Pop-up Bookshop

Two Duxbury women have started a new type of independent bookselling business. Booked. is a hybrid virtual bookstore that specializes in hosting pop-up book sales and special author events. Founders Jane Robbins and Sallyann Roberts got the idea for their business after Duxbury’s beloved Westwinds Bookshop closed its doors last year. Robbins had worked at … Read more

Heartfelt Illustrations

Illustrations by Molly Fabiano

By Maria Allen Photography by Jack Foley By day, Molly Fabiano works as a creative director for MavroCreative, a boutique graphic and web design firm based in Hingham. But during her off hours the young mother of two shifts her focus to creating whimsical, quirky illustrations. Sketched on an iPad using Procreate software, Fabiano’s colorful … Read more

Unbelieve-A-Bowl

Smoothie Bowl

They’re fresh, they’re flavorful and oh-so Instagram-worthy. Smoothie bowls and acai bowls have been a trend for some time now. The nutrient-packed foods can be found on the menu at many local juice bars and eateries. Smooth and creamy, yet thick enough to enjoy with a spoon, these blended dishes are packed with produce and … 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

Peace, Love & Hygge

Peach, Love & Hygge

Interior designer Ashley Garelick creates inviting living spaces using cozy textures, natural materials and a neutral color palette. By Maria Allen   Photography by   Jessica Delaney, Ashley Garelick and Sarah Winchester In recent years, the Danish notion of hygge (pronounced hoo-ga) has taken the world by storm. The term, which does not have an exact English … Read more

Entrepreneurs with Empathy

Slow Fashion Entreprenuer

Three women-owned startups based on the South Shore have made environmental and social responsibility part of their business model. By Jennifer H. McInerney Photography by Julia Cumes and Rosemary Tufankjian We live in an age where conscious consumers are beginning to influence the way many businesses operate. Three women-owned startups here on the South Shore … Read more

Empowering Women: Michelle Itzkowitz

Michelle Itzkowitz Owner of innerglow yoga and Cape Cod Yoga School   47 Main St., Plymouth 30 Steeple St., Mashpee Commons, Mashpee 508-450-1613 michelleitzkowitz.cominnerglowyogacapecod.com capecodyogaschool.com What is the core mission at innerglow yoga?innerglow yoga is driven by the community. Our sole mission is to introduce our clients to a path of becoming their truest, happiest self, one … Read more

Empowering Women: Deirdre Prescott

Deirdre Prescott Founder, President, and Chief Wealth Strategist Sandy Cove Advisors 37 Derby St. Suite 5, Hingham 617-622-1500 sandycoveadvisors.com What kind of clients do you serve? Sandy Cove was founded 10 years ago, after recognizing the South Shore was missing a firm with a highly personalized approach to delivering financial advice. We have many types of … Read more

Empowering Women: Dr. Lois M. Townshend

Dr. Lois Townshend SSHLS Empowering Women

Dr. Lois M. Townshend Associated Eye Surgeons 45 Resnik Road, Plymouth; 441 Route 130, Sandwich 508-747-4748 associatedeyesurgeons.com What inspired you to choose ophthalmology as a career? I love the intricate, technical requirements needed to perform eye surgery and I find helping people achieve their best vision both rewarding and challenging. Why might a person choose an ophthalmologist … Read more

Empowering Women: Kellie Lynch

Kellie Lynch Owner of Balance Studio, Cohasset 15 Depot Ct., Cohasset 339-337-3660 balancestudiocohasset.com What is the most gratifying aspect of your job? I love helping people find the healthiest and happiest version of themselves. Building strength, getting fit and healthy and dealing with stress in a mindful way paves a beautiful path to happiness and … Read more

Empowering Women: Diana Cousineau Aveni 

Diana Cousineau Aveni

Diana Cousineau Aveni Artist, Author, Chef, Designer  Owner of Hingham Furniture & Design and Framing Concepts    44 North St., Hingham; 36 Finnell Drive, Weymouth 781-875-3255 hinghamfurnituredesign.com What is unique about your Hingham showroom? I purchased the historical property in August of 2015, renovated the entire building, and was open for business that November. The shopping experience … Read more