Brittany Jasnoff

The Ultimate: Molten Chocolate Cake

It may no longer be avant-garde, but molten chocolate cake is still perhaps one of the most difficult desserts to pull off. Done right, its slightly crisp outer layer conceals a warm, silky chocolate center; done wrong, it’s a dried-out…

The Planner: Picture This: Engagement Photos

"Funky" is how both Miminos and Derksen describe STUDIO NOUVEAU‘s images. "If you’re looking for photographers who’ll put you in unconventional settings, definitely consider them," says Miminos of Boston shutterbugs Lara Woolfson and Kate Harper. The couple explain that certain…

Wedding Hairstyles: The Mane Dilemma

OVAL Tim Robishaw An oval shape is versatile because it’s proportional: There’s no need to hide a high forehead or downplay a sharp chin. While you can get away with almost any look, a surefire option is a chignon or…

New England's Best Small Towns: Hancock, NH

  In the beginning, Hancock was a pit stop for the stagecoach crowd; today, it’s a favored destination for New England vacationers. Both sets of travelers have been warmly welcomed by the Hancock Inn, a bastion of Yankee hospitality since…

Covet: Mikko Nissinen pursues the grandest piano

Settling into the Boston Ballet’s new performance home at the Opera House has kept Finnish-born artistic director Mikko Nissinen on his, ahem, toes. The historic space, at which the 52-member company debuts this fall, is perfect—minus one key piece. Eight…