Pretty in Pink

10 Tips for hosting a memorable Galentine’s Day brunch By Maria Allen Each year, after spending countless hours designing picturesque New England weddings and other personalized social events for her clients, Kate Murtaugh, owner of Kate Murtaugh Events & Design, likes to take a day to raise a glass to her closest friends and colleagues … Read more

Healing Body and Soul

HaleLife & Bone broth

Inspired by a mutual passion for health and wellness, the founders of The Hale Life and The Hope Experience come together to host restorative retreats on the South Shore and beyond. By Dave Kindy Photography by Julia Cumes It was a trying time for Melissa Smith. Her mother had passed away from lung cancer in … Read more

The Joy of Cookbooks

By Maria Allen   Opening a cookbook of family recipes is a bit like reaching into a time capsule filled with memories. We found two recently published culinary collections that are perfect examples of this. Each cookbook offers a window into the lives of the authors, and a taste, both literally and figuratively, for their favorite … Read more

Restaurant Possible – 10 New dining spots on the South Shore that opened during the pandemic.

10 New dining spots on the south shore that opened during the pandemic.  By Sara Frazier There’s never been a better time to support local restaurants. It’s no secret that 2020 was a challenging year for the restaurant industry due to the coronavirus pandemic. Thankfully, many South Shore restaurateurs have managed to weather the storm … Read more

Cooking With Cranberries

Cooking with Cranberries

Massachusetts cranberry growers share their favorite family recipes in the spirit of the holiday season. Photography by Michelle McGrath PR As Massachusetts cranberry growers wrap up their 2020 harvest season and look forward to the holidays that lie ahead, a few local grower families (represented by Cape Cod Cranberry Growers’ Association) have shared treasured family … Read more

Orta Trattoria is a Hidden Gem

Chef Brett Williams delivers an authentic taste of Northern Italy at his newest dining destination. Written by Louisa Clerici Photography by Kjeld Mahoney The secret is out: Orta Trattoria and Lounge has opened in Kingston. Named after the spectacular but often-overlooked Lake Orta, located in the Piedmont region of Italy, the new South Shore restaurant … Read more

Sweet Dreams

11 Hot Spots to enjoy cool treats on the South Shore by Gabrielle Martin Dairy Twist Known for their generous servings, great prices, and wide selection of hard and soft-serve flavors, this Pembroke staple was voted “Best of the South Shore” this year, by readers of South Shore Home, Life & Style! Dairy Twist has been family … Read more

Cooking Like a Chef

A peek inside “The Plymouth Cookbook, Recipes from America’s Hometown,” 2020 Edition Written by Maria Allen Photography and Restaurant Profiles by Louisa Clerici While dining out for breakfast one morning in early 2018, two friends from Plymouth hatched a delicious plan to create a cookbook filled with recipes from their favorite local restaurants. Vanessa Moore, … Read more

Hometown Patisserie

Written by By Maria Allen Photography by Jules Ko Photography There’s nothing quite like biting into an authentic French croissant. The pastry is light and buttery and the flaky layers give way with a delicate crunch. Made from surprisingly few ingredients—water, yeast, butter and sugar—croissants are a baked good that requires great skill and dedication … Read more