Local Love- Ore

If you stop by Ore, you'll want your significant other to take note of all of the beautiful treasures to gift you for the nearest (fill in the blank) anniversary, birthday, arbor day, just-because-you're-awesome day. Handmade in Boston, owner Sophie Hughes believes in using recycled metals and reclaimed gems from, "local, female jewelry designer-makers who prioritize sustainability." And it's just not beautiful pieces to wear everyday or for a special occasion. When I swung by a soon-to-be groom was picking out an engagement ring. Cue the awwwwws. 

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Local Love- Olives + Grace

Starting this week I wanted to introduce a new series on my blog called Local Love. I will feature local artists, shopkeepers, bloggers, bakers and makers around town. Whenever I discover a new gem in my neighborhood, my inner Diana Sawyer comes out and I want to know everything. What's behind the idea? What led you here? Tell me more. Tell me everything! And then my inner photographer gets all giddy and wants to share…so... here we are!

First up is Olives and Grace, a shop in Boston's South End that sells locally made products. Way back in July when the weather was toasty, I had a chance to hang out with the charming Sofi and go camera crazy in her shop. In addition to offering unique gifts, Olives and Grace is,  “fighting the good fight by helping to preserve the simple pleasure of walking into a shop and discovering products that have been drafted and perfected by skilled craftsmen." That's definitely something that I can get behind. Check out the store the next time you are in the South End for a treasure (or two) and you'll also have peace of mind that your hard-earned dollars are going to a good place.

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Test with Jess

Jess may look familiar– she’s the Improper October wedding issue cover model. Matthew from Maggie Inc put us in touch to do some test shots before our editorial shoot. She’s such a sweetie and a total pro!