May 6, 2012 Top Spots to Live

Globe Magazine

The waterfront stretches from the southernmost tip of Dorchester through South Boston, to downtown, the North End, Charlestown, and finally to East Boston. Eighty-five percent of the shore is pedestrian-friendly, part of the groundbreaking public way known as the HarborWalk. The Boston waterfront has arrived

It feels like the newest, coolest, and most vibrant part of the city, pulsating with activity, suddenly crammed with tourists — and even longtime Boston residents. By Tom Keane

Perspective


Saving money by moving from Cambridge to Manchester-by-the-Sea

I couldn’t afford the rents in Cambridge. So how’d I end up in Manchester-by-the-Sea? By Billy Baker

Style Watch


Floral-themed gifts, perfect for Mom

Need a gift idea for Mother’s Day? Bouquets are fleeting, but these flower-patterned goodies bloom eternal. By Marni Elyse Katz

Cooking


A Mother’s Day menu (complete with recipes)

Lemon brightens a cheese ball, risotto, and a cornmeal cake. By Adam Ried

A Restaurant’s Take

Lemon buttermilk pudding with huckleberry sauce from Rendezvouz restaurant in Cambridge. Lemon-buttermilk pudding with huckleberry sauce at Rendezvous

It’s a lemon cloud, smooth and sweet, and the sauce is the perfect complement.

Connections

Don’t let the Charles River dictate whom you date

Our North-South divide: Why are we so afraid of crossing to the other side? By Patrick McVay

Dinner With Cupid


Blind date between history buffs

Will it be the same old story?

On the Block


Homes for sale with stucco exteriors

These options are located in Medford, Hyde Park, and Revere.

Out and About

Boston Common magazine hosted a party at Trade Restaurant with chef/owner Jody Adams and Actress Mena Suvari. Events around town

An actor and a reenactor, plus patrons of the arts--and more.

Your Week Ahead

Marcia Roseme class of 2013 Things to do in and around Boston this week

The Pops celebrates Gershwin, the Harbor Islands ferries get rolling, and MassArt fashion students strut their stuff.

Tales From the City

That pesky Boston accent strikes again

GOT A GREAT STORY? Tell us at tales@globe.com. By Les Taylor

One-Liners

Rachel Dratch on her new book

The Lexington-bred comedian pokes fun at her publicity experiences on Twitter. By Rachel Dratch

Letters

Letters to the editor of The Boston Globe Magazine

This week, letters about free things to do and the standoff between coyotes and cats.