Viewing: Massachusetts

Loews Boston: Ghosts of Boston’s Men in Blue

There are reminders everywhere of Loews Boston Hotel’s original identity: as Boston Police Headquarters from 1926 until 1997. In 2004, the Irish hotel company, Jury’s, purchased and repurposed the “last major Italianate Renaissance Revival building erected in the city” into a luxury hotel. It became a Loews Hotel in 2009. Two large blue lights flank […] Read More

Boston MA: A Terrific Girlfriend Shopping Getaway

Every year, for 18 years, Sara and I have been meeting for a girlfriend “Shop Newbury St. in Boston” getaway. She drives up from Philly, I tool up from Connecticut, and we spend three days popping into shops and stopping for meals from one end of Newbury to another. Eighteen years brings change to commercial […] Read More

Carpe Diem Guesthouse and Spa, Provincetown MA: Updated To Luxe Standards

Carpe Diem owner, Stephen Hooper worked for Donna Karan for over 20 years. His husband, Paul Graves, was a NY attorney. Three years ago, they gave up their high-power jobs and their homes in Brooklyn and upstate NY to establish a life in their “Happy Place,” Provincetown – where they met many years ago. Hooper’s […] Read More

Provincetown MA: The Edge of the World

WHY GO: Provincetown MA on the tip of Cape Cod is buoyant and gay in all definitions of that word. It’s beautiful, fun, spontaneous, and free-spirited: perfect for like-minded souls. Where the parched Pilgrims on the Mayflower originally landed seeking water, and afterwards a maritime and whaling center, Provincetown began to draw actors and artists in the early 1900’s […] Read More

Announcing Launch of Iconic Illustrators Trail, Western Massachusetts, With Discount Ticket Package

ICONIC ILLUSTRATORS TRAIL Western Massachusetts is (and has always been) inundated with artists and writers of all kinds. At the intersection of these two types of creatives are book and magazine illustrators – most famously, Norman Rockwell, Dr. Seuss, and Eric Carle – all who live or were born here. For the first time, three […] Read More

Getaway Mavens Best Lesser Known Art Institutions in the Northeast USA

Think “World Class Art Museums in the Northeast USA” and big city “majors” come to mind: The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, to start. Of course, all of these institutions are worthy of note, and are covered extensively by the press. But there […] Read More

What Should You Do On Nantucket MA? Everything!

WHY GO: Most people come to the island of Nantucket MA for the beaches. Or the boutiques. Or the highly respected cuisine. But Nantucket, 26 miles off the Massachusetts coast – the most remote of all New England islands – is so steeped in history, the whole landmass has been declared a National Historic Landmark. […] Read More

Regatta Inn: An Exceptional Nantucket MA B&B

Though there are dozens of hotels, inns and B&B’s on Nantucket, the Regatta Inn, renovated in 2016, distinguishes itself as an unpretentious luxury establishment a few blocks from the downtown action, with a thoughtfully designed interior, great attention to detail, and a warm, gracious approach to hospitality: all at a surprisingly reasonable rate. Arrive by 4pm, […] Read More

Falmouth MA: Your First Beach Stop on Cape Cod

WHY GO: Falmouth MA, in the extreme southwest corner of Cape Cod, encompasses the tiny burg of Woods Hole – a Getaway Maven hot spot – and the ferry to Martha’s Vineyard – another Maven fave. But there are things to see in Falmouth as well, including a recently renovated Victorian mansion turned art museum, […] Read More

Berkshires MA: Stunning in Every Season

WHY GO: Arlo Guthrie made Alice’s Restaurant famous here. Norman Rockwell lived and composed his iconic Saturday Evening Post covers here. Inexplicably, Herman Melville wrote Moby Dick here, far from any sea, and Edith Wharton designed her own ideal home here. In the summer The Berkshires MA towns are jammed with Tanglewood and Jacob’s Pillow […] Read More

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