Goods & Services

  • Plant Shop


    City dwellers can instantly add life to their digs with a visit to Niche, which offers a diverse selection of perennials, herbs, annuals and vegetables...

    Niche Photo Credit: Holly Rike
  • Bookstore

    Brookline Booksmith

    This Coolidge Corner mainstay has been “dedicated to the fine art of browsing” for more than half a century...

  • Children's Store


    When Barcelona-born Astrid Motsenigos realized she couldn’t find the same “beautiful, everyday items” for her daughter locally that she could while traveling...

    CouCou Photo Credit: Meghan Marin
  • Floral Studio

    Laura Jean Floral

    No two posies are the same—and neither are the arrangements from this Cambridge studio, which sources from local farms and personalizes each design...

  • Furniture Store

    Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

    From clean-lined dining tables and gleaming bar carts to curvy sectionals and tufted upholstered beds, the furnishings at this 10,000-square-foot Back Bay store are sleek...

  • Gift Shop


    Browsing this Beacon Hill boutique feels like shopping the abode of your effortlessly stylish BFF—if your friend happened to be a European jet-setter...

    Ouimillie Photo Credit: Alan Evans
  • Green Team

    Bootstrap Compost

    It’s easy being green with a subscription to Bootstrap Compost, a Boston-based service that’s diverted nearly two million pounds of waste from landfills...

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  • Home Decor Store

    Modern Relik

    Modern Relik’s 5,000-square-foot showroom offers a “marriage of classic and avant-garde,” says owner Meg Kimball, a 20-year interior design specialist...

    Modern Relik Photo Credit: Holly Rike
  • Liquor Store

    Gordon's Boston

    Whether your go-to is liquor, wine or craft beer, you can drink in hundreds of options at Gordon’s new Downtown Crossing outpost...

  • Local Flavor


    You won’t find plush lobsters or Boston baked beans at this charming shop, which stands out amid a sea of more tourist-focused options at Faneuil Hall...

    1630 Photo Credit: Molly Glynn
  • Meal Kit

    Al FreshCo

    This meal kit service blends a trifecta of feel-good ingredients: sustainable packaging, local produce and delivery via bicycle...

    Al FreshCo Photo: Eric Lewandowski
  • Moving Company

    Mozart Moving Company

    Having your TV arrive on time—without any scratches—is usually enough to give a moving company a passing grade...

  • Museum Shop

    The ICA Store

    Forget about merely exiting through the gift shop; the ICA Store is a destination in its own right...

    The ICA Store Photo Credit: Galya Feierman
  • New Addition

    The Local Fare

    Gourmands should gravitate to this Arlington space co-founded by the ladies behind Nutty Life nut-based milks, Kitchen Millie two-bite cookies...

  • One-Stop Shop

    Boston Public Market

    With more than 35 New England vendors, this market offers baked goods, coffee, tea, produce, seafood, cheese, cured meats and more to shoppers...

  • Pet Resort

    The Urban Hound

    The Urban Hound has come a long way from its one-person dog-walking roots...

  • Reason to Dabble in the Occult

    HausWitch Home + Healing

    Channeling Salem’s witchy spirit with a playful feminist flair, this sunlit shop stocks signature spell kits—like Open Window, for banishing negative energy...

    HausWitch Home + Healing Photo Credit: Samara Vise
  • Running Store

    Heartbreak Hill Running Company

    Founded by former Boston College track and field captains, this “all things running” store offers personalized fittings with gait analysis...

    Heartbreak Hill Running Company Photo Credit: Josh Campbell
  • Stationery Shop

    Calliope Paperie

    The art of snail mail is alive and well in Natick thanks to this shop, which stocks stationery with a distinct attitude, much of it locally designed...

  • Tattoo Parlor

    Good Faith Tattoo

    Fear not, first-timers: The name of this Allston shop says it all...