Living Swell

A NEW VENTURE FOR INTERIOR DESIGNER DIANA JAMES

Living Swell

Postcards from the past

A PICTURE PERFECT WAY TO CELEBRATE SWAMPSCOTT

Postcards from the past

Field of vision

FORESIGHT HELPS MAKE BLOCKSIDGE A POINT OF PRIDE

Field of vision

Summer in Swampscott is finally here. Whether you’re traveling to someplace exotic to celebrate in the sun or planning a relaxing staycation on 01907’s sandy shores, welcome the new season in style with a few summer fashion essentials that we found at shops around town.

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By BILL BROTHERTON

Bill Laganas is on a roll … a lobster roll.

Laganas, Swampscott High Class of 1984, is standing behind his 20-foot custom lobster/clambake trailer, which is parked on Puritan Road in Swampscott, in front of the Atlantic and across the street from where the New Ocean House hotel once stood. He bought it used, from Jasper White, the Summer Shack owner and Jersey boy who’s considered the premier authority on New England food and its history.

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From left, Eva Antaya, Zoe Bannister, and Adeline Massey, all of Swampscott, enjoy frozen yogurt at O-YO Frozen Yogurt.

I scream, you scream, Swampscott screams for ice cream. Let’s face it, no day at the beach is complete without getting at least one scoop of the quintessential summer treat. Whether it’s standard vanilla soft serve swirled neatly into a crispy cone or a decadent sundae piled high with a mound of creamy flavors dripping with hot fudge that is topped with whipped cream and a bright red cherry, there are several sweet storefronts on Humphrey Street where you can indulge in a post-beach frozen treat this ice cream season.

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Photo: Jim Wilson

By PHYLLIS KARAS 

Barry Goudreau, the innovative lead guitarist on the band Boston’s first two albums, has played in several bands and recorded many successful songs and albums since those dizzying days in the 1970s.

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My old Kentucky home?
Nope.
Sweet Home Alabama?
N/A.
Homer?
I am. (Without an Iliad or an Odyssey.)
And I totally agree with Dorothy: There’s no place like home.
My home is the North Shore.

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Murphy, a Labradoodle, gets a trim from Pooch Pawlor owner Erin Ago.

New salon pampers Swampscott’ s four-legged friends

By SANDI GOLDFARB

Clients come to Swampscott’s newest spa for a day of beauty. They leave with glossy hair, manicured nails, sparkling smiles, wagging tails and a jaunty bandana. At The Pooch Pawlor, proprietor Erin Ago happily cares for her four-legged friends with a gentle touch.

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Interior designer and Swampscott resident Anita Clark.

Local designer embraces traditional patterns for timeless elegance

By MEAGHAN CASEY

Gingham may be fashion’s go-to print for spring for designers like Prada, House of Holland, Dolce & Gabbana and Carolina Herrera, but it’s a fabric that interior designer Anita Clark has embraced for years.

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Local journalist presents a collection that celebrates the Greater Boston middle class

By RICH FAHEY

As a staff writer for The Boston Globe, Steve Rosenberg covered the suburbs from 2001 to last December, and along the way has documented many of the traditions and rituals that make the Greater Boston area what it is.

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Town Barre owner Michelle Nigro opened a new Marblehead studio in late February. 

The trendy workout finds a new home locally

By MEAGHAN CASEY

Women of all ages are flocking to a new bar in town — where fitness, not alcohol, is served.

Swampscott resident Michelle Nigro opened her own studio, Town Barre, on Tioga Way in Marblehead (in the same complex as CrossFit Marblehead) in late February. She offers daily barre classes, as well as cardio dance and TRX® suspension training classes.

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