Cold Comfort

For more than a century, ice cream and New England have gone together like mint and chocolate chips. Or maple and walnuts. Whipped cream and hot fudge. Or [insert your favorite ice cream flavor combo here]. You get the picture: They’re a natural fit. After all, year...

Naytra Couture’s Wearable Folk Art

Empowering Women Artisans, Protecting the Environment, and Restoring Eyesight More than 2,500 years ago, women living in remote villages in the northeast of India painted colorful geometric patterns on plastered walls for festivals and sacred celebrations, such as...

Holiday Shopping in an Atypical Year

The holidays this year feel unlike any other. Our mindset and needs have shifted, and socializing is scaled back. How we shop and even what we want to give and receive have changed. In the windup to gift-giving season, local merchants have adapted, too, by thinking...