Jamie Bellavance

The Cohabitating Couple

Built the nest before tying the knot? Then you probably already have most of the goods on a traditional registry. Rather than settling for monogrammed towel sets or appliances you’ll only use once a year (heart-shaped waffle iron, anyone?), go…

Losing It

Apparently, nothing gets a gal dieting like a wedding-dress fitting. More than 70 percent of brides-to-be have weight anxiety, according to a 2007 study at Cornell University. Many put off their diets until the final fitting, and a few even…

Take Cover

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Marathon Weekend Picks

Whether you’re a racer or a spectator, check out our schedule of events to make the most of this year’s Boston Marathon. You don’t have to have blisters on your feet to have fun at the Boston Marathon. Bystanders can…

Valentine's Day Throwdown

Boston magazine’s top picks for singles and couples alike (and haters, too). Whether you’re still swinging single or all coupled up, we found countless places to eat and party to your heart’s content on February 14. From prix fixe romatic…

Valentine's Day Throwdown

Boston magazine’s top picks for singles and couples alike (and haters, too). Whether you’re still swinging single or all coupled up, we found countless places to eat and party to your heart’s content on February 14. From prix fixe romatic…

Your Best New Year's Eve Ever!

The race is on to score sweet NYE plans that’ll beat last year’s too tame house party. So gather round your friends, browse through our picks, and purchase those ticks before inflation hits at the door. The race is on…

Your Best New Year's Eve Ever!

The race is on to score sweet NYE plans that’ll beat last year’s too tame house party. So gather round your friends, browse through our picks, and purchase those ticks before inflation hits at the door. The race is on…

Friendship Bands

LiveStrong has a new little sister in Mel’s Bracelets. These colorful, glass beaded bracelets are turning up all over Boston, and they serve a similar—and fashionable—purpose to Lance Armstrong’s yellow rubber wristbands. The idea was born in 2000, when Mel…