Alyssa Giacobbe

Genies Are Standing By

In the booming business of making wishes come true, nobody’s better than Boston-based Circles and its army of personal concierges. Trouble is, when you promise to do the impossible, people start thinking that’s what they deserve.

Superior Court

You’re not in college anymore, pal. This March, watch the Madness from a grownup perch. 1. BeoVision 7 entertainment system, $14,000, Bang & Olufsen. 2. BeoLab 8000 loudspeakers, $4,800, Bang & Olufsen. 3. Gaetano Pesce Up 5 chair, $3,875, Montage….

Business Models

How do stores choose what to carry for a new season? What determines whether a certain piece makes the cut? To hear Boston’s forward-thinking retailers tell it, the decision is a complex—and incredibly personal—mix of economics, store philosophy, and gut instinct.

The Simple Life

A towering 12 -foot door of solid walnut marks the entrance to Lilli Gordon's home, a reconstructed ranch on a quiet, gas-lit street in Newton. It's a striking preview of the classic modernity laid out behind it—one of the elements…