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Noelle Barbosa


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South Shore Home, Life & Style
Seaside Attraction

Overlooking the sandy shores of Nantasket Beach in Hull, Paragon Carousel is the ultimate summertime entertainment spot for young families. The vintage carousel is filled to the rafters with nostalgia. It was once part of the amusement mecca known as Paragon Park, which shuttered its doors in 1984 following eight decades of fanfare. The carousel was purchased at auction by three local businessmen in 1985 and moved to its current location.

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EmpowerHER Mother's Day Retreat, Mentorships Help Girls to Be 'Stronger Together'

A Scituate nonprofit's annual Mother's Day retreat and mentorship program helps young girls on the South Shore and beyond. By Noelle Barbosa Cara Belvin is a social entrepreneur who is committed to changing the conversation surrounding loss, grief and trauma. In 2013 she launched the nonprofit organization empowerHER with the goal of serving girls who...

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Living the Duxbury Life

By Noelle Barbosa | Photography by Kim Furnald Photography (unless otherwise specified) The town of Duxbury is known for its scenic beauty, aquatic recreation opportunities and laid-back lifestyle. For Jill and Paal Gisholt it was the ideal place to build their dream home. "We love the water and there are few towns that are more...

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Finding the Orange Lining

Ryan Flaim, a Duxbury mother of two, is turning grief into good. Last year, the budding entrepreneur launched Orange Lining, a children's blanket and accessories line inspired by her late nephew Ryder Gordon Brown, who passed away at 3 years old after a sudden illness. "The idea of 'finding the orange lining' in life came...

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Nantucket Kids

By Noelle Barbosa | Allie Cottrill Photography "In the south, everyone dresses their boys in Jon Jons," says Cohasset resident Andrea Romito, founder of the boutique children's clothing line Nantucket Kids. A mother of three with an appreciation for timeless designs, Romito was inspired to revive the Jon Jon style here in New England.

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Playful by Design

By Noelle Barbosa | Photography by Rosemary Tufankjian A blend of whimsical and quintessential New England style greets you as soon as you step through the door of the children's clothing boutique Petit Peony . Dresses and tunics adorned with mythical mermaids, enchanting unicorns and graceful swans hang in front of navy and white horizontal striped walls.

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Bringing Up Baby

By Noelle Barbosa | Photography by Derrick Zellmann As a new mom, no book, blog or best friend could have truly prepared me for the whirlwind that is motherhood. I had endless questions about how my life would evolve with a newborn. Would I be a stay-at-home mom?

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Women of Influence

5 inspiring individuals changing lives on the South Shore and beyond. By Maria Allen, Noelle Barbosa and Laura DeSisto | Photography by Jack Foley COLLEEN BOSELLI Principal of Strength Catalyst Partners By any measure, Colleen Boselli's life was humming along beautifully 17 years ago. She had a high-level position at a worldwide ad agency, three...

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Inns With History

Aside from their idyllic charm and alluring ghost stories, the Winsor House Inn in Duxbury and the Red Lion Inn in Cohasset have something else in common - at the helm are proprietors with vision. By Noelle Barbosa WINSOR HOUSE INN 390 Washington St., Duxbury The Winsor House Inn is nestled along a winding, tree-lined...

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Springtime Redesign

By Noelle Barbosa When Scituate-based lifestyle blogger and furniture painter Danielle Driscoll purchased a 1927 Dutch colonial house three years ago, she knew she had discovered a treasure. The quaint abode she shares with her husband, two sons and dog Poppy can be described as coastal chic meets classic antique.

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Trés Chic

By Noelle Barbosa | Photography by Jack Foley Quincy-based clothing designer Avra Myers has been at the fashion forefront for three decades and has long revered French style. Her most recent business venture, A Ruby, launched in 2014, is a contemporary women's clothing collection influenced partially, she confides, by her love for the book "Parisian Chic" by Inès de la Fressange.

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Illustrating a Designer Life

By Noelle Barbosa * Photography by Rosemary Tufankjian Fashion illustrator Holly Nichols is known for her ability to reinterpret the couture runways of New York, Paris and Milan as whimsical works of art. Her original fashion sketches are laden with emotion and style and her Braintree art studio, H.

What New England Inns Are Great For a Weekend Trip?

Holidays have you overwhelmed? Head to one of these New England inns for a chance to relax among snowcapped mountains and storybook villages while taking a break from the hustle of the city.

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All Things Bright and Beautiful

Designed to make the most of its water views, a hingham home blends timeless coastal elements and colorful, contemporary style. BY NOELLE BARBOSA * PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHAEL J. LEE Splitting her time between Boston's bustling South End and small-town Mendon, Vermont, interior designer Elizabeth Swartz has experience fusing sleek metropolitan style with rustic elements.
Paris, London, NYC cafes mix culinary and cuddly - The Boston Globe

Le Café des Chats is a feline fantasy turned real life labor of love for proprietor Margaux Gandelon. A year old, the first cat café established in France has already exceeded expectations with weekend reservations (especially for brunch) booking weeks in advance.
5 easy fall day trips around New England - The Boston Globe

In New England, historic towns with large bodies of water are not only appealing in summer. They're fantastic (some might say even better) in the fall. Brilliant leaves glisten against pristine lakes in Vermont, cool country air covers the roads in coastal Rhode Island, and robust flavors fill festivals in Maine.

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