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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Home of the Week: Modera Medford

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John Ellement of The Boston Globe sat down with out client, Lars Unhjem of Mill Creek, to talk about theirlatest project Modera Medford

Modera, 5 Cabot Road, Medford:

  • Rent: Studio (from $2,096); one bedroom and one bath (from $2,306); one bedroom, one bath, and a den (from $2,401); two bedrooms and two baths (from $2,871); and three bedrooms and two baths (from $3,901).
  • Units: 297 upon completion, expected in December. The development is 44 percent occupied.
  • Year built: 2017
  • Utilities: Tenant is responsible for gas, electric, and water and sewer. The units have forced-hot air gas heat and central air.
  • Pet fees: $50 per month for a dog (under 50 pounds)/$100; maximum weight 100. $35 for a cat. Maximum two pets per unit.
  • Bicycle storage and loaner bikes: Free
  • Kayaks: Loaned free
  • Parking: First space is free; second is $150 a month

To read the full story and view photos, click here

Modera Medford Ribbon Cutting

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Modera Medford, the latest transit-oriented multifamily development along the MBTA’s Orange Line, has begun move-ins for 297 apartments at 5 Cabot Road in Medford via Banker & Tradesman.

Mill Creek Residential developed the 5-story complex opposite the Wellington station.

Apartments range from 602-square-foot studios to 1,479-square-foot three-bedroom units and include nine-foot ceilings, wood plank flooring, stainless steel appliances, stone countertops with tile backsplash, 42-inch custom cabinetry, pendant lighting, washers and dryers, key fob entry systems and walk-in closets.

Modera Medford is marketing one-bedroom units starting at $2,331 per month with one month free rent on 12- to 18-month leases.

Designed by Cube3 Studio of Lawrence, the complex surrounds a 6-story parking garage. The property includes a 1,000-foot public walkway connecting with the Tufts Boat House and Woods Memorial Bridge. Common area amenities include a swimming pool, clubhouse, roof deck, fitness club, yoga studio and group fitness room.

The development joins a cluster of new multifamily complexes in the Orange Line north suburban market including the Criterion Development Partners’ nearby 504-unit River’s Edge apartment complex, the second phase of which is scheduled for completion this fall.