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

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 Rise of the Backyard Office

By Maria Allen Photography by Kjeld Mahoney Staging by Laura Graziano Staging and Interiors ASP®, IAHSP® There are many perks to working from home (no dress code, shorter commute, ability to monitor your child’s remote learning), but the “new normal” also presents challenges. With increasing numbers of professionals and students working from home, there is … Read more

Clink for Pink

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and New England’s only self-serve wine bar, Uva Wine Bar in Plymouth, is supporting the cause with a month-long “Clink for Pink” campaign to help raise funds for Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital’s Plymouth Breast Center. The cause is near and dear to the hearts of Uva’s two owners, Michelle Manware and … Read more

Walking in Her Shoes

Plimoth Plantation

Having served as the executive director of Plimoth Plantation for the past 10 years, Ellie Donovan reflects on the importance of public history, the much-anticipated return of the Mayflower in 2020 and what inspires her most about the South Shore’s famed living history museum. By Maria Allen and Photography by Dan Cutrona Can you describe … 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.com innerglowyogacapecod.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 … 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: Danielle G. Van Ess

Empowering Women: Danielle G. Van Ess

Danielle G. Van Ess Owner, Attorney and Counselor at Law, DGVE Law®  61 South St., Hingham 781-740-0848 dgvelaw.com What inspired you to open your own law firm? I founded my law firm, DGVE law, in September of 2008 to practice law the way I believe it should always be. My vision was for a new … Read more

Recipe for a Healthy Lifestyle

Written by Maria Allen  |   Photography by Kerry Brett and Jack Foley Wellness is big business these days, with countless people making resolutions to eat healthier, exercise more and live their best life. The truth is, changing your eating habits can be a challenging goal if you don’t educate yourself and have a system … Read more