Life + Style

Feathers and Frocks

A costume maker whose career has spanned theater, film and television, Brooke Stanton’s career has included building fantastical creatures for films like Star Wars The Phantom Menace, as well as creating costumes for countless live theater performances across the country. When theaters across the country shut in 2020 due to the pandemic, the Pembroke resident found … Read more

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Cleaning Up Local Beaches and Beyond

While many people make New Year’s resolutions to better themselves in some way, some people dare to dream bigger. Such was the case with the Burgess family of Cohasset, whose family goal to help clean up local beaches helped spark a movement. Sarah and Phil Burgess are British expats who moved from England to Cohasset … Read more

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Mom Life Must Haves

“Why shouldn’t we embrace and celebrate how chaotic it is being a mom? I believe we should, and I also believe we should have one heck of a time while doing it!” – Gina Kirk, owner of Mom Life Must Haves Being a mom is both fantastic and exhausting-and sometimes you just want to shout … Read more

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Q+A With Gardening Expert Joshua Meyer

Director and Curator of Museum Gardens and Landscapes at Plimoth Patuxet Museums  By Maria Allen   Photography by Jack Foley Spring is a particularly busy time of year for the horticultural team at Plimoth Patuxet Museums in Plymouth, as preparations are made for the museum’s April opening and Annual Spring Heirloom Plant Sale. Heading up … Read more

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Inside Hanover’s State-Of-The-Art Pickleball Facility

Looking for a new way to stay active this winter? You may want to consider trying your hand at the fastest-growing sport in America-pickleball. Often described as a hybrid of tennis, badminton and ping pong, pickleball has been around since 1965, but recently experienced a meteoric rise in popularity. Up until recently, there weren’t many … Read more

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Chilly Walks at Daniel Webster

Photography enthusiast Jamie Bossart grew up in Marshfield and loves snapping pictures of the South Shore landscape. “Although I am not a photographer by trade, taking pictures is a huge passion of mine and I would love to do something with it someday,” says Bossart. “One of my favorite things is going for walks at … Read more

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New Year, New You

January is the perfect time of year to purge what isn’t working in your life and establish some positive intentions for the days ahead. Here are few local businesses dedicated to providing simple tools, products and therapies to help refresh your mind, body and home. By Maria Allen Free Your Mind Did you know that … Read more

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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

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Chasing the Cup With Charlie Coyle

Local Athlete makes it big playing with the Boston Bruins. By Dave Kindy    Photography by Derrick Zellmann From the time he was a young boy playing pond hockey and street hockey, Charlie Coyle has dreamed big. Like countless other young people from across New England, the Weymouth native was smitten with the storied Boston … Read more

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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

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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

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The Gardner’s Gardener

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

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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

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The Great New England Pumpkin Pie 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

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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

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