Historic Hotel Reimagined

Architect Patrick Ahearn’s new book tells the story of a once-grand seaside resort and its transformation into an elegant home overlooking Duxbury Bay. By Dave Kindy Photography by Taylor Ahearn Aerial photo by Hawk Visuals If not for a fortuitous change in the wind, a jewel of the South Shore might have been lost forever. … Read more

Interview on Close Up

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Wedding 2023 Best of the South Shore

BEST WEDDING PLANNER Kate Murtaugh Events katemurtaughevents.com Runner-Up: Jessica Hennessey Weddings From elegant seaside weddings to intimate elopement ceremonies aboard beautiful sailboats, Kate Murtaugh specializes in designing elevated event experiences. Since founding her business in 2015, Murtaugh’s team has brought hundreds of bespoke celebrations to life at coastal venues, tented locations, and private estates throughout … Read more

Shopping 2023

BEST MEN’S CLOTHING BOUTIQUE MAHI GOLD Outfitters mahigold.com Runner-Up: ASSEMBLY Founded on Cape Cod, Mahi Gold Outfitters opened its Hingham location in December of 2020. The boutique is bright and beautiful, with racks filled with a mix of colorful Mahi Gold designs and high-quality clothing brands. The store features a wide range of casual sportswear … Read more

Services & Resources 2023

BEST LOCAL AIRLINE / AIRPORT Marshfield Municipal Airport (KGHG) / Shoreline Aviation shorelineaviation.net Runner-Up: Cape Air & Nantucket Airlines Experienced flight crews, meticulously cared-for aircraft, and a detail-oriented flight logistics team deliver an Inc.omparable experience for passengers who fly out of Marshfield Municipal Airport. It was 1947 when WWII Navy pilot Joseph Ford purchased land … Read more

Kids & Family 2023

BEST SUMMER CAMP Holly Hill Farm hollyhillfarm.org Runner-Up: The Company Theatre The nonprofit organization Friends of Holly Hill Farm provides a unique learning and social experience for children ages 3-14 every season of the year. The farm offers half and full-day summer camp programs. Students experience life on a working certified organic and regenerative farm … Read more

Home & Garden

Photo: Brian Doherty BEST ARCHITECT Campbell Smith Architects Inc. campbellsmitharchitects.com Runner-Up: HC Design Inspired by the great architecture of New England, Campbell Smith Architects designs homes that combine the very best traditional elements with custom features that suit modern lifestyles. The team specializes in architectural design for residential, commercial and historical projects. They also offer … Read more

Health & Beauty 2023

BEST YOGA / PILATES STUDIO Photo: Shipyard Photography Studio143 studio143scituate.com Runner Up: Capella Yoga & Wellness (formerly Yoga with Lisa O & Company) Studio 143 is a unique and friendly wellness center that offers a wide variety of yoga, Pilates, barre, and aerial yoga classes for adults and children. With classes designed to suit all … Read more

Food & Drink 2023

BEST ICE CREAM Photo: Kjeld Mahoney Hornstra Farms hornstrafarms.com Runner-Up: Peaceful Meadows Ice Cream Offering delicious homemade ice cream in a bucolic country setting, Hornstra Dairy Farm is a popular destination for families on hot summer days. One of the last working dairy farms on the South Shore, this family-run business is famous for its … Read more

Entertainment 2023

TOURIST ATTRACTION Winner: Paragon Carousel paragoncarousel.com Runner-Up: Scituate Lighthouse Built in 1928, the Paragon Carousel has been operating by the shore of Nantasket Beach for 95 years. Once part of the amusement mecca known as Paragon Park, it is one of the last remaining grand carousels in the United States. The ride is filled to … Read more

2023 Best of the South Shore Winners

Best of the South Shhore

Shout it from the rooftops! The results of the 2023 Best of the South Shore (BOSS) Awards are in!

Thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate and vote for your favorite local businesses. From burgers and bookstores to florists and furniture stores, these lucky winners deserve a huge congratulations.


A GUIDE TO LOCAL DESIGN AND DECOR PROFESSIONALS Classic Tile & Stone 781.741.5230 www.classictile-stone.com Award-winning Classic Tile & Stone has been helping to make homes beautiful on the South Shore and beyond ever since 2003. Owners Julie Ryan and Kristin Henaghan are tile industry experts who believe that each home project is unique and should … Read more