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6 Must-Try March Events to Enliven Your Spring Spirits

By Michael McCarthy | March 1, 2021 | Culture Events Migration


PHOTO: COURTESY OF RAFFLES HOTEL & RESIDENCES

From a new wellness club in Wellesley to luxe living in Back Bay, the month ahead offers the first exceptional flings of spring.

LIVE
In roughly a year, the 35-story, $400 million Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel & Residences, the first for the brand in North America, will begin its VIP reign in Back Bay—but buying starts now for 146 living spaces. The luxe address will feature pied-a-terre suites, one- to three-bedroom homes and penthouses. Residents will have priority access to all services and amenities provided by Raffles Hotel & Residences. The mixed-use property will feature six food venues, a spa with a 20-meter indoor pool and fitness club, and a rooftop garden and lounge. Buying starts soon. 40 Trinity Place, rafflesresidencesboston.com


PHOTO: BY ADRIAN MOTROC/UNSPLASH

PAMPER
Ardan Medspa & Salon recently launched its Ardan Wellness Club, with a focus on diet, skincare, mindfulness and spirituality. It will run through the end of April. As part of this program, Ardan also will host fitness classes, live chats about the benefits of heat and cold, and discussions about the wonders of hydration and herbs. Also, look for an exclusive pop-up with renowned healer and personal energy curator Laura Corrigan, whose techniques include acupuncture, moxa therapy, gua sha, craniosacral therapy, medical qi gong and reiki. 72 Central St., Wellesley, Mass., 781.235.7788, ardanspa.com

PLAN
New England Modern (Gibbs Smith) spotlights a who’s who of Boston’s finest interior designers. Renowned talents like Dee Elms, Paula Daher, Ana Donohue and Rachel Reider were assembled by writer Jaci Conry for the new tome. The sumptuous rooms are captured by photographer Michael J. Lee, providing endless inspiration for spring and summer home projects.


PHOTO: COURTESY OF DOVE AND DONKEY
Pictured above, Dove and Donkey co-founders Jadine Greenaway and Sheila Galligan.

SHOP
Nic+Zoe, located in Chestnut Hill and Hingham, celebrates 15 years this month, and Dorian Lightbown, the brand’s founder and chief creative officer, will curate a list of the 15 most adored pieces over the years. The Rhode Island School of Design grad also will showcase the beloved boutique’s quintessential prints. 199 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill, Mass., 617. 527.2025; 94 Derby St., Ste. 249, Hingham, Mass., 781.374.7009, nicandzoe.com

DISCOVER
Dove and Donkey, a pop-up hit over the holidays, has opened its second iteration at The Street Chestnut Hill. Founded by local tastemakers Jadine Greenaway and Sheila Galligan, the boutique features curated gems for the home, including alpaca throw blankets from Peru, handblown glass from Appalachia, robes from Argentina and handmade palm baskets from Mexico. 33 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill, Mass., doveanddonkey.com


PHOTO: BY DEE RAHA

STAY
When it seems winter will never end and you simply need a night to indulge (safely) in the company of dear friends, the Westin Copley Place, Boston has a solution: the New Year, New You, Same Crew package. Available through the end of the month, up to four guests can stay in the 2,700-square-foot, two-bedroom presidential suite, enjoy a gourmet dinner and make spring fashion picks while personal shoppers from Jimmy Choo, Burberry and Neiman Marcus swing by the suite—or visit the stores for a private appointment. 10 Huntington Ave., 617.262.9600, marriott.com



Photography by: From top to bottom, photos courtesy of Raffles & Residences; Adrian Motroc/Unsplash; Dove and Donkey; Dee Raha.