All posts tagged: humanity boutique

The Fern & The Feather – Humanity Style

“Behind every successful woman is a tribe of other successful women who have her back.”  The celebration of new business adventures was what we came together to do last Thursday at Humanity Boutique in Downtown Lowell.  Melissa  of Bohemian Beads and Bangles and Rebekah of Rebekah Hope Design came together to create a brand called “The Fern & The Feather a new pop up at Humanity. With beautiful jewelry and softly scented candles the brand is reminiscent of boho style with a splash of femininity  and fun. This private event was the kick off of this beautiful brand and between the gorgeous displays, amazing women and delicious snacks & drinks we had a great time. Empowering one another to reach our goals and succeed at accomplishing the dreams we all have was a big part of this event. Rebekah and Melissa have been friends for an incredibly long time and this was the culmination of years of hard work and dedication. Ani, owner of Humanity provided an outlet for them to display their wares but …

Acing Fall Fashion at Humanity Boutique

Fall is my favorite time of the year and not just because of the Pumpkin flavored everything that seems to hit the stores like the second September hits; it’s also my favorite time of year for the fashion. Sweaters, sweatshirts,& soft, woolen dresses- the color palette like dark blues, browns, yellows, Merlot and more. Also, fall is the time of year where I get to wear the most of my favorite shoe- BOOTS. Humanity Style is my go to place for almost all my fashion choices, but during the fall I am always incredibly excited to walk in and see what I can layer with clothes I already have and also check out the many, many accessories available to spice my outfits up. You all know I have a seemingly endless love affair with all things Humanity- this is because of what it represents which is local fashion;  for strong and confident women who know what they want. Humanity allows us to express ourselves through fashion but also feel a connection to our community here in …

Italian Musings at Humanity Boutique

“In the world through which I travel, I am endlessly recreating myself” – Unknown It’s been a couple weeks since I got back Italy, but every memory, every experience and every outfit worn and seen is still at the forefront of my mind. Fashion in Italy is second nature, they dress impeccably as a matter of habit with pops of color, layers, accessories and perfectly fitted to them. When walking around the different cities it was incredible to see people of all ages comfortable in what they wore and confident in their taste. While I love fashion and style sometimes I hit a snag. Most days its “What do I wear”? In New England its  “What should I wear for the weather today.”? (haha) Italian fashion inspired me to be a little more out there but also not try too hard. Sometimes outfits just go together; you put it on and it works. Other times a little digging to find the right complimenting piece gets the outfit to where you want it. Either way, the way …

Holiday Cheer at Humanity Boutique

It’s that time of year again, when it gets cold, the Christmas trees are up and lights are all over the city. It’s that time of year where we can make a difference in people’s lives, that time of year when we can shop small, support families and its that time of year to just be together. Together as a community; a family  bigger than us all. The Holiday season for me is one of excitement and togetherness. I love dressing up and going to parties, getting together with friends for fancy dinners or hosting a New Year’s Party decked out in festive wear. This year I want to highlight a business that’s close to my heart. In everything, Ani does for her shop and her community she promotes love and acceptance. She provides a place, not only to shop but a place where other entrepreneurs and small businesses can come together and showcase their ideas. I was super excited to showcase her new holiday wear and had the opportunity to do a photo shoot with …

Lowell Folk Festival – Saturday

What an incredible day I had on this past Saturday, the second day of the 30th Annual Lowell Folk Festival. I started off the day around noon time and headed straight into downtown to walk along Merrimack Street. The crowds were excited, milling around to see all the booths, vendors, and events going on everywhere. Shop owners were having sales and had an influx of festival goers in each of their stores. Local restaurants had yummy goodness to eat along with the folk festival ethnic food vendors that were incredibly enticing. I was so much to take in and admire, the hustle and bustle, the noise, the different types of music everywhere. It was a sight  for sore eyes for sure! I stopped at the first vendor I noticed Crose Nest, whose store is located at Mill No 5 and sipped on some yummy Hibiscus tea. I then walked over to Rosie’s booth (Rosie’s Cafe) and she made me an amazing Salted Caramel iced coffee, and there I was set to go and explore some more so …

3rd Annual Fashion Fundraiser – CMAA Lowell, MA

Last night was an evening for the books. I had the opportunity to join other guests for a night filled with fashion, food, memories and most importantly a night dedicated to raising money for an incredible organization located on School St in Lowell, MA. The Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association has been around since 1984 and has been dedicated to helping Cambodians and other minority groups in education, culture, economics and other social programs throughout this time. Many of the individuals on the board at CMAA and in the crowd last night were children or grandchildren of those who had lived through the Khmer Rouge and came to the United States as refugees; organizations like the CMAA helped these individuals flourish and become who they are today. Writing about organizations that help our community is so different to me than writing about anything else. Being part of the community in Lowell is rewarding on so many different levels and I have had the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people who are working hard so that …

Yoga & Food at Humanity Boutique-Lowell, MA

Last night was a fun filled night at Humanity Boutique in Downtown Lowell. The lovely owner, Ani provided the beautiful location and our beautiful teacher Christine who was just certified taught the amazing Yoga class. To collaborate is such an important part of being a local business and when you combine six strong women who want to better their communities in a myriad of ways you get an amazing night full of ideas, thoughts, relaxation and a bit of time to rejuvenate the mind and soul. Sutra Studio out of the Mill No 5 on Jackson St. in Lowell is where Christine goes often and it is a wonderful studio that offers a sincerely local feel and ambiance. After this class, I want to go and try out the different classes because no matter which stage you are in Yoga has proven to be relaxing and helpful to those wanting some stress relief and also builds incredibly lean muscles 🙂 After our hour long yoga session in which we learned a myriad of moves that …

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 Trail & Shop Small

Yesterday was a fun day. I had the opportunity to go on a mini adventure with the owner of Little Delights Bakery in Lowell, MA , walking around local businesses and looking at all the Gingerbread Houses for the 1st Lowell Gingerbread House Trail. Our local businesses put their best artistic hands forward and created some amazing houses. I felt like a little kid as I took in all the fun details, items they used to create their houses and the fun themes.  I was so happy to be a part of this new event and look forward to having it again next year! I want to take a moment to give props to Lee, from Little Delights Bakery, she moved us all in the right direction and took matters into her own hands to push for this fun event. Out of the 22 houses we managed to see  19 and I want to share with you the Magical wonderlands that they were. I am also going to share tidbits from the day from each place …