From the hallowed field at Fenway Park to the educational havens of Harvard and M.I.T, Boston's history is written across its skyline. The area's nearby waterways allow for mostly unencumbered views of these sights, and guided boat tours let sightseers experience the city in a relaxing way. To this end, Charles Riverboat Company's vessels embark on journeys across the Charles River and Boston Harbor. Architecture tours guided by an expert from Boston by Foot and run together with BSA Space, Boston?s premier cultural institution on architecture and design, and home to the Boston Society of Architects, the tour's captains and crews point out historic sights such as famous buildings or the 100-story kettle used during the Boston Tea Party. Sunset tours offered under the warm glow of the setting sun wind through the river as music plays. Charles Riverboat Company also charters their boats for groups of up to 150.
The friendly staff will answer any and all questions with a professional demeanor that makes unmentionables comfortably mentionable. They are also masters of measurements, so take advantage while in the store. A properly fitting bra can reduce back strain and annoying fractal imprints left behind from too-tight undergarments. Pick up a throng of the comfortable Hanky Panky thongs ($18 apiece), or splurge on an Aubade bra ($127) that feels more like an extension of your body than an article of clothing. Wrap up inside a luxurious Mary Green kimono silk robe ($90), or take this Groupon to bed with an Eberjey pajama set ($110). Tell your girlfriends to grab today's deal so you can take your time browsing for your next favorite pair of underwear with the ladies.
Boston’s Newbury Street is packed with trendy restaurants, expensive shops and high-end beauty salons, but when you descend a few steps below street level into the storefront of international lingerie brand Agent Provocateur, the scenery becomes more akin to someone’s sexy boudoir. The shop, a pink and black affair, is small, but artful displays of slinky lingerie and other intimate accoutrements of the bedroom offer quite an eyeful. Anyone who is a fan of the Fifty Shades books would certainly be at home here. Drawers along the walls promise more intriguing items like masks and whips, and the helpful staff is at hand to offer their expertise with sizes and discreet explanations, if needed.
L.A.-based hipster brand American Apparel is not for the faint of taste. Depending on the season you can find barely there gold bathing suits or a skirt that looks like it was made out of a space-age fabric. The selection of gloves, scarves and T-shirts in a groovy array of colors are the first thing that greets shoppers at this trendy Newbury Street clothing store. Splashes of color and texture in the form of skirts, sweaters and pants are complemented by accessories such as nail polish, umbrellas and backpacks. Small and extra small sizes are plentiful here, which can be frustrating for folks sized M or L. Don't forget to check out the fun lingerie department in the back of the store. American Apparel is sweatshop free, supports fair trade wages, and everything in the store in made in the USA.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking garage
Most popular offering: Fine Jewelry on trend and affordable
Pro Tip: We are easily accessible through public transportation or we are happy to offer validated parking.
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
What sets your business apart from your competition?
We like to offer a small town atmosphere in a big city location. We are very service-centric and enjoy helping our customers find a unique piece of jewelry that they will enjoy for a lifetime. You will not find two pieces that are exactly the same at Bromfield Jewelers; We believe in having the pieces we stock as individual as the people we serve.
What was the inspiration for starting this business?
Each of us brings many years of experience, along with our own flavor for our shared passion: Jewelry.
What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a customer?
We love to see the excitement on the face of a loved one when he or she comes in to thank us for finding such a special piece.
What?s your favorite part about your job?
We love how every day is different.
What began as a small operation out of founder Jennifer Velarde’s studio apartment is now a celebrated handbag business with three stores in two cities, an online boutique, and a slew of media accolades from magazines such as InStyle, Good Housekeeping, and Real Simple. The business owes its proliferation to Velarde’s touted lineup of custom-designed shoulder bags, bridal clutches, and totes. The creative trendsetter also provides her customers with a bevy of fabric swatches and styles so they can create their own designs during in-store or at-home handbag parties.