The top-producing Pinnacle Group, established by Elaine Bannigan, is celebrating one year with Douglas Elliman’s office in Wellesley at 40 Central Street. With decades of real estate experience and over $2 billion in sales, this eight-person team remains a force in real estate in Boston’s MetroWest area. The cornerstone of the group’s success is repeat business from their satisfied clients who value the group’s experience, vast market knowledge, and commitment to the highest ethical standards. The Pinnacle Group specializes in brokerage in Wellesley, Dover, Needham, Weston, and Natick. Visit to learn more.

Join Coach D and FIERCE for a transformative women’s retreat October 24 through 27 at the Wilburton Inn in Manchester, Vermont. Immerse yourself in a blend of outdoor adventure, soulful exploration, and female camaraderie. The program offers a holistic approach to wellness through movement, introspection, and nourishing cuisine, set against Vermont’s stunning autumn backdrop. Embrace the journey within and without. Learn more at Escape. Explore. Empower.

Renowned landscape design firm a Blade of Grass is celebrating 30 years in June. The firm has earned a reputation for lending a fresh perspective in landscape design and has been featured in numerous publications and won many prestigious awards throughout the years. a Blade of Grass offers a variety of services including award-winning design, installation, and maintenance throughout Boston and the Metrowest area. To find out how a Blade of Grass can make your property truly spectacular, contact them for a free consultation. Call 508.358.4500 and visit

Kathy Kelley has been named to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ esteemed Chairman’s Circle Platinum for 2023, awarded to the top one percent of the network’s sales professionals nationwide. Kathy entered the real estate field in1994 and is celebrating 30 years of as one of Wellesley’s top agents in 2024. Call Kathy at 781.710.1035 or email

A.J. Rose Carpets & Flooring is a proud sponsor of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Always looking for ways to have an impact on the local community, the A.J. Rose team has participated in Boston’s More Than Pink Walk as both a sponsor and attendee. For more information about A.J. Rose Carpets & Flooring’s community outreach programs, visit and donate to Susan G. Komen at

A.J. Rose Carpets & Flooring recently opened their fourth flooring showroom in Needham. Located on Highland Avenue near Panera Bread, the new store features 2,200 square feet of flooring solutions, and a 65-inch touch screen flooring visualizer. If you can’t make it into the store, A.J. Rose now offers a Shop From Home program. Stop by their new Needham location or visit to learn more.

FIXT Dental, located at 590 Washington Street in Wellesley, recently welcomed Dr. Steve Litwin and Dr. Courtney Brady to the practice. Dr. Litwin maintained a private dental practice while training as a periodontist and also earned a master’s degree in Oral Biology. Dr. Brady also stays ahead of advancements in dentistry with extensive hours of continuing education. Both doctors are dedicated to providing the highest quality care in a warm and welcoming environment. FIXT is recognized as one of the most advanced cosmetic and implant dental practices in the world. To learn more, please visit

Gail Lockberg with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town & Country teamed up with 20-plus vendors in Wellesley to produce a guide highlighting Wellesley and the Boston area. The release of this guide was celebrated at a brunch that brought together real estate agents and the vendors who contributed. The handbook promises to be an invaluable tool for prospective homebuyers, investors, and anyone interested in exploring the diverse communities and offerings within the Greater Boston real estate landscape.

The number one family-owned William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage, and Insurance marks 50 years in business this year. In 1974, Bill Raveis opened the first office above a small grocery store in his hometown of Fairfield, Connecticut. The company now has 4,500 agents and 140 offices in nine states. Last year the company won Inman’s coveted Top Brokerage 2023 award for innovation and was recognized by global industry experts as among the Top 100 in the World for luxury service excellence. To learn more, please visit

One2One BodyScapes recently welcomed personal trainer Alexandra Jane (AJ) Lazar to its personal training team. AJ is currently completing her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree at Quinnipiac University. She was a competitive golfer and is a mat Pilates and yoga enthusiast in addition to having personal training expertise. Her goal is to motivate and educate you as you set and attain your personal fitness goals. One2One trainers teach clients how to meet life’s milestones with optimism and vitality. For more information, please visit

Wellesley resident Irena Cafasso is celebrating 20 years as a licensed mental health counselor. Her areas of specialty include anxiety, depression, grief/loss, eating disorders/body image, and issues regarding cultural identity and acculturation. Her approach is influenced by acceptance and commitment therapy, psychoanalytic therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and mindfulness base techniques. Irena strives to maintain a safe and non-judgmental environment, focused on building increased self-understanding, self-compassion, and skills and resiliency. To learn more, please visit and or call 617.913.2181.

Jesamondo Salon & Spa recently had an impressive renovation, courtesy of Pimentel Construction and Felicia Maria Interiors. The refurbishment transformed the space into a premier destination equipped with cutting-edge spa technology and enhanced, cozy salon amenities. The team comprises over 40 professionals in the beauty sector including hair stylists, estheticians, makeup artists, nail technicians, massage therapists, and a Reiki master, all dedicated to providing top-tier services. Boasting a solid 40-plus year track record in the beauty industry, they know how to make you look fabulous. Visit

Jesamondo Salon & Spa takes great pleasure in welcoming Daysy Benavides and Gulnara Zaytsev to their team. Each brings a wealth of experience from their respective fields, having previously honed their skills at Bella Santé. Daysy excels as a proficient nail technician and reflexologist, turning nails into a dazzling display of color and design. Gulnara, a senior stylist, is a “maestro of manes” and can transform hair into a masterpiece worthy of a gallery. Schedule an appointment to meet this dynamic duo at or call 508.907.7171.

Jesamondo Salon & Spa is thrilled to announce its collaboration with Rejuvenation Station, LLC, bringing monthly injectables to the salon for their customers’ convenience. Tania Klein, founder and CEO of Rejuvenation Station, and Bobbi K. Coode, medical director and cosmetic injector, are equally excited to provide this opportunity to revamp the customers’ beauty regimen with this valuable service onsite. The journey to refreshment and rejuvenation starts by booking now. Visit or call 508.907.7171.

Carpenter & MacNeille Architects and Builders, located in Essex and Wellesley, was awarded Best of Boston Home 2024 for High-End Home Remodeling. Boston Home editors stated, “Architecture, interior design, construction, woodworking, and property services—Carpenter & MacNeille does them all, and clients appreciate their attention to detail, thoughtful approach, and outstanding project management skills.” Please visit for firm details and follow the firm on Instagram @carpentermacnielle.

Gabrielle Clemens has been named Best In State Top Woman Wealth Advisor by Forbes/Shook magazine research for the fourth year in a row. Gabrielle is a former attorney who focuses her wealth management practice on helping people make smart financial decisions before, during, and after divorce. She also recently launched a podcast called Marriage Is About Love, Divorce Is About Money® that walks listeners through her book with the same title. The book is available on Amazon and the podcast on Spotify. Email or call 617.725.1702 to learn more.

Dr. Jeff Phillips joins the esteemed group of physicians at Synergy Private Health which relocates to Wellesley this May. Synergy is an innovative concierge medicine program featuring highly-personalized integrative primary care, peak performance, lifestyle medicine, and cardiology care. Physicians have strong relationships with local specialists and are part of the Mass General Brigham network. With robust wellness services including health coaching and exclusive wellness programs, Synergy members have a proactive team that helps them thrive. Visit to learn more.

Summer is the perfect time to think about renovating or building a new home. With 14 years of experience in the home building business, Copper Leaf Development is well equipped to help you create your dream home. 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. Silverstein and his caring staff members and subcontractors truly care about their product. Please visit for more information.

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 total plant care, landscape design and construction, tree pruning and removal, hydroseeding, and to the creation of a mature tree nursery. If you have a tree or landscaping project in mind, contact for more information.

Patrick Ahearn, FAIA, was pleased to showcase a newly constructed modernist residence for Syracuse architecture students as part of the university’s Ahearn Workshops. Using the home as a case study, Patrick engaged students with post-academic realities of zoning, budgeting, and professional practice. A Syracuse University trustee and a member of the Advisory Board of the Syracuse School of Architecture, Patrick will return to Syracuse for another session of the Ahearn Workshops focusing on professional practice this fall.

Wellesley realtor Julie Newman has joined The Bauman Group at Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty, a team of four real estate advisors led by Annie Bauman. A Boston College graduate and active member of the Wellesley community, Julie is mom to two teenage daughters. She has served the Wellesley Lacrosse program as both a coach and board member and volunteers for nonprofits including The Ellie Fund and Shultz’s Guest House. Contact Julie at 617.571.1619 or email Learn more at

Jan Gleysteen and senior team member Alix Israel of Jan Gleysteen Architects, Inc. (JGA) attended the Boston Home breakfast in February to celebrate the launch of the spring issue. Christina Miller and the Boston Home team sponsored a panel of five women who discussed the intersection of fashion and interior design. JGA is a longtime supporter of Boston Home and is featured on the back cover of the edition. For more information, please visit

Eye Care and Laser Surgery of Newton-Wellesley is excited to share that they now offer in-house LASIK Refractive Surgery. They offer the latest technology on the Wavelight platform. Just like your fingerprints, your corneas are unique to you. Contoura Vision by Wavelight maps their individual shape to create a totally personalized procedure for personalized results. The team is here to help patients live life to the fullest, without the hassle of glasses or contact lenses. Please call the office at 617.796.3937 to book a free consultation.

Lux Bond & Green recently announced Charlie Green’s promotion to director of stores. With roots in the family business spanning five generations, Charlie returned to the company in 2023 after spending seven years working in the wholesale-colored gemstone and fancy-colored diamond market in New York’s diamond district. Stop by Lux Bond & Green’s Wellesley store at 60 Central Street to shop the latest summer merchandise and visit online at

Financial services veterans and Wellesley residents Brian Kinney and William Munro are bringing together over six decades of investment management experience to launch KinneyMunro Wealth Advisors. KinneyMunro is a wealth management firm that delivers an investment experience powered by personalized portfolio development and further customization through advanced wealth planning strategies such as estate and tax planning, insurance solutions, and trust services. Kinney was previously with Fidelity Investments and State Street, Boston and Munro was with JP Morgan. For more information, please visit or call 617.224.9504.

Ken Gillis has worked in every facet of the appliance industry for the past 35 years. In March he achieved a lifelong goal of opening his own appliance showroom—Synergy Home Appliance. His Burlington location, right off Route 95, offers world-class brands including Sub-Zero, Wolf, Cove, Miele, Thermador, Bosch and many others. Ken’s vast industry knowledge and personal commitment to excellence, sustainability, and unparalleled customer service ensures Wellesley-area homeowners, designers, and builders a new way to purchase appliances. For more information, visit

Experience Exceptional Health, where personalized care meets convenience. Located at 70 Hastings Street in Wellesley, their dedicated team offers tailored treatment plans based on your individual health needs. Enjoy timely access to comprehensive health assessments and advanced services including same-day appointments and telemedicine options. With a focus on continuity of care and wellness management, they prioritize long-term patient-physician relationships and provide support every step of the way. Discover the benefits of concierge medicine by visiting

In 2009, after 15 years as a chef in some of Boston and San Francisco’s most prestigious restaurants, Chef Ben Elliott struck out on his own to restore Saltbox Farm, a 10-acre farm his grandparents built in the 1940s. In the years since Ben has transformed the farm into the heart of his full-serving catering business, Catering by Saltbox, a farm-to-table restaurant, Saltbox Kitchen, and a microbrewery, Saltbox Brewery.

Lifelong Wellesley and Osterville resident Robin Copeland, a seasoned real estate professional in Boston and on the Cape, is now serving clientele in Vero Beach, Florida. Robin has extensive knowledge of the area and is affiliated with Dale Sorensen Real Estate, which is recognized as the top luxury real estate firm on Florida’s east coast. Robin can assist in finding properties throughout Vero Beach’s exclusive neighborhoods including John’s Island, Orchid Island, the Moorings, Sea Oaks, Windsor, Grand Harbor, and more. To learn more, visit

Pamela Brown Forman, principal of PBF Homes, was recently awarded “One to Watch” by Modern Luxury Interiors Boston, Best of Luxury Design. Pam has worked with countless clients in Wellesley and surrounding towns to create spaces that are both transitional and timeless through full-service interior design, home renovation, and high-end home staging. To learn more or set up a discovery call, email or visit

Protect your skin this summer with Brightening Day sunscreen from Elizabeth Renee. Daily use of broad-spectrum sunscreen is the most efficacious way to protect yourself from the aging rays of the sun. Brightening Day screen is formulated with both chemical and physical ingredients, helping you avoid unwanted pigmentation and environmental damage. 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.

Take a vacation from negativity this summer and make 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

It’s graduation and wedding season, and Posies of Wellesley has the flowers you need to make your events more beautiful than ever. Owner Margaret Becla has been part of the flower industry for more than 20 years. She has been trained by European flower designers and has been providing exquisite floral designs in the MetroWest area for the past 14 years. The Posie’s design team is an eclectic collection of designers with unique experiences and design influences to create arrangements large and small. To learn more, please visit

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.

Wellesley resident and professional photographer Lisa Neighbors will be offering photography workshops for teens this summer and fall, exploring Boston neighborhoods, night photography, pet photography, and more. She’ll also be taking high school Senior portraits, and there is a discount for bookings in June and July. Visit for more information and to book your session. College headshots make great graduation gifts, and are a wonderful way to celebrate summer.