Wellesley Investment Partners, a wholly owned subsidiary of Wellesley Bank, announced that Michael Fung, CFA has been appointed as chief investment officer and John Balder as global strategist.  Fung has over 20 years of investment experience that includes managing individual client portfolios, building investment strategies, and covering numerous market sectors as an equity analyst. Balder is an accomplished professional who has held positions at The Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the U.S. Department of the Treasury. For more information, please visit www.wellesleyinvestmentpartners.com.

Beauty and Main owner Cathy Varetimos has brought the Fresh® skincare collection back to her Wellesley store, located at 79 Central Street.  Beloved for its luxurious, artisanal products, this Boston- born brand is dedicated to crafting rich, potent skin care, fragrance, and body care products that transform everyday routines into extraordinary rituals. The store is also now carrying the Amika line of hair care products.  The products in this line are like a good friend—straightforward, dependable, and fun to spend time with.  For more information, visit www.beautyandmain.com.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New England, New England’s leading residential real estate brokerage firm, is pleased to announce that Global Luxury® specialist Kathryn Alphas Richlen of Weston ranked as the No. 1 Coldwell Banker® agent in New England out of nearly 4,000 affiliated agents for her 2018 sales accomplishments.  In addition, she earned the Coldwell Banker International Society of Excellence award for 2018 with over $116 million in closed sales volume.  For more information, please visit www.ColdwellBankerHomes.com.

Tyler & Sash is now representing Massachusetts-based textile designer Ellisha Alexina for both retail and trade for the greater Boston area.  Alexina is known for her original interpretation of historic and contemporary pattern references infused with a proprietary technique of hand-blended colors. Tyler & Sash is a unique combination of a full-service window treatment gallery and a design studio specializing in fine fabrics and wallpaper.  You can browse their large selection of fabrics, wallpaper, and Hunter Douglas products in their beautiful showroom located at 540 Washington Street in Wellesley.  For more information, please visit www.tylerandsash.com.

Compass is excited to announce the opening of its Wellesley office at 161 Linden Street, Suite 102 in Linden Square. The Wellesley office is home to 37 of the area’s top real estate agents. This office is the sixth Compass location in Greater Boston and the second in MetroWest.

With 25 years of combined top-producing real estate experience, Lisa Curlett, Maura Dolan, and Tricia Parmele have joined forces at Compass representing clients buying or selling in the Greater Boston area. Clients unanimously say this team epitomizes results-driven professionalism with their energy, authenticity, and integrity. Through their extensive marketplace knowledge, Compass-powered market analytics, and local expertise, the team empowers their clients with valuable information and provides them with a positive and seamless transaction. Get in touch at 781.365.9954.  For more information, please visit www.compass.com.

Genius is the newest energy-based device at Accurate Aesthetics Plastic Surgery. An upgrade from the Infini device, it takes RF Microneedling to a new level. Dr. William LoVerme, the medical director at Lutronic laser company and chief of plastic surgery at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, directs all noninvasive treatments. Genius tightens the skin in a few visits with almost no downtime. It can be combined with other treatments giving Total Skin Solution for tightening; improvement of tone texture; and pigment of face, neck, and décolleté. Visit www.AccurateAesthetics.com.

Stuart Swan, the former owner of Stuart Swan Furniture Company, is now living and working in Williamsburg, Virginia where he sells real estate for Howard Hanna Williamsburg.  If you’re looking for tasteful resort living, add Williamsburg to your retirement considerations.  Enjoy elegant planned communities such as Governor’s Land at Two Rivers Country Club on the banks of the James River.  Choose from several planned communities offering custom homes at prices that are not to be believed in the Northeast.   For more information, email stuartswan36@gmail.com.

Wellesley resident and local classical architect, Patrick Ahearn FAIA, was recently voted Best Architectural and/or Residential Design Company at the 2019 Best of the Vineyard Awards for the sixth consecutive year. Please visit www.patrickahearn.com for more information and follow him on Instagram for more updates @patrickahearnarchitect.

Eye Care and Laser Surgery is pleased to announce that Dr. Santiago Villazon has joined Dr. Marc Leibole to care and treat for their patients in need of cataract surgery.  Dr. Villazon graduated cum laude from Yale College and received his medical degree from Yale University Medical School. He completed his residency training in ophthalmology at Boston University School of Medicine. He will see patients at the 2000 Washington Street Suite 548-White location and will operate at the Dedham Cataract Laser Center.  Please visit www.eyecareandlasersurgery.com.

Benchmark, a human connection company and leading provider of senior living services in the Northeast, announced that its founder, chairman and CEO, Tom Grape, has received the Massachusetts Assisted Living Association’s (Mass-ALA) inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award. Grape, a Weston resident, was honored for his pioneering efforts over the last 30 years, which have led to the establishment and growth of the assisted living industry in Massachusetts and nationally.  Based in Waltham, Benchmark offers independent living, assisted living, Alzheimer’s care, and continuing care retirement communities in eight states.

reTREAT yourself in a FIERCE way on Martha’s Vineyard! Coach D is heading to the beautiful grounds of the Vineyard Arts Project October 4-6 for the ideal fit female weekend getaway and is inviting you! You’ll enjoy yoga, bootcamp workouts, meditation, and delicious meals.  Think girls’ weekend meets yoga retreat meets solo time meets adventure meets soul work creating the perfect combo getaway.  Reset, recharge, refocus, and remember who you are!  Email coachd@fiercebychoice.com with questions or to sign up.

Thayer Academy, an independent, co-ed day school in Braintree for Grades 5-12, will host two open houses this fall. The Middle School Open House is Saturday, October 26, and the Upper School Open House is Saturday, November 2. Both events will be held from 9:00 a.m. until noon in Thayer’s Center for the Arts. Thayer Academy offers rigorous academics in a supportive, balanced environment. Bus service is available from Needham. For more information, visit www.thayer.org.

Carpenter & MacNeille Architects and Builders is pleased to announce the expansion of their property services department into Boston. Reliable and ongoing care and management is particularly helpful to homeowners with multiple residences, and the firm has now added staff and services to support key neighborhoods including Beacon Hill, Back Bay, and the South End. Learn more about their single source for reliable home care at www.carpmac.com.

Charles River Wine Cellars is excited to announce the expansion of their showroom in Walpole.  Now the largest wine cellar showroom in New England, it features 1,000 square feet dedicated to the most innovative design solutions in wine cellar storage, in addition to extensive traditional storage options.  The showroom is open by appointment for clients and design/build professionals interested in creating a distinctive, custom wine cellar.  Contact them at www.charlesriverwinecellars.com or 508.660.2502 to arrange an appointment.

Gabrielle Clemens, JD, LLM, CDFA®, AEP® is excited to announce the Marriage is about Love, Divorce is about Money™ monthly workshop in Wellesley.  Please join her to learn more about divorce, financial planning, and best practices from a panel of the top practitioners in Massachusetts.  Contact Clemens at gabrielle.clemens@rbc.com for more information and workshop dates. Clemens is managing director of private wealth management at RBC Wealth Management in Wellesley.  Visit their website at https://us.rbcwealthmanagement.com/clemenswmg.

Founded by long-time Wellesley board certified dermatologist Emily Wise, MD, DermWellesley is a new dermatology practice conveniently located within Wellesley Office Park at 20 William Street. As a Partners Healthcare affiliated practice, DermWellesley treats the entire spectrum of skin problems for all ages and genders. They also specialize in cosmetic treatments including injectables, laser, facial rejuvenation, sweat elimination, and more.  Urgent access appointments are available for more emergent concerns. To schedule, please call 781.591.4234 or visit www.dermwellesley.com for more information.

A house designed by Jacob Lilley Architects, Inc. was one of the featured properties on this year’s Wellesley Kitchen and Home Tour, presented by the Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club.  The Wellesley residence is an example of how Jacob Lilley Architects emphasizes the use of natural materials and quality craftsmanship, resulting in a special design that is well crafted, purposeful, and that will be loved today and in the years to come.   For more information, visit www.jlaarchitects.com.

Stonegate Gardens is excited to announce that their new stone greenhouse is open.  The greenhouse is filled with antiques, unique driftwood pieces, and an incredible selection of plants.  It also features a stunning 20-foot-tall fireplace indoors and another stone fireplace and patios outdoors.  Greenhouse and annuals manager Barbara Hoey curated the selection of indoor plants and pottery and was instrumental in decorating the greenhouse.  Visit Stonegate Gardens at 339 S. Great Road in Lincoln and online at www.stonegategardens.com.

Sean Cutting, president of Cutting Edge Homes Architects + Builders, recently participated in a panel at the Wellesley Free Library with Colin Hand, of a Blade of Grass; Jackie Hemple, of Finding Lovely; and residential real estate expert Jamie Grossman.   Cutting, who has renovated some of Massachusetts’ oldest and most beautiful homes, and the panelists shared their tips and secrets to a successful home renovation.  Current homeowners and prospective homebuyers gained valuable insight into navigating the renovation process. For more information, please visit www.thinkcuttingedge.com.

Get fit for fall with MetTrimMD, located in Wellesley at 79 Central Street.  “We’ve helped hundreds of men, women, and adolescents lose 10 to 70+ pounds,” says Madhavi Kamireddi, MD.  “Our personalized weight loss programs provide rapid, healthy, and safe results,” adds Jessica Hennessey, APRN.  Both agree:  “With weight loss, expert personal support makes all the difference.”  To learn more, schedule the next available Free, No-obligation Consultation.  Call 978.635.0107, visit online at www.MetTrimMD.com/WellesleyMA and on Facebook @MetTrimMDActon.

Payne Bouchier Fine Builders has been building, restoring, and renovating fine homes throughout New England since 1981.  The firm brings to your project a process that marries your unique vision and imagination with their experience, expertise, and artisanship.  Working in the art of historic renovation yet well versed in the forms, systems, and materials of new construction, Payne Bouchier can maneuver effortlessly between traditional and modern builds.  For more information, visit www.PayneBouchier.com.

Coldwell Banker Wellesley is pleased to announce that Melissa Dailey, Donna Scott, Tom Aaron, and Joni Shore have been included in Boston magazine’s list of Top Real Estate Producers.  For more information, visit www.ColdwellBankerHomes.com and www.ThePlaceToBeCB.com.

Jesamondo Salon & Spa proudly announces its new HydraFacialT Elite System for treating acne, adult pimples, sun-damage spots, hyperpigmentation, and wrinkles in a quick, non-invasive and non-irritating way. This painless and non-invasive treatment quickly vacuums out pores while adding antioxidants to nourish the skin. The result is hydrated, clearer skin with less redness and wrinkles. It’s a perfect treatment for fast results needed before a special event or for regular maintenance. Schedule an appointment online at www.jesamondo.com or call 508.907.7171.

About Motherhood, a psychology practice in Wellesley dedicated to supporting mothers, is excited to announce retreat style workshops for mothers in early 2020.  These “only for mothers’” workshops will be offered on weekends within a holding environment of care and nurturance. Watch for details here in the winter issue of WellesleyWeston Magazine, go to www.aboutmotherhood.com/events, after November, or attend a free, interactive Storytelling Theater Event at the Wellesley Free Library on October 13, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Touradj Ameli of ARID Newton-Wellesley | Dental Specialty Group, presented the Kathleen & Gerard Martin Award at the 2019 WHS Senior Class Award to Maalik Sinclair, whose life is defined by,  “Success is not final; failure is not fatal.  It is the courage to continue that counts.”  Maalik was on this past year’s football team and also did well in the classroom.  He plans to play football at John Carroll University in the fall.  For more information on the K&G Martin Award, contact Dr. Ameli at 781.237.1190.

In addition to a successful retail business and showroom, Darby Road HOME (DRH) is expanding its Interior Design Services.  The DRH team includes four in-house designers ready to assist with any project including an entire house or a single room.  A beautiful 5,000 square foot showroom sets DRH apart from other design studios, featuring over 75 established makers in the home decor industry. Truly one-stop shopping for the discerning client.  Open to the public.  For more information, visit www.darbyroad.com.

The Cambridge School of Weston (CSW) recently honored Jane Moulding, outgoing head of school, for her 17 years of advancing CSW’s mission as a leader in progressive education. During the celebration, the Jane Moulding Fund for Leadership in Progressive Education (“Jane’s Fund”) was launched with a lead gift of $1 million by Diane Garthwaite to celebrate Moulding’s wise and caring leadership of CSW. “The Cambridge School of Weston is a beautiful place. It changed my life,” said Moulding.

A new Experience Center for The St. Regis Residences, Boston is now open just steps from where the building is under construction on Boston Harbor. The Elkus Manfredi-designed tower will open in early 2021 as the last residential waterfront development in the Seaport, offering a highly curated living experience with 114 condominium homes featuring signature architecture, dramatic harbor and city views, bespoke amenities, and legendary St. Regis butler service. For more information, visit www.srresidencesboston.com.

Forever Young Laser & Skin Care in Wellesley on Route 9 now offers Fraxel DUAL laser treatment.  This procedure targets aging and sun-damaged skin with microscopic laser columns that penetrate deep into your skin to expedite your body’s remodeling of collagen. And since the laser treats only a fraction of tissue at a time, it leaves the surrounding tissue intact, which promotes very rapid healing and resurfaces your skin by stimulating the growth of new, healthy cells from the inside out. Visit www.frvryoung.com for more information.

Bobby Morgenstern of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Wellesley, has been chosen to join the Leadership Council of Rosie’s Place. Rosie’s Place was founded in 1974 as the first women’s shelter in the US. Their mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment that helps poor and homeless women maintain their dignity, seek opportunity, and find security in their lives. Bobby also sits on the committee for Funny Women, Serious Business, a luncheon that will be held on October 16 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

The Parlor Salon & Apothecary is celebrating eight years in Wellesley.  Schedule a complimentary consultation for a haircut, style, color, and keratin treatment.  With a highly trained and experienced staff—including new stylists and a nail technician from Salon ID—the Parlor is well equipped to assist you with your beauty needs.  Located at 398-400 Washington Street in Wellesley, the salon was also awarded Best of Boston 2015.  To schedule an appointment, call 781.237.2121 and visit www.theparlorsalonandapothecary.com for more information.

Dean Poritzky is proud to welcome Jenny Qi, licensed real estate advisor, to Engel & Völkers Wellesley. Jenny is a top-producing real estate agent in the Greater Boston area and an exceptional Asian market specialist. Her success is based on her deep knowledge of the market, outstanding customer service skills, and a commitment to 100 percent customer satisfaction. Jenny has deep connections in the Asian community, which enable her clients to transition to their new neighborhoods with ease.

PBF HOMES | Home Renovation & Interior Design recently completed another extensive kitchen and master suite renovation for a busy Wellesley family.  PBF Homes provides homeowners with a unique service: one expert project manager to lead the process from start to finish.  From designing a renovation that fits your lifestyle, soliciting competitive bids, managing the team (architect, contractor, cabinetmaker) to handling every detail—PBF Homes saves you time, money, and stress.  For more information, email Pam Forman at pam@pbfhomes.com.

Wellesley resident and architect, Jan Gleysteen, AIA, was pleased to have his Modern Farmhouse featured on this year’s WHJWC Wellesley Kitchen and Home Tour.  The annual event was a great success, thanks to the hard work and dedication of the Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club.  For more information about Jan Gleysteen Architects and their work, including their Modern Farmhouse, please visit www.jangleysteeninc.com or contact Jan Gleysteen Architects, Inc. at 781.431.0080.

Wellesley author Elizabeth Suneby has a new book out this fall called NO ROOM FOR A PUP!  The proverbial “I-want-a-dog story” meets Yiddish folktale It Could Always Be Worse. In this fun read-aloud, Mia and her grandma invite several furry and feathered friends for a visit in hopes of convincing Mia’s mom there’s always room for more. But will the yowling, squawking, snorting, snuffling chaos convince mom there’s room for one pup?  Available at Wellesley Books and on Amazon.

Gretchen Larkin, head of school for Charles River School, was awarded the Chief Executive Leadership Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) at the annual conference. Larkin is one of only two elementary school heads to receive this award, traditionally given to leaders of colleges and universities. Charles River School is an independent PreK-8 school in Dover that challenges and engages students through its hands-on approach to learning.

On April 15, Needham Bank hosted their annual reception for customers along the Boston Marathon route at their Wellesley office located at 458 Washington Street, just before mile marker 14. Over 200 people enjoyed a catered barbecue under the tent while cheering on this year’s runners. Pictured are Wellesley residents Joe Campanelli, president and CEO of Needham Bank, and his wife, Carolyn. Needham Bank is a member FDIC and SIF.

Page Waterman, Gallery and Framing in Wellesley Square will host Windswept, Impressions of the Cape & Islands by renowned artist Peggy Ellis. The show spans September 20 – 28, and includes a Reception from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 21. All are welcome. For more information, visit www.PageWaterman.com or call 781.235.0430.

Pam Kubbins’s locally owned and homegrown Wellesley business, Pam’s Pashminas, is now featuring some of Pam’s original travel photography on her gorgeous artisanally crafted fabrics. She was honored to debut her work this spring at the Diana Conference at Babson College, where she connected with other inspirational women entrepreneurs from all over the world. During this event, Pam donated a portion of her proceeds to Project Glimmer, a foundation determined to helping young girls believe in themselves.   Please visit www.pamspashminas.com.

Heather Kelly, Wellesley resident and founder of The Writers’ Loft, a nonprofit community of writers and illustrators based in Sherborn, is excited to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the publication of An Assortment of Animals: A Children’s Poetry Anthology. From anteater to vulture, the collection introduces various animals using different poetic types and art mediums. The joyful, page-turning safari has something for everyone, and is available in local book stores and online. For more information on The Writers’ Loft, and how you can join, please visit www.thewritersloft.org.

The Wiese Company annually awards a local nonprofit with their Impact in Our Community service project. In April, the company completed a much-needed kitchen renovation for Voices Against Violence, a MetroWest emergency shelter, serving victims of domestic violence. With a fundraising benefit held at The Wiese Company showroom in Sherborn that paid for most of the cabinetry, the Wiese team and their longtime partners provided the remainder of the materials and services at no cost to the shelter. For more information, please visit www.wiese.com.

A home represented by Robert Kinlin of Robert Paul Properties has been selected as a finalist in the HGTV Ultimate House Hunt 2019. The Ultimate House Hunt is a month-long online promotion held each year on HGTV.com, featuring extraordinary homes for sale in eight categories. The Robert Paul listing was selected by HGTV’s editors as a finalist in the Waterfront Homes category. The stunning, custom-designed waterfront home is located in the village of Osterville on Cape Cod.  For more information, please visit www.robertpaul.com.

Debi Benoit, principal of Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. was recently ranked #40 in the nation for individual sales volume by REAL Trends, The Thousand in partnership with The Wall Street Journal. Benoit’s transaction volume exceeded $176 million in 2018. This is the 10th consecutive year Benoit has been honored by REAL Trends. With over $1 billion in total career sales, Benoit has been the #1 Broker in Wellesley for 13 consecutive years.

Several of Benoit Mizner Simon & Co.’s brokers were recently featured in Boston magazine’s Top Real Estate Producers June issue, based on 2018 residential sales volume. Of the Best Performing Agents, principal Debi Benoit was named the #2 individual producer and principals Amy Mizner and Sheryl Simon ranked among the top teams in Massachusetts. In addition, Jessica Allain, Noah and Lisa Pearlstein, Traci Shulkin, Susan Sullivan, and Jared Wilk also appeared on the magazine’s prestigious list.

Dan Gordon Landscape Architects was honored at the 2019 BSLA Awards Gala on May 22 as a recipient of a Merit in the Design Category from the Boston Society of Landscape Architects (BSLA). This year’s award recognized his work on Pond’s Edge located in Chestnut Hill.  For more information, please call 781.237.5751 or visit www.dangordon.com.

Affinity Builders is celebrating 15 years of experience in project and construction management.  The firm provides effective completions of high performance residential construction projects for architects and clients with the main goals being to deliver every project as designed, on time, and on budget.  Affinity Builders believes that any building that claims to be recognized as great architecture should also qualify as high performance building.  For more information about their projects in Wellesley, Weston, and surrounding towns, please visit www.affinitybuilders.net.

Wellesley resident and artist Deborah Friedman has her artwork featured on the cover and in an eight-page article in the April/May 2019 issue of International Artists Magazine.  In addition, she has a drawing juried into the Cato Institute’s inaugural exhibition, “Freedom: Art as the Messenger” in their Washington D.C. headquarters from April to June 2019.  For more information visit www.dlfriedman.com.

Nimble Hill Timberworks has launched a new concept in outdoor living: away-spaces.  Whether used for entertaining family and friends; a quiet retreat for reading, writing, yoga, or gardening; or a bunkhouse for your children and their friends, away-spaces provide an affordable, artistic extension to your backyard or vacation home. Owned by Michael Russell of Wellesley, Nimble Hill specializes in designing and constructing custom timber frame away-spaces that fit your backyard and budget. Learn more at www.nimbletimber.com.

Brimmer and May, an independent, co-educational school serving PK-12th grade students, has appointed Emily Miller as its new Head of Lower School. Miller brings to Brimmer over 20 years of experience in school administration and in-classroom teaching, most recently serving as the Head of School at PK-8 Nantucket Lighthouse School. Miller will be responsible for overseeing Brimmer’s PK- 5th grade program and will uphold the school’s high standards for academic excellence while enhancing the joys and wonders of childhood.  For more information, visit www.brimmer.org.