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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.

Home & Property

Spaces: Warm Welcome

Paula Daher turns her kitchen into a bespoke entertaining space.


The Craft-Cocktail Queen

The party doesn’t start until the bartender walks in. And when the bartender is WanderLush’s Crystal Mills, it’s all but guaranteed to be an unforgettable bash.


The Bridesmaid Buff

Brittan Brilly on the most flattering styles, ’maid drama, and why the bride shouldn’t always be in charge.


The Groom Guru

Blank Label’s Aoife O’Flaherty on the perks of going custom.

Home & Property

Obsessions: All Together Now

JSGDs Jessica Maniatis shares the things that inspire her.

Home & Property

Spaces: Baby Grand

Designer Craig Nealy’s Back Bay studio is a lesson in living small without sacrificing style.

Home & Property

Obsessions: Wild Flower

For Pollen Floral Design’s Krissy Price, all the world’s a garden.

Home & Property

Spaces: A Room for a View

Helmed by Moskow Linn Architects, a student workshop in Norwich, Vermont, results in a one-of-a-kind building.


Real Wedding: Meg Bailey & Ethan Schwelling

Draw inspiration from their stylish celebration.


The Portrait Pro

Nervous laughter, inclement weather, the chronically camera-shy—Zev Fisher has seen it all, and knows how to make it work for your wedding photos.


The Blooms Boss

With a penchant for saturated color and big, bold arrangements, O Luxe Design’s Erica Jones brings New England weddings to life.

Home & Property

Obsessions: Put It on the Table

Shop owner Linda de Valpine brings impeccable design to Newton.

Arts & Entertainment

Five Reasons to Leave the House This Weekend

Including Julie Taymor’s ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream.’


Eight Ways to Get on the Water This Summer

Set sail.