Renjeau Galleries, located at 79 Worcester Street in Natick, is celebrating 45 years as one of the premier art galleries in the Boston area. In addition to a wide ranging collection of stunning contemporary and traditional fine art, Renjeau offers custom framing as well as art restoration. Renjeau’s new e-commerce website enables filtering and saving your favorites from approximately 3,000 works of art by subject, style, color, and more. It even includes a new “Uplifting” theme. Visit www.renjeau.com and see their ad on page 59.
Former Wellesley business owner Stuart Swan is now working with retirees from the Northeast who are searching for a gentle climate, elegant surroundings, and golf 12 months a year. As a preferred agent and realtor at Two Rivers Country Club at Governor’s Land in Williamsburg, Virginia, Stuart is proud to show why Williamsburg is one of the most beautiful communities in America and a place where it’s easy to make new friends. Call Stuart at 774.368.5797 or email Stuartswan@HowardHanna.com for more information and to schedule a tour.
The Beechtree Development team has been designing and building homes throughout New England in select markets for more than 20 years. Beechtree has offices in Wellesley and Edgartown, and maintains a millwork shop in Waltham. Historically motivated and sustainably inspired, the team combines period appropriate design principles with the latest in LEED-certified, green building standards. Beechtree delivers a full spectrum of luxury home building options, from remodels and renovations to ground-up new construction, all on budget. For more information, call 508.682.1600, visit www.beechtreedevelopment.com.
Acorn Tree & Landscaping, Inc., located in Boxborough, is celebrating 30 years as an owner-operated, full-service landscape design and construction company. Acorn provides a range of services to care for your lawn and property. Their experienced and knowledgeable team brings their expertise to plant care, landscape design and construction, tree pruning and removal, hydroseeding, and to creating a mature tree nursery. If you have a landscaping project in mind, call 978.635.0409 to schedule an appointment.
At Eye Care and Laser Surgery (ECLS), Dr. Leibole prides himself on careful and thorough evaluations. He will spend plenty of time with you answering all questions and double checking all measurements making sure that LASIK surgery is safe for you. This produces excellent results. If you would like to visit ECLS for a complimentary LASIK screening evaluation, they would be happy to coordinate a visit. Call them to learn about a $500 discount, get your questions answered, and schedule a visit. Call 617.796.EYES (3937).
Let’s make 2021 your fiercest year yet! FIERCE By Choice has you covered for all your fitness needs. Yoga, HIIT, Pilates, strength, full body conditioning, Tabata, and their newest class, FIIT FLOW, which is a combo of your favorite yoga moves and short cardio blasts to give you the best of both worlds. Choose from three options: in-person, Zoom or Facebook Live. No matter where you are or what you need, FIERCE has your back. Visit www.fiercebychoice.com.
Millennium Marble & Granite and owner Jay Keefe have recently opened their newest design showroom in Natick at 231 N. Main Street. With over 25 years in the industry, Millennium is a custom fabricator and installer of engineered quartz and all-natural stone countertop products. Combining old world craftmanship and new age design, with an emphasis on customer service, the Millennium team will turn your vision into a beautiful reality. For more information, please call the showroom at 508.647.8800 and see their ad on page 89.
Chris and Susan Bailey are celebrating ten years as the owners of CǀS Bailey Landscape. As landscape architects, horticulturalists, and contractors, with more than 20 years of design and construction experience, the team is able to approach each project with a sensitive eye to what their clients have envisioned. This thoughtful approach extends to their crews who have constructed and maintained some of the most beautiful properties in the Boston area. For more information, please visit www.csbaileylandscape.com.
Alora Frederick has joined Johnson Compounding & Wellness as an integrative and functional registered dietitian who strives to motivate individuals on their health journey. Alora loves to help people feel their best and has a special interest in gastrointestinal and mental health issues. She is also passionate about holistic lifestyle practices such as mindfulness, joyful movement, and intuitive eating. Book a consult with her at https://calendly.com/alorafrederick or join a video consult at https://doxy.me/alorafrederickrdn.
Wellesley resident and architect Jan Gleysteen, AIA is pleased to have been awarded two PRISM Awards for his Brick Story Residence. The PRISM Awards are awarded annually for design excellence by the Builder’s and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston. The project was also recently recognized by the American Residential Design Awards and the Master Design Awards. For more information about Jan Gleysteen Architects and their work please visit www.jangleysteeninc.com or contact Jan Gleysteen Architects, Inc. at 781.431.0080.
2020 was a record-breaking year for the Donahue Maley & Burns Team, Compass. For the ninth year in a row, they are ranked as the #1 Sales Team in Wellesley, with $160M in sales for 2020, and ranked within the top 10 agents in Massachusetts. For more information on how the team can help you, call 781.591.0671, email email@example.com, and visit www.donahuemaleyburns.com.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country Real Estate (BHHSTNC) is proud to announce that sales associate Donna Fessler was recognized as a “Patriots Difference Maker of the Week.” The award is given to volunteers who go above and beyond to support their New England communities. Donna was chosen for her work on behalf of Women’s Lunch Place, a nonprofit organization in Boston. As part of this recognition, the New England Patriots Foundation will be making a $5,000 donation to Women’s Lunch Place. Tendai Phiri of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country Real Estate (BHHSTNC) led the effort to collect supplies from her friends, family, and colleagues to help the homeless population. Over 100 individual care packages were made with additional supplies left over. All items were donated to Haley House, a soup kitchen/transitional home for the homeless in the Greater Boston area.
Cottonwood Group recently unveiled The Alyx at EchelonSeaport, a luxury tower with 270 apartment homes located at 131 Seaport Boulevard in the Seaport District. The rental portion of the EchelonSeaport community, The Alyx sits adjacent to the condominium residences and presents a unique array of studio to three-bedroom apartments with a suite of premiere amenities. The Alyx offers an exciting new way to live with access to 125,000 square feet of curated retail in a dynamic courtyard and enriching indoor and outdoor amenities. To learn more, visit www.alyxseaport.com.
Needham Bank has been helping to build strong communities for over 125 years, and they’re pleased to continue these efforts by supporting the Wellesley Free Library Foundation’s Capital Campaign with a commitment of $30,000. This community-focused project will transform the library into a space that offers something for everyone in Wellesley—bringing residents together in an interactive, engaging, and creative space. Needham Bank is located at 458 Washington Street in Wellesley.
ID8 Design Studio was recently recognized as Best of Boston Home 2021 by Boston magazine. Principal Designer and Founder Sashya Thind Fernandes LEED AP, a Weston resident, created the company to enable the lifelong journey of learning, forming connections with interesting people, and experimenting with ways to design spaces that will ultimately nourish the soul. Her favorite projects involve both renovations and furnishings to realize the full potential of a space and complete the artistic vision. To learn more, please visit www.id8designstudio.com and see their ad on page 41. Warm Minimalism™
Century Bank is excited to announce that its newest branch, opening this spring, will be located in Needham at 1433 Highland Avenue. This full-service branch will be fully equipped to assist you with all of your financing needs. The Needham location may be new, but it will be staffed with experienced bankers providing the friendly, personalized service Century Bank is known for.
Engel & Völkers Wellesley once again congratulates Renu Shukla in recognition of her outstanding real estate sales performance. Recipient of the Diamond Level E&V Elite Club Advisor award, Renu exemplifies the highest level of service standards and builds sustainable relationships with her clients throughout their home buying and selling journey. Interweaving her many life skills, Renu excels at creating the best possible home solutions. Learn more and call 781.608.2604, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coldwell Banker Realty in New England raised $98,611 this year for Community Servings during the 28th annual Pie in the Sky Thanksgiving bake sale fundraiser, ensuring the daily delivery of meals to thousands of Massachusetts residents who are affected by food insecurity and illness. Community Servings Director of Development Darcy Pfeifer said that, thanks to the support of donors like Coldwell Banker Realty, “We’re better prepared to face the ongoing challenges presented by the pandemic and well-positioned to meet the unprecedented demand for home-delivered medically tailored meals.”
Pam Kubbins, the owner and founder of homegrown business Pam’s Pashminas in Wellesley, is excited to debut her new integrated marketing campaign. She will be offering informative and entertaining online videos highlighting her updated Spring/Summer 2021 Scarf Collection. Her high-quality, all-natural fiber scarves feature unique images of Pam’s worldwide travel and nature photography, as well as images from her own local, organic home garden. All of her original designs are on gorgeous artisanally crafted fabrics. Please visit www.pamspashminas.com.
Marc Kaplan, president of Sanford Custom Builders, was featured with Morehouse MacDonald & Associates and Gregory Lombardi Landscape in the story “Family Time” in Modern Luxury Interiors. The article featured a custom built 11,000 square foot home influenced with the Arts & Crafts style, utilizing materials that fit and function within a New England neighborhood setting. Sanford Custom Builders is an award-winning builder of fine residential homes in the Weston, Wellesley, and MetroWest areas, specializing in custom homes, additions, and renovations. For more information, please visit www.Sanfordcustom.com.
The Meadowbrook School of Weston is thrilled to welcome Kristi Jacobi as the director of auxiliary programs. A new role for Meadowbrook, the director is responsible for overseeing the Meadowbrook Day Camp, Mazemakers summer program, after school and enrichment, facilities rentals, and transportation. Jacobi is looking forward to the opportunities this role presents. “I’m excited about a future of engaging the school and surrounding communities in creative and innovative programs,” she said. Kristi can be reached at email@example.com.
Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA*), JD, LLM, Accredited Estate Planner (AEP*), financial advisor at RBC Wealth Management – U.S., and managing director at Clemens Private Wealth Management Group, Gabrielle Clemens has been named to Working Mother magazine and SHOOK Research’s 2020 “Top Wealth Advisor Moms” list. Ranking algorithm is based on qualitative measures derived from telephone and in-person interviews and surveys: service models, investing process, client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, and firm nominations; and quantitative criteria, such as assets under management.
Power real estate brokers Debi Benoit, Chelsea Robinson, and Lara O’Rourke have launched Benoit Robinson O’Rourke, the #1 real estate team in Wellesley and #1 team in the single-family market in Massachusetts. At the time of the launch in November 2020, Benoit, Robinson and O’Rourke had sold over $200M in luxury sales. With a commitment to confidentiality and attentive personal service, Benoit Robinson O’Rourke is affiliated with Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty. Learn more at www.benoitrobinsonorourke.com.
Carpenter & MacNeille Architects and Builders (C&M), with offices in Wellesley and Essex, is excited to announce the promotion of Dan Perednia as Boston MetroWest’s property services lead. The firm’s property services division specializes in high-level customer service and craftsmanship for existing and prospective C&M clients. In his new role, Dan manages client, vendor, and subcontractor relations; project management; and day to day operations. For more information, visit www.carpentermacneille.com.
Don’t spend another day waiting in line at the Mass. Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV). Corcoran and Havlin Group (C&H) is one of the few insurance agencies in Massachusetts to offer RMV services for its clients. C&H can issue new license plates and decals, transfer plates to newly acquired vehicles, and process most registration renewals, saving our clients valuable time traveling to the RMV and waiting in long lines. Contact Corcoran and Havlin Personal Lines Manager Jennifer Wheeler to learn more by calling 781.235.3100 or emailing JWheeler@chinsurance.com.
On Saturday, September 17, Wellesley resident and local architect Patrick Ahearn FAIA was invited to speak at the first Duxbury Historic District Day by the Local Historic District Commission to a socially distanced gathering outdoors about the value of historic districts. Please follow @patrickahearnarchitect on Instagram and visit patrickahearn.com for more information about the firm.
They say the eyes are the window to the soul. Jesamondo proudly announces its classic eyelash extension services with expert Emily Swartwout. Lashes are synthetic, lightweight, and come in different lengths to accommodate a variety of tastes. One lash is applied at a time for the most natural appearance and lasts for up to three weeks before the need for a touch up. Beautiful eyes without the need for mascara—what could be easier? Book today by calling 508.907.7171 or online at www.jesamondo.com.
Dean Poritzky, principal of Engel & Völkers Wellesley, reports that he and his team of advisors had a record-breaking year in 2020 with an all-time high number of homes sold. The shop continues to attract exceptional real estate professionals with the recent addition of Campbell Armstrong and Munjeet Geyer. Engel & Völkers Wellesley delivers a fresh approach to real estate with a focus on creating a personalized client experience at every stage of the home buying and selling process. For more information, visit Wellesley.evrealestate.com.
Does your floor need a fresh look for spring? AJ Rose Carpets & Flooring has tools on their website that allow you to design your dream room from the comfort of home. Simply upload a picture of your room and choose your floor. Their physical store locations are open for all projects. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment. Visit www.ajrosecarpets.com or stop by one of their three locations in Burlington, Natick, and Saugus.
About Motherhood, a psychology practice in Wellesley, is celebrating four decades of unparalleled support and wisdom for mothers. Now more than ever, let’s recognize mothers and the important work they do. Kumkum Pareek Malik is a licensed clinical psychologist with an Eastern, mind-body-soul approach to the work of Motherhood. She considers Motherhood to be a profound life journey in which a woman delves into the complexities and challenges of doing the work of love. To learn more, email firstname.lastname@example.org and see her ad on page 21.
Wellesley Dental Group welcomes Orthodontist Dr. Marisa Reason. Dr. Reason earned her DMD from the prestigious University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and completed her CAGS/MSD in Orthodontics at the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. She is a Diamond Top One Percent Invisalign provider and was voted a 2020 Top Dentist by Boston magazine for orthodontics. For more information, please visit www.wellesleydentalgroup.com.
Lisa Abeles, Wellesley resident and principal of Abeles & Associates Architects, is pleased to announce that Kevin King is marking his 20th year at the firm this spring. On top of being a consummate architectural professional, he is an amazing father, friend, and gourmet chef. They are looking forward to many more great years of collaboration.
PBF HOMES is celebrating its third-year anniversary helping clients turn their home improvement concepts into reality. PBF HOMES is a full service award-winning residential design firm focusing on home renovations and offering complete interior design services. PBF HOMES is proud of its top-level customer service and well-honed renovation process to connect your personal design taste, budget, and timeline. Visit www.pbfhomes.com to learn more.
The new year is here and has us reflecting on the importance of “home” and with an influx of new homeowners in Wellesley, Newton, and Chestnut Hill, Tyler & Sash will continue to offer their contactless consultations for window treatments, wallpaper, and full design services. Thanks to their safety protocols for sourcing and installation, they are excited to enter another year as a resource for the community and making home a place you want to be. For more information, visit www.tylerandsash.com.
The Law Offices of Sonja B. Selami is proud of the many ways their team gave back to the community this year. They donated to the Boston Rescue Mission, an organization that transforms lives by empowering people at risk to achieve healthy and self-sufficient lives, and sponsored Wellesley Luminary Night and South Shore Health’s Moonlight and Miracles Gala. The Law Offices of Sonja B. Selami specializes in providing real estate legal counsel and offers a full range of services. To learn more, please visit www.selamilaw.com.
Wellesley interior designer Tanya Capello will be opening a new and larger design studio this summer in downtown Wellesley. She will continue to offer her interior design services to clients while also featuring an exquisite collection of curated accessories and small cased goods for the home. Stay tuned for the grand opening in August 2021! For more information, please visit www.capellodesign.com.
Kertzman & Weil, LLP, a leading real estate law firm based in Wellesley, is pleased to announce they have named Jared Mardeuse and Christopher Swanson as partners of the firm. They have been with the firm for more than seven years working closely with Amy Reich Weil and have been instrumental in the firm’s success. In addition, Kyle Guilbault has joined the firm as an associate. Kertzman & Weil specializes in residential real estate purchases, sales, and financing. Please see their ad on page 33.
The Weston School of Driving recently opened at 409 Boston Post Road in Weston. Whether you’re preparing for your learner’s permit or are ready to get your driver’s license, the Weston School of Driving is here to help you get through this fun, challenging and sometimes anxious time. The school offers driving education and lessons for parents, their teenage drivers, and adults. Custom classes are available to meet your needs. Please call 781.703.5973 for more information on pricing, schedules, and registration. Or, visit www.westonschoolofdriving.com, and see their ad on page 60.
If quarantine has negatively impacted your workout routine, you can change it for the better now. One2One Bodyscapes, celebrating its 20th year, will get you back in shape safely with strict COVID-19 protocol in place including extra cleaning, temperature checks, mask requirements, and more. A limited number of personal trainers work at one time so clients can get fit in an open space away from others. You can also participate virtually with Zoom training sessions and achieve maximum results in minimum time. For more information, visit www.one2onebodyscapes.com or call 781.235.2262.
The Bay Club at Mattapoisett is secretly nestled on 625 acres of tranquility close to the shores of Buzzards Bay, with six unique villages, each offering rolling, forested terrain. Create a one-of-a-kind home in one of New England’s finest residential country club communities. And now a brand-new village along White Pine Lane, is under development near the Audubon International Silver Sanctuary Certified golf course. For more information, visit www.bayclubmatt.com and contact Dave Andrews, director of sales/broker.
Rebelle, a cannabis store in Great Barrington, has announced a partnership with ROCA, a Boston-based nonprofit that provides job training and career opportunities to people of color, who have been disproportionately impacted by the effects of cannabis criminalization. “Can we be the destination of choice because we are doing the right thing and then being profitable?” Rebelle CEO Charlotte Hanna, asked. “I think we can lift people up with us.”
Adriane Miranda is pleased to announce the opening of Adriane Esthetics Spa Boutique, located at 21 Eliot Street in South Natick. Adriane previously worked at Elizabeth Renee Esthetics in Wellesley and is pleased to offer state-of-the-art skin care, waxing, and brow and lash tinting at a place of her own. Adriane looks forward to welcoming you to her lovely and serene oasis where you’ll be pampered, rejuvenated, and refreshed to reveal a gorgeous and radiant you. For more information, please visit www.adrianeesthetics.com, call 508.975.3019, and see their ad on page 80.
Wingate is celebrating three decades as a family-owned business that takes great pride in its senior living communities: One Wingate Way and Wingate Residences at Needham. Designed for luxury, comfort, and security—and staffed with skilled and compassionate caregivers—Wingate communities foster social engagement, provide space indoors and out to promote wellness, and support lifelong learning. Their goal is to enhance the lives of their residents and their families by providing exceptional senior care with compassion, dignity, and grace. For more information, please visit www.onewingateway.com and www.wingatehealthcare.com.
Dedham Country Day is offering live virtual connections with their admissions staff to explore their pre-k to grade 8 program. If you are interested in learning more, contact them at email@example.com or call 781.329.0850.
Tony Shu, a Wellesley High School graduate and the co-founder of Breaktime, was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 (2021) list for social impact. Breaktime is a nonprofit with a mission to end young adult homelessness through purposeful transitional employment. During the first eight months of the pandemic, Breaktime employed 25 young adults experiencing homelessness who led the preparation and delivery of over 500,000 meals to people experiencing food insecurity in Boston.
Shagun Sharma is pleased to announce the launch of her brand, Naytra, and online business www.NaytraCouture.com. Naytra offers 100 percent pure mulberry silk tunics and scarves based on the vibrant, exclusive artwork created and sourced directly from the artisans. Naytra is based on three pillars: empowering female artisans, championing sustainable products, and providing the gift of eyesight. Each purchase from Naytra, gives someone the gift of eyesight. This is their gift to the world.
Wellesley Service League (WSL) Committee Chairs Carol Morrow and Angela Kenny joined members of the of the WSL 2020 Holiday Giving Tree committee to prepare and deliver holiday gifts to over 75 children at Barton Road. This replaced the annual Toy Shop event held at Barton Road at the beginning of the holiday season.
As so many continue to experience Zoom burnout, the Wellesley Historical Society partnered with Jack’s Abby on Tuesday, December 15 at 6:00 p.m. for a virtual beer tasting. The sampler, provided by Jack’s Abby, was enjoyed by over 45 households. Parker Sammut of Gibson Sotheby’s International sponsored the event. The tasting supported the Society’s role in the community and contributed to its general operating fund. The Society plans to develop more new and exciting virtual programs this year.
Wellesley Weston Chabad Rabbi Moshe Bleich can now add a new accolade to his impressive list: He was a part of the world’s longest Zoom meeting. Bleich says every year he travels to New York to join the world’s largest Rabbinic gathering, the International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch rabbis. This year, Bleich attended virtually via Zoom. He says the meeting is the world record longest Zoom call at over 120 hours long. Chabad is a Jewish organization known for its community outreach.