Shopping

At the Grommet, Shoppers Purchase with Purpose

What do a vegan nail polish, a minimalist bike rack and a bluetooth-connected guitar have in common? How about an automatic ball launcher called iFetch, Mrs. Meyer’s earth-friendly cleaning products and the popular crossword-style game Bananagrams? Each of these products—from bike rack to ball launcher—first came to life thanks to a spunky little website known […]


High Energy Vintage Cranks it Up in Union Square

“It’s this constant struggle—but that’s my favorite part of it too, the hunt.” It is a cold Monday afternoon in Somerville, but Andrew Wiley is sending enough positive vibes through the phone to warm up the whole office. We’ve caught the proprietor of High Energy Vintage in the final stages of preparing his new storefront. Formerly based in Teele […]


2015 Somerville Gift Guide

We know you’d rather spend the holidays eating, drinking and being merry than traipsing through town tracking down gifts, which is why we gathered 96 of the coolest presents from 23 Somerville shops in this year’s local gift guide. Happy shopping!


SCOUT OUT: Guide to Summer Farmers Markets

Farmers markets are the original pop-up. Every summer we live in a little utopia, finally able to access fresh, local ingredients on a regular basis. This usually ends up being more of a treat than something that’s integrated into our day to day, but Mary Cat Chaikin says that could be changing. “Now that we […]