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Photos: Boston Magazine’s Top Places to Live

Check out scenes from the April 4, 2018, event at the Boston Design Center.


On Wednesday, April 4, 2018, over 150 home industry professionals gathered at the Boston Design Center for Boston magazine’s annual Top Places to Live event, to kick-off Boston Design Week and celebrate the March real estate issue. Associate Editor, Madeline Bilis, moderated a panel of experts including Ed McDonald of Salem Five Bank, Chris Rapczynski of Sleeping Dog Properties, Inc. Sonja B. Selami of The Law Offices of Sonja B Selami, PC, and Dan Walsh of William Raveis Real Estate.

Panelists discussed how to find the best deals in Boston’s red-hot real estate market, from saving money while renovating fixer-uppers to putting your best foot forward in bidding wars. Throughout the evening guests networked with local tastemakers and enjoyed delicious hors d’oeuvres from La Bonne Maison Catering and wine from Barton & Guestier. Entertainment Specialists provided partygoers with a delightful jazz duo, while special prizes were awarded to a few lucky winners, including an iPad from William Raveis Real Estate and free workspace from The Yard: Back Bay. Everybody departed with an exclusive gift from Jarvis Appliance Inc.

Photos by Melissa Ostrow

The beautiful Mediterranean spread by La Bonne Maison

David Friend and Rachel Ryan from William Raveis Real Estate, Official Realtor® of the Boston Red Sox

Barton & Guestier’s Sparkling Blanc de Blanc

Ashley Bernon and Michael Blanchard from the Law Offices of Sonja B. Selami

Expert panelists Ed McDonald of Salem Five Bank, Sonja B. Selami of the Law Offices of Sonja B. Selami, Madeline Bilis of Boston magazine, Chris Rapczynski of Sleeping Dog Properties, Inc. and Dan Walsh of William Raveis Real Estate

Special departing gifts sponsored by Jarvis Appliance

Gigi Howell and Diane Sullivan from Coldwell Banker show off their prizes from The Yard: Back Bay

Matt Rapczynski and Chris Rapczynski of Sleeping Dog Properties, Inc.

For more event highlights, check out the full event album here! Also, follow Boston magazine Events on Facebook and Instagram for future events and other happenings around the city at @bostonmagevents.