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  • Food & Drink

    Yvonne's
    Diego Navarro

    New Restaurant

    Yvonne's

    For jaded Bostonians, a restaurant with nightclub-chic good looks engenders a sinking feeling: “Here be mediocre food and drink.”

    2 Winter Place, Boston (617-267-0047) yvonnesboston.com
  • Bars & Clubs

    Hojoko
    Diego Navarro

    New Addition

    Hojoko

    The “Ho-Jo” wink in its name captures the playfulness of this captivatingly camp hangout inside the Cali rock-inspired Verb Hotel, once a humble Howard Johnson that housed a tired Tiki bar.

    1271 Boylston St., Boston (617-670-0507) hojokoboston.com 
  • Arts & Entertainment

    Worshipper
    James Jay Fortin

    Band

    Worshipper

    This locally forged supergroup—which includes former members of Mellow Bravo, Township, Bang Camaro, the Dirty Truckers and Cult 45—raged onto the metal scene last year as a force to be reckoned with.

  • People & Places

    Boston Public Market
    Chuck Choi

    New Addition

    Boston Public Market

    No wonder crowds have been a constant at the year-round indoor farmers market that houses dozens of local vendors above the Haymarket T station.

    100 Hanover St., Boston (617-973-4909) bostonpublicmarket.org
  • Goods & Services

    Brookline Booksmith
    Nicole Popma

    Bookstore

    Brookline Booksmith

    The book clubs, small-press titles and award-winning kids section tell only part of the story at Coolidge Corner’s indie mainstay.

    279 Harvard St., Brookline (617-566-6660) brooklinebooksmith.com
  • Fashion

    Joelle Jean-Fontaine
    Daniel Irvin

    Clothing Designer

    Joelle Jean-Fontaine

    The granddaughter of a seamstress and a leather worker, designer Joelle Jean-Fontaine draws upon her Haitian heritage as inspiration for her Kréyol clothing line.

  • Beauty & Health

    George Foreman III

    Fitness Guru

    George Foreman III

    Bobbing and weaving with the ever-changing fitness industry, George Foreman III has once again KO’d Boston’s workout scene.

    15 Channel Center, Boston (857-250-4140); EBF @ GymIt, 36 Arlington St., Watertown (617-923-4441); everybodyfights.com 
  • Weddings

    9OFS

    Reception Venue

    9OFS

    With its stunning skyline views, tree-lined lawn and tranquil reflecting pool, 9OFS is an oasis in the heart of the Hub, sitting high atop the Financial District.

    1 Federal St., Boston (617-482-9338) 9ofs.com

Contributing writers: Alexandra Cavallo (Arts + Entertainment), Cheryl Fenton (Fashion, Beauty + Health), Scott Kearnan (Bars + Clubs, Food + Drink), MC Slim JB (Bars + Clubs, Food + Drink), Katie Flynn Schwartz (Fashion, Goods + Services), Carley Thornell (Weddings), Adam Tokarz (Goods + Services)

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