May Headlines

Rose + Patio Season =

The Perfect Blend

While we’re excited all the Beer Gardens have been saved and will live to see another year popping up around Boston, we’re even more thrilled to see a Winery pop up amongst them! This May City Winery will open it’s first outdoor pop-up wine garden on the Greenway’s Dewey Square! Open 4 days a week (Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday) from May through October - Bostonian’s can finally flip the script and be a place ‘where the wine flows like beer’.

- JJ

BDYSQD

The Esplanade is in full bloom, and it’s my favorite time of year to take advantage of one of our cities most scenic running paths. That being said, I’ve been a bit off my running game due to a hip injury I’ve been dealing with the last two years. I was referred by a friend to BDY SQD on Newbury Street (they also recently opened a second location in Ink Block) and it has been exactly what the doctor ordered. Their services focus on one-on-one stretch sessions, individual infrared saunas, and NormaTec Boots, to give your body the full reset it needs in between all of our yoga, Barrys, Soul-Cycle (the list goes on) workouts. BDY SQD has already gotten me back running along the Esplanade, and completely changed my stretch routine so I don’t have to take a 2 year hiatus again.

-JD

Jana Rago Studios

With the Spring always comes a busy social calendar, and that’s where Jana Rago comes in. The seasoned runway stylist has just opened the doors to her own studio on Newbury Street this April, upping the Salon game in Boston’s Back Bay. Known for her work with some of Hollywood’s most beautiful faces, such as GiGi Haddad, Barbara Palvin, Kendall Jenner, and many more, we know we’d gladly add our name to her clientele list. - JJ

All about that Dough Life

Say hello to your newest sweet treat addiction. With a dozen different flavors to choose from, the edible cookie dough shop, Dough Life, has just opened up their latest location at the Cambridgeside Galleria Mall just in time for summer. They have two additional locations in Massachusetts at the Braintree and Holyoke Malls, so you no longer need to just lick the spoon. From their fun flavors like “S’more Please” and “Monster M&M” to the good old fashioned “Classic Chip”, you definitely don’t want to miss out on this new, yet old, sweet trend. Who has the time to wait for cookies to bake anyways these days? - JJ

A Night at the Museum

There’s no shortage of events taking place at the Museum of Fine Arts this spring. A few that we’re looking forward to include the Gender Bender Exhibit (now - August 25th), covering the rich history of fashion disrupting, blurring, and redefining conventions and expectations around the relationship between gender and dress; and the Frida Khalo and Arte Popular exhibit (now - June 19th) is definitely on the to do list. Last but not least, the MFA’s Summer Party on June 8th is one of the city’s hottest blacktie events of the season. The stylish event taking place in the Shapiro Family Courtyard is hosted by the MFA’s Museum Council to benefit exhibitions and community programs at the museum. - JG

Library Libations

Book worms rejoice, you can now pull up a barstool and sip the classic Tequila Mockingbird. Or you could indulge in the Catcher In The Rye, while also reading the classic novel. Located inside of the Boston Public Library and opening on May 21, the Map Room Tea Lounge is a brand new cocktail lounge featuring drinks inspired by the famous novels that occupy the shelves of our city’s historic landmark. Along with tea-focused cocktails, the Map Room Tea Lounge will feature tea leaf readings on Wednesdays. In addition to the new cocktail lounge, BPL’s courtyard area also recently completed renovations just in time for spring so be sure to grab a cocktail or afternoon tea with your next literary adventure. - JJ