Alexandra Hall

Matching Assets

DANIELA CORTE WAVES AWAY the menu at Bouchée restaurant. She already knows what she wants — as does one of her closest friends, sitting to her right. "Watch. It’ll be the niçoise," Ricardo Rodriguez says with a smirk. "Extra tomatoes…

Raw Ambition

THE CLUSTER OF TENTS at the Island Creek Oyster Festival is glowing magenta under Duxbury Beach’s swath of inky sky. For five hours now, wine, beer, and vodka have been flowing — sometimes literally — all over the sand dunes…

What’s Got Us Mad This Month: Boston Taxis

For a heady moment there, it almost seemed like Boston taxis were getting all civilized. (Flat-screens? They finally take plastic? Pinch us.) But now we realize those advances just give cabbies more reasons to get crabby. They hate the Visa…

Suite Dreams

It wasn't a conscious audition, the night that Robin Brown landed his first Hollywood role five years ago. In fact, there was little to separate it from so many other nights in Brown's very public, very social life.   Then…

Merry + Bright

Some couples like to labor over their holiday dinner — waking at 5 a.m. to dress the goose, constructing elaborate hors d'oeuvres, deglazing sauces by hand. Natalie van Dijk Carpenter and her husband, Curt Carpenter, have cooked up another way…