Best Services in Boston 1998

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Beauty and Wellness

1998 Best Pedicure

The decor is a little confusing— hints of Zen interspersed with furnishings from the Starship Enterprise— but no complaints here. The high-tech pedicure chairs with built-in massager (you control the...

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1998 Best Day Spa

Although we’ve officially gone into mourning with the recent closing of the Spa on Newbury, Guiliano makes us want to throw our black veils to the wind. Whether you’re a...

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1998 Best Waxing

Having someone else yank out your body hair can be, um, intolerable. Even first-time waxes will find it quick and painless— the best two things a waxing can be. Bikini...

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1998 Best Tailor

Sometimes it’s impossible to resist buying something fabulous when the price has plummeted. That’s when your tailor becomes your best friend/ The mark of a great tailor is the ability...

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1998 Best Car Wash

Once or twice a year, lavish love on your buggy with the $30.99 full treatment— an exterior wash and interior cleaning and vacuuming, with all the bells and whistles. The...

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1998 Best Doorman

Maybe it’s because his “Good morning” is warm as toast on your way into the hotel for a 7 a.m. breakfast meeting. Or maybe it’s because he (and the players...

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1998 Best Tour, Guide

Forget the Ducks. The cultural, historic, and aesthetic richness of this city is in safer hands with the likes of Ed Gordon. He’s an architectural buff who likes showing off...

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1998 Best Car Service

From the pleasant people who take reservation to the early-edition daily newspapers, reading lights and phones in each car, Boston Coach has got it covered. Forty dollars will get you...

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1998 Best Movers

These are no lugs from the Cretaceous period. Gentle Giants moving guys are pros, they speak in full sentences, they’re polite (many are college rowers), and they know their way...

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1998 Best Hotel, Intimate

If you want blinking neon welcome signs, uninspiring neutral furnishings, and tasteless room service in an anonymous structure, don’t come here. The four-star Eliot is an intimate and cozy home...

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1998 Best Sailing

Learn to sail in the chaos of Boston Harbor, and you’ll be able to sail almost anywhere in the world. Boston Sailing Center has been teaching novices the sport for...

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1998 Best Marina

The best thing about the most protected marina in Boston Harbor isn’t even the free parking; it’s the location. Proximity to the locks means quick access to the harbor, but...

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1998 Best Adventure, Urban

Nowhere is there a better selection of outdoorsy activities than at the Boston Center for Adult Ed. Learn safety and with supervision all the invigorating, fresh-air passtimes easily accessible to...

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1998 Best Psychic

Rating a medium is tough: interpersonal style is as crucial as wow-ability, and how can you tell is someone is wrong about your future? But we like Nancy’s nurturing approach,...

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1998 Best Bank

Let the big boys fight it out among themselves. For our money, the best deal in town in USTrust. Free checking with no minimum balance. Free checks, even, with some...

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1998 Best Pilates

After a few years of aerobics and step classes, you realize there’s just so much pounding the joints can take. Enter the Pilates method of exercise— a gentle-but-tough way to...

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1998 Best Tai Chi

The excellent teachers here run thoughtful, well-organized classes in the stress-relieving Chinese system of physical exercise, using the Wu style, considered among the closest to the original form. There are...

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