December 2017 :: Holiday Love


Thanks to everyone who came out to LoveLocal Fest Holiday Edition! We love the post-event emails we’re getting to ask us about various vendors – if you regret not picking something up or couldn’t make it, let us know and we’ll point you in the right direction. There’s also still time to “Post Your Purchase” and win $50! Tag @lovelivelocal and #shoplocalcapecod in your social


toy raffle

Last month we wrote about the great and growing need for foster homes on the Cape; this month we are sharing what one local business owner does in order to make children in the foster system feel special during the holiday season. Every year Mark Corliss, the owner of Spilt Milk Art Gallery & Tattoo Studio, holds a raffle in December in order to raise money for individual

chat with a local :: Sassy from The Farm


We’re all familiar with the sight of hundreds of landscaping trucks descending on Cape roads in April and May as homeowners get ready for the big holiday weekends. But where is all that product they’re planting coming from? We hope that as much as possible it is sourced from locally owned nurseries and garden centers like The Farm on Rock Harbor Road in Orleans, a family business

{WATCH} Local Matters :: A Cape Cod Cautionary Tale


We at LoveLiveLocal are always trying to share the message as to why consumers should shop local for goods and services. From editorials to infographics to now this, our brand new short video that is meant to show what could happen if spending trends continue as they are. This video is not meant to point fingers or cause guilt or shame, it is simply asking you to think

Local HOLIDAY Love

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One of the best parts of the holidays that we love is the seasonal décor – no one can deny it gets you in the spirit and brings a bit of cheer during these colder weather and darker days. Fortunately there are many local stores that have everything you’ll need to make the season bright. For Christmas trees and garlands of greens locally owned garden

The Canteen Holiday Market


One of our favorite places in Provincetown to grab a bite is The Canteen. The food is awesome and the vibe is New England rustic/nautical that doesn’t try too hard – right up our alley. Owners Rob and Loic really captured our hearts, though, with their year-round commitment to supporting local. Drawing inspiration from the cheery winter markets of Europe, they offer a magical pop-up throughout

Thai Ocha Café


Dennisport’s revitalization has comfortably hit its stride over the last few years. The area continues to evolve into a fabulous downtown community with new shops, restaurants and businesses popping up or expanding along their Main Street on Route 28. One of the newer members to the neighborhood is Thai Ocha Café, which opened during summer 2017. The cozy spot has already won over the locals and

November Sun :: November 2017


We’re loving how many Cape Codders are creating the sandbar and the world they want, in ways large and small. You can be one of them, by thinking and acting local first. As always, we’ve got a few inspirations and ideas for you … in this issue Open Your Heart! Did you know that there are many children on Cape Cod in need of foster parents?

Opening your Heart + Home


Fall is a time for gathering and celebrating, as well as an opportunity for reflection and gratitude. It is also a time where many Cape Codders feel moved to give back to the community and to help those in need. This year it may include opening your heart, and maybe even your home. The Hyannis Department of Children and Families is actively seeking individuals and couples from

chat with a local :: Lucy Swain

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Two months ago, the Swain family set off on an adventure of a lifetime, hitting the high seas on their 47-foot sailboat (The Flying Fish) from Wellfleet to the Bahamas. You may know of Sarah Swain – one of our favorite local musicians as well as founder of the Cape Wellness Collaborative and the Cape Cod Women’s Music Festival – and her husband Steve, an incredible local sculptor. Together