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Founded in 1939 in Cambridge and later in the capital, Savenor's Market (which takes the family name) has established itself as a premium specialty grocer in Massachusetts. The butcher shop supplies ethically raised and locally sourced produce to homes and restaurants across the state. Familiar meats like poultry and lamb share space with exotic varieties like kangaroo and ostrich. The ingeniously-lined collection of organic food, spices and condiments, imported jams, marinades, oils, vinegars and confectionery are of top quality. Their selection of artisan cheeses and charcuterie have garnered global recognition. The quaint Beacon Hill mart caters to serious gourmet cooks including the likes of Barbara Lynch and Michael Schlow, self-proclaimed patrons.
This jeweler, located near the Public Garden, opened in 1796 and is the oldest in the United States. Shreve, Crump and Low sells Rolex watches and other brand names, but is better known for unique items, many of which, surprisingly, are quite reasonably priced. Besides jewelry, the specialties are crystal, china and gifts. This flagship store also offers repairs and appraisals for jewelry and watches. There is another location at The Mall at Chestnut Hill, Newton.
Essentially a restaurant serving charcuterie dishes, the Salty Pig has earned itself many fans. With a simple and unpretentious ambiance, this restaurant proves to be a good bet for casual dining with friends and family. Prosciutto di parma, tarte flambée, insalata di mare and pâté de campagne are some of the dishes on their menu, for which their customers keep coming back. A good range of drinks are also available to go with the extensive meat menu on offer.
A home is an extension of one's personality, and if you're looking for a chic refurbishment of yours, Twelve Chairs is the right place. Classmates and Interior Design graduates Roisin Giese and Miggy Mason join forces to create a thriving business of home furnishings and decor. Built on responsible design, their aesthetic eye combines with their experience in retail to give way to a thoughtful selection of furniture, linen, tableware, lamps and a host of decorative interiors to liven up your personal space.