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Local Goods: Little boo + co

Today we are chatting with Marisa Laskey, a mother and the creative mind behind Little boo + co, a handmade clothing line.  As I type this blog post in sweatpants, I must admit idea of children's loungewear was obviously exciting out…

Day Trip: Winslow Homer Studio

I had been longing to visit the Winslow Homer Studio since it first opened in 2012. Located on Prouts Neck in Scarborough, Maine the property sits high above the Atlantic Ocean. To visit the studio, one must register with the…

Day Trip: Hidden Pond and Goose Rocks Beach

If you are looking for an amazing getaway with your best ladies, look no further than Hidden Pond and Goose Rocks Beach in Kennebunkport.  I was lucky enough to spend a beautiful September Day with a few of my childhood friends at…

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.…

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…

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…