Alyssa Giacobbe'S latest stories

Bostonista Travels: How to Recover From Hell on Waves

A recent weekend jaunt to Block Island, a 33-minute fast ferry trip from Point Judith, Rhode Island, began with a boat ride beyond bumpy. We’re talking toss your entire Bloody Mary, and very nearly your cookies, all over yourself bumpy….

The Bostonista Workout: 5 Minutes, Max

Bostonista seeks: Workout that can produce Jessica Alba pre-baby (or, hell, post-baby) abs with minimal sweat output. And: By the weekend. Thanks. We’re not lazy. We’re just busy. We’ve logged plenty of hours of back-breaking, pre-dawn, gym-based masochism. But it’s…

David Beckham Loves: Bostonista!

Here at Bostonista we’re not above namedropping. Who has time for modesty? Which is why we’ll quickly and easily take credit for a recent accessory adopted by everyone’s favorite soccer god, David Beckham. On the cover of the latest issue…

Bostonista Loves: The Kindle

I’ve lately been in the downsizing mood. Changing apartments this spring satisfied my need to purge. A family yard sale soon after cleared out the rest of the old junk, including golf shoes (a nice thought); piles of costume jewelry,…

The Intern Files: Guerilla Fashion

While we might not always remember this, fashion is about more than just clothing or how things look. A lot of what makes a style interesting comes from the story that inspired it and the process that lead to the…

Product Review: Breville Juice Fountain Plus

Sophomore year of college, I lived downstairs from a bunch of football players. Every Sunday, the boys would venture off campus to a teammate’s house to play a game they devised called “Can You Fry It?” in which they’d batter…

Dispatches: Behind the Scenes at Fall Fashion

Because we’re nothing if not dedicated employees, this Bostonista spent Friday and a precious summer Saturday in the funky, dirty, sweltering hot fields of the tri-annual Brimfield Antique Shows, shooting fall fashion. As far as work days go, it wasn’t…

Bostonista How-to: The Louis Boston Sale

Here at Bostonista, we take pains to support the local economy, even when our 401ks are tanking. So despite the downturn, we’ve been shopping all along. Others, however, have not, which is why the sales this season have been particularly,…

Bostonista Loves: Boston Handmade Marketplace

It’s happened to all of us. You’re taking a stroll in that awesome t-shirt you bought on Newbury Street last week when you spot someone across the way wearing the same digs. Suddenly, it doesn’t feel quite so hip and…

Retail Review: Samsonite Black Label

When I travel, I’d like to think I do it in style, but I must confess that chic (and uber-pricey) luggage has always kind of puzzled me. It seems pretty ridiculous to spend a ton of money on something that…