A Well Crafted Life - The Newbury Journal

We’ve had a centuries-long love-affair with Boston, but we wouldn’t expect you to know the details. Get to know the intimate story of our beloved city and landmark property from those that know it best—our local experts.

Luxury Honeymoon in Boston

Looking for a luxurious honeymoon destination? Boston offers the perfect blend of history, culture, and modern luxury.


A Guide to Boston’s Music Scene

Discover the vibrant music scene in Boston with our expert guide to the top things to do as a music lover.

In the Neighborhood

The Ultimate Boston Staycation

Whether you're seeking relaxation or adventure, Boston is the perfect destination for a rejuvenating staycation. Join us on a journey of exploration.

In the Neighborhood

Seeing Diamonds

They say diamonds are a girl's best friend.  We're inclined to agree. Less than a year after opening, The Newbury Boston achieved one of the most sought after travel industry accolades - AAA Five Diamond Designation.

A Well-Crafted Life, Moments at The Newbury

Shaken or Stirred: Cocktail Musings at The Street Bar

Jewel toned plush seating, rich wood paneling and cozy lighting transports you back in time to the classic cocktail era.  

Culinary Experience

Isn’t it Romantic?

From snow dusted strolls to fireside cocktails, Boston exudes romance in winter.

A Well-Crafted Life

How to Spend 48 Hours in Boston with Brandon Berkson

The Newbury Boston, Where a Father and His Travel Journalist Son Recommence a Longstanding Tradition.

A Well-Crafted Life

The First Wedding at The Newbury Boston

Days after officially opening its doors to guests, The Newbury Boston hosted its first wedding. Adjatay and Victoria share their thoughts, insights and insider tips on how they celebrated their most special day with us.


Your Travel Guide to Visiting Boston in the Fall

The Newbury Boston’s concierge shares their top things to do in Boston in the fall.

In the Neighborhood, Legacy

Designing the Ultimate Hotel

The Newbury Boston was unveiled in May of 2021– now, let’s meet the renowned designers behind the well-crafted space.

A Well-Crafted Life

48 Hours in Boston with Krystal Bick

Krystal Bick the creative mind behind, This Time Tomorrow shares her weekend guide to Boston.

A Well-Crafted Life

Introducing, Contessa

Perched at the top of The Newbury Boston, meet the city’s newest rooftop restaurant by Major Food Group, a dining and hospitality concept unlike anything Boston has seen before.

Culinary Experience

The Center of Attention at The Newbury Boston

A statement centerpiece by Peter Houk, artistic director of MIT Glass Lab.

A Well-Crafted Life

How to Experience The Most Anticipated Hotel Opening of the Year

The Newbury makes Travel + Leisure’s 2021 New Hotel It List.

Moments at The Newbury

Event Musings with Bryan Rafanelli

Bryan Rafanelli is Boston’s premiere event planning expert, and Founder of Rafanelli Events. He shares what he loves most about hosting events at The Newbury Boston, and offers several inspiring summertime entertaining tips.



The Library at The Newbury & Your Summer Reading List

A Salon for the Arts at The Newbury & Your Summer Reading List by Trident Booksellers. 

A Well-Crafted Life

First Look & Review of The Newbury Boston with Tiffany Dowd

Tiffany Dowd is a luxury hotel expert, Founder & President of Luxe Social Media®. As a local resident and friend of The Newbury Boston, she recounts memories and shares what she is most excited about with the opening.

A Well-Crafted Life

Cocktails & Conversation with Mario Carbone

The Co-Founder of Major Food Group, the internationally acclaimed hospitality company sits down and opens up over cocktails about the historic revival of beloved Boston spot, The Street Bar, and offers initial insights on the rooftop restaurant, Contessa.

Culinary Experience

Q&A with Creative Director Robert Louey

As Creative Director at the award-winning branding and lifestyle studio Tzelan, Robert Louey shares what it means to create a timeless brand.

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All Dressed Up: The Newbury Wardrobe and a Conversation with Barbara Bell

Founder and Creative Director Barbara Bell shares the design journey of creating The Newbury Boston’s wardrobe from inspirations from Boston’s rich history to the modern heritage of The Newbury. These well-tailored suitings truly encapsulate a well-crafted life.

A Well-Crafted Life

The Making Of: A Salon for the Arts

Take a look behind-the-scenes at the creation of The Newbury Boston’s 21st Century Salon for the Arts, where artistic appreciation and philosophical discourse intersect.

A Well-Crafted Life

Scents and “Scensibilities” with 12.29

Dawn Goldworm, Founder and CCO of 12.29, shares her creative process working with The Newbury Boston over the last year to create a brand-new custom scent evocative of the city and available only within the hotel walls.

A Well-Crafted Life

When We Meet Again: Weddings at The Newbury Boston

Orchestrate a dream wedding at this collection of elegant venues located under the best address in Boston. 


Q&A with Major Food Group’s Co-Founder Mario Carbone

What to expect from the collaboration with The Newbury.

Culinary Experience

Art for All in the Public Garden

A guide to Boston’s favorite outdoor museum.

In the Neighborhood

Postcards from The Newbury Boston by Veronica Lawlor

Your invitation to travel around the world from Boston.

A Well-Crafted Life

Dear Boston, She’s Back.

Come fall in love with her again.


Expert In-Residence for Weddings, Caroline Hallowell, predicts a busy year at The Newbury and shares her pick of top trends for 2021

Plus, her pick of top trends for 2021


From The Patriots to the Harvard Crimson, Boston Is America’s Sportiest City

I Don’t Always Follow Sports, But When I Do...


Forty-One Years Ago This Week, The Blizzard of 1978 Turned Boston White

Dancing With Old Man Winter.


Culture, Class, and History: Boston Museums Are Second to None

Haute Cuisine For Thought.

In the Neighborhood

Evening Attire

I only ask that you don a sense of graciousness or “good vibes”.


She's Back

It is so good to be back. Who am I, you ask?


Changing Room

I’m currently under renovation.