We talked to: Ooh La La

We recently had an inspiring conversation with Ali Ingellis, owner of the newly-opened Ohh La La in Thornes. See what she had to say about her business and what's ahead!

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We talked to: India House

We recently had an inspiring conversation with Alka of the much-loved India House Restaurant. Read what she had to say about how her family and India House are doing, and what's coming up for them!

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We talked to: Downtown Northampton Association

We recently had a great conversation with Amy Cahillane of the Downtown Northampton Association (DNA). See what she had to say about how things are going for downtown Northampton--and more!

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We talked to: Turn It Up!

We recently had a wonderful conversation with Patrick Pezzati of the beloved record store, Turn It Up! Check out what he had to say.

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We talked to: Wine Witch

We recently had a wonderful conversation with Chef Michaelangelo of the soon-to-be-open Wine Witch. Find out a bit more about this exciting spot!

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We talked to: Halo Hair Studio

We recently had a wonderful conversation with Ali of Halo Hair Studio. Find out more about this fantastic local business and Ali's approach to her work!

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We talked to: Capoeira Gunga do Vale

We recently had a wonderful conversation with Bruno of Capoeira Gunga do Vale. Find out more about this wonderful local business and the practice of Capoeira!

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We talked to: Bloom Media

We recently had a wonderful conversation with Lu Abbott of Bloom Media. Find out what they had to say about their new business venture!

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We talked to: Sugar Maple Trailside Inn

We recently had a wonderful conversation with Craig Della Penna of Sugar Maple Trailside Inn!

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We talked to: Cafe Balagan

We recently had a wonderful conversation with Rachael of Cafe Balagan and Balagan Cannabis (which will open soon). Find out what she had to say and how this new business is going so far!

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We talked to: Mill River Music

We recently had a wonderful conversation with Jon and Nina of Mill River Music! Check out what they had to say and how things are going for their business!

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We talked to: Turning Leaf Dispensary

We recently had a wonderful conversation with Nicole from Turning Leaf. Check out what she had to say and how things are going for this newly-opened dispensary!

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We talked to: Cafe Evolution

We recently had a wonderful conversation with Trish and Star of Cafe Evolution. Check out what he had to say and how things are going for the restaurant in Pandemic Times!

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We talked to: Local Burger

We recently had a wonderful conversation Jeff Igneri of Local Burger. Check out what he had to say and how things are going for the restaurant in Pandemic Times!

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Looking for a Great Staycation Spot? We Stayed at the Hotel Northampton!

Getting a little tired of your own four walls in Pandemic Times, but would prefer not to venture too far afield? Book a “staycation getaway”!

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We talked to: Glow Beauty Bar

We recently had a wonderful conversation with Kate Jaksik of Glow Beauty Bar. Check out our interview to see what she had to say and learn more about her business!

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We talked to: Northampton Lashes

We recently had a wonderful conversation with Hannah Tsutsumi of Northampton Lashes. Check out our interview to see what she had to say and learn more about her business!

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We talked to: Yoga Sanctuary

We recently had a lovely chat with Lindsay Pope, the new owner of Yoga Sanctuary in Thornes. It is a truly special place, with so much to offer our community. Read on!

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We talked to: Brits R U.S.

We recently had a lovely chat with Alan Greaves of Brits R U.S. in downtown Northampton. Find out what he had to say about the business and our amazing community in Pandemic Times.

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We talked to: CLINIC Alternative Medicines

We recently had a lovely chat with Jen Nery of CLINIC Alternative Medicines in downtown Northampton. Check out our interview to find out what's new at CLNIC and how they are doing in these challenging times!

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We talked to: ASSEMBLE

Before the pandemic hit and life as we know it was greatly altered, we sat down with Justin Brown from Assemble for a chat. Read more...

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We talked to: Gazebo

We recently spoke to Amy Dickinson and Donna McNeight of Gazebo in Northampton. Their commitment to the store, their customers, and this community is truly heartwarming.

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We talked to: The Ellery Hotel

We recently spoke to The Ellery Hotel in Northampton. Matthew Cunningham's passion for renovating this beautiful old hotel and turning it into a welcoming, cozy spot for visitors far and near is truly inspiring.

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We talked to: Rebekah Brooks

We recently spoke to Rebekah Brooks of Rebekah Brooks jewelry store in Northampton. We were inspired by her passion for her business as well as her positivity about living, working, and raising a family in Northampton.

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We talked to: Artifact Cider Project

We recently spoke to Jake Mazar, one of the owners of Artifact Cider Project in Florence, MA. We love his passion for Western Mass and for the cider Artifact produces. His commitment to bringing a high quality, delicious product to the community is truly inspiring.

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We talked to: River Valley Yoga

We recently spoke to Suzie Goldstein, owner of River Valley Yoga in Florence. We love her mission, the studio's welcoming and supportive vibe, and Suzie's infectious enthusiasm.

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We talked to: A2Z Science & Learning Store

We recently spoke to André and Devon Boulay from A2Z Science & Learning Store. We had a lovely chat about the past, present, and future of the store and what makes them most excited about owning a business in Northampton. We love their energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to this amazing store!

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We talked to: Ascendance Inner World Arts

We recently spoke to Laurel Anne Boyd, Kathryn Carpenter, and Noel St. Jean Chevalier of Ascendance Inner World Arts in Florence. Their studio is a vibrant, inviting space that offers dance classes to kids and adults alike, as well as plenty of other engaging cultural and educational events!

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We talked to: High Five Books & Art Always

We recently spoke to Lexie Walters Wright and Lindsay Fogg-Willits, the owners of High Five Books & Art Always in Florence! We are overjoyed to them as part of Florence's thriving, creative business community.

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We talked to: (Fun)struction

We recently spoke to Brent Anderson, owner of (Fun)struction in Northampton. We're so excited to have his fun, creative, hands-on business in town!

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We talked to: Strada

We recently spoke to Anna Bowen, owner of Strada in Northampton. We truly enjoyed Anna's enthusiasm and passion for her work and for Northampton in general!

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We talked to: HighBrow

We recently spoke to Andrew Brow, owner of HighBrow, a new restaurant that has recently opened in Northampton. We really appreciated his passion for his vision, his creativity, and his motivation.

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We talked to: Kidstuff

We recently spoke to Stacy Rex Buhl, new owner of Kidstuff, the thrift & consignment shop in the heart of Florence. We love Stacy's energy and excitement and her motivation to keep this 27-year-old business alive and thriving.

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We talked to: Body Zen

We recently spoke to BZ Catalano of Body Zen. Her holistic skincare and ayurvedic bodywork business is a wonderful addition to downtown Northampton. Find out what she had to say!

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We talked to: Cornucopia

We recently had a great conversation with Jade and Nate (and their daughter, Maya!) from Cornucopia. We love their energy and commitment to their business as well as to Northampton.

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We talked to: NETA

We had a wonderful interview with Leslie Tarr Laurie, Regional Director of NETA in Northampton. We love having NETA as part of our business community.

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We talked to: Miss Florence Diner

We had a lovely chat with Miss Florence Diner's owner, Georgie Brunton, earlier this week. We love the hustle and bustle and old school vibe that lives on in our neighborhood diner.

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We talked to: Sticks & Bricks

We recently talked to Liz Karney of Sticks & Bricks in downtown Northampton. We love her creativity, passion, and energy, and her space is utterly beautiful.

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We talked to: The Freckled Fox Cafe

We recently spoke to Kitty Freitag-Johndrow, one of the owners of The Freckled Fox Cafe in Florence. Find out what makes this cafe so unique and awesome!

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