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March 2023 Issue

Home & Property

Top Places to Live 2023

After years of seller romance and buyer heartbreak, Boston’s sizzling-hot real estate market is showing signs of cooling off. Not to worry—we’re here to answer all of your burning questions so you can finally land the house of your dreams.



A Boston-Area Photographer Captures New England’s Stargazing Majesties

Taken from vantage points in Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire, here are 10 of Babak Tafreshi’s most stunning dark-sky images.

City Life

The Mystery of Boston’s Drink-Spiking Crisis

Hallucinations downtown. Blackouts in Brighton. Trips to the ER all over Boston. Is something frightening happening in the city’s nightclubs?

City Life

Here Are Median Condo Prices by Boston Neighborhood from 2022

Back Bay, South End, Beacon Hill, and the Leather District all tilt over $1 million while Mattapan and Hyde Park are the lowest.

Home & Property

Here Are Greater Boston’s Single-Family Home Prices for 2022

Can you guess the most expensive town? Hint: It begins with a “W.”


City Life

Boston Deserves Better than Fenway Park. Sorry Not Sorry.

Yes, America’s oldest ballpark is historic. But if we’re going to love everything from 1912, why don’t we also celebrate child labor, ice delivery, and smallpox?

City Life

The Interview: Black Economic Council of Massachusetts Nicole Obi

The Black Economic Council of Massachusetts Head on how Boston can level the playing field for entrepreneurs, the city’s racist reputation, and her time at MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

City Life

The Real, Essential Backstory of ‘the Embrace’

To some, the Martin Luther King Jr. monument is a symbol of love, unity, and overcoming the city’s racist past. For others, it’s a sign that Boston hasn’t learned anything. But few know the polarizing public sculpture’s true significance.

Fashion + Style


Introducing Boston’s Most Affordably Hip Shades

Designer Jonathan Severe’s line of Taraji P. Henson-inspired sunglasses are bold, stylish, and won’t break the bank.

Life & Style

Five Spring Style Essentials, According to Boston Fashion Pros

Keep your wish list short this season with the hottest trends.

City Life

Back Bay Chatelaine Anne Fitzpatrick Channels Her Inner Isabella Stewart Gardner

Dispatches from two highly splashy, back-to-back soirees. Plus, the ninth-annual Excessive Fashion show.

Life & Style

Five Gala-Night Must-Haves for WBZ Anchor Lisa Hughes

The highly sought charity-ball emcee shares her fundraising season essentials.


A Traveler’s Guide to Turks and Caicos

Clear-bottomed kayak tours. Toes-in-the-sand dining. A splashy new beachfront hotel. There’s never been a better time to escape to this always-sunny island chain.

Home Design

Home & Property

So You Want to Live in the South End?

Always dreamed of an address in one of the city’s most exciting neighborhoods? Five things to know if you’re considering making the move.

Home & Property

Either-Or: A Dorchester Victorian vs. a Ranch-Style Home in Natick

It’s amazing what a few miles can do to the market. This month, we compare two recently renovated stunners: one by Savin Hill and the other out in MetroWest.

Home & Property

Behold This Exquisitely Reunited Five-Story South End Townhouse

A couple take the necessary steps to reclaim the lower levels of their Brick Victorian row house, with the help of designer Samantha Pratt.


City Life

An Early-Risers Guide to Boston

What to eat, drink, and do at daybreak.


Review: Moëca Largely Succeeds With Wildly Clever Seafood

With a menu full of fish dishes from around the globe, the Cambridge newcomer keeps its head above water—most of the time.



Five High-End New England Spa Retreats

Looking to get away from it all? Mud season doesn’t stand a chance against these luxury trips.