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August 2023 Issue

City Life

The Really High Housewives of MetroWest Boston

Out with the chardonnay, in with the gummies—why a new generation of Massachusetts’ parents are choosing cannabis to cope.


City Life

21 Ways to Fix the MBTA in 2023

Boston’s public transit system is on the verge of disaster. Here’s how 21 insiders would solve the crisis.

City Life

The Heartrending Tale of Kitt the Police Dog and His Human Partner

Braintree officer Bill Cushing needed a partner. Kitt, an expertly trained German Shepherd, needed a purpose. Together, they rescued each other.


City Life

The Untenable Misery of Shoe Shopping for New England Weather

Buying footwear for Massachusetts’ unpredictable weather is about as fun as a broken leg. Bring back local shoe stores!



Review: Bar Vlaha Gives a Novel European Cuisine a Vivid Local Debut

With a focus on Greece’s mountainous north, the Balkan-inspired menu begs to be shared with big groups—if you can all score a table.


The Most Exciting Rooftop Bars and Restaurants in Boston

Head to a sky-high cocktail bar in Back Bay, a brewery roof deck in Dorchester, or a swanky hot spot in South Boston.

Fashion + Style


This South End Designer Makes Wedding-Gown Dreams Come True

Haven’t been able to say “yes” to the dress at traditional bridal shops? Meet the Mass Art alum behind Bremelia.


Three Elegant Estates Turned Wedding Venues in Massachusetts

These former homes in Lenox, Lexington, and West Tisbury offer elegance, privacy, and plush guest rooms to those who say “I do.”


Art Deco-Inspired Nuptials and a Rescue Dog Cocktail

Beginning with a compressed first date, a couple’s courtship is capped by a ceremony and reception at the Langham.


A South End Cathedral Ceremony and Country Club Reception for College Sweethearts

Maggie Maloney and Blake Alessandroni’s October wedding was an idyllic showcase of city and country.


A Newbury Street First Date, a Zakim Bridge Proposal, and a Five-Star Copley Venue

Merilin Castillo and Marquise Stephens had a first-class Boston relationship. So they had to have a first-class Boston wedding.


A Boston PR Titan, a Lovely Airline Stewardess, and 400 of Their Closest Friends

When George Regan finally met his match on a flight out of Logan Airport, laughs ensued, and the couple began the trip of a lifetime.


A Tinder-Match Roadtrip Led to an Art Museum Reception

Kasey Catlett proposed to Guy Pacitti on the sixth anniversary of the marriage-equality ruling—the day their love won.


A Yacht Tender Limo, a Lighthouse Proposal, and Herb Chambers’ Niece

A Hingham-raised bride gets the island wedding of her childhood dreams with her Norwood native groom on Nantucket.