With Kids: Kenmore Square

Who knew Kenmore Square would be such a hit with toddlers? On a whim we opted to stay in Boston for the night.  Intrigued by the looks of the Verb Hotel, we ended up Kenmore Square for 24 hours. Below are some suggestions…

You can’t go home again.

Things are changing for our little family. We are headed north. Our home on a neatly packed picturesque street in Newburyport is being traded in for an old farmhouse with a big yard in my hometown in Maine. And while…

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,…

Slack Tide Quilt Shop

Lauren Mendoza lives on a tidal river in Maine, and her favorite time of day is the when the water is still. This time of calm and peace between the changing tides is known as slack tide, and inspired the name of her quilt shop.…

Weekend Getaway: York Harbor

I can clearly remember telling someone I grew up in York, Maine, and hearing a follow-up question that was something along the lines of, "York. Where the zoo is?" Yes, York is, in fact, where the zoo is. But York is so…

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…

Our Favorite Local Summer Dresses

We have been searching for the perfect summer dress and asked some of our favorite shops in the area for their top pick. For me, the dream dress is one you can feel comfortable in while  riding your bike to Plum Island, and continue to wear right on…

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…

My Summer Bucket List

Memorial Day weekend is here!  Which means summer has officially started.  Here is  my bucket list of must-dos in the Newburyport area. First, watch a Plum Island sunset, but please wear lots of bug spray.  Just ask the folks at Newburyport Brewing, who famously…

The Newburyport Line Brewery Tour

This all started with a small plan: take the commuter rail to Ipswich, get lunch at the Brewer’s table, and hit up a tour. But then it occurred to me—why stop there? If you follow the map down to Boston,…