Another Newbury Street winner. Lace from France, and different colored slips to allow more than one wearing of the bridal gown. 131 Newbury St., Boston, MA .
There's a long wait for service, but these people really care about your machine—enough to give one-year warranties on repair work. Waltham, Framingham, Woburn, MA
From Grapes of Wrath to Emil and the Detectives with nary a bump, Fennessy is quietly making his mark as one of the finest stage masters in town.
In the words of one $350-a-cut stylist (who thought the handiwork was his own), our Albor-made chestnut brown "has never been better." 207 Newbury St., Boston, MA 2116, theloftsalonanddayspa.com.
Great sandwich bread (their own), great sandwich fixings—what more could you want? How about one in your neighborhood? 47 Langley Road, Newton Centre, MA .
One of the city's earliest rehab projects (Maison Robert used to be Boston's City Hall), its location is elegant, its food French. 45 School St., Boston, MA .
One hundred, and count 'em, fourteen sailboats; fifteen to twenty-four footers. Anyone between sixteen and seventy-five can join. 21 Embankment Rd., Boston, MA .
Eleven days and more than 50 films, including vital hits such as a Toni Morrison biopic? Spoiler: Don’t miss this one next year. roxburyinternationalfilmfestival.com.
Not merely for performance but for vast promise as well. One day he will be the first Patriot to become legendary without blowing dope, the Super Bowl, or $100 million.
The bleachers at Fenway Park are ideal. No one will notice you, or, if they notice—care, and the sights, the sounds and the smells will give your supercharged senses plenty to play with. Boston, MA
Yes, the industrial-chic look is still in—and no one nails the aesthetic better than Olio, an early-20th-century theater turned 6,000-square-foot event space. 43 Main St., Peabody, MA 01960, oliopeabody.com.
This meticulously manicured Edwardian escape is a little pocket of bliss amid the bustle of an island summer. With ornate rooms to wander through and one of the finest restaurants on the island, you may never even make it to the beach. thecharlotteinn.com/.
Just go and get one here. You'll have it for life, it won't cost you a million, and, best of all, you can forgo those gruesome shoes. 140 River Street, Cambridge, MA .
Tucked into a little courtyard behind Rozzie Square, this lovely Italian spot is one of our favorite places to while away a warm evening with a pitcher of sangria. What to Order: The antipasto; spicy mussels. 22 Birch St., Boston, MA sophiasgrotto.com.
Far from flimsy fast-food patties, Tasty slings plump, one-third-pound balls of chuck. We go for the classic Big Tasty, with chopped pickles, onion, and plenty of special sauce. 40 JFK St., Cambridge, MA tastyburger.com.