Living It Up with Gabrielle Martin

Gabrielle Martin, Hingham Anchor Lifestyle Contributor (Photo by Joshua Ross)

Gabrielle Martin is a 22-year-old Hingham resident who recently Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts with a BA in Writing, Literature, and Publishing. In her four years of college, she spent two semesters overseas. As a sophomore, Gabrielle studied in the Netherlands at Emerson’s European Center.  This past fall, she attended the American College of Greece, the oldest American-accredited college in Europe. Gabrielle absolutely loves to travel and her all-time favorite locations she’s been are Amsterdam, Donegal, and, of course, Hingham, Massachusetts!

We are so excited that Gabrielle is joining the Hingham Anchor team as a lifestyle contributor.  She will be using her journalism, writing and publishing background to highlight the best Hingham has to offer from food, restaurants, style & design, travel, and more!  Have a great story idea for Gabrielle?  Feel free to reach out to [email protected].

Hingham, meet Gabrielle.

Tell us a little bit about yourself; your background, family members, passions, etc.

I moved to Hingham the summer before my sophomore year of high school with my mom, who was born and raised here, to be closer to our family that lives in town; I, however, was born and raised in Central Massachusetts on a tree farm. I very much enjoyed relocating to the South Shore. I had never lived so close to the sea before! Now, I don’t think I could ever live far from the ocean.

I currently work part-time as a contributing writer creating lifestyle content for the Hingham Anchor, and I also freelance for Cherry Editorial, a Tampa-based digital marketing agency where I oversee content management and advertising outreach.

My interests include activism, fashion, film, literature, travel, and writing. I love baking, the beach, breakfast foods, coffee, magazines, trying new recipes, winter weather, and hanging at home with my dogs, Ebenezer and Winnifred.

What made you interested in joining the Hingham Anchor team?

I find the Hingham Anchor to be such an impressive example of local news! It’s a trusted resource in delivering factual information on all-things-Hingham in a new way. I am a huge believer in the importance of local journalism. I also think it will be a great way for me to become better-informed and more involved in my community!

What do you hope to add to the Hingham Anchor?

I hope to contribute unique and engaging additions to the lifestyle section. I also hope to build my credibility with the community so that readers can feel comfortable taking my suggestions seriously!

What do you love most about Hingham?

My favorite thing about Hingham is how beautiful it is in every season. I missed the foliage last fall (and most of the winter!), so I’m really looking forward to seeing the trees change around town this autumn. There’s nothing like Hingham’s first snow, either! Town turns into a sleepy greeting card. There’s just so much ambiance and charm here.

Favorite local spots?

Turkey Hill is my all-time favorite, though World’s End is a close contender! I also love exploring Wompatuck State Park!

What is one thing on your bucket list?

Horseback riding on a beach.

Do you have a hidden talent?

I was a competitive child figure skater!

Favorite vacation spot?

The Greek Islands! I’d go back in a heartbeat, and I’m hoping to–a few of my college friends and I are trying to start saving for a trip once travel is cleared.

During my time studying in Athens, I visited four Greek islands: Kos, Corfu, Mykonos, and Santorini. They were all absolutely incredible, so beautiful and so vastly unique, yet all charming and picturesque! The food is so fresh and the coffee is strong; the climate is incredible and the water is Listerine blue, clear, and warm–what more could you want? If you’re ever looking for travel tips, send me a message! I’d be happy to help.

What's one thing people may not know about you?

One thing people may not know about me is I love making playlists.

 

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