Julia Kaganskiy

Buy Dot-Com

With home sales slumping, Boston’s hottest real estate may be online. Web addresses can fetch killer prices, as thriving local URL-selling firms (like Newbury Street–based Internet Real Estate Group) know well. To get a taste of the market, we asked…

Cash and Curry

Boston’s best lunch-delivery service has its roots in a century-old Indian tradition. In Mumbai, India, an elaborate system of trains and dabbawallas (couriers) delivers lunches from home kitchens to downtown workplaces. Here in Boston, Pushp Bhetia, who goes by “Guru…

What’s in Store: Motley Shoes

A South End mini-empire takes a solid, if predictable, stride into the sneaker biz. As he first did in 2004 with Motley (logo T-shirts and gear), then in 2006 with Motley Home (quirky home accessories), Doug Palardy has latched on…

The Poll-Tested Bostonian

It’s an old PR trick: Commission a survey of local attitudes that uncovers a need for the company’s product. City Journal combined some notable findings to create a Frankensteinian portrait of what you look like to the people selling you…

Strings Attached

A new Beacon Hill bakery and café serves up homemade goodness—at ritzy prices. The Spotted Apron, which opened this fall on Cambridge Street near Mass General, bills itself as an independent neighborhood spot with a retro sensibility and a made-from-scratch…