Alexandra Hall

Step Away From The Egg

SO THERE I AM, happily installed at the bar of my favorite neighborhood restaurant, Ten Tables in Jamaica Plain. Candles surround me, as do friends. This is my mini Valhalla: Cocktail in one hand, menu in the other, I giddily…

Hide and Chic

VACATIONS, BY DEFINITION, free us from the shackles of adulthood. We vacate not just our home, but also our schedules, responsibilities, and occasionally, our adult hang-ups for them. In short, they give us an excuse to behave like children. And…

Tired Old Chestnut

A MILF, A DOCTOR, and three grade schoolers walk into a mall. A few years ago, that would have been merely the setup for a joke. Now it counts as a busy day in Chestnut Hill, where there are two…

Take a Powder: Ski Resort Roundup

SUNDAY RIVER SKI RESORTNewry, MEBring   Your new fling.Pack    Plenty of perfume/cologne and skimpy swimwear for the hot tubs.    Wear    The cutest sweaters you can find.Overhear    Cheesy (but often successful) opening lines at the Foggy Goggle.Try   The Jordan Splendor,…

Wellness: 5 (More) Tips and Treatments

1.  BOOK YOURSELF FOR LASH EXTENSIONS Disney knows well the power that mile-long lashes have to give the impression of femininity and youth. Now you will, too. Luxlash, 232 Newbury St., Boston, 617-587-5274, luxlash.com [sidebar]2.  GET MONTHLY MASSAGESThey increase circulation…

The 50 Most Powerful Women in Boston

Mary Bonauto Director, Gay & Lesbian Adocates & Defenders Power demo:  Masterminding the landmark Goodridge v. Department of Public Health lawsuit that led to legal same-sex marriage.   Eve Bridburg Founder, Grub Street Power demo:  Guiding more than 10,000 writers…

Essential Spirits for Your Home Bar

Consider the home bar raised: We surveyed some 20 local bartenders to concoct a list of spirits essential to a personal bar. The mixologists provided the genres; we did the tastings (and landed on our favorites). Toss in a few…

Tressed-Case Scenario

SOME PEOPLE HAVE BAD hair days. I have bad hair months – namely all the ones between October and March. By Halloween every year, I’ve swapped summer’s smooth waves for full-on frizz. By New Year’s Eve, I’m ready to channel…

Carried Away

UNLESS YOU HAPPEN to live on the North Pole, red and green together belongs on your list of What Not to Wear. The lone exception? Local design deity Meichi Peng’s new Peng No. 2 shoulder-strap medium tote. Perfunctory name notwithstanding,…

Clothesing Statements

THE SHOW 1. Chic: Cure Her in Couture THE SETUP A highly styled mash-up of global designers and Stuart Weitzman shoes, chased with a round of eveningwear by local golden boy Michael De Paulo. THE BEST MOMENT De Paulo’s delicious…