilled cheese bar and afternoon tea service. For an unforgettable dining experience, don’t miss The Aviary, the new restaurant next to the shop. The stunning space serves lunch and dinner daily, and brunch on Sundays. It’s perfect for a romantic date, a gathering of friends or a family outing. Four inspiring women are at the heart of Tickle’s and The Aviary. Here’s a little bit more about them.

Lynn Tickle, owner

After graduating with a BS in Marketing and an MBA, Lynn spent 10 years in marketing and product development for a few consumer goods corporations. That career required extensive overseas travel, which was not conducive to starting a family, so Lynn decided to open her own business. She started with just 1000 square feet in 1989; in 1996, she expanded the store to its current 7500 square foot building. At the same time, Lynn added The Tea Room with the concept of creating a whole customer experience. With the success of these businesses, The Aviary Restaurant was built next door in 2014 to bring that experience to a whole new level.

Hannah Tickle, manager and Lynn’s daughter
Hannah Tickle was just about raised in the backroom of Tickle’s, spending her days alongside her grandmother who crafted floral arrangements for the store. After receiving a BS in Political Science in 2014, with the intent of a career in public service, Hannah instead has found a passion for the family business.

Penny Mackisey, general manager of Tickle’s
Jen Vieira, assistant general manager of The Aviary Restaurant

Penny and Jen both started in The Tea Room when their children were young. Penny, now general manager of Tickle’s, also has a BS in Marketing and an MBA. She has played a key role in the running of Tickle’s for 18 years. Penny is involved in all aspects of the business, from social media to the buying of merchandise. Jen, assistant general manager of The Aviary played an instrumental role as part of the start up team for the restaurant and spends her days making sure everything is run perfectly and meets the high expectations of The Aviary.

Tickle's: 2219 GAR Highway, Swansea • 508-379-0717 • www.ticklesshop.cominfo@ticklesshop.com
The Aviary Restaurant: 2229 GAR Highway, Swansea • 508-379-6007 • www.theaviaryrestaurant.cominfo@theaviaryrestaurant.com