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A Lovely Day in the Neighborhood

Mashpee Commons has long been a model of how to do business; a concept not lost on the over 50 women-owned businesses found in the bustling complex. On Cape Cod, one tenet which has been universally accepted and understood is: Women MEAN Business. Nowhere is that more evident than the innovative and award-winning enclave of retail, dining and professional space offered by Mashpee Commons. Originally conceived by Buff Chace in the early 1980s, the mixed-use collection of businesses and living space has grown into a microcosm of small-town New England. Store fronts at the street level beckon visitors and neighbors ...

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The Cape Cod Effect

At Pretty Picky Properties, experience drives experience. They provide their guests with local knowledge, top-notch service, and exceptional rental homes with one goal in mind: creating a classic Cape Cod vacation.  Photography provided by Pretty Picky Properties When someone tells you that they spend their summers on the Cape, or even that they’re planning a short family trip, it elicits unmistakable thoughts of relaxation and seaside escape—as if that classic summer southwest breeze is intermingling with the words “Cape Cod vacation.” A trip to the Cape is all about creating ...

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Women in Business: Dune Jewelry & Co.

By Christina Galt | May 3, 2022

Owner and CEO of Dune Jewelry & Co., Holly Daniels Christensen, has cracked the code–finding a way to keep special moments from fleeting.

Women in Business: Austin Designs

By Mary Stanley | May 3, 2022

What began as a part-time career for Rachel Baumrin, owner of Austin Designs, has morphed into a full-time career.

Women in Business: Guilty Bakery

By Rachel Walman | May 3, 2022

Guilty Bakery began when two souls came together to create something wonderful. Amy Cotter and Krista Leary (‘the brunette one’ and ‘the blonde one’, respectively,) have now been heading this successful bakeshop for a decade.

Women in Business: JuliaGarden Design, Ltd.

By Mary Stanley | May 3, 2022

Julia Esteves and her husband Artek Milczanowski, owners of JuliaGarden Design, Ltd. in Osterville, bring a breadth of knowledge and experience to her designs that result in healthy and beautiful outdoor living spaces.  

Women in Business: Harvest of Barnstable

By Mary Stanley | May 3, 2022

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Women in Business: Nantucket Island Marketing

By Christina Galt | May 3, 2022

In our 20s, how many of us can call ourselves a CEO? How many of us can call ourselves a female CEO for that matter? For Nantucket native Renee Perkins, being part of that exclusive club is something she was seemingly destined to achieve. 

Shape, Value, and Color

By Chris White | May 3, 2022

Deborah Quinn-Munson uses pastels to create paintings which draw you in and transfix your soul.

Herstory of Discovery

By Chris White | May 3, 2022

For almost 100 years, women have slowly, but most assuredly, been making their mark on Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

Gracious Oasis

By Rachel Walman | May 3, 2022

WeNeedaVacation presents an elegant bay side retreat, with all the amenities and views one could imagine for the perfect Cape Cod getaway.

Photo Portfolio: Linda Phillips

By Allyson Plessner | May 3, 2022

Linda Phillips captures images from the Cape most people never see.

Good Things in Life: The Kindness Rocks Project

By Christina Galt | May 3, 2022

For the past 8 years, Megan Murphy and The Kindness Rocks Project have been bringing beachgoers little moments of joy and inspiration.

Good Reads in Life: Rooted in Tradition

By Christina Galt | May 3, 2022

From lifestyle and entertaining expert Kimberly Whitman, and interior designer Shelley Johnstone, comes their new book, “A Loving Table,” which centers on women, family, food & tradition.

Gunkholing: The “Head of The Bay” in the Off-Season

By Brian Shortsleeve | May 3, 2022

Now living in the area known as “The Head of the Bay,” meaning Buzzards Bay, has proved to be wonderfully eye opening for Publisher Brian Shortsleeve.

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Focus: 3 Daughters

By Cape Cod Life Publications | May 3, 2022

When you first walk into 3 Daughters Jewelry, Apparel & Gifts, the displays of handcrafted jewelry pieces & unique gift items made by skilled artisans, many of whom are local to the area, will immediately command your attention.

Focus: Chikmedia

By Cape Cod Life Publications | May 3, 2022

Chikmedia, a boutique marketing & PR firm, started six years ago when Meghan Rothschild took the leap to purposefully channel her passion for helping women stake a flag in the business world.

Focus: Ermine Lovell Real Estate, LLC

By Cape Cod Life Publications | May 3, 2022

With an expert group of agents, headed by Katie Collette and Kim Stockwell, Ermine Lovell’s key to ensuring their clients find a home in the perfect location is based on their own experiences as Cape Codders.

Focus: Locally, Yours

By Cape Cod Life Publications | May 3, 2022

Locally, Yours, aims to capture New England charm and proudly represent the rich history and vibrant local culture of Plymouth. 

Focus: Oceana

By Cape Cod Life Publications | May 3, 2022

True to its name, Oceana provides a seascape like shopping experience with items that have an ocean theme.

Focus: Odile Fine Art

By Cape Cod Life Publications | May 3, 2022

Ruth Odile Davis continuously captures the infinite landscapes and breathtaking hues of the Cape and Islands in her unique, effervescent style.

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Movers, Makers & Shapers

By Cape Cod Life Publications | March 30, 2022

These hard-working and creative individuals have invested time, energy, and a whole lot of passion and dedication to their business, but life in this part of the world, makes it all worth it.

A Century of Stars

By Rachel Walman | March 29, 2022

For nearly 100 years, The Cape Playhouse has been home to idols of the stage and screen. Its storied history is brimming with…

Water View? I Do!

By Julie Craven Wagner | March 24, 2022

The Pelham House in Dennis welcomes guests and visitors to a waterfront gem.

On The Horizon

By Chris White | March 24, 2022

Husband/wife duo Hillary Osborn and Doug Rugh bring the Cape to life in their beguiling oil paintings.

Day Trip: Route 6A – Old King’s Highway

By Julie Craven Wagner | March 24, 2022

Sagamore and Sandwich are not only the first stops over the bridge, they are also on the road to history.

Photo Portfolio: James Penswick

By Christina Galt | March 24, 2022

James Penswick’s photos of the Cape and Islands make the ordinary extraordinary!

Gunkholing: An Off-Season Getaway

By Brian Shortsleeve | March 24, 2022

Join the Shortsleeves as they enjoy three nights on Martha’s Vineyard during the off-season!

Spotlight: Vermont Pure, Cape Cod Quality Service

By Elizabeth Shaw | March 24, 2022

For 20 years, JMJ Beverages has been providing Southeastern Massachusetts with fresh, clean drinking water.

Focus: Ermine Lovell Real Estate, LLC

By Cape Cod Life Publications | March 24, 2022

For almost 90 years, Falmouth real estate agency Ermine Lovell has been connecting buyers with their dream homes on Cape Cod.