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Shop Custom Boards at New Hampshire’s Cedar Surf Company

There’s a perception that surfing in New England is an inaccessible sport: It takes a lot of skill, the boards are expensive, and—perhaps the biggest […]

Life & Style

What’s the Future of Boston’s Retail Storefronts?

It was early March BC (Before COVID-19) when I found myself with the sudden urge to buy a certain Bottega Veneta square-toe pump that had […]

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Life & Style

4 Reasons Why CambridgeSide is the Perfect Summer Day Destination for the Whole Family

Parents know planning a family outing everyone can agree on isn’t easy. Whether some want to shop, relax or play, there’s a summer oasis just […]

Life & Style

As Retail Reopens, Shop These Black-Owned Stores around Boston

Phase Two of the grand reopening plan for Massachusetts rolled out last week, and that included the cautious return to in-person shopping at nonessential retail. […]

City Life

Seven Gift Ideas for a Socially Distanced Father’s Day

Finding a gift for Dad is always a challenge. Finding one during a global pandemic, in a city that has only begun to reopen? Even […]

City Life

As Reopening Continues, a Not-Quite-Normal Mall Experience Awaits

Even before the pandemic forced CambridgeSide to close its doors for a little over two months, the East Cambridge mall as we knew it was […]

Life & Style

A Beginner’s Guide to Scoring One-of-a-Kind Local Pottery

For Trays and Vases Jill Rosenwald You can spot an original Jill Rosenwald from across any room: All pieces feature a luxurious yet understated 14-karat-gold […]

Style

Out with Fast Fashion, in with Sustainable Style in the Seaport

When it comes to clothes, Bostonians are smart shoppers—we appreciate the opportunity to dig into the “how” and “why” behind our purchases. And while the […]

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Will Boston’s Indie Boutiques and Salons Survive the Shutdown?

If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably been noticing the steady drip of emails from national retailers touting what you need to wear to “WFH.” […]

Style

Browse Summer Shades at Lunette Optic’s New Location

It was love at first sight—literally—for Ted Mogtader and Michelle Rahimian. The pair met when Mogtader hired Rahimian to be the optometrist at his former […]

Life & Style

Test out the Merchandise Yourself at These Five Interactive Stores

For the Flower Fiend Table & Tulip Love plants but don’t have much of a green thumb? Try your hand at flower arranging courtesy of […]

Style

Object of Desire: A Swarovski Crystal Butterfly Clutch

You know what they say about March—it comes in like a lion and goes out with a gala. One sure-fire way to stand out among […]

Style

Object of Desire: A See-Through Plastic and Leather Tote

It took the humiliation of having to carry her personal items around a U2 show in a Ziploc bag for Laura Baldini, cofounder of the […]

Life & Style

Five Shops to Boutique-Hop in Downtown Needham

1. Covet + Lou Owner Tina Burgos has a reputation for knowing exactly what will be cool tomorrow. At her Needham boutique, the well-curated racks […]

Arts & Entertainment

Must-See Holiday Markets Popping Up around Boston This Season

For a season characterized by carols promising good tidings, sleigh rides, and days on end of dancin’ merrily, the holidays are surprisingly stressful. Between finding […]