Five Things Jill Rosenwald Loves

The award-winning owner and creative director at Jill Rosenwald Studio shares top spots in Fort Point and beyond.

Want to know where the pros go? We’re asking Best of Boston winners to divulge their five favorite places in Boston. Below, Jill Rosenwald, the award-winning owner and creative director at Jill Rosenwald Studio, shares her picks.

Jill Rosenwald

Jill Rosenwald / Courtesy photo

Barrington Coffee

“The search for the perfect cup of coffee is over! The expert (and delightful) baristas at this Boston hotspot serve up locally roasted beans real pretty. It’s in a treasure-box location in the heart of Fort Point. I try to Sherlock what makes it so good—and I think the fresh milk they get from High Lawn Farm might be one of many extra special ingredients.”

Barrington Coffee Roasting Company, 346 Congress St., Boston, 857-277-1914,


“What I adore about this awesome spot is that it truly makes you feel you have left the city and escaped to the beach! Sam’s is a great local eatery that serves beautiful delicious fare in a gorgeous modern glass box…with a breathtaking view of the waterfront. Be sure to get there in the spring, when they will make you a killer softshell crab sandy. Yums.”

Sam’s, 60 Northern Ave., Boston, 617-295-0191, (currently closed as they prepare to move to Twenty Two Liberty and reopen in 2016).


“This trove of delights is owned and styled by design guru Jill Goldberg, who is a world-class merchant. From when you enter and take a gander at the wall of shtunning de Gournay wallpaper, to poking through all the marvelous books and pottery and treats, you will not be able to walk out of her door without picking up a genius must-have.”

Hudson, 12 Union Park St., Boston, 617-292-0900,


“I’m a newly confirmed convert to this Ali Baba cave of deliciousness! If you’re in need of a fabric fix, be prepared to be blown away by the 50K fabrics on display at Zimman’s. A 100-year-old family-run fabric house, they do it all in-house. It’s definitely an insider’s spot. And while you’re at it, head downtown to Lynn and grab a bite at the local fave Capitol Diner.”

Zimman’s, 80 Market St., Lynn, 781-598-9432,

The Walk from Commonwealth Avenue to Fort Point

“I have the very lucky pleasure of living and working in two wildly different parts of Boston. My home, shared with my husband/partner Lawrence Mcrae and our two children, is on the traditional, brownstone-lined Comm Ave. My daily two-mile walk to my ceramic studio in Fort Point goes through the public garden, down Winter Street toward South Station and finally across the water into the thriving industrial channel. Not everyone can say they love commuting but I surely do. I recommend this leisurely, beautiful stroll to all…and when you get there you can stop into all my local faves like Flour, Row 34, Sportello, Pastoral, and—natch—the ICA. The only prerequisite: a sturdy pair of boots.”