Alene Bouranova

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.


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.


Adventure Time

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.

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Woven Together

Jadine Greenaway and Sheila Galligan launch two textile-forward ventures.

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Turning the Page

Retired Poggenpohl designer Rosemary Porto shares a few of her favorite things.

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Return of the Century

Interior designer Nikki Dalrymple restores a 19th-century Somerville home to its former glory.

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Spaces: A Private Paradise

Zen Associates revamps an expansive terrace in the Back Bay.

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Destination: Seattle

There’s more than just coffee in this Upper-Left gem.

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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.

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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.

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Found Art: Canvas Efforts

Jordan Seaberry harnesses the power of imagery in his paintings.

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Making a Mark

Interior designer Tiffany LeBlanc creates a home worthy of the owner’s playful aesthetic.