Hometown Designer

Raised on the South Shore and trained in Italy, Mya Royal returns to her roots to launch a bespoke apparel business on the Plymouth waterfront. By Kelly Chase Photography by Julia Cumes and Ella Farrell Photography A salty sea breeze blows off the harbor as fashion designer Mya Royal opens the doors to her second-floor atelier … Read more

The Poop Pouch

THE POOP POUCH A great gift for any dog owner on your list, THE POOP POUCH™ is a compact and convenient 2-in-1 poop bag carrier. Designed by Patti Ann Coughlin of Weymouth, it is made with Silvadur™, an antibacterial, deodorizing medical grade fabric with a waterproof liner featuring and front pocket that holds and dispenses your plastic poop bags. Never … Read more

Orta Trattoria is a Hidden Gem

Chef Brett Williams delivers an authentic taste of Northern Italy at his newest dining destination. Written by Louisa Clerici Photography by Kjeld Mahoney The secret is out: Orta Trattoria and Lounge has opened in Kingston. Named after the spectacular but often-overlooked Lake Orta, located in the Piedmont region of Italy, the new South Shore restaurant … Read more

Fall Clean Up

5 Professional organizers share simple ways to tidy up your home. The change of seasons is always a good time to restore a sense of order to your home. Getting organized is a great way to clear your mind, reduce feelings of overwhelm and prepare you for the challenges that lie ahead.  While it can … Read more

Inspiring Women In Business: Nancy Virta

Nancy Virta Broker at Preferred Properties 617-719-1483 nancyvsuccess@gmail.com virtahomes.com Nancy Virta has been helping people find their ideal home for 33 years. A proud mother of three and grandmother to seven, she is what you would call a “people person.” Blessed with an abundance of patience and a mothering instinct, she finds great satisfaction in … Read more

Outdoor Living By Design

Warmer weather is on the way, which means more opportunities to spend time outside. For this article, we asked local landscape and home design experts to share helpful advice for creating inviting outdoor living spaces. From state-of-the-art outdoor kitchens and pools to the best plants, natural stone and furnishings for a chic patio, deck or terrace, these … Read more

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

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

Gift Guide

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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