Patrick Planeta GIVEs ADVICE ON DECKING THE HALLS FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON

Our client, Patrick Planeta of Planeta Design Group, sat down with bostoncommon-magazine.com to share his advice on decking the halls this holiday season.

“Instead of placing a few holiday accessories and decorations on a table, I recommend cohesively blending a holiday feel throughout your home; meld, never match! Resist the instinct to go for gold furnishings, and instead opt for pieces with a muted bronze finish, that when paired with candlelight, add a warm sparkle to any room. My go-to piece for the holidays is the MarieBelle Ganache Cien Red Box of 100 hand-painted chocolates. These beautiful chocolates are pleasing to the palette, and are the perfect staple for holiday entertaining in the home."

To read the full story, click here!

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Boston Herald Foodie Gift Guide ft. Modern Relik

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With the winter holidays on the horizon, grocery lists are now sharing fridge-front real estate with gift lists. If you’re shopping for foodie friends, family members and co-workers this year, The Boston Herald has a few ideas including the Jackie O placemat from Modern Relik.

"Among Boston’s most famous dining tables is No. 40 at Parker’s Restaurant, where JFK proposed to Jackie. But guests eat like Camelot royalty anywhere using the Jackie O. placemat by Waltham’s Modern Relik. The sapphire-blue mat recalls famous tweed fashions modeled by the former first lady, and adds extra style and elegance to the dinner table." ($55 each at modernrelik.com.)

View the full gift guide here.

Modern Relik Wins 'Best of" Award

Congrats to our client, Modern Relik, for winning a 'Best Of' award from Boston Home for Best Showroom West of Boston

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Tucked away in an industrial corner of Waltham, this modern-meets-vintage showroom is a bit Alice in Wonderland: Art deco mirrored trays, gourd-shaped vases, brass-and-marble side tables—where to begin? But owner and longtime interior designer Meg Kimball presides over it all with calm enthusiasm, steering wide-eyed patrons to just the right dose of avant-garde.

96 Clematis Ave., Waltham, 617-513-3336, modernrelik.com.

Life Time Centers Are Now Offering Spartan Classes

If the word “Spartan” has you dreaming of matching your wits and strength against intense obstacle races involving fire, mud, and barbed wire, you might be interested in a new fitness class being offered at Life Time's three Boston-area locations: Spartan Strong.

Spartan Strong classes aim to challenge participants both mentally and physically, utilizing a combination of resistance training, body weight moves, dynamic stretching, and cardio drills. The hour-long class will increase your strength, endurance, and athleticism—sometimes with the help of the Spartan Pancake, a weighted circular sandbag. Instructors, many of whom compete in Spartan Races, have completed rigorous training by both Spartan Race and Life Time to be able to best prepare you for your own challenges, on or off the course.

To learn more about Life Time's new Spartan Strong class, head to bostonmagazine.com!

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