Kara Baskin

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City Life

Quiz: Are You Ready to Rejoin Society?

Are you prepared to return to the social circuit, or do you need a little more time to warm up to the idea of hanging out with other humans again? Take this quiz to find out.

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City Life

The Complete Etiquette Guide: Vaccine Edition

Here’s what to do, and what not to do, when you’re in mixed company.


The Lust Lineup: Work It

Mix business and a little bit of pleasure with a short suit for springtime.


Made in the Shade

Just in time for sunny days, a local eyewear empire opens a shiny new shop in Chestnut Hill.

Home & Property

Return to Elegance

A pair of whiskey distillers get a buzzier look for their dated condo.


Welcome to Camp Stress

When did sending your kid to sleepaway camp become the most dreaded part of the summer?

Home & Property

Boom Towns

The area’s five fastest-growing cities and towns not named Boston, Cambridge, or Somerville.

Home & Property

The 4 Place-Makers Transforming Boston’s Suburbs

From a local indie clothing store in Hudson to a brand new 320-unit apartment building in Malden, these four innovators are revitalizing Massachusetts’ cities for a new generation of home-buyers.


I Tried It: Float, Freeze, Sweat

From subzero cryo-chambers to float pods, what won’t we do in the name of wellness?

Home & Property

The Teardown Wars

Inside the knock-down, drag-out brawl for the soul of the suburbs.

Arts & Entertainment

Are You Old Boston or New Boston?

Take this quiz to find out!

Home & Property

Room to Roam

Interior designer Kristina Crestin remakes a rambling North Shore home for a big, active family.


Best Face Forward

Life before the wedding can wreak havoc on your complexion. Here, local experts recommend last-minute fixes for three common skin-care emergencies. by Kara Baskin

Aisles With Style

Stylish spots to say “I do.”

The Complexion Countdown

How to beat blemishes before the big day.