Shop Local Gift Guide

1) Alashan cashmere dress topper, available at Welch Company, 132 Front St., Scituate, welchcompany.com  2) Maple world map card case from Treeline & Tide, available at treelineandtide.com.  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, trellishomedesign.com  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

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

Mayflower Mercantile Showcases Local Artisans

Photos: Jack Foley If you’re a fan of shopping local, you’ll want to check out Mayflower Mercantile. Last fall, the owners of Full Circle Homes, opened this new retail shop filled with unique decor and products created by local makers and artisans. Located at 4 Mayflower Road in Plympton, at the Main Street junction, the … Read more

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

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