Style destination: Boston
Assistant editor Amanda Etty took one step into this historic city and was instantly charmed by the winding cobblestone streets and storied architecture. A perfect weekend destination, Boston offers plenty to see, do, eat and drink!
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Where to shop
Owner and designer Jill Goldberg has a knack for mixing modern furniture and decor accessories from brands like Oly and Dunes and Duchess with vintage artifacts found at the Brimfield Antique and Collectibles Show, making this shop a design lover’s paradise. 12 Union Park St., hudson-boston.com.
This housewares boutique is owned by Amsterdam native Natalie van Dijk Carpenter, which might explain the shop’s huge selection of European-designed inventory. My favourite find? Shapely ceramic salt and pepper bowls from Pigeon Toe ($54 US ). 1317 Washington St., lekkerhome.com.
Set in a large Parisian-style courtyard, Patch NYC offers the best in boho-chic treasures, including Astier de Villatte tableware from Paris, Pendleton blankets and Waylande Gregory ceramics. The owners, John Ross and Don Carney, are accomplished international artists whose creative spirit is evident throughout the shop. The Courtyard at 46 Waltham St., patchnyc.com.
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Where to eat
South End Buttery
Although it’s known for its excellent coffee, the South End Buttery offers full meals, including breakfast, lunch (or brunch) and dinner. I tried their hearty oatmeal terrine – a recommendation from Style at Home design editor Jessica Waks. 314 Shawmut Ave., southendbuttery.com.
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Where to stay
The Liberty Hotel
Located at the foot of Beacon Hill, the Liberty Hotel was once the Charles Street Jail. Among other preserved historic features are the old jail cells within the hotel lobby bar, as well as the magnificent oversized windows. 215 Charles St., libertyhotel.com.