Guide to Maine by Paul Sampson of Oyster River Joinery

Jun 11 2022 Filed in: EatsJaimie FitzgeraldOyster River JoineryTravel

Paul Sampson is a Maine-based artisan and Founder of Oyster River Joinery. We asked him to tell us about his favorite spots in Maine, some of which include oyster recommendations (of course), sandy beaches, breweries, swim spots, and maritime museums. We’re honored to see Maine through a local's eyes. Read on for the full guide from Paul. 

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The 8 Ball: Mary MacGill

Jun 08 2022 Filed in: Jaimie FitzgeraldThe 8 Ball

Floating, suspended stones and pearls on delicate gold wire inspired by the coastline and natural world. Meet the lady behind a new favorite jewelry line at Covet + Lou.

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The 8 Ball: Alison Carroll of Wonder Valley

Jun 03 2022 Filed in: ApothecaryJaimie FitzgeraldThe 8 Ball

Extra virgin olive oil belongs in your skincare, not only your kitchen. Today we talk with one half of Wonder Valley, Alison Carroll. Alison and her husband Jay decided to start their line of deep orange and yellow golden hued oils after Alison’s time spent at the California Olive Oil Council where she picked up several mentors in the field along the way. The hero ingredient throughout their gorgeous line is their own olive oil.

Alison splits her time between the high & dry Joshua Tree desert and humid sea salt filled Maine. Olive oil is her mainstay of a healthful diet & radiant skin between these two spots. No matter your climate, olive oil is here for you.

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The 8 Ball: Laurie-Anne Braun & Margot Baudequin of Fane

Jun 01 2022 Filed in: Jaimie FitzgeraldThe 8 Ball

We’re delighted to chat with the Founders of Fane, Laurie-Anne Braun and Margot Baudequin. Fane is, in their own words: timeless, minimal, and sustainable. The line was born out of frustration when both couldn’t find a bag that they loved. Something was always in the way; a big logo, a visible zipper, a look too trendy, not practical to carry, etc. The two creators sought to create a line of their own with beautiful shapes and colors (maybe lack-there-of actually, with colors like Nuit and Page). We see each Fane bag moving from generation to generation. Made in a small but well equipped atelier in France, they’re the kind of bags that will last forever.

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Skincare with LESSE Founder Neada Deters

May 09 2022 Filed in: ApothecaryJaimie FitzgeraldThe 8 Ball

Skin health and more from Neada Deters, Founder of LESSE, a small and effective line of skincare essentials.

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The 8 Ball: Julie and Marie Skall of Skall Studio

Mar 04 2022 Filed in:

Through glimpses of their Copenhagen life- a Danish wool sweater folded gently in the sun, a kitchen scene with citrus and tea, muses decked out in organic cotton and linen- we’ve become admirers of Julie and Marie Skall, the sisters behind Skall Studio. Skall Studio is elegant, feminine, and effortless. Read on for our conversation around Skall’s manifesto to make...

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The 8 Ball: Sean Gerstley

Feb 18 2022 Filed in: Jaimie FitzgeraldThe 8 Ball

Self-proclaimed ‘clay head’ Sean Gerstley is a RISD alum now based in Philadelphia. We love that Gerstley’s ceramics are both utilitarian and fun in shape and color. Have you seen his fruit bowls?

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The 8 Ball: Wakana Hase of palmehuset

Dec 08 2021 Filed in: Jaimie FitzgeraldThe 8 Ball

After quitting their jobs at a printing company, Wakana Hase and Hisanori Takai traveled to Copenhagen to discover a glass greenhouse known as the Palmehuset in Danish. The greenhouse is about 150 years old and served as inspiration for the two to start their business, palmehuset.

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Small Business Saturday

Nov 27 2021 Filed in: From Tina

Relocating a business during an unprecedented world wide pandemic may have sounded like a crazy idea to many (I definitely had my apprehensions). But I can say without doubt that it was one of the best decisions we’ve made. Our new home of Newton Highlands has embraced us with open arms and an overwhelming sense of exuberance, for which we are so grateful. So in celebration of Small Business Saturday, we’d like to highlight some of the amazing local businesses who are now our neighbors and friends. Welcome to Newton Highlands!
x Tina

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Gifting: Tina's List

Nov 20 2021 Filed in:

‘Tis the season! And with that, my wishlist is starting to grow. Here are just a few of my favorite things.

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