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March 2021 Issue

Home & Property

Top Places to Live 2021

Your guide to the best places to settle down in the city, the ‘burbs and beyond.



Who Says Boston Isn’t a Fashion Town?

Certainly not these local designers, whose mood-boosting dresses, bold silhouettes, and look-at-me prints are the perfect spring wardrobe upgrade.


The Highly Competitive, Hypocritical, and Altogether Essential World of Pandemic Pods

During the most stressful school year on record, learning bubbles are the one thing saving working parents’ sanity—so long as no one dares to break the rules.

City Life

The Adult in the Room

Massachusetts Congresswoman Katherine Clark—one of the most powerful people on Capitol Hill—is competent, reliable, and, yes, maybe even a little bit boring.


City Life

For the Love of the Gain

After a $1.5 billion deal to take Fenway Sports Group public fell through, Red Sox owner John Henry is still seeking investors to expand his mini sports kingdom—a move some fans worry will steal his attention from the Olde Towne Team.


Jason Santos Is Fired up

The Boston chef and Hell’s Kitchen co-star on Yelp burns, bad Chinese food, and the future of the restaurant business.


Her Pain Was Their PR

For Stow resident Erica Johnson, having breast cancer was a terrifying, harrowing experience. For her employer, it was marketing gold.

Fashion + Style


Best Foot Forward

A locally founded startup brings custom shoes with a conscience to Newbury Street.


What’s in Store: Pack Your Bags

Whether it’s a smart carry-on or just the perfect weekender, your post-vaccination vacation starts with a new piece of luggage from one of these local shops and makers.


The Lust Lineup: Lady in Red

Give your mud-season wardrobe a bright, bold makeover with this sizzling spring trend.


Boston Traveler: Telluride

Ski season isn’t over yet—especially not at this unspoiled Colorado resort, now just a direct flight away from Boston.

Home Design

Home & Property

Either-Or: A Cambridge Artist’s Loft vs. a Remodeled Groton Colonial

It’s amazing what a few miles will do to the market. This month, we compare a live-work space in Kendall Square with a single-family in a suburban historic district.


Arts & Entertainment

How Can I Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Home?

Skip out on the bar crowds this year for live-streamed music and heavy pours at home.



Natural Wonders

Say goodbye to toxic ingredients and hello to a healthier, glowier you with the latest and greatest clean beauty products.