Scooters Go Green outfits customers with powerful, fuel-conserving, and chic two-wheelers. The brainchild of Genuine Scooter Company, the Buddy International 150cc teams modern scooting technology with vintage Euro-inspired looks. Each model propels passengers with 150 cubic centimeters of cylinder muscle, flaunting a two-year unlimited-mile warranty with two years of roadside assistance, top speeds of more than 60 mph, and a fuel efficiency of more than 90 mpg. The Saint Tropez model features front-disc and rear-drum braking, automatic transmission, and a two-tone blue paint job. Alternately, the burgundy and crème hues on the Pamplona catch eyes and the Italia model sports muted green tones and tubeless whitewall tires that zip across manhole covers and discarded banana peels with confidence.
Before makeup artist Courtney Shepatin landed in the pages of Vanity Fair, she had distinguished herself as an industry leader. Among various accomplishments, she has worked with Cameron Diaz, Robert De Niro, and Broadway star Albert Finney, drawn praise from Boston Common, and created her own skincare line, Shamanuti, which Stuff Magazine lauded as “the best of the farmers’ market in a Hermes bottle.”
At her eponymous spa, Courtney conditions clients' skin. She purifies complexions with facials and sloughs off dull cells with chemical peels or alligator pelts. To diminish signs of aging, she glides an ultrasound device across skin and spurs cell regeneration.
Prohibition was over, and the Burns brothers were ready to capitalize. The store they opened in 1936, the Burns Brothers Liquor Shop, has since operated as a market, a butcher shop, and a liquor store, and today its current owner Steve Neidhardt maintains the focus on selling fine wines and gourmet meats and groceries. Steve stocks Eastside Wines and Market with more than 450 different bottles of wine from all over the world, priced modestly at $10–$20 per bottle. He also carries craft beers, liquors, and single-malt whiskeys, with a selection of seasonal beers that rotates like a ballerina strapped to a ferris wheel. A longtime lover of vino, Steve studied at Boston University’s Elizabeth Bishop Wine Resource Center, earning a Wine Studies Level 3 certification. He shares his knowledge with the public during wine tastings and in private during tastings and catering for corporate events or special occasions. Eastside Wines and Market also delivers so that customers don’t have to leave to get snacks in the middle of a suspenseful weather forecast.
The Habit owners seek out clothes and accessories from burgeoning fashion designers to help their clientele find unique pieces that fit their personal styles. Colorful dresses, sharp jackets, and denim from top brands such as Jack by BB Dakota, Denimocracy, and Nally & Millie fill the shop's racks, tempting shoppers to try on new outfits and discover a look they might not have known about. The store's mission of advocating emerging fashions doesn't stop with women's fashion; they also carry household accessories and jewelry made by local crafters from melted down state championship trophies.
For Annissa Essaibi George, sewing has not just been a lifelong passion, but also a means of getting what she wants. At age 6, her mother taught her to sew so that she could make her Barbie a new outfit. In college, she and her roommate stitched together scrunchies, selling them to fund take-out and nights out. She even designed her own wedding dress. Today, sewing is the fuel behind her business, through which she furnishes sewers and knitters with the supplies to craft their projects and the skills they need to clothe every statue in the park. Annissa's pink-walled shop houses patterns, fabrics, knitting kits, and cubbies overflowing with polychromatic spools of yarn. Classes run on a five-day schedule and cover such stitching styles as knitting, crocheting, and pattern sewing for crafters of all levels.