Kara Baskin

Best Face Forward

Life before the wedding can wreak havoc on your complexion. Here, local experts recommend last-minute fixes for three common skin-care emergencies. by Kara Baskin

Aisles With Style

Photography by Pizzuti Studios Photography   The International Autumn is a dazzling time to book this sprawling 60-acre golf resort in Bolton, an area known for its apple orchards. Here you’ll find a refurbished ballroom, updated guest rooms, and a…

The Complexion Countdown

Unlike New England’s weather, blemishes can be controlled — with some advance planning, that is. Since pre-wedding chaos can leave little time for spa treatments, we asked two top local facialists for their favorite at-home beauty tricks. Brad Duncan of…

Icon: Historic Melrose

WHEN BOSTON & MAINE Railroad built three passenger stations in Melrose Village in 1845, no one could have imagined how dramatically the sleepy town would change over the next few decades. Drawn by the short commute to Boston, dozens of…

Boston Home Spring 2010: Blueprint : Victorian Charm: Kara Baskin

SUMNER HILL IN Jamaica Plain is one of Boston’s most architecturally enchanting neighborhoods. With its distinctive "Painted Ladies"—ornate 19th-century homes done up in bright palettes with fanciful exterior details—set amid rambling yards, it seems a world away from downtown (even…