Rachel Levitt

Talking Stock: Red Bird Trading

NEWBURYPORT NATIVE KERRY Vaughan knows how to catch your eye – her two home-goods stores, Red Bird Trading and the nearby Wishbasket, have been in business for more than 25 years. Both reflect Vaughan’s "modern with a vintage, comfortable vibe"…

Meet the Mezrichs

With the movie version of his book The Accidental Billionaires opening this month, Ben Mezrich — along with his wife, Tonya — is taking time to do what anyone with a newborn would: Hole up at home.

The $1,500 Centerpiece

More than 75 roses and a few peonies were used to create this spherical table-topper. After Matteson attaches the flowers to an absorbent foam core, she flips some of the petals inside-out to give the piece dimension. While many florists…

Best of the New

These new and recently renovated hotels offer chic spots to house your out-of-town guests and fresh venues for wedding events.  MILLENIUM BOSTONIAN HOTEL THE W BOSTON THE AMES COPLEY SQUARE HOTEL HOTEL VERITAS

Best of the New: Hotel Veritas

HARVARD SQUARE’S MOST RECENTLY BUILT HOTEL is also its smallest: With just 30 guest rooms (including one suite) the venue feels exclusive and very Harvard — the perfect base camp for guests who require a little privacy. Although it’s new,…

Best of the New: Copley Square Hotel

BACK BAY’S OLDEST HOTEL (opened in 1891) is now one of the city’s coolest, thanks to an $18 million renovation completed last year. Each of its 143 luxurious rooms is sumptuously furnished in champagne, taupe, and silver tones, and boasts…

Best of the New: The Ames

FOR A SOPHISTICATED, INTIMATE WEDDING, look no further than the Ames, which opened last November to much (deserved) fanfare. The designers of this downtown boutique hotel restored the best of the classic 1889 building, including its mosaic vaulted ceiling, cast…