The employees of Market Basket

2014 Bostonians of the Year: Market Basket employees

The grocery chain’s 25,000 workers highlighted that a company formula of low prices and good wages can succeed.

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Villa Mexico to reopen in Boston

Burrito joint Villa Mexico will reopen in the Financial District in spring 2015, says co-owner Bessie King.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/10/BostonGlobe.com/Travel/Images/travelsmall-001.jpg What’s in my suitcase? Holiday edition

Here’s what’s in travel writer Christopher Muther’s suitcase this holiday season.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/22/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/dinnerlab.jpg Dinner Lab launches in Boston

Dinner Lab is a national, members-only culinary pop-up that helps rising chefs gain exposure.

sips

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/16/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Advance/Images/21sipsSilo.jpg Fifth generation Portuguese winemaker earns accolades

Filipa Pato is crafting lovely, distinctive reds from a grape called baga, for which her region of Bairrada is known.

style

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/18/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Advance/Images/BananaRep%20crystal%20earrings%20copy.jpg Party on in a little sparkle

Ring in the new year with faux fur and a little sparkle.

the one thing

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/18/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/PopUp%20FlasksSILO.jpg Preppy handbook

Boston native Matt Tara, who helms local brand Tucker Blair, has set up a holiday pop-up shop.

Coin-operated animatronic band at the Tinkertown Museum in Sandia Park.

Eric Doyle for The Boston Globe

Gems on the Turquoise Trail of New Mexico

Traversing the Turquoise Trail reveals a lot about this central region of New Mexico and the people who call it home.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/16/BostonGlobe.com/Travel/Images/silCollette%20family%20FDSC_4289.jpg How to vacation with a teenager

In an age when teenagers are hovered over, travel companies are catering to families by maintaining a little distance.

fashion

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/18/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/Jim_at_work_jpeg_for_printing.jpg Jim Wagner’s last day at the JFK Presidential Library & Museum

The museum specialist, who turned his personal affection for the Kennedys into protection of their legacy, said he leaves the job unfinished.

Gift guide

special section

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/11/26/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/p26_Twoolies-3684--90x90.jpg Holiday gift guide

A complete guide on where to find the best music gifts, DVDs, books, and more.

Holiday style

Holiday Style

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/11/21/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/contents-1623--90x90.jpg What to wear to a holiday party? 17 outfit ideas

From fancy to casual, these looks are fresh, simple, and chic.

Food & dining

For a catered party in Cohasset, Kate’s Table prepared marshmallows dipped in chocolate on a bed of graham cracker crumbs.

An amazing party is all in the details

Whether you call a caterer or plan a DIY affair, for many hosts, a holiday celebration can bring stress. Make a budget and lean on checklists.

Design New England