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December 2020 Issue

Arts & Entertainment

57 Things to Do This Winter

Here’s how to stay sane and keep your spirits up, even when the temperature drops down.


City Life

Are You Recession Proof?

Starting out, moving up, or planning for the next generation? Boston’s leading financial experts share secret tips and inside tricks for saving and spending like a wiz in the new corona-conomy.

City Life

How Has Boston Gotten Away with Being Segregated for So Long?

It’s not as simple as you might think.


Behind the Mask

For the past 27 years, Phantom Gourmet has portrayed itself as the friendly pied piper of comfort food in the suburbs. But what if it was just a disguise?


City Life

Winter, the Weatherman, and Me

More than five years ago, meteorologist Dave Epstein got me and so many other Bostonians through the disaster known as Snowpocalypse. Can he do it again during what’s sure to be our darkest season yet?


The Interview: Jon Santiago

State representative and emergency physician Jon Santiago on how Boston can survive the winter COVID surge.

City Life

Divorce 101

In Massachusetts, anyone with children seeking a divorce is required to take a parenting class. Whether it does any good, well, that’s another matter.

Home Design

Home & Property

Spaces: Closet Envy

How one Newton couple turned a lackluster walk-in into their dream dressing room.

Home & Property

Either-Or: A Dorchester Victorian vs. a Luxe Log Cabin in the Mountains

It’s amazing what a few miles will do to the market.


Arts & Entertainment

How Did Boston’s Black Nativity Production Come to Be?

Now in its 50th year, the production is the longest-running of its kind.

Fashion + Style


Going Global

A Dedham bride and groom bring their downsized celebration to friends around the world.


Something New

From the prettiest bridal face masks to handmade local bling, these wedding-day accessories make easy work of celebrating in style.


Double Feature

One couple, two weddings, and plenty of love to go around.


Boston Traveler: Central Vermont

No need to board a plane when the ultimate honeymoon hideaway happens to be right around the corner.


Here Comes the Micro Wedding

The region’s most intimate venues prove that small parties can be just as sweet.


A Dress to Impress

Nothing can stop Boston designer Candice Wu from outfitting brides in their dream gowns.



Fit for a Wedding

Looking to supercharge your wellness routine before you get hitched? Say “I do” to these wedding-friendly virtual classes, and you’ll be aisle-ready in no time.