Anne Vickman

Pilot Program

Take wing with a beginner’s flight lesson from North Andover’s Eagle East Aviation.

The Best Craft Beer in New England

We tasted samples from 33 of our finest regional breweries to find our favorite beers in 15 styles. These picks were heads above the rest.

One Great Room: Extreme Makeover

1. Bentis reupholstered these vintage 1970s chrome seats from 1stdibs in Lee Jofa’s Samba fabric. “I love little stools for their flexibility,” she says. “They can be moved around for multiple seating options.” 2. A silk and wool rug from…

A Perfect Ten: Put a Ring On It

1. Whole Grain  Rosewood rings, $22 for four, Abodeon.2. Clear Cut  Ascutney solid-glass ring, $25, Simon Pearce.3. Shine On  Aluminum ring, $5, Sur La Table.4. Red Hot  Sabre Old-Fashioned ring, $10, Didriks.5. In Full Bloom  Sage-leaf pewter ring, $32.50 for…

Shop: Swede Sensations

WHEN SHE WAS EIGHT years old, Lorrie Fitzgerald got to select her own bedroom set: a painted French Provincial number that, 30 years later, belongs to her daughter. While taking design classes at the BAC, Fitzgerald discovered that the European-made…

Attack Ads for Jesus

Your greatest source of strength might also be your biggest political blind spot. IF YOU’VE FOUND GOD, but haven’t yet settled on a presidential candidate, there’s a film clip the politicos would like to show you. It’s dark and scary,…

The Write Stuff

A STATIONERY STORE MIGHT seem like an unlikely place to find love. But Bob Slate is where self-described “pen addict” Laura Donohue spent her Harvard undergrad days in the early ’80s, lusting after cards and swooning over school supplies. Donohue…

Pricey Pour

AS SKINNER AUCTION HOUSE’S director of fine jewelry, Victoria Bratberg is highly trained in spotting treasures. A former jewelry designer herself, she has a particular fondness for the intricate workmanship of the Italian artisans at Buccellati, as displayed in this…