HAPPY WHEN SKIES ARE GRAY

I find that sometimes when it’s the most disgusting outside, it makes for really interesting lighting. I also find that if I spend some time thinking sunny thoughts or looking at bright, cheery pictures, it helps lighten the mood a bit (cute bags like this new Tiny Tote from Dagne Dover don’t hurt either). You…

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OLIVES & GRACE

You know when you meet someone new and you immediately click? That’s how I felt when I first met Sofi Madison of Olives & Grace. Something about her spirit draws people in, which is perhaps why her store is so successful. Boasting the tagline “a curtsy to the maker,” Olives & Grace showcases boutique goods from…

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THE GROMMET POP-IN

Just in time for holiday shopping, The Grommet is opening their first-ever Pop-in Shop! If you’ve never heard of The Grommet, you’re missing out. Based in Somerville, Massachusetts, The Grommet acts as an initial voice for makers who have yet to launch their products on a large scale. Specifically, they specialize in showcasing handcrafted, American made products.…

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YOUR BOYFRIEND’S CLOTHES

I don’t know about you, but I’ve always been a huge fan of stealing my significant other’s clothing. Perhaps it’s something about the comfort of an oversized sweatshirt or the novelty of staking your claim (“this person is mine, don’t touch”). Regardless, I have a bad habit of looting all of Drew’s clothing and this…

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FLOCK – SOUTH END SERIES

Boston’s South End is a colorful, cultured neighborhood, filled with storied brownstones, local businesses, and renowned restaurants. It’s no wonder that when Marriott and American Express teamed up for their Shop Small Pop Up program, they included three local shops from my favorite part of Boston. The goal is to expose travelers to the local businesses and give them the opportunity to…

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