A Duxbury Home With Award-Winning Design

A distinctive contemporary home blends seamlessly with the Duxbury landscape. By Jennifer H. McInerney Photography by Michael J Lee Photography Nestled into a sloping hillside along the tidal salt marshes of Duxbury’s Back River, the street-side façade of this newly constructed custom home appears like a single-story residence. Upon further inspection, however, the house reveals … Read more

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

2021 Empowering Women In Business: Elaine Haffey

Elaine Haffey Owner of Valise Travel Concierge ​​valisetravelconcierge.com Fueled by wanderlust and a desire to design one-of-a-kind vacations for her clients, Elaine Haffey makes exploring the world an unforgettable experience. The owner of Valise Travel Concierge, she specializes in crafting unique getaways to exotic locales for families, groups of friends and honeymooners, and she also … Read more

2021 Empowering Women In Business: Danielle Costello

Danielle Costello Owner of Sugarplum Nannies sugarplumnannies.com Sometimes necessity is the mother of invention. Such was the case for Danielle Costello, a Duxbury resident who spent 25 years working in the biotech industry before having children and subsequently establishing Sugarplum Nannies, a boutique childcare placement agency. Back in the spring of 2020, Costello found herself … Read more

Entertaining With Elegance

Duxbury interior designer Jessica Rogan shares simple ways to outfit your home for an unforgettable summertime brunch. Story and Photography by Kate Rogan Florals by Consider the Lilies  Glassware and decor accessories from Darilynn’s Longing to live near the ocean and be closer to family, Jessica Rogan and her husband James made the decision to … 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

Dining Alfresco

When the temperatures start to climb, nothing beats kicking back with a delicious meal or refreshing cocktail on a picturesque patio or waterfront deck. Here are a few of our favorite outdoor dining spots on the South Shore. By Kellie Speed Bay Pointe Waterfront Restaurant Alma Nove There are heat lamps and fire pits on … Read more

Hydrangea How-To

One of the showiest and ubiquitous of summertime blooms, hydrangeas are a popular choice for South Shore residents looking to add a pop of color to their yard. Here are a few tips from local master gardeners for keeping hydrangeas happy and cultivating bountiful blooms.   Consider Color “Hydrangeas have the widest range of colors … 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

A Sense of Place

Ben Eggers was sitting in a graphic design lecture at college and feeling a little bored and homesick when he started working on a design that reminded him of the South Shore. He began with an image of the Powder Point Bridge in his hometown of Duxbury. Eggers has since created an entire series of … 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

HaleLife & Bone broth

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