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Welcome the End of Winter With Fresh Flowers, Rosy Skin and a Whole New Look for Your Home

Carissa Dunlap, Monica Petrucci and Andrea Williams | March 5, 2020 | Lifestyle


Sowa’s So Beautiful! South of Washington just got a whole lot chicer thanks to the addition of two new boutiques, Stitch and Tickle and The Vintage Garden. At Stitch and Tickle, score a handmade leather bag designed and created by owner Sophie Truong or pick up some of the dazzling, one-of-a-kind home accessories. Next, head over to The Vintage Garden’s new location and test out your green thumb at a hands-on floral design workshop led by owner Cristina Lupica. By Andrea Williams


The Rise of Joshua Janson When Joshua Janson met legendary interior designer Susan Symonds, his entire path changed. “I gained immeasurable experience from her about furniture selection, color coordination, upholstery, window treatments, antiques, art history and much more.” This year he’s transitioned from protégé to owner of his eponymous company. “My strange, fortunate and fun-filled life has taken me to fabulous private clubs, magnificent gilded-era homes and marvelous hotels across the globe,” he says. “With that experience, you start to gain an innate understanding of what makes a space fabulous, yet livable and comfortable. That is the skill set I am able to bring to my clients.” His business provides comprehensive project management from furniture selection to architectural design, from draperies to plumbing, and from auction consulting to construction. By Andrea Williams


Seaside Spectacle Revere Beach is getting some massive star wattage with Dryft—an Italian restaurant on Ocean Avenue from Michael Aldi, whose other properties include Pier 6 and Reelhouse. “Guests can expect a thoughtful, flavorful and eclectic menu. Drawing from multiple cuisines, there is a bit of everything and will leave no guest dissatisfied,” Aldi says. With executive chef Adriano Silva at the helm, the menu features a raw bar and classic New England seafood dishes in addition to pasta and pizza. The 140-seat space also boasts picturesque views overlooking the ocean. 500 Ocean Ave, Revere, 781.629.1842, By Carissa Dunlap


Faux Glow It’s that time of the year again—the calendar says spring is coming, but our skin says it’s still the dead of winter. Enter Glow Boss, a mobile tanning service created by young entrepreneur Carly Frei from her dorm room in 2018. With a location now in Boston, you can get a perfect tan from the comfort of your own home, without the harmful effects of tanning beds or sun damage. Plus, all the products are organic and vegan. Sounds perfect, right? “There isn’t a more rewarding feeling than giving someone confidence,” says Frei. By Monica Petrucci

Photography by: Somerby Jones; Courtesy of Joshua Janson; by l.t. Rayne Photography; by