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Your Glorious Home! Imaginative interiors, real estate revelations, and color coding for spring LAND HO! ALL ABOARD THE TALL SHIPS

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BEAUTIFUL NEW CONDOMINIUMS ON BOSTON’S WATERFRONT There are so many reasons to love 50 Liberty. Spectacular water and city views – always in motion – are just the beginning. You’ll love the array of lifestyle amenities ranging from the private club room and the well-equipped fitness center to the 24-hour concierge. Situated in the heart of Boston Harbor overlooking Boston’s Waterfront and the Fan Pier Marina, the luxury condominiums of 50 Liberty welcome you to city living that feels open and relaxing and places you within easy access of all that Boston has to offer. Sales are now underway. An array of beautiful home styles available starting at $1,000,000, plus. Broker Participation Welcome.


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product of his work with infrared—a process by which the camera blocks most of what’s seen on the visible light spectrum and only captures infrared light. “To be able to reveal this unseen world is exciting,” Barnard says. Since the 1960s Barnard

has focused on what his idol Henri Cartier-Bresson did: street scenes... empty expanses: visions of a world out of sight, but within reach. Unseen: Photography Beyond the Visible is showing April 20–May 13 at the Providence Center for the

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12 // FULL FRONTAL 28 // LETTER FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF 30 // LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

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32 // THE LIST

European design and cutting edge functionality are the specialties of Divine Design Center’s 8,000 square foot showroom in Battery Wharf.

37 // INVITED

SCENE | STYLE | SPACE The tall ships are back with a boom boom extravaganza on Boston Harbor with Sail Boston.

52 // TURN IT ON! Boston-based interior designer Erin Gates continues to expand her homegoods collection—and is crushing it.

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Henri Matisse, Purple Robe and Anemones, 1937, is just one of the masterpieces shown at the “Matisse in the Studio” exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts.

54 // EDGY, PLAYFUL… AND VEGAN? By CHLOE. is Boston’s newest way to eat well and look cool.

56 // THE NATURAL Events mastermind Bryan Rafanelli refuses to follow trends. He creates them.

58 // THE PATH TO FAME

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Rafanelli Events founder Bryan Rafanelli continues to outdo himself with one exquisite event after another.

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Orange is the New Black’s Dianne Guerrero honors her past and future with the Boston Arts Academy.

60 // WHITE HOT Jonathan Simkhai brings his romantic-chic designs and philosophy to Saks Fifth Avenue.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY KEITARO YOSHIOKA (SHOWROOM); ALLAN ZEPEDA (TABLE); © THE BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART; COURTESY, MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON (MATISSE)

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CONTENTS 62 // PORTRAIT OF A PARTY Dance the night away with Matisse and rosé at the Museum of Fine Art’s Summer Soirée.

64 // JUST TRY AND PUT THIS BOOK DOWN First-time author Jeanne Blasberg writes a Beacon Hill page-turner.

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Dress, Derek Lam ($1,950). dereklam.com. Earrings, Diane von Furstenberg ($258). 73 Newbury St., 617-247-7300; dvf.com. Embellished slides, Tomas Maier ($550). Neiman Marcus, Copley Place, 617-536-3660; neimanmarcus.com

66 // LA VIE EN ROSÉ Celebrating the 10th vintage of its buzzy flagship rosé, Château d’Esclans brings a taste of St-Tropez to the States.

68 // COLOR CODING Look at the bright side! Top interior designer Steven Favreau is making Boston a more colorful place.

70 // ALL’S FAIR IN LOVE AND REAL ESTATE Forget renovation. Two top real estate brokers reveal the biggest trend now is new.

72 // RIGHT BRAIN, LEFT BRAIN He’s an engineer; she’s a designer. Together they make the Divine Design Center.

74 // HIGH FIVE The 2017 Audi Q5 raises the Boston bar for midsize SUVs.

FEATURES Baywatch star Charlotte McKinney sets her sights on reaching the top of the fashion and entertainment worlds, and roaring past the finish line at Cape Cod’s Best Buddies challenge.

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Are we inside? Are we outside? It’s all one and the same—and gorgeous—thanks to Morehouse MacDonald & Associates.

82 // GOLD RUSH This season’s tough metallics give gritty glamour to worn-in leathers, butter-soft suedes, and sensual (though not slouchy) silhouettes.

90 // DREAM HOME You’ve waited your whole life to create the ultimate domestic bliss. Now meet the teams that can help you build it.

THE SOURCE 95 // SCENE Indulge in insider Boston with the city’s best arts, dining, and nightlife.

102 // STYLE Shop… and sparkle! Here’s to looking your best this spring.

108 // SPACE Do a home makeover à la Boston with the area’s best designs.

AND FINALLY… 120 // SOCIAL INTEL

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

AHOY, THERE, BOSTON! The city is cruising big time this season. The Tall Ships will be anchored in Boston Harbor (I’m totally signing up for a behind-the-scenes tour on day one) and a lineup of knee-slapping comedians like Hannibal Buress and Pete Holmes in a comedy experience for the ever-expanding Boston Calling Festival. On the society front, smashing philanthropist Simone Winston will be honored on May 1 at the Breast Cancer Research Foundation’s Boston Hot Pink Party at the Intercontinental Boston. At the Boston Center for the Arts Ball on June 3 at the Cyclorama, guests will be dazzled by the city’s best performers. And on May 17, I will be wearing a big, blooming hat at Party in the Park to celebrate the Emerald Necklace Conservancy, and life in general. That’s in the outside world. For my inside world, May and June mean dolling up the house for my posse. There’s groovy orange pillows to update our couches, cans of cobalt paint to trick up the hallway, and hand-crafted table settings to wow my guests. I picked up these pointers thanks to the band of experts who loaned their guidance and insights for our special home issue. Building firms like FBN Construction, Morehouse MacDonald, and Woodmeister, along with interior designer Steven Favreau and world-class events planer Bryan Rafanelli, each generously shared the tricks of their trade for this issue. Boston thanks you, and God knows, so does my house.

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY BINITA PATEL (RAFANELLI); MICHAEL BLANCHARD (WASSER). MAKE UP BY TAVI DE LA ROSA/SISLEY. HAIR BY LOUISE RUSK/GREEN TANGERINE SPA & SALON

clockwise from top left: I spent a fabulous morning listening to Bryan Rafanelli talk about his career at a SERV Boston event (with founder Lisa Flores, right); with by CHLOE. Creative Director, Founder, and President, Samantha Wasser, at Boston’s first location in the Seaport District.


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LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

SPRING IS HERE, AND WARMER DAYS ARE AHEAD! From the Boston Marathon to the Red Sox home opener and all the events that are happening, the city feels alive with energy and excitement. The Tall Ships are sailing into town from June 17–22, with Fan Pier serving as the main hub of attractions and activities. I’ll be enjoying many of the waterfront restaurants as I watch the amazing boats cruise by. Speaking of events, I’m honored once again to be one of the “Men in Pink” at the Boston Hot Pink Party to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. This issue of Boston Common marks our 2nd annual home issue. To celebrate, we will be partnering with the Boston Design Center to honor all things “home,” including interior design, real estate, builders, architecture, and landscapes. We welcome our cover star, model and actress Charlotte McKinney, who will be riding in this year’s Best Buddies Challenge, taking place on June 3. She’s been involved with the organization for over seven years, but this will be her first-time participating in the Cape Cod ride for Team Tom Brady. We are looking ahead to summer, weekend getaways, and all things New England! I look forward to seeing you around town…

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOHN GILLOOLY/PEI (FOSTER); RYAN STRANZ (COOMBES)

Celebrating the 18th annual Big Night event at the House of Blues Boston with President & CEO of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay, Wendy Foster, and CEO of Access Sports Media, Bill Meara; our Editor-in-Chief, Lisa Pierpont, and Sephora’s Regional Vice President, Jessica Coombes, at the new store opening in Faneuil Hall.


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THE LIST LATE SPRING 2017

Samantha Wasser

Sue Perry

Andrew Marconi

Chris Rock

Michael Phillips

Kanessa Tixe

Jillian Michaels

Todd Lamothe

Peg Walsh

Tom Brady

Kristan McLaughlin

Jason Aldean

Sarah Silverman

John Drew

Kim Noltemy

Taraji P. Henson

Faith Hill

Andy Ross

Simone Winston

Mary Dumont

Tamar Frieze

Magued Barsoum

Andrew Haddad

Dierks Bentley

Ashley Blais

Rebecca Stoddard

Kristin Chenoweth

LT Lawler

Mel Gibson

Gary Mak

Alex MacKinnon

Marco Coelho

Kathleen Hay

Kate Amodio

Natalie Portman

Paul Chevalier

Dan Bazzinotti

Alex Wayman

Mark Wahlberg

Christina Hendricks

Will Ferrell

Emily Loftiss

Michael Nedeau

Emily Tinsley

Greg Sweeney

Tracy Parsons

Liz Ward

Tim McGraw

Bob Ernst

Ryan Murphy

Mary Lewey

Solange Knowles

Carla Salas-Sachs

Chris Langley

Mahmud Jafri

Indus Corea

John MacDonald

Garrett Harker

Susan McLaren

Julianne Hough

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THE LENNY ZAKIM FUND 8TH ANNUAL CASINO NIGHT

Emmy Award-winning host, producer, and author Andy Cohen served as the master of ceremonies at The Lenny Zakim Fund Casino Night.

Bravo to Andy Cohen! The Bravo Media star of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen served as a special guest host at the Lenny Zakim Fund’s Casino Night to help raise funds for social justice programs in Massachusetts. The late night talk show host doubled two of his own live auction donations including tickets to a live taping of Watch What Happens Live in New York City and shotskis by Instantshotski on stage with winners.

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INVITED The casino themed fundraising bash held at the Four Seasons was co-chaired by film producer Sam Slater, Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim, and Amy Belkin Mofenson. Mayor Marty Walsh was in attendance along with 300 philanthropically-minded guests. Casino Night was sponsored by The Slater Foundation, Scott and Marissa Carmel, and The Goldie Family.

George and Sofia Papaliodis Amy Belkin Mofenson and Jessica Lappen Grace Zakim and Alyssa Napolitano

Melissa Donovan, Shannon Sperlinga, and Lianne Leventhal

Jessica and Sam Slater

John Lingos-Webb, Gabby Fernandes, Josh Biren, Elena Manning, and Chris Dibona

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Mayor Marty Walsh, Josh Zakim, and Scott Carmel

Julie Sylvetsky, Lauren Sylvetsky, Andy Cohen, Anna Magliozzi, and Jackie Slater

Joe and Ciara Rodio

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Bridget Kearney and Maggie Lawler

Jessica Coombes, Richie Rodriguez, and Todd Cohen

William Schroeder, Andrew Loring, and Joshua Janson

Gilda Banos and Elysa Dunster

Rachel Murray-Crawford, Katherine Tabinowski, and Emily Fanning

Howard Elkus and Joe O’Malley

DJ Liz Ladoux

Paloma Payne and Alyssa Stevens

Julia Rogers, Peter Belsito, and Christina Pashoeo

SEPHORA FANEUIL HALL OPENING CELEBRATION

Guests enjoyed mini cupcakes at the opening celebration.

What better way to embrace the spring season than a full-on makeover—and a new Sephora store! The opening party of the Faneuil Hall location invited beauty lovers to explore new products, indulge in make-up touchups and special gift bags. DJ Liz Ladoux kept the crowd energized while guests enjoyed delicious cupcakes by WhippedUrban Cupcake Co. while sipping on Gambino Prosecco. The following day, Sephora held its official ribbon cutting ceremony with Jessica Coombes, Todd Cohen, Richie Rodriguez, Joe O’Malley, Howard Elkus, and Carol Troxell at the grand opening day.

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INVITED

Jason Derulo

John and Paula Childs Judi Leerink and Jeffrey Leerink

18TH ANNUAL BIG NIGHT EVENT

Eve Neely, Victoria Griffin, Ava Neely, Bella Neely, Lisa Winshall, and Katherine Mannix

Melissa and John Fitzgerald

Darius Cohen with his ‘Big Brother” Colin Mahony

Michael and Paula Price with David Ortiz, Dana Baiocco, and Andrew Susko

Tim Dibble, Wendy Foster, and Bill Meara

Paulina and Cam Neely

Dionne and Paul Palandjian

Kim Jacobs and Bob Sweeney

THE CAM NEELY FOUNDATION RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY

Emilia Fazzalari and Wyc Grousbeck

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After an extensive renovation, The Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care celebrated the reopening of The Neely House at Tufts Medical Center. Twenty years ago, The Neely House opened its doors as a bed-and-breakfast style home-away-from home for cancer patients and their families, offering comfort, support, and hope for those undergoing treatment. Since 1997, The Neely House has served more than 6,500 guests. The 15,600-square-foot home features 16 renovated apartments, which can house as many as 45 guests at a given time.

Riley Nash, Jimmy Hayes, Brad Marchand, and Lenny Clarke

Patrice Bergeron

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOHN GILLOOLY/PEI (18TH ANNUAL) PHOTOGRAPHY BY TODD MAZER AND MEGAN PAPPADOPOULOS (CAM NEELY)

Big Night earned its name with more than $2 million raised at the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay annual cocktail party at the House of Blues. More than 1,000 of Boston’s leading dignitaries and philanthropists enjoyed performances by Jason Derulo and Allen Stone. David Ortiz also made an appearance, surprising the crowd with an auction item offering the opportunity to dine with him that evening. This year’s event honored Jeffrey A. Leerink as the recipient of the 8th Annual James J. Pallotta Award, recognizing a continued commitment to supporting at-risk children in the Greater Boston community.


INSPIRATION IS EVERYWHERE

MEMBERS SEE IT FREE Through July 9 mfa.org/matisse The exhibition is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Royal Academy of Arts, in partnership with the Musée Matisse, Nice. Sponsored by Bank of America. Presented with additional support from the Betty L. Heath Paintings Fund for the Art of Europe, and the Alexander M. Levine and Dr. Rosemarie D. Bria-Levine Exhibition Fund. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Media sponsor is WCVB Boston. This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. Henri Matisse, Interior with Egyptian Curtain, 1948. Oil on canvas. The Phillips Collection, Acquired 1950. © 2017 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.


INVITED

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Marina Simardi and Lena Sternburg

Michael and Amber D’Amelio

BY CHLOE. GRAND OPENING PARTY Boston Common magazine and by CHLOE. co-hosted the grand opening of the first Boston location in the Seaport District. Creative Director, Founder, and President Samantha Wasser mingled with guests as they sipped on wine, fresh coconut water, and nibbled on by CHLOE.’s plant-based vegan dishes like its guacamole burger, taco salad, and sweet potato fries. Partygoers included Maggie Lawler, Hess twins Ashley and Katie, Lydia Santangelo, and Michael and Amber D’Amelio.

Sarah Dussault and Nicole Perry

Alex Bellehsen, Corey Whitman, and Daniel Bellehsen

Jane Feigenson and Lydia Santangelo

Christopher Steele, Kassia Davis, and Steve Alibrandi

Brett and Marty Tremain

ANNUAL BOSTON WINTER BALL

Michel Huffstetler, Michael Kapos, Arthur S. Demoulas, Alex Bain, and Michael Griffin

The Boston Winter Ball hosted its shimmering annual event and honored humanitarian Arthur S. Demoulas at the Fairmont Copley Plaza. The evening included a VIP dinner for major donors followed by a dance party. The ball raised $1.1 million to benefit the Corey C. Griffin Charitable Foundation which funds programs that serve children in need at institutions including Boston Children’s Hospital, The Ron Burton Training Village, and St. John Paul II Catholic Academy.

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Jessica Pinckney, Rachel Roundtree, and Ann Thomison

Caroline Griffin, DeeDee Griffin, Corey Griffin, and Courtney Griffin

Bryan and Casey Giudicelli

PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHAEL BLANCHARD (BY CHLOE) PHOTOGRAPHY BY SHANNON POWER (WINTERBALL) OPPOSITE PAGE: PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHAEL BLANCHARD

Ashley Hess, Samantha Wasser, and Katie Hess


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Jim Farrell and JC Monahan

Sage Humphries

BOSTON BALLET BALL OF ENCHANTMENT

PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHAEL BLANCHARD

Glitter and dance were among the highlights at the Boston Ballet’s Ball of Enchantment. The black tie event, inspired by the ballet’s upcoming performances of Marius Petipa’s The Sleeping Beauty, featured a cocktail hour, fine dining by Max Ultimate Food, live auctions, and performances by Boston Ballet, capped off by music and a fabulous afterparty. Co-chaired by Hannah Grove and Alison Quirk, the evening raised $1.8 million for Boston Ballet and its community programs. The Paddle Auction supported programs that reach more than 4,000 children and adults through nationally recognized programs such as Citydance and Adaptive Dance. The night’s success was as a ringing endorsement of a world-class ballet company that is vital to Boston and beyond.

Anaïs Chalendard, Desean Taber, Andres Garcia, and Rie Ichikawa

Guests enjoyed a performance by the Boston Ballet

Adelle Chang and Eddie Yoon

Dalay Parrondo and Rachele Buriassi

Lia Cirio and Caralin Curcio

Eleanor Pao and Pamela Humphrey

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INVITED

Josh Kraft, Dana Smith with Shelby and Miceal Chamberlain

William Gross, Lauren Baker, Dana Smith, and Governor Charlie Baker

Jon Davis, Christine O’Donnell, and Mark Rosenshein

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF BOSTON ANNUAL DINNER

Christine McSherry

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Stephen Mead, Frank Wisneski, Lynn Dale, and Sarah Dale

Tayo Stuppard, Christopher MacKenzie

Craig Haba, Kristen Daly, and Rhonda Kallman

Carol McKean and Bill Brett

Patrick Sicotte, Tayo Stuppard, and Anders Olson

Corinne Ferguson and Donna Hazard

Bob and Kathy Stubbs

Alissa Ford and Johnny Pizzi

JETT FOUNDATION HOSTS FIRST ANNUAL SHINE A LIGHT GALA The Jett Foundation held its first annual Shine A Light Gala at The Museum of Science. The evening raised more than $100,000 thanks to more than 300 guests who attended the sold-out event to raise awareness for Duchenne muscular dystrophy and Jett Foundation’s newest charitable endeavor, the Jett Giving Fund. An awards ceremony and live auction were emceed by Boston comedians Lenny Clarke and Johnny Pizzi along with Boston radio legend Candy O’Terry. Recognized for their contribution to fighting Duchenne, honorees of the evening included Boston’s photographer Bill Brett, Founder of Gals for Cal, Cindy Quitzau, and The Flatley Foundation. Guests enjoyed the Boston band Young Love and the Thrills rocking the museum with their top tier musicianship and powerhouse vocals.

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Beth Gibbons and Darlene Hollywood

Candy O’Terry and Linda McQuillan

PHOTOGRAPHY BY NICOLAUS CZARNECKI (BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF BOSTON ANNUAL DINNER); BY JOURIEH HAGE (JETT FOUNDATION HOSTS FIRST ANNUAL SHINE A LIGHT GALA). OPPOSITE PAGE: PHOTOGRAPHY BY DINA KONOVALOV (ELLIE) OTOGRAPHY BY GENEVIEVE DE MANIO (BEACON HILL GALA)

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston held its annual dinner at the Westin Copley Place Hotel. The evening brought together nearly 900 business leaders to celebrate the impact of the foundations’ work. This year’s event featured remarks from three co-chairs, Miceal Chamberlain, Bank of America; Mary Cullinane, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Christopher MacKenzie, RSM, and Club members. The event raised $1.5 million to support BGCB’s core programming.


Elisha Daniels and Firas Yousif

Ben Rawitz and April Soderstrom

Bill Fine

Rhett Price

ELLIE FUND’S 21ST ANNUAL RED CARPET GALA Boston enjoyed a dose of Hollywood glamor when the Ellie Fund hosted its 21st Annual Red Carpet Gala, the city’s exclusive viewing party of the 89th Annual Academy Awards. Hosted at Fairmont Copley Plaza in partnership with Gemini Industries and WCVB Channel 5, guests enjoyed wines courtesy of Santa Margherita USA and gourmet chef stations hosted by BostonChefs.com. The evening raised nearly $300,000 to support the Ellie Fund’s mission to provide invaluable assistance to women, men, and families undergoing breast cancer treatment across Massachusetts.

Arjun Gupta, Mary Beth Kelly, Deidre McCarthy, Sara and Panos Demeter, and Meredith Braunstein

Karen Holmes Ward, and Rhondella Richardson

Gail Fine, Victoria Bondoc, Emily Riemer, and Ben Simmoneau

Lisa and Spencer Macalaster with Michelle and Stephen Karol Frank McGuire and Deb Hanley

45TH ANNUAL BEACON HILL GALA Deb Hanley and Frank McGuire held court as they were fêted as honorary gala chairs at the 45th annual Beacon Hill Gala at the Four Seasons. More than 200 guests celebrated the duo’s 40 years of esteemed leadership at the black tie dinner, featuring the Kahootz Band. Proceeds from the evening support the work of the Beacon Hill Civic Association, whose mission is to preserve the historical and residential character of its namesake neighborhood.

Maria Stephanos and Ed Harding

Sandra and Holt Massey with Brent Shay

Keeta Gilmore

Sophia Watson, Ashley Breed, and Uzo Erlingsson

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INVITED PROJECT ROLE MODEL FASHION SHOW

Wendy Thurmond, Lauren Cronin, Sue Connors, Nanci Cicchetti, Jane Deery, Susan Kingsley, Stephanie Coughlan, and Amanda Pezzuto

Kelly McDermott and Mariann Youniss

Kyle Beaudouin

Senator Linda Dorcena Forry and Jeff Bellows

Bryan Rafanelli and Marie Wu

Jody Adams and James Rooney

Runway model showcasing dress by designer Michael DePaulo

General Igor Golubovskiy and Interim President Thomas Novak Janet Wu

Mary Jane Beauregard, John Smith, and Willa Bodman

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Jamie Tisch and David Schoetz

A FEAST OF MUSIC GALA The focus was on Russia at this year's "A Feast of Music" Gala for the New England Conservatory. Musical performances of works by Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and other more unusual pieces of Russian folk music and choral works were soaked in by the crowds at the Fairmont Copley Plaza. Janet Wu served as the emcee for the evening, and guests included Russian artist Misha Lenn and Jamie Tisch. Deborah Elfers, Hope Baker, Sibila Gloggler Korb, and Margarita Rudyak served as the event chairs for a gala that raised more than $816,000.

Ken and Barbara Burnes

Mary Kakas and Max Bleakie

PHOTOGRAPHY BY CHRIS MCINTOSH (PROJECT ROLE MODLE PHOTOGRAPHY BY ERIC ANTONIOU (MUSIC GALA)

Our local movers and shakers strutted down the runway at the Project Role Model Fashion Show for the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston. The stylish presentation at the Fairmont Copley Plaza included Chef Jody Adams, retired New England Patriots player Jerod Mayo, Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, Bryan Rafanelli of Rafanelli Events, WBZ-TV’s Eric Fisher and Dr. Mallika Marshall, and State Senator Linda Dorcena Forry. Participating designers and boutiques included Michael DePaulo, Alice walk, Sara Campbell, Eileen Fisher, Gumuchian jewelers, and The Street at Chestnut Hill. WBZ-TV’s Lisa Hughes emceed, while first lady of Massachusetts, Lauren Baker, delivered featured remarks. The event, attended by about 350 guests, raised nearly $200,000 in support of Big Sister Boston’s mentoring and enrichment programs for girls.


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SCENE | STYLE | SPACE

EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT...

TOTALLY RIGGED THE TALL SHIPS ARE BACK WITH A BOOM BOOM EXTRAVAGANZA ON BOSTON HARBOR WITH SAIL BOSTON.

PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF SAIL TRAINING INTERNATIONAL

BY MACKENZIE CUMMINGS-GRADY

Whatever you know about sailing will likely be tossed overboard once you’ve met Esmeralda, the Chilean with a heart of steel, or Alexander Humboldt III, a colorful German full of one-liners. We’re talking sloops here, folks, and they will be docking in the Boston Harbor with dozens of other tall ships for a five-day full-on nautical spectacle. “The RendezVous Tall Ships Regatta is an event that has only happened three times in Boston,” says Sail Boston project director Dusty Rhodes. “It takes six years alone just to coordinate with all of the foreign navies.” There will be schooners from the Netherlands, a barque from Ecuador, a fully-rigged vessel from Russia, and many others. The 7,000-nautical-mile Regatta begins in Royal Greenwich and ends in Quebec City, tracing the routes of the great explorers through six countries, including Portugal, the Canary Islands, and Bermuda. Half way through the race, when they anchor in Boston from June 17–22, four million visitors are expected to join in the fun.

The majestic Tall Ships, under sail, will gather in Broad Sound prior to their grand entrance into Boston’s inner harbor for the Parade of Sail.

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SCENE CELEBRATION Maritime educational programs for kids, meet and greets with sailors, ship tours, and soirées are among a fleet of cool activities. As Rhodes puts it, “You really can’t imagine something of this magnitude until you see it.” For instance, the length of the all of the ships is 6,238 feet—that’s eight Prudential Tower buildings! The oldest vessel, the Europa, was built in 1911, and 2,000 crew members will fill the streets of Boston. To help you navigate the waters, we’ve broken down the can’t-miss events for you. PHOTO OP

Grande Parade of Sail: Nest out a spot early on Castle Island, the Seaport, North End, or Charlestown for the best viewing of this glorious entrance. More than 40 vessels in unfurled majesty sail through the Harbor’s main channel before tying up at their berths. Bring your selfie stick. Saturday, June 17, 9 am–3 pm

Public Boarding of Ships: Brig or Barquentine, Yawl or Ketch? Find out the difference by touring the vessels. Visitors will learn about what life is like for the crewmembers (tight quarters!) and treated to a close-up view of knots, rigging, and navigation. Saturday, June 17–Wednesday, June 22 S.S. AND BBQ

Crew Street Parade and BBQ: Join the fine sailors in full uniform as they march from Seaport Boulevard to Downtown Crossing, where guests will enjoy a traditional American barbecue, prizes, and hobnobbing. Monday, June 19

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Over four million visitors are expected for Sail Boston 2017. The public is invited to board the many of the ships for a behind-thescenes tour.

PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF SAIL TRAINING INTERNATIONAL (TOP)

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TURN IT ON! BOSTON-BASED INTERIOR DESIGNER AND BLOGGER ERIN GATES CONTINUES TO EXPAND HER HOMEGOODS COLLECTION—AND IS CRUSHING IT. BY KELLY ANDERSON

Talk about popular. Erin Gates: interior designer, book author, blogger, and entrepreneur is known to command the attention of 57,000 Instagram fans, 33,000 followers on Twitter, as well as a solid presence on the New York Times best-sellers list. Now, she’s created an exclusive home lighting collection as part of her “Elements” home goods line. So Erin, how do we light up our lives?

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: The Ribbed Gourd ceramic lamp is perfect for bedside or on a console. Embroidered throw pillows from Gates’ collection add texture to the bed; Erin Gates; The dramatic scale and graphic nature of this striped ceramic lamp with trimmed shade provides an edgy punch. Also shown, Gates’ pillows and throws which are available at Homegoods and TJ Maxx; Gates’ faux marble resin taper lamp adds a modern vibe to a traditional space, and complements her graphic pillows and throw.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY SARAH WINCHESTER

Where do you find your inspiration for your lighting fixtures? “I find inspo in pottery, patterns, and colors that are trending in fabric and furniture—they translate to lighting as well.” How can we use lighting to kick-start a new spring look? “Push out any lighting that you don’t love. And then I’d say make sure you have lighting at all different levels in your home. If you have both overhead lighting and table lamps, you have a choice about what kind of ambience you want to set.” What are the elements of style? After all, your mantra is “live life beautifully”… “My favorite spaces are ones that really tell a story about who lives there. My least favorite kinds of spaces are ones that look like hotel rooms, or like you’re too scared to sit down anywhere. Style is super personal and I always love spaces that reflect individuality.” Available at TJ Maxx, 360 Newbury St., 617-867-4180; elementsofstyleblog.com


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EDGY, PLAYFUL… AND VEGAN? BY CHLOE. IS BOSTON’S NEWEST WAY TO EAT WELL AND LOOK COOL.

It’s no coincidence that the quinoa taco salad (left) fits in perfectly with the interior design of by CHLOE. The color scheme was carefully chosen to compliment the spectrum of vegan fare.

If Boston’s new restaurant by CHLOE. was a person, she would be “a little edgy, playful, kind of flirty, and kitschy. She’s a cool girl that’s running off to yoga… And she definitely doesn’t match her clothes.” So says Samantha Wasser, founder of the vegan restaurant by CHLOE. that already has locations in New York, California,

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and now in the Seaport and The Fenway. Mirroring the ridiculously healthful fare such as matcha kelp noodles and spinach-laced hummus, the restaurant interiors are designed to reflect the vibrant colors of their plant-based food. Wicker swings and color-pop benches highlight sassy striped flooring and graphic

walls. Lights are dimmed as the night goes on while music pulsates throughout the space. Wasser says her visual inspiration for by CHLOE. stems from vintage grocery signage and the Beatnik history behind their first location on NYC’s Bleecker Street. But there is a thoroughly original spirit to the Boston locales. “Fenway is our

biggest space,” says Wasser. “We have marble French doors, outdoor seating, and chairs literally in the window.” With text messages alerting customers when their black bean guac burgers are ready, by CHLOE. both tastes and looks like the flavors of the future. 107 Seaport Blvd. and 100 Van Ness St.; eatbychloe.com

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY MIKEY POZARIK (DISH); DAN WATKINS (INTERIORS)

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STYLE ENTERTAIN A top tier wedding at Kempinski Palace in Istanbul.

THE NATURAL EVENTS MASTERMIND BRYAN RAFANELLI REFUSES TO FOLLOW TRENDS. HE CREATES THEM. BY LISA PIERPONT

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Guests entered a tropical paradise at the The Breast Cancer Research Fund’s Pink Party. BELOW: Bright hues of pink and orange highlighted a private Beach Boys concert.

Hundreds of striped umbrellas dangled from the ceiling at the Camp Harbor View Gala.

Wedding guests were shuttled by boat down the Bosphorus River where they descended into a lush secret garden.

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALLAN ZEPEDA; MICHAEL BLANCHARD; ALLAN ZEPEDA; ALLAN ZEPEDA; JUSTIN KNIGHT; MICHAEL BLANCHARD

Bryan Rafanelli isn’t a namedropper, so one has to be patient before the world-renowned founder of Boston-based Rafanelli Events shares that he produced Chelsea Clinton’s wedding, Allison Williams’ nuptials, President Obama’s most prestigious events, and more than a few of Matt Damon’s family gatherings. Regarded as one of the world’s best wedding planners, the Rhode Island native just launched a sparkling new website for all to interact with his magical world. The goal. I want a guest to walk out of a celebration and think, “Wow, they definitely awed me. They taught me something I didn’t know.” Find the unique. We work really hard to find the connection with our clients—people want to have their own experience, not one that’s manufactured. The arrival is when… You get to surprise the guest. It could mean going down the alley instead of the front door. We can even reinvent the alley—for Batman it’s dark, for Winnie the Pooh it’s yellow, bright, and fun. Then there’s the reveal. What’s the next change from cocktails to dinner? It could be lighting, food, sound. But it’s also about movement and time. You better keep it fresh and moving. That is signature Rafanelli. That nothing is the same. 867 Boylston St., 617-357-1818; rafanellievents.com


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THE PATH TO FAME

Boston Arts Academy dance student Tianna performs a senior main stage production.

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK’S DIANNE GUERRERO HONORS HER PAST AND A FUTURE WITH THE BOSTON ARTS ACADEMY.

“THE SCHOOL TAUGHT ME TO FIGHT WITH MY ART.” —diane guerrero

One day after school, Dianne Guerrero returned home to Jamaica Plain to an empty house. Her parents had been deported to Colombia. The 14-year-old was traumatized. When she returned to school at the Boston Arts Academy, the teachers and students took on a life-changing role for her. “I got a sense of community at the Academy,” says Guerrero. “They took care of me.” Guerrero, who now stars on Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin, credits much of her acting success to the support and skills she learned at the academy. “It was a huge way to learn where I came from and why I was living some of the experiences I was living.” On May 23, the Boston Arts Academy will unveil its first gala at the Museum of Fine Arts called the Apollo Dinner Cabaret. Guerrero, who recently published her memoir, In the Country We Love: My Family Divided, will be honored with the 2017 Apollo Award. Headmaster Anne Clark says Guerrero encompassed everything she wants her students to take away from BAA, “Diane had a clear sense of justice. A true artist has a purpose, a vision for self and community.” The Gala has a purpose, too. “Its focus is on festivity and fun, and to showcase the students’ talents,” says Academy director Duncan RemageHealey. The academy’s rising stars will perform throughout the evening of music, movement, and dinner. For Guerrero, the evening will be an especially bittersweet reunion. “The school taught me to fight with my art. I learned how to be myself.” 174 Ipswich St., 617-635-6470; tickets: bostonartsacademy.org/featured/ apollo-dinner-cabaret-may

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WHITE HOT JONATHAN SI HAI BRINGS HIS ROMANTIC-CHIC DESIGNS AND PHILOSOPHY TO SAKS FIFTH AVENUE.

“I want women to feel modern, fearless, and romantic,” Parsons graduate and former buyer Jonathan Simkhai says of his design vision for women everywhere. Bostonians got a taste of this at Saks Fifth Avenue as the designer sat with shoppers to offer style advice and toast his best spring collection yet. Simkhai’s ethereal designs and feminine sensibility led him to win the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award in 2015, which not only paved the way to expand into new categories like eveningwear and swim, allowing for exploration into embellishments and new offerings for spring (think pearl-distressed denim), but ultimately drove his creative vision. “I wanted to show that clothes and the women wearing

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them can look strong and delicate at the same time,” he says of his collection. Inspired by the Watts Towers in LA, his latest pieces offer a monumental but airy aesthetic—something that he hopes Boston’s style-set can add to their wardrobes. “Her style is very classic, emphasizing on silhouettes and quality,” Simkhai says of the Boston shopper. “I’d love to see her play with fun patterns and small details in her wardrobe.” His advice to update the New Englander’s fixation on silhouettes? “The pearl t-dress is perfect,” he says of the classic shape and fun pearl detailing. Saks Fifth Avenue, Prudential Center, 800 Boylston St., 617-2628500; saksfifthavenue.com; jonathansimkhai.com

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Caught in action: TOP LEFT: Models pose backstage at Jonathan Simkhai’s Spring/Summer runway show; TOP RIGHT: a look from his collection; BOTTOM: Corded lace dress ($995); INSET: Jonathan Simkhai.

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Along with grooving on the dance floor, guests can stroll through the “Matisse in the Studio” exhibit all night at the MFA’s Summer Party where (cloclwise from top left) Vase of Flowers, 1924, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Interior with Egyptian Curtain, 1948, The Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.; and Goldfish and Sculpture, 1912, Museum of Modern Art, New York will be on display.

PORTRAIT OF A PARTY DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY WITH MATISSE AND ROSÉ AT THE MUSEUM OF FINE ART’S SUMMER SOIRÉE. BY KELLY ANDERSON

Feel free to step into the world of the late great artist Henri Matisse with a glass of wine in hand at the Museum of Fine Art’s annual Summer Party. The bash returns on June 10 with a South of France theme inspired by the thrilling exhibit “Matisse in the Studio,” which will be open to guests all evening. Some of the painter’s major works being showcased include Interior with Egyptian Curtain, Goldfish and Sculpture, and Purple Robe and Anemones. “Rosé all day is sort of the unofficial theme,” says Erika Gorman, Vice Chair of Events for the MFA Summer Party. “It’s great to get together and give back to the MFA. It’s also just a fun, fun night.”

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The evening begins with a VIP pre-party in the upstairs Koch Gallery, which includes a full-course dinner and a live auction of art and high-end goods. VIP contributors will receive a print by the benefit artist Julia Powell. Then, the crowd will descend to the Shapiro Courtyard for the main event: music and dancing, with DJ Rich DiMare playing the tunes. It’s the museum’s only black tie event of the year, and you’re invited—while tickets last. This is one of those parties you will not want to skip. Museum of Fine Arts,465 Huntington Ave, 617-267-9300; mfa.org; June 10, 9 pm–Midnight. Guest tickets $220, VIP $450

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY TODD MAZER (GALA); IMAGE © 2011 SUCCESSION H. MATISSE, PARIS / ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK. PHOTOGRAPHY © MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON (VASE OF FLOWERS); COURTESY, MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON (INTERIOR WITH EGYPTIAN CURTAIN, GOLDFISH AND SCULPTURE)

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SCENE BOOK IT Jeanne Blasberg, who splits her time between Beacon Hill and Westerly, RI, hopes that Eden will be a viral beach read on the Atlantic seaside this summer.

JUST TRY AND PUT THIS BOOK DOWN FIRST-TIME AUTHOR JEANNE BLASBERG WRITES A BEACON HILL PAGE-TURNER.

From her Harvard Business School provenance to her ascendance in the world of US squash, Jeanne Blasberg knows how to achieve. So when the revelation of a long-held family secret got her asking some “what-ifs” about her own life, Blasberg didn’t hesitate to take on the title of first-time author. “I always played these different scenarios around in my head,” explains the Beacon

Hill resident, until eventually they formed the core of Eden, a page-turning family saga revolving around the impending loss of a New England summer home, matriarchy gone astray, long lost children, and a squandered family fortune. The goal: “I wanted to write about how things repeat themselves through the generations of a family,

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and at the same time, how the circumstances for women in the 20th century have changed so rapidly.” The setting: The book takes place at an intergenerational summer home, where an affluent family has worked very hard to keep up appearances. “The house is called Eden,” explains Blasberg. “It’s all about unattainable paradise.” True to life? “Early on, I was

told that this book can’t be an autobiographical exercise in which you’re dealing with your issues, because that will come across and nobody will want to read it.” The takeaway: “I wrote the book to honor the unspoken voices and unheard stories of women who lived the generation or two before me.” Launch Party: Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusets Ave., May 19, 7 pm

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LA VIE EN ROSÉ CELEBRATING THE 10TH VINTAGE OF ITS BUZZY FLAGSHIP ROSÉ, CHÂTEAU D’ESCLANS BRINGS A TASTE OF ST-TROPEZ TO THE STATES.

Great wine hinges on four elements, says rosé producer Sacha Lichine, the bon vivant owner of St-Tropez winery Château d’Esclans: the soil (that ineffable quality called terroir), the grapes, the climate, and, finally, the winemaker, whose craft harmonizes all the other elements. The problem, he adds, is that rosé is the most difficult wine to make well. Luckily for Château d’Esclans, Lichine is perhaps the most prominent producer in the world. Ten years ago, winemakers, restaurants, and distributors could barely give rosé away. But exports of Provençal rosé to the US increased by more than 900 percent between 2006 and 2015, with a 58 percent increase between 2014 and 2015 alone. Now in its 10th vintage, Château d’Esclans’s flagship rosé, Whispering Angel, has come to epitomize the classic dry Provençal style. Much of the complexity is owed to bâtonnage, whereby fine lees, or dead yeast cells, are stirred back into the wine, while new technologies, including advanced refrigeration systems and pneumatic presses, keep the processing precise, all crucial to the production of “a product that is very easy to make average,” Lichine says. “The perception of rosé in America has changed dramatically,” says Aldo Sohm, chef sommelier at New York’s Le Bernardin, whose acclaimed wine program is central to its three Michelin stars. “There’s a real following of rosé now, which didn’t exist a few years ago.” Perhaps Château d’Esclans’s greatest achievement, says Lichine, has been creating wines whose experiences are evocative of St-Tropez itself—clean, crisp, sophisticated, and fun. “What we’ve done,” he says, “is create a taste.”

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Think pink! Château d’Esclans’s Whispering Angel epitomizes the classic dry style of Provence, where the wine has been produced for 2,600 years, and continues to lead the growth of rosé’s booming popularity in the US.

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COLOR CODING LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE! TOP INTERIOR DESIGNER STEVEN FAVREAU IS MAKING BOSTON A MORE COLORFUL PLACE. BY LISA PIERPONT

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: The colorcrazy entryway sets the stage for the rest of this Vermont home; Steven Favreau; Lilacs and blues contrast against a varied palette of beige to create an elegant and comfy space; bursts of blue are folded into a calm neutral color scheme.

Why color? Color is the safest place to start. It’s the easiest investment: you can just have a wall painted! Once you start living with color, you don’t go back. But you are not safe, Steven! You like to take design risks. Yeah, I’m fearless. I like to bring in details that clients would never expect. On a color wheel, for example, it’s about opposites. So the compliment of green is red. I would do an off-green with an off-red. You believe that there is an emotional connection with color. Give us an example of how that applies to a living space. We know that red stimulates the appetite and passion, right? So red in a dining room is perfect. It’s romantic and sexy and makes you hungry. But folks should start small—take baby steps so they are comfortable. I would also recommend creating story boards so you can see how each room balances with the other. Favreau Design, 21 Wormwood St., Suite 317, 415-9712219; favreaudesign.com

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY ERIC ROTH, TIFFANY VON NORONHA, MICHAEL LEE, ERIC ROTH

If the world is a stage, Steven Favreau has performed in about every arena. The Massachusettsborn interior designer has professionally danced at the Moulin Rouge, competed on HGTV reality shows, and is shooting his first TV pilot. But his star may shine its brightest in the home, and definitely takes on the most colors. Here, Favreau explains his unique perspective on interior design—how and why color is essential to domestic bliss.


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SPACE REAL ESTATE left: Today’s buyers seek a contemporary, uncluttered look in the kitchen, says Coldwell Banker’s Tom Aaron.

FORGET RENOVATION. TWO TOP REAL ESTATE BROKERS REVEAL THE BIGGEST TREND NOW IS NEW. BY LISA PIERPONT

Metro-west Boston is hot! Open houses are fetching some 175 prospective buyers, and 63 offers on a single home are the new normal. We asked Coldwell Banker’s Tom Aaron and Traci Shulkin of Benoit, Mizner, Simon & Co to share their insights. What do your buyers want? Shulkin: We are seeing a lot of young buyers and older folks who are downsizing. The young buyers want to be close to a town center. They like to be able to walk to coffee and go to dinner. Aaron: Definitely younger buyers who want an urban feel. They do not want to do renovations. They want new. Any new bells and whistles? Shulkin: Having a nice master bedroom and bath are what really sells the house. They still want the big family room, but the 70  BOSTONCOMMON-MAGAZINE.COM

master setup has to be there. Aaron: They want the high ceilings, the walk-in closets, newer heating system, the Energy Star ratings. I am also seeing demand for an in-law suite. Any surprises this season? Shulkin: Everything revolves around the new house. Needham is extraordinarily hot now; it’s because you can get a brand new house under $2 million. Aaron: Exactly, it is not about location, location, location anymore. These buyers want a new house—they don’t care where it is. They don’t want to deal with ongoing maintenance issues. They want easy living. Traci Shulkin: Benoit, Mizner, Simon & Co., 617-939-6309; tracishulkin.com Tom Aaron: Coldwell Banker, 781-239-9090; coldwellbankerhomes.com

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What do your clients prioritize? Mariette: They want quality and service. They don’t have time to shop around, but once they find you they trust you to do everything. You travel all over the world for your furniture buys. What design trends are your clients responding to the most? Magued: We travel to Spain, Germany, and Italy primarily for the best in kitchen and bathroom equipment and furniture. Clients want simpler lines, but choose pieces that offer a lot of functionality. Mariette: We have kitchen countertops that rise to different heights and can be converted into a dining table. One of our most exclusive pieces is a glass wall in which photographs—family, landscapes— can be imprinted into the glass. What do Bostonians particularly like? Mariette: Bostonians have a little bit of glamour. They definitely invest in their homes to be comfortable, and with very high quality materials. They don’t show their “life” off on the outside, but they enjoy it inside the privacy of their house. 2 Battery Wharf, 617-443-0700; divinedesigncenter.com

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Battery Wharf is a long, long way from Cairo, but for Egyptians Magued and Mariette Barsoum, it is the headquarters of their business, the Divine Design Center, which aims to create home sweet home for their customers. The couple recently set up shop in the 8,000-squarefoot space to provide clients with New England’s largest modern kitchen and living showroom. From interior design to one-off purchases, the Divine Design Center team provides an all-inclusive shopping experience with the globe’s most exclusive brands, including Leicht, Team 7, Rolf Benz, and Doca.


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CHARLOTTE’S WEB Baywatch star Charlotte McKinney sets her sights on reaching the top of the fashion and entertainment worlds, and roaring past the finish line at Cape Cod’s Best Buddies challenge. by JARED SHAPIRO photography by RANDALL SLAVIN

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“I’M ALWAYS GOING TO BE SEXY, I’M ALWAYS GOING TO HAVE THOSE PHOTO SHOOTS, BUT I’M REALLY LOOKING FOR DIFFERENT ROLES.”

WALKING DOWN THE STREET, HOLDING ONLY A PAIR OF MELONS, with the eyes of the entire world fixed on you may not be your idea of success. But when you’ve spent the better part of your life being pointed at and whispered about, it’s sweet revenge: 114 million people watched Charlotte McKinney star in a Carl’s Jr. commercial that aired during the New England Patriots-winning Super Bowl. Growing up, McKinney lived anything but the glamorous life. Bullied for her voluptuous figure at a young age, she embraced those assets and became an international sensation. McKinney will appear in no fewer than five movies in a one-year span, including May’s much-anticipated Baywatch (with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) and Mad Families (opposite Charlie Sheen), as well as films costarring Kiefer Sutherland and Harvey Keitel. She’s also headlining the Guess Spring 2017 campaign with Joe Jonas. On June 3, the 23-year-old will wear her philanthropic hat, joining Tom Brady to compete in the Best Buddies Challenge, raising funds for the world’s largest nonprofit supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. And she’s making sure to fit in some serious seafood during her visit to Boston. How did you become involved with Best Buddies? I got involved when I was 15 years old. Best Buddies offered their club in my school in Orlando, Florida. During lunch, I would see the Best Buddies Club members always having a good time. So, one day I approached them and sat with them. I’ve volunteered ever since and have created amazing memories. Recently, I surprised a buddy at his prom and went as his date. Working with Best Buddies just fulfills me! What’s the plan of attack for the Best Buddies Challenge? I will be doing the 20-mile bike ride. I am excited! It’s my second time back to Boston, and I have never attended the Challenge on the Cape. I think it will be amazing to support the Boston efforts with Tom Brady and others who are involved. You had a tough time in school. Why? I had really bad dyslexia and I was failing. My parents were freaking out—what parent wants to hear your kid is dropping out of school and moving to Miami? But in the end, they were helpful and were behind me. They knew I would be successful at whatever I wanted to do. So yes, I was a dropout. Did your classmates give you a hard time? Definitely. I also left school because of all of the bullying. It was just so awful, and that’s why now I use my platform to promote anti-bullying. I try to use what I went through to be a voice for it. Because it’s still happening and getting even worse now with social media. What gave you that confidence to say, “Well, at least I can go model” ? I just knew that from seeing photos and seeing girls, I had what it takes. I knew I could do it. I was a very determined kid, and not only in modeling; I wanted to break into the entertainment industry. Whether it was modeling or acting, I kind of fell in love with it.

Carl’s Jr. certainly catapulted you onto an international stage. I’ve done two commercials for them; the first one was for the Super Bowl and it was just amazing. I was just eating burgers all day, so of course I had to spit some out or else I would have gotten really sick. We had a spit bucket because we used about nine burgers. They really started my career, and it was such a huge spot for me and got me to where I am. You’re starring in a Guess campaign with Joe Jonas, and you were in his music video as well. What’s that relationship like? Our first time working together, I was half naked, kissing in an elevator [in DNCE’s music video for “Body Moves”], so we definitely had to get close really fast. [Joe] is a really sweet guy. He’s just a lot of fun. I think we work together really well. Guess certainly has had some iconic women as the face of the brand, from Anna Nicole Smith to Claudia Schiffer and more. It was huge because it’s a brand that I feel like I belong to the most. Marciano really embraces women’s curves, and to me that’s huge. What was it like working with Charlie Sheen? Mad Families came out this winter, and I play Charlie Sheen’s sister. When I found out Charlie was going to play the character, I was kind of nervous, but then I met him, and working with him has been so much fun. He’s so healthy and so vibrant. He’s such an awesome guy, and I had such a fun time shooting with him. I really learned a lot. Down the line, would you prefer different roles? I think that’s what’s coming in 2017 that I’m really excited about. I’m always going to be sexy, I’m always going to have those photo shoots, but I’m really looking for different roles that aren’t so commercial and are a bit cooler. I hope to be taken a bit more seriously. Are you dating? I’m single right now and really enjoying it. A lot of times when I’m in a relationship, I am focusing on the other person so much. Now I can focus on my work and focus on me. Back to your visit to Boston—what are you looking forward to? One of my favorite places is Legal Sea Foods restaurant. I am a huge seafood lover. I think it will be one of my highlights of Boston. Seafood was always an option. And I love the Boston Commons park area. I’ve had a nice long walk there and enjoy the full green scene. Any other Boston goals? I would love to really experience a sports game in Boston. I know Boston fans are loyal to all of their teams, so it would be great to experience that energy.

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GOLD RUSH This season’s tough metallics give gritty glamour to worn-in leathers, butter-soft suedes, and sensual (though not slouchy) silhouettes. photography by JEFF CRAWFORD styling by CONNOR CHILDERS

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opposite page: Bustier top, Victoria Beckham (price on request). Barneys New York, Copley Place, 617-385-3300; victoriabeckham.com. Trousers, Michael Kors Collection ($795). Copley Place, 617-236-5700; michaelkors.com. Fringe earrings, Ralph Lauren Collection ($650). 93-95 Newbury St., 617-4241124; ralphlauren.com. Lars Leather Lounge Chair, Room & Board ($1,299). 375 Newbury Street, 617-351-0020; roomandboard.com

this page: Mini-Falabella box bag, Stella McCartney ($975). Neiman Marcus, Copley Place, 617-536-3660; neimanmarcus.com. Large Dome bangle, Alexis Bittar ($245). 130 Newbury St., 617-2360505; alexisbittar.com. Hadley Bermuda bag, Michael Kors Collection ($990). Copley Place, 617-236-5700; michaelkors.com. Ravello sandal, Bottega Veneta ($670). Heritage on the Garden, 617-960-0880; bottegaveneta.com. Sunglasses, Tomas Maier ($230). Neiman Marcus, see above


Jacket ($2,200), bralette ($480), and skirt ($1,800), Bottega Veneta. Heritage on the Garden, 617-9600880; bottegaveneta.com. O-ring stud earrings, Eddie Borgo ($90). Bloomingdale’s, The Shops at Chestnut Hill, 617-6306000; bloomingdales.com. Hammered bronze necklace, Ashley Pittman ($695). Neiman Marcus, Copley Place, 617-5363660; ashleypittman.com. 18k yellow-gold and tiger’s eye Perlée ring, Van Cleef & Arpels ($2,200). vancleefarpels.com. 18k yellow-gold guilloche and diamond Amulette de Cartier ring, Cartier ($5,500). 40 Newbury St., 617-262-3300; cartier.us. Rafia sandals, Weekend Max Mara ($245). Bloomingdale’s, see above. Lars Leather Lounge Chair, Room & Board ($1299). 375 Newbury Street, 617-351-0020; roomandboard.com

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Cordelia gold bag, Bally ($1,395). Saks Fifth Avenue, The Shops at Prudential Center, 617-262-8500; bally.com. Sunglasses, Prada ($360). Sunglass Hut, 86 Newbury St., 617-375-1049; sunglasshut.com. Large medicine pouch, The Row ($3,150). Barneys New York, Copley Place, 617-3853300; therow.com. Rafia sandals, Weekend Max Mara ($245). Bloomingdale’s, The Shops at Chestnut Hill, 617-630-6000; bloomingdales.com. Chet velvet minaudière, Eddie Borgo ($1,490). Bloomingdale’s, see above


Dress, Marni ($5,660). Serenella, 134 Newbury St., 617-262-5568; serenella-boston.com. 18k yellow-gold Perlée rings ($850 and $1,350), Van Cleef & Arpels. vancleefarpels.com

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Belt, Gucci ($420). The Shops at Prudential Center, 617-247-3000; gucci.com. Peking headdress necklace, Lele Sadoughi ($495). Intermix Boston, 168 Newbury St., 617-2365172; intermixonline.com. Bag, Giorgio Armani ($2,495). 22 Newbury St., 617-267-3200; armani.com. Nile small bracelet bag, ChloÊ ($1,450). Neiman Marcus, Copley Place, 617-5363660; neimanmarcus.com. Twisted Abaca Rug, Serena & Lily ($798–$2,598). serenaandlily.com


Rope Monogram Petite Malle, Louis Vuitton ($6,600). Copley Place, 617-437-6519; louisvuitton.com. Lucia bag, Dolce & Gabbana ($2,295). 11 Newbury St., 857-254-0669; dolcegabbana.com. Sandal ($740) and bracelets ($750 and $600), Hermès. Heritage on the Garden, 617-4828707; hermes.com. Knot earrings, Loewe ($450). Serenella, 134 Newbury St., 617-262-5568; serenella-boston.com. Twisted Abaca Rug, Serena & Lily ($798–$2,598). serenaandlily.com Hair by Andrea Wilson using T3 tools, Living Proof, and NARS Makeup by Ricky Wilson at Ivy Eleven agency using Dior Manicure by Michelle Matthews using Chanel Le Vernis Model: Daria Zhemkova at Muse NYC


Dress ($3,250) and hammered-metal earrings ($495), Proenza Schouler. Saks Fifth Avenue, The Shops at Prudential Center, 617-262-8500; saks.com

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dream home You’ve waited your whole life to create the ultimate domestic bliss. Now meet the teams that can help you build it.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY GREG PREMRU. OPPOSITE PAGE: GREG PREMRU

by LISA PIERPONT

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The 2,000-square-foot, two-bedroom condo took five months to customize—the speediest project to date in the Fan Pier development. opposite page: Interior designer Wendy Valliere sourced authentic midcentury pieces or custom-created them with Woodmeister Master Builders.

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hat’s your fantasy? Come on, dream a little. Actually, dream big. Boston hosts some of the world’s most elite general contractors, architects, landscape artists, and interior designers. They’ve developed two-sided fireplaces on Nevis, sunken gardens in England, majestic master bedrooms in Aspen, and… here! Right in your own backyard. Meet them. Do it. Build that rainbow.

SEA AND BE SEEN

Floor-to-ceiling windows, a sweeping view of Boston Harbor—this waterfront condo had it all. Still, the couple who moved here from their suburban home had to 1) downsize like mad, and 2) customize it to feel like home. That’s when CEO Ted Goodnow of Woodmeister Master Builders came to the rescue. Philosophy: “Our fundamental construction and design team are intrinsically connected,” says Goodnow. “It is the master builder concept; we build everything. When you have consistency with your design team, it puts clients at ease.” Custom Fit: Goodnow’s team built a wooden ceiling to allow for lighting

fixtures, constructed custom closets in the master bedroom, maximized the flow through rooms, and tricked up the master bathroom with luxe cabinetry and hand-crafted storage. Design: “We wanted it to be traditional but with a city twist. Very tailored, very clean,” says interior designer Wendy Valliere, founder of Seldom Scene Interiors. “We chose high-gloss paints to keep it slick, a nautical blue outline, and high-quality, midcentury furniture. Everything revolved around the view.” Woodmeister Master Builders: 1317 Washington St., 617-423-2900; woodmeister.com Seldom Scene Interiors: 2038 Mountain Road, Stowe, VT, 802-253-3770; seldomsceneinteriors.com

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SECRET SANCTUARY

This grand home is smack in the middle of a neighborhood of Tudors and Capes, but you’d never know it if you were luxuriating in the backyard or anywhere in the house—exactly the goal of the family who tore down a preexisting home to build their perfect palace. “It needed to fit in, but also needed to reflect the owners’ stylish spirit,” says John MacDonald, cofounder of architectural firm Morehouse MacDonald and Associates.

“WE CREATED A PROPERTY WITH UNDERSTATED ELEGANCE AND A STRONG MASCULINE FEEL.” —john macdonald, morehouse macdonald

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The Contract: “We listen hard to our clients. We immerse ourselves in their lives. We go to great lengths make sure everything works together,” says MacDonald. “The end product just shows.” The Build: “We created a property with understated elegance, a strong masculine feel, and classic arts and crafts

architecture,” says MacDonald. A grand fireplace in the kitchen and family room, old-fashioned entry with French doors, and vaulted three-story entry with a flying staircase and inglenook are highlights. “Our houses are a piece of furniture; the materials interact,” adds senior associate Greg Graham. The Yard: Greg Lombardi Design was called in to maximize outdoor space and privacy. “We worked to create walls and terraces that incorporated rich material palettes: bluestone, granite, fieldstone,” says owner Greg Lombardi. “Plantings were done to layer the landscape into various outdoor ‘rooms.’” Morehouse MacDonald and Associates: 3 Bow St., Lexington, 781-861-9500; morehousemacdonald.com Greg Lombardi Design: 2235 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-492-2808; lombardidesign.com

PHOTOGRAPHY BY SAM GRAY PHOTOGRAPHY. OPPOSITE PAGE: DAN CUTRONA

The Victorian detail of the fireplace adds depth and character to an otherwise contemporary entryway. bottom: The 8,000-squarefoot property won the 2016 Prism Award for Best of Show of New England for Morehouse MacDonald and Associates architects.


“THE QUALITY OF THE CONSTRUCTION ALLOWED EXTREMELY MODERN FINISHES AND CABINET WORK TO LIVE SIDE BY SIDE WITH ELABORATE TRADITIONAL DETAILS.” —jeffrey katz, c&j katz studio UPSTAIRS, DOWNSTAIRS

Talk about role reversal. When Bob Ernst, president of FBN Construction, received a phone call from a young couple asking if he could help them move out of the suburbs and into the city to build a townhouse to raise their children, he was floored. “That never happens,” he says. “It’s always the opposite.” Never a man to resist a challenge, Ernst rolled up his sleeves and got to work: a three-floor brownstone right next to the Boston Public Garden. “The couple’s purchase of the property fully depended on whether the renovation could be done to their liking,” says Ernst. Needless to say, the couple bought it. FBN built it. Here’s how it was done. Prep Work: “We didn’t pick up a hammer for a year and a half,” Ernst says. “That is how we work. We first develop an all-inclusive design, architectural and building blueprint, and budget with full transparency. The client knows exactly what will be done and how much it will cost.” Construction: The team designed a family-friendly flow, including a garden-level playroom, open kitchen and family area, and cutting-edge bathrooms. “The family wanted a very modern, fashionable space,” says Ernst. FBN restored and painted existing finishes, upgraded electrical wiring, and installed lighting. Design: C&J Katz Studio added a very light palette to create an airiness and mirrors to expand the space. “The quality of the construction allowed extremely modern finishes and cabinetwork to live side by side with elaborate traditional details,” says cofounder Jeffrey Katz. “Every single light fixture is special; every piece of furniture, new or antique, is an example of exquisite craftsmanship. The whole effect adds up to a warm family home.” FBN Construction: 17 Wolcott Ct., Hyde Park, 617-333-6821; fbnconstruction.net C&J Katz Studio: 60 K St., South Boston, 617-464-0330; candjkatz.com

Italian Calacatta marble was carved into a kitchen counter by TBR Marble and Granite, while cabinets were sourced from Cabinets by Scavolini. above: In this library, extensive prep work was needed to create 21st-century walls. “Seventy-five percent is preparing the framing— making the symmetry work—before anyone picks up a paintbush,” says FBN Construction’s Bob Ernst.

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EXPLORE THE BEST OF BOSTON ’S DINING AND NIGHTLIFE

Boston Calling will dazzle the crowds again this year with a music and film spectacle.

ENCORE!

PHOTOGRAPHY BY MIKE DISKIN

BOSTON CALLING BREAKS OUT THE HOTTEST FESTIVAL LINE UP TO HIT THE EAST COAST. EVER.

In its eighth installment, Boston Calling Music Festival is moving from its three-year home at City Hall Plaza to the Harvard Athletic Complex, where performances, visual art, and food stands will sprawl across 16 acres like it’s 1969. New this year is a three-day “Comedy Experience” with host Hannibal Buress and a festival design by Russ Bennett, known for creating the layouts of Bonnaroo and Outside Lands. The National’s Aaron Dessner-assembled lineup features Tool, Mumford & Sons, Chance the Rapper, Bon Iver, The xx, and Weezer, and local acts Cousin Stizz, Worcester’s The Hotelier, and Allston-based Vundabar. Tickets range from general admission to premium private elevated Skybox lounge seating. Coachella who? May 26–28; 65 N. Harvard St., Allston; bostoncalling.com

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COMMITTEE

An underground “bohemian bistro,” The Beehive specializes in rustic comfort foods infused with American, European, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern influences. INSIDER TIP: To actually take advantage of the bohemian vibe, stop in for dinner Monday to Wednesday, when it’s (significantly!) less crowded than on weekends. 541 Tremont St., 617-423-0069; beehiveboston.com

This Mediterranean hot spot located in the Seaport is inspired by the “cuzeri” found throughout Greece. Committee is known for its tapas including the Tzatziki Trio and Shrimp Skorko, its Tiki inspired cocktails, and eclectic décor with a penny-tiled bathroom floor and pipe chandeliers. 50 Northern Ave., 617-737-5051; committeeboston.com

BISTRO DU MIDI Provençal cuisine goes modern at this French-Mediterranean eatery. Tuck into the “bouillabaisse du midi” at the corner roundtable with a view of the Public Garden. 272 Boylston St., 617-426-7878; bistrodumidi.com

THE BUTCHER SHOP

DINING ABE & LOUIE’S A classic American steakhouse, this elegant Back Bay eatery complements its prime Delmonicos and New York Strips with an extensive wine list. INSIDER TIP: If there’s one must-order, it’s Abe & Louie’s signature side of fresh creamed corn with bacon. 793 Boylston St., 617-536-6300; abeandlouies.com

ALDEN & HARLOW Alden & Harlow serves creative and thoughtfully sourced New American food. Ask for the Secret Burger— ingredients include eight ounces of House Creekstone beef, a homemade roll, and “faith.” 40 Brattle St., Cambridge, 617-864-2100; aldenharlow.com

B&G OYSTER BAR This is Boston’s modern take on the classic oyster bar. Grab a bar stool and watch the chef shuck your meal in front of you—or, order B&G’s famed Maine lobster roll to go. 550 Tremont St., 617-423-0550; bandgoysters.com

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gastropub sports a “chef’s counter” featuring a view of the kitchen action, while large windows behind provide an expansive view of the picturesque South End. Menu must-have: roasted cauliflower with a toasted coconut sauce and yellow-curry raisin compote. 553 Tremont St., 617-556-4211; banyanboston.com

BAR BOULUD Fine-dining heritage meets French café fare at this Daniel Boulud bistro and wine bar. Slip into a comfy booth or watch Boylston Street go by from a table by the windows. 776 Boylston St., 617-535-8800; barboulud.com/boston

BAR MEZZANA This coastal Italian restaurant, tucked away into a warm and inviting space in Boston’s super-trendy Ink Block, brings sophistication and refinement to classic Italian dishes. 360 Harrison Ave., 617-530-1770; barmezzana.com

BASTILLE KITCHEN Bistro cuisine meets its modern twist at this beloved French restaurant, which features a beautiful, long quartz bar. INSIDER TIP: The best steak frites in town! 49 Melcher St., 617-556-8000; bastillekitchen.net

Barbara Lynch’s tribute to old-world European boucheries, this wine bar and butcher shop’s meat-heavy menu changes daily. 552 Tremont St., 617423-4800; thebutchershopboston.com

COPPA Featuring Italian small plates, woodfired pizzas, and homemade pastas and charcuterie, this modern enoteca delivers the romana goods. 253 Shawmut Ave., 617-391-0902; coppaboston.com

DANTE Fresh Italian cuisine meets an extensive and Italian-heavy wine list at this elegant restaurant and patio with panoramic views of the Charles River and Boston skyline. 40 Edwin H. Land Blvd., Cambridge, 617-497-4200; restaurantdante.com

DAVIO’S BUTTERMILK & BOURBON Southern hospitality makes its way to the Back Bay thanks to chef Jason Santos, offering a cozy atmosphere and a modern take on traditional New Orleans dishes with menu items including Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Beignets. 160 Commonwealth Ave., 617-266-1122; buttermilkbourbon.com

The best views in this spacious, relaxed dining room full of white tablecloths are at the chef’s table, in the heart of the action in the kitchen, which specializes in hearty, high-end Northern Italian fare such as beef steaks, veal chops, and fresh handmade pastas. 75 Arlington St., 617-357-4810; davios.com

DEL FRISCO’S CAFÉ ARTSCIENCE Enjoy the avante-garde French fare by the soaring windows that look out onto industrial-chic Kendall Square, or experience the bar—and its scientific cocktails!—that make this futuristic restaurant famous. 650 E. Kendall St., Cambridge, 857-999-2193; cafeartscience.com

This established steak house in the Seaport District has a lot to offer with an assortment of steak and seafood, a sleek modern ambiance, and beautiful harbor views. Insider tip: There is a Prix-Fixe menu available every Sunday. 250 Northern Ave., 617-9511368; delfriscos.com

DEUXAVE CAFE ESCADRILLE Classic dishes—Chateaubriand, rack of lamb—abound at this old-world elegant Burlington mainstay. INSIDER TIP: Make sure to tap into the wine expertise—the restaurant is known for its highly regarded sommelier team. 26 Cambridge St., Burlington, 781-2731916; cafeescadrille.com

The French-influenced fare is served in an opulent yet rustic Back Bay dining room that features Alice in Wonderland– like wingback chairs and a cozy fireplace. 371 Commonwealth Ave., 617-517-5915; deuxave.com

DORETTA TAVERNA Experience the simple, approachable, fresh, bold flavors of Greek cuisine.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY CORINNA RAZNIKOV PHOTOGRAPHY

Get your greens in with Chilled English Pea Soup with Spring Herbs from Catered Affair.


Anything with lamb is recommended. INSIDER TIP: The walls surrounding Table 303, which is tucked privately away in a corner (talk about power lunch perfection), features works by local artist Adrienne Schlow, wife of chef-owner Michael Schlow. 79 Park Plz., 617-422-0008; dorettaboston.com

EASTERN STANDARD This neighborhood brasserie serves creative twists on classic French fare and shakes up top-level craft cocktails. INSIDER TIP: The bar’s once-signature whiskey smash hasn’t been on the menu for several years, but customers still ask for it—you can, too. 528 Commonwealth Ave., 617-532-9100; easternstandardboston.com

EATALY BOSTON The famous Italian marketplace run by celebrity chefs Mario Batali and Lidia Bastianich, and restaurateur Joe Bastianich features restaurants, groceries, and a cooking school to give food lovers the chance to experience authentic Italian cuisine. 800 Boylston St., Prudential Center, 617-807-7300; eataly.com

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IL MOLO

This elegant seafood spot located in the North End offers Italian inspired creations by chef Pino Maffeo and will give diners an underwater feel with the shell-like blue tiles and aquatic styled artwork and decor. 326 Commercial St., 857-277-1895; ilmoloboston.com

ISLAND CREEK OYSTER BAR The menu at this American seafood restaurant changes daily, featuring the likes of lobster-roe noodles with braised short rib, grilled lobster, and oyster mushrooms. 500 Commonwealth Ave., 617-532-5300; islandcreekoysterbar.com

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JULIET

Juliet is a place for the Union Square community to interact through delicious food with a Mediterranean flare and good hospitality thanks to Josh Lewin and Katrina Jazayeri. Commuter-friendly menus, as well as leisurely stay-in options has Juliet’s being a destination for just about anybody. INSIDER TIP: Juliet offers a Prix-Fixe Menu for lunch from 11 am–3 pm. 257 Washington St, Somerville, 617-718-0958; julietsomerville.com

Bojorquez’s cultural influences as well as the makeup of the restaurant’s East Somerville neighborhood—Mexican, Peruvian, and Middle Eastern. 124 Broadway, Somerville, 617-764-1412; labrasasomerville.com

This traditional Northern Italian kitchen specializes in homemade pastas, with gluten-free available on request. INSIDER TIP: The tagliatelle bolognese is Tom Brady’s favorite. 48 Boylston St., Brookline, 617-739-0007; lamorra.com

After enjoying Grill 23’s all-natural prime beef steaks or fresh, creative seafood presentations, indulge in a post-prandial puff courtesy of the restaurant’s premium cigar service, the first-ever in Boston. 161 Berkeley St., 617-542-2255; grill23.com

The authentic décor at La Voile is a Francophile’s dream: Everything from the zinc bar to the wooden wine fridge and vintage chandeliers are imported from France. 261 Newbury St., 617-587-4200; lavoileboston.net

L’ESPALIER Choice seating at this modern New England-French eatery is next to the window, where you get a view of bustling Boylston Street. INSIDER TIP: Try the honey-glazed Long Island duck for two. 74 Boylston St., 617-262-3023; lespalier.com

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Imported wines and Greek small plates take the stage at this South End neighborhood hot spot. 315 Shawmut Ave., 617-356-1100; kavaneotaverna.com

Take a trip around the world with Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette’s globally inspired small plates. 505 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-945-1008; littledonkeybos.com

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HALEY.HENRY

Located in the heart of Downtown Crossing, chef-owner Haley Fortier wants people to have a good time at her wine bar. Enjoy this unique wine experience with a selection of 40–50 wines to be paired with European inspired small plates such as tinned fish and ceviche. 45 Province St., 617-208-6000; haleyhenry.com

La Brasa’s cuisine draws on chef Daniel

MENTON At culinary star Barbara Lynch’s fine dining ode to Italy and France, ask to sit at the Gold Bar, a smaller, more intimate setting than the main dining room. 354 Congress St., 617-737-0099; mentonboston.com

LA VOILE

KAVA NEO-TAVERNA

LA BRASA GRILL 23 & BAR

There is a second bar in the back of this playful Mexican restaurant where guests can grab a drink and enjoy a more intimate, lounge setting. 271 Dartmouth St., 617-369-5609; lolitatequilabars.com/boston

LA MORRA

GASLIGHT BRASSERIE Get the gold-standard Gallic treatment at Gaslight, located in the artsy section of the South End. Try the classics, such as steak frites with sauce béarnaise or maitre d’hotel butter. 560 Harrison Ave., 617-422-0224; gaslight560.com

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LITTLE DONKEY

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MIDA

Celebrating Italian culinary traditions in the South End, chef Douglass Williams is committed to bringing high quality ingredients to life through “creativity, curiosity and skill” in his dishes including the Arancini, Ricotta Gnocchi, and Caponata Toast. 782 Tremont St., 617-936-3490; midaboston.com

MISTRAL Located in the South End, locals’ favorite Mistral has been providing classic French-Mediterranean fare in a casually elegant setting for nearly 20 years. 223 Columbus Ave., 617-8679300; mistralbistro.com

MOOO RESTAURANT This modern steakhouse boasts a formidable wine cellar. Come thirsty! 15 Beacon St., 617-670-2515; mooorestaurant.com

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across Boston and Cambridge. JOIE DE VIVRE: “I’m obsessed with the new South End spot, Frenchie (560 Tremont St., 857-233-5941, frenchieboston.com). I lived in France for three years, so any time I can get a solid charcuterie board, cheese plate, fresh baguettes and a decent wine list? I am one very happy girl.” NIGHT SIPPING: “I love the W Hotel Lounge (100 Stuart St., 617-261-8700, wboston.com) for a cocktail or 3, because the staff and drinks are special.” DOWN TO MEXICO: “When it comes to home goods and décor: Nomad (1741 Mass Ave., 617-497-6677, nomadcambridge.com) in Cambridge for unique imports from Mexico when you can’t get to Mexico.”

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Neptune serves simple American seafood in a cozy, intimate setting. Try the Maine hot lobster roll, served with fresh-cut french fries. 63 Salem St., 617-742-3474; neptuneoyster.com

Ocean Prime features classic steak house and seafood fare crafted with a modern sensibility and an appreciation for ingredients. Enjoy the impeccable service. 140 Seaport Blvd., 617-6701345; ocean-prime.com

Chef Michael Mina and Chef Ken Tominaga are serving up a modern take on Izakaya-style dining at Pabu located on the second floor of the luxurious and upscale Millennium Tower. With traditional yet chic Japanese decor, and a menu with award-winning sushi and sashimi, the dining experience is unlike any other. INSIDER TIP: Pabu has a private dining room, which is the perfect setting to celebrate a special occasion or host a private event. 3 Franklin St., 857-3277228; michaelmina.net

NO. 9 PARK The regionally inspired Italian and French dishes at No. 9 Park have been charming locals and tourists for years. INSIDER TIP: Ask to be seated in the intimate leather-and-velvet banquettes in the back dining room. 9 Park St., 617-423-4800; no9park.com

O YA O Ya was the first in Boston to reinterpret traditional Japanese flavors and ingredients with a modern touch. Their contemporary and creative izakaya aims to surprise and delight. 9 East St., 617-654-9900; o-ya.restaurant

OISHII In the South End, high-concept sushi is artfully arranged and composed of the sea’s freshest bounty. 1166 Washington St., 617-482-8868; oishiiboston.com

NEBO CUCINA & ENOTECA Sisters Carla and Christine Pallotta serve up an authentic Italian menu that captures the “true essence” of dining in an Italian home with dishes including Zucchini Lasagna and Papardelle Alla Bolognese, and décor that pays homage to a traditional Italian neighborhood. 520 Atlantic Ave., 617-723-06326; neborestaurant.com

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PARSNIP RESTAURANT & LOUNGE This stylish, two-story restaurant serves ingredient-driven, European influenced fare—think “borscht salad,” quail roulade, and cod polonaise. 91 Winthrop St., Cambridge, 617-714-3206; parsniprestaurant.com

OAK LONG BAR + KITCHEN OAK comes alive at night to the hum of spirited conversation as guests gather around the copper-top bar to dive into salt-and-vinegar fries and smoked bluefish toast. 138 St. James Ave., 617-585-7222; oaklongbarkitchen.com

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PORTO

New England seafood is given a Mediterranean touch at this classic restaurant known for its salt-crust branzino for two. 1 Charles St. S., 617-421-1200; ostraboston.com

Chef Jody Adams is an expert when it comes to Mediterranean inspired cuisine. Her menu at Porto is largely focused on seafood with outstanding seasonal dishes including the Striped Bass a la Plancha caught fresh in New England. Ring Rd., 617-536-1234; porto-boston.com

PRECINCT KITCHEN & BAR Tried-and-true New England staples hold pride of place in this former police headquarters on Berkeley Street. INSIDER TIP: A happy hour special on oysters is offered everyday. 154 Berkeley St., 617-532-3827; precinctkitchenandbar.com

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With the name meaning “for the public good,” Publico prides itself on letting the customers explore flavors from Europe, South and North America. The simple plates offered are made with local goods from New England farms, and should be a go-to for anyone looking to indulge in a little something extra. 11 Dorchester St., 617-622-5700; publicoboston.com

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convivial neighborhood restaurant and bar that celebrates New England’s rich seafood traditions. INSIDER TIP: When dinner service is packed, the standing-only rails around industrial wood pillars are an easy place to enjoy drinks and snacks. 383 Congress St., 617-553-5900; row34.com

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RUKA

Located in the Godfrey Hotel, culinary director and chef Tom Berry is serving up a Peruvian menu that incorporates Nikkei and Chifa cuisines with standouts including colorful Green Noodles, Lima-style Fried Calamari with leche de tigre garlic butter, Halibut Ceviche, and a vibrant and stylish scene that can’t be missed. 505 Washington St., 617-2660102; rukarestobar.com

SARMA RESTAURANT Modeled after the traditional meyhanes of Turkey, Sarma offers a large selection of small, seasonal plates designed to be shared. 249 Pearl St., Somerville, 617-764-4464; sarmarestaurant.com

SCAMPO Chef Lydia Shire’s Italian-inspired cuisine draws on flavors from the Mediterranean and Middle East. INSIDER TIP: Create the ultimate private event with the help of party coordinator Carah McLaughlin. 15 Charles St., 617-536-2100; scampoboston.com

SMITH & WOLLENSKY A Back Bay icon nestled into The Castle at Park Plaza, this fine dining steak house serves up classics like a bone-in sirloin and prime rib eye. If you’re looking for bonus fun, ask for a behind-the-scenes tour of the castle. 101 Arlington St., 617-423-1112; smithandwollensky.com/boston-back-bay

SORELLINA Sorellina’s contemporary take on Italian-Mediterranean produces dishes like gnocchi with Maine lobster. INSIDER TIP: The round table in the front windows, which seats up to seven, provides a spectacular view of Copley Square. 1 Huntington Ave., 617-4124600; sorellinaboston.com

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The SOURCE: SCENE Take advantage of the kitchen-facing counter seating at this modern interpretation of the classic diner. 348 Congress St., 617-737-1234; sportelloboston.com

SRV Chef’s Michael Lombardi and Kevin O’Donnell created Boston’s first Venetian-style Bacaro and wine bar specializing in small bites, homemade pasta, and risotto, adding a more modern interpretation to traditional Venetian food. 569 Columbus Ave., 617-536-9500; srvboston.com

STEPHANIE’S ON NEWBURY The sophisticated New England–style comfort food starts off with a tuna tartare or classic mac and cheese and crescendoes with buttery Atlantic salmon. 190 Newbury St., 617-2360990; stephaniesrestaurantgroup.com

STRIP BY STREGA Modern steak house STRIP by Strega is a high-energy, uber-modern trifecta of exceptional cuisine, creative cocktails, and upscale nightlife. 64 Arlington St., 617-456-5300; stripbystrega.com

SWEET CHEEKS Q Mouthwatering, heritage breed pulled pork and prime brisket make this barbecue joint a Fenway foodie favorite. 1381 Boylston St., 617-2661300; sweetcheeksq.com

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Located in the Fenway neighborhood, Tapestry is known for being a dual-concept restaurant with a menu curated by husband and wife duo Meghann Ward and Kevin Walsh. The Expo Kitchen offers items such as oysters and Neapolitan-style pizza, while the Club Room has a tropical vibe and features modern American dishes.69 Kilmarnock St., 617-4214470; tapestry.restaurant

TIGER MAMA Tiger Mama is a Boston favorite for vibrant Southeast Asian cuisine—the Singapore street noodles are a great introduction to the menu.

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1363 Boylston St., 617-425-6262; tigermamaboston.com

TORO South End favorite Toro’s Barcelonastyle tapas are made better by the space’s open windows, which bring the outdoors in. 1704 Washington St., 617-536-4300; toro-restaurant.com

The city’s best mixologists routinely test out their latest and greatest at Yvonne’s.

TRADE Innovative Mediterranean fare is served up in a lively, high-ceilinged space at this Waterfront restaurant. 540 Atlantic Ave., 617-451-1234; trade-boston.com

YVONNE’S This modern reinterpretation of the supper club features a cosmopolitan menu that offers guests shared dishes that weave in flavors of the Far East, Middle East, Mediterranean, and Europe. 2 Winter Pl., 617-267-0047; yvonnesboston.com

DRINKING ALIBI For a unique nightlife experience, sit in and amongst the cells of the old “drunk tank” in what used to be the Charles Street Jail. 215 Charles St., 857-2411144; alibiboston.com

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This casual neighborhood bar, at the Lenox Hotel, features craft cocktails and kitchen classics, such as steak frites. INSIDER TIP: Ask for the secret cocktail menu, which has been passed down since the hotel opened. 61 Exeter St., 617-933-4800; citybarboston.com

Soak up the drinks and nightlife—or relax on an alfresco sofa with the bar’s signature mini-burgers and fries. 51 Huntington Ave., 617-424-8500; minibarboston.com

This intimate, modern cocktail lounge at the Ritz sports dramatic décor— wood-paneled walls, vintage lighting, and an elevated marble fireplace. With the kitchen’s small bites, it’s the perfect midday or post-theater gathering spot. 10 Avery St., 617-574-7100; ritzcarlton.com/boston

BRISTOL Sommelier-certified servers Biaggio or Glenn can help you explore the extensive wine list at this Four Seasons hangout with iconic views of the Public Garden, State House, and Back Bay. INSIDER TIP: Make your reservation for between 3 and 5 pm, when the chances of scoring the prized window tables are best. 200 Boylston St., 617-351-2037; fourseasons.com/boston

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AVERY BAR DRINK Entirely dedicated to the craft of the cocktail, the bar weaves throughout the room so you’re never without a place to set your drink. 348 Congress St., 617-695-1806; drinkfortpoint.com

THE HAWTHORNE A leader in Boston’s craft cocktail movement, The Hawthorne features intimate spaces perfect for romantic rendezvous. 500A Commonwealth Ave., 617-532-9150; thehawthornebar.com

Capo Restaurant, a rustic gathering place serving fine Italian food and spirits from Chef Tony Susi and celebrated beverage maven Kevin Mabry, is now elevated with the addition of Supper Club at Capo—where guests can enjoy live music and dancing nightly. INSIDER TIP: VIP areas outfitted with cozy couches and personalized mini fridges can be reserved for large parties. 51 Huntington Ave., 617-424-8500; minibarboston.com

W LOUNGE LOUNGE AT THE GODFREY This lounge offers classic Italian cocktails and shared plates reminiscent of the fare offered at cicchetti bars across Northern Italy, specifically Venice. 505 Washington St., 617-804-2000; godfreyhotelboston.com/lounge

“Mixsquared” is the highlight of W Lounge’s nightlife scene. Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night, experience a multisensory music-andcocktail experience to a live DJ. 100 Stuart St., 617-310-6790; wboston.com/ w-lounge-boston

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EAST OF INDIA

Rare Gems of India lovers, wait no more. The brand’s eclectic treasures were once only available online and shipped directly from India, but the jewels have arrived in Boston. Royal Jeweler’s historic store brings an exclusive partnership with Rare Gems of India’s handmade and one-of-a-kind pieces. Rough cut diamonds, emeralds, rubies and pearls will be on display, while The Monogram collection offers bespoke statements in cuffs, pendants, and rings. Rare Gem’s Naturals collection is crafted out of fine gemstone, horn, bone and stone in a fascinating cross between luxury and nature. Creator Heather Asbury once curated for couture fashion houses, and today her imported and designed jewels are certainly ones to watch. Come see the gems in person and meet the designer on May 5 and 6 from 10 AM–5:30 PM at Royal Jewelers. 58 Main St., Andover, 978-475-3330; royaljewelers.com

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Spin it right! Wellendorff Rings feature at least four separate bands that can be spun. Folklore has it that if a wearer turns a Wellendorff ring three times and makes a wish, the wish will come true.

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are unparalleled. 46 Newbury St., 617-267-2600; brooksbrothers.com

AKRIS Bringing the finest Swiss luxury to Newbury Street, Akris shapes Boston women with its architecturally inspired clothing made youthful with modern twists. 29 Newbury St., 617-536-6225; akris.ch

ALAN BILZERIAN Alan Bilzerian advises customers to leave more time than usual to shop its avant-garde wares due to the high volume of inventory and the emphasis on different fabrics. With brands like Alexander McQueen, Isabel Marant, and Issey Miyake, this shop covers both basics and fabulously eclectic pieces. 34 Newbury St., 617-5361001; alanbilzerian.com

BURBERRY The best of modern British fashion, Burberry offers its iconic ready to wear, outerwear, and accessories at its Newbury Street boutique. Look for the evolved staple trench coats with leather trimming and other cuttingedge details. 2 Newbury St., 617-2361000; burberry.com

CALYPSO ST. BARTH Bringing a French West Indies flare to Newbury Street, Calypso St. Barth is the mecca of all things high-end bohemian: Buttery leather jackets, sherbert-colored cashmere dusters, and head-turning bikinis are to be expected. 114 Newbury St., 617-4211887; calypsostbarth.com

ALL TOO HUMAN Located in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay, this lifestyle boutique is redefining the city’s fashion scene, hosting a variety of established and emerging designers—Dries Van Noten, Delpozo, Roksanda, and Alyx, to name a few—as well as carefully curated rotating art installations. 236 Clarendon St., 857-350-3951; alltoohumanboston.com

CHANEL The iconic Parisian fashion house brings old-world elegance and always-on-trend stylings to its three-floor flagship offering ready to wear, accessories, and shoes. Simply gorgeous. 6 Newbury St., 617-859-0055; chanel.com

DOLCE & GABBANA

GRETTA LUXE

This jewelbox of a boutique is a recent addition to Newbury Street—and more than welcome! Indulge in Dolce & Gabbana’s bold, high fashion goods, including luxury leather and extravagant jewelry and accessories. 11 Newbury St., 857-254-0669; dolcegabbana.com

National stylist Gretta Monahan sets the tone in her bespoke boutique, Gretta Luxe, coaching customers how to incorporate trends to reflect personal style. Expect pieces from Chloé, Stella McCartney, and Proenza Schouler. 94 Central St., Wellesley, 781-237-7010; grettaluxe.com

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GUCCI

Bringing the boho-chic vibes of the West Coast to the South End, Flock offers pieces from Wildfox, Show Me Your Mumu, and Alternative Apparel. INSIDER TIP: Store stylists love working one-on-one with clients to find their perfect look. 274 Shawmut Ave., 617-391-0222; flockboston.com

Step off of bustling Boylston Street and into Gucci’s sleek space to view collections from one of the most prominent fashion houses in the world. Handbags, ready to wear, shoes, accessories—the brand’s comprehensive approach to fashion, reimagined under new creative director Alessandro Michele, is on display. 800 Boylston St., 617-2473000; gucci.com

FRYE From its beautiful brick corner building on Newbury Street, this American company offers high quality leather boots for men, women, and children. In addition to footwear, shop a great selection of handbags, wallets, belts, and other accessories. Giddy up. 284 Newbury St., 617-247-3793; thefryecompany.com

HERMÈS This classic Parisian fashion house, known for its iconic Birkin bag and silk scarves, lights up Heritage on the Garden in a newly renovated boutique featuring two floors of world-coveted ready to wear, accessories, and shoes. 320 Boylston St., 617-482-8707; hermes.com

JOHN VARVATOS BARBOUR

John Varvatos’ love of rock ‘n’ roll is the inspiration behind his iconic designs— he is known for offering some of the finest handcrafted leather goods, accessories, and apparel for men. 100 Huntington Avenue, Copley Place, 617-236-8650; johnvarvatos.com

This British outerwear specialist focuses on classic country apparel for men, women, and children. Look out for its sturdy hunter’s jackets, cozy sweaters, and stylish, mud-loving boots. 79 Newbury St., 617-3757829; barbour.com

MAX MARA BLOOMINGDALE’S This upscale department store offers its shoppers personal styling sessions from style experts. Designers include; Zadig & Voltaire, Maje, Alexander Wang, and more. 225 Boylston St., The Shops at Chestnut Hill, 617-6306000; bloomingdales.com

Luxurious wrap coats, sleek sheaths, and swing skirts—all in top-tier fabrics— are a given at this Italian fashion house, whose aesthetic is geared toward the contemporary-chic woman who flaunts her refined, dynamic, and sophisticated style. 69 Newbury St., 617-267-9775; maxmara.com

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The vanguard of American heritage style, Brooks Brothers offers classic men’s, women’s, and children’s apparel. INSIDER TIP: The oxford shirts and cashmere cable sweaters

The fantasy closet becomes a reality at Bloomingdale’s, teeming with spring’s newest fashionable faves.

From puffy ski parkas to slim wool sweaters, no one does sporty-luxe better than this French-Italian brand. INSIDER TIP: Make sure to give the sales associates your number: They will

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NORTH RIVER OUTFITTER Think New England in the form of a boutique. From plaid and twill pieces to the finest outerwear, North River Outfitters has the necessities for a summer weekend on Nantucket or a winter ski holiday. Featured brands include Joie, Peter Millar, and Patagonia. 122 Charles St., 617-7420089; northriveroutfitter.com

RALPH LAUREN One of the largest names in American fashion, Ralph Lauren, the original prep, brings classic luxury clothing to this Newbury Street flagship. 93–95 Newbury St., 617-424-1124; ralphlauren.com

RICCARDI A unique tastemaker, Riccardi offers a carefully curated selection of men’s and women’s ready to wear from fashion houses such as Comme des Garçons, Saint Laurent, Valentino, and Balmain. 116 Newbury St., 617-266-3158; riccardiboston.com

Magic Dress—a flattering, ruchestyled sheath—the brand represents classic sophistication updated with hidden details and twists. 44 Plymouth St., 617-482-7272; saracampbellwebsite.com

SERENELLA One of Back Bay’s best-kept secrets, this boutique enjoys an international reputation for being the “best of the best.” A curated blend of couture, ready to wear, and accessories, Serenella features luxury products from storied fashion houses, such as Roberto Cavalli, and contemporary designers on the rise, like Gabriela Hearst. 134 Newbury St., 617-2625568; serenella-boston.com

This British clothing company blends traditional and contemporary influences to create menswear and womenswear that pop with color and ’70s flower power. 201 Newbury St., 617-450-8339; tedbaker.com

TESS & CARLOS Tess & Carlos opened its doors to cater

SALVATORE FERRAGAMO A Florentine fashion house specializing in luxury goods and best known for its bow-trimmed shoes, Salvatore Ferragamo also offers ready to wear, handbags, and other accessories. Copley Place, 617-8594924; ferragamo.com

SARA CAMPBELL Dedicated to its handmade in the usa label, South End design house Sara Campbell builds its womenswear pieces on the philosophy of giving back to the community. Best known for the

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From lush extensions to choppy layers, the team at Salon Capri offers a thorough consultation to create the perfect hairstyle.

JEWELRY ADAMAS FINE JEWELRY This brother-sister duo melds traditional styles with unusual elements to create breathtaking and unique fine jewelry pieces, including custom selections. 23 Lincoln St., Newton, 617-558-8899; adamasfinejewelry.com

VERSACE The iconic Italian fashion house specializes in its breathtaking couture gowns and timelessly elegant handbags. Its location in Copley Place was designed by Donatella Versace to pay homage to traditional Italian architecture. 100 Huntington Avenue, Copley Place, 857-504-6275; versace.com

ALEXIS BITTAR Known for his signature Lucite bangles, Alexis Bittar’s pieces are all that and so much more. Feathers, panthers, and rich jewel tones dominate this season’s collection. 130 Newbury St., 617-236-0505; alexisbittar.com

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SAKS FIFTH AVENUE Being one of the country’s most iconic luxury retailers, Saks Fifth Avenue is a go-to for pieces from some of the most coveted designers including Saint Laurent, Brunello Cucinelli, The Row, and more. 800 Boylston St., Prudential Center, 617-262-8500; saksfifthavenue.com

to women looking for excellently tailored and constructed clothing— along with laser-sharp personalized styling. Stocking hard-to-find designers, such as Sarah Flint and Hache, this Harvard Square boutique attracts quite the stylish set. 20 Brattle St., Cambridge, 617-864-8377; tessandcarlos.com

VINCE Shop for effortlessly sophisticated basics for men and women—think cashmere sweaters, uber-soft T-shirts, and boots—at either of Vince’s Back Bay stores. 71 Newbury St., 617-2790659; Copley Place, 617-236-5535; vince.com

David Yurman brings iconic jewelry designs and signature cable bracelets to the market with collaborations and newly introduced versions of classics. 100 Huntington Ave., 617-236-8777; davidyurman.com

DEPRISCO JEWELERS Providing customers with engagement rings, wedding bands, and other fine jewelry, DePrisco features designers such as Doves and Charles Garnier. 333 Washington St., 617-227-3339; boston.deprisco.com

DESCENZA DIAMONDS Owned and run by the same family for more than 100 years, DeScenza Diamonds is known for its high quality, responsibly sourced, and rare diamonds from designers such as Forevermark and Fope. 387 Washington St., 617-542-7975; descenza.com

E.B. HORN After 175 years in the business, E.B. Horn offers one of the largest diamond selections in New England, not to mention a variety of estate and vintage pieces. 429 Washington St., 617-5423902; ebhorn.com

IMPULSE BY ADAMAS Featuring pieces from well-known artists and new designers alike, this boutique features handmade,

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text you with customized merchandise for your size and style. Copley Place, 857-317-7619; moncler.com


fashionable, and unique jewelry from designers like Suzanne Kalan and Hoorsenbuhs.180 Linden St., Wellesley, 781-416-1800; trustyourimpulse.com

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WHO: Co-Founder and Managing Partner of TwinFocus Capital (twinfocuscapital.com). CULTURE COLLECTOR: “I love Mohr McPherson (460 Harrison Ave., 617-210-7900, mohr-mcpherson

JOSEPH GANN JEWELERS

.com) in the South End for their eclectic selection of one-off home

Specializing in handcrafted, custommade settings and jewelry for every occasion, this three-generation family business provides customers with the highest quality service. 387 Washington St., 617-426-4932; josephgann.com

goods normally only found in India and Thailand.” HEAD-TO-

I’m adorned head-to-toe in John Varvatos (Copley Place, 617-236-

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0008, dorettaboston.com) for Michael Schlow & Brendan Pelley’s

TOE: “When I’m not sporting a custom suit in the boardroom,

8650, johnvarvatos.com) and am a fan of the boutique in Copley.” BOSTON BITES: “Doretta Taverna (79 Park Plaza, 617-422-

As the oldest continuously operating family jeweler in New England, Lux, Bond & Green is a one-stop shop for extraordinary jewelry and watches from designers like John Hardy and Roberto Coin. 416 Boylston St., 617-266-4747; lbgreen.com

Greek-inspired cuisine on the best patio in Boston (in full disclosure, I’m an owner/partner), and Yvonne’s (2 Winter Pl., 617-267-0047, yvonnesboston.com) for a super cool vibe and Juan Pedrosa’s dynamite culinary creations.”

MAUD CABOT Inspired by the laid-back, denim-andturquoise vibes of the ’70s, Maud Cabot creates unique jewelry. Her big claim to fame? Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler is one of her most loyal clients. 617-800-7777; maudjewelry.com

PERSONA JEWELRY A carefully curated selection of local, regional and international artists, Persona Jewelry stocks a selection of everyday bangles and precious gem stack rings. INSIDER TIP: Ask co-owner Gary Shteyman to help you design the bauble of your dreams. He is an established craftsman who will personally create your piece. 62 Charles St., 617-266-3003; personastyle.com

ROYAL JEWELERS As a nod to its Boston roots, Royal Jewelers carries locally based producers as well as top of the line watch designers—think Cartier, Omega, and TAG Heuer. 58 Main St., Andover, 978-475-3300; royaljewelers.com

Rolex, Hearts on Fire, and Mikimoto. The Shops at Prudential Center, 617-262-0935; sidneythomas.com

TIFFANY & CO. The world leader in fine jewelry trends, Tiffany & Co. has been a staple since 1837. From fine jewelry to classic gold and silver pieces and unique designer collaborations, there’s something for everyone. 100 Huntington Ave., 617-353-0222; tiffany.com

BEAUTY BLUEMERCURY Offering the most innovative beauty products and brands, Bluemercury’s team of stylists is dedicated to helping clients find the products that are most perfect for them. INSIDER TIP: Come for the salon, stay for Bluemercury’s full spa!160 Newbury St., 617-4240004; bluemercury.com

CRYOMED BOSTON Dr. Daniela Winston offers a combination of cryotherapy, IV nutritional therapy, and facials to deliver beauty and wellness from the inside out. 252 Newbury St., 617-2472796; cryomedboston.com

DREAM SPA MEDICAL Led by Harvard-trained plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Russo, Dream Spa Medical specializes in the latest cosmetic procedures and skincare products. Among the most popular treatments are microblading, laser facials, micro-needling, and Botox. 1223 Beacon St., Brookline, 617-9068115; dreamspamedical.com

FOLLAIN Follain is a beauty boutique with a carefully curated selection of non-toxic products from more than 60 different brands. All of the selections are safe, effective, and pass Follain’s rigorous standards for health. 65 Charles St., 844-365-5246; shopfollain.com

BRADLEY & DIEGEL SIDNEY THOMAS Offering exquisite selections of the finest jewelry, Sidney Thomas honors its customers by striving to make every purchase perfect. Designers include

This innovative salon offers its clients stylist videos so that they can get to know their new hairdresser. 77 Newbury St., 617-266-7707; bradleyanddiegel.com

GREEN TANGERINE SPA + SALON One-stop-shop for all things hair at the Green Tangerine Spa & Salon. Popular bookings include balayage

(graduated highlights), dimensional foils, ombre, and smashing hair cuts. INSIDER TIP: Book your cut with Louise Rusk. 39 Dalton St., 617-982 6696; greentangerinespa.com

JOSEPH A. RUSSO, MD In addition to Dream Spa, Dr. Joseph Russo also has his own clinic, where he has mastered the art of cosmetic treatments. 575 Boylston St., Newton, 617-963-0770; josepharussomd.com

JSD A trailblazer in Boston’s styling network, Jeffrey Dauksevich is a highly regarded hair expert known for his unique and modern approach that reflects the diverse personalities of his client base. 36 Newbury St., 617-9435531; thejsdgroup.com

PATRICE VINCI SALON Whether you want bridal styling or balayage coloring, Patrice Vinci’s sleek, award-winning salon will give you celebrity treatment no matter who you are. 91 Newbury St., 617-2671900; patricevinci.com

PRETTYOLOGY Known for giving the best facial in Boston, Prettyology founder Julie

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SALON ACOTE Gaston Safar, hair expert and owner of the salon located in the heart of the Back Bay, offers a full range of services including haircuts, blowouts, waxing, make-up applications, and more. INSIDER TIP: get your hair styled by senior stylist, Jana Rago, who has helped style models for the Victoria’s Secret fashion show including Gigi Hadid, Devon Windsor, Kendall Jenner, and Adriana Lima. 132 Newbury St., 617-262-5111; salonacote.com

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Many members of the Safar team are involved in styling Fashion Week shows around the world. The salon works with the highest-end brands, including Goldwell, Oribe, and Wella. 235 Newbury St., 617-247-3933; safarboston.com

Facials, massages, and body treatments come together for an all-out relaxation experience. The music, décor, and retail shop are all curated for the effect of pure bliss. 100 Stuart St., 617-261-8747; blissspa.com

One word: facials. Offering clients both targeted and customized facials, Skoah has the right treatment for everyone. Featuring its own line of products, the spa guarantees it can make a difference in your skin! 641 Tremont St., 857-350-4930; skoah.com

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With fitness clubs made to inspire, Equinox brings its outstanding reputation to Boston. Equinox has the best personal trainers and the finest machinery, so plan your workout and reward yourself afterward with top of the line spa treatments. 4 Avery St., 617-375-8200; equinox.com

As the leading salon for hair removal in Boston, Skin Deep MedSpa also offers popular treatments like Botox, Juvéderm, skin tightening, and facials. 231 Newbury St., 617-266-7546; skindeepmedspa.com

EXHALE SPA

Gift yourself a weekend on the Cape and enjoy oversized treatment rooms and luxury spa amenities. The Spa at Chatham Bars Inn includes hydrotherapy tubs, saunas, and steam rooms. 297 Shore Road, Chatham, 508-945-6737; chathambarsinn.com

SEPHORA

The iconic cosmetic store located in Faneuil Hall is a go-to for must have makeup, hair, and skin-care products from brands including First Aid Beauty, Urban Decay, and Ouai. INSIDER TIP: The store also provides beauty services such as custom makeovers and beauty classes. 7 North St., Faneuil Hall, 617-570-9110; sephora.com

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SALON CAPRI Offering cutting edge styling and the latest in hair innovations, Salon Capri embodies the formula of mixing business with family. Customers flock to the salon for balayage and the salon’s deep-conditioning treatment. 11 Newbury St., 617-236-0020; saloncapri.com

BELLA SANTÉ With tall ceilings and classic Back Bay architecture, Bella Santé offers an array of deep tissue massages and soothing body treatments, including a pomegranate face peel. 38 Newbury St., 617-424-9930; bellasante.com

SALON MARC HARRIS Winning national accolades in addition to numerous regional awards, Salon Marc Harris provides its clients with a full list of beauty services, with its deep conditioning treatments coming highly recommended. The salon crosspollinates stylists between its Boston and New York City locations, so that fresh style inspirations are always arriving. 115 Newbury St., 617-2622222; salonmarcharris.com

SALON MARIO RUSSO As one of Boston’s premier salons, with an extensive list of loyal clientele, Salon Mario Russo understands and specializes in highly individualized hair cutting, styling, and coloring. INSIDER TIP: Russo’s hair glossing treatment is one of the salon’s most popular offerings. 22 Liberty Dr., 857-350-3139; mariorusso.com

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Sephora’s newest jewel on its cosmetic crown is a flagship store in Faneuil Hall.

This spa believes transformation begins from the inside out. Featuring award-winning Core Fusion Barre classes and the top-booked signature Power Facial and Fusion Massage spa therapies, Exhale’s options are geared to help you create a stronger, healthier, better version of yourself. 28 Arlington St., 617-532-7000; exhalespa.com

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SPA AT MANDARIN ORIENTAL This five-star spa is an urban oasis for guests to enjoy the finest options in spa treatments, beauty programs, and fitness classes. 776 Boylston St., 617-535-8888; mandarinoriental.com

SPA AT ROWES WHARF With the gorgeous surroundings of the Boston Harbor, enjoy luxury health club and spa services that include a state of the art indoor pool. 70 Rowes Wharf, 617-439-7000; bhh.com

SPA INTERCONTINENTAL This spa is popular for its classic Swedish massages. Visit the indoor pool and order breakfast while you appreciate the amazing view of the Greenway. 510 Atlantic Ave., 617-2175090; intercontinentalboston.com

TREE SPA AT HIDDEN POND RESORT Nestled in treetops overlooking the ocean, guests choose from a selection of restorative treatments that use fresh ingredients from the resort gardens. 354 Goose Rocks Road, Kennebunkport, ME, 207-967-9050; hiddenpondmaine.com

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Michaud has been in the business for more than 25 years and trained in New York and Paris. Her salon also offers treatments for makeup, brows, lashes, and more. 18 Newbury St., 617-262-1607; prettyology.com


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SUDBURY | $9,900,000 | 151 PLYMPTON RD

WESTON | $5,400,000 | 20 LAXFIELD RD*

WESTON | $4,895,000 | 100 BLACK OAK RD

DOVER | $4,750,000 | 62 STRAWBERRY HILL ST

WESTON | $3,999,000 | 77 AUTUMN RD

WELLESLEY | $3,995,000 | 22 LATHROP RD

WELLESLEY | $3,895,000 | 22 GREYLOCK RD

WELLESLEY | $3,695,000 | 4 DEWING PATH

WESTON | $3,595,000 | 30 BLACK OAK RD

WESTON | $3,495,000 | 168 BEAVER RD

WESTON | $3,495,000 | 4 SANDERSON LN

ANDOVER | $3,295,000 | 151 HAGGETTS POND

WELLESLEY | $3,145,000 | 35 HUNDREDS RD

WESTON | $2,885,000 | 57 LAUREL RD

DOVER | $2,695,000 | 16 HAVEN TER

WELLESLEY | $2,595,000 | 69 FOREST ST*

NEWTON | $2,495,000 | 151 COUNTRY CLUB RD

WELLESLEY | $2,395,000 | 30 OLD FARM RD

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The time is now to reacquaint yourself with the Four Seasons Boston. The hotel, which has held Forbes Travel Guide’s Five-Star rating for 18 consecutive years, has a brand new look. Michael Booth, Principal at BAMO, Inc. design studio, recently undertook the major renovation of an 18,000 square foot addition along with a dramatic new Presidential Suite, an expanded food and beverage outlet, and completely redesigned lobby. “From lobby to guestroom, we aimed to create a journey for guests.” says lead designer Alan Deal. “When you arrive at each floor, the mood is dark and sexy. Then, the passage slowly evolves into a calming, neutral palette.” The hotel partnered with Simmons Bedding Company and installed white washed oak headboards with upholstered inset panels to create an ultimate space for relaxation. Overlooking the Boston Public Garden, the Four Seasons Boston continues to stand up to its reputation as a refuge of luxury for residents and guests alike. 200 Boylston Street, 617-3384400; fourseasons.com/boston

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The Four Seasons Boston pays homage to its “Sleep Temple” concept, with a new renovation that offers guests a space that prioritizes light, comfort, and relaxation.

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The SOURCE: SPACE HOME DESIGN ANNSLEY INTERIORS Boston-based designer Annsley McAleer is known for her “optimistic” style of fresh colors and uses of pattern, a reflection of her Southern upbringing. Her interior work has been featured on HGTV and she was named by Domino magazine a top-10 “Designer on the Verge.” 47 Chestnut St., 617-2661426; annsleyinteriors.com

CATHERINE & MCCLURE INTERIORS The mother-daughter design team brings forth a “transitional” style that mixes modern and antique pieces for a truly unique space. Catherine & McClure’s portfolio includes French-inspired interiors and a Spanish-influenced spa bathroom— sauna included. 1 Grove St., Wellesley, 617-227-0700; catherineandmcclure.com

CEBULA DESIGN While designing rooms of “sublime” style and collaborative taste, Cebula Design, whose project locations range from Maine to the Caribbean, also aims to work resourcefully. The firm recycles all cardboard from shipping and many of the team members regularly volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. INSIDER TIP: Cebula is one of North America’s top retailers for Tufenkian Carpets, the revered New York company for handmade area rugs. 18 Liberty St., Newburyport, 978-4626984; cebuladesign.com

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CHRISICOS INTERIORS “Professionalism, luxury, value, and outstanding customer service” is Chrisicos’s design philosophy. Visitors can use the Chrisicos studio, located across from the Four Seasons Hotel Boston, as a “design lab” to test their interior taste—and browse the brand’s one-of-a-kind Custom by Chrisicos upholstered goods. 20 Park Plz., 617-699-9462; chrisicosinteriors.com

CYNTHIA DRISCOLL INTERIORS Focusing on high-end residential projects, Cynthia Driscoll designs for city, seaside, and country homes with innovative style. The charming Beacon Hill studio features British bust sculptures that greet you from the window. 70 Charles St., 617-3676770; cynthiadriscollinteriors.com

DAHER INTERIOR DESIGN Daher has developed projects across every Boston neighborhood and specializes in upscale residential designs. Its portfolio includes everything from a Christmastime display for Neiman Marcus to beautiful libraries and sexy Back Bay apartments. 224 Clarendon St., 617-236-0355; daherinteriordesign.com

elegance—and, on the other end of the design spectrum, a cozy Nantucket beach home. 11 Elkins St., 617-7658175; duffydesigngroup.com

ERIC HAYDEL DESIGN Interior designer Eric Haydel believes in bringing historical relevance to contemporary living. The Louisiana native is the youngest-ever president of the New England Chapter of ASID, and his team’s can-do attitude is both inspiring and assuring. The team’s projects have included a “tween dreams” bedroom in North Andover, a timeless Brookline residence, and an American Federalist–inspired library/study space. One Design Center, Ste. 212, 617-562-6027; erichaydel.com

EVOLVE RESIDENTIAL DUFFY DESIGN GROUP Focusing on interior design and space planning, but also specializing in custom millwork, Duffy Design’s projects have spanned from Boston to Florida, Puerto Rico, and beyond. The group recently renovated a Ritz-Carlton penthouse with high-rise

Residential design team Evolve starts each project with hyper-detailed illustrations of its concepts. The group also believes in giving back, and contributes to the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project, which constructs close to 100 houses annually for those in need.

INSIDER TIP: Visit the in-house retail

shop, adjacent to Evolve’s design studio, which features Parisian-chic home furnishings, accessories, and antiques. 89 W. Concord St., 617-4240003; evolveresidential.com

FINELINES Finelines creates custom drapery, shade products, and bedding out of their 8,000-square-foot sewing workroom in Peabody. Past clients include the American Embassy in Paris, the Augusta National Golf Club, and residential projects in Osaka, Japan, and London, England. 77 Walnut St., Peabody, 978-977-7357; finelines.com

GALERIE D’ORSAY Just steps away from the Boston Public Garden, this gallery of paintings and sculptures from the 16th to the 21st century is the perfect place to fill out your home art collection. The welcoming staff is exceedingly knowledgeable and presents a laid-back and friendly atmosphere. 33 Newbury St., 617-266-8001; galerie-dorsay.com

GAUTHIER STACY Elegant, eclectic, and comfortable are styles that interior designer Kathleen Hay aims to fold into all of her spaces.

This award-winning high-end interior design firm has renovated Nantucket summer retreats, NYC apartments, Wisconsin lake cottages, and Florida island homes. In commercial work, Gauthier Stacy’s portfolio includes yacht clubs, the Trinity Place lobby, and the Edson Hill Inn in Vermont. INSIDER TIP: Bring in all of your inspirations. Gauthier Stacy’s design team has been known to take cues from books and film in addition to real life. 112 Shawmut Ave., 617-4220001; gauthierstacy.com

HARK + OSBORNE INTERIOR DESIGN Known for a keen sensibility, Hark + Osborne brings a timeless approach to its residential interiors and commercial projects—just have a look inside the wildly popular Aquitaine restaurant, which has bistro-goers flocking for the Left Bank glamour. 46 Waltham St., 617-504-1767; hpluso.com

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love the accessories at Crush Boutique (264 Newbury St., 617-4240010, shopcrushboutique.com) in Boston. I’m a pretty simple and classic dresser at work, but the whimsical and fun pieces in this store

helps explain Willauer’s love for punctuating rooms with vintage touches. The firm has redesigned homes across Nantucket and in Boston, Vermont, and Florida. 2 India St., Nantucket, 508-228-9553; natashawillauerinteriors.com

help me pretend to be girly on the weekends.” COFFEE CURE: “A breakfast place I love is Uncommon Grounds (575 Mt Auburn St., Watertown, 617-924-9625, myuncommongrounds.com) in Watertown. They have a great brunch menu, my kids can eat pancakes and most importantly they have legit coffee—which, frankly, is my priority.” HOME MAKER: “Hudson (12 Union Park St., 617-292-0900, hudsonboston.com) in the South End has great little accents for the home. This shop is full of linens, pillows, and lamps that are a great

POMPEII DESIGN GROUP Pompeii Design Group’s decorating services include window treatments, paint finishes, kitchen and bathroom design, furniture design, lighting, flooring, artworks, and more. Pompeii’s Downtown Boston offices provide free design consultations. 110 Stuart St., Ste. 17D, 617-792-7463; pompeiidesigngroup.com

mix of traditional, modern and vintage.” SOMERTON PARK INTERIORS

This Nantucket-based interiors, exteriors, and graphic design firm specializes in high-end residential projects and graphic design commissions. Hay herself has been named a “World’s Best Designer” by CNBC Television and the New York Times. Nantucket, 508-228-1219; kathleenhaydesigns.com

KATIE ROSENFELD INTERIOR DESIGN Known for her bold approach to colors and patterns—and frequent nods to chinoiserie—Katie Rosenfeld’s designs range from fresh traditional to 20th-century vintage, inspirations she credits to her upbringing in Florida, her fashionable (and “crazy”) mother, and her two daughters and poodle. 16 Laurel Ave., Ste. 180, Wellesley, 781-235-2450; katierosenfeld design.com

KOO DE KIR ARCHITECTURAL INTERIORS Koo de Kir describes its interior designs as “stylish and unfussy.” The name derives from a phonetic reading of the French expression “coup de coeur,” or “love at first sight,” an apt description for its beautiful commercial and residential work.

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INSIDER TIP: The firm also offers post-project support to help settle into the new space. 516 E. 2nd St., Ste. 108, 617-268-8111; koodekir.com

KRISTEN RIVOLI INTERIOR DESIGN Designer Rivoli flourishes when mixing Midcentury pieces and European antiques with Moroccan details. Her style has attracted a long and varied client list, including the Museum of Science, Harvard University, and multiple owners of Commonwealth brownstones. 540 Main St., Winchester, 781-729-0405; kr-id.com

KRISTINA CRESTIN DESIGN Kristina Crestin’s interior design projects have taken her across Massachusetts and New England, redesigning a lakefront camp and a Northshore farmhouse. Crestin specializes in using modern pieces while maintaining a warm, homey feel—a difficult line to balance. 7 Summer St., Manchester-by-the-Sea, 978-890-7186; kristinacrestin design.com

classic to modern and cutting edge Le Blanc Design strives to bring their clients personalities to life within their homes. 21 Linden Circle, Waltham, 781-373-3290; leblancdesign.com

LEWIS INTERIORS While Boston design firm Lewis Interiors has renovated homes across the state, it has also added its touch to West Hollywood pieds-à-terre and Central Park penthouses. Its Back Bay studio displays its opulent aesthetic: red walls with black trim, gold frames and candelabras adorning the walls—all under a shimmering chandelier. 31 Gloucester St., 617-3670731; lewisinteriorsboston.com

The three women who run Boston firm Spazio Rosso are recognized for their stunning interiors and attention to art. The team has been honored by the New England chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers for their exceptional work. 978-263-5870; spaziorosso.com

LIZ CAAN INTERIORS Liz Caan has a distinctive style (and an amazing Instagram feed) that makes her one of the most colorful interior designers in Boston. Caan has also partnered with Jill Rosenwald to create a tabletop line, and offers “Design To Go” kits for different room types, available online. 1064 & 1066 Centre St., Newton, 617-244-0424; lizcaaninteriors.com

LEBLANC DESIGN Le Blanc Design is a full-service boutique interior design firm specializing in new construction and renovation. From sophisticated and

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NATASHA WILLAUER INTERIORS This Nantucket design firm shares a space with an antiques shop, which

THEODORE & COMPANY INTERIOR DESIGN Theodore & Company’s extensive design portfolio includes a New Hampshire pool house, a classy Georgetown home in DC, a Central Park West apartment in New York, and the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Boston. In fact, principals Kate McCusker Rosenberger and Paula McCusker have designed across the nation, as far away as Wyoming and Hawaii. 96 Charles St., 617-2271915; theodoreandcompany.com

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Designer Petra Hausberger was born in Austria and grew up between Australia and the US. Today she travels the globe in search of luxury and inspiration, which seeps into her Brookline firm’s worldly and unique interior designs, as seen at Boston restaurants such as Bastille Kitchen, Chalet, and Serafina. 617-739-7224; somertonparkinteriors.com


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BOSTON DESIGN CENTER The Boston Design Center boasts more than 350,000 square feet of showrooms at its Seaport location, with more than 1,200 luxury product lines on display. INSIDER TIP: Take advantage of the BDC’s complimentary special service, Designer on Call, which pairs visitors with one of 15 on-call house designers. 1 Design Center Pl., 617-449-5514; bostondesign.com

CASA DESIGN Tucked away at the end of a walkway between two long buildings, boutique design showroom Casa Design wows visitors with its dedication to European interior and exterior design products, with both an indoor and outdoor showroom filled with beautiful pieces. 460 Harrison Ave., 617-654-2974; casadesignboston.com

CLARKE Clarke is New England’s exclusive distributor and test kitchen for state-ofthe-art, ultra-sleek Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances. Let the expert consultants at the newly remodeled Seaport location tailor your kitchen to your cooking and entertaining needs. 7 Tide St., 800-8425275; clarkeliving.com

DOVER RUG Importing handmade rugs from India, Pakistan, and Nepal, Dover Rug also offers its clients a wide selection of hardwood flooring and carpeting. INSIDER TIP: Dover Rug’s cleaning services extend even to rugs purchased years ago! 390 Stuart St., 617-2663600; doverrug.com

DUXIANA Duxiana’s beds are used at the most prestigious hotels in the world—from the Grand Hôtel in Stockholm, Sweden, to the Greenwich Hotel in New York. Their new DUX 8008 has nearly four times as many springs as an average bed—and far more customization possibilities. 173 Newbury St., 617-4263441; duxiana.com

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FRETTE A textile company known for its luxury bed and bath linens, Frette began in Grenoble, France, in 1860, and relocated to Concorezzo, Italy, in 1865. Today, it’s also in Boston’s tony Boylston Street, where it sells luxury nightgowns and robes in addition to hotel-beloved linens. 776B Boylston St., 617-267-0500; frette.com

GARDENS BY WINSTON FLOWERS Call on Winston Flowers to design and install gardens, patios, poolside displays, city roof decks, and container gardens. The Newton flagship store is home to a year-round greenhouse and garden nursery. 11 Florence St., Newton, 617-541-1108; winstonflowers.com/garden-design

GREGORIAN ORIENTAL RUGS This rug merchant has been run by the same family ever since its Great Depression founding. Gregorian’s has been called “a little part of Persia in Newton Lower Falls,” as they trade rugs from the Middle East, India, and

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams are known for their finesse in creating bold spaces out of a minimal color scheme and dramatic use of shapes.

Central Asia. Their showroom is equipped with eight display galleries and an extensive rug repair and restoration facility. 2284 Washington St., Newton Lower Falls, 617-2442553; gregorianrugs.com

HUDSON FURNITURE Popping up 10 years ago as one of the area’s first home interior accent stores, Hudson Furniture offers home designs that weave California and New York influences into a traditional New England foundation. The store does the footwork for its clients, finding them exactly what they’re after in terms of price, product, and style. 12 Union Park St., 617-292-0900; hudsonboston.com

IL DÉCOR MODERN FURNITURE Specializing in European and Italian furniture, Il Décor showcases sleek, modern, and fashionable designs in a 2,500-square-foot showroom. Il Décor also offers outdoor furniture, including LED-lit furniture perfect for nighttime pool parties. 10 St. James Ave., 617-580-3443; modernfurniture inboston.com

J.D. STARON J.D. Staron is a collective of artists designing and producing beautiful carpets and rugs. Founder Jakub Staron grew up in Poland before moving to London and eventually America to pursue his own rug designs. Today, the company has eleven showrooms across North America and Europe. 1 Design Center Pl., 617-772-0281; jdstaron.com

JONATHAN ADLER Known for his modern and quirky décor and furniture, designer Jonathan Adler doesn’t shy away from bright colors, fun patterns, and obscure figures and themes. Fun fact: His company is currently collaborating with Fisher-Price for stylish, high-design baby gear. 129 Newbury St., 617-437-0018; jonathanadler.com

LANDRY & ARCARI The intimate service of this family-run carpet gallery will help you find the perfect rug for any space in your home. The company creates handknotted and broadloom wool rugs, and has won the National Rug Retailer of the Year award by the Oriental Rug Retailer’s Association of America. 333 Stuart St., 617-399-6500; landryandarcari.com

LEKKER HOME This independent home décor retailer provides a curated shopping experience of items that embody its “design for living” philosophy. Dutch influence in design and pattern (Lekker’s founder grew up in Amsterdam) can be found in many of the store’s products, which range from candles to beds. 1313 Washington St., 617-542-6464; lekkerhome.com

METROPOLITAN CABINETS & COUNTERTOPS This third-generation family run company is committed to maintaining its core value of providing the highest quality products to its clients. 505 University Avenue, Norwood, 781-9498900; metcabinet.com

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kitchens and bathrooms of its customers’ imaginations. 244 Needham St., Newton, 617-332-6662; splashspritzo.com

The country’s premier home furnishers offer gorgeous, Americanmade, ecofriendly upholstery; photography and wall art; furniture ranging from tables and storage units to rugs and lighting; and in-home design services. 142 Berkeley St., 617-266-0075; mgbwhome.com/boston

STARK CARPET The supplier of sought-after carpets, fabrics, and furniture to Boston’s top interior design experts, Stark stands out for its breadth of inventory. INSIDER TIP: Stark even offers animal-print carpet in every conceivable “species,” from antelope to bobcat to cheetah. 1 Design Center Pl., 617-357-5525; starkcarpet.com

MODERN RELIK Known as “The New Classic”, this Waltham based company run by interior designer Meg Kimball offers avant-garde products to create a “match made in décor heaven” for a unique indoor and outdoor living experience. INSIDER TIP: Modern Relik also carries a selection of vintage furniture at its showroom. 96 Clematis Ave, Waltham; 617-513-3336; modernrlik.com

MOHR & MCPHERSON Importing directly from overseas, Mohr & McPherson showcases eclectic home-furnishings—think home accessories, printed rugs, custom upholstery, and even jewelry—from the likes of Southeast Asia, India, and Morocco. INSIDER TIP: Stop by the in-store café at Mohr & McPherson’s Boston boutique for sandwiches, salads, and coffee to fuel you up—for more browsing! 460 Harrison Ave., 617-210-7900; mohr-mcpherson.com

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NEW ENGLAND NURSERIES New England Nurseries is a familyowned business that knows everything about plants (which ones attract butterflies, which do well in the shade…). The staff will help you up the green ante with bird feeders, landscapes, ponds, and more. 216 Concord Road, Bedford, 781-2752525; newenglandnurseries.com

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This upscale Italian retailer/home design must was voted Best ItalianModern Furnishings during the Best of Boston Awards last year. 75 Arlington St., 617-451-9400; montageweb.com

Ever-renowned Poggenpohl has been producing some of the world’s finest luxury kitchens for more than 120 years. And for the past 15, its Newbury Street store has been transporting Bostonians to their dream homes featuring inspirational contemporary kitchens with stunning decorative accents and lacquer finishes. 135 Newbury St., 617-236-5253; poggenpohl.com

THE MORSON COLLECTION Located in the historic Leather District, The Morson Collection carries the finest European designs for homes, offices, and outdoor spaces, and also offers interior design services. To add to its impressive client list, the firm recently designed a residence for the Ritz-Carlton, Boston. 108 Lincoln St., 617-482-2335; themorsoncollection.com

From armchairs to tables to ottomans, Thos. Moser celebrates the beauty of natural wood with its handmade American furniture. 19 Arlington St., 617-224-1245; thosmoser.com

Magic carpet! Dover Rug & Home built its own manufacturing facilities in Nepal, India, and Pakistan, so that customers can design one-of-a-kind hand-knotted rugs.

ROCHE BOBOIS No name says international luxury quite like high-end furniture retailer Roche Bobois. The brand is known for setting trends in the interior design industry, such as with its signature

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Mah Jong lounge sofa, a modular low seating system created by Hans Hopfer in 1971. Despite those who try to replicate, there is only one original. 2 Avery St., 617-742-9611; rochebobois.com

SHOWROOM Labeled as Boston’s premier destination for contemporary furnishings, Showroom offers European lines with impeccable comfort, quality and lasting style. 240 Stuart St., 617-482-4805; showroomboston.com

Ver-Tex is an industry leader in window treatments, installation, and construction. The veteran company has completed more than 30,000 commercial and residential design projects—and counting. 263 Summer St., 781-332-3030; ver-tex.com

WOOD-MODE Wood-Mode has been building custom cabinetry—in America, with American materials—for the past 75 years, since its origins in a Pennsylvania lumber mill. 1069 Washington St., Newton, 617-2443993; wood-mode.com

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SIMON PEARCE Simon Pearce specializes in artisan glassware, serveware, and dinnerware built to last a lifetime. Newbury Street’s multilevel location displays handcrafted tableware, lighting, and home décor, not to mention the inspiring Purse artisan collection. 103 Newbury St., 617-450-8388; simonpearce.com

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A registered Kohler showroom, Splash works closely with plumbers, designers, and builders to create the

Specializing in luxury residences, CH Newton builds gorgeous ocean-side mansions across New England and

All Pro’s services include cleanings, linings, rain cap installations, and rebuilds, helping clients feel confident in the conditions of their chimneys, fireplaces, and pellet stoves. 236 Newport Ave., South Attleboro, 509-399-6297; allprochimneysweeps.com

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COLUMBIA CONTRACTING CORPORATION As a leading residential contractor in the Greater Boston area, Columbia Contracting is devoted to premium building and renovation for both interiors and exteriors. 21 Eliot St., Natick, 508-655-4070; columbiacon.com

CUTTING EDGE HOMES INC. Cutting Edge is an award-winning, all-inclusive boutique firm that prioritizes a client-driven approach and specializes in custom homes. 100

Everything starts with a solid foundation; in this case, an intricate carpet from Landry & Aracri Rug sets the calming tone.

Waverly St., Ste. 8, Ashland, 508-4351280; thinkcuttingedge.com

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For more than 35 years, Fallon Development has helped clients build their luxurious dream homes, as evidenced with the firm’s work on Northern Avenue and ONE Marina Park Drive. 171 Reservoir St., Needham Heights, 781-237-0505; falloncustomhomes.com

Where construction management meets real estate development, Highland Development turns transformative concepts into reality. Highland built the locally beloved Trident Bookstore, as well as rooms for the International School of Boston. 98 Winchester St., Medford, 781-3930006; highlanddevelopment.net

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has specialized in his own brand of contemporary New England design for both his island homes and residential city spaces. 160 Commonwealth Ave., 617-266-1710; patrickahearn.com

RUHL WALKER ARCHITECTS Ruhl Walker designs with a sleek, modern focus, and is capable of creating both small city homes and palatial suburban ones. 60 K St., Ste. 2, 617-268-5479; ruhlwalker.com

KENWOOD BUILDERS Kenwood specializes in restoring Victorian homes, but also offers custom architectural designs. Sometimes, it combines both—the company recently built a new home in Brookline that matches the Victorian neighborhood exactly. 397A Harvard St., Brookline, 617-505-1857; kenwoodbuilders.com

SANFORD CUSTOM BUILDERS Sanford Custom Builders specializes in fine custom homes and renovations. Owner and President Marc Kaplan is fully involved in every project. 310 Washington St., Ste. 202, Wellesley Hills, 781-416-7007; sanfordcustom.com

SEA-DAR CONSTRUCTION MAYER + ASSOCIATES Mayer + Associates architects have designed and built for a number of clients, including Las Vegas Town Square, Boston’s 33 Arch Street, and residential locations across the Greater Boston area. 1647 Beacon St., Waban, 617-916-0774; ajmarchitects.com

Touting a reputation for excellence, Sea-Dar is dedicated to building trusting relationships with its clients. The firm takes on projects in new construction, conversion, renovation, and restoration. 46 Waltham St., 617-423-0870; seadar.com

S+H CONSTRUCTION MOREHOUSE MACDONALD AND ASSOCIATES Morehouse MacDonald’s architects create their clients’ dream homes by following the clients’ visions and harnessing them in classic, timeless design. 3 Bow St., Lexington, 781-8619500; morehousemacdonald.com

NEW ENGLAND ARCHITECTURAL FINISHING High-end wood cannot be in better hands than this expert Seekonk firm, which specializes in luxury woodwork restoration and finishing. 102D Pond St., Seekonk, 617-442-9400; nearchitecturalfinishing.com

PATRICK AHEARN ARCHITECT With offices in the Back Bay and Martha’s Vineyard, Patrick Ahearn

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Taking pride in its customer relations, this Cambridge firm is known to carry out its projects on time and on budget. 26 New St., Ste. 2, Cambridge, 617876-8286; shconstruction.com

WOODMEISTER MASTER BUILDERS Offering expert services for building or renovating, WoodMeister focuses the utmost attention to detail, careful craftsmanship, and responsibility to every project they take on. 1317 Washington St., 617-423-2900; woodmeister.com

ZEROENERGY DESIGN ZeroEnergy Design creates innovative and environmentally sensible homes that enable the firm to focus upon the unique design opportunities of each project. 156 Milk St., Ste. 3, 617-7205002; zeroenergy.com


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GARDEN DESIGN BY WINSTON FLOWERS Turn your outdoor space into a green sanctuary with custom container gardens. The Garden Design experts at Winston Flowers specialize in designing and transforming patios, pool areas, roof decks and urban spaces. Distinctive European containers, many exclusive to Winston Flowers, showcase beautiful plants installed with unmatched design sensibilities.

DTR MODERN GALLERIES Is pleased to present the newest collection of paintings by celebrated contemporary artist Hunt Slonem. Featuring his lush, radiant artwork, the exhibition will debut new paintings alongside the artist’s latest hardcover book, “Birds.” The exhibition will be on view at DTR Modern Galleries, 167 Newbury Street, Boston. P: 617-424-9700 | E: info@dtrmodern.com www.dtrmodern.com

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SATURDAY FEBRUARY 4,2017 House of Blues Boston

THANK YOU TO OUR 2017 BIG NIGHT SUPPORTERS!

On February 4, 2017, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay held its 18th annual Big Night which since its inception in 1998 has raised more than $30 million to support youth mentoring across Massachusetts Bay. At SOLD OUT capacity again, over 1,000 guests rocked out to incredible performances by Jason Derulo and special guest Allen Stone. Thanks to wonderful supporters including friends and family of the inspirational 8th annual James J Pallotta Award Recipient, Jeffrey A. Leerink, Big Night was able to raise nearly $2 million to support the 2,000 youth in our programs facing adversity. You can still make an impact by donating now. Text: BIGGIVE to 243725 to make a donation and support kids in our community.

PLATINUM SPONSORS Adage Capital Management, L.P. Alta Equity Partners Anonymous The Catered Affair CONDUIT Jonathon and Joanna Jacobson Marty and Tristin Mannion

Wendy Foster, Bob Atchinson and Tom Quirk

Michael and Paula Price, David Ortiz, Dana Baiocco and Andrew Susko

GOLD SPONSORS Amy and David Abrams Adviser Investments Bob and Michelle Atchinson Citizens Bank Jennifer and John Chisholm Coretelligent General Catalyst Partners Chris and Mary Beth Gordon First Republic Bank Rick and Zeina Grinnell Herb Chambers The Kraft Group LEERINK Partners, LLC Paul Margolis and Stephanie Sullivan Optum Kevin and Tracy Routhier SILVER SPONSORS Anonymous Ascensus College Savings Jamie and Beth Athanasoulas athenahealth Bank of America Merrill Lynch Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Boston Financial Data Services, Inc. Boston Private Bank & Trust Company Peter and Monica Campanella Kate and Gerald Chertavian Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP. DDJ Capital Management, LLC Deanna and Tony DiNovi DivcoWest

Element Productions Ernst & Young FBR Capital Markets & Co. General Catalyst Partners Giving/Grousbeck Goodwin Procter Josh and Sarah Greenhill Rayna and Kevin Hannaway Laura Unflat and Steve Honig Ironshore JLL Kevin and Maryellen Kelley Dave and Laura Lamere Latham & Watkins Liberty Mutual Insurance The Lombard Family Lovett-Woodsum Foundation M/C Partners Madison Park Group Matthew and Stephanie Magee Don and Gabrielle McCree MFS Investment Management Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. Peter and Yvette Mulderry Marion and David Mussafer Jill O’Connell and Ben Piggott Oppenheimer & Co. Inc Proskauer Josh and Jessica Reed Red Sox Foundation Robinson & Cole LLP Molly Shannon Someone Else’s Child c/o Michael & Diane Christian Spectrum Equity Speedpro Suffolk Construction Brendan and Kerry Swords TA Associates Vertex Pharmaceuticals Winston Flowers GIVEAWAY SPONSOR JLL

FOUNDATION ROOM SPONSOR Howland Capital Management ROAMING PHOTO BOOTH SPONSORS Charles River Realty National Development IN HONOR OF JEFFREY A. LEERINK, JAMES J. PALLOTTA AWARD RECIPIENT Jimmy and Jillian Ahern Eric Anderson Wes and Mish Atamian Jeff Bloomberg Jim Boylan Shelagh Brennan Heurtebize Peter and Monica Campanella Thomas Carolan Rahul Chaudhary Bart Ciccolini Eileen and Jack Connors, Jr. Timothy Connors Joe D’Amadeo Dimitri and Sarah Dasco Tim and Maureen Dibble Katherine Dilly, Youth Villages Ditch Plains Capital, Mark Varrichio Douglas Drane Foundation Mark Duffy The Dwyer Family Foundation Sandra and Paul B. Edgerley Bruce and Laura Efron Equity Office Partners Seamus and Kelly Fernandez Jeff Feuerman, Brookline Development Jack and Mary Fitzgerald Melissa Fitzgerald Wendy A. Foster Brenna Gaffney Bob and Linda Gaudreau General Catalyst Partners Joseph Gentile

Josh and Sarah Greenhill Phill and Liz Gross Robert Hargraves The Lamere Family Robert Leerink Foundation Kate Lubin and Glen Sutton Colin and Katherine Mahony Marty and Tristin Mannion Michael Marco Paul Margolis and Stephanie John and Eleicea McPhee Curt and Anna Lisa Meyer Michael Mingolelli Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo Chris and Susan Mitchell Andy and Terry Newman Novack Family Foundation Mark and Jenna O’Donnell Optum Rob Perez, Life Science Cares Drew Pluhar Geoffrey Porges Donna and Tom Quirk David Redlick Chris Ricciardi Mark Russell Karen Salfity David Schecter Jill and Michael Stansky Robert K. Sullivan John and Margaret Sullivan Eric Swann and Hepsen Uzcan Mike Talamas Mike Woods EVENT PARTNERS Barbara Lynch Gruppo B&G Oysters La Casa De Pedro Commonwealth Worldwide Corinthian Events Hotel Commonwealth Lifestyle Transportation International Sweetgreen Uber Wiches of Boston

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT BIG NIGHT, CONTACT NICOLE MORRELL AT 617.956.0210, NMORRELL@BBBSMB.ORG OR CHECK OUT WWW.BIGNIGHTBOSTON.COM. Learn more about the exciting things we’re doing this year at www.bbbsmb.org Big Night headliner Jason Derulo


SOCIAL INTEL

HOW

WHY will this up and coming restaurateur plant a stake in the ground for her newest location? She has some criteria, you see, which involves incorporating the number 25 as many ways as possible. Guess she won’t be naming the eatery Blackjack.

WILL THIS OSCARWINNING ACTRESS AND HARVARD ALUM EVER FIT IN

did it take so

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WANTS TO VISIT DURING HER BRIEF

come knocking

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PULLING ALL SORTS OF PRANKS AT HIS 5-STAR

THESPIAN LIFE.

LUXURY HOTEL… AND THE STAFF LOVES IT.

HER PROFS WANT

Boston’s hottest couples for a

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HER AUTOGRAPH.

stints on the Moulin Rouge and at

WILL THE NEXT OUTPOST OF THIS SPORTY HIGH END

a monastery.

BOUTIQUE OPEN, OWNED BY ONE OF THE CHICEST FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS IN GOTHAM CITY?

As for the plot: you’ll laugh,

THE OPENING HAS ALREADY BEEN POSTPONED TWICE. BOSTON FASHIONISTAS WANT

you’ll cry…

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THEIR CULT-STATUS BALLET SLIPPERS. NOW.

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