Modern Macrame and More

Plymouth artist Jaimee Cooke creates sustainable products inspired by nature. Story and Photography by Kate Rogan Jaimee Cooke is what you would call a local “maker.”  An elementary school art teacher who holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design and a master’s degree in studio art education, she fills her free time by … Read more

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

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

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

Panoramic Perfection

Dreamy ocean views inspire the design of a custom home at The Pinehills. By Maria Allen Photography by Dan Cutrona Gazing through the floor-to-ceiling windows at Anne and Gordon O’Donnell’s custom home, it’s hard not to hold your breath for a moment as you take in the spectacular scenery. Situated atop one of the highest … Read more

Making Waves

Painting has become a passion for South Shore musician Aldous Collins. Story by Maria Allen Photography by Jack Foley Hanover resident Aldous Collins was an artist long before he became known as a singer-songwriter and front man of the Aldous Collins Band. A New Hampshire native, he got his degree in studio art from the … Read more

Tile With Style

Expert tips and trends to breathe new life into your home’s interior design. By Maria Allen  Photography by Jack Foley Few materials have the power to transform the look of a room the way that tile does, especially in a kitchen or bathroom. In addition to being a durable surface—resistant to scratches, stains and water … Read more

Hello South Shore

After over a year of staying close to home due to the pandemic, this summer is going to be all about getting outside, supporting local businesses and enjoying the wonderful things to see and do on the South Shore. If you need a little inspiration, South Shore Chamber of Commerce is launching a new initiative … 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

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, … Read more

Art Couture

Holly Nichols Illustrations

Quincy artist Holly Nichols reveals the magic behind her fabulous fashion illustrations. By Maria Allen – Photography by Derrick Zellmann A rainbow of Copic Sketch markers fans out atop a desk in Holly Nichols’ home office. An artist who specializes in fashion illustration, she gently shifts the angle of her wrist and tightness of her … Read more