Jodi Swartz, founder and principal designer of KitchenVisions, recently won two 2023 Gold PRO Awards at the annual PRO New England Awards Gala held at the Clarke showroom in Milford. A primary suite in Acton won in the new category Primary Suite $100K-$200K. “Bakers Best,” a Wayland kitchen renovation, won in another new category for Open Concept Kitchen + Sunroom. Jodi and the KitchenVisions team provide inviting design elements and thorough project coordination for homeowners. The results have won multiple accolades and awards. To learn more, please visit

Luisa Cestari, a 25-year veteran Wellesley real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Wellesley, has earned her real estate license in Naples, Florida in Collier County; where she’s also with Coldwell Banker. Luisa has listed and sold over $500 million in property sales in the Greater Wellesley market and can now help her clients, old and new, in Naples, Florida. She is listing and selling in both markets. Contact her at 781.820.3350.

Embark on an extraordinary women’s retreat this fall in North Conway, New Hampshire. Join Derith Cass and the team from FIERCE October 17 through 21, 2023 for a transformative journey of self-discovery and connection with nature. Awaken your spirit, find balance, and create lifelong friendships as we explore the stunning landscapes, hike through picturesque trails, and indulge in moments of solitude along the Saco River. This unforgettable experience will nourish your mind, body, and soul. Visit for more information and to reserve your spot today.

Eye Care and Laser Surgery offers IPL (intense pulse light) and Optimal Pulse Technology for dry eye disease (DED), a common, chronic, and potentially vision impairing condition. DED requires long-term management and, most often, a combination of treatments. For patients who require treatment beyond topical eye drops, IPL could be an excellent option and Eye Care and Laser Surgery’s team of highly skilled doctors and technicians are here to help. Schedule an evaluation to find out if you’re a candidate for this advanced treatment option. Please call 617.796.3937.

MD²(pronounced MD squared), the most sought after group of luxury concierge medical practices in the country, opened their first concierge practice in Wellesley. Two distinguished internists, Dr. Elisabeth Brewer and Dr. Francis Wang, will care for just 50 families each, allowing for unparalleled personalized care. Patients receive access to an exclusive nationwide network of renowned doctors and top medical institutions. To inquire about becoming one of MD² Wellesley’s 50 families, please email or call 781.226.2317. For more information, visit

One2One Bodyscapes Wellesley, the preeminent personal training and Pilates studio in Wellesley, knows how to get you to achieve your best. With decades of experience, they have mastered the personal in personal training and Pilates. There are 38 years of experience at this very location alone. If you’re looking to get the most out of your workouts, give them a call at 781.235.2262 for special offers and to book your first session. Visit for more information.

Dedham Country Day (DCD) is excited to host a series of admissions events this fall. Prospective families can learn more with a classroom observation, a personal tour, connect with the head of school for coffee and conversation, or hop on Zoom for an evening virtual learning spotlight. Check their website for a complete schedule of events and opportunities to explore DCD’s Pre-Kindergarten to grade eight program. Visit

A.J. Rose Carpets & Flooring is pleased to introduce their new Enhanced Stocking Program, bringing customers exceptional value and convenience. Say goodbye to lead times, as these traditional wool and patterned carpets are readily available. But that’s not all. A.J. Rose goes the extra mile by offering custom fabrication to fit any size or shape requirement. Experience the luxury of quality carpets without the wait. Come see them in Natick, Burlington, or Saugus or visit to learn more.

Boston Veterinary Clinic (BVC) is now accepting new patients in Wellesley and all locations. The state-of-the-art practice is located at 239 Washington Street with free designated parking spaces for clients. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brian Bourquin and his team of experienced veterinarians treat dogs, cats, and exotic animals and help pet guardians and their companions develop a powerful and enduring bond over a long and healthy life. BVC has also rolled out a referral program where pets can refer their pet friends. Please visit

Pam Forman, principal of PBF Homes, was thrilled to be a panelist at the recent Serena & Lily interior design event at the Chestnut Hill Store. PBF Homes specializes in comprehensive oversight of home renovation projects and interior design. The firm recently expanded its projects and portfolio reach to include Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. Their extensive experience and unique custom approach allow them to lead and manage complex projects of any size that transform homes through a seamless and stress-free process. For more information, please visit

Patrick Ahearn is thrilled to announce that the first printing of his second book, History Reinterpreted, sold out in less than one month. Detailing the dramatic transformation of the tired 1871 Myles Standish Hotel into a grand dame seaside estate, the book is a case study in narrative-driven design and Ahearn’s architectural process. Those wishing to purchase may do so at future book tour stops or may preorder copies of the next printing on Amazon.

Adriane Esthetics now offers Procell, an anti-aging and corrective treatment that is another fabulous way to refresh your skin this fall as it reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles across the face and tightens facial skin. Fall is the perfect time to treat your face to a massage at Adriane Esthetics. Facial massage encourages blood flow and lymphatic drainage and improves the overall appearance of the skin for a more youthful look. For more information, please visit or call 508.975.3019.

Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to welcome Wellesley resident Ritu Chawla to its office at 54 Central Street in Wellesley. An active community member, Ritu harnesses years of experience in finance and economics to serve clients throughout Greater Boston. The firm has 27 offices across Eastern Massachusetts and more than 450 sales associates who are experts in their markets and represent the trusted Sotheby’s International Realty® brand. Contact Ritu at 339.204.8883 or

FLEURI is celebrating one year in its new space at 165 G-1 Linden Street in Wellesley’s Linden Square. Fleuri is a destination floral and lifestyle boutique specializing in bespoke fresh and faux florals, container gardens, and home decor. Owner Zoë Forbes started the business over 15 years ago and has been designing for homeowners, interior designers, home stagers, and commercial properties ever since. Pay Fleuri a visit and experience life in the garden. Please visit for more information.

Compass Real Estate congratulates agents Paul and Mary Wilson of The Wilson Group for representing the sellers on the significant sale of 15 Valley Road, a landmark property in Wellesley Farms. The property sold for $10,500,000—the highest sale in Wellesley year to date and the second highest single family property sale ever in Wellesley per MLS. For more information about The Wilson Group, please visit

Joanne Powell, AIA, joined Carpenter & MacNeille in 2022 as a project architect based in their Wellesley office. Practicing for over 15 years in high-end residential design, Joanne has an affinity for historically inspired design and is a dynamic addition to C&M’s MetroWest team. Joanne holds a Master of Architecture degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and in her free time works restoring her family’s 140-year-old home. Please visit or call 781.694.4044 for firm details.

Thayer Academy recently appointed Peter Brooks as its inaugural assistant head of school for academics. For 12 years Brooks served in several administrative and teaching roles at the Lincoln School in Providence, Rhode Island. Prior to that, he spent 11 years at Beaver Country Day School in Chestnut Hill. Head of School Chris Fortunato called Brooks an exceptional educator and welcomed him to Thayer, a coed independent day school in Braintree for grades 5 through 12.

Wellesley resident and local architect Jan Gleysteen, AIA served as a judge for the Pro Awards 2023” for the Pro Remodeling Organization New England. The awards event was held at the Clarke Showroom in Milford on May 10.

Come get your holiday shopping done early and visit Pam Kubbins, owner of Pam’s Pashminas, at the Wellesley Marketplace on Saturday, November 18 from 9:00 a.m until 4:00 p.m. at Wellesley High School. The Wellesley Marketplace is an annual retail favorite featuring more than 200 vendors and artisans. Pam will be featuring her latest scarf creations and will be donating a portion of her profits to the Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club (WHJWC), a nonprofit organization that supports the Wellesley community through grants and college scholarships.

Designer Sashya Thind Fernandes, LEED AP, a Weston resident, is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of her interior design business, Sashya Thind. Her eponymous firm’s main focus is designing spaces that nourish the soul through her trademark philosophy of “warm minimalism.” She recently attended the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York City and the Luxury Design Summit in Chatham. Both events helped expand her design network to areas that span out of Massachusetts and even the East Coast. To learn more, please visit

Woodworks Custom Homes owner Gil Mendes is celebrating his ten-year anniversary as a contractor. Construction has always been Gil’s passion, dating back to his childhood. Seeing his dream become a reality is one of his most fulfilling accomplishments, and he finds joy in transforming his clients’ visions and inspirations into tangible structures. Woodworks creates beautiful and unique homes and takes great pride in serving the community with exceptional craftsmanship and attention to detail. To learn more, please call Gil at 617.510.8821 or visit

Gabrielle Clemens, JD, LLM, CDFA®, AEP® and managing director Private Wealth Management has been named a Top Women Advisors to Watch again for 2023 by AdvisorHub. Gabrielle was also recently named a Forbes 2023 Top Woman Wealth Advisor and Forbes Best In-State Wealth Advisor. Her goal is to educate and empower her clients to make sound, critical financial decisions with the future in focus. To learn more, email or call 617.725.1702.

Wellesley resident Caren Stanley is entering her third year of helping clients who are going through the process of divorce or are recently divorced and are still struggling to move forward. Caren’s “Journey of Divorce” course provides bonding and connection with six to eight fellow journeyers and tools and valuable resources to help you move forward in your life with dignity and grace. To learn more, please email or call 617.794.9898.

Grant Associates, LLC is helping homeowners complete their home improvement projects. Owner Robert Grant, having spent much of his college years and early adulthood in Minnesota, moved back to Massachusetts and started the company. A graduate of Weston High School, Grant started his building career at Ogilvie’s almost 23 years ago, stocking paint and building materials. From major renovations to smaller home remodels, attention to detail is always prioritized. For more information, please visit

Wellesley-based Jacob Lilley Architects was recently featured on the Marvin Windows segment of New England Living TV: “Suburban Contemporary Living Bringing the Outdoors In.” For the past 16 years, Jacob Lilley Architects has been creating unique custom homes that range from traditional to modern.  For more, follow @jacoblilleyarchitects and visit

Medspa810 is now open on Boston Post Road in Sudbury. Glowing skin is in your future at this advanced technology medical aesthetic facility that delivers the highest level of treatments available today with a carefully curated set of medical grade skin care treatments and products. Their very experienced staff includes licensed nurses and aestheticians, all under physician supervision. “Be Your Own Kind of Remarkable” and contact medspa810 to schedule your free prescriptive consultation at or call 978.338.3838.

Debi Benoit, Wellesley’s #1 broker for 16 consecutive years with over $2 billion in sales, is proud to announce she has joined William Raveis Wellesley. Debi is a consummate professional dealing in luxury real estate, with an intensive understanding of the Wellesley marketplace. Her boundless work ethic has forged a loyal client referral base for over 32 years. The real estate professionals at William Raveis Wellesley are honored to have her join their company and are eager to support Debi and continue the record-breaking success of her real estate legacy.

Dentists and dental lab technicians from around the county have been visiting Dr. Jason Tubo and the team at FIXT Dental to learn about their state-of-the-art surgical and digital workflow techniques. The FIXT team also includes an oral surgeon and periodontist who offer the very latest dental implant technology to patients who previously had to rely on dentures. FIXT is recognized as one of the most advanced cosmetic and implant dental practices in the world, and it’s right here at 590 Washington Street in Wellesley. To learn more, visit

Capello Design is celebrating two years at 24 Church Street in Wellesley. Owner Tanya Capello started her company in 2001, and she earned her master’s degree in interior architecture at the New England School of Design at Suffolk University. Her boutique interior design studio also doubles as a showroom for retail clients where unique furnishings can be purchased from the floor that aren’t offered within the standard retail market. You’ll also love Capello Design’s website where you’ll find a fabulous array of thoughtfully curated items. Please visit

Rutledge Properties and E.A. Davis & Co. by MAHI GOLD Outfitters recently joined neighborhood forces for their first “Sip & Shop” event. For more information, please visit or call 617.893.8337.

The nonprofit organization Hope & Comfort held its Inaugural Event at the deCordova Museum in June. The organization was founded by Weston resident Jeff Feingold, to provide essential hygiene products like soap and toothpaste to people in need. The event was a huge success with over 220 people attending. The program featured a panel of partners who work with Hope & Comfort including Josh Kraft, president of the New England Patriots Foundation; Cheryl Schondek, COO of the Greater Boston Food Bank; and Josh Morton, retired CEO of YMCA of Greater Boston.

Dean Poritzky, principal/owner of Engel & Völkers Wellesley was recently awarded accolades from both Boston magazine and RealTrends + Tom Ferry, ranking among the top real estate professionals in 2022 in Boston and the U.S. respectively. With an international heritage that spans over 45 years, Engel & Völkers Wellesley has been successfully managing home sales and purchases for our valued clients since 2016. Congratulations to Dean, and thank you to the colleagues, community, and clients who have made these achievements possible.

Jesamondo Salon & Spa is overjoyed to announce the addition of Daysy Benavides to its premier spa staff. Daysy brings more than 15 years of experience as a manicurist and reflexologist at Bella Santé, and Jesamondo looks forward to seeing her magical talents as she joins them. Jesamondo is also pleased to announce the addition of the Kérastase line to its existing luxury hair products offerings. Schedule your next appointment to experience all the finest in beauty at Jesamondo. Call 508.907.7171 or visit

Times change and so does the Women’s Community League of Weston (WCL). The new name for this 104-year organization is the Weston Community League (WCL), which its members found to be more welcoming to those in Weston and the surrounding towns. The WCL provides dynamic social, philanthropic and educational programming that benefits the Weston community and has contributed more than $1.5 million in scholarships and community projects over the years. For more information on the WCL, please visit

Peter Feinmann, president of the award-winning design-build firm, Feinmann, Inc., was distinguished as the 2023 Mentor of the Year by the Professional Remodeling Organization (PRO) New England. Feinmann has served as a design and construction industry leader for decades and is known for his disciplined approach to business. As a member of PRO New England’s Board, he became a champion for programs that encourage members to grow both professionally and personally. He is well known for his creation of ‘Mindful Directions,’ a mindfulness meditation program for both employees and industry liaisons.

Newton-Wellesley Hospital has been named among the top 100 cancer hospitals in America, according to new rankings released by Newsweek.  “This recognition is a testament to the unwavering dedication and tireless efforts of every member of our remarkable team,” said Ellen Moloney, president and chief operating officer, Newton-Wellesley Hospital. “As an organization, we are committed to excellence in providing compassionate, cutting-edge cancer care close to our patients’ homes.” Newton-Wellesley was ranked 96th of the 175 hospitals that made the list. Newsweek compiled the rankings, with global market research and consumer data firm Statista, based on three data sources: a nationwide online survey, hospital quality metrics, and patient experience.  For more information, please visit

Fall is the time to get your wardrobe up to date and stay current with the latest fashion trends. Wellesley resident and local fashion advisor and personal stylist Liza Adib is here to help you do that with Trés Chic. Trés Chic’s services include wardrobe updating, closet organizing, personalized shopping guidance, and special occasion outfit selection. The first hour of consultation is free of charge. To learn more, please call 908.399.4694 or email