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Makena Gera

Research Editor


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Here’s Where to Find the Best Bakeries in Boston Right Now

Whether you want everyday pastries or special-occasion cakes, these shops rise to the top.


The Best Patios for Winter (Yes, Winter) Outdoor Dining

Between the insulated igloos, fire pits, and hot cocktails, they’ll keep you toasty all season long. 


Visit the 21 Boston-area Restaurants Featured on Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

Eat your way through every corner of our very own Flavortown.

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Arts & Entertainment

Six Independent Craft Stores to Visit in and around Boston

Forget Amazon and chain stores. Instead, support local. 

Arts & Entertainment

Boston’s Best Used Book Stores

In need of a read? Stocking secondhand hardcovers to gently loved paperbacks, these nine used bookstores prove that new isn’t always better.

Fireplace at the Banks Fish House.

31 Boston Restaurants with Cozy Fireplaces

Whether you’re braving the cold for dinner, a date, or just a few drinks.

Home & Property

Best of Boston Home 2024

Drumroll, please! Here is the best of the best, the most discerning architects, builders, designers, craftspeople, and retailers around the city and beyond.

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The Best Fall Foliage Train Rides in New England

From Maine to Connecticut, these scenic and historic railroads are the ideal setting for leaf peeping and fall foliage hunting.


Where to Find the Top Cider Doughnuts at Greater Boston Farms and Orchards

Head to these local spots for the tasty fall staple this season.

Arts & Entertainment

Yes, Noah Kahan Is Headlining Fenway Park in July 2024

The New England pop-folk songwriter will wrap his biggest tour ever at America’s most beloved ballpark—and we are here for it.

Arts & Entertainment

Meet Noah Kahan, the Voice of an Emotionally Evolved Generation

How did a native New Englander who writes anthemic pop-folk songs about small towns, his parents, and dogs become mainstream music’s Next Big Thing? TikTok, talent, and lots of honest therapy.

Home & Property

Two-Part Harmony

Designer Justine Sterling improves flow, adds aesthetic interest, and creates cohesion in the dining room and adjacent foyer of a family’s spacious Victorian.


This South End Designer Makes Wedding-Gown Dreams Come True

Haven’t been able to say “yes” to the dress at traditional bridal shops? Meet the Mass Art alum behind Bremelia.


Art Deco-Inspired Nuptials and a Rescue Dog Cocktail

Beginning with a compressed first date, a couple’s courtship is capped by a ceremony and reception at the Langham.

Arts & Entertainment

Singer Chelsea Cutler Is Afraid of Sharks, Thinks Boston Can Do No Wrong

The Connecticut-born artist talks playing the Bay State, the perils of social media, and catching waves off New Hampshire.