Christine Norcross & Partners, a leading team within William Raveis Real Estate and Home Services, is celebrating 80 years of collective real estate experience. Christine’s team was established in 2006 and is the oldest and the first real estate team in Wellesley. Composed of five real estate professionals, each with unique backgrounds and talents, the team goes above and beyond to accommodate their clients’ needs and requests. In addition, William Raveis was recently voted the #1 real estate company in the U.S. Visit and call 781.929.4994.

Pam Forman, principal of PBF Homes, and her team designed two residences in the new luxury condominium property, The Bristol. Located at 148 Weston Road in Wellesley, the stunning building opened this winter. PBF Homes specializes in comprehensive oversight of home renovation projects and interior design. 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

Gabrielle Clemens, JD, LLM, CDFA®, AEP® and managing director at Clemens Private Wealth Management Group was named 2023 Female Trailblazer of the Year by InvestmentNews. Clemens was celebrated with other top women advisors from across the country at the InvestmentNews 2023 Women to Watch event held in November in New York City. Clemens’ goal is to educate and empower her clients to make sound, critical financial decisions before and after the divorce process. To learn more, email or call 617.725.1702.

One2One BodyScapes personal trainer Vincent “Vinny” McFarland has increased his afternoon hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Schedule an appointment after work and get into top physical shape for any sport—from skiing to golfing to hiking. Vinny is one of the experienced trainers at One2One BodyScapes whose goal is to motivate and educate you as you set and attain personal fitness goals. One2One trainers teach clients how to meet life’s milestones with optimism and vitality. For more information, please visit

Longtime real estate professionals Chrissie Lawrence and Betsy Kessler are celebrating two years as the proud owners of Rutledge Properties. Rutledge was established in 1974. Betsy’s mother, Sheila Cohen, owned the business from 1979 through 1990. Roberta Swenson became the sole proprietor of the business in 1990, and she also happens to be Chrissie’s mom. Rutledge is a local, woman-owned business with 20 experienced agents who live here in the communities they serve. For more information, please visit

Designer Sashya Thind Fernandes, LEED AP, a Weston resident, recently participated in the Live and Dine Gala to raise money for the Greater Boston Food Bank. The event was sponsored by Modern Luxury Magazine and Sashya and her team’s table design was based on sustainable foods with low water consumption. Sashya Thind is located in Wellesley. The eponymous firm’s main focus is designing spaces that nourish the soul through her trademark philosophy of “warm minimalism.” To learn more, please visit

Copper Leaf Development is celebrating 14 years in the home building business. Owner David Silverstein, a Wellesley resident, started the company with the idea of building houses influenced by classic architectural details that fit into their neighborhoods and are built with care and determination. Living and raising his family in Wellesley makes his work all the more important to Silverstein, and his caring staff members and subcontractors truly care about their product. Please visit for more information.

Still looking for that perfect fit for your child’s education? Dedham Country Day School accepts rolling admissions applications. Connect with their admissions team to have your questions answered or to schedule a personal tour. It’s not too late to learn more and join the fun! For more information, visit

Spring is the season for making positive changes in your life. If you’re going through the process of divorce or are recently divorced, become inspired with Wellesley resident Caren Stanley’s “Journey of Divorce.” This course helps people move forward in their lives during and after divorce with dignity and grace and provides tools and positivity, guidance, and support. Participants learn how they can acknowledge a new beginning for themselves and a new sense of normal. To learn more, please email or call 617.794.9898.

Pam Kubbins, the owner and founder of her homegrown business Pam’s Pashminas in Wellesley, is excited to be celebrating 20 years in business. Her high-quality, all-natural fiber scarves feature unique images of Pam’s worldwide travel photography, as well as images from her local organic home garden. All her original designs are on gorgeous artisan ally-crafted fabrics. Please visit

Prepped and Polished tutoring, test prep, and executive function coaching, located at 462 Washington Street in Wellesley, recently launched their Newton Centre location at 23 Pleasant Street. Prepped founder and Wellesley resident, Alexis Avila, was recently honored as one of the 50 most influential leaders of color by the Charles River Chamber of Commerce. His firm offers tutoring and coaching at his center locations in Wellesley, Newton, and Sudbury, at your home, and online. For more information, please call 781.753.9951 or visit

Jesamondo Salon & Spa’s renovation is underway! For your convenience, they haven’t moved far during construction—they’ll temporarily have salon appointments where Deja Vu Records used to reside (located next door); and the Spa will be upstairs. Simply enter through the back door and go upstairs when checking in. The grand opening of the newly renovated Jesamondo Salon & Spa is targeted for early spring. Continue to schedule your appointments online, or call 508.907.7171 with any questions or if you need assistance.

Denise Mosher of Coldwell Banker Weston was honored at the 2023 Generation Blue Experience for being named a Coldwell Banker Woman on the Rise. The Women on the Rise Award is presented to influential people who have made notable contributions to the real estate industry through business success, mentorship, and leadership. To reach Denise, call 781.267.5750 or email

Refresh your skin this spring with cosmetic microneedling at Elizabeth Renee. Cosmetic microneedling boosts the production of collagen and elastin and thickens the epidermis, which reduces lines and wrinkles. It also helps reboot cell to cell communication to normalize skin function. Elizabeth believes that beautiful skin will endure throughout one’s lifetime when utilizing the best that science and nature have to offer. For more information on how to keep your skin looking youthful, email or call 781.235.7546.

Embark on a transformative women’s retreat in Costa Rica, led by Coach D. of FIERCE. Immerse yourself in daily yoga, self-discovery workshops, and experience the power of sisterhood amidst the stunning rainforests. Awaken your inner warrior, recharge in paradise, and forge lifelong connections. Join FIERCE for a soulful experience of self-care, growth, and empowerment. See all the details at

Richard Wilcox, broker/owner at Distinctly New England Properties and Real Estate Services, is happy to announce his agency’s new office location at 357 Boston Post Road in Sudbury. He and his team of antique and historic home specialists have been successfully representing sellers and buyers of New England’s finest antique and historic properties for combined decades. In DNE’s many years in business, they’ve never listed a property they didn’t sell! Visit them online at

Relocating to Wellesley this spring, Synergy Private Health is an innovative concierge medicine program featuring highly-personalized integrative primary care, peak performance and lifestyle medicine, and cardiology care by doctors at the top of their fields. With robust wellness services including advanced testing, health coaching, and exclusive wellness programs, Synergy members have a proactive team that helps them thrive. Physicians have strong relationships with local specialists and are part of the Mass General Brigham network.

a Blade of Grass is happy to announce it recently won the award for Best of Boston Home 2024 Landscape Design/Build-West. The company also recently won two National Association of Landscape Professionals’ (NALP) Gold Awards of Excellence 2023 for their residential project called “Form to Table.”  These awards recognize the outstanding projects in commercial and residential landscape contracting, management, and design. To learn more, please visit

Jesamondo Salon & Spa proudly announces an innovative new spa service called microchanneling. This non-surgical, revolutionary technology stimulates your body’s own stem cell, collagen, and elastin growth for a revitalized look with little to no down time. It reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tones, acne, and other body scars. Results can often be seen in just one visit, but three to six sessions are recommended for optimal results that last a lifetime. Schedule online or call 508.907.7171 if you need assistance.

Fleuri of Linden Square in Wellesley is excited to share its re-launched website. Visit to order fresh flowers, shop a selection of permanent botanicals, or peruse Fleuri’s faux trees and plants. Fleuri’s selection of florals and decor change with the season, so check out the website often or visit resident designer Zoë Forbes in the Wellesley shop to find your next favorite thing.

Spring is the perfect time to refresh your home. Longtime Wellesley resident and interior designer Tanya Capello, MAIA of Capello Design will now be representing some of the most recognized names in the home furnishings market. The showroom and design studio began receiving new showroom pieces in January featuring lighting, furniture, and artwork from Niermann Weeks, Chaddock Home, Massoud Furniture, Oly Studio, and Made Goods, to name a few. Capello Design is located at 24 Church Street in Wellesley. For more information, please visit

Exceptional Health is now open in Wellesley Hills at 70 Hastings Street, Suite 300 and is accepting new patients. Karen “Kate” Isselbacher, M.D. is the founder and CEO. Her unwavering dedication to patient care has earned her a reputation for establishing profound personal connections with those she treats. She is joined by Dr. Li Tso, M.D. and Christine Harrington, M.D., who bring decades of experience to the practice as internal medicine and primary care physicians. For more information, please visit

Carpenter & MacNeille is honored to receive a 2023 Bulfinch Award for their project, Gentleman’s Farm.” Presented by the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA), the Bulfinch Award is one of the highest achievements within Classical and traditional architectural design. They are grateful to the New England ICAA for this significant recognition. To learn more about the firm, please call 781.694.4044, visit, and follow along on Instagram.

Melissa Dailey achieved remarkable success in 2023, earning the title of #1 agent in Weston and Wellesley, as well as claiming the top spot as the #1 Sales Agent (excluding teams and brokerages) in Massachusetts. Coldwell Banker Realty congratulates Melissa for her record-breaking sales year! She can be reached at 617.699.3922 or

Lux Bond & Green recently welcomed Doug Higginbotham as chief operating officer and Sarah Carp Ward as marketing director. Doug has over two decades of operations logistics experience with companies throughout New England. Sarah recently moved back to the area after two decades in New York City and has marketing experience in fashion, technology, and entertainment. Stop by Lux Bond & Green’s Wellesley store at 60 Central Street to shop the latest spring merchandise and visit online at

A new year brings a return of refreshed faces. Jesamondo Salon & Spa welcomes back master stylists, Ashley Cassidy and Morgan McDonald from their recent maternity leaves. Ashley returned to the salon in early January and works on Mondays and Wednesdays. Morgan will be returning to the salon by the middle to end of February. Start planning your schedules now! Book online or call 508.907.7171 for assistance with scheduling.

Eye Care and Laser Surgery of Newton-Wellesley is excited to share that Dr. Eugenio Candal will be joining the practice in March. Dr. Candal is a fellowship trained corneal specialist who concentrates on cataract surgery. He finished his fellowship in 2003, completed his residency at Yale University, and currently lives in Newton with his family. Please call the office at 617.796.3937 to book an appointment and visit for more information.

Jan Gleysteen Architects (JGA) is thrilled to announce that Aaron Peabody has been promoted to partner. With over 10 years of residential design experience, he brings valuable knowledge to every project and working relationship. A graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology and a registered architect, Aaron has contributed immensely to both the firm’s architectural designs and project management processes. They look forward to his continued leadership and career growth at JGA. To learn more about the firm, please visit

If you’re looking to update your home this spring, be sure to visit Renjeau Galleries, one of the premier art galleries in the Boston area. Conveniently located in Natick for more than 40 years, the gallery represents local, national, and international established and emerging artists. Their comprehensive collection includes everything from traditional to contemporary and abstract artwork available for purchase across a wide range of pricing. They also offer custom framing and art restoration services. For more information, please visit

CS Bailey Landscape is celebrating 12 years of designing and maintaining beautiful home landscapes in the local area. The firm is also doing its part to reduce its environmental footprint by fully converting gas-powered equipment to battery power for their weekly maintenance services. The result is improved air quality, less noise, reduced consumption of fossil fuels, and an overall healthier environment for CS Bailey customers and team members. For more information, please visit

Attorney Deborah A. Katz is celebrating 10 years of practicing in Wellesley. Her firm, KATZ LEGAL GROUP LLC, was again recognized in the 2024 Best Law Firms® rankings in the area of family law. Best Lawyers uses globally renowned and respected purely peer review methodology. Deborah and her team have extensive experience handling complex divorce and family law matters with the highest level of professionalism and compassion. To schedule a consultation, contact Attorney Katz at 781.328.1133 or email

Patrick Ahearn Architect has moved to a brand new Newbury Street office across from the Boston Public Garden. The firm’s commitment to timeless architecture continues from their new address. For the ninth year, the firm was named among the top 50 Coastal Architects by Ocean Home, and a recently completed Osterville renovation won a Residential Excellence in Design award from Luxe Magazine. They are grateful for wonderful clients who present ongoing opportunities to create award-winning work.

Marc Kaplan of Sanford Custom Builders was recently featured in Boston Design Guide‘s “Builder’s Dream,” a story about renovating his Back Bay condominium. Designed by Marcus Gleysteen Architects, Kaplan served as both the client and the builder. Celebrating 40 years in business, Sanford Custom Builders is currently constructing a 13,430 square foot home for sale at 21 Chestnut Street in Weston. The Federal-inspired home was also designed by Marcus Gleysteen. For more information, please visit

Spring is a great time to plant mature trees and shrubs. Visit Acorn Tree & Landscaping’s mature tree nursery in Harvard for a large selection of shade trees, mature shrubs, evergreens for privacy screening, and flowering ornamentals from 15- to 35-feet tall. Acorn is owner operated, and their certified arborists and horticulturalists also provide plant health care, plant loss appraisals, and horticultural consulting. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 978.635.0409 or email

Kathy Kelley of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services (BHHS) Town and Country Real Estate is celebrating 30 years as an award-winning, top-producing Wellesley real estate agent. A recent winner of Boston Magazine’s top producers’ badge, Kelley works hard year after year to help buyers and sellers make successful real estate transactions. To learn more, please visit

Wellesey-based Jacob Lilley Architects recently won two PRISM Awards from the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston for his projects in Berlin, Massachusetts. He won for the Ten Hens Barn and the Brook Meadows farmhouse renovation and addition with builder J.W. Construction. For the past 17 years, Jacob Lilley Architects has been creating unique custom homes that range from traditional to modern. For more, follow @jacoblilleyarchitects and visit

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

Sandy Sandwich Productions – Photography and Videography by John Harmon, is celebrating 10 years in business. With a comfortable and collaborative style, John offers senior portraits, family portraits, and photography and videography for events and small businesses. He is now booking sessions for 2024. For more information and to schedule your session, please visit or call 781.366.3920.

Jared Wilk, of The Shulkin Wilk Group with Compass has been elected president of the Greater Boston Association of REALTORS® (GBAR). As president, Wilk will serve as the representative of the association’s general membership in governing the association’s policies, programs and business activities. He will act as the association’s ambassador promoting REALTOR® initiatives and communicating directly with members on behalf of GBAR leadership, while also serving as an association spokesperson and a liaison between GBAR and state legislators on legislative and regulatory issues important to the real estate industry.

Compass congratulates Mary and Paul Wilson of The Wilson Group for representing the sellers on the two largest home sales in Wellesley in 2023! These landmark sales included 15 Valley Road, which sold for $10,500,000 and 29 Hundreds Circle, which sold for $9,500,000, where The Wilson Group represented both the seller and buyer in this transaction.