Top Gears: Watch Collectors in the Age of the Internet

When I was a boy, my grandfather gave me a Timex watch with a blue face and a rotating bezel as a birthday present. I wore it to bed that night. It disappeared into the attic one spring, and I haven’t seen it since. In the ’90s, I bought my last watch. When I selected… Read More

Doug Sparks

Style with a Smile

When I was growing up, back-to-school shopping meant a pack of No. 2 pencils, a black and white composition book and maybe a pair of tennis shoes or Mary Janes. Now, it’s mini-erasers shaped like pandas and elephants, fidget spinners and light-up Skechers. The basic accessories of the ’60s and ’70s are over, and kids… Read More

Elizabeth MacLean

Beyond the Brands

Farley’s of Newburyport Offers Unique Shopping Experience. (sponsored) Owners T.J. Conte and Lisa Burke purchased John Farley Clothiers from former owner John and Linda Allison three years ago and they believe their staff has found a niche in the industry that focuses on and benefits the consumer. “We are a relationship-based business,” says Farley’s store Manager… Read More

Katie Lovett
Home trends couch

Back to the Furniture

This past April, I made my annual pilgrimage to North Carolina and the High Point Market, the world’s largest home furnishings and decor show. It was as inspiring and overwhelming as always. After looking at thousands of products and designs, I noticed five emerging trends. 1. Color: Overall, warm neutrals dominated the 2017 spring Market. Sophisticated… Read More

Linda Holt
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