Our Story

  • Hello!

    We are Lucy and Caitlin, a mother-daughter duo behind Topo Pino. In 2017, we decided to revitalize the name Topo Pino and start a family business.

    Our mission is to inspire people to connect with the beauty of the natural world and find joy in life's simple pleasures. Through our hand-poured candles and sustainable goods, we aim to create and curate products that bring comfort and promote a sense of well-being. Incorporating elements of nature into our daily lives can cultivate a greater appreciation for the world around us and create a more sustainable future.  

    Topo Pino has a rich history as the former summer location for the Boston Cooking School in the early 1900s. The school gained worldwide fame after the 1896 publication of "The Boston Cooking School Cook Book" by its principal, Fannie Merritt Farmer. Janet McKenzie Hill, a prominent culinary reformist, named the property Topo Pino and ran the school's summer sessions there.

    For over 55 years, our family has owned Topo Pino, which sits on the Maine/New Hampshire border. Lucy's father, "Doc," a celebrated WWII veteran and Princeton graduate, purchased the property in 1967 after seeing a small ad in the back of Yankee Magazine. Although Doc passed away shortly before Caitlin was born, we forged ahead with his dream, and in the process, discovered our own.

  • Topo Pino, Lucy D'Agostino Crowe and Caitlin Crowe

    Topo Pino's mother-daughter duo, Lucy + Caitlin