I caught up with Amanda Maciel Antunes, owner of d.aMa design to ask her about where to go to find great gifts on a budget and what kinds of things make the best gifts. We took a tour of her most loved stores to find some covetable items perfect for giving.
Local artists, photographers, designers and musicians swarmed the Lily Pad in Cambridge last Sunday night to celebrate the launch of a new Boston-based online collaborative arts magazine called Spirited. Boston dandy Mitch Hampton entertained on piano while guests sipped Bols Genever punch and Pretty Things beer, and visiting musicians Faux Fix from New Haven were in attendance to play some new material. There was much fabulous fashion to be had and I narrowed in on three guests I thought had amazing style.
Nathan Johnson, composer and producer
Call me crazy, but a girl can only shop down Newbury so many times. At first, you come to enjoy knowing what to expect. You acquire a sort of familiarity with the area; you come to think of it as your personal shopping territory. But soon, that familiarity turns to boredom, and that boredom turns to restlessness. You wonder: Surely this can't be all that Boston has to offer the fashion savvy, can it?
Fear not, my fashionistas-- Beantown is teeming up with offbeat shops. One of the best- and most fun- ways to ensure consistent outfit uniqueness is to shop vintage. Here are five of our prime finds of vintage-opia: