Life of the Party

8 Ways to add excitement to your next special event By Maria Allen and Scott Smith Whether you’re planning an intimate wedding, elegant graduation party or festive corporate soiree, South Shore industry experts are ready to make your next event unforgettable. From unique decor and florals to professional photography and entertainment, we’ve gathered some helpful … Read more

Dressed to Impress

A local boutique is transforming prom traditions one glittering gown at a time. By Maria Allen  Photography by Al Lacerda Photography It’s prom season on the South Shore and Julie Costa is surrounded by racks of dazzling dresses. The owner of a small-but-mighty clothing boutique in Bridgwater called Miss Louise Prom Closet, Costa has developed … Read more

Calm and Collected

A Cohasset home organizer unlocks simple strategies for reducing kid clutter and designing play spaces that enrich young minds. By Maria Allen Photography by Kate Rogan Anyone who has walked barefoot over a pile of stray legos understands that the struggle to contain kid clutter is real. From picture books and board games to action … Read more

Shop Local Gift Guide

1) Alashan cashmere dress topper, available at Welch Company, 132 Front St., Scituate,  2) Maple world map card case from Treeline & Tide, available at  3) Emma J Shipley scented candle in bone china container with 24 carat gold accents, available at Trellis Home Design Shop, 28 South St., Hingham,  4) Topo Designs Dopp … Read more

Style Makers

By KATHLEEN MCKENNA Photography by KATE ROGAN Fueled by creativity, the founders of three fashion-forward Hingham businesses have developed a local following by designing boutique apparel and accessory brands. Each has found a way to balance the demands of work and family and adapt to the challenges of a global pandemic, all while transforming their … Read more

Fishermen Know Best

MacKenzie’s coastal products are making waves on the South Shore and beyond. By Maria Allen Sometimes, necessity is the mother of invention. As the story goes, when longtime Norwell resident Michael Ayles and Hank DeWolf of Rhode Island came home one day after a long day of fishing, they found themselves faced with a dilemma: … Read more

NexTide: A Boater’s Best Friend

By Maria Allen No matter if you’re planning to paddle a kayak up the North River for a picnic at Couch Beach or aiming to anchor your powerboat at The Spit for the afternoon, the same thing holds true–you’re going to need to know the tides. South Shore residents Mike Tedeschi and John Bizzozero recently … Read more

Rising Tide Apparel

By Maria Allen Photography by Kjeld Mahoney A new coastal-inspired lifestyle brand is making waves on the South Shore by selling comfy clothing and accessories that give back to the community. Rising Tide Apparel is the brainchild of Scituate residents Sara Bell and Ashley Schumacher, two moms who met when their daughters became friends, and … Read more

C’mon and Take an E-ride

By Stephanie Neil •  Photos by Jack Foley Forget electric cars, it’s electric bicycles (e-bikes) that are the future of South Shore travel. When Bill and Debbie Hennessey moved to Hull from Dorchester two years ago, they saw a need for an alternate mode of transportation in the increasingly congested coastal communities. So, they took … Read more

Bird Fight Brand Takes Flight

By Stephanie Neil  Photography by Derrick Zellmann  High-quality craftsmanship and a refined, vintage style are two of the trademarks of the newly launched golf brand, Bird Fight. Founders Derrick Zellmann and Charlie Robinson met as art majors at Bridgewater State University and have been collaborating ever since. Zellmann, now a Stoughton-based photographer, and Robinson, a … Read more

Feathers and Frocks

A costume maker whose career has spanned theater, film and television, Brooke Stanton’s career has included building fantastical creatures for films like Star Wars The Phantom Menace, as well as creating costumes for countless live theater performances across the country. When theaters across the country shut in 2020 due to the pandemic, the Pembroke resident found … Read more

Cleaning Up Local Beaches and Beyond

While many people make New Year’s resolutions to better themselves in some way, some people dare to dream bigger. Such was the case with the Burgess family of Cohasset, whose family goal to help clean up local beaches helped spark a movement. Sarah and Phil Burgess are British expats who moved from England to Cohasset … Read more