Northshore Magazine

April 2016

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8 | APRIL 2016 nshoremag.com Driving out to my friend Leslie Novak's house on Plum Island, I slow down to a crawl as I come upon the Pink House. Its haunting beauty in the middle of the coastal landscape is arresting—conjuring up all kinds of romantic notions about this 91-year-old house surrounded by acres of marshland. It has become part of the scenic expression of the island—a symbol that you know you have arrived somewhere special, even magical. Jeanne O'Brien Coffey describes in-depth the fate of the Pink House—a story that even The New York Times has picked up—which is now owned by the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. The organization has proposed possibly razing the house and turning the parcel back to its natural state. A group of citizens (Save the Newbury Pink House, Inc.) as enamored with the pink house as I am is trying to preserve the building. Turn to page 150 for the full story. In this issue focusing on the North Shore's arts, culture, and fashion scenes, we also head to the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) for our fashion shoot. PEM's collection becomes the perfect backdrop for spring looks. An artistic force in our community, PEM plans to break ground this year on its renovation and expansion project, which will include the 40,000-square- foot new wing of galleries, as well as the 80,000-square-foot Collection Stewardship Center for the storage and conservation of artworks—causing PEM to rank as one of the top 20 art museums in the country. These two features prompted debate over which one should be our cover story, so we decided to run both covers in April—PEM's fashion feature and the Pink House. We'd love to hear which is your favorite cover. Turn to page 12 to learn more about our cover contest or visit nshoremag.com/april-cover-contest/. editor's letter contributors Charlotte Roth is a freelance writer and proofreader who lives and works on the North Shore. She recently graduated from Franklin and Marshall College with a degree in English and is interetsted in pursuing a career in publishing. She can be reached at charlotte. roth@fandm.edu. CHARLOTTE ROTH Writer Lowell Landmark page 156 The owner of Lea St. Germain Photography specializes in artistic and expressive portraits and commercial work. Germain's background includes 15 years spent as a studio manager for a major commercial studio. Today, she has her own studio and is making her mark on commercial and editorial photography. To see more of her work, go to leastgermain.com. LEA ST. GERMAIN Photographer North Shore Haute Couture page 110 Brandy Rand is a drinks writer, teacher, and marketer. Her favorite subject is "Women & Whiskey," but she'll never turn down a classic Negroni or glass of Champagne. When she's not perched on a bar stool (doing research, of course), you'll find her on a bike teaching spin classes or digging for treasures at Todd Farm flea market. BRANDY RAND Writer Stirred, Not Shaken page 26 Glenn Scott launched his photography studio in Beverly's Art District nearly 20 years ago. Editorial and cookbook projects keep him on the lookout for props and surfaces throughout the North Shore's many antiques shops and vintage fairs. glennscottphotography.com. GLENN SCOTT Photographer Product Pages pages 66, 68, 70, 72 Eye of the Beholder THE BEST OF THE NORTH SHORE NSHOREMAG.COM $5.99 APRIL 2016 PEM BECOMES THE BACKDROP FOR OUR SPRING FASHION SHOOT PAGE 134 SAVING PLUM ISLAND'S PINK HOUSE PAGE 150 | GASLIGHT LYNNFIELD PAGE 17 STYLE PEABODY ESSEX MUSEUM ARTS, FASHION, CULTURE MILL NO. 5 A GROWING CULTURAL HUB IN LOWELL LYNN'S RAW ART WORKS YOUNG PEOPLE SPEAK THROUGH CREATIVE EXPRESSION APRIL ARTS, FASHION, AND CULTURE | SPRING STYLE AT THE PEABODY ESSEX MUSEUM | LOWELL'S MILL NO. 5 THE BEST OF THE NORTH SHORE NSHOREMAG.COM $5.99 APRIL 2016 APRIL ARTS, CULTURE, AND FASHION | SAVING PLUM ISLAND'S PINK HOUSE | LYNN'S ARTISTIC SIDE WINCHESTER'S NEXTDOOR THEATER RESTORING THE NORTH SHORE ARTS ASSOCIATION DESIGNER DARBY SCOTT IN NORTH ANDOVER ARTS, CULTURE, AND FASHION SAVING PLUM ISLAND'S PINK HOUSE PAGE 150 LOWELL'S GROWING CULTURAL HUB PAGE 142 | SPRING STYLE AT THE PEM PAGE 134

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