Amy J. Downey

Experts: The Gown Guru

MARIA DONOVAN knows that the wedding-gown appointment isn’t just something to cross off your to-do list — it’s an event that involves several people and requires plenty of planning and patience. "This may be one day, but you’re creating a…

Straight Outta Cambridge

A descendant of John Adams is making waves in the hip-hop industry. But is Sammy Adams in it for the music – or the money?

Ask The Experts: The Sugar Mama

FOR NEARLY A DECADE, NORWOOD’S DESSERT WORKS has been crafting and delivering specialty cakes for weddings all over New England, from Providence to Provincetown. Owner, pastry chef, and head decorator Kristen Repa has always kept a heavy hand in the…

The Ultimate: Nachos

Assembling a good plate of nachos is a matter of adhering to two basic, and oft-neglected, principles. First, layer carefully, leaving few chips naked or oversauced. Second, use quality ingredients — no jarred salsa or Tostitos allowed. LOWER DEPTHS TAP…