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Our Boston Top 10: Merida’s Hometown Picks

To kick off Boston Design Week, we asked our team for their favorite things to do, see and savor while in town. Of course first on the list is our new studio in the Boston Design Center – a must-see!

1.) Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, a Venetian palazzo in Fenway filled with textiles, as well as fine and decorative art, which Mrs. Gardner personally collected from all over the world. Linger in the magnificent courtyard, an oasis in the city.

 - Brittany Stephenson, Inside Sales

2.) Yankee Lobster Co. on the Boston waterfront, walking distance from our showroom at the Boston Design Center. The best lobstah' roll anywhere!

 - Bob Margies, Service and Installation Director

3.) The Boston Public Garden, the Arnold Arboretum, The Emerald Necklace… so many beautiful green spaces where Boston connects with nature (thanks to the vision of Frederick Law Olmstead).   

- Josh Bogart, Business Development Manager

4.) The Beat Hotel, an underground speakeasy in Harvard Square that serves up craft cocktails and live jazz with a twist: the house band turns contemporary hits into jazz classics.

- Marisa D’Alotto, Inside Sales  

5.) The North End, Boston's Little Italy and oldest residential neighborhood. Enjoy a plate of homemade pasta, followed by a cannoli at Mike's Pastry shop. A carb-filled evening and a romantic place to stroll around.

 - Pauline King, Business Development Manager, Southeast

6.) Casa Romero, a Mexican hideaway that you access through a cobblestone alley in Boston’s Back Bay. Order a Romerita, their signature margarita made with a splash of Green Chartreuse.

- Kip Howard, Business Development Manager, New York

7.) Jacob Wirth’s, a historic beer hall in the theater district with a traditional German menu and Friday evening sing-a-longs. As old-school Boston as it gets.  

- Siobhan Kelley, Director of Business Development 


8.) Boston Celtics games at the Boston Garden. Though I’m a Toronto Raptors fan, it’s hard not to cheer for the hometown team – the “Franchise” to beat” –  with an important history of breaking down cultural barriers. 

- Mihir Shah, Inside Sales, Boston

9.) The Sinclair in Harvard Square, a great music venue in Cambridge with a lovely roof deck for a pre-show cocktail. 

- Joni Mullen, Sales Support Manager

10.) Biking along the Charles River on a spring morning. Is it spring yet?

 - Bob Segal, CFO

*In Boston for Boston Design Week and want to visit our showroom? Come on in! We're located at 1 Design Center Place, Suite 330. Boston, MA 02210

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