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Northshore Home Fall 2018

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114 FALL 2018 The Roys themselves are ample evidence of the transient nature of things—they relocated their business to the North Shore in January to be closer to family, after 17 years first in Fairfield, Con- necticut, then more recently in Needham. And they even started their original Fairfield business in part with pieces from their former residence in Beacon Hill. The couple finds their new location a good fit. Where they nes- tled in a strip mall between a yoga studio and a karate dojo, many locals drop in after class just for a quick peek. "It's really good karma," Sheila says with a laugh. "Now we're a neighborhood shop for Hamilton and Wenham as well." But their reach extends far beyond neighboring towns. Continuing ties to Fairfield, an affluent community about 90 minutes north of Manhattan, mixed with roots in Beacon Hill, means a wealth of consignors from all over trust the couple to handle their precious pieces. And buyers from all over carefully stalk the shop's social media sites, run by the couple's daughter, Stacey Lai. A buyer in Germany recently purchased a mirror, someone in Denver scored some gold and porcelain dishware, and a buyer in Texas has made several purchases, including some very heavy crystal blocks. "Instagram is the star of the show," says Sheila. "It is a market- place." As important as social media is, though, what she really values is the social interactions. "We've made a lot of friends," she says. "We get to hear the stories of people's lives." And the Roys are happy to share, where appropriate, with buyers, who also love to hear the provenance of things. In addition to recording family shop The Roys do extensive research to value pieces appropriately. POOLS • HOT TUBS • SAUNAS 978 - 887 - 2424 Route One, Topsfield CALL NOW for FREE Site Evaluation!

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