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December 2021 Issue

Arts & Entertainment

The Further Adventures of a #$@!%-The-Cold, Let’s-Have-Some-Fun, Winter-Loving Bostonian

37 ways to embrace New England’s toughest season—and have a rollicking good time doing it.



Together at Last

Right in time for the holidays, two celebrated city restaurateurs invite you to their country home in Vermont for a festive dining experience you won’t find anywhere else.

City Life

Nowhere to Hide

Amazon. Etsy. eBay. Lots of companies appeared in David and Ina Steiner’s E-commerce newsletter. Only one tried to take them out.

City Life

The Death of the Office Friendship

No more laughs around the water cooler. No more lunchtime gossip. Why a generation of Bostonians is doomed to drink alone after work.

City Life

The Top Lawyers of 2021

Our inaugural list of the 1,099 best lawyers in the region—from corporate to criminal—as chosen by their peers.


City Life

The Long View

One of the joys of living in a modern, skyscraper-studded city is getting to see it from above. Now that there are only two observation decks left in Boston, here’s a case for building more rooms with a view.

City Life

The Interview: Jim Canales

As head of Boston’s largest charitable foundation, Jim Canales weighs in on the city’s most pressing issues and the art of spreading a little cheer.

City Life

A Dream Deferred

For a moment, Boston had a chance to elect its first Black mayor. What does it say about our city that we didn’t take it?

Fashion + Style

Life & Style

Holiday Gift Guide

Impress even the pickiest VIPs on your list with 16 thoughtful presents made here in New England.

Life & Style

Playful Puffer Coats, and Four Other Ways Chyrstyn Mariah Fentroy Is Getting Into the Seasonal Spirit

The Boston Ballet soloist, who plays the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker this month, celebrates the best time of the year with her list of favorite things.


Ice, Ice, Baby

Now under the ownership of LVMH, Tiffany & Co. unveils its first reimagined boutique. And it’s right in our own backyard.


Boston Traveler: Jackson Hole

Grab your hat and gloves and get ready for snow, sloshies, and scenery like no other: The mountains are calling.

Home Design

Home & Property

A Rural Home in Berlin vs. a Roslindale Single-Family

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

Sponsor Content

VIEW: Coldwell Banker Realty’s Listings of the Month

Buying a home in or around Boston right now? Check out Coldwell Banker Realty’s newest properties for sale.

Home & Property

Spaces: Pretty in Pink (And Orange)

Bath time feels a lot more fun in this kid-friendly spot.



Dining Out: Down for the Countess

How much hassle are you willing to put up with for extraordinary Italian?



How Did Roast Beef Sandwiches Become a North Shore Icon?

The Bay State has a penchant for clinging to history, and we’ve never let go of this seminal sandwich.



Med Spa Makeover

From fat-vanquishing lasers to nurturing IV infusions, these five state-of-the-art cosmetic treatments will leave you feeling brand-new.