Cattivo

A South Shore boutique specializes in youthful fashions for the whimsical, wicked and wild. Text and photography by Kate Rogan of Ellie Finn Photography Model: Emma Sullivan “Fashion,” says Mary Marathas, owner of Cattivo, “is a way of speaking without saying a word.” For the Chicago native, whose first job at 16 was working as an assistant … Read more

Healing Horsepower

Harnessing the power of equine-assisted therapy, three inspiring women open Stable Ground Wellness in Duxbury. By Jennifer H. McInerney, Photography by Jack Foley Though Tupelo Hollow Farm in Duxbury has been in existence for four centuries, the 30-acre property has recently become a haven for people seeking creative solutions to their mental health concerns. Visitors … Read more

The Gardner’s Gardener

Isabella Steward Gardner Museum Greenhouse

From greenhouses in Hingham, Erika Rumbley keeps things growing at Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. By Dave Kindy   Photography by Derrick Zellmann One of the most admired artists on display at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum finds inspiration within a set of custom-built greenhouses in Hingham. This is where she lays the groundwork for vibrantly … Read more

Ease into Autumn

Whether you’re heading to brunch with friends or packing for an exotic girls getaway, these fabulous fashions are perfect for enjoying those golden days of early fall. Light wash bootcut jeans with ribbed white T-shirt and floral print Magical Kimono. Available at Ports & Company, 23 South Main St., Cohasset, 781-383-1020; 595 Main St., Chatham, … Read more

The Great New England Pumpkin Pie Contest

Pie Baking Contest

Plimoth Patuxet Museums invites professional and amateur bakers to submit their best pumpkin pie recipe for a chance to win prizes! Plimoth Patuxet Museums is delighted to gather the New England region around a very special table this fall that will celebrate pumpkin pie and reward bakers for their prize-winning creations. The Great New England … Read more

Mahi Gold Outfitters

A local clothing brand steeped in summer vibes puts down roots in Hingham. By Maria Allen Photography by Jack Foley When clothing designer Becky Voelkel was growing up, she spent many summers on Cape Cod, visiting her grandparents at their home in Chatham and filling her days with sun, sea and sand. It was there … Read more

Convenience Meets Community at General Stores

Offering a little something for everyone, hometown general stores continue to thrive on the South Shore. Written by Brendan Martin Coyne  Photography by Jack Foley For centuries, general stores have been at the heart of many small New England towns, including here on the South Shore. These businesses provided whatever staples and provisions the locals … Read more

Turning the Tide on Trash

A Hull artist finds inspiration and purpose in beach cleanups. Written by Jennifer H. McInerney Photography by Kjeld Mahoney Gazing out the windows of her contemporary hillside home in Hull, artist and activist Jackie Ranney can’t help but be moved by the brilliant expanse of blue stretching infinitely toward the horizon. In this, she’s not … Read more

Strand, the Boutique

East Coast classics meet West Coast bohemian styles at this Duxbury clothing store. Text and Photography by By Kate Rogan Caroline Widman aspired to create a peaceful, happy escape for women—a luxury boutique where shoppers could find special pieces that made them feel beautiful. Her dream came to fruition in the fall 2020 with the … Read more

Nectar Collective

A Plymouth native opens a clothing boutique focused on empowering women. Photos and story by Kate Rogan Maryann McClellan Nectar Collective 170 Water St, Plymouth Village Landing Marketplace 508-591-7664 shopnectarco.com @shopnectarco Situated in Plymouth’s bustling Village Landing Marketplace, Nectar Collective is a women’s clothing and accessories boutique with a strong sense of community. Every Monday, … Read more

Just Add Salt Water

A passion for community and coastal living inspired a Kingston couple to create 3N3 Apparel and the Salty Harbor Shop. By Kate Sheehan  As the summer season kicked off in July—a mere four months into a global pandemic—Brandi and Jared Waitkus made the unlikely choice to leap into entrepreneurship by launching a boating-inspired apparel and … Read more