15 Lansdowne St., Boston, if you include its sister club, Spit. The Fan Club, 77 Warrenton St., Boston, if you don't. 15 Lansdowne St., Boston, MA .
There's nothing more heavenly than slipping between 250 thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets. Portico stocks some of the highest thread counts around by Frette, Anna Chini and Portico private label. The average person spends almost a third of his or her life in bed, so spend it in luxury. 77 Newbury St., Boston, MA .
Twenty bucks for yoga? Om, no. At Baron Baptiste's Monday and Wednesday community classes, $7 buys 90 minutes of eagles, dolphins, and downward dogs. Expect to lose about a gallon of sweat—though not your shirt—in the center's heated environs. 2000 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 2140, baronbaptiste.com.
Since opening its doors in 2015, the Envoy has served as a hip Seaport hangout for tourists and locals alike. Lodgers get to kick back in polished, design-minded suites that maximize both city and harbor views, while Hub dwellers can take in sweeping skyline vistas at the Rooftop Lookout and Bar, surrounded by ultramod seating and space-agey floor lamps. Not to be forgotten when the temperatures drop, the hotel also offers 7-foot-tall glowing igloos—yes, igloos—ideal for sipping a cocktail. 70 Sleeper St., Boston, MA 02210, theenvoyhotel.com.
Looking for one-off interlopers from Prairie Artisan Ales or Transmitter Brewing? This East Cambridge shop has it all—with none of the annoying beer-geek brouhaha that saddles the most-tweeted releases. Over the past three years, Fabian Vasquez has transformed his family’s unassuming convenience store into the insider honey hole. 638 Cambridge St., East Cambridge, MA 02141, .
No matter if you’re hosting a Zoom meeting or clicking over to a virtual lunchtime yoga session, you won’t want to hide Outdoor Voices’ (pictured) bold, eye-catching leggings and ultra-soft sweats. The company’s sustainably sourced activewear, after all, was designed for “doing things,” whether those things are running for miles or running your business (and your life) from your kitchen counter. 31 Northern Ave., Boston, MA 02210, outdoorvoices.com.
If you think shopping for a new adult toy should be done under a veil of secrecy, you’re out of luck at Good Vibrations. The sex-positive store sells all the accessories needed for a good romp in the sheets in a brightly lit, well-designed space that easily blends with the neighboring stores in both locations. Bonus points for a calendar chock-full of events and seminars about various types of play, all of which confirms that talking about sex out loud is totally normal—and completely healthy. 52 JFK St., Cambridge, MA goodvibes.com.
Still the poshest place in town to break a sweat, the Sports Club/LA is much more than a meeting place for the wealthy and healthy. Every gym has rows of equipment and a fitness staff, but only the Sports Club/LA has a view overlooking the Common and more than 50 private trainers ready to whip your body into tip-top shape. Add the full-size indoor basketball and squash courts, Pilates room, pool, and 35 group classes,and you have no excuse for skipping the workouts. 4 Avery St., Boston, MA boston.sportsclubla.com/.
It doesn't get any easier than this: Pull the sheets off in the morning, and leave them in the vestibule for pickup, and they're waiting for you, cleaned and folded, when you get home. Frankie's has been keeping Bostonians' whites white for 13 years, with same-day service at a bargain-basement 75 cents a pound. Sorry, they won't make your bed. 411 Meridian St., East Boston, MA .
Candy jars stuffed with dried chicken livers and beef esophagi and a sweeping buffet of artisanal dog cakes and brownies (bearing names like Pawreos and Power Barks, inevitably) make this place puppy heaven. Two floors of accessories include a wall of collars and enough rubber to sate any dog's shoe fetish; a kitty corner caters to the smarter species, lest any felines feel left out. 256 Shawmut Ave., Boston, MA 2118, polkadog.com.
There's something formulaic about high-end hotels these days. Marble vanities + giant flat screens + bazillion-thread-count Frette sheets = the right to charge upward of $500 per night for a room. The Mandarin Oriental, naturally, has all of these luxuries. But the Back Bay hotel also offers more-thoughtful perks, including chilled towels in the gym, rainforest showers, and video-game systems. 776 Boylston St., Boston, MA 2199, mandarinoriental.com/boston.
He's short, fit, funny, and warm— he's human. More realist than Robocop, John is a hard-driving motivator who makes you laugh before, while, and after you sweat. From careful but energized aerobics for ladies who show up at 9 a.m. to all-out, kick-ass sessions for the evening hard-bodies, all his classes are jammed. Get there early— they fill up fast. The Mount Auburn Club, 57 Coolidge Ave., Watertown, MA .
At first it's easy to overlook the Red Rock's first-class food in favor of the sweeping sea and city skyline views. But one nibble of owners Paul and Louise Petersiel's properly prepared fare will have you back at the table and concentrating on your plate. Grilled pizzas, seared scallops, and a thoughtful wine selection round things out at this comfortable, kick-back-and-relax ocean-side bistro. 141 Humphrey St., Swampscott, MA redrockbistro.com/.
A hotel is only as good as its amenities, and Union Street owners Ken and Deborah Withrow provide just about every one you can think of: Frette sheets and plush Matouk robes; wood-burning fireplaces; a made-to-order breakfast in the morning; and fudgy homemade brownies in the afternoon. Luxe but not stuffy, it's a cozy spot that feels like home. 7 Union St., Nantucket, MA 2554, unioninn.com.
Sweeping oceanfront views and luxe accommodations (did someone say spa butler and private beach?) are par for the course at this classic resort. But the Chatham Bars Inn is always a step ahead. Produce is sourced from its 8-acre farm. The spa overlooks Japanese rock gardens. Tired of boating and swimming? Pay a visit to the lush croquet court. And if you ever need to leave the resort, just borrow a house Lexus with unlimited miles. 297 Shore Rd., Chatham, MA 02633, chathambarsinn.com.