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Kara Baskin

Home & Property

Shelter From the Storm

There’s more than meets the eye at this architect’s Provincetown retreat, from nostalgic touches to exotic elements that bring the outside in.


Boston Is Back to School: What You Need to Know

This September isn’t exactly what students, teachers, or parents imagined on the last day of classes in June. Still, at a time of great uncertainty, one thing is sure: The kids are finally going back. If you find yourself riddled with anxiety and asking an avalanche of questions as your child transitions to in-person learning, rest assured you’re not alone.

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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