Love Local Media is a Cape Cod based media company that publishes The Current Quarterly, Cape Cod’s only dedicated fashion and shopping magazine and Ebb and Flow Cape Cod, Cape Cod’s only dedicated health, wellness and sustainability magazine. The CQ comes out four times a year (the beginning of each season) and Ebb & Flow twice a year (Spring/Summer and (Fall/Winter).
We are seeking an intern for the 2019 calendar year.
Duties to include:
Help create editorial content for both magazines through writing and by helping to identify products that are trending/visually interesting.
Assisting on photo shoots by organizing product for photos, recording product information and returning borrowed product to locally owned stores.
Attending and assisting at magazine events.
Qualified candidates must have:
An interest in magazine publishing and in supporting local businesses.
The ability to write and report on different kinds of content, including but not limited to fashion, beauty, health, wellness and environmental issues.
Availability one to two full day(s) for most months throughout the year, particularly close to magazine deadlines and for magazine events.
A valid driver’s license, and ability to drive from one end of the Cape to the other for product pick-up/drop-off.
Please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com by February 15
The internship is unpaid, but we are dedicated to making sure interns learn valuable skills that will help prepare them for their next internship or college and will be happy to write a letter of recommendation, provide mentorship after a job well done.
June 1st makes it official: it is wedding season on Cape Cod! Whether you scored only one invite or a dozen you’re going to need a gift to help the happy couple get off to a good start. We highly recommend going “off-registry” for a gift and shopping local. Many people shy away from this option, but if the couple gets a something similar gifted to them from a department store, they can always return it for cash or something they maybe didn’t get. Shopping local means you will likely get your loved ones a higher quality and more unique and memorable item, and also invest in the Cape Cod economy.
So, where should you go to find such perfect-for-the-occasion gifts?
Our go to for small appliances and specialty kitchen gadgets is always Snow’s Home & Garden in Orleans and Harwich. It is hard not to find what every bride and groom need for a starter home. For beautiful linens and tabletop, we love Design Works on Route 6A in Yarmouthport. Margo’s in Osterville has everything for making a house a home from small rugs to glassware to picture frames.
You can also find home décor like wall art and throw pillows at Fresh Interiors in West Dennis. And the newly expanded gift section at the Hyannis location of Puritan Cape Cod has perfect keepsakes like serving platter, frames, and books that can be engraved to help the happy couple remember their day.
Are you getting married, and want to make sure your guests purchase gifts at locally owned shops? Registry sites such as Zola, My Registry, Simple Registry, and Blueprint Registry allow you to add items from any business that has an online presence!
Raffle Prizes from: Cape Cod Beach Sand Jewelry, Shift Eco Boutique, M. Smith Company, Underground Bakery, Frances Johnston, $100 Gift Card to Consigning Women, $50 to Barnes & Noble, $25 to Local Break, $40 to Jailhouse Tavern, Private Brewery Tour for 6 to Cape Cod Beer, 2 tickets to the Figawi Ball, and the GRAND PRIZE of 2 Pairs of Round Trip tickets on Cape Air to Martha’s Vineyard.
Thanks to these volunteers: Meaghann Kenney, Judy Adams, Betsy Bray, Christine Briscoe, Allison Burton, Dottie Callaghan, Siobhan Clune, Cynthia Dauphin, Peter Duff, Emily Kosoff, Kerrin LaFrance, Judith Martin, Caryn Reardon, Greg Smith, Melissa Tassinari, Karen Townsend, Dawn Walnut, Linda Whittesey, Maria Zombas
The Oscars red carpet is something fashionistas look forward to all year – it’s like the Superbowl of the fashion world. Favorite stars can exceed expectations and walk the carpet in the most beautiful gown you have ever seen. It is truly one of the greatest and most watched art shows on earth.
We’ve already made the case that the red carpet during awards season informs fashion trends for the rest of the year, and even Cape Cod will see the impact of the choices and styles seen on the Oscars red carpet in particular right here in our local boutiques.
Here are the trends that stood out in brief:
Color: white/cream and gold combination (and pops of red).
It is our opinion that shopping for women for Valentine’s Day is one of the easiest things to do. All of the go tos – jewelry, flowers, chocolate, a romantic dinner – are go tos for a reason: they work!
Men, on the other hand are damn near impossible for whom to find gifts that are both sweet and functional.
But we did a little research for all of you struggling with this same predicament – whether it is for your partner, father, brother, son or good friend – we’ve found some cool and unique gifts that are sure to make him as happy as a sparkly necklace makes you.
For the salt-of-the earth, lover of simple pleasures kind of guy we found the perfect book from Yankee Ingenuity. We also loved the vintage and upcycled coat rack also from Yankee Ingenuity, as well as the classic wool fisherman’s sweater in cream and navy blue waterproof dopp kit from Chatham Clothing Bar.
Is your guy a little bit quirky? We are in love with these colorful and funky socks from Puritan Cape Cod and these ties with a whole lotta personality from Yankee Ingenuity (note the Super Mario Brothers, paper airplanes, baseball diamonds and badminton birdies)
How about for the man with a sweet tooth? Put in your orders now for yummy and cool treats like these conversation heart cookies from the Underground Bakery in Dennis
We might be digging ourselves out from under a foot of snow here on Cape Cod, but one of the gifts that January brings to us fashion lovers is that it marks the start of awards season. The Golden Globes, Oscars and SAG red carpets not only present an often epic art show, but the fashion we see on the celebrities on the red carpet will also influence the styles we will see in our very own Runway Rundown feature in our print magazine, as well as on the racks in our local boutiques (yes, even here on Cape Cod).
No, we are not expecting Cape Codders to start donning column gowns and strutting their stuff down the Main Streets of our small towns and villages, but the color, material, and special qualities we see will show up in the overall look or as accents in clothing that will be available for consumer purchase in the coming year.
The most prominent trends that we saw on the Golden Globes red carpet last night were, and predict we will see locally are:
Colors: light pink, metallic and bright yellow
Sleeves: shoulder details – exaggerated, gathered and bare shoulder
Neckline: plunging (think camisole for every day wear) and high neck
Whether you buy into it or not, the arrival of a new year creates possibilities to reevaluate, rearrange, reorganize and reset. You may think of these as resolutions, or just simply intentions you will set for the upcoming year; regardless there are many local businesses that offer opportunities to tackle any and all of the most common goals that will inevitably be set for 2017.
Looking to begin or advance your yoga practice to reduce stress and strengthen your physical body? Both Inner Glow in Mashpee Commons and Centerville Yoga & Wellness in Centerville offer yoga classes and workshops that are designed for both beginners and advanced practitioners to help them move, breathe, and meditate their way into their own yoga bliss.
Reset your body and learn how to eat mindfully with The Local Juice Clean Kits that prepare you for three days of clean eating with their smoothies, juices, grain bowls and soups all curated by Registered Dietitian Nicole Cormier.
Engage in more self-care by getting a massage, manicure or microcurrent facial at Solstice Day Spa, or try an alternative therapy treatment like acupuncture, cupping (think Michael Phelps), reflexology, or a vibrational alignment at Therapeutic Bodywork.
If you have set your sights on a more “traditional” resolution like redesigning your home or office space so it functions as you need it to, check out Margo’s in Osterville where they offer design consultations to help you determine what changes might suit your needs best. If your redesign calls for some closet purging, our editor Amanda Converse is adept at helping anyone rid themselves of stuff they don’t want or need cluttering their lives.
And if your New Year’s resolution is to invest more in your community by shopping local, we are happy to help point you in the right directions for all of your shopping needs!
Did you know that Christmas Eve is the most popular day for marriage proposals? So, with that noteworthy day just one week away, we thought we’d write a post about the most important aspect of the proposal – the ring, of course! Fortunately Cape Cod offers not only a great location (one of the most popular in the world) for nuptials, but also for purchasing the ring finger bling!
We checked in with some of the best jewelers and jewelry stores – Forest Beach Designer Goldsmiths, Stephen Gallant Jewelers, and Jewelcraft – across Cape Cod to get their thoughts on current engagement ring trends…and a few stories about unique proposals in which their rings have played a key part.
Casey Gallant of Stephen Gallant Jewelers in Orleans says “the big trend of the last five years has been ‘halos,’ small diamonds set in a circle around a center stone,”
and although this trend is still going strong, “people are [now] choosing halos with a twist” such as a different color like white or rose gold, or platinum metals, in multiples instead of just one halo of stones, or with an alternative to the traditional diamond like sapphires which come in nearly every color of the rainbow are more durable and affordable. Sarah Framson of Jewelcraft in Hyannis agrees “gemstone engagement rings are always beautiful options for the girl that loves something different.”
Regardless of the overall trends in the industry, customers usually go to these smaller, local jewelry boutiques for something different than you might find at stores that are nationwide and certainly if they want to create something more personal. Steve Wardle of Forest Beach Designer Goldsmiths in Chatham says that over the past year they “have made wedding rings in gold that are twigs, bike tires and tide pools.”
And we couldn’t resist sharing some of our favorites from each of the stores:
Of course the proposal wouldn’t be complete without, well, the actual proposal, so we asked our shopkeepers to share their favorite Cape Cod engagement stories:
“A local photographer came to us to create an engagement ring for his then girlfriend, it was simple and classic, but his presentation was what wowed us. He ran the entire Boston Marathon with the ring pinned to the inside of his running shorts. He even arranged for his love, a nurse, to be a volunteer at the finish line. That’s where, after finishing the race, he got down on one knee and said something like, ‘The only thing that could make this day better would be if you would marry me.’ She said yes, and jumped up and down. ”
“Another favorite is when I told the customer him that you shouldn’t propose on a bridge, hot air balloon or JETTY (I’ve heard too many stories of dropped rings), he went and did it on a jetty, and took it a step further and had the ring flown in on a drone! Very risky, but it was a great proposal! ”
“A customer came in and picked out the perfect ring for his girlfriend. He took her to a path they always walked and got on one knee in front of their favorite tree into which he had carved ‘will you marry me?'”