The sentiment may be less than sincere, but the message lights up your life. At the Boston Edison plant alongside the Fitzgerald Expressway, Boston, MA .
This subterranean oasis is the only place in Boston that satisfies our craving for great sushi as well as our need for a real Tokyo sushi bar. 827 Boylston St., Boston, MA .
Great steak, fancy bar, swank trappings—everything a steak house should be. 359 Newbury Street, Boston, MA .
This cozy diner offers a hearty breakfast with your cup of joe. 35 Harvard St., Brookline, MA 2445, martinscoffeeshop.com.
The hot food here'll bring tears to your eyes. 14A Westland Ave., Boston, MA .
Great food in one of the very few Boston fish houses that take reservations. 1223 Beacon St., Brookline, MA .
Bring in your used books and get cash or credit on their fine, wide selection. 42 Church St., Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA .
Very intelligent recycling of cults and classics in an attractive movie house. 290 Harvard St., Brookline, MA .
For its impressive size, central location, and huge inventory, Landry's gets our vote. The staff has consistently serviced our two-wheelers well and quickly (as we've scooted around on Landry's-issued loaners), and helped us navigate the selection of accessories. And in their spare time, employees advocate for better biking in Massachusetts. 890 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 2215, .
After a quick tête-à-tête, Brianna Coons shaped our unruly hair into something slick, taking into account our capacity for at-home styling (none). The best part? The chop grew out so evenly, it still looked fresh months later. 840 Summer St., South Boston, MA 2127, shagboston.com.
In our fantasies, we while away our days in a Parisian café, composing flowery prose over café au lait. In reality, we've got desk jobs and are lactose intolerant. So we shop at Looc, and make believe. With an inventory that epitomizes accessible Gallic chica spare palette of black, gray, cream, and beige from French and French-informed lines like Simone, Nili Lotan, and Thread SocialLooc helps us look the part of the ingnue, in styles that still manage to fit our made-in-America behinds. 12 Union Park, Boston, MA 2118, .
Drinking at this newcomer is like throwing one back in your grandmother’s foyer—if she served cocktails on draft and used vintage cordial glasses for shots, that is. 1704 Beacon St., Washington Square, MA 2445, fairstedkitchen.com.
Discover your inner Don Draper with Italian wool jackets, made-to-measure shirts (including sharp styles from Engineered Garments), and elegant ties. 2067 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 2140, drinkwaterscambridge.com.
Don't expect a boy's regular. Diegel spends quality time with your hair so you won't have to. High style, low maintenance. 14 Newbury St., Boston, MA .
For $299 a year, you get an enormous weight room, a cavernous aerobics studio, and a comprehensive cardiovascular area. A great place to stretch yourself and your dollar. 618 Washington Street, Dedham, MA .