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Shopping Trip: Follain Beauty Boutique

Follain is a tiny beauty boutique in Boston’s South End that carries over 30 independent brands of healthy, high performance skincare, hair care, and cosmetics, all made in the U.S.A. The shop is owned by the lovely (natural beauty) Tara Foley, who personally vets every offering. 

Foley spent a summer working on an organic lavender farm in France followed by working with a private label skincare manufacturer in Maine. Armed with an MBA from Babson College, Foley opened Follain last summer.

In April she added a second Follain store on Nantucket. Last month the Follain webshop launched. If you can’t make it into the Remodelista-worthy shop (subway tiles, pale wood, farmhouse sink, marble counters, succulents), try the website, which has the same aesthetic and offers the same products as the Follain brick & mortar boutique.

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Captain Blankenship Mermaid Sea Salt Hair Spray

Drunk Elephant Sunscreen

Herbivore Botanicals After Sun Soothing Mist

Skin Can Do Combat-Ready Bug Repellant 

Baudelaire Wash Cloth

Herbivore Botanicals Detox Bath Salts

Shamanuti Activated Charcoal Cleanser

Tammy Fender Cleansing Milk

Stewart + Claire Mint Lip Balm

10  Lurk AS01 Fragrance Oil

 

 

 

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Shopping Trip: Brimfield Antiques Market With Abby Ruettgers of Farm & Fable

Back in May 2009, I went to Brimfield for the first time after reading about it for years in Martha Stewart Living. That it took me six years after moving to Boston to get there is kind of ridiculous, but finally, prompted by an assignment for Boston Globe Magazine, I trailed interior designer and shop owner Jill Goldberg of Hudson. You can see Jill Goldberg’s top ten Brimfield vendor picks here.

This year, Boston’s most darling publicist Nicole Kanner suggested I trail Abby Ruettgers, who owns the new South End boutique Farm & Fable, where she sells culinary antiques, vintage cookbooks, and new tabletop items. (She also hosts cooking & drinking classes in the basement and has two enormous friendly dogs.) The Boston Globe’s Food & Dining section editor thought it was a great idea, so I went with Abby and Nicole’s sweet assistant Liz Greene to Brimfield in May.

Today, the article In Brimfield, Hunt is on for Culinary Collectibles appeared in the Boston Globe. Be sure to click through to read it to learn her strategies and tips for successful hunting. Here are my photos from the day.


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V E N D O R S

For: Wooden crates, lockers, scales, and lanterns.
Shop: Bill Ziobro, Found Again Treasures, Sturtevants North.

For: Jadeite, Fiesta ware, cocktail glasses and shakers.
Shop: Joe Keller and David Ross, Keller & Ross, Quaker Acres, Booth L3.

For: Vintage advertising pamphlets, magazines, and books.
Shop: Joseph Prior, Quaker Acres, Booths 25 and 26.

For: Culinary antiques including Pyrex and kitchen tools.
Shop Nancy and Richard Lucier, The Good Home, Quaker Acres, Booth 82.

For: Wooden bobbins, spools, and such from textile factories.
Shop: Dennis and Judy Perry, The Meadows, Booth 50.

If you’re in Boston, stop by Abby’s boutique Farm & Fable,
located at Shawmut & Milford in the South End.

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All photos by Marni Elyse Katz for StyleCarrot

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Shopping Trip: Marimekko

I stopped by the Marimekko flagship on Newbury Street the other night. They were serving hot cocoa and cookies, and whipping up custom made tablecloths. (There’s a glassed in sewing booth downstairs where the magic happens.) Of course, with all the great color and pattern, and fab gift wall in the entry, I couldn’t resist taking a million photos. Tour the Marimekko store with me;  you’ll spot lots of holiday gift inspiration.

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Shopping Trip: Pod

Pod is a charming home furnishings and gift shop in Brookline Village, that I’m embarrassed to say I’ve never visited IRL until last week. It’s got a great feel—sort of Brooklyn meets Japan with old wooden floors and festive Asian lanterns. A lot of the items, like the gold leaf lotus bowl, porcelain feather ornaments, Kinfolk Magazine, metallic zip pouches, and brass coffee spoons are  for sale online, so if you’re not in Boston, you can still (and should) shop.

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Shopping Trip: Hudson

I stopped off at Hudson yesterday to pick up a Lynzarium (that’d be a terrarium by local lovely Lyndsay Maver) for a magazine holiday gift guide. Unbelievably, it was the first time I had been into the new space. (Hudson moved around the corner last year into the former photo studio space most recently occupied by clothing boutique Looc.) Owner/designer Jill Goldberg happened to be there, so we had a nice visit catching up on things. And, in the interest of efficiency and multi-tasking, I took lots of Instagram shots for a blog post. If you’re in Boston, Hudson’s got many wonderful gifts, plus plenty of wonderful furniture and home accessories. Definitely stop in.

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Shopping Trip: Kristin Paton Home

Interior designer Kristin Paton opened her eponymous home furnishings boutique not far from Harvard Square in Cambridge about two years ago. I’ve been in a few times, but haven’t yet featured her wares, a mix of new and old. When I stopped by with a friend last month, I finally got to meet and chat with her too. Her style is classic and elegant, as befits her clients, but not the least bit stuffy; casual luxe. There’s a touch of chinoiserie as well as the rustic. Step inside inside Kristin Paton Home . . .

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Shopping Trip: Shor

When I was on the Cape over the weekend I stopped into my favorite home furnishings store in Provincetown, Shor. Here’s a sampling of what’s on the floor. As you can see, there’s lots of nautical decor, barware, and rattan, befitting the locale.

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Shopping Trip: Lekker

Yesterday I headed over to Boston’s South End to meet Seema Krish at her studio (and then The Buttery for a carrot cupcake—the best, best, best carrot cupcakes). Then I popped an extra quarter into the meter (yeah, I drove; lame) and ducked into  Lekker, one of Boston’s best design shops. Lines include David Trubridge, Eleanor Pritchard, Marie’s Corner, Blomus, Menu, Oak Pure, John Derian Furniture, Mud Australia, MEPRA, and tons more. I had a nice chat with Natalie, who owns the shop, and took plenty of photos. I will certainly post a peek at what’s Seema’s been up to (her newest collection debuts in April), but in the meantime, here’s what’s in store at Lekker.


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Shopping Trip: Marimekko Boston

While I was at the new Marimekko Boston flagship to see the Spring 2012 collection, I also photographed a ton of its amazing home furnishings. I love the jewel-tones of the glassware, and the punchy patterns of the dishware that still seem as fresh now as they did in the 1960s. Here’s an Instagram tour of the shop, from a home decor perspective. It should give you some good idea for holiday gifts, but stay tuned for Marimekko gift guides in the coming days too!

Marimekko storefront on Newbury Street in Boston

Christmas tree with handmade origami ornaments

Pillow cube

Half flight of stairs to the upper level

Glass dividing wall with gorgeous glassware

A Marimekko holiday table

 Socks Rolled Down stemware atop Frekvenssi fabric

Closeup details of Socks Rolled Down glasses

Fabrics by the yard

Mugs in stripes, dots, branches, and the iconic Unikko florals

A plywood tray as wall art

Teapots

I have my eye on this gray and ivory bedding

Red and black bowls and cute fish napkins

The wrap desk; love how her polka dot shirt matches the wall! 

Sewing machine 

Triple decker bunk beds 

Olva pitcher

Pouf 

Bowls

Plywood trays make perfect presents

Happy Winter!

 

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Shopping Trip: Good Boutique

Good is the best boutique in Boston for jewelry and gifts. It is absolutely the most beautiful and well-curated; owner Paul Niski has impeccable—impeccable—taste. Some of my own favorites come from there (and Barneys, and The Tiny Jewel Box in D.C., and, ok, Tiffany’s too.)  When my best college friend, Jessica Biales, showed me her jewelry, I knew it belonged at Good. I stopped in yesterday to see it in situ, and also to check out the new store (they moved across the street, to a larger space this fall). I hope you love Jessica’s work; I suspect you will love most everything here. (And sorry, I didn’t actually take as many photos of other jewelry as I would have liked. Next time!)

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