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Kelsy Stromski: Refinery 43

Photo by Kyle Caldwell I am so excited to highlight Kelsy Stromski of Refinery 43, an award-winning full-service boutique brand & design studio proudly located in Newburyport, Massachusetts. About her business, Stromski says, "We are boutique by choice, a small team doing big things,…

Sara Fitzgerald O’Brien: Artist

Photos by Brea McDonald We had the pleasure of chatting with Sara Fitzgerald O'Brien, a mother and artist who grew up in West Newbury and now calls York Harbor, Maine home.  Check out Sara's newly launched website here. ND: Who are you and…

Mike LaVecchia: Grain

Photo by Nick LaVecchia Last week I had the chance to speak with Mike LaVecchia of Grain, a York, Maine based company that creates beautiful handmade wooden surfboards. Within a few minutes of chatting, it became obvious that Mike is not…

Meet the Farmer: McDonough Scanlon

Spring is in the air, and CSA season is upon us.  Today we chat with a local farmer, McDonough Scanlon, about her experience working on Middle Earth Farm in Amesbury. All photos in this post are taken by McDonough herself! ND:…

Lynn Steeves: Flora

Whenever I am looking for a gift, I head to Ivy Lane and pick up one of Lynn Steeves beautiful succulent designs.  Lynn lives locally on Plum Island, and was kind enough to take a moment and chat with us about…

Meghan Kinsey: How to Motivate

Today's Q & A is with Meghan Kinsey, owner and lead instructor at Motivate barre & cardio, in downtown Newburyport. With our month of love and kindness coming to an end, I'm very happy to finish with Meghan.  Her positive…

Kirstyn Pearl: Seacoast Sweets

Here at the Newburyport Daytripper, we love promoting local people.  Kirstyn Pearl came on our radar after her chocolates ended up at the Newburyport Farmer's Market. Read her Q & A to learn more about her amazing work ethic and new…

Pete Miller: On a Mission of Kindness

Photo by Matt Cosby Pete Miller and I met while waiting tables in York Harbor, Maine. After each shift, he would pull out his guitar and play for the waitstaff. Years later he is still sharing his positive, creative energy…