Boston Common - 2016 - Issue 1 - Spring - Naomi Watts

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MoMent Shot here by Boston society photographer Michael Blanchard, international superstar Sting serenaded the Lenny Zakim Fund Benefit in November to support another one of his passions: international activism. We say, bravo!

Sting Along

A thick beard has softened the razor-sharp cheekbones, but there’s still more than a few rebellious bristles poking around in there. Come on. It’s Sting. When he took the stage at the Lenny Zakim Fund Benefit on November 12,

the 64-year-old musician did not speak many words. He didn’t need to. His voice, lyrics, and guitar strings told the story—the evolution from the raw, hard-edged lead singer of The Police to a multiple award-winning industry

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veteran, international activist, and father of six. The songs—“Roxanne,” “Message in a Bottle”— crackled with soul. He had been invited to Boston to perform by his close friend, Bobby Sager, with whom he works on

many charitable causes. On this night, the mission was raising awareness and donations for the Lenny Zakim Fund, which supports emerging grassroots organizations. Zakim, the late executive director of the New England Region

of the Anti-Defamation League, believed that one person could make a difference in fighting injustice. Sting did not know Zakim, but had learned about him. “He and I,” he told the audience, “we would have got on.”

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contents spring 2016

10 // MoMent 26 // Letter froM the editor-in-Chief 28 // Letter froM the PubLisher 30 // the List 33 // invited

Scene 41 // heeL thYseLf The Currier Museum of Art steps it up by spotlighting the stiletto.

42 // booK it

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The Mandarin Oriental adds sparkle to the day-to-day with a pop-up Champagne lounge.

The Boston Calendar wants to fill your social… well, calendar!

44 // AnGeL hAir A Boston hair guru shares her Victoria’s secrets.

46 // instA-dinner PArtY The Boston Calendar wants to get you out to the Boston Calling mega-concert, plus other must-attend events around town.

Home-delivered dinners arrive at Boston’s doorstep.

48 // CArrie on! Country music sweetheart Carrie Underwood rolls through town.

50 // ContACt sPort Bubble Soccer bounces onto the national stage.

52 // Mind the GAP Gap-year students find a new curriculum: real life.

54 // bubbLinG over The Mandarin Oriental pours an ode to Champagne.

56 // surf And turf Posh fish/steakhouse Ocean Prime lands at the Seaport.

58 // the Guide Where to eat and drink in Boston right now.

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Wunderkind designerto-the-stars Zac Posen adds his sophisticated touch to all-American sportswear brand Brooks Brothers.

65 // ZAC’S NEXT ACT Zac Posen adds another fashion feather to his celeb-rated cap as Brooks Brothers’ creative director.

68 // HIP-HOP TO IT! The ’90s are back in Guess’s fab-collab with A$AP Rocky.

77 // IT TAKES TWO The sisters-in-law duo behind Veronica Beard delivers Boston’s society uniform.

78 // IT’S SHOWTIME! Bold colors, patterns, and textures bring all-the-fun-of-the-fair flair to spring accessories.

80 // BIG CITY BLUES 70 // GOOD THINGS COME… …in exclusive packages. For spring, that means inspired capsule collections.

Blue has once again made it onto eyelids for spring. But can you rock this runway trend on the streets?

82 // PLAY ON! 72 // SHAPE SHIFTER Eyebrows: love the ones you’ve got, re-create the ones you want.

Designer Caroline Leed is helping Boston kids be kids.

84 // Q-ING UP Nate Borgelt keeps New England ticking with haute horlogerie.

Audi debuts the 2017 Q7, a family-friendly SUV that punches above its weight.

76 // HANLEY MADE

86 // THE GUIDE

Society darling Nicole Hanley brings Havana nights to town.

Boutiques, spas, salons… Welcome to your most indulgent Boston.

74 // THE WATCHMAN

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Boston kids get dressed up to play at Smiling Button.

photography courtesy of brooks brothers (posen); by caroline leed (smiling button)

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contents FEATURES 92 // MEGA WATTS The high-voltage, up-downand-durable star of this spring’s super-movie sequel The Divergent Series: Allegiant, Naomi Watts has been kicking butt on-screen—and off—for 25 years. And winning.

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Following a lauded 2015 is a project-packed 2016 for British star Naomi Watts, who is stealing the Hollywood scene—yet again. Embroidered dress, Erdem ($3,140). Saks Fifth Avenue, The Shops at Prudential Center, 617-262-8500; saks.com. 18k gold Double-Fan earrings ($2,625) and 18k rose-gold pear and marquis diamond split ring

98 // SPRING FEVER Bold! Daring! Distinctive! The season’s boundary-breaking trends are making us high!

110 // THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL Mesdames et messieurs! The 2016 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie in Geneva unveils the year’s most exquisite watches from the industry’s Swiss masters.

($3,675), Anita Ko. Neiman Marcus, Copley Place, 617-5363660; neimanmarcus.com. 18k rose-gold Juste un Clou diamond ring, Cartier ($4,000). 40 Newbury St., 617-262-3300; cartier.us. 18k rose-gold and pale champagne diamond Zipper band, Eva Fehren ($3,465). Barneys New York, Copley Place, 617-385-3300; barneys.com

SPACE 115 // AKRI-TECTURE Swiss fashion house Akris honors its architectural inspirations with a new Boston boutique.

118 // SERENITY FOUND Two rising-star chefs bring serenissima to the South End.

120 // POSITIVE ENERGY Two green champions go for the gusto with a 100-percent sustainable dream home.

122 // GROUND COVERS Eric Haydel’s new rug collection speaks to a colorful spring.

The Hotel Commonwealth knocks its renovation out of the park.

126 // EMPRESS INDIA Lifestyle guru India Hicks brings her royal designs to town.

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Swiss fashion house Akris presents architectural/ sartorial splendor in its new three-story boutique in the Back Bay.

spring 2016 128 // ALL THAT GLITTERS IS GREEN Whether it’s an inner-city rooftop or an expansive backyard, you can transform any outdoor space into a luscious garden. Here’s how.

132 // THE GUIDE From interior decorating and furniture to landscape design, here are the people and places behind your mega-home makeover.

PARTING SHOT 144 // SOCIAL INTEL Boston Common shares the city’s top-secret tidbits.

Photography by Warwick Saint Styling by Jeanann Williams at The Wall Group Prop and Set Design by Kerry Reardon at RayBrownPro.com Furniture and props from PrettyProps.com Flowers by L’Atelier Rouge Hair by Chris McMillan for Living Proof at Solo Artists Makeup by Tyron Machhausen at The Wall Group Manicure by Chanel celebrity manicurist Gina Viviano using Chanel Le Vernis

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on the cover: Naomi Watts Dress, Giorgio Armani (price on request). 22 Newbury St., 617267-3200; armani.com. 18k white-gold Classic Diamond pavé earrings ($5,300) and 18k white-gold Classic Diamond Art Deco bangle ($5,400), Roberto Coin. Saks Fifth Avenue, The Shops at Prudential Center, 617-262-8500; saks.com


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LETTER From THE EDITor-IN-CHIEF

All hAil spring! it’s a fresh beginning—and for us, too. Boston Common sports a whole new look and feel—color-popped pages and wildly fun stories, packed with the who, what, when, and where you need to know for living the Boston life to the max this spring and beyond. Dig in! Earmark your favorites, stuff a page or two in your pockets… We’ve broken it down into three portfolios: a sassy scene section, with city coverage ranging from bubbly champagne to bubble soccer, that guides across the hippest and hottest news about town; a chic style section, showcasing the very best fashion (hanley, Veronica Beard) and beauty trends (blue eye masks?) for spring; and space, which highlights Boston’s exceptional interior design, architecture, and real estate talent, as well as groovy home goods. And, since it wouldn’t be spring without blossoming gardens, we’ve also included a special feature on growing your best home garden ever. speaking of flowers and such, everything will be coming up roses at the pink Agenda Boston’s inaugural gala on March 19 at the Epicenter. Co-chaired by young professionals samantha strauss hanman, haley lamson, leah Culver, Julia Kenney, and laura Maloney, the pink Agenda aims to raise funds for breast cancer research and, ultimately, a cure. Boston Common is a proud media partner, and i am honored to be an attendee.

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Toasting the holidays at Boston Common’s annual festive Gift Gala with resident photographer extraordinaire, Eric Levin. Thanks to the Mandarin Oriental for hosting!


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February in boston never exactly feels like spring is just around the corner, but we all know it is. and this season is all about renewing, revising, and refreshing with new wardrobes, new routines, a new look. With our passion for all things luxury as radiant as ever, it was time to give ourselves a facelift. after 10 years of celebrating our city’s best and brightest, we can now look around and see all the great changes boston has experienced. From new residential buildings like Millennium tower, with new retail shops and restaurants, to an entirely new neighborhood in the seaport district (it was merely a parking lot when we first started), the city is

growing—and so are we. We are thrilled to unveil a fresh and updated look for 2016. inside this issue, you’ll find we’re aiming to respond to the way people are consuming information and content these days: they want it clear, compelling, and quick. to that end, we present a crisp new format, in a gorgeous, more modern look, with an emphasis on beautiful visuals and to-the-point editorials designed to keep you up to date on the people you need to know and the places you need to go. in other words, count on us to deliver the latest and greatest that boston has to offer. after all, everyone needs a little touch-up every now and again. (Can anyone say botox?)

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Editor-in-Chief Lisa Pierpont and I were delighted to host our colleagues, (from left) Group Publisher Dan Uslan and Group Editor JP Anderson, of Michigan Avenue magazine, at Davio’s with owner Steve DiFillippo. below left: Tommy Gambino and Juliann Gold of just-launched Gambino Spirits spent much of Boston Common’s annual Gift Guide Gala, at the Mandarin Oriental, quenching thirsts with their Italianmade prosecco.



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Kathy Griffin

Gina Larossa

Brian Fligor

Jorgen Weikert

Juliann Gold

Loic Leperlier

John MacDonald

Lydia Santangelo

Kristin Johnson

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Samantha McKeon

Peter Stringer

Rachel Norman

Ron Petraitis

Albert Kriemler

Nicole Hanley

Julianne Moore

Michael Philips

Jeff Garber

Mary Lewey

Corbin Olson

Bill Larossa

Frederick Anderson

Jesse Eisenberg

India Hicks

Chris Cooper

Gina Mancino

Brent Morin

Ashley Hess

Sacha Pfeiffer

Amy Adams

Kat Hess

Erika Laurie

Camilla Richetelli

Tom Gambino

Hasan Jafri

Juliann Gold

Christopher Peacock

Brittany Motill

Ted Dintersmith

Molly Biscone

Melissa McCarthy

Chris Ferraro

Henry Cavill

Beth Schaefer

David Sigler

Olivia Pierce

Michael Terry

Adam Buxbaum

Kate Zachry

Richard Chacon

Jeremy Kent

Rebecca Skudder

Nick Foley

Patty McIntyre

Jonathan Wright

Damon RoseÂ

Katie Roche

Jeffrey Leathe

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INVITED

UnMask CanCer Gala

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Actress Eliza Dush Lights Up Boston’s DAnAFArBer BeneFit. The second annual UnMask Cancer gala, presented by the Mandarin Oriental, Boston, was held at the Seaport’s District Hall. The event raised nearly $200,000 for The Jimmy Fund, supporting adult and pediatric cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. It was a night that shimmered and shined with captivating CONTINUED...

An actress unmasked! Eliza Dushku graces the UnMask Cancer gala to benefit pediatric cancer research at the Dana-Farber institute.

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INVITED entertainment and a delicious dinner. More than 250 guests in masks and cocktail attire had their photos taken on the gold carpet before entering the civic center’s unique space. The evening included an electronic violinist, neon dancers, a light-up dance floor, and an innovative online auction.

Kerri and John Resnick

Arvina Moja and Timothy Rutland

Will Murray, Megan Finkle, James Czapla, and Sarah Crawford

Rachael and Samantha Boland

Sara and Kevin Flight

Stacey Lucchino and Tiffany Ortiz_

Richard Hamilton, Craig Sager, and Ray Allen

Josh Wolf and Bethany Ashton Wolf

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Richard Lawson and Tina Knowles

Johnny and Michelle Damon with David Ortiz

DAVID ORTIZ CELEBRITY GOLF CLASSIC Beloved “Big Papi” hosted his eighth annual David Ortiz Celebrity Golf Classic at the Sanctuary resort and Punta Espada golf course in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. More than 300 guests attended the four-day event, including scores of athletes and celebrities, such as Eliza Dushku and Beyonce’s mother, Tina Knowles. The event netted more than $300,000 for the David Ortiz Children’s Fund, which provides critical pediatric healthcare in the Dominican Republic and New England through partnerships with the World Pediatric Project, Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, and more.

Will Middlebrooks and Jenny Dell with Tiffany and David Ortiz

PHOTOGRAPH BY MICHAEL BLANCHARD (UNMASK); PETE STAPLES AND CHAZ NIELL FOR THE DAVID ORTIZ CELEBRITY GOLF CLASSIC (ORTIZ)

Carrie and Edward Winchman with Annise and Dan Hoaglund


Ellen Hildebrand

Veronica Sagherian and Aly Strasnick

Samantha and Jonathan Hanman with Jamie Golden and Michael Winston

GIFT GUIDE GALA Boston Common celebrated its annual Holiday Gift Guide Gala at the Mandarin Oriental, Boston. More than 400 trendsetters and boldfaced names were greeted with signature cocktails made with elit by Stolichnaya vodka. The gala was presented by Land Rover, which showcased the new 2016 Land Rover Discover and 2016 Range Rover Evoque. Attendees purchased raffle tickets to win fantastic prizes, which helped raise more than $7,000 to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay. Partners included Gambino Prosecco, Mandarin Oriental Spa, Chateau d’Esclans, Saks Fifth Avenue, Simon Pearce, Audio Video Intelligence, Adamas Fine Jewelers, and more.

Tommy Gambino and Juliann Gold Dysson Villarson and Ladi Ola

Daniela Corte

Ryan Montoni, Ross Hardigan, and Willie Wolfman

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Brian and Sherry Kelly

Andres and Lana Arzapalo

Mary Lewey and Cassidy Spiess

Alex and Gene Ciccolo

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Bobby Sager and Alan Chebot

Josh Zakim and Joseph Kennedy III

Sting with Jessica and Sam Slater

LENNY ZAKIM FUND 20TH ANNIVERSARY The Lenny Zakim Fund celebrated its 20th anniversary with more than 500 donors and supporters (including City Councilor Josh Zakim, Mayor Marty Walsh, and Congressman Joseph Kennedy III) at the Revere Hotel’s Space 57. Chaired by film producer Sam Slater, the event, which raised some $1.5 million for the Lenny Zakim fund, featured live and silent auctions, tasting stations, and musical performances by DiverCity Band of Zumix (a grant

Ken and Ellen Slater

Peggy Pappas and Jay Jentz

Victoria Pappas and Candice Klapman

Jude Goldman, Natalica Tracy, and Cristina Brinkerhoff Mayor Marty Walsh

Bill Rancic Arthur Winn and Mark Sokoll

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recipient) and 16-time Grammy award winner Sting.


Clem and Stephanie Benenson

Mary Lynch Witkowski, Erika Witkowski, Elizabeth de Montrichard, and Peter Lynch

Tom and Monica Healey with Kim and Jonathan Guerster

PEABODY ESSEX IMAGINE GALA The Peabody Essex Museum hosted Imagine, its annual gala, auction, and dance party to raise funds for outreach, public programs, and education. The evening was held in honor of the late Carolyn Lynch.

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BOSTON HOME DÉCOR SHOW GALA PREVIEW The inaugural Boston Home Décor Show Gala Preview to benefit DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS) took place at the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts. More than 300 guests attended and were the first to see and shop a wide array of historic, modern, and contemporary furnishings, fine art, and design.

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SCENE EVERYBODY ’S TALKING ABOUT

HEEL THYSELF THE CURRIER MUSEUM OF ART STEPS IT UP BY SPOTLIGHTING THE STILETTO.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JAY ZUKERKORN (HEEL); FLAT DESIGN (BACKGROUND)

BY JARED BOWEN

The Currier Museum of Art takes an audacious step in its newest show, Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe, on view through May 15. The exhibit chronicles the full history of heels in all their forms, functions—and nuanced meanings. “They’re certainly meant to be sexy and powerful,” says Currier assistant curator Samantha Cataldo. “But they’re also a little dangerous.” Among the 150 shoes on view, you’ll find many pairs that have framed famous feet. But this isn’t just any old Sex in the City survey. The show traces the whole story of heels from the 1700s to today—that men actually wore heels first (in 18th-century French courts); the way the steel used in skyscrapers is implemented in towering stilettos; how shoe architecture informs the gait of a Japanese geisha (even to this day); and more. Call it a well-heeled history. 150 Ash St., Manchester, NH, 603-669-6144; currier.org

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“HEELS ARE CERTAINLY MEANT TO BE SEXY AND POWERFUL, BUT THEY’RE ALSO A LITTLE DANGEROUS.” —SAMANTHA CATALDO

Yes, it’s a shoe: The outré Beyond Wilderness heel is a collab between Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen and design house United Nude, which specializes in high heels.

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BOOK IT THE BOSTON CALENDAR WANTS TO FILL YOUR SOCIAL… WELL, CALENDAR! BY LISA PIERPONT

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Boston Calendar’s Jim Martinho and Sean O’Connor, photographed here at the Zakim bridge, bring the city’s hottest tickets—like annual music mega-festival Boston Calling (ABOVE AND LEFT)—to the people.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY MIKE DISKIN (BOSTON CALLING); KOLBY KNIGHT (MARTINHO)

Blame the Boston Tea Party. In 1773, the Sons of Liberty set the precedent for odd and curious occurrences on our New England turf. Now, three native Bostonians plan to expose their city to that living legacy by creating, chronicling, and curating wildly awesome, and often quirky, events. Sean O’Connor, Saurav Bhattacharyya, and Jim Martinho make up The Boston Calendar, a website and newsletter showcasing off-the-beaten-path parties, lectures, concerts—you name it. There’s the “How to Lose your Boston Accent” class in Back Bay, a Bavarian brass band parade on Spectacle Island, and a parking space pop-up party in Cambridge. “I started [Boston Calendar] because I had had enough of hearing friends complain that there weren’t cool things to do here,” says O’Connor, a former filmmaker, whose Craigslist job listing landed him writer Jim Martinho, the voice behind the site’s snappy personality. The duo, along with engineer Bhattacharyya, plan to expand the business across five cities, incorporating event production and using the site as a kind of Airbnb for venues. Party on! thebostoncalendar.com



scene people

Even angels need a little help: At the Victoria’s Secret fashion show in December, Kendall Jenner and 44 other supermodels turned to Back Bay-based hair stylist Jana Rago for en vogue buns and “effortless” waves.

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Angel Hair FRESH FROM THE VICTORIA’S SECRET FASHION SHOW, HAIR GURU Jana Rago LOOKS AHEAD TO A STYLISH SPRING. by jessica bowne

Surrounded by ivory corsets, metallic feathers, knee-high gladiators, and more than a few worldfamous supermodels, Jana Rago wielded her blow-dryer like a warrior. The look—sun-kissed, wavy hair—is a piece of cake for Rago. Make that angel cake, for Salon Àcôté’s celebrity hairstylist was backstage at the epic Victoria’s Secret fashion show, styling Gigi Hadid, Adriana Lima, Kendall Jenner, and 43 other angels. “This was a big dream of mine for a very long time,” says Rago, 34, of the December extravaganza. No wonder. Between the broadcast and its social media coverage, her hairstyling was seen by some 30 million viewers. Now, at her Back Bay salon, Rago—who’s also styled for Saint Laurent, Hermès, and Balmain— shares her favorite spring styles (effortless waves, perfect buns), accessories (embellished headbands and barrettes), and products (Oribe, Bed Head, and L’Oreal sprays) with her fellow Bostonians. Take flight! 132NewburySt.,617-2625111; salonacote.com

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SCENE FOOD

INSTADINNER PARTY HOME-DELIVERED DINNERS ARRIVE AT BOSTON’S DOORSTEP. BY OLIVIA PIERCE

You. You’re busy—you don’t even have time to grocery shop! No worries, power player: the newest wave in food is ingredient delivery, which ships to your door everything you need to whip up a delicious (and healthy) meal. Three of the best companies are based right here in Boston, meaning dinner’s just a click away.

Purple Carrot: This plant-based food service counts former New York Times food columnist Mark Bittman as a cofounder, and delivers the necessaries for delicious dinners like chickpea-and-squash tagine. thepurplecarrot.com Just Add Cooking: Expect a bright orange box filled with locally sourced mushrooms for veggie tacos and asparagus for a spring risotto. justaddcooking.com

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Boston-based ingredient delivery services like Purple Carrot, whose offerings include mushroom pho with fresh tofu skins (PICTURED), are moving some of the city’s most exciting food into the home.

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Pantry: With recipe cards, instruction videos, and sommelier-picked wine pairings, weeknights are looking easier—and more elegant. “We want to elevate people’s everyday dinner,” says owner Dennis Lasko. Cue the turkey roulade and miso hake. pantrystores.com


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scene hottest ticket

Carrie On! country music sweetheart Carrie underwood rolls through town.

Count to 20, and do it slowly. In that amount of time, Carrie Underwood can hold the same note— while soaring through three different octaves. That’s just one of the many talents Bostonians can expect to see from the 33-year-old Okie when her Storyteller tour swoops through TD Garden on February 23 for her first-ever concert in Boston. Since exploding onto the scene after winning American Idol’s fourth season, in 2005, Underwood has set and broken records galore, all while snapping up seven Grammy awards and 17 Billboard awards. Her fifth album, Storyteller, featuring the hit singles “Smoke Break” and “Heartbeat,” debuted atop the Billboard country charts upon its October release. Now, the Storyteller concert will showcase Underwood in all her girl-next-door charm (with a fun dash of diva) in a 360-degreerotating circular stage right smack in the middle of the Garden—in full view to meet her Boston fans. February 23 at 7:00 pm at TD Garden, 100 Legends Way; ticketmaster.com

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scene sports

ContaCt Sport BuBBle soccer bounces onto the national stage. by lisa pierpont

The ingredients: sneakers, a soccer ball… and a couple dozen inflatable “body bubbles.” It may sound like a bad reality show, but Bubble Soccer is the newest rage in (weird) competitive sports. The game? Soccer, as you know it—only that

each player is encased from the waist up in a supersized inflatable ball. What started as a joke among Norwegian friends in 2011 is now legitimately credentialed— games in Boston are played under the Framinghambased New England

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Bubble Soccer League— and managed by the National Association of Bubble Soccer, which recently made it to the finals on Shark Tank and heads up 39 leagues nationwide. Go figure. On the field, you’ll find

yourself screaming “Bubble up!” and being asked “Are you blown-up enough?” League President and former pro soccer player Ronaldo Vieira says safety and proper gear are imperative, but “so is having a wildly fun time!” Games

are played weekly (details are posted on social media), and private parties and tournaments can be organized anytime, anywhere. An inflated sense of humor is welcome. Deflategate jokes are not. newengland bubblesoccer.com

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Players encased in their plastic “bubbles” enjoy an acrobatic five-on-five game of bubble soccer in Medellín, Colombia. Bubble soccer is played in more than 20 countries and has professional leagues around the world.



scene travel

Mind the Gap A SeriAl entrepreneur StAr offerS gAp-yeAr StudentS A new curriculum: reAl life.

The ultimate field trip! Winterline students travel all over the world, including to Estes Park, Colorado, home to the Rocky Mountain National Park headquarters, to learn wilderness first aid.

Late night scuba diving in Panama, wilderness first aid in the Rockies, cooking in Cambodia, building robots in Germany… and there’s still six countries to go, as well as some 96 more skills to learn. This is a new kind of school, kids. Headquartered in Kendall Square, the Winterline Global Skills Program

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produces a nine-month gap year for high school graduates and college students. Its curriculum? Real life. Its classroom? The planet. Its purpose, via a non-curricular education, is to provide students a grade-A schooling on how to succeed in life—a goal that founder and serial entrepreneur Jeet Singh thinks colleges are getting

all wrong. “If the purpose of higher education is to provide young people with the tools to be enlightened and engaged citizens, help them to find fulfilling and productive careers, and to give them the skills to succeed in an increasingly competitive and globalized world, then it’s mostly been failing,” says Singh,

photography by nick manning. opposite page: by beth warsof (costa rica); nick manning (shunney, wyoming)

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At the Sea Turtle Conservancy in Tortuguero, Costa Rica, Winterline students such as Grafton native Molly Shunney (right) learned about marine life and ecology.

“i am experiencing things and seeing places i never could have dreamed of.” —molly shunney whose inaugural “class” of 16 students (from the US, Mexico, Nepal, India, Colombia, and Canada) completes the program’s first year this May. “Winterline hopes to fill a gap in these areas that are poorly addressed in their university curriculum.” Molly Shunney, a Grafton native in the inaugural class, might agree. She certainly didn’t learn bungee jumping or dairy farming at the University of Massachusetts. But she did in Costa Rica. “This program is changing my life,” she says. “I am experiencing things and seeing places that I never could have dreamed of.”

For Singh, that’s the point. “It seemed to me that young people were sorely lacking in basic life skills, resilience, and awareness of the world, well into young adulthood,” he says. “It also seemed that it was possible to teach many of these capabilities in a focused way at this very formative time of life.” Shunney hopes to land a job in sports management after Winterline. Though, whatever she pursues, she credits Winterline for instilling the right attitude. “I have learned how to live in the moment. I have a sense of peace,” she says. “It’s a big world out there.” winterline.com

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SCENE DRINK

BUBBLING OVER THE MANDARIN ORIENTAL POURS AN OVER-THE-TOP ODE TO CHAMPAGNE.

Brut La Française, including (fittingly enough) The Fireplace, with orange bitters, a splash of orange juice, and a twist; the French 776, with sugar and lemon; and the Mandarin Rosemary, with mandarin juice and rosemary syrup. Feeling peckish? Pair your bubbles with luxurious light bites—the bar’s food offerings include Osetra caviar with smoked salmon and buckwheat blinis and daily-rotating oysters served with red wine mignonette. 776 Boylston St., 617-535-8888; mandarinoriental.com

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If there is a perfect way to indulge in a bottle of bubbly, visiting the Champagne Taittinger pop-up bar at the überposh Mandarin Oriental just may be it. After seating yourself in one of the coveted tables near the hotel lobby fireplace, choose between two by-theglass selections or, should you find yourself particularly parched, six bottle options, including Taittinger’s 1998 Collection Series Zao Wou-Ki or 2006 Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs. The lounge also offers cocktails made with

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Scene dine

Sea and be seen: Ocean Prime dishes its famed seafood, like Chilean sea bass with whipped potatoes and champagne-truffle sauce, in nouveau steakhouse surroundings, including its swank bar (below), which is already the toast of the town.

Surf and Turf Posh fishhouse/ steakhouse ocean prime lands at the seaPort.

Who says you can’t have it all? Ocean Prime’s dual allegiance provides both the finned and clawed bounty of the Atlantic (the “Ocean”) and classic steakhouse fare (the “Prime”). Executive Chef Mitch Brumels oversees both the seafood (grouper with gnocchi, scallops with risotto) and raw bar as well as the prime filets and New York and Kansas City strips, which are broiled at 1,200 degrees and served with hearty sides like lobster-dotted mashed potatoes and creamed spinach. The steakhouse DNA is also

in the décor, with plush seating, a granite bar, and warm wood accents, plus a baby grand piano (and pianist) in the lounge. Paired with an awardwinning wine program offering more than 50 by-the-glass pours, Ocean Prime, which anchors luxury apartment complex 100 Pier 4, brings a beautiful package of old and new to Boston’s up-andcoming neighborhood. The (seasonal) cherry on top? A heated terrace for al fresco dining opens in late spring. 140 Seaport Blvd., 617-670-1345; ocean-prime.com

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OCEAN PRIME PROvIdEs bOth thE bOuNty Of thE AtlANtIC ANd ClAssIC stEAkhOusE fARE.

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scene: THe guide! From the Back Bay to the North eNd: BostoN’s very Best eats.

ECLECTIC

Atlantic Ave., 617-451-1234; trade-boston.com

Northern Ave., 617-477-2900; legalseafoods.com

Taj Cafe

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dine on New american fare at this swank spot in the five-star taj hotel. 15 Arlington St., 617-598-5255; tajhotels.com

chef ken oringer brings the south of spain to south end, serving up both modern and traditional spanish tapas (and pouring spanish wines). 1704 Washington St., 617-5364300; toro-restaurant.com

traditional seafood gets a contemporary, mediterranean twist at this upscale eatery across from Boston common. 1 Charles St S., 617-421-1200; ostraboston.com

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a “working man’s oyster bar,” row 34 pairs raw seafood with another Boston speciality: craft beer. 383 Congress St., 617-553-5900; row34.com

Towne STove & SpiriTS towne flaunts an eclectic, seafood-heavy menu in its trendy bi-level space in the heart of Back Bay. 900 Boylston St., 617-247-0400; towneboston.com

DINING EXCELLENCE STRIP by Strega, an all-new, high-energy concept by restaurateur Nick Varano, fuses the look and feel of a sophisticated, uber-modern steakhouse with that of a sleek, high-end lounge. STRIP by Strega is a neighborhood destination that caters to guests seeking a premier location for a business meeting, while simultaneously serving as Boston’s epicenter for exceptional, inspiring dishes, creative cocktails and upscale nightlife. STRIP by Strega is the perfect location for your next private event.

Xhale Located in the copley square hotel, Xhale serves creative spins on classic american dishes. 47 Huntington Ave., 617-536-9000; copley squarehotel.com/dining

mEd CuIsInE DoreTTa Taverna & raw Bar enjoy mediterranean meze while surrounded by contemporary art. 79 Park Plaza, 617-422-0008; dorettaboston.com

TraDe trade’s varied mediterranean menu—with international touches—accentuates the region’s small-plates tradition, here in a modern and stylish setting. 540

aTlanTiC fiSh Company head to the heart of the Back Bay for sophisticated, fresh seafood dining in a chic, upscale environment. 761 Boylston St., 617-267-4000; atlanticfishco.com

B&G oySTer Bar enjoy an exquisite raw bar and seafood menu at this intimate south end spot. 550 Tremont St., 617-423-0550; bandgoysters.com

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roweS wharf Sea Grille the perfect warm-weather spot, the chic-yet-casual sea Grille features a waterside patio. 70 Rowes Wharf, 617-856-7744; roweswharf seagrille.com

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don’t be “shellfish” and eat all of the oysters; Island creek’s raw bar is best enjoyed with friends and family. 500 Commonwealth Ave., 617532-5300; islandcreek oysterbar.com

Innovative takes on familiar/ favorite dishes define this elegant bistro in the heart of the city. 10 Avery St., 617574-7176; ritzcarlton.com

leGal harBorSiDe this three story eatery features some of Boston’s best fresh seafood alongside fantastic harbor views. 270

Cafe eSCaDrille this Burlington establishment’s american and continental dishes are heightened by the space’s timeless décor, which includes a long mahogany bar.

THE BOSTON RIVIERA Mistral is a sophisticated restaurant inside a gracious space, with light, fresh fare and an airy setting to match.

64 Arlington Street at Park Plaza

The décor is inspired by the south of France, and the

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elegant French-Mediterranean offerings of fsh, meats, 275 selections of wine. The South End hot spot even hosts private events in its intimate settings—should you want the Riviera all to yourself. 223 Columbus Ave., 617867-9300; mistralbistro.com

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thin-crust pizzas, homemade desserts, and more than


(Popular for private events and weddings!) 26 Cambridge St., Burlington, 781-273-1916; cafeescadrille.com

Clink RestauRant In a jail cell, behind bars: a novel setting in which to enjoy the modern American fare at Clink, in the Liberty Hotel, which was once a storied Charles Street jailhouse. 215 Charles St., 617-224-4004; clinkrestaurant.com

Deuxave Modern French-American cuisine finds its home in a chic, intimate space complete with a fireplace and bar. 371 Commonwealth Ave., 617-517-5915; deuxave.com

MeRitage This Waterfront staple is known for exceptional Harbor views and a superb wine program, with a “vineyard-toplate” culinary emphasis. 70 Rowes Wharf, 617-439-3995; meritagetherestaurant.com

Met BaCk Bay Gourmet New American fare meets classic steakhouse cuisine at this cozy Back Bay eatery. 279 Dartmouth St., 617267-0451; metbackbay.com

Oak lOng BaR & kitChen Try handcrafted cocktails and a farm-to-table menu at this new American brasserie in the Fairmont Copley Plaza. 138 St James Ave., 617-585-7222; oaklongbarkitchen.com

OCean PRiMe Steak and fish—in a polished, wood-accented dining room—are the dual focuses of this new-to-town modern American eatery. 140 Seaport Blvd., 617-670-1345; ocean-prime.com

POst 390 This cozy, contemporary spot dishing out farm-totable fare boasts several fireplaces. 406 Stuart St.,

617-399-0015; post390restaurant.com

PReCinCt kitChen & BaR Quietly tucked away in the Loews hotel, Precinct offers a surf and turf-inflected menu and creative cocktails. 154 Berkeley St., 617-532-3827; precinctkitchenandbar.com

PuRitan & COMPany

tOwnsMan A chic space for classic New England bites, Townsman focuses on prime meats and big seafood spreads. 120 Kingston St., 617-993-0750; townsmanboston.com

fRENCH BaR BOuluD

Find classic New England cuisine at this trendy Cambridge café. 1166 Cambridge St., Cambridge, 617-615-6195; puritan cambridge.com

This hip bistro, located in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, flaunts chef Daniel Boulud’s more casual fare, including seafood, burgers, and charcuterie. 776 Boylston St., 617535-8800; barboulud.com

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As the name suggests, this Copley Place restaurant is all about pork—and, pork’s best accompaniment: beer. 130 Dartmouth St., 617-536-6200; thesaltypig.com

Enjoy contemporary French fare in this unique, converted former factory in the heart of Boston’s Innovation District. 49 Melcher St., 617-5568000; bastillekitchen.net

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Stephanie’s is a classic Boston restaurant for American eats, with outdoor patio seating. 190 Newbury St., 617-2360990; stephanies restaurantgroup.com

sweet Cheeks q At Southern-inspired eatery Sweet Cheeks Q, barbecue trays, flavorful sides, and ultra-tasty cocktails are served up at family-style communal tables. 1381 Boylston St., 617-266-1300; sweetcheeksq.com

ten taBles Highlighting local ingredients, this seasonal eatery offers inventive American dishes. 597 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, 617-5248810; tentables.net

tOP Of the huB With unbeatable 360-degree views of the city, enjoy the full city experience at this upscale restaurant atop the Prudential Center. 800 Boylston St., 617536-1775; topofthehub.net

This bistro offers authentic cuisine from the South of France and head-on views of the Public Garden. 272 Boylston St., 617-426-7878; bistrodumidi.com

gaslight BRasseRie Du COin This lively South End brasserie serves classic French eats in a stylish, modern dining room. 560 Harrison Ave., 617-4220224; gaslight560.com

THE BEST IN LUXURY BOUTIQUE HOTELS Our 1903 landmark Beaux Arts building stands at the crest of Beacon Hill in the most historic city in America. Through its doors, Fifteen Beacon Hotel offers distinguished and discreet personalized service. Amenities at Fifteen Beacon positively defne luxury. 15 Beacon Street www.xvbeacon.com 617.670.1500

l’esPalieR Experience L’Espalier’s prix-fixe menus of high-end, modern French cuisine in one of the restaurant’s four luxe dining rooms. 774 Boylston St., 617-262-3023; lespalier.com

la vOile Authentic French dishes— salade Lyonnaise, moules frites, boeuf bourguignon— find their home in this cozy Back Bay bistro. 261 Newbury St., 617-587-4200; lavoileboston.net

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scene The guide troquet To complement its modern French cuisine, this Theater District bistro boasts what is likely Boston’s most impressive wine list. 140 Boylston St., 617-695-9463; troquetboston.com

iTALiAN ArAgostA BAr And Bistro This Italian eatery is known for its terrace with views of Boston Harbor—in addition to its locally sourced Italian fare. 3 Battery Wharf, 617-994-

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9001; aragostabistro.com

coppA Tapas go Italian-style at this Shawmut hot spot specializing in pizzas, pastas, and charcuterie. 253 Shawmut Ave., 617-3910902; coppaboston.com

dAnte Panoramic views of the Charles River and Boston skyline complement chef Dante de Magistris’s ever-creative Italian cuisine. 40 Edwin H. Land Blvd., Cambridge, 617-497-4200; restaurantdante.com

dAvio’s An upscale Northern Italian steakhouse, Davio’s is also home to one of Boston’s most extensive wine lists. 75 Arlington St., 617-3574810; davios.com

LuccA This sophisticated Northern Italian bistro in Boston’s North End goes beyond the classics with a creative menu utilizing seasonal produce. 226 Hanover St., 617-742-9200; luccaboston.com

riALto restAurAnt Chef Jody Adams crafts award-winning, Italianinspired dishes from local ingredients at this Cambridge staple off of

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Harvard Square. 1 Bennett St., Cambridge, 617-6615050; rialto-restaurant.com

scAMpo Located in the chic lobby of the Liberty Hotel, Scampo is famous for sophisticated Italian cuisine (with culinary touches from the Mediterranean and Middle East) as well as its renowned “mozzarella bar.” 15 Charles St., 617-536-2100; scampoboston.com

soreLLinA Enjoy exceptional Italian cuisine in a subdued and elegant setting. 1 Huntington Ave., 617-412-4600; sorellinaboston.com

AsiAN douzo Find fresh sushi and other Japanese fare at this lounge-like Back Bay restaurant. 131 Dartmouth St., 617-859-8886; douzosushi.com

eMpire restAurAnt And Lounge With an already-beloved bar and lounge scene, Empire is a trendy and energetic Pan-Asian addition to the Seaport District. 1 Marina Park Dr., 617-295-0001; empireboston.com

hAru Famous for its classic and inventive sushi rolls, in addition to other Japanese dishes, this sleek chain holds court at the Prudential Center. 55 Huntington Ave., 617-536-0770; harusushi.com

hojoko

Boston’s finest sake services, O Ya offers an extravagant, prix-fixe grand omakase tasting experience in its luxurious space in the Leather District. 9 East St., 617-654-9900; o-ya .restaurant/o-ya-boston

tiger MAMA “Fresh,” “spicy,” and “earthy” describe the main flavor foci of Tiger Mama’s Southeast Asian-inspired menu. 1363 Boylston St., 617-425-6262; tigermamaboston.com

sTEAKHOUsEs ABe & Louie’s Boston’s uber-classic, comfortable steakhouse lives in the Back Bay. 793 Boylston St., 617-536-6300; abeandlouies.com

Bokx 109 Enjoy steak and seafood to the tune of live music at this swanky American Prime restaurant at the Hotel Indigo. 399 Grove St., Newton, 617-454-3399; bokx109prime.com

Boston chops This modern steakhouse, located in the South End, features high ceilings, woodrich décor, and a nose-to-tail cooking philosophy. 1375 Washington St., 617-227-5011; bostonchops.com

the cApitAL griLLe This Back Bay institution is the classic, go-to fine dining steakhouse in Boston. 900 Boylston St., 617-262-8900; thecapitalgrille.com

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A sophisticated sushi restaurant, Hojoko also focuses on craft beers and cocktails. 1271 Boylston St., 617-670-0507; hojoko boston.com

This ever-elegant steakhouse is celebrated for its surf-andturf specialities. 161 Berkeley St., 617-542-2255; grill23.com

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Visit any of this fine-dining steakhouse’s many Boston locations for classic,

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opulent décor and upscale fare. 101 Arlington St., 617-423-1112; smithand wollensky.com

French and Italian cuisines. 354 Congress St., 617-7370099; mentonboston.com

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Try this Beacon Hill classic for its elegant prix-fixe tasting and bar menus. 9 Park St., 617-742-9991; no9park.com

Located in the Boston Park Plaza Hotel, this Northern Italian steakhouse boasts a super-glam dining room. 64 Arlington St., 617-4565300; stripbystrega boston.com

specialty the butcher Shop This South End spot for upscale fare, inspired by chef Barbara Lynch’s travels throughout France and Italy, also offers weekly butchery lessons. 552 Tremont St., 617-423-4800; thebutchershopboston.com

eaStern Standard Classic New England cuisine mingles with standout French- and Italian-inspired dishes and masterful cocktails at this glamorous Kenmore Square jewel. 528 Commonwealth Ave., 617-532-9100; eastern standardboston.com

Menton Chef Barbara Lynch dishes up a lavish, modern fine-dining experience (plus tasting menus that are among the city’s best) with her special hybrid style of

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bars & lOUNGes aLibi Enjoy some of Boston’s finest cocktails amid celebrity mugshots in this trendy lounge in the former jailhouse-turned-swank Liberty Hotel. 215 Charles St., 857-241-1144; alibiboston.com

bar 10 A sleek space at The Westin Copley Place, Bar 10 pairs eclectic small plates with an ever-rotating cocktail menu. 10 Huntington Ave., 617-4247446; bar10boston.com

briStoL bar Enjoy the ultra-elegant surroundings (backlit bar, tufted leather armchairs galore) and stunning views of the Public Garden. 200 Boylston St., 617-351-2037; fourseasons.com/boston

charLeSMark Lounge For a sleek, contemporary vibe, book your next drinks

date at this lounge inside boutique hotel The Charlesmark in Copley Square. 655 Boylston St., 617-247-1212; charlesmark hotel.com

the hawthorne A gorgeous, modern space with the cozy feel of a living room, The Hawthorne mixes the city’s tastiest craft cocktails. 500A Commonwealth Ave., 617-532-9150; the hawthornebar.com

the Lounge at the godfrey hoteL At the mod-posh, state-ofthe-art Godfrey Hotel, this lounge is a relaxing hot spot in the heart of the city to enjoy drinks and small plates. 505 Washington St., 617-804-2000; godfrey hotelboston.com

rooftop at revere Visit the fashionable rooftop lounge at the Revere Hotel for its chic ambiance and seasonal small plates—stay for the panoramic views. 200 Stuart St., 617-4821800; reverehotel.com

w Lounge Relax next to the fireplace with signature craft cocktails and creative small plates in this intimate space in the Theatre District’s W Hotel. 100 Stuart St., 617261-8700; wboston.com

RAW SUCCESS Ken Oringer’s Japanese concept, UNI, reopened recently in Boston’s Back Bay, after expanding from an intimate sashimi bar to a sleek 96-seat restaurant. With Executive Chef & Partner Tony Messina at the helm, UNI continues to be committed to serving the freshest seafood, with additions like inventive sushi offerings, global-inspired street food and playful cocktails. 370 Commonwealth Avenue Boston

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Yvonne’s, offers a dark, refned setting in which to enjoy its “feasts” and “social plates.” These offerings are courtesy of the fne menu, which was retooled to com-

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plement the space’s most recent renovation. The restaurant now offers stone-fred pizzas, snacks, and super-hip cocktails. The atmosphere evokes an old-movie feel, with plush couches and more than one chandelier illuminating the intimate space. 2 Winter Pl., 617-2670047; yvonnesboston.com

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Zac’s Next Act Zac Posen adds yet another FashIon Feather to hIs celeb-rated cap as Broo Brothers’ new creatIve dIrector.

photography by Michael beauplet

by samantha yanks

Known for his impressive squad of superfans, from actresses Christina Hendricks and Amy Schumer to models Naomi Campbell and Coco Rocha, Zac Posen has had a hit on every red carpet. Made with exquisite corsetry, couture techniques, and fin de siècle extras, the famous gowns of his eponymous line (which he launched to immense acclaim at the august age of 21) have come to represent the very essence of

formal-meets-fab glamour. Which is why some industry insiders were surprised when, last year, Posen was named creative director of Brooks Brothers, the 200-year-old all-American brand specializing in men’s suiting and preppy-casual womenswear. “Taking sportswear further while respecting the original codes of the house was a challenge, but I love the challenge,” says Posen of designing CONTINUED...

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for Brooks Brothers. “It was an opportunity to redefine the classics, to keep tradition alive in quality, but bring a new breath of style to it. For me, Brooks Brothers needed an evolution, not a revolution.” That breath of style starts with the color palette. In his debut spring collection, the 35-year-old designer draws on punchy corals, mint greens, and sunny yellows (in tropical and nautical-stripe prints) inspired by the Hamptons, Nantucket, and Miami. “To me, there is a 1970s bohemian quality to those yellow, red, and blue tartans next to very floral prints,” he

says. It continues with the silhouettes, which are emblematic of easy dressing. “I think where our Zac Posen collection is more to-the-body, with Brooks Brothers, there’s a celebration of straightforward construction.” Americana sportswear may not be in the vernacular of his own fashion house, but Posen still sources his own DNA. “I wanted to bring a sense of casualness and pop to [the collection], which helped highlight the shapes and the cuts,” he says. “It’s creating a collection that has pop, but is still sophisticated.” A timeless combination. 75 State St., 617-428-7598; brooks brothers.com

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left: A behindthe-scenes look showcases the “1970s bohemian quality” in Posen’s first Brooks Brothers collection; bold accessories stood out during the debut presentation in New York; for Posen, the silhouettes in the collection celebrate straightforward construction.


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Hip-Hop to it! The ’90s are back (and beTTer Than ever) in Guess’s fab collab wiTh A$AP Roc . by lisa ferrandino

Remix: Guess helps A$AP Rocky (top, far left) recall ’90s hip-hop fashion tropes in a new collection featuring (right, from top) a knit stripe pullover ($79), an oversize denim jacket ($198), and skinny-fit overalls ($188).

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As if being one of the world’s most popular hip-hop recording artists wasn’t enough, rapper and fashion darling A$AP Rocky has partnered with Paul Marciano to produce Guess Originals x A$AP Rocky, the debut collection from the Guess Originals initiative. The pieces are all vintage-cool with an edge, born from what A$AP calls “a personal collection” of quintessential ’90s fashion influences: oversize denim jackets, overalls, and in-your-face, logocentric stylings. “It’s taking archival designs and adding a

new twist,” says the 27-year-old. “I wanted to bring back that feeling and revisit that nostalgic time in hip-hop and urban culture when Guess was a household name.” With a denim-heavy focus, the throwback line has something for everyone, from denim trucker jackets for the guys to acid-washed high-rise shorts for the ladies. Guess even debuts its gue$$ logo (encased in the signature inverted triangle synonymous with the ’90s) as a nod to A$AP—and the past reprised. 80 Newbury St., 617-267-0746; guess.com

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STYLE RUNWAY Giorgio Armani’s latest New Normal capsule collection features beautifully textured whites and breezy silhouettes.

FLASH FORWARD: FERRAGAMO BRINGS MODERN FLAIR TO ICONIC DESIGNS FROM ITS ARCHIVES.

GOOD THINGS COME… …IN EXCLUSIVE PACKAGES. THIS SEASON, INSPIRED CAPSULE COLLECTIONS MAKE INDELIBLE STYLE STATEMENTS. BY LISA FERRANDINO

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With tastemakers and trendsetters focused on exclusivity, this spring is all about the capsule collection. Three are at the very top of the list, and it all begins with Giorgio Armani (22 Newbury St., 617-2673200; armani.com). The designer takes modernity to the next level with a just-for-spring capsule collection in his New Normal line launched last year, offering a reinterpreted look at his own iconic styles. Newer, lightweight pieces offer a fresher take on spring’s

suiting options with checkered blazers, band-collared shirts, and a long flowing skirt in soft color palettes of gray, white, and navy. It’s all about rock ’n’ roll for après-ski favorite Moncler (Copley Place, 857-317-7619; moncler.com)—the brand launches an all-black men’s capsule collection celebrating The Rolling Stones’ 50-plus-year history. Our standout picks? Four leather jackets lined with the band’s famed tongueand-lips logo. Meanwhile,

Salvatore Ferragamo (Copley Place, 617-8594924; ferragamo.com) Creative Director Massimiliano Giornetti joins Aquazzura designer Edgardo Osorio to harken back to the brand’s celebrated mid-century footwear. The Edgardo Osorio for Salvatore Ferragamo collection features 11 shoe styles, including rainbow wedges and winged sandals (ABOVE), reinterpreted from iconic Ferragamo designs from the 1930s, ’40s, and ’50s. Oh so retro!

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY TERRY DISNEY/EXPRESS/GETTY IMAGES (THE ROLLING STONES)

LEFT: Black suede heel with rainbow feathers, Salvatore Ferragamo ($1,250). FROM TOP: Rock ‘n’ roll and the slopes collide with Moncler’s Rolling Stones–inspired collection for men; Leather blazer, Moncler ($4,065).


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Shape Shifter

Brow babe! Cara Delevigne has made an art out of natural, “undone” eyebrows.

WHEN IT COMES TO EYEBrOWS, lOvE THE ONES YOu’vE gOT— Or rE-CrEaTE THE ONES YOu WaNT.

Ah, the eyebrow. Not unlike breasts and bottoms, one minute bigger is better and the next a decidedly smaller set is the style du saison, as evidenced by spring’s haute couture runways. The back and forth can be confusing (even detrimental, when left to an overzealous, tweezer-happy hand), which is why we say it’s best to love the ones you have—and defer to an expert for everything else. Start here: The concierge at Bella Santé (38 Newbury St., 617-424-9930; bella sante.com) recommends an initial consultation, replete with arch assessment, before a series of appointments (wax, tweeze, or both) to keep your shape both consistent and naturallooking. Still feeling sparse? London-based Eyeko (eyeko.com) is slated to open in Boston this spring, bringing with them a slew of hocus pocus products, including their Brow Magic Brow Boost ($35), an all-in-one over-eye makeover that tints, defines, and adds volume. Voilà!

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PhotograPhy by Jon KoPaloff/filmmagic

by karyn polewaczyk



style people The world’s most valuable watches come in all shapes and sizes, and Nate Borgelt (center) sells them all, from (clockwise from left) a bejeweled, tortoise-shaped Cartier desk clock ($875K) to a 1822 splitseconds Breguet pocket watch ($346K) and a limited-edition Audemars Piguet wristwatch (from 2006, $187K).

The Watchman Nate Borgelt of Sotheby’S keepS new england ticking with haute horlogerie.

Late? Not on Nate Borgelt’s watch. At a young age, the Sotheby’s watches and clocks expert discovered an immense interest in timekeeping. “I had a fascination with watches in particular, due to their size and complexity,” recalls the Deerfield Academy and Connecticut College graduate. “This, connected with my interest in the historical aspect of measuring time, really led to a complete captivation with everything horology.” Fast forward: As a Sotheby’s specialist in Watches & Clocks, Borgelt is the go-to guy for East Coast watch lovers. He has

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sold the very first splitseconds chronograph wristwatch, made by Patek Philippe, for a cool $2.96 million, as well as timepieces once owned by Charlie Chaplin and Joe DiMaggio. He also fetched $52,000 for an Omega Constellation that was appraised at only $1,000— then again, its owner was Elvis Presley. Based out of Sotheby’s New York, Borgelt is travelling regularly to Boston this spring for appraisal meetings; he’ll also make sure to visit his parents on the South Shore—the stomping ground where it all began. sothebys.com

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by olivia pierce


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HANLEY MADE

This spring, Nicole Hanley takes her cue from Cuba to bring island color to Boston.

Chartreuse, brick, and mahogany are not colors you’d imagine hitting it off; in Nicole Hanley’s world, they’re attached at the hip. Following a trip to Havana, the fashion designer unveiled her spring line of bold silhouettes bursting with pops of color. “We were so inspired by Cuba. We spoke with many artists, and this collection echoes those conversations,” says Hanley, 39. “Each one of our seasons is grounded by a visit to a special destination.” It’s only Hanley’s third season, but she is already touted as the next Tory Burch, landing a major partnership with Bloomingdale’s and opening her first boutique in New York. Her look has already caught like wildfire in Boston. At Bloomingdale’s in Chestnut Hill, her last collection (inspired by Antwerp) sold out within weeks. Now, she’ll host a meet-and-greet on February 27 to introduce the new, spring line to town, saying, “We can’t wait to meet more of our Boston customers!” Bloomingdale’s, The Mall at Chestnut Hill, 617-6306000; hanleynyc.com

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY EUGENE GOLOGURSKY/WIREIMAGE

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It takes Two

(Double) V for victory! Veronica Miele Beard (far left) and Veronica Swanson Beard design their celebrated ready-to-wear line with the Boston woman in mind.

photography by michael blanchard

The sisTers-in-law duo behind veronica beard delivers bosTon’s socieTy uniform.

A favorite of supermodel Gisele Bündchen and local philanthropist Ashley Bernon, Veronica Beard, a chic urban women’s ready-to-wear collection courtesy of namesakes Veronica Miele Beard and Veronica Swanson Beard, is seducing Bostonians—

one signature dickey-collared blazer at a time. The sisters-in-law Beard duo has credited Boston as one of their top-selling markets since launching the line in 2010. After all, says Miele Beard, “Boston has the perfect jacket weather.” The Beards’ muse is a

make-believe, on-the-go woman (we presume her name is Veronica…). “She cares about having a look that combines elevated, sophisticated tailoring with comfort and versatility to take her through her every day,” says Swanson Beard. In their spring collection,

the designers’ personal faves include a print chiffon top (“flattering for day and evening,” says Miele Beard), “bulletproof” pants (“like Spanx”) and the Stretch Compact Cupro Peak Lapel blazer, whose versatility Swanson Beard praises: “You can

wear it to a board meeting or a cocktail party.” On March 1, devotees can enjoy an exclusive pop-up store at Cusp at Neiman Marcus (Copley Place, 617-536-3660) showcasing these and other color-burst spring favorites. veronicabeard.com

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Style accessories

It’s showtIme! BOLD COLORS, PATTERNS, AND TEXTURES BRING ALLTHE-FUN-OF-THE-FAIR FLAIR TO SPRING ACCESSORIES.

CIrCus ACt! Feel the magic up close with big-top brights and ready-towear designed to amaze. Pleated top ($1,070) and Dartmouth trousers ($675), Stella McCartney. Saks Fifth Avenue, The Shops at Prudential Center, 617-262-8500; saks.com. Earrings, Giorgio Armani ($1,195). 22 Newbury St., 617-267-3200; armani.com. De Manta clutch, Alexander McQueen ($1,795). Neiman Marcus, Copley Place, 617-5363660; neimanmarcus.com. Fukria loafers, Manolo Blahnik ($785). Neiman Marcus, see above

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Spellbound striped pumps and expressionist bags come to town.

Hold tHeir gaze witH HigH-flying geometric patterns and eccentric sHapes.

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Hoopla! create a sensation witH oH-wow stripes and spikes.

1. Sandal, Prada (price on request). Saks Fifth Avenue, The Shops at Prudential Center, 617-262-8500; saks.com. Flap bag, Furla ($448). Copley Place, 617-262-6600; furla.com. Robot rock necklace, Philipp Plein (price on request). philipp-plein.com. 2. Pump, Christian Louboutin ($695). Saks Fifth Avenue, The Shops at Prudential Center, 617-262-8500; christian louboutin.com. Cross-body bag, Tod’s ($1,795). Saks Fifth Avenue, see above; saks.com. 3. Dariusha sandal, Manolo Blahnik ($795). Neiman Marcus, Copley Place, 617-536-3660; neimanmarcus.com. Suede bag, Marc Jacobs ($833). 81 Newbury St., 617-425-0404; marcjacobs.com. Chaos cuff, Jennifer Fisher ($1,515). Barneys New York, Copley Place, 617-3853300; barneys.com. 4. Platform heel, Gucci ($1,100). The Shops at Prudential Center, 617-247-3000; gucci.com. Beaded clutch, Giorgio Armani ($2,975). 22 Newbury St., 617-267-3200; armani.com. Gold and lucite cuff, Alexis Bittar (price on request). 130 Newbury St., 617-236-0505; alexisbittar.com

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STYLE face time

Big City Blues Who kneW that blue Would once again make it onto eyelids for spring? but can you rock this runWay trend on the streets?

Spring is coming: Cue the pop of color! This season, it’s electric—blue, that is. Amidst the hubbub of last year’s September shows, the hue (and all its variants) reigned supreme, from pastel eye masks at Chanel to smoky shadows at DVF. Marc Jacobs kept it “downtown” in a look created by NARS, with models sporting spots of deep turquoise on the eye’s inner corners. “It’s sophisticated, but she’s living her life, so it’s very real at the same time,” explains Founder and Creative Director François Nars. To re-create, use the label’s Dark Angel Velvet Shadow Stick ($29) all over the eyelid, Solomon Islands Eye Paint ($25) smudged on the inner corners, then Cressida DualIntensity Eyeshadow ($29). At the Missoni show, makeup artist Lucia Pieroni also went for a cooler vibe with bright swaths of cyan, but suggests keeping the rest of the face clean off the catwalk. To re-create the look, try lining both lashes then smudging with Chanel’s Illusion D’Ombre in Ocean Light ($36). NARS, Saks Fifth Avenue, Prudential Center, 617-9375262; narscosmetics.com. Chanel, 5 Newbury St., 617-8590055; chanel.com

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There’s high-tech underwear, weatherproof outerwear, and lord knows what other advanced forms of children’s apparel. Then, there’s Caroline Leed’s brand-spankingnew Smiling Button collection: pure, simple, clean. “I want kids to be kids,” says Leed. For her, that means sassy white pinafore dresses, gold tiaras, and smiley-face onesies. “All of my pieces are meant to be played in.” So go ahead, dig in the dirt, play house, bake cookies— Smiling Button’s all-cotton threads can take it. Leed, a 23-yearold Back Bay entrepreneur straight out of college, launched the line (all made in the USA) just one year ago. “I was always confident in my vision,” she says, and her gut was right— boutiques like Back Bay’s Calypso, Nantucket’s The Chanticleer, and Andover’s The Lanam Club were soon hosting pop-up stores. Leed’s next showing is a March 19–20 trunk show at Mulberry Road boutique (128 Newbury St., 617-859-5861; mulberryroad.com). Full-on play all day! smilingbutton.com

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Kids Zone: The décor of Caroline Leed’s (inset) Smiling Button pop-up stores (here: Nantucket) echos the whimsy of its play-tough children’s dresses.

photography by Caroline leed (store); amy buelow (leed)

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Style carnoisseur The q7 goes from 0 To 60 in 5.7 seconds—as fasT as some maseraTis.

audi debuts the 2017 q7, a family-friendly suV that punches aboVe its weight. by robert cocuzzo

“Make room!” So must’ve said Audi’s execs when the luxury car company molded the first clay models for its 2017 Q7. With three rows of plush leather seats, this midsize SUV packs all the spacious functionality of a station

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wagon, but ditches the dated wood paneling in favor of strong, elegant lines. Its family-friendly design extends beyond its no-nonsense interior and into its sophisticated safety technologies, which can command the vehicle to

stop on a dime. But this 333-horsepower chariot isn’t just for soccer moms pinballing their rug rats from dance recital to piano practice. Flip into Dynamic mode and the Q7 grips switchbacks like it’s climbing a rope in gym

class. It goes from 0 to 60 in 5.7 seconds—as fast as some Maseratis—and is tough enough to conquer the off-road, let alone Mass Ave potholes. So, put on your floaties—the Audi Q7 is about to make waves in your carpool.

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style: tHe guide! shop, spa, and sparkle: here’s to looking your best in boston this spring.

SHOP LOCAL FOR ALL YOUR SPRING SOIREES! Wander into a SARA CAMPBELL boutique, and you will be delighted with the crisp black and white stripes surrounding a sea of color, textures and styles. The Made in USA collection is designed by Sara and although she is known for her dresses, her stores are flled with an extensive assortment of sportswear. Stop in and enjoy a different kind shopping experience. saracampbell.com

BOUTIQUES

Hingham, 781-749-1219;

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Akris

frye

this classically posh swiss line’s expertise is in architecturally inspired womenswear with a modern twist. Check out the updated, three-story newbury street boutique. 29 Newbury St., 617-5366225; akris.ch

giddy up to this american boot manufacturer (which was founded in nearby Marlborough) for artisan, classically styled leather footwear for both men and women. 284 Newbury St., 617-247-3793; thefrye company.com

this multi-brand highfashion retailer favoring pops of color and ultra-cool tones is boston’s go-to shop for trendy, upscale women’s clothing and accessories. 186 Newbury St., 617-236-5172; intermixonline.com

All sAints

GildA’s Boutique

the edgy-chic designs from this london house, including clothing, shoes, accessories, and outerwear, can be found at all saints’ large and spacious storefront in the heart of the back bay’s luxury shopping strip. 122 Newbury St., 617-517-0894; allsaints.com

Check out gilda’s in newton to browse the boutique’s unique and fun collection of high-end womenswear designers. 101 Union St., Ste. B, Newton, 617-964-7199; gildasboutique.com

BurBerry For more from the old empire, head down the street (or over to Copley place) to this iconic london fashion house’s boston outpost for ultra-refined outerwear, apparel, and accessories. 2 Newbury St., 617-236-1000; burberry.com

CAlypso st. BArth it’s summer all year in this boutique filled with island vibes, which are reflected in its womenswear, accessories, and celebrated home goods. 114 Newbury St., 617-4211887; calypsostbarth.com

ChAnel the boston boutique for this legendary parisian brand flaunts its own daring-yetalways-classic aesthetic of luxury ready-to-wear, accessories, fragrances, and jewelry. 6 Newbury St., 617-859-0055; chanel.com

Chel BellA use one of Chel bella’s many stylists to shop for young, high-fashion looks with an attitude. 66 S. South St.,

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north river outfitter shop preppy, new england looks at nro, which stocks clothing, shoes, accessories, and home goods for both men and women. 122 Charles St., 617-742-0089; north riveroutfitter.com

rAlph lAuren

gretta luxe incorporates luxury designers, from Chloé to Veronica beard, into an accessible and tightly curated collection. 94 Central St., Wellesley, 781237-7010; grettaluxe.com

offering an array of men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing, plus home décor and bedding collections, ralph lauren is a one-stop shop for classic american luxury wares. 93 Newbury St., 617-424-1124; ralphlauren.com

GuCCi

riCCArdi

GrettA luxe

the home of high-end italian-made apparel and leather goods, gucci also offers jewelry, watches, and footwear in its back bay boutique. 800 Boylston St., 617-247-3000; gucci.com

browse an eclectic mix of luxury-designer apparel, sportswear, and jeans for men and women in riccardi’s hip, two-story boutique. 116 Newbury St., 617-266-3158; riccardiboston.com

hermès

roBert GrAhAm

the parisian brand that began as a saddle company delivers boston-ready luxury accessories and leather goods for men and women, straight from the rue du Faubourg saint– honoré. 320 Boylston St., 617-482-8707; hermes.com

holidAy Boutique holiday is a whimsical boutique for women, stocking a huge range of high-end designer apparel plus its own collection of handmade dresses, skirts, and tops. 53 Charles St., 617-973-9730; holidayboutique.net

the creative and colorful apparel from new yorkbased robert graham will help you stand out from the ever-classic new england crowd. 1221 Centre St., Newton Centre, 617-527-3121; robertgraham.us

sAlvAtore ferrAGAmo Famous for its footwear, this Florentine brand also graces boston with its high-end ready-to-wear, leather goods, and accessories. 100 Huntington Ave., 617-859-4924; ferragamo.com


Sara Campbell Classic-yet-contemporarychic is the style of women’s clothing and accessories at this boutique that gives back to the local community. 44 Plympton St., 617-482-7272; sara campbellwebsite.com

Serenella Stylish Bostonians can find their fashion-forward looks at Serenella, which stocks both young/emerging and well-established luxury designers. 134 Newbury St., 617-262-5568; serenellaboston.com

The Tannery The Tannery brings together trendy urban and outdoors clothing, shoes, and outerwear for a city-meetsfield collection. 711 Boylston St., 617-267-5500; thetannery.com

Ted baker The luxe clothing and accessories from this coolkid British label are vintageinspired for timeless style. 201 Newbury St., Ste. 3, 617-450-8339; tedbaker.com

VinCe Shop for timeless and effortlessly sophisticated women’s and men’s basics, including luxe cashmere sweaters, T-shirts, boots, and tops, at either of Vince’s

Back Bay stores. 71 Newbury St., 617-279-0659; vince.com

Viola loVely This upscale South End boutique is replete with modern, gorgeous womenswear. 1409 Washington St., 857-277-0746; violalovely.com

SPAS ardan From clinical facials to laser hair removal, Ardan has everything you need to revamp your look for spring. 72 Central St., Wellesley, 781-235-7788; ardanspa.com

beauCaGe Salon and Spa Visit Beaucage for facials, nail treatments, and more beautifying treatments. 71 Newbury St., 617-437-7171; beaucage.com

bella SanTé Enjoy one (or more!) of many refining and rejuvenating treatments at this med/day spa. 38 Newbury St., 617424-9930; bellasante.com

Canyon ranCh Escape to Lenox for the weekend to this health-spa resort for a full itinerary of refreshing treatments. 165 Kemble St., Lenox, 800-7429000; canyonranch destinations.com/lenox

daryl ChriSTopher WellneSS Salon & Spa Enjoy a day of spa treatments utilizing natural and organic products in this spacious and modern space. 1265 Main St., Ste. 115, Waltham, 781-890-9211; dchristopher.com

equinox Relax after a hard workout at the luxury gym’s full-service spa. 4 Avery St., 617-3758200; equinox.com

exhale Spa Enjoy a rejuvinating massage after a strenuous cardio class at Exhale. 28 Arlington St., 617-532-7000; exhalespa.com

Four SeaSonS Spa Unwind with a soothing massage after a dip in the uberposh hotel’s indoor pool (and whirlpool!). 200 Boylston St., 617-338-4400; fourseasons.com/boston

Green TanGerine Recapture your healthy glow at this full-service day spa featuring ultra-modern accommodations. 39 Dalton St., 617-982-6696; green tangerinespa.com

oCean edGe Spa Get out of town this weekend and check into this Cape Cod resort and spa for a peaceful

EXPERIENCE IMPULSE IMPULSE by Adamas Fine Jewelry is greater Boston’s destination for curated fne and fashion jewelry from well-known designers like Suzanne Kalan and her “freworks” collection, to emerging new designers such as Renee Sheppard who redefnes luxe casual. Impulse is a one-of-akind shopping experience to empower a woman to trust her Impulse. IMPULSE

photography by george apostolidis/Mandarin oriental

Spring CleanSing

180 Linden Street Wellesley, MA 02482

For a luxurious day of pampering and relaxation, plan

617-416-1800

on the Spa at Mandarin Oriental. This 16,000-square-

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foot facility offers a variety of features, including a full ftness center, private spa suites, and thermal facilities— steam rooms, a vitality pool—in which you can indulge immediately upon arrival. The spa offers an enormous assortment of treatments, including the Aroma Lift facial (from $220) and the all-day, full-body Boston Breather program (from $610). Get relaxing! 776 Boylston St., 617535-8820; mandarinoriental.com/boston

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weekend by the sea. 2907 Main St., Brewster, 888-5094600; oceanedge.com

springtime do! 230 Stuart St., 617-292-0202; amacisalon.com

Roffi Salon & Spa

Beauty maRk

The only thing better than a full range of spa treatments is a full range of beauty treatments, too, including makeup applications by some of Boston’s best beauticians. 134 Newbury St., 617-536-9600; michaelroffi.com

Pamper yourself in the mini-spa before shopping for high-end makeup. 111 Charles St., 617-720-1555; the beautymark.com

Spa inteRcontinental

HAUTE CORTE Daniela Corte offers women elegant and beautiful clothes that are the perfect combination of fashion and function, allowing her customers to achieve the much-needed balance between practicality and excitement. Daniela Corte is known for it’s best selling swim suits, legging and blouse bars, body-con dresses, luxurious textiles, travel must-haves and its full-service made-to-measure approach. The Daniela Corte studio is open by-appointment Monday through Friday.

Indulge in a relaxing day of paraffin or crystal-mud skin treatments for a springtime sparkle. 510 Atlantic Ave., 617-217-5090; intercontinental boston.com

toScana euRopean Day Spa Restore your skin with Toscana’s lengthy list of traditional facials and other non-surgical treatments. 231 Newbury St., 617-4241234; toscanadayspa newbury.com

Violet Skin Boutique Violet offers a full range of signature skin treatments as well as restorative products. 1362 Beacon St., Brookline, 617-264-7546; violetskin boutique.com

BEAUTY & SALONS aeSop

211 Newbury Street 2nd Floor Boston 617-262-2100 danielacorte.com

Australian skincare brand Aesop offers the finest skin, body, and haircare products in its Newbury Street boutique. 172 Newbury St., 617-236-6417; aesop.com

amaci Salon Amaci’s stylists are famous for creativity and pristine technique. Book an appointment for a new

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cHaRleS RiVeR Dental aSSociateS Visit these dental professionals for everything from a simple cleaning to a smile makeover. 50 Staniford St. Ste. 303, 617-939-9579; charlesriverdental.com

follain Visit either of Follain’s Boston locations (with another in Nantucket) to learn which cosmetics are most right for you—and how to apply them. 65 Charles St., 857-233-5211; shopfollain.com

fReSH Treat yourself—and your skin—to a shopping spree of all things (natural) bodycare. 121 Newbury St., 617-421-1212; fresh.com

JameS JoSepH Salon Book your next hair appointment at this awardwinning salon of experienced stylists. 30 Newbury St., 617-266-7222; jamesjoseph salon.com

JoSepH RuSSo For every nip-and-tuck you want—or need—done, look to this celebrated plastic surgeon. 575 Boylston St., Newton Centre, 617-9641440; josepharussomd.com

meGan GRaHam Beauty This salon offers some of the best hair extensions and color jobs that Boston has to offer. 115 Newbury St., Ste. 401, 617-236-8100; megangrahambeauty.com

mizu Salon Work with one of these top stylists to achieve the look you’ve always wanted. 39 Dalton St., 617-982-6696; mizuboston.com

oRoGolD coSmeticS As its name suggests, this shop’s innovative cosmetic and skincare products utilize hints of gold. 100 Huntington Ave., 617-236-0007; orogoldcosmetics.com

Salon capRi Freshen up your cut and color at Salon Capri in Boston or Dedham. 11 Newbury St., 617-236-0020; saloncapri.com

Salon maRc HaRRiS This renowned salon is committed to offering the best-quality hair treatments and styles. 115 Newbury St., 617-262-2222; salon marcharris.com

Salon maRio RuSSo Change your do or get a classic cut at one of Boston’s top salons, also an awardwinner. 9 Newbury St., 617424-6676; mariorusso.com

townHouSe Beauty BaR The locals’ salon in Beacon Hill, this spot has everything you need to polish and refine your look for any event. 28 Charles St., 857-250-4433; townhousebeautybar.com

JEWELERS aDamaS fine JeweleRS This Boston fine jewelry standby is especially renowned for its custom-designed pieces. 23 Lincoln St., Newton Highlands, 617-558-8899; adamasfinejewelry.com


Alexis BittAr Alexis Bittar’s intricate fine-jewelry designs go for an updated-vintage look. 130 Newbury St., 617-2360505; alexisbittar.com

AssAel Assael’s stunning and distinct designs utilize some of the world’s most beautiful and perfect pearls. 800 Boylston St.; assael.com

BArmAkiAn Jewelers Nestled in a chic setting, these fine jewelers specialize in watches, engagement rings, and other fine (and often diamond-studded) pieces. 333 Washington St., 617227-3724; barmakian.com

BrilliAnt eArth This LA-based “beyondconflict-free” diamond collection debuts its first East Coast boutique (owned by Harvard and MIT graduates) on Newbury Street. 38 Newbury St., Ste. 603, 617-532-1089; brilliantearth.com

DAviD YurmAn American luxury jewelry retailer David Yurman carries ultrafine pieces in addition to its signature— and ever-classic—cable bracelets. 100 Huntington Ave., Ste. A017, 617-2368777; davidyurman.com

Deprisco Jewelers This family-owned jewelry boutique specializes in fine diamond pieces. 333 Washington St., 617-2273339; boston.deprisco.com

e.B. horn Having operated for more than 170 years, E.B. Horn continues to stock some of Boston’s finest diamonds, designer pieces, and more. 429 Washington St., 617542-3902; ebhorn.com

europeAn wAtch compAnY As its name suggests, this shop was responsible for bringing a collection of high-end, designer, and vintage European watch brands to Boston. 232 Newbury St., 617-262-9798; europeanwatch.com

fope This Italian, gold-focused jewelry line is beloved for its creative and innovative takes on classic styles. 387 Washington St.; fope.com

heArts on fire With claims of being “the world’s most perfectly cut diamond,” this extensive jewelry collection includes engagement and wedding collections as well as other designer pieces. 99 Summer St., Ste. 400, 617-523-5588; heartsonfire.com

impulse BY ADAmAs fine JewelrY This brother-sister Impulse team, a division of Adamas Jewelers, represents Adamas quality but with an updated flare. 180 Linden St., Wellesley, 781-416-1800; trustyourimpulse.com

Joseph GAnn Jewelers Joseph Gann’s high-quality merchandise includes men’s and women’s jewelry as well as fine china and crystal. 387 Washington St., 617-4264932; josephgann.com

lonG’s Jewelers Voted best jewelers in Boston, this family-owned shop’s variety of fine jewelry includes estate and pre-owned pieces. 100 Summer St., 617-426-8500; longsjewelers.com

lux BonD & Green Shop this retailer’s Boston or Wellesley locations for

premier jewelry and high-end watches, including pieces from Swiss megabrands Rolex and Tag Heuer. 416 Boylston St., 617-266-4747; lbgreen.com

mAuD cABot Maud Cabot’s classic, beautiful, and understated pieces are designed to highlight flawless diamonds and other fine jewels. 134 Newbury St., 617-800-7777; maudjewelry.com

personA JewelrY Persona stocks an impressive collection of modern and contemporary pieces from an extensive list of high-end designers. 62 Charles St., 617-266-3003; personastyle.com

roYAl Jewelers Royal Jewelers stocks large collections of Swiss watches, designer jewelry, bridal collections, and much more. 58 Main St., Andover, 978475-3330; royaljewelers.com

siDneY thomAs With locations all over the Eastern Seaboard, let alone in and around Boston, this retailer specializes in brilliant jewels and ultrafine watches. 800 Boylston St., 131, 617262-0935; sidneythomas.com

stephAnie G Jewelers Hopkinton boutique Stephanie G presents fine designer jewelry and appraisals in addition its own custom designs. 77 Main St., Hopkinton, 508-435-4444; stephaniegjewelers.com

BEAUTY MADNESS Bella Santé is a luxury day and medical spa offering a variety of carefully curated services in its three Boston area locations: Newbury St., Wellesley and Lexington. Specializing in innovative skin care, body care, nail care, hair care and hair removal treatments, Bella Sante’s services range from blissfully relaxation-based massages to result-oriented treatments such as medical grade facials and Collagen Induction Therapy (Micro-needling). BellaSante.com 617-424-9930

tiffAnY & co. The country’s preeminent jeweler for nearly 180 years, Tiffany is famous for its signature lines of fine jewelry—and its unforgettable baby-blue boxes. 100 Huntington Ave., 617-353-0222; tiffany.com

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“This isn’t the life I imagined. In many ways, it’s far, far better,” says ever-electric H’wood power gal and two-timeOscar-nommed Naomi Watts, here draped in a gown by Delpozo ($28,450). delpozo.com. 18k yellow-gold and white diamond double rose-cut Dangle earrings, Finn ($2,500). Barneys New York, Copley Place, 617-385-3300; barneys .com. 18k white-gold diamond coil ring, Anita Ko ($8,000). Neiman Marcus, Copley Place, 617-536-3660; neiman marcus.com. 18k whitegold diamond Bow ring, Tiffany & Co. ($3,800). 5 Newbury St., 617-2175778; tiffany.com

MEGA WATTS THE HIGH-VOLTAGE, UP-DOWN-AND-DURABLE STAR OF THIS SPRING’S SUPER-MOVIE SEQUEL THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ALLEGIANT, NAOMI WATTS HAS BEEN KICKING BUTT ON-SCREEN—AND OFF—FOR 25 YEARS. AND WINNING. by DAVID HOCHMAN photography by WARWICK SAINT

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t is one of those frigid New York City mornings when you can practically breathe icicles and the only sane place to be is by the fire with a mug of hot cocoa. Naomi Watts is undaunted. She and her two young boys—Sasha, 7, and Kai, 6, the little blondies from her 11-year relationship with actor Liev Schreiber—are braving the elements like an intrepid band of Arctic explorers: Parkas with fur collars, wool beanies down around the eyebrows, scarves over turtlenecks over base layers. The trials urbanites must endure for an outing to Whole Foods! Watts looks relaxed and happy even as a paparazzi photographer trails them back to their Tribeca apartment. The actress has not had much time lately for routine errands. Between this year and last, her name has appeared on eight different movies, including some of the most acclaimed projects of her career. Birdman, While We’re Young, and St. Vincent were fêted by critics and honored on the awards circuit, and Watts is now a full-fledged sci-fi icon as well. As the abused wife turned rebellion leader in the popular Divergent series, Watts returns for a second time as the butt-kicking antagonist, Evelyn Eaton, in Allegiant (scheduled for release on March 18). The actress joined the massively popular franchise, based on the YA novels by Veronica Roth, after killing off Kate Winslet’s character in last spring’s Insurgent. “We needed someone who could play brittle and damaged on the outside and yet carry immense power under the surface, and Naomi delivers that magical mix and makes it look effortless,” says Doug Wick, the series co-producer. “She’s also someone who’s just, you know, great to hang out and gossip with.” The part is a departure for Watts, who at this stage in her career had not quite pictured herself heading a rat-a-tat army in a dystopian walled-in version of Chicago. “It’s something of a stretch but in terms of character, Evelyn is someone I can appreciate,” Watts says. “She is a survivor and she’s made the most of her experience despite a bunch of twists and setbacks.” At 47, Watts gets major points herself for endurance. She struggled for years to find steady footing in Hollywood after a childhood that she describes as “less than consistent.” Born in seaside Shoreham, England, and reared there and in Wales, Watts was 4 when her mom, an antiques dealer and designer, split from her dad, a road manager and sound engineer for Pink Floyd. Peter Watts, whose

Tiered ruffle dress, Proenza Schouler ($3,995). Barneys New York, Copley Place, 617-385-3300; barneys.com


“[My character in Divergent] is soMeone i can appreciate. she’s Made the Most of her experience despite a bunch of twists and setbacks.”


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Printed and embroidered dress, Gucci ($6,990). The Shops at Prudential Center, 617-247-3000; gucci.com. Pink-gold, diamond, and morganite Diorama Precieuse earrings ($17,000); yellow-gold, diamond, and turquoise Rose des Vents bracelet ($2,000); rose-gold, diamond, and morganite Oui ring ($4,100); yellow-gold and diamond Bois de Rose ring ($2,200); and pink-gold and diamond Cocotte ring ($7,800), Dior Fine Jewelry. Copley Place, 617-266-4628; dior.com Embroidered silk dress, Louis Vuitton (price on request). Copley Place, 617-437-6519; louisvuitton.com. White-gold, diamond, and aquamarine Diorama Precieuse earrings, Dior Fine Jewelry ($16,500). Copley Place, 617-2664628; dior.com. 18k white-gold and diamond Perles de Nuit ring (price on request) and 18k white-gold, diamond, and pearl Plume ring ($6,500), Chanel Fine Jewelry. 6 Newbury St., 617-8590055; chanel.com

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“All you cAn do is hAve fun, push yourself, be with people you love, And stAy in the moment. the rest is bAsicAlly out of your hAnds.” Hand-beaded dress and T-strap heels (prices on request), Rodarte. rodarte.net. Platinum 9.07-carat Lariat diamond necklace, Harry Winston (price on request). harrywinston.com Styling by Jeanann Williams at The Wall Group Prop and Set Design by Kerry Reardon at RayBrownPro.com Furniture and props from PrettyProps.com Flowers by L’Atelier Rouge Hair by Chris McMillan for Living Proof at Solo Artists Makeup by Tyron Machhausen at The Wall Group Manicure by Chanel celebrity manicurist Gina Viviano using Chanel Le Vernis


voice and manic laughter can be heard in the background on the album Dark Side of the Moon, died of an apparent heroin overdose when Naomi was just 7. “I wish I could say otherwise but I don’t have any clear memories of my father,” Watts says. (The rock gene lives on nevertheless. Watts recently posted a shot of herself backstage with David Bowie to mark the singer’s passing in January.) Watts and her older brother, Ben, a photographer who lives near her in Manhattan, relocated to Australia with their mother and stepdad when Naomi was 14. “Mum was young and did not have much of a plan,” Watts says. “I think there’s a combination of grit and perseverance and tricking yourself into believing things are okay even if you’re not getting the results you want— that’s what I learned from her. Even if you’re being batted around, you keep going. It’s basic human determination.” Watts caught the acting bug after seeing the movie Fame at a young age, and took drama classes in Australia before heading off to Japan for a modeling stint in her late teens. Success was spotty at first. She landed a part in an Australian romance, For Love Alone, in 1986, but the roles that followed were of the type that now makes for amusing late-night YouTube viewing. When she was around 18, Watts, wearing ’80s hair bows and shoulder pads, shot a Tampax commercial for Australian TV. But even that was a bridge to somewhere. “I was fresh out of school and wasn’t thinking, This is so humiliating,” she says. “I was thinking, Fantastic! A paycheck. Now I can buy a Mini Cooper and drive myself to auditions rather than taking three buses and a train.” In one of her acting classes, Watts met another rising talent who would soon burst onto the global stage and help open doors for her. Nicole Kidman was a friend and early mentor and the name above the marquee in Flirting, the 1991 boardingschool romance that was Watts’s first real break in Hollywood. “Nic was incredibly generous in introducing me to people and showing me that an Aussie girl from around the corner can make it big,” Watts says. But as Kidman continued to soar with blockbusters like Far and Away and Batman Forever, Watts, who was now living full-time in LA, scraped the barrel with gigs like the TV movie Bermuda Triangle and the straight-to-video train wreck Children of the Corn IV. She recalls that period as a time spent “driving 45 minutes deep into the San Fernando Valley to wait as six actors auditioned before me, only to have to sit in two more hours of traffic on the 405 freeway coming home.” None of it made Watts give up. “I would play mental games with myself,” she says. “Rather than dwell on why I didn’t have this role or that opportunity, I would

say, ‘Well, I do have a SAG card and I do have an agent and I am perfectly fine until the right something comes along.’” That something would be Mulholland Drive. Even after more than a decade in the business, Watts was an unknown in David Lynch’s 2001 noir mystery. She plays a wide-eyed Midwestern starlet new to LA who puts aside her dreams of fame to help an amnesiac woman figure out her true identity. Major surrealism ensues. There are torrid lesbian scenes, a frightening cowboy, and a miniature elderly couple that comes crawling out of a mysterious box. Moviegoers went “Huh?” but the film became an instant cult classic. Agents started chasing Watts down with scripts. Big directors wanted to meet her. Children of the Corn V would have to wait. Watts received her first Academy Award nomination two years later as a recovering drug addict struggling to live a normal suburban existence in 21 Grams. She followed that with standout performances in the offbeat comedy I Heart Huckabees and opposite Sean Penn in The Assassination of Richard Nixon. Watts played muse to Hollywood’s most famous gorilla in Peter Jackson’s King Kong remake and earned another Oscar nod for 2012’s The Impossible, based on a true story about a mother swept up by the 2004 tsunami that struck Thailand. Horror fans loved her in the sleeper hit The Ring and its sequel. “Even if you feel completely connected to the material it often doesn’t go the way you think it will,” Watts says. “It’s no different than anything else in life. You can’t calculate how things will turn out. All you can do is try to have fun, push yourself to do well, be with people you love being with, and stay in the moment. The rest is basically out of your hands.”

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ack inside her warm apartment, Watts is enjoying a rare hiatus from early call times and long days on location. She was up early to meditate, then fixed breakfast for the kids, caught up on phone calls, and may sneak in a workout before turning to a couple scripts her agent wants her to consider. Watts is on the board of the New York Academy of Art and for a decade has been a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for a program helping to raise awareness of AIDS issues. Still, her schedule today is blissfully open. “My biggest challenge,” she says, “might be figuring out whether to read the boys one of the Narnia books or Harry Potter.” Watts and Schreiber try as much as possible not to be working at the same time so that one of them can focus on parenthood exclusively. They never married, but they have vowed to keep things as stable as possible for Sasha and Kai.

Watts recently purchased a large-scale painting by British artist Harland Miller. It is part of a series in which he reimagines covers of vintage Penguin books. This one is a made-up volume titled Love Stretch Me No Longer in This Rough World. Those words hit a chord the minute Watts saw the piece in the gallery, she says. Before she and Schreiber got together, Watts dated Heath Ledger for several years. Asked if coupling is harder when both people are well-known, Watts does not hesitate. “Relationships are hard whether you’re famous or not,” she says. “I don’t know anyone who doesn’t have to work on it. Being an actor doesn’t change anything. I’m sure it’s the same if you’re a doctor or a couple of lawyers. You have high-pressure jobs, lots of hours, stresses that come at you unexpectedly—and you have to figure out how to be present in the midst of it all.” Watts knows her kids are about to burst through the door and make the day all about mommy time, which is more than fine with her. Her schedule is about to go bonkers again. Watts costars with Schreiber later this year in The Bleeder about the life of heavyweight fighter Chuck Wepner (the film shot in New York so both actors could be at home). In June, she appears opposite Oliver Platt in the psychological thriller Shut-In. She recently wrapped production on The Book of Henry, a crime drama about a precocious boy who falls for the daughter of the New York City Police Commissioner. Watts plays the boy’s single mom. She also has another Divergent installment ahead—Ascendant hits theaters in 2017. Watts is reluctant to say this is the culmination of everything she struggled to achieve on those drives out to the Valley. “This isn’t the life I imagined,” she says. “In many ways, it’s far, far better, and yet I look at what’s possible—I mean, look at Frances McDormand or Helen Mirren or, come on, Meryl Streep—and I go, ‘Okay, there’s still a lot of room to grow and improve.’” The trick is to do that and still appreciate what you have. When Watts was making King Kong in the early 2000s, she paid a visit to Fay Wray, the legendary star of the original 1933 film. Watts and Peter Jackson and a few others crammed into Wray’s tiny book-lined apartment on New York’s Upper West Side as Wray, who was in her 90s and near the end of her life, told story after story about a career that spanned 57 years. “Something beautiful happened near the end,” Watts says, her voice growing soft. “She leaned over and whispered in my ear. The specific words are a blur now but the feeling was that she was passing the baton. It wasn’t from her to me specifically but more like her generation making room for a new one. ‘It’s your turn. It’s your moment.’ Since then, I always think, you have to be awake to that.”

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SPRING FEVER Bold! daring! disTincTive! The season’s Boundary-Breaking Trends are making us high! PHOTOGRAPHY bY bONNIE HOLLAND STYLING bY LISA LUPO

OUT-OFTHE-BOX BLACK Tough chic mingles wiTh sofTer silhoueTTes all noir long… on left:

Blazer ($228), tank top ($95), trousers ($245), and sandals ($228), Michael Kors. Neiman Marcus, Copley Place, 617-536-3660; neimanmarcus.com. on right: Dress ($2,950) and ankle boots ($1,750), Céline. Barneys New York, Copley Place, 617-385-3300; barneys.com

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GET IN LINE New verticals create a direct relatioNship with style. on left:

Jacket ($5,730), shirt ($1,130), skirt ($2,560), and earrings ($370), Prada. Saks Fifth Avenue, The Shops at Prudential Center, 617262-8500; saks.com. on right: Jacket ($2,590), shirt ($710), sweater ($930), and pants ($800), Prada. see above. Earring, model’s own


MODERN MASH-UP Ker-pow prints and patterns. all together. You so can‌ Printed silk dress ($3,980) and T-strap platform pumps ($990), Gucci. The Shops at Prudential Center, 617-2473000; gucci.com opposite page: on left:

Vest ($485), shirt ($740), pants ($720), belt ($310), and platforms ($910), Dries Van Noten. Barneys New York, Copley Place, 617-385-3300; barneys.com. Sunglasses, Dolce & Gabbana ($295). Sunglass Hut, 86 Newbury St., 617-375-1049; sunglasshut.com. on right: Blouson jacket, Coach 1941 ($1,200). Coach, Copley Place, 617-262-0419; coach.com. Trousers, Michael Kors ($245). Neiman Marcus, Copley Place, 617-536-3660; neimanmarcus.com. Loafers, Canali (price on request). Mr. Sid, 1211 Centre St., Newton, 617-969-4540; canali.com

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RED, WHITE, & YOU Old glOry takes On an individual twist. (dOn’t be afraid tO be a herO.) on left:

Jacket (price on request), shorts ($1,725), earrings ($1,125), and sandals ($925), Giorgio Armani. 22 Newbury St., 617-267-3200; armani.com. Sunglasses, Tommy Hilfger ($150). tommy.com. Bracelet, Ralph Lauren Collection ($595). 93 Newbury St., 617-424-1124; ralphlauren.com. on right: Jacket ($8,450), skirt ($4,650), hairband ($1,450), bracelet ($1,400), gloves ($650), and ankle boots ($1,950), Chanel. 6 Newbury St., 617-859-0055; chanel.com

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CARTE BLANCHE …with deep breaths of black! on left:

Dress, Moncler Gamme Rouge (price on request). Moncler, Copley Place, 857-317-7619; moncler.com. on right: Silk brush stroke dress, Dolce & Gabbana ($2,195). 11 Newbury St., 857-254-0669; dolcegabbana.com


ROCK THE BLOCK Lean and Louche breaks on through to the other side. Jacket ($3,305), sweater ($965), pants ($585), and monk shoes ($990), Lanvin. Saks Fifth Avenue, The Shops at Prudential Center, 617-262-8500; lanvin.com. Sunglasses, Michael Kors ($165). Sunglass Hut, 86 Newbury St., 617-375-1049; sunglasshut.com opposite page: on left:

3D sequin cocktail dress, Tom Ford (price on request). tomford.com. on right: Jacket ($1,098), vest ($498), tank top ($178), and pants ($498), John Varvatos. Copley Place, 617-236-8650; johnvarvatos.com. Necklace and earring, model’s own

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PINKY SWEAR TruTh is, iT’s noT jusT a girl’s hue. on left: Dress ($10,500) and top-and-shorts ensemble ($2,290), Dior. Copley Place, 617-266-4628; dior .com. Estro sandal, Manolo Blahnik ($745). Barneys New York, Copley Place, 617-385-3300; barneys.com. on right: Jacket ($295), tank top ($95), and scarf ($195), Michael Kors. Neiman Marcus, Copley Place, 617-536-3660; neimanmarcus.com. Pants ($398) and boots ($898), John Varvatos. Copley Place, 617-236-8650; johnvarvatos.com

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CODE RED Curb your FoMo in the Color oF Spring! A-line dress ($4,990) and creepers (price on request), Akris. Saks Fifth Avenue, The Shops at Prudential Center, 617262-8500; saks.com


QUIRKS OF NATURE Petals, blossoms, vines, buds… outward exPressions of self love. Embroidered dress ($4,995) and Vachetta belt ($250), Michael Kors Collection. Copley Place, 617-236-5700; michaelkors.com. Sunglasses, Dolce & Gabbana ($495). Sunglass Hut, 86 Newbury St., 617375-1049; sunglasshut.com opposite page: on left:

Blouson ($2,950), ribbed T-shirt ($2,100), and trousers ($1,300), Hermès. Heritage on the Garden, 617-426-9500; hermes.com. Boots, John Varvatos ($898). Copley Place, 617-236-8650; john varvatos.com. on right: Jacket ($2,950), T-shirt ($290), trousers ($930), and derby shoes ($1,125), Hermès. see above. Earring, model’s own

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The Bold & the Beautiful

MESDAMES ET MESSIEURS! the 2016 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie IN GENEVA unveils the year’s most EXQUISITE watches from the industry’s Swiss masters. BY ROBERTA NAAS

PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF CARTIER. OPPOSITE PAGE: COURTESY OF VACHERON CONSTANTIN, PARMIGIANI FLEURIER, PIAGET, AND JAEGER-LECOULTRE

A deft blend of beauty and technology, the playful Cartier Panthères et Colibri Calibre 9915 MC watch ($183,000) offers an artful tableau on its dial: a diamond-adorned panther at rest with a hummingbird nearby. When the winding crown is pressed, the scene comes to life: A baby panther (hidden behind its mother) peeks out as though to chase the golden bird. Fun, yes—but functional too, for the hummingbird’s position on the dial indicates the power reserve of the new 367-part movement. Enshrining it all is an 18k white-gold case set with 314 brilliant-cut diamonds, while mama panther herself is bejeweled with 270 brilliant-cut diamonds, a pear-shaped emerald eye, and black lacquer spots. Saks Fifth Avenue, The Shops at Prudential Center, 617-262-8500; saks.com; Royal Jewelers, 58 Main St., Andover, 978-475-3330; royaljewelers.com


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Vacheron Constantin unveils its new Fabuleux Ornements collection of timepieces. An in-house-made, ultrathin 117-part movement powers each watch in this series celebrating the decorative arts of different cultures. This version ($135,000), based on Chinese embroidery, is crafted in 18k gold and features a jade cloisonné dial with hand-engraved leaves of mother-of-pearl and pink opal surrounded by 145 round-cut diamonds. Just 20 pieces will be made. Shreve, Crump & Low, 39 Newbury St., 800-225-7088; vacheron-constantin.com The complex Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Tourbillon 1950 ($135,000) features an in-housedesigned and -built 60-second tourbillon escapement and an ultrathin PF 517 movement that houses the world’s lightest tourbillon cage. The gray mother-of-pearl dial has a fine cut at 7 o’clock (a nod to the time, 7:08, when the founder of the brand was born) that offers a view of the tourbillon aperture. Neiman Marcus, Copley Place, 617-536-3660; parmigiani.ch In honor of the 85th anniversary of the famed Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso (with a case that turns over to offer a second dial), the brand unveils a host of new Reversos, including the One Duetto Moon ($11,500). Powered by a manually wound mechanical movement, the watch displays two faces: One side offers the moon phase via a mother-of-pearl lunar disk; the other side is a classic time indication of hours and minutes. Tourneau, Copley Place, 617-267-8463; jaeger-lecoultre. com

FOR THE LADIES: STUN THEM WITH substance

For the past few years, premier watch brands attending the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) in Geneva have given greater face time to the fairer sex when it comes to mechanical-watch offerings (savvy women, of course, also care about what’s under the hood). In response, a host of brands are giving women timepieces with substance, blending state-of-the-art technology with beautiful design to create a complete

package that speaks to both form and function. In the watch industry over the past half-decade, fans, fanatics, and connoisseurs have witnessed the term métiers d’art take on a life of its own, and this year is no exception. In fact, several brands have gone above and beyond when it comes to designing watch dials as mini canvases—the results are stellar masterpieces that, in another form, could easily grace art-museum walls.

Piaget also looks to the night sky with the new Limelight Stella ($29,700), the brand’s first complication created just for women. Powered by a mechanical movement, it features a diamond-adorned moon-phase indication at 12 o’clock as well as an aperture base and case bedecked in diamonds. But the watch is driven by serious technology: The astronomical moon depiction requires a mere one-day correction after 122 years. Royal Jewelers, 58 Main St., Andover, 978-475-3330; piaget.com

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It is the year of the pilot’s watch at IWC Schaffhausen, and the new, 46mm Big Pilot’s Watch Annual Calendar Edition “Le Petit Prince” ($32,400) is a grand salute to the theme. It is powered by a mechanical movement and offers an annual calendar with day and month displays, a power-reserve indicator, and a small-seconds counter at 9 o’clock. The IWC-manufactured caliber houses high-tech materials, as well as an 18k gold rotor. Just 250 pieces will be made. Royal Jewelers, 58 Main St., Andover, 978-475-3330; iwc.com In a return to ever-classic yellow gold, Audemars Piguet unveils the newest Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar ($95,700). A balance of beauty and function, the watch houses a mechanical movement with 374 parts, and offers an astronomical moon indication so precise that it won’t need an adjustment for more than 125 years. Shreve, Crump & Low, 39 Newbury St., 800-225-7088; audemarspiguet.com

FOR THE GENTLEMEN: GO RETRO ELEGANT!

SIHH 2016 saw a host of innovative timepieces for men that offered masterly design but also emphasized simplicity and refinement. With the move away from the big and bold watches of a decade ago, many brands exhibited either ultrathin or clean, classically sophisticated pieces. But this isn’t your grandfather’s understated wristwear. While some of the sportier watches were made chic with rose and (retro!) yellow

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gold, others have taken on an edgier look—and, equipped with highly crafted calibers that pack a punch, an extra dose of durability. No matter the style, 2016’s models are about versatility, offering small complications and additional features (calendars, multi-timers, chronographs, and more) geared for the guy whose watch is a consistent partner in both his work and play.

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Baume & Mercier continues the saga of its Clifton collection with the Clifton Chronograph Complete Calendar watch in steel ($4,990). A statement in elegance and sophistication, this automatic timepiece combines a chronograph function with perpetual calendar indications of date, month, day or night, and moon phases. Barmakian, 496 Cochituate Road, Framingham, 508-872-5454; baume-etmercier.com

PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF MONTBLANC, IWC, AUDEMARS PIGUET, AND BAUME & MERCIER. OPPOSITE PAGE: COURTESY OF RICHARD MILLE

This year, Montblanc unveils an all-new collection, the 4810 line, in honor of the altitude (in meters) of the brand’s namesake Alpine mountain. The newest, stainless-steel 4810 TwinFly Chronograph 110 Years Edition ($6,900) is a flyback chronograph, meaning that it allows the wearer to time an event, stop, reset, and restart the chronograph with just one press on the pusher at 4 o’clock. Complex to build, it is an exceedingly advanced chronograph that allows timing of multiple events at one time. It is powered by a self-winding movement that also offers dual time indication and 72 hours of power reserve. Just 1,110 pieces will be made. Copley Place, 617-267-7348; montblanc.com


Richard Mille unveils the RM 67-01 Automatic Extra Flat skeletonized watch ($85,000), which houses an all-new movement that is as thin as it gets (3.6mm). For strength, the baseplate and bridges are constructed of Grade 5 titanium, and the metal numerals mounted on titanium rails are filled with LumiNova for extra readability. richardmille.com For more watch features and expanded coverage, go to bostoncommon-magazine .com/watches-and-jewelry



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PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF AKRIS

SWISS FASHION HOUSE A RIS HONORS ITS ARCHITECTURAL INSPIRATIONS WITH A NEW BOSTON BOUTIQUE.

Albert Kriemler revels in every detail of Akris’s posh Newbury Street boutique: the glass elevator, the trapezoidal side table, the bleached amber-wood cabinetry. The spacious, three-story space is structurally complex, and, for Kriemler, the fashion house’s creative director and the grandson of Akris founder Alice KriemlerSchoch, it’s also architecturally inspiring. “I love architecture,” says Kriemler, 55. “It tells a story. All of my boutiques tell a story.” At the newly renovated Boston boutique—which relocated from literally across the street—Akris customers can expect a ground floor devoted entirely to accessories. From there, the glass elevator escorts guests to floors dedicated to both the trousers, dresses, and print jackets from Akris’ Punto offerings, as well as the full Spring collection from the namesake line. A cushy mahogany leather armchair and sofa welcome nonshoppers, too, as does a signature Cherner chair by CONTINUED...

The sturctural whimsy in Akris’s new Back Bay boutique, which features three spacious floors of its ultra-luxe wares, bespeaks the design house’s signature aesthetic: strong, architectural lines softened with Continental elegance.

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“I LOVE ARCHITECTURE. IT TELLS A STORY. ALL MY BOUTIQUES TELL A STORY.”—ALBERT KRIEMLER

American architect and designer Norman Cherner. Architecture has always been a major inspiration for Akris, and Boston in particular has been an essential model for Kriemler. “It was our very first boutique [in the States],” he says. “I can see here like nowhere else how much Akris has evolved in 20 years.” Now, he might bring some of Boston back home to Switzerland—on a recent visit, Kriemler met with students from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and Architecture, as well as Swiss architects Emanuel Chris and Christoph Gantenbein, to discuss a virtual case study of Akris’ headquarters in St. Gallen, for which Kriemler is considering a renovation. “Who knows?” he says. “Maybe one day some of these great ideas will be part of a new Akris building.” For now, Akris devotees can look forward to exploring the new Back Bay space and indulging in the spring fashion. Even that is architecturally accented; Kriemler collaborated with Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto to create a collection with minimalist lines that develop into punchy geometric details—cut-out circles, translucent squares, sketched triangles. Kriemler expects the Boston woman to love it. “This area, in so many ways, fits us perfectly: clean, quiet, understated, and intellectual,” he says. “Just like Akris.” 29 Newbury St., 617-536-6225; akris.ch

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A rendering of Akris’ new Back Bay boutique; laser-cut leather Naoshima Pavilion Ai bag ($2,390), after Sou Fujimoto’s famous structure in Kagawa; a Spring Collection look (WITH BOTTOM LEFT); creative director Albert Kriemler.

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There might not be a bronzed, tawny gondolier in sight, but the sleek décor, and haute cuisine, at the new SRV (for Serene Republic of Venice, naturally) gifts Boston a taste of the Veneto. The restaurant’s rich adornments, like velvet banquettes, custom brass shelving, nautical accents, and marbletopped tables, are a nod to both Venice and Boston’s

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Venetian design, materials, and lifestyle while paying respect to the South End.” That’s the front of the house—in the back, chefs Michael Lombardi and Kevin O’Donnell, both longtime Bostonians, orchestrate the fresh Venetian fare (think carne cruda, risotto, and buckwheat bigoli pasta). Inside and out, SRV delivers la dolce vita.

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space haute propert y “I’ve dreamt about building something like this since I was a teenager,” says the owner of this seven-acre, 100 percent-sustainable property in Hamilton.

“the heat, the water, the electricity are all net zero emissions. we literally have no utility bills. we call it smart living.”—don bowen

The wraparound counter separating the kitchen from the living room is made of recycled granite.

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The master bath flows water in from the property’s well and out through the owners’ own sewer system.


Wooden beams were repurposed for the home’s interior supports and reprocessed for the ceilings and floors.

Tying the home together, local architect Steven Baczek’s clean, modern design is punctuated by carefully deployed pops of color.

Positive EnErgy Two green champions go for The gusTo wiTh a 100-percenT susTainable dream home.

Over the years, Don and Amy Bowen reckon they’ve owned almost a dozen homes. But this, the 2,400square-foot modern house they just built in Hamilton, surpasses anything they ever imagined they could attain. “I’ve dreamt about building something like this since I was a teenager,” says Don, who was deeply disturbed by the energy crisis in the 1970s. The three-bedroom, one-story property sits on seven acres, where a typical day involves spotting deer, fox, owls, or a red-tailed hawk in the backyard meadow, not to mention a fierce sunset. What is not so typical is that everything on the property is sustainable. “I mean everything,” says Don, a civil engineer and principal of local engineering firm Meridian Associates. “The heat, the water, the electricity are all net zero emissions. We literally have no utility bills.” Water? The Bowens have their own well (and their own sewer and disposal systems). Heat? They installed an air source heat pump. Finally, for the big one, electricity, the Bowens hired Solect Energy

(solect.com) to place 52 solar panels on the roof with a 15-kilowatt system. “We overproduce electricity in the summer months,” says Don. But make no mistake, no utility bills do not mean no luxury. A walk-in shower, spacious deck, highend kitchen, and fire pit highlight the modern residence, designed by Reading architect Steven Baczek (stevenbaczekarchitect .com). Recycled granite was used to build countertops, repurposed glass sourced for the bathrooms, and wooden beams reprocessed for flooring and ceilings. Heavily fortified Shuco aluminum provided by Yaro (yarowindows.com) was chosen for the windows, producing a thermal rating of R-7.5 (well exceeding the average of R-3.25), a critical element for containing heat or cool air indoors. “Every decision was carefully weighed,” says Don, who opted for no-mow ornamental grass to keep maintenance demands at a minimum. “We call it smart living. It is the most luxurious home we have ever lived in.”

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How do you translate a lifetime of color and texture into a rug collection? Ask Boston-based interior designer Eric Haydel, whose collaboration with Dover Rug & Home, titled Carnival, is all the rage in rugs this season. The designs, which include the beaded Masquerade, striped Second Line, and abstract Streetcar, were inspired by Haydel’s vibrant childhood in Louisiana and the Southern textile tradition of bold patters and pops of color—perfect for spring. “As designers, our life experiences are the inspiration for what we create,” says Haydel, 31, the current president of the

New England chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers. That sense of fun and whimsy runs through every thread of the 8x10-foot and 9x12-foot hand-knotted silk and wool rugs (different sizes available upon request). Haydel knew from the moment he began working with Dover Rug’s owner, Mahmud Jafri, and his son Hasan that the relationship was a good fit. “Mahmud’s dream has resulted in the beauty and integrity that is Dover Rug & Home,” says Haydel. “How could I not jump on board with that?” Pricing upon request. 390 Stuart St., 617-266-3600; doverrug.com

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Boston-based interior designer Eric Haydel translates his Southern sensibility into color-popped rugs, such as the Second Line (above), for spring.

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DESIGNER Eric HaydEl’S NEW RUG COLLECTION SPEAKS TO A COLORFUL SPRING.


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The new 1,020-squarefoot Charles boardroom.

The business lobby’s floor-to-ceiling windows overlook Fenway Park.

The Fenway Suite features original ballpark seats on its spacious terrace.

The new Fenway guest rooms overlook the ballpark’s Green Monster.

Each of the new 96 rooms features ultra-modern bathrooms.

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The use of houndstooth, herringbone, and plaid reflect the area’s collegiate heritage.

Talk about a two-run homer—as a guest at the newly revamped Hotel Commonwealth, you can enjoy not only the luxury hotel’s expanded amenities and updated décor, but also its super-select access to the Boston Red Sox. In December, the Commonwealth, adjacent to Fenway Park, completed a two-year, $55 million renovation and expansion, remodeling its original 145 rooms and lobby plus adding, in a new wing, 96 rooms and suites and 6,000 square feet of event space, including a 2,000-squarefoot outdoor terrace. As befits the official hotel of the Red Sox, the all-star addition is the 660-squarefoot Fenway suite, which sports Sox memorabilia (a retired scoreboard, vintage baseball cards and photos) and a balcony with original ballpark seats and a headon view of the namesake stadium. According to GM Adam Sperling, the Red Sox partnership—and its special perks—brings guests closer to the hotel’s home in Kenmore Square: “Being able to go [atop] the Green Monster or on the field for batting practice [helps] connect guests” with the area’s heritage. Take us out to the ballgame! 500 Commonwealth Ave., 617-933-5000; hotelcommonwealth.com

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EMPRESS INDIA LIFESTYLE GURU INDIA HIC S BRINGS HER ROYAL DESIGNS TO TOWN.

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HICKS’ HOME WARES ALL COME WITH A BACKSTORY—OFTEN ROYAL, BUT ALWAYS REFRESHINGLY HUMAN.

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Endearing charms adorn India Hicks’ Indi pendant ring ($16); Hicks; Crown Imperial scarves from the spring collection ($58 each); the Edwina hobo bag ($440); the Riviera Collection, in springready poppy, includes a tote ($145), duffle ($225), wash bag ($68), basket ($245), and more.

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One massive clue that you’ve made it: friends and strangers alike burning your candles, carrying your totes, decorating their homes like yours. Of course, when your candles come in divine scents like black hibiscus, when your totes are made of glamorous, color-blocked leather or versatile cotton webbing— indeed, when your wares define an entirely new aesthetic of casual luxury, success is easier to come by. Such is the case with India Hicks, a former fashion model and bona fide English royalty (she was a flower girl in Princess Diana’s wedding). Now, the English are coming to town (again), when Hicks, who wrote the interior decorating bible Island Style, visits the Boston Design Center to unveil her lifestyle brand’s new spring collection. In addition to her home wares and accessories, Bostonians can also expect Hicks’ famous loquaciousness (some past gems: “I am an absolute shit cook”; “I am pretty good at changing a tire”; “I have never been known to turn down chocolate soufflé”). Which is fitting, since Hicks’ coralhued carry-ons and head-swooning room fragrances all come with a backstory—often royal, but always refreshingly human. February 25, 1 Design Center Pl., Ste. 200, 617-449-5514; bostondesign.com



space gardening koi pond (koi fish included) and several paths that lead throughout the open space to a remarkable arboretum. The forest includes a collection of weeping hemlock trees, katsura trees, Japanese maples, and others. “Japanese plants thrive in the New England climate, because it is almost identical to the climate in Japan. Thus, this theme tends to be a popular one among our clients,” says Peter White, principal of ZEN Associates. All of these landscaping elements come together flawlessly to create a quiet and calming outdoor sanctuary—just what the suburbs should offer. 800-8346654; zenassociates.com

All ThAT GliTTers Is Green Whether it’s an inner-city rooftop or an expansive backyard, you can transform any outdoor space into a luscious garden. here’s hoW.

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hidden driveways, and mod rooftops are the verdant rage. Grab your trowels and go! aqua-essence Those with several acres outside of the city can use every inch of their spacious suburban land to develop a stunning outdoor space with varieties of flowers, grass, trees, and other exterior design elements. This particular garden took over a spacious, open lawn created with a Japanese-inspired theme in mind. Woburn-based landscapers ZEN Associates built a large

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One secret to lush greenery in your garden? Choose the flora that thrives in Boston’s climate. That includes the Japanese varietals utilized in this spacious back yard (here and above). A pond of koi fish helps round out the theme.

photography courtesy of Zen associates. opposite page: by Keith LebLanc

A garden in the city? A novel idea, we know. But, it’s oh-so-easy to build for yourself. We called on renowned local landscape designers to help us scour both city and country in search of greater Boston’s most bloomin’ cool gardens. Here are our top selections from each category—a rooftop in the city and a front and backyard (for those lucky suburbanites with acres of space)—as well as guidelines for re-creating them with the year’s en vogue garden trends. Like fashion and food, gardening has its seasonal crazes—this year, koi fish,


This front yard in Chestnut Hill marries vibrant gardening—varied trees, evergreen shrubbery, stately ivy—with practicaluse space—parking for guests, outdoor event area, even room for a pick-up lacrosse game.

“WE RESPECT THE HISTORY OF A SPACE, BUT WE WANT TO REFLECT MODERN LIVING.”—doug jones


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front yard of this Chestnut Hill home is way more fun than its primary function as a guest parking area might suggest. “That is exactly the point,” says Doug Jones, principal of Boston’s LeBlanc Jones Landscape Architects. “We wanted to create a space that has many uses for the family.” Designing a driveway may sound straightforward, but that’s not how Jones says his firm approaches a project.

“We respect the history of a space, but we want to reflect modern living.” In this case, the client, a couple with young children, wanted to maximize outdoor activity and minimize maintenance. The lawn is framed by Japanese pachysandra, while three Stewartia trees and Winter Gem boxwood evergreen shrubs brighten up the retaining area. Boston ivy and boxwood hedge cover the stately front of the house.

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“The look is elegant, quiet, and private,” Jones says—lacrosse games notwithstanding. 617-4266475; leblancjones.com Raise the Roof When Foliaire landscape designer Matt Stein picks up the phone these days, he is prepared with a bevy of options. “Clients want multi-functionality,” he says. “Entertainment space, some shade, privacy, variety of plants, modular furniture... the works.” Add to that a vegetable

garden for the owner of this Beacon Hill rooftop. “She is a super-modern, forward-thinking community leader,” Stein says, “and deeply involved with urban farming.” So Stein created a series of vegetable planters (“She grows tomatoes, herbs, eggplants, and mixed greens”), cedar lattices strengthened by a steel frame and copper (“The lattices work as walls, offering complete privacy”), a hidden drip-irrigation system, and

interchangeable plant pots. “The owner can easily switch out the planters every season,” says Stein. “Tulips are grown in the spring, mandevilla vines in the summer, mums in the autumn.” By all accounts, the roof space fulfills a range of requirements, including a contemporary sensibility Stein is seeing more of with urban gardens: “There is definitely a shift from classic to modern design.” 617-357-5255; foliaire.com

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Cebula Design working to develop and establish each client’s own style, this firm transforms spaces into inviting living interiors. 18 Liberty St., Newburyport, 978-4626984; cebuladesign.com

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addressing the needs of each client’s lifestyle, chrisicos interiors works from conception to completion to create exactly what its clients are seeking. 20 Park Plaza, Ste. 400, 617-699-9462; chrisicosinteriors.com

Christopher peaCoCk this designer’s smart, classic, refined designs are brilliantly executed in interior spaces. One Design Center Place, Ste. 635, 888-8898891; peacockhome.com

Cynthia DrisColl interiors focusing on high-end residential projects, this firm implements innovative style to bring fashionably comfortable designs to every space. 70 Charles St., 617-367-6770; cynthia driscollinteriors.com

Duffy Design group working closely with architects and builders, duffy designs carefully and meticulously to ensure the best outcome for the space. 11 Elkins St., 617-765-8175; duffydesigngroup.com

hark + osborne interior Design a firm willing to work on every aspect of the project, hark + osborne is able to achieve continuity in the look and ambiance desired by each client. 46 Waltham St., Ste. 205A, 617-504-1767; hpluso.com

kathleen hay Designs this distinguished design firm specializes in residential projects on nantucket. 508-228-1219; kathleenhay designs.com

liz Caan interiors never shying away from bold colors and modern furniture, liz caan’s home spaces are both visually interesting and physically inviting. 1066 Centre St., Newton Centre, 617-244-0424; lizcaan.com

martha’s VineyarD interior Design featuring custom furniture, window treatments, floor coverings, and home acces-

sories, martha’s vineyard interior design is the premier firm for homes created for island living. 56 Main St., Vineyard Haven, 508-687-9555; mvidesign.com

pompeii Design group placing a high importance on collaboration with architects and builders, these designers will work as a team to perfect your space. 110 Stuart St., Ste. 17D, 617-792-7463; pompeiidesigngroup.com

terrat elms interior Design constantly in collaboration with architects, engineers, furniture makers, tradespeople, manufacturers, and store and gallery owners, this team has all the resources to give clients their ideal home. 535 Albany St., 617-451-1555; terratelms.com

RETAIL California Closets the answer to your storage problems, california closets excels in designing and installing cabinetry and shelving. 1660 Soldiers Field Road, Brighton, 617-209 3431; californiaclosets.com

Balanced Building Focusing on both interiors and exteriors, Zen Associates works with clients to design their entire space, providing services ranging from landscape construction to interior design. With an organic focus to their approach, Zen combines art, science, and nature to produce spaces that refect and promote learning and growth. That philosophy has attracted a variety of well-known residential and corporate clients, including Massachusetts General Hospital and the Museum of Fine Arts. 10 Micro Dr., Woburn, 800834-6654; zenassociates.com

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Casa Design

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This South End boutique specializes in modern and contemporary furniture. 460 Harrison Ave., 617-654-2974; casadesignboston.com

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CirCle Furniture

huDson Furniture

Circle offers a wide selection of unique, traditional pieces as well as custom upholstery. 31 St. James Ave., 617-7780887; circlefurniture.com

Clarke

Shop Frette for all your luxury bath and bed needs. 776B Boylston St., 617-2670500; frette.com

Eclectic pieces pairing New England and California styles define this home furnishings and décor retailer. 12 Union Park St., 617-292-0900; hudsonboston.com

Design your dream kitchen with the high-end appliances and kitchenware found at the Clarke showroom. 393 Fortune Blvd., Milford, 800842-5275; clarkeliving.com

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lanDry & arCari

Create and organize your perfect closet with this company, which has all you’ll need. 220 Ballardvale St., Ste. E, Wilmington, 800838-7995; closetfactory.com

Dover rug Importing handmade rugs from India, Pakistan, and Nepal, Dover Rug offers a wide selection of intricate pieces, as well as custom options. 390 Stuart St., 617266-3600; doverrug.com

Duxiana You’ve never truly snuggled unless you’ve wrapped yourself up in Duxiana’s ultrafine linens. 173 Newbury St.,

This contemporary shop is filled with super-colorful, mod-inspired furnishings. 129 Newbury St., 617-4370018; jonathanadler.com

The intimate service of this family-run carpet gallery can help you find the perfect rug for any space in your home. 333 Stuart St., 617-3996500; landryandarcari.com

MarC hall oBJekt Originally a floral designer, Marc Hall showcases his botanical flair in offering unique accessories for home and garden. 531 Albany St., Ste. 2, 617-391-6236; theworldofmarchall.com

MitChell golD + BoB WilliaMs These premier home furnishers offer everything

from gorgeous upholstery and photography and wall art to furniture such as tables, storage, rugs, and lighting. 142 Berkeley St., 617-266-0075; mgbw home.com

Montage Montage is Back Bay’s beloved showroom for high-end, modern furniture. 75 Arlington St., 617-4519400; montageweb.com

the Morson ColleCtion With a focus on modern European designs, Morson stocks exclusive furniture, lighting, and carpet collections. 108 Lincoln St., 617-482-2335; themorson collection.com

PoggenPohl This kitchen design studio specializes in remodeling— your dream kitchen awaits. 135 Newbury St., 617-2365253; poggenpohl.com

roChe BoBois This high-end shop sources modern furniture from designers all over the world. 2 Avery St., 617-742-9611; roche-bobois.com

siMon PearCe From glassware to pottery, wood to metal, Simon Pearce offers stunning pieces to accent your home.

MAKE IT CLEAR Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Modernize any room with something see-through. From seating and ottomans to lighting and more, these pieces make any room seem larger and less cluttered while still giving you the extra seating and serving help you need. www.mgbwhome.com Boston 142 Berkeley Street 617-266-0075 Burlington

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and more. It also offers the Designer on Call program,

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which allows customers to sit down with one of BDC’s ffteen designers for an hour of design consultation—all complimentary, of course. 1 Design Center Pl., 617-4495501; bostondesign.com

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Protect and Preserve With services ranging from custom building to renovations and home care, FBN Construction collaborates with clients from each project’s conception to completion; indeed, since its founding in 1978, the frm has established a reputation for exceptional customer service. In addition to traditional construction and renovation projects, FBN, believing homes require consistent care and work, offers a variety of up-keep services, such as preservation, home control and security, and routine maintenance. 17 Wolcott Ct., Hyde Park, 617-333-6800; fbnconstruction.com

This spring, let Winston Flowers enrich the beauty of your outdoor living spaces. Traditional gardens, patios, poolsides, city roof decks and container gardens are conceptualized, designed and installed entirely by our team of experts. Our collection of unique European containers – many exclusive to Winston Flowers – are planted with carefully selected plants and installed with unmatched design sensibilities to dramatically transform your outdoor space. For a consultation, please contact our Garden Design team. Winstonfowers.com/garden-design 617.541.1108

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SplaSh Splash is a premier showroom offering luxury outfittings for kitchens and bathrooms. 244 Needham St., Newton, 617-332-6662; splashspritzo.com

Twelve ChairS Filled with upscale furniture and home décor, this shop and studio also offers interior design consultation. 581 Tremont St., 617-982-6136; twelvechairsboston.com

ver-Tex Find the answers to your natural-light problems with Ver-Tex’s wide selection of stunning window treatments and shading options. 263 Summer St., 781-332-3030; shadelightsolutions.com

wood-Mode Increase your storage in style with Wood-Mode’s unique custom cabinetry. 1069 Washington St., Newton, 617-244-3993; wood-mode.com

BUILDERS all pro ChiMney SweepS From construction to sweeps, All Pro focuses on all things chimney and hearth. 236

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Newport Ave., South Attleboro, 509-399-6297; allprochimneysweeps.com

C.h. newTon BuilderS Specializing in luxury homes, C.H. Newton prides itself on outstanding craftsmanship. 245 Washington St., Wellesley Hills, 617-723-4567; chnewton.com

fallon developMenT Fallon’s experienced team of architects, builders, and designers makes for superlative custom homes. 171 Reservoir St., Needham Heights, 781-237-0505; falloncustomhomes.com

highland developMenT Highland boasts a long and diverse portfolio, having constructed several “dream homes” in Greater Boston. 98 Winchester St., Medford, 781-393-0006; highlanddevelopment.net

kenwood BuilderS Utilizing artisanal craftsmanship, Kenwood designs and builds truly stunning luxury homes. 397A Harvard St., Brookline, 617-505-1857; kenwoodbuilders.com

MorehouSe MaCdonald and aSSoCiaTeS By understanding each client’s vision and style, MMA is able to tailor their design expertise for each and every project. 3 Bow St., Lexington, 781-8619500; morehouse macdonald.com

Mayer + aSSoCiaTeS Mayer + Associates develops large-scale commercial projects in addition to smaller (but not always!) residential designs. 1647 Beacon St., Ste. 1, Waban, 617-916-0774; ajmarchitects.com

paTriCk ahearn Snag some prime real estate and trust this celebrated local architect, with offices in Boston and Edgartown, to design your ideal home. 160 Commonwealth Ave., 617266-1710; patrickahearn.com

S+h ConSTruCTion S+H prides itself on customer relations, craftsmanship, and carrying out projects on time and on budget. 26 New St., Ste. 2, Cambridge, 617-876-8286; shconstruction.com

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Sanford works closely with clients on each custom build, renovation, and addition. 310 Washington St., Ste. 202, Wellesley Hills, 781-416-7007; sanford custom.com

SeaDar ConStruCtion SeaDar follows the direction of their own slogan— “building trust”—by keeping projects on time and on budget, ensuring each client’s satisfaction. 46 Waltham St., 617-423-0870; seadar.com

WinDover ConStruCtion Overseeing every project from its initial planning to its finishing touches, Windover ensures each plan meets all of their clients’ needs. 66 Cherry Hill Dr., Beverly, 978-526-9410; windover.com

WooDMeiSter MaSter BuilDerS From fine residential constructions to custom cabinetry and interiors, Woodmeister can handle all of a project’s woodworking needs—and with an emphasis on green design and construction, too. 1317 Washington St., 617-423-2900; woodmeister.com

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With a passion for innovative and ecologically sensible design, this architecture and mechanical design firm specializes in modern green development, for both new and renovation construction. 156 Milk St., Ste. 3, 617-720-5002; zeroenergy.com

This firm pays great attention to all of the architectural details of the space they’re designing, and implements appropriate elements including terraces, driveways, pools, outdoor kitchens, and more. 21 Center St., Weston, 781-899-9393; themacdowell company.com

GARDENING & LANDSCAPE lenox BrotherS A full-service landscape maintenance company, Lenox Brothers will keep your lawn beautifully manicured throughout the warm seasons. PO Box 127, Concord, 978-287-4416; lenoxbrothers.com

r.p. MarZilli & CoMpany Collaborating with clients to design their ideal landscapes, R.P. Marzilli works on projects featuring architectural stone features, water features, plant and lawn installation, and site amenities. 21A Trotter Dr., Medway, 508-533-8700; rpmarzilli.com

KiMBerly MerCurio lanDSCape arChiteCture Taking notes from and playing off a project’s surrounding architecture, this firm works in and around Boston, Cape Cod, and Cambridge creating stunning, integrative designs specifically tailored for each client. 2 Mason St., Cambridge, 508-495-1075; kimberlymercurio.com

GreGory loMBarDi DeSiGn With projects ranging from Back Bay terraces to the gardens of seaside homes in Cape Cod, this firm has the talent and versatility to design any outdoor space. 2235 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-492-2808; lombardidesign.com

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Eric Levin and Michael Blanchard

Peter and Pia Miller with Lexie Roth

Carolina Tress-Balsbaugh, Carol Fulp, Mary Kakas, and Madeleine Capino

FRAME OF MIND BENEFIT Artists and photographers gathered at Copley Place to support Frame of Mind for Rogerson Communities. The event showcased the work of seven Boston photographers, including regular Boston Common contributors Eric Levin and Michael Blanchard, who together chronicled the lives of local trailblazing women as a way to start a discussion about healthy aging. The project was developed by Barbara Quiroga and Olivia Ives-Flores.

Katiti Karonde and Yolita Nugent

Kate Gilbert, Emily Foster Day, and Karen DeTemple

Brooke Tobey, Olivia Ives-Flores, and Stephen St. Francis Decky

Dante Latessa, Edward Latessa, Colleen Barry, and Paul McGann Marc Harris and Bobby DiMarzo

SOTHEBY’S WATCH LUNCHEON

Michael Carucci and Larry Rideout

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Special guests were invited to the private residence of Michael L. Carucci, executive vice president of Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty, to help celebrate Nate Borgelt, a watches and clocks specialist with Gibson Sotheby’s, and his role selling rare Cartier and Patek Philippe clocks. Attendees enjoyed light tastings and libations during the luncheon.

Wayne Lopez and Elena Krupennikova

PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHAEL BLANCHARD (FRAME OF MIND); JAZZ AND TARA (SOTHEBY’S)

George Regan and Nate Borgelt

Colleen Barry and Nicole Rideout


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Michelle McCourty and Christine Sanchez

Devin McCourty, Marquice Cole, and Dont’a Hightower

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Lori Talanian and Desiree Lev

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Chung Changing Lives hosted its second annual Open Mic Karaoke Fundraiser at Splitsville and Howl at the Moon Patriot Place in Foxborough. More than 400 guests attended Patrick Chung’s fundraiser, which benefitted his eponymous charity as well as United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley. Several of Chung’s New England Patriots teammates were in attendance, many of whom sang their karaoke hearts out. The event was emceed by former Patriots player Jermaine “Wiggy” Wiggins, and a live auction was led by Boston comedian and actor Lenny Clarke.

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Harold and Linda Schwartz with Ronald Ssemanda, Robert Beal, and Garrison Corben

PHOTOGRAPHY BY RUSS MEZIKOFSKY (CHUNG); PIERCE HARMAN (RITZ)

Joyce Kulhawik and Coryn Bina

HORSING AROUND AT THE RITZ The BINA Farm Center hosted its fifth annual gala at The Ritz-Carlton for more than 250 guests. BINA Farm Center is a non-profit organization that provides equine-assisted therapeutic and recreational programs—as well as integrated programs in music, art, and nature—for children with a range of special needs. A portion of the $300,000 raised will benefit the BINA Farm Center Scholarship Fund.

Lisa and Jeff Davis

Terry Snow and Eileen Polasky

Dante Stallone with Coryn and Babak Bina

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Beth Jones, Allison Johnson, and Alex McGuigan

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Derek Lam and Simon Doonan

Marge Cregg, Liz Robinson, and Marsha Perreault

BARNEYS NEW YORK STEPPINGSTONE FOUNDATION BENEFIT Barneys New York at Copley Place hosted a luncheon with Simon Doonan, Amy S. Berylson, and Allison Johnson for designer Derek Lam. Doonan, Barneys’ creative ambassador-at-large, and Lam entertained guests with a fashion conversation and Q&A. Barneys donated 10 percent of the event’s sales to The Steppingstone Foundation, which develops and implements programs to help underserved Boston children.

Elizabeth Berylson Katz, Amy Berylson, and Jennifer Block

Nicole Conlon, Derek Lam, and Kristin Casey

Kari Dudley, Jennifer Iovino, and Leah Talanian

Virginia Fresne, Leila Chambers, and Meredith Starr

Felicia Hopkins and Jessica Hennessy

Laine Hern and Kristen Daly

Alyssa Romano and Noelani Zervas

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Tailored for Education, a locally based organization providing uniforms to students in need across the globe, hosted its second annual Tailored on the Town at The Lenox Hotel. Janet Wu, Linda Holliday, and PR superstar Kristen Daly were present for the event, which included a runway show.

Allix Karas, Ian Hohmeister, Kaily Nash, and Lesley Restuccia

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Elena Luzzi, Rachele Buriassi, and Martin Paglialunga

Kim Prior, Michelle Miller Erb, and Lynette Elam

Jill Hanna, Malgosia Black, Kate Hermann, and Ania Davis

Janet Wu, Yula Lee, Karen Lieff, and Elly Newbower

BOSTON BALLET BENEFIT AT MAX MARA Max Mara celebrated the Boston Ballet with a special cocktail event at Max Mara’s Newbury Street boutique. Hosted by Max Mara’s Maria Giulia Maramotti and Lara Hurley, the event saw local influencers and Boston Ballet supporters enjoy Champagne and shop the brand’s newest collection as a handful of principal dancers modeled Max Mara coats throughout the store.

Jessica Nussenbaum and Brinda Kirpalani

Maria Baranova

Kornilia Floyd and Lauren Donohue

Brittany and Edward Mazique

Emma Jackson, David Ambach, and Betty Bowe

PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHAEL BLANCHARD

JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER HIGH HOPES GALA NBC meteorologist Dylan Dreyer emceed Joslin Diabetes Center’s 16th annual High Hopes Gala at the Westin Copley Hotel. The black-tie event drew a crowd of 400 supporters and raised nearly $1 million for the Center’s research endeavors, education programs, and clinical care. The cocktail reception was followed by a live show from The Sultans of Swing, exciting silent and live auctions, and a raffle to win two tickets to Elton John’s 2016 Oscars party.

Doug Melton, Lilly Branka, Peter Amenta, and Dylan Dreyer

Aaron Townsend, Anne Cropp, Christine Kuerschmer, and Kenny Barnett

Hannah Eisenberg, Hillary Mullen, and Taylor Sampson

Jenna and Pat Kent

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INVITED Daniela Corte’s ever-elegant designs graced the Newbury Street boutique.

Jessica Diaz, Daniela Corte, and Jenny Johnson

Daniela Corte and India Hicks

INDIA HICKS POP-UP

Kris Laping, Dr. Pramila Yadav, Ashley Bernon, Dr. Todd Shapiro, and Dr. Hope Ricciotti

Diane Grogan, Hilary Esdaile, India Hicks, and Mary-Ellen Delaney

Christina Pierce

Max Kzemin and Linda Corte

Lauren Rosen, Bertha Gardner, Penny Fireman, Kat Vandernoot, and Andrea Gonzalez Danielle Vollmar and Andrea Starr

BETH ISRAEL DEACONESS MEDICAL CENTER BENEFIT

Tanja Tatelman and Colleen Young

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Burberry enthusiasts and supporters of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center gathered at the English house’s Newbury Street location to kick off a campaign for the hospital’s new maternity wing. The evening, hosted by Ashley Bernon, honored physicians Dr. Todd Shapiro and Dr. Pramila Yadav. Guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and Jenny Johnson’s new wine, Champy.

Andrea Brooks and Dana Avidan Cohn

PHOTOGRAPHY BY LISA RICHOV (INDIA HICKS); MICHAEL BLANCHARD (BETH ISRAEL DEACONESS)

Daniela Corte welcomed lifestyle guru India Hicks to her Newbury Street boutique for a two-day pop-up shop. Boston ladies (and gentlemen!) shopped Corte’s fall collection and Hicks’ home goods and accessories while sipping Jenny Johnson’s new Champy sparkling wine. Guests included Melinda Sarkis, Jessica Diaz, media maven Alex Hall, and real estate mogul Rob Caro.


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As if one penthouse weren’t enough, a real-life king is scooping up two top-tier, rooftop condos at the new Four Seasons Hotel Boston. Since the chi-chi Dalton Street property will not be complete until 2017, said king can customize the space to his extravagant liking. The 60-story building will be the highest in Boston and will offer two restaurants, two lounges, and a health club and spa—oh, and cost $700 million to build. The double penthouse sale ought to brighten up the balance sheet a tad.

How lucky cAn you geT? This is surely the question this gorgeous, literary Back Bay scribe must have asked herself. Her frst book, based on her royal Middle eastern heritage, landed a big-name publisher. Then, Hollywood came knocking with a ferce movie rights contract and an A-list director. word is that carrie Mulligan is up for the starring role… but so is the hotshot author herself, who auditioned as well.

superhero WOW! This brilliant entrepreneur sold his biotech company for gazillions of dollars, and how did he celebrate? Not by buying a swanky second house. Not by racking up an outlandish tab at his country club. No, this gentleman shared the wealth by walking miles and miles all around the city and handing out generously credited supermarket gift cards to every homeless person he saw. Now that’s a star.

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does not begin to describe this passionate hotel concierge. Just out of college and a few months on the job, she’s booked a private plane to take off within an hour of the assignment—and had it flled with hundreds of longstemmed roses and a case of Veuve clicquot. she scored day-of front row tickets to the much-sought-after Hamilton musical on nyc’s Broadway for a master of the universe who also politely asked for (and got, natch) a top-of-the-line stretch limo for the round-trip excursion. lastly, she managed to wrangle a chimp as a special surprise for a fve-year-old’s birthday party. needless to say, her veteran colleagues are green with envy.

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Two bigwig Boston restaurateurs are taking their secret sauce recipe for success out west. As in out West. As in La La Land. The first culinary mogul already has seven national locations under his belt as well as an expansive frozen food business. The second gastronomic guru boasts six locations in Greater Boston. Both of these restaurant czars are revered for attracting Super Bowl heroes and TV personalities as well as Harvard professors as regulars. Their guest list is sure to grow bigger (and even more famous) in Tinseltown.


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