Thoughts on July from Tara

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!



Comments on this post ( 5 )

  • Jul 13, 2016

    Hi Tara, first of all, congratulations to you on the new baby! What a joy! I am very excited to hear the news. I also wanted to let you know that I am still a big fan, first meeting you in the South End when you first opened your store…I still use the RMS products but learned a lot from the emails. I love the ’can’t live without’ section…that is so cool..can’t wait to try some new products!
    I also stopped in your shop in Nantucket the first Summer you opened there. My husband and I were there for a few days before the 4th of July and it was still quiet…I rememeber saying to you..‘just wait!’ and i guess you have really ‘launched’! so congratulations.
    I love your products, love what you are about and cant wait to see you again some time in the South End or maybe in Nantucket soon as I would love to get over even for a day/night.
    Wishing you all the best and congratulations once again!
    Love the emails!
    Carole Schroeder

    — Carole Schroeder

  • Jul 08, 2016

    Congratulations, Tara! Henry is gorgeous! And congrats on your three year anniversary. I’m so glad that Follain is here in DC. :-)

    — Caroline Kenney

  • Jul 07, 2016

    Welcome to the family, Lil’ Henry! Congrats Tara and James!

    — Patrice

  • Jul 06, 2016
    Congratulations to you and James and to Follain! Amazing accomplishments! Lots of love.

    — Gabrielle

  • Jul 06, 2016

    Congrats on all of the above But, mostly the baby ! And June 9 was my 60th and my grandson17th ( born on my birthday? Best gift ever!). You’re a mom now and will forever changed Blessed for sure. Good luck. I hope one day to visit a store, I live only 50 miles south of B-town
    Many more blessing to all if you

    — Linda

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