Hillary Geronemus

Simply Divine

SOME RELATIONSHIPS ARE MEANT to be: Looking for help with renovating his one-bedroom North End condo, Mike Hodgson knew almost instantly he’d found his match in Kristine Irving, creative director and founder of the Beacon Hill home store and design…

The Rescuers

DESIGN IN BOSTON has always involved a certain struggle between the historical and the progressive. It’s this tension that has attracted artists to the city for centuries — including abstract landscape painter Lynette Shaw, who came here 36 years ago…

Experts: The Dinner Doyenne

HOLLY SAFFORD wasn’t planning on being in the wedding business. In 1979, she and a couple of friends started catering small affairs out of her home in Scituate. "We were disinclined to do more full-service events, because they involved a…

Top Drawer

DUST COVERS ALMOST EVERY inch of the 10,000-square-foot workshop in Hyde Park. It covers bulky cutting and sanding equipment imported from Italy and Germany. It covers thin veneer samples. It even covers a foosball table tucked away in a corner….

Tastemaking: The Specialty Suppliers

EVERY LOCAL CHEF, IT SEEMS, has a story about Ben Maleson, a.k.a. the "Mushroom Guy." James Hackney of L’Espalier will tell you how Maleson just showed up at the restaurant’s door, his car overflowing with the most exquisite mushrooms Hackney…

Mass Made: The Real Deal

ON A RAINY SUNDAY, John Burrows sips from a dainty porcelain cup. It’s high tea, and a decadent spread sits before him: a fluffy cloud of freshly whipped cream, delicate homemade scones, and tea sandwiches. If you didn’t know any…

Real New England Weddings: Marion

Elizabeth Shingleton & Ryan Glomsrud June 13, 2009 Private home, Marion, Massachusetts Photographs by Krista Guenin To say the Glomsruds were on a fast track would be an understatement. Ryan met Elizabeth’s whole family on their first date—a blind one,…

Real New England Weddings: The Boston Public Library

Gillian Rattray & Antonio Carcia September 13, 2008 The Boston Public Library, Boston, Massachusetts Photographs by Tirado Photography Gillian and Tony had a fairy-tale first encounter. The tall duo—she’s 5’11", he’s 6’2"—first spotted each other over a sea of hipsters…

Real New England Weddings: Eastover Farm

Jaime Langione & Mike Endreny October 11, 2008 Eastover Farm, Rochester, Massachusetts Photographs by Studio Atticus They may have found each other in Mexico, but Jaime and Mike’s wedding was closer to home. Planning a ceremony at a working farm…