Best Services in Boston 2003

Beauty and Wellness

2003 Best Facial

Just about any facial you receive at Grettacole will be head and shoulders above the rest in town. But those at the hands of Katerina Kolokotronis are nothing short of...

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2003 Best Botox

The Botox frenzy—you know, the one that has everyone and her mother running off to unwrinkle their brows with Botox injections—belies one important truth: The treatment may be easy, fast,...

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2003 Best Massage

You don’t have to belong to the Sports Club/LA to experience the stress-relieving, muscle-soothing magic of a massage by Maggie Kesler at the health club’s on-site Splash Spa. Of course,...

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2003 Best Day Spa

Let the soothing cup of honey-laced tea in the eucalyptus steam room be your first clue: Bella Santé is serious about relaxation. Cell phones are banished from the plush-but-minimalist space,...

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2003 Best Music, Used

When you’re looking for used vinyl, hit Looney Tunes in Cambridge. Want psychedelic CDs? Try Twisted Village in Harvard Square. But for an all-around selection of great used stuff, Disc...

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2003 Best Boutique Hotel

Posh boutique hotels have been sprouting up with Starbucks-like ferocity. But for the ultimate experience in luxury and style, nothing in Boston compares to Nine Zero. Credit the staff’s unerring...

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2003 Best Shoe Repair

There are more than 70 shoe repair joints in Greater Boston; picking the finest involves a little legwork. Why this particular shop—and for a second year in a row? Armenian-born...

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2003 Best Tailor

This year, we decided two-time winner Lyudmila Sletkova and her team at Best Fit should be put to the test before capturing the prize once more from the crowded field...

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2003 Best Interior Designer

An interior designer would call it classic modernism; we call it sleekness without pretense. However you describe Dennis Duffy’s characteristic geometric lines and striking color combinations, you’d know them in...

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2003 Best Used Bookstore

The Avenue Victor Hugo Bookshop is still unpacking from its move up the block. Even so, there’s a comfortable slovenliness in the remaining unopened boxes, a librarian’s jumble that reminds...

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2003 Best Movers

Ask almost anyone to name the milestones in life they hate most, and moving invariably ends up in the top five. The experts at Nick’s prove that even the most...

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2003 Best Framer

It’s not essential that the people at a frame shop remember your name and your artwork on only your second visit. Or that the shop’s employees occasionally volunteer cheaper, do-it-yourself...

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2003 Best Dry Cleaner

With reports out almost daily about the dangers of chemical cleaning solvents (perchloroethylene, for example, has been linked to liver damage and cancer), the organic and biodegradable cleaning methods at...

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2003 Best Pet Care

Need someone to look after your critters? While you’re away, DoggieDay will walk Spot four times a day, clean Fifi’s litter box, grab your mail, water your plants, inject your...

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2003 Best Florist

Floral innovation is in full bloom at Artemisia, the downtown showcase for arrangements that run from delicately tied bundles of tiny daisies to huge, sweeping bunches of irises, roses, and...

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Health and Fitness

2003 Best Yoga Instructor

In characteristic Baptiste Power Yoga fashion, the temperature during Glen Cunningham’s methodical Vinyasa-style classes is set to a steamy 90 degrees (though the room feels much hotter). But the unique...

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2003 Best Health Club

The Sports Club/LA has staked its claim as the city’s most exclusive urban country club. Members have full use of the seemingly countless treadmills, free weights, basketball and squash courts,...

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2003 Best Gym

Somewhere between the grunting at Mike’s Gym II and the primping at Sports Club/LA falls Fitcorp’s new Prudential Center location, which strikes just the right balance of sweating and socializing....

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