All posts filed under: Small Business

Friday Nights! – Lowell, MA

Last night I took part of a new event that Made in Lowell hosted. With food trucks, a beer garden, local vendors, live music, and a surprise appearance by The Party Band it was insane, incredible fun. Held at Point Park which is right next to the Innovation Hub in the Jackson Street area, the crowds showed up ready to support local, eat tons of food and drink some good ale. Vendor appearances included Rosie’s Cafe, Two Stylish Sisters, Flourish Cafe  , Red Antler Apothecary and more. I managed to stop by a few and buy some local made items and see Lowell at it’s finest; supporting small business and all the things that this community is made of. The food truck I managed to get food from was Yumm Bai Food Truck and I had the most amazing Barbecue Pork Buns and Veggie Eggrolls. Super fresh and flavorful! I had a great time at this event walking around the canal, listening to the great music and checking out the vendors who came out. Such a lively evening …

Learning to Contour – Mary Kay Event – Lowell, MA

I was invited to another great event tonight by the wonderful Elaine, Sales Director at Mark Kay. It had been a while since we had collaborated and when she posted this contouring event hosted by herself and Janeigh Grady another Sales Director; I just had to check it out. I say it time and time again, I am not a makeup person but every time I go to a Mary Kay event I am pleasantly surprised at how light the makeup feels on my skin and it doesn’t bother me. This says a lot because I have tried so many different kinds of makeup from all natural to allergy free to whatever else is out there. This evening was a mix of consultants and guests learning to properly contour their own faces or help a client contour. The technique was quite simple and every product can be bought through Mary Kay. With helpful individuals and a wonderful attitude about life and teaching, Elaine is the epitome of grace. She helps every single person but also teaches her …

Memorial Day Weekend Adventures

Something I like to say often is  “Adventuring along”.  Adventure is what you decide it should be, whether you stay local and find something to do you have never done before or you go to a different city and find new things to do; whatever it might be, it is YOUR adventure and this weekend I took that to heart. Rosevelt and I, with our friends decided to start our Saturday by a visit to the Crane Estate located in Ipswich, MA. While we didn’t get to do the house tour because of two weddings happening, they did let us quickly do a drive around and take some beautiful pictures.  Even just taking pictures and looking around at the grounds was gorgeous. You could see the ocean in the distance, and the gardens were beautiful. I fell in love with this place, because I felt like I was transported back in time. I can’t wait to go back and tour the house and have more time to really explore. Nearby is Crane Beach, which will we …

The Crose Nest – Lowell, MA

The Crose Nest . . . a fresh, vibrant shop newly opened at Mill No 5. I had the opportunity to sit down Kinsey the owner and discuss why this store came to fruition and why it was incredibly important for her to create this space where people could come and be themselves and explore what her shop has to offer. Nestled in a corner of the Mill, close by Luna Theater Kinsey sells both her wares and other local hand picked items. When you walk in you have an aroma of herbs and floral scents which are part of another cool part of her shop; the blending of different herbs, teas, and spices to create something for you and you alone. Whether it is a tea blend, a steam blend or a bath blend you can create whatever you set your mind to. While she is there to assist and help you choose she also lets you go on your own path and have a space to create something unique to you and your needs. …

Aaronap Cellars – Westford, MA

I first met Noel  (Aaronap Cellars Winemaker) at Mill No. 5 during their Sunday Farmer’s Market. While I have always enjoyed a glass of wine here and there, this winery intrigued me because it was local and the wine was very good. My actual first taste of the wine was at a Yoga event at Humanity in downtown Lowell, someone had brought the Revolution Red which was a limited run and the flavors really came together for me. This is the first wine where I have tried to decipher the flavors  while drinking it and the aromatics for each wine I have had are simply amazing. Noel agreed to let me come by and see his processes and ask him a few questions on how he came to be in this business, how much the business has grown and what he hopes to accomplish in the future.  (Lucky ME) 🙂 He has been a wine enthusiast for many years, and what started as a hobby bloomed into a full blown wine making business with trips across …

Wicked Fun at Wicked Irish Sportsbar & Pub -Lowell, MA

When I heard that Wicked Irish Sportsbar & Pub was being revamped and the menu was going to change I was psyched that I had been asked to check it out. While I will be writing more about them, this first initial test of their food and the ambiance was pretty great. Tobias Marx and Nick Speros, two great chefs in Lowell decided to partner up together and try to make this place, the place for sports and entertainment in Lowell, MA. Here’s to their success because they already have several key points in place to make this place great again and get the crowds it deserves. With new drinks named after sports figures born in Lowell, like the Jon Morris ( gin, cranberry juice, grapefruit squeeze, pineapple juice, soda splash) and the John Miller(Coconut water vodka, coconut water, pineapple juice, lime) a build your own burger setup and some of the best wings I have had this place is set to become a favorite. My burger, Grass-Fed Beef with Cheddar, blue cheese, Jalapeno and …

Creations Cafe-Wakefield, MA

I always like to find new places to eat if I work in the area and Wakefield is no exception. There are many places to eat, but I like to find the local, small places to grab a bite to eat and relax during lunch time. Creations Cafe in downtown Wakefield, MA is a wonderful, nook of a place. The atmosphere is warm and inviting and they are known for the art on their coffees. I have been there already four times and each time have been completely impressed with the quality of their food and their perfectly done latte’s. Below are the things I have had and my thoughts on each, definitely check them out if you are in the area and enjoy yourself! BBQ Chicken Panini Light, but bursting with BBQ flavor Caramel Latte One of the best Caramel Latte’s I have had. Smooth, lightly sweet Mocha Latte Chocolatey and smooth Chicken/Feta Salad Fresh and flavorful Homemade Korean Chicken Curry Best curry I have had in a long time. Perfection Spicy Chicken Thai …

The Ball-Clothes & Accessories

As it gets closer to the arrival of this event presented by Made in Lowell, I am excited to write the next piece of my blogging for it. This clothing and accessories piece highlights some of the businesses in Lowell where you can get some nice style going for a night on the town, an event like The Ball, or any other time you want to add some touches to your personal style. Businesses I am highlighting in this blog post: Humanity Boutique GiveWave Studios Leocata Tailoring   Humanity Boutique, a clothing boutique in Downtown Lowell has a large selection of clothing, accessories and jewelry. You can buy fun jewelry, gorgeous purses and the clothing is always unique and beautiful. I had the opportunity to do a photo shoot and try out some of the different styles of dresses, purses and jewelry as I go on my adventure to get ready for the ball. If you haven’t already gone in recently,they have gotten in lots of new inventory in preparation for The Ball and the …

Lowell Gingerbread House Trail

I am super excited about this next event I was asked to collaborate on by Little Delights Bakery in Lowell, MA. To give you a bit of background, this is the first one so its truly an honor to be apart of it. There are 22 business participating and it will run between November 27th- December 12. Each business will be decorating their own Gingerbread house and they will be on display the whole time of the event. I will be judging on which one I think is best along with two other judges on November 28th;its a perfect event to do with your family and loved ones and look at all the cool, artistic and yummy creations our local businesses come up with. Also as a sweet ending, a treat will be given to all who complete every house on the trail. So get your exploring gear on and come out and support local business, enjoy, take pictures and have a general good ol’ time. Below is a list of every business who will …

Humanity Boutique

I have been wanting to do this blog post for a long time now, and I am so excited that I finally had the chance to do this. For several years a boutique in Downtown Lowell has had a special place in my heart and when I heard a new owner had taken over I had to meet her and I had to interview her. Because of this blog that I run I have had the opportunity to meet so many people and experience so many different aspects of everyday living. I want to give as much as I am given and more and I am just enormously proud of what this extremely intelligent and vivacious woman has done with Humanity and I hope you all enjoy the time I spent with her, the pictures we took and the conversation we had about all things Humanity! I was feeling super confident and carefree in these pictures below! Let me introduce to you Ani V. She is the owner of Humanity Boutique, funny, smart, outgoing, intelligent, …