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 Brighton with her plants and an IKEA French press.
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The Blueprint Maker
When it comes to planning your big day, the Wedding Kickstarter’s Erin Davies can help as much—or as little—as you’d like.
In the mood for an action-packed outdoorsy honeymoon? Try one of these destinations on for size.
The Hair Master
Jenny Luu knows how to craft styles you’ll be swooning over long after you say “I do.”
The Sweets Supplier
Lizzie Johnson, of Lizzie’s Bakery, is just as excited about desserts as you are.
Jadine Greenaway and Sheila Galligan launch two textile-forward ventures.
Turning the Page
Retired Poggenpohl designer Rosemary Porto shares a few of her favorite things.
Return of the Century
Interior designer Nikki Dalrymple restores a 19th-century Somerville home to its former glory.
Spaces: A Private Paradise
Zen Associates revamps an expansive terrace in the Back Bay.
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.