July 4th is one of my favorite holidays. There’s nothing more wholesome than relaxing outdoors with family and friends. Honestly, who doesn’t love picnics and fireworks?! I also like that the holiday encourages us to honor our freedom and independence—which we all probably take for granted the remaining 364 days of the year.
July is always a big month for Follain, too, as it marks the anniversary of our company. This particular July, the Follain family had even more to celebrate!
- We were named Boston’s Best Beauty Boutique, by The Improper Bostonian, again this year. It means so much to us to receive accolades like these—especially given that our beauty options are so different than the conventional options available in Boston, and elsewhere. These awards support our movement for health; not just our stores!
- Speaking of honors, Women's Wear Daily included me on their list of beauty execs under 40, who are “rewriting the rules of the industry.” Again, this just supports the impact of our movement; we couldn’t be happier!
- July 1st marked the third birthday of our business, and our original South End Boston store. Wow, does time fly!
- Finally, and most importantly, I’m pleased to share that my husband James and I welcomed our first child, Henry Hoxie Foley, on June 9th. Henry is amazing, and while he may not realize it, he has inspired a whole new level of health and wellness for my family. I’ve already learned so much during these first few weeks of Henry’s life, and I look forward to sharing more as journey our continues.
While there is tons to celebrate this month, we also look forward to taking advantage of the slower pace of summer—to kick back and relax. We hope you do the same! See you out there!