Marla Bosworth is the founder and owner of Back Porch Soap Company. She is a modern alchemist, shamanic practitioner and soul destiny coach. She travels worldwide, teaching conscious beauty experiential workshops that combine making soap and herbal skincare with alchemy and energetics.

January 19, 2011

New England Soapmakers' Meetup in Boston

New England Soapmakers Meetup in the South End of Boston. A little brunch, shop talk and then browsing afterward.

Pictured above from left to right is: Kim Tobojka, Helene Matteson of Urban Kitchen, Deb Scanlan of Grace Farm Organics, Alyssa Wise Taylor of Blue Hoot Soap Co., Rose Carbajal of Brooklyn Bath, Marla Bosworth of Back Porch Soap Co. and Robin Schmidt of Dragonfly Handmade Soap.

After brunch at Aquitaine we browsed and shopped in the South End.

South End Browsing & Shopping Sites

Posh (Gifts)
557 Tremont Street

Pet Shop Girls (Canine Shop)
400 Tremont Street

Motley (Gifts)
623 Tremont Street

Aunt Sadie’s (Candles and Gifts)
18 Union Park Street

Lekker Unique Home Furnishings (Interior Design)
1317 Washington Street

Flour Bakery & Café (Bakery)
(Best of Boston for 6 years)
1595 Washington Street

Hudson (Gift)
312 Shawmut

South End Buttery (Organic Bakery)
Boston’s Best for four years including 2010
314 Shawmut Ave.

Polka Dog Bakery (Canine Bakery)
246 Shawmut Ave.

J.E.M. Home (Gifts and Interior Design)
470 Shawmut

Bead & Fiber (Craft Store)
460 Harrison Ave.

2 Dartmouth Street

The trendy South End has a wide variety of dining choices - from restaurants to bars and cafes. You'll find Indian, French, Italian, Ethiopian and Thai just to name a few. The SoWa district is filled with art galleries and artists' studios. Just around the corner the South End Open Market, on Harrison Street, is where local artists and small businesses sell their wares on Sundays, from spring until fall. In addition, the South End is home to the Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) and the school for the Boston Ballet.

If you live in New England and make bath and body products, join our Meetup Group. We'll be meeting in NYC at the end of January to attend the NYIGF and shop in the Big Apple.


Anne-Marie said...

Fun! We did a Soaper's Meet Up in Portland, Oregon a few years back and it was absolutely so much fun to meet everyone in person and put faces to handles/business names =)

Lyn said...

Oh sounds like such fun I love Boston visited about ten years ago now and would love to visit again.

Donna Maria @ Indie Business said...

What fun! Thanks for sharing the photo and the smiles. I love how exciting it is. I am having fun seeing you have so much fun!

backporchsoap said...

Anne-Marie, yes very fun. And I love it when new soapmakers join us. I just put a face to a name that I had heard for a few years. Lyn, Boston is a fun city...with crazy drivers! Donna Maria, a few mimosas and bloody mary's kicked in extra fun at the brunch!

Deb from Peterman Brook Herb Farm said...

Lots of happy faces!

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