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

A Fresh Look for Spring

Photography by Kate Rogan Want to say goodbye to drab “quarantine” hair? Charles “Buddy” Dudley, acclaimed hair color expert and cofounder of Charles David Salons & Spas in Hanover and Plymouth, has got you covered. Check out his helpful tips and hair color trends for golden blondes, smoke-show brunettes, gorgeous gray, and more. Sun-Kissed Blonde … Read more

Pretty Fly For a Birdhouse

By Maria Allen With angular sloping roofs, fluted side panels and geometric cutouts on their walls, Chirp Birdhouses are modern dwellings designed for native bird species in New England.The business was launched last summer by 10-year-old Mina Yadollahpour of Weymouth and her father, architect Nima Yadollahpour, owner of the Boston design firm ONY Architecture. The … Read more

Totally Turquoise

Aqua and white giraffe print linen Hank pillow. Available at Trellis Home Design, 28 South St., Hingham, 781-385-7907, shop.trellishomedesign.com.     This bubbles chandelier by Regina Andrew Design radiates light through a cluster of hand blown glass globes. Available at Welch Company, 132 Front St., Scituate, 781-545-1400, welchcompany.com. Poly Adirondack Chairs, available at Chapin Sheds, … Read more

Hometown Designer

Raised on the South Shore and trained in Italy, Mya Royal returns to her roots to launch a bespoke apparel business on the Plymouth waterfront. By Kelly Chase Photography by Julia Cumes and Ella Farrell Photography A salty sea breeze blows off the harbor as fashion designer Mya Royal opens the doors to her second-floor atelier … Read more

The Rise of the Backyard Office

By Maria Allen Photography by Kjeld Mahoney Staging by Laura Graziano Staging and Interiors ASP®, IAHSP® There are many perks to working from home (no dress code, shorter commute, ability to monitor your child’s remote learning), but the “new normal” also presents challenges. With increasing numbers of professionals and students working from home, there is … 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

COZY FASHION These stylish looks for the whole family are the perfect reason to shop local.

Local boutiques are dialing up the comfort factor this winter as we all prepare to spend more time at home. From snuggly pajamas for the kids to super soft loungewear, cozy sweaters and outerwear to keep out the chill, these are the easy-to-wear styles you’ll want to live in all season long. Photography by: Kate … Read more

Fruit Center Marketplace

Fruit Center Marketplace For catering and holiday gifts, the Fruit Center Marketplace is your local one-stop shop. Discover all our holiday options by visiting our stores in Milton and Hingham. Peruse the outstanding produce selection and gourmet foods department offering unique and delicious specialty items. 10 Bassett St., Milton, 617-696-5274 79 Water St., Hingham 781-749-7332 fruitcentermarketplace.com  

Strand, the Boutique

Strand, the Boutique A curation of fun, fresh and exclusive women’s clothing & accessories. An intersection of West Coast meets East Coast style; with a goal of making every woman find joy in something beautiful. Our goal at Strand, the Boutique is to bring fun, fresh & exclusive fashion to our customers for all of … Read more