Alexandra Hall

Shell-Shocked

Superfresh fish at a steakhouse? Killer crab at a Chinese restaurant? It’s true. Dive into these unexpected troves of standout seafood.

Little Wonders

Get out of the saccharine rut your kids are wearing and start dressing them like the miniature adults they are.

A Shining Moment

There is something to be said for demure beachwear — but we’re definitely not saying it now.

Back to the Land… Almost

IT’S 7 A.M. — AN UNFORGIVABLY LATE START, by farm time — and the sun’s barely eased itself above the rooftop of the Inn at Valley Farms. The property’s two roosters have long since sounded their requisite crows; there are…

Case Study

If Parisian sass and Yankee class had a love child, it would look an awful lot like Louis Vuitton’s “Pégase 45” suitcase in the hue Bleu Infini. The rolling suitcase is the ultimate fusion of quintessential New England neo-prep (credit…

The Big Deals

In search of the ultimate dining bargains — from high- to lowbrow, and everything in between.

Destination Dining

WE HAVE, NO QUESTION, become a city of restaurant landmarks. Looking for the State House? Why, it’s right there on Beacon, next to No. 9 Park and parallel to Mooo. Where to renew your passport in the Back Bay? Walk…

Fit to Be Tried

WITH YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS NOW IN RUINS, bathing-suit season looms large. Alas, so does your waistline. Time to hit the panic button — by which we mean the gym. We did, and found new workouts to resculpt your body…