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October 2023 Issue

Life & Style

The Ultimate Fall New England Bucket List for 2023

48 unforgettable activities to do this season, from spectacular adventures (hot-air ballooning, skydiving) to simpler pleasures (sunrise canoeing, ceramics).


City Life

Garrett Harker Conquers Kenmore (Again)

After his iconic brasserie, Eastern Standard, shuttered during the pandemic, Boston’s consummate hospitality wiz is reopening the restaurant this month—and putting everything on the line that lightning will strike twice.

City Life

The Killing That Tore a Town Apart

Did a successful South Shore woman really kill her police officer boyfriend? Or, as she claims, did a slew of dirty cops frame her? Inside the simmering tabloid drama dividing this tight-knit suburb.


The 2023 Top Dentists List Is Here

Our all-new list of the 778 best dentists in the region—from generalists to orthodontists to pediatric specialists—as chosen by their peers.


Arts & Entertainment

The Interview: Local TV Host Jenny Johnson

On the brink of launching a brand-new NESN show, the Emmy Award–winning producer talks motherhood, Boston’s food scene, and the injustice of napkin residue on your pants.

City Life

Why I Left the Boston Ballet

After a career-threatening injury, professional dancer Isaac Akiba decided to break out of the performing arts’ insular bubble. Here’s what he learned by finally joining the real world.

City Life

Confessions of a Twitcher

Birds are loud, aggressive, and disruptive to sleep. They also may have saved Jonathan Soroff’s life.



The Most Beautiful Restaurants in Boston

They’re packed with bold furnishings, lush greenery, and luxe designs—and, oh yeah, the food’s pretty great, too.


Review: Grace by Nia Brings Throwback Supper-Club Glamour to the Seaport

This convivial restaurant, music venue, and bar is a symbol of a shiny new Boston waterfront that’s welcoming to all.

Fashion + Style


Beacon Hill Boutique December Thieves Turns 10

One of Boston’s most beloved fashion-forward shops celebrates a milestone anniversary.

City Life

Party Pics: The Great Hatsby Contest Meets the Best of Boston

Dispatches from the city’s swankiest events: ParkArts’ Rose Garden Party, our very own Best of Boston awards party and Room to Grow’s Power of Play: The Magic of Reading.

Life & Style

Five Can’t-Miss Newbury Street Spots for Watch Collectors

With several new additions to an already full slate of boutiques, the Back Bay has quickly become the epicenter of Boston’s burgeoning watch scene.

Life & Style

Why Is Sound Therapy Having a Moment in New England?

You have to hear it to understand.


A Weekend Getaway Guide to Stowe, Vermont

This charming Green Mountain town makes an idyllic foliage season trip, complete with excellent dining, outdoor activities, and Hallmark movie vibes.

Home Design

Home & Property

So You Want to Live in Salem?

Five things to know about living in this sometimes spooky but always eminently charming Massachusetts enclave.

Home & Property

How Do You Make a Boxy Home Office into a Dream Work Space?

For one nursing professor in Woburn, the solution was striped wallpaper, glamorous accents, and help from designer Robin Gannon.