Associate Managing Editor
Alene Bouranova is a Pacific Northwest native and a BU alum. She covers lifestyle, culture, and the arts in the greater Boston area. She lives in Brookline with her plants and an IKEA French press.
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There’s more than just coffee in this Upper-Left gem.
Stay a While
Trendy hotel chain CitizenM lands in Boston.
The Party Starter
Frontman Jason Silverman, of Boston-based Hot Mess, is always ready to rock.
New England Made: Sound and Color
Woburn’s U-Turn Audio cranks out turntables that look good and sound even better.
Where the Crowds Aren’t: Chebeague Island
Plan a late-summer getaway to this Maine island, where cocktails and quiet shores await.
Found Art: Canvas Efforts
Jordan Seaberry harnesses the power of imagery in his paintings.
Making a Mark
Interior designer Tiffany LeBlanc creates a home worthy of the owner’s playful aesthetic.
The Must List
Seven can’t-miss things to do, see, and read this month.
Whether your dream sparkler calls for an east-west cut, a hidden halo setting, or a gem-encrusted band, custom jeweler Hannah Florman can make it happen.
The Menu Masters
East Meets West Catering will design the perfect menu for your wedding, no matter the order.
Real Wedding: Amy Magill & Ryan Brown
Black Bow Events took the wedding planning reins from this suddenly expecting couple.
Best of Boston Weddings 2019
Wedding planning doesn’t need to be stressful. Armed with our annual guide to the region’s finest shops and services, it’s as easy as learning your ABCs.
Photos: What You Missed at Boston Calling 2019
The tenth edition of the music-and-food festival has arrived.
Boston Traveler: Block Island
With miles of beaches and hiking trails, buzzy nightlife—and did we mention beaches?—it’s easy to choose your adventure on Block Island this summer.