Life + Style

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

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

Getting Back to Nature

A passion for beekeeping and being outdoors inspires a new business to take flight. Written by Kate Sheehan Photography by Kjeld Mahoney A Boston firefighter with two decades of service behind him, Colin Doherty is one of those people who embodies the phrase “everything worth doing, is worth doing well.” This unwavering work ethic helped … 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 Nectar Collective170 Water St, PlymouthVillage Landing Marketplace508-591-7664 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, owner Maryann McClellan shares a “Stock The … 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, 560 … 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

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

Rock Paper Scissors

Rock Paper Scissors Rock Paper Scissors is an award winning, specialty toy store founded by a local mom. We have a great selection of quality, hard to find toys that are fun and inspire imagination. We offer complimentary gift wrapping and our staff is ready to help you find the right gift for your little … Read more

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