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

Local Skincare Line Launch

Moroccan Magic Skincare

By Maria Allen Four years ago, armed with all-natural argan oil and a boatload of determination, Milton entrepreneur Kristina D. Tsipouras built herself a lip balm empire known as Moroccan Magic. Her organic lip balm line is now available in over 30,000 retail stores nationwide. We recently caught up with Tsipouras to learn about her … 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

Ticket to Ride

Ticket to Ride P & B Railway

130 years of trolleys and buses on the South Shore Written by david kindy  Historical imagery courtesy of The Kingston Public Library Local History Collections and Pilgrim Hall Museum, Plymouth, Massachusetts The next time you pull up next to a Plymouth & Brockton (P&B) bus, look below the familiar blue and gold logo at the … 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

Gift Guide

Compass Rose Pendant King Jewelers 812 Route 3A, Cohasset 781-383-1755 kingjewelersinc.com 14K White Gold Diamond Drop Earrings DeScenza Diamonds 114 Derby St., Hingham • 781-740-2070 descenza.com Gold Heart Bracelet King Jewelers 812 Route 3A, Cohasset 781-383-1755 kingjewelersinc.com Compass Rose Pendant King Jewelers 812 Route 3A, Cohasset 781-383-1755 kingjewelersinc.com 14K White Gold Diamond Drop Earrings DeScenza … Read more

Fall Fashion Trends

Crisp autumn air has arrived, which means it’s the perfect time to update your wardrobe. Get inspired by these easy-to-wear fall looks from South Shore boutiques. Nic + Zoe — 92 Derby St., Hingham nicandzoe.com Fringe Cuff Sweater, Honeycomb Pant and Calle Suede Mule Nic + Zoe — 92 Derby St., Hingham nicandzoe.com Sealed With … Read more

Painting With Purpose

Betty O'Toole The Pink Frame

A Scituate artist discovers a love for art and a way to bring comfort to cancer patients By Jennifer H. McInerney Photography by Jack Foley In the devastatingly short span of three years, Scituate resident Becky O’Toole endured the “double lightning strike” diagnoses of breast cancer and acute myeloid leukemia, an aggressive cancer of the … 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: Nanette Walsh

Nanette from La Petit Maison

Nanette Walsh Owner of La Petite Maison 142 North St. Hingham 781-741-8393 lapetitemaison.us What are three words people might use to describe you? I am a savvy shopper (I have a good eye), devoted Francophile, and creative. What do you love most about French decor/lifestyle?   French décor is effortlessly chic and has exceptional design. … Read more

Empowering Women: Kim Nawoichik

Kim Nawoichik Certified Dental Assistant and Practice Manager, Artistic Dentistry 125 Webster St., Hanover 781-878-7333 artisticdentistryhanover.com How has your role evolved over the years? I started working at Artistic Dentistry 32 years ago as a lab assistant. I was 17 years old and in my junior year of high school. After graduating, I attended dental … Read more

Empowering Women: Rosemarie Brown

Rosemarie Brown Co-owner of The Blueberry Muffin 2240 State Road, Plymouth 508-888-9444 bluebmuffin.com How has your business grown over the years? We opened The Blueberry Muffin back in March of 1998. We created a great niche and have been very successful with three stores and currently looking for a fourth. Through hard work, perseverance and … Read more