Stylish Bostonians

// 2015 Most Stylish Bostonians

From fashionistas to legal scholars, these tastemakers reveal how they set the city’s trends.

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Giancarlo Guerrero leads the BSO, Laila Robins, Mary Wilson, the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, and the Choir of St. Paul’s, Harvard Square, at Symphony Hall Thursday night.

Music Review

Bernstein centenary returns ‘Kaddish’ to Symphony Hall

The BSO kicks off its observance of the composer-conductor’s centenary.

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Three Grammy winners to receive honorary doctorates at Berklee commencement

All three will receive honorary Doctor of Music degrees from Berklee College of Music at its commencement May 12.

“Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” on TBS stars the Canadian comedian.

TV Critic’s Corner

The women of Wednesday

Wednesday nights have come to serve as a kind of regulating mechanism for our all-male household.

Eat Your Words with 826 Boston

Feed your soul and your face on March 26, when 826 Boston hosts the Eat Your Words benefit, an event featuring an eclectic mix of the city’s many flavors.

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Fertility treatments lead to harsh consequences

After years of treatments, this couple has a mountain of debt.

Casey Affleck replaced as Oscar host amid #MeToo outcry

The “Manchester By the Sea” actor was not invited back this year, and Jennifer Lawrence stepped in alongside Jodie Foster to ensure the ceremony went on smoothly.

Pink flower pouch dress layered over a separate yellow flower pouch skirt.

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Kaitlyn Kiley

From lace and tulle to leather and plastic, 24-year-old fashion designer Kaitlyn Kiley does it all. Kiley updates her Instagram feed with in-progress and finished works to share with the world.

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Amy Weeks

The 26-year-old Cape Cod artist uses free-flowing, expressionist style to create drawings and paintings that are both raw and vivid.

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Ashlee Beadle

Oodles of doodles fill the nstagram feed of 22-year old Ashlee Beadle, of Beverly, Massachusetts.

The Seaport Hotel’s Action Kitchen hosts a feast spotlighting Thomas Jefferson’s favorite dishes, including this Jefferson-inspired asparagus.

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Feast like a founding father

The Seaport Hotel’s Action Kitchen hosts a feast spotlighting Thomas Jefferson’s favorite dishes.

Thomas Adès leads violinist Augustin Hadelich and the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall Thursday.

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At BSO, Adès and Hadelich open ears with revelatory Ligeti 

Thomas Adès led the BSO in works by himself, Beethoven, Stravinsky, and Ligeti. 


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Kate Tangney

As any parent can likely attest, having kids and starting a family changes your life on so many levels, but on others, not so much.

Andris Nelsons leads Susan Graham, Boston Symphony Orchestra, women of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, and children’s choir in Mahler’s Symphony No. 3.

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At BSO, Mahler’s epic nature-symphony takes wing

On Thursday night, Andris Nelsons led a potent performance of the Third Symphony. 

Recipe: Miso ginger salad dressing

Miso ginger salad dressing for your grain bowl.

Mailmen Joe Giordano (left) and Chris Kostaras, at the Boston store Olives and Grace, for which they appear in “The OG Review.”

Viewers give these postmen stamp of approval

Even by the undiscerning standards of today’s social media landscape, Chris Kostaras and Joe Giordano seem unlikely Internet sensations.

Ask Amy

Should she contact sister she found on DNA website?

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

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Alice Saunders is working on a different canvas

The New Hampshire native sells refurbished tote bags and carryalls at her Somerville-based Forestbound.


Knitter Deanna DeRoucheau has received a warm welcome in Boston

A few years ago, she decided that she needed to move somewhere colder than her native Fresno, Calif.

Chase Del Monte (left), the swaggering supervillain of Chaotic Wrestling, took down Elia Markopoulos during a match at a Woburn Elks Lodge last month.

For just a night, the villain reigns and civility is checked at the door

In a makeshift arena, fans — and wrestlers — can leave behind political correctness and say whatever the hell it is they want.

From left: Emma Pike of Belmont, Alexandra Spiliakos of Lincoln, Georgia Souliotis of New London, N.H., Aris Margosian of Lexington, and Georgina Stavropoulos of Newton.


Carrying on tradition at the Mistletoe Ball

Some 300 guests attended the 71st annual gala at the Fairmont Copley Plaza.

Jason Torres, of Mason, N.H., uses his camera to search for evidence of the Earth’s curvature. He says he hasn’t found any.

For flat-earthers, the logic isn’t circular, but is the reasoning level-headed?

Across the world (not around it) more and more people seem to believe that we live on a flat earth, not a round globe. That notion, of course, makes scientists’ heads spin.

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A review of the week in things

This week it’s small-town Nazis and boughs of horror. Oh, and can we please really “Let It Go”?

Floral-flavored artisanal chocolate bars created by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum with Two Friends Chocolates

Museum shop operators are working overtime

Museum Store Sunday aims to connect shoppers with imaginative holiday offerings, while adding to museums’ bottom line

Ku De Ta opened earlier this month in Dedham’s Legacy Place. The original shop opened in South Boston 11 years ago.


Born in Southie, boutique follows clients to suburbs

Ku De Ta focuses on designer brands like Alex and Ani, Free People, Joe’s Jeans, Mother Denim

Top: Osaretin Ighile’s “Oba Ovonramwen.”

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At Harvard, Wole Soyinka’s collection of African traditional art

Items on display at the Cooper Gallery include masks, vessels, and figures.

Advice from Amy Dickinson


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Seeing Pink, done with Dunham, Bitcoin surge, and more

From flipping out to flipping off, a review of the week in things.

Items for sale at Gogarbaj.


Roving boutique Gogarbaj parks itself

As of this week, it has a permanent two-floor home in South Boston.

Boots available at the Aquatalia pop-up on Newbury Street.


Stylish, chic, and weather-resistant boots from Aquatalia

The luxury footwear brand has popped up at 44 Gloucester St. in the Back bay through March.

“Northern Painting 25” by Lawren Harris.

MFA builds modern art collection

The Museum of Fine Arts has recently acquired paintings by artists Lawren Harris and David Alfaro Siqueiros.

Elburne launches a pop-up at Dedham’s Legacy Place.

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Give your home a holiday lift

The Cape Cod shop Elburne launches a pop-up at Dedham’s Legacy Place with local and ethically sourced home décor.

The city of Newton is at war — over leaf blowers

With fall leaf cleanup in full swing in a suburb that prizes both pristine lawns and tranquility, incensed neighbors are turning on one another.

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From flipping out to flipping off, a review of the week in things

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A Thanksgiving dinner, with class

Head to the Seaport for a “friendsgiving” cooking lesson at the Seaport Hotel’s Action kitchen

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Curated cool

The industry darlings behind Opening Ceremony label visit Saks in Boston.

Stuart and Barry Segel are opening a new Mr. Sid at the One Seaport development.


Shopping for a new generation of shoppers

Newton’s Mr. Sid, the 50-year-old, family-run men’s clothier, is planning a smaller sibling at the One Seaport development.

Belmont, Ma., 10/27/17, Pavlina Atanasova, decorates a clients house for Halloween.

No time for Halloween prep? Now that’s truly scary

With pressure mounting to produce a social-media worthy display, Halloween whisperers are earning big bucks.

John Relyea (left) and Paul Groves perform with the BSO under the direction of Charles Dutoit at Symphony Hall Thursday night.

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At Symphony Hall, a Faustian bargain 

On Thursday night, Charles Dutoit led the BSO in Berlioz’s “The Damnation of Faust.”

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Neha Singh

Originally from Bangalore, India, Singh now works as a software engineer in Boston.


In the pink

Retailer toasts 70th anniversary with capsule collection

Eastern Standard staffer Scott Archer.

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On Halloween, resurrect the Rat

Visit Eastern Standard on Halloween for a Rumble at the Rat industry party, when the restaurant channels late, lamented neighborhood rock venue the Rathskeller.

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David Reyes

Reyes didn’t really start taking photography seriously until he moved to Boston from Mexico in spring 2014.

Athanasius Kircher’s “Mundus Subterraneus,” c. 1665.

Art Review

At the BPL, maps of things otherwise unseen

“Beneath Our Feet” examines how we look at what’s underground and under the ocean.


Taking a shine to the family business

Lexi and Taylor Lombara run a jewelry company with their mother, Lia Lombara.

Boston, MA - 10/17/2017 - Photos of traffic in Boston and the impact it's having on tour companies, like the Duck Boat Tours which are regularly stuck in traffic. Pictured is a Duck Boat approaching Leverett Circle. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Lifestyle, Reporter: Beth Teitell Mandl, Topic: 19traffictours, LOID: 8.3.4054659081.

Boston’s traffic is becoming a tourism nightmare

Every sightseeing firm contacted by the Globe has made or is mulling changes to deal with endless rush hour.

Marshfield, MA - 6/26/2017 - Old Rexhame Beach A controversy ensues about which residents, in the Rexhame Terrace subdivision of Marshfield, have the right to use certain private streets and the private beach. Earlier in the morning, Barbara Bennett (cq) (not shown) appeared in Plymouth District Court for a pretrial status hearing. Her charges stem from her alleged act of releasing two pit bulls on her neighbor Kathy Lavrentios (cq). Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Topic: rexhameterrace Reporter: Dugan Arnett

Beneath picturesque surface, a neighborhood at war

Paradise is subjective, of course, but a good case could be made for Old Rexhame Terrace in Marshfield.