Life + Style

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

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.  

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

Fedele’s Chocolates

Fedele’s Chocolates Fedele’s Chocolates opened in 1987. Making high quality confections, using a collection of recipes dating back to the early 1900’s, the shops have received the “Best Chocolates on the South Shore” award several times over the years including 2020. They ship chocolates all over the country and also offer curbside pick-up.

Seoane’s Garden Center

Seoane’s Garden Center Walk through our nine acres and see for yourself what the attraction is all about. Seoane displays a great variety of quality shrubs, trees and perennials. Everything can be seen using the walking paths that were created to allow people a better view of the greenery. Our goal is to create an attractive atmosphere that stimulates the imagination – while still meeting … Read more

Coastal Treasures

Coastal Treasures Opening in 2018, Coastal Treasures features local artists and crafters, as well as carefully curated regional and national brands with coastal and nautical flair. Alongside our resident photographer, Jim McIntyre Photography, we offer a monthly guest space to help highlight our artistic friends from across the south shore.  

Bounce Box

Bounce Box Give your child the gift of resiliency! Filled with fun activities to teach your child how to BOUNCE back from anxious thoughts. Perfect for bonding and creating better behavior in kids ages 3-10. Created by South Shore child therapist, Alice Kearney. The Bounce Box contains fun toys and tactics that correlate with a colorful storybook and help initiate change and reward your … Read more

BirchBarn Designs

BirchBarn Designs Find gifts for everyone at BirchBarn Designs, a local woodshop specializing in artisan cutting boards, serving boards, beer/wine caddies, home goods and more. We can engrave the items with names, initials or even GPS coordinates for memorable and meaningful gifts.

Queen Anne Wine & Spirits

Queen Anne Wine & Spirits A locally owned family business for the last 30 years.Queen Anne Wine and Spirits features a hand-picked selection of wines as well as a unique and growing selection of craft beer and specialty spirits, including small-batched bourbon and handmade tequila. We carry a wide range of wines from all over the world, with special consideration for small or single-vineyard … Read more

Breakwater Blue

Breakwater Blue is an eco-friendly lifestyle brand that gives back to the sea through beach cleanups, talks in schools on ocean conservation as well as support for the National Marine Life Center through donations and countless hours of volunteering in marine mammal rehabilitation. Our durable and machine washable recycled sailcloth bags are made from weathered … Read more

The Poop Pouch

THE POOP POUCH A great gift for any dog owner on your list, THE POOP POUCH™ is a compact and convenient 2-in-1 poop bag carrier. Designed by Patti Ann Coughlin of Weymouth, it is made with Silvadur™, an antibacterial, deodorizing medical grade fabric with a waterproof liner featuring and front pocket that holds and dispenses your plastic poop bags. Never … Read more