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 Write Stuff

A local pen craftsman’s story By Matt Tormey Photography By Jack Foley Weymouth’s Al LaFrance is undeniably a skilled craftsman and artist. In 1998, with years of craftsmanship under his (tool)belt, LaFrance came across a catalog for wood pen crafting kits and quickly became enamored. These kits were based on woodturning, a distinct set of … Read more

Fish Tails

Norwell Artist Jenna Reedy Fish Prints

A Norwell artisan’s love for the sea makes a lasting impression Written by Laura DeSisto  Photography by Jack Foley When recounting that one time they went fishing and reeled in a “big one,” people are often accused of exaggerating the size of their catch.  South Shore residents who want to prove that their fish stories are … Read more

A Perfect Match

A Perfect Match Candle Making

Two friends pour their hearts into a creative venture, producing all-natural candles and sustainable goods that promote self-love and wellness. Written and Photographed by Kate Rogan Standing in the kitchen of her Bridgewater home, Catherine MacDonald breathed in the sweet, earthy scent of cranberries, cinnamon and pecans and was immediately reminded of her childhood. Her … Read more

Putting Craft Beer on the Map

South Shore Beer Trail

South Shore Beer Trail promotes local brewery hopping By Lannan M. O’Brien  Photography by Derrick Zellmann and Kjeld Mahoney The South Shore has become a haven for craft beer lovers, with many breweries and taprooms dotting the map from Plymouth to Hingham. Representatives from nine local breweries recently teamed up to form an organization called … Read more

Worth Her Salt

Lily Leedom and her team at Duxbury Saltworks tap into one of the South Shore’s most obvious resources.  By Kelly Chase — Photography by Derrick Zellman “There’s a long history of salt-making in this region and, of course, in the world, with the proliferation of oyster farms in Duxbury, I thought, why are we importing salt … Read more