Cattivo

A South Shore boutique specializes in youthful fashions for the whimsical, wicked and wild. Text and photography by Kate Rogan of Ellie Finn Photography Model: Emma Sullivan “Fashion,” says Mary Marathas, owner of Cattivo, “is a way of speaking without saying a word.” For the Chicago native, whose first job at 16 was working as an assistant … Read more

2021 Empowering Women In Business: June Somers

SSHLS June Somers Empowering Woman!

June Somers Owner of Mom On The Go Authentic Grilled Cheese momonthegofoodtruck.com When June Somers set out to create her Mom On The Go food truck business five years ago, her goal was to sell simple yet sensational food that busy parents would feel comfortable feeding to their kids when they were short on time. … Read more

2021 Empowering Women In Business: Valerie McSorley

SSHLS Empowering Women 2021 Valerie McSorley

Valerie McSorley Owner of south shore Hive southshorehive.com An award-winning special event producer with a knack for networking, Valerie McSorley has dedicated her career to bringing people together to learn, collaborate and form meaningful connections. She is the Owner & Founder of South Shore Hive, a unique and stylish coworking facility in Marshfield. Offering versatile workspaces equipped … 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

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

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

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

Stay Golden

A Scituate entrepreneur’s stylish lifestyle brand is an ode to New England. Story and Photography by Kate Rogan Scituate resident Robbin Mangano is a natural storyteller. Whether bringing a client’s story to life via her public relations and social media marketing company, Wave Collective, or documenting her life on the South Shore to her more … 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

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