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From Cinematic Glory To a Nantucket Jaunt, Autumn Offers Plenty of New Safe Diversions in the Region

By Michael McCarthy | October 30, 2020 | Food & Drink Style & Beauty Travel



A trek to the Greek Isles might be hard to pull off this fall, but the new Krasi Meze + Wine in Back Bay at least provides the culinary fix. Located in the renowned Cafe Jaffa, the meze and wine bar is the creation of owner and chef Theo Tsilipano. Look for an extensive wine list, classic Greek souvla, baked breads and a Greek spin on New England charcuterie. 48 Gloucester St., 617.536.0230,



The recently christened 14-room Life House on Nantucket makes an autumn visit hard to resist. The reimagined space, located in a coastal Federal-style mansion (circa 1830), includes a communal living room, spacious kitchen and a lush garden lounge with daybeds. Guests will find Diptyque scents, Le Labo bath products and Revival luxury linens. From $372, 10 Cliff Road, Nantucket, 866.466.7534,



Nothing hampers the creative spirit, which could be the theme for anyone involved in filmmaking right now. The Boston Women’s Film Festival—dedicated to presenting movies directed by women—goes virtual this month, proving the best life-altering storytelling goes on forever. Oct. 8-18,



When on Nantucket this fall, don’t miss Dawn, a new fashion and home boutique offering everything from mens- and womenswear to home goods. The shop features more than 100 brands, including PAPER London, Bond-Eye and William Yeoward. We also love Nantucket’s Respoke and its espadrilles, crafted from authenticated designer silk scarves (think Gucci and Hermès) in La Rioja, Spain. Dawn, 2 Harbor Square, Nantucket, 508.901.5406,; Respoke, 41 Straight Wharf, Nantucket, 508.413.3221,


Photography by: Courtesy of Krasi Meze + Wine Bar; Courtesy of Life House; By Vladimir Fedotov; By Read McKendree