Tusinski Gallery and Habitat Clothes

I met Karen, the owner and creative mastermind behind the Tusinski Gallery, about 15 yrs ago. She was the first artist I started collecting. We were both at a turning point in our careers. I had started Habitat and she was being featured in local galleries in Rockport. We hit it off immediately. I loved her paintings […]

Featured Retailer: Grasshopper Shop of Concord

One of the very special benefits of owning Habitat has been working with so many amazing boutiques over the years. We’re fortunate to be sold in unique places like the Grasshopper Shop of Concord, in Concord, MA. Because each retailer has it’s own, distinctive story, I’m going to begin sharing some of them here, for […]

Spring 2019 Inspiration

For me Spring is all about the return of warmth, the changing light and more time spent outdoors with friends and family. As with most designers, I’m often asked what my inspiration for the season is.

Last Minute Gift Ideas

The Last Minute Panic It’s that dreaded time of year when I start panicking over my hard-to-buy-for friends. My go-to last minute gift is a handmade ornament attached to a bottle of wine or sparkling cider. It's the perfect solution in a pinch, and adds a personal touch to a classic gift. Recently I found [...]

How Slub Yarns Add Character To Clothing

"I Love Old Things!" My mom used to say every room in your house should have something old in it. It adds character. I think of this when I design the line. Character, uniqueness and authenticity are things I strive for. What Is Slub Yarn? When I choose yarns for sweaters and knit tops I always [...]

A Sincere Thank You From All Of Us At Habitat Clothes

"I'm Learning So Much From All Of You" I’d like to pause today as we enter this celebratory season of gratitude to express my thanks to all of you. I’m grateful to have so many of you reach out to me with your feedback, likes, dislikes and ideas through social media. I’m listening and learning [...]

Thanksgiving Tradition Is Alive And Well

Thanksgiving Then Fall is my favorite time of year. I love the chill in the air, the holidays just around the corner, and the nostalgia that comes with memories of my grandmother cooking Thanksgiving dinner. Back then, my grandmother started preparing a few weeks in advance. She’d start by bringing out the special serving dishes, [...]

Inspired By Simplicity

Italy was even better than I had imagined. Rich and I enjoyed ten beautiful days traveling throughout the country, taking in incredible historical sites while walking down the same cobblestone streets people walked down in the 15th century. We woke up each day ready for adventure and open to where the day might take us. [...]

The Cure For a Recovering Packaholic

My husband Rich and I are leaving for Italy in a week for a long overdue vacation.

Fall 2018 Inspiration

There is no easy answer to the question “What’s your inspiration?” It’s everywhere, everyday, every waking (and sleeping) moment. It’s coming at me from all directions.

Shout Outs – Ralph’s Hingham Wine Merchant

We’d like to thank Ralph and Kim Hersom for hosting our Fall 19 lifestyle photoshoot at their beautiful new wine shop in Hingham Mass.

The Small Batch Life

“Craft” Brewers, “Farm-to-Table” Restaurants, “Artisanal” Cheeses… It’s not just the latest trend, it’s a lifestyle.

Summer Slim Down – No Diet Required

Just in time for warm “What the heck am I going to wear?” weather. Tips for those of us who’ve hidden an extra few pounds all winter with fluffy sweaters and beefy tunics. Suddenly it’s hot out. Yikes!

Inspiration Series: O’Keeffe

When I heard that the Georgia O’Keeffe exhibition was at The Peabody Essex Museum I couldn’t wait to go. Who better than O’Keeffe exemplified indie spirit in the 1920’s seamlessly through her art, home decor AND her clothing.

Shout Outs – French Press Cafe

  I’d like to thank Jay at French Press Cafe in Needham mass for graciously hosting our Spring 18 photoshoot. http://www.frenchpressbakery.com/

Featured Boutique: Green Ink

Bethany Mazza, owner at Green Ink boutique in Wickford RI, has been carrying Habitat clothing for 20 years! Who better to talk with about the importance of Shopping Local, what women really want and the art of listening to her customers.

Enhancing Your Body Shape

To me fashion is as much about geometry as it is anything else. The challenge is to take the many shapes and sizes we all come in and work to find fabrics and shapes to enhance all our different bodies.

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