Sascha de Gersdorff

Fresh Faces

KRISTIN WANTED A NEW NOSE. A better nose. A resculpted, slightly smaller version of the original, with no bump on its bridge and a shorter, perkier tip. It wasn’t that she was ugly, or that her nose was so terrible:…

Boston Home Winter 2010: One Great Room: White Heat

A nickel-plated brass side table is sturdy but unobtrusive. Its silvery finish reflects the space’s rich textures. Minotti, $1,808. Two basket-seat chrome chairs come with deerskin throws that complement the room’s various fur accents. Their low profile leaves the view…

Getaways: Honeymoons: Domestic Bliss

U.S. ESCAPE #1 PHOENIX, ARIZONA This city’s near-perfect weather and abundance of golf courses have long attracted the links-loving set; now its spas and revamped luxury resorts are calling to lovebirds, too. The grandest lodgings around can be found at…

New England's Best Small Towns: Great Barrington, MA

  It’s got a cheesemonger, an old-time general store, and a new-age co-op market within a four-street radius. Yet the real allure of Great Barrington is Railroad Street, a single block with enough culinary delights to fill a weekend visit…

Standing Stone

A weather-beaten boulder sits in a clearing high above the Berkshire Hills. Sharp field grass and cattails stand sentry by a nearby clover-shaped pond. Silence. From the thick forest emerges a car, and out of it steps a petite brunette,…

Mass Made: Solid Gold

Working with gold leaf is a perilous business. The 22-carat sheets are mere wisps, paper-thin and prone to instant disintegration. A small book of a few hundred leaves can run upward of $1,000—a salient detail when one wayward breath might…

On Location: The Vineyard Ferry

On a summer Friday at the Leeside, a rumpled golfer is sitting at the bar, Titleist bag at his feet. "It’s two o’clock on the buck," he says to his buddy. "We’re right where we’re supposed to be." If the…

It's A Piece of Cake

Cakes for Occasions Kelly Delaney’s cake won points for simplicity-and for the fresh berries inside. The supertasters among us detected hints of salt-a big plus, since many cakes are cloying. The light frosting lent the treat a "great birthday cake"…