Julie Suratt

On Location: New Hampshire’s Lakes Region

WITH NEARLY 300 LAKES, ponds, and streams in this part of New Hampshire, there’s just no escaping the water vistas. Lake Winnipesaukee, the biggest of the bunch, runs a whopping 28 miles tip to tip. Which begs the question: How…

On Location: New Hampshire's Lakes Region

WITH NEARLY 300 LAKES, ponds, and streams in this part of New Hampshire, there’s just no escaping the water vistas. Lake Winnipesaukee, the biggest of the bunch, runs a whopping 28 miles tip to tip. Which begs the question: How…

On Location: The Upper Cape

SOME MIGHT SAY THE BEST REASON to host a wedding on the Upper Cape is convenience: Breeze over the Bourne or Sagamore bridge (after rush hour, that is, and never on Saturday at noon), and you’re there. The region, which…

On Location: The Berkshires

COME SUMMER, MOST BOSTONIANS HEAD NORTH to the lakes or south to Westerly and the Cape, leaving the Berkshires gloriously crowd-free. Or that’s how it feels, anyway. In reality, the area is a hopping cultural mecca, with the Tanglewood Music…

On Location

Go on, get out of town. From woodsy Vermont retreats to the highbrow harbors of Newport, these New England destinations practically guarantee wedded bliss. [sidebar]THE BERKSHIRES THE UPPER CAPE NEW HAMPSHIRE’S LAKES REGION NEWPORT SOUTHERN VERMONT

At a Glance: Weirs Beach

The honky-tonk heart of Lake Winnipesaukee may be the perfect cure for rainy-day blues. Kids go nuts—in a good way—at the HALF MOON AMUSEMENT ARCADES, challenging each other and nearby adults to pinball, skee-ball, Whac-a-Mole, and bumper cars. 603-366-4315, weirsbeach.com/halfmoon/arcades….

Generally Speaking

The state’s country stores are famous for their grab-bag inventory—everything from hand-crafted candles and soap to penny candy and local preserves. But which ones really have the goods? ZEB’S GENERAL STORE2675 Main St., North Conway Village, 800-676-9294, zebs.com. THE BRAG"The…

All in the Family

With twin toddlers in tow, JULIE SURATT heads to three Cape resorts to see just how well they accommodate harried parents (and their cranky offspring). OCEAN EDGE RESORT & CLUB    2907 Main St., Brewster, 508-896-9000, oceanedge.com; suites from $1,250. THE…

Covet: 12 Arne Jacobsen Swan chairs, $44,400

Eight years ago, Lauren Genatossio was driving toward Providence to accept a marketing position when she impulsively turned her car around. She wound up at a Nordstrom makeup counter instead, where a chance encounter with a Laura Mercier executive led…

Real New England Weddings: Truro, MA

Young Won & Todd BrennanJuly 8, 2008The Hedgebound Estate, Truro Photographs By Brittany Blando If you think planning one wedding is tough, try two. Architecture student Young Won and her husband-to-be, Todd Brennan, decided to incorporate Korean traditions into their…