Brittany Jasnoff

The Ultimate: Strawberry Ice Cream

* * * * * Toscanini‘s Our exhaustive search for strawberry ice cream exemplars—with fresh dairy taste, balanced berry flavor, lively tang, and luscious texture—yielded two standouts: Toscanini’s and J. P. Licks. It was such a close call that it…

Seen a Cool Tattoo Lately?

Fast becoming a fixture among the city’s dermally decorated elite, 21-year-old tattoo artist Danny LaFace has inked his life- and death-themed designs on a bevy of local hotshots, including the Celtics’ Gabe Pruitt (a skull with a crown and wings)…

The Ultimate: Hot Chocolate

* * * * * L.A. Burdick Chocolate Café With strong, clean, tongue-coating flavor and complex, fruity undertones, the shop’s not-too-saccharine dark and milk chocolate blends steamroll the competition. An amalgam of piping-hot whole milk, shaved house chocolate (Burdick’s custom…

Take it Off

PREP WORK  Beaucage Salon’s Katherine Silva recommends making the pilgrimage to an aesthetician once a month, starting six months before the wedding. "You want your body to be used to the treatment," she says. Resist the urge to tweeze or…

One Last Thing: The Head of the Charles's Floating Traffic Cops

Even as the crush of its 300,000 cheering spectators ties up traffic on nearby roadways, the world-renowned Head of the Charles Regatta (10/18–10/19) transforms Boston’s normally serene river into something of an aquatic autobahn. Helping keep its 7,500 rowers in…

One Last Thing: The Head of the Charles's Floating Traffic Cops

Even as the crush of its 300,000 cheering spectators ties up traffic on nearby roadways, the world-renowned Head of the Charles Regatta (10/18–10/19) transforms Boston’s normally serene river into something of an aquatic autobahn. Helping keep its 7,500 rowers in…