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East Boston Oysters’ Alexis Cervasio Shares Some of Her Favorite Things

Last March, when COVID-19 forced Alexis Cervasio to cancel East Boston Oysters’ coveted oyster and caviar parties—themed bashes thrown by her self-proclaimed “secret supper club”—she […]

Home & Property

This Modern Porch in Rockport Was Once a Crawl Space

Will Ruhl purposely bought a ranch in Rockport knowing he was going to renovate it. But in between the time he and his wife made […]

Home & Property

We Can’t Get Enough of These Handmade Homewares by John Francis Designs

More than two decades ago, John Welch and his peers sat around benches creating birdhouses during eighth-grade shop class. Today, he works atop one of […]

City Life

It Ain’t Easy Being Green during a Pandemic

Ecologically speaking, my personal pandemic nadir came when I finally tried to deal with the accumulation of plastic bags in my kitchen closet, which had […]

Arts & Entertainment

An Oral History of Wally’s Café

When Wally’s Paradise opened its doors in 1947, it wasn’t just serving up stiff drinks and smokin’ jazz to patrons—it was making history. After all, […]

City Life

Five Takeaways from a Conversation with Linda Henry

From the pandemic to a new U.S. president, 2021 is off to a busy start if you’re in the news biz. For the Boston Globe’s […]

City Life

Winter, the Weatherman, and Me

It’s an odd thing, someone you’ve never met becoming a significant person in your life. But it can happen. That’s what I was thinking about […]


The Interview: State Rep. and Emergency Physician Jon Santiago

Jon Santiago first caught Bostonians’ eye when he defeated the beloved 35-year incumbent Byron Rushing for a seat in the state House of Representatives two […]


Real New England Weddings

Camille Forde & Sven Linsmaier August 24, 2019 New England Aquarium  Boston, Massachusetts Elizabeth Jacobs & Joshua Paulson September 7, 2019 Private Estate Martha’s Vineyard, […]


Boston Wedding Experts: Tips, Tricks, and Advice from the Pros

The Hair Master Jenny Luu knows the ins and outs of crafting styles you’ll be swooning over long after you say “I do.” The Sweets […]


New England Wedding Venues

Gardens Tie the knot among the wildflowers in these New England gardens. Libraries Rich with history and charm, New England’s most striking libraries will make […]

City Life

Is Massachusetts Shaming Divorced Parents?

On a Monday afternoon this summer, when I should have been working, I closed down Slack, shut my bedroom door for privacy, and joined a […]

Home & Property

Meet the Founders of Dove and Donkey and Tardy Donkey

If you asked the universe, it would likely consider uniting Jadine Greenaway (pictured left) and Sheila Galligan one of its greatest successes. The longtime friends […]

Home & Property

Every Object Tells a Story in This Designer’s Charming Newton Home

Moving from California 13 years ago, Vani Sayeed thought the Newton house she purchased with her husband would simply be a starter home—a place the […]

Home & Property

Architect Greg Minott Wants to Make Boston’s Design Scene More Diverse

It seems that a career in design was always in the blueprints for Greg Minott, cofounder of the Back Bay–based firm Dream Collaborative. The son […]