Northshore Magazine (Digital) September 2021

For 20 years, Northshore magazine’s experienced editors, creatives, writers, and photographers have captured the region with its award-winning prose and design. The magazine offers sophisticated service journalism coupled with stunning photography. We report on desirable towns and neighborhoods, places to hike and bike along the coast, which doctors are first-rate, and which restaurants, shops, spas, salons, and services are the Best of the North Shore.

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2 min.
creating community

This past year, home and community have never been more important. Neighbors reached out to one another in small ways, whether it was shopping for an elderly person or checking in on someone next door who might be isolated. To stay in touch, many of us created Covid pods with our immediate neighbors and friends. Our neighborhoods became our whole worlds during the pandemic—and I, for one, appreciate my neighborhood and neighbors all the more. In this issue, we explore eight of our favorite North Shore neighborhoods. Each community has its own unique flavor—from the gritty Gloucester seaport to the open spaces in Danvers and the small-town feel of Topsfield. We speak to locals in these places to learn more about what makes each one special. We also visit Beverly, exploring…

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DOUG LEVY /PAGE 108/ Doug Levy is a former Minor League Baseball umpire who turned to a career in photography. Levy’s photography work has taken him on helicopters over Boston, and inside some of the city’s largest companies. See his work at SUZANNE LEE /PAGES 54, 56/ Suzanne Lee is a freelance photo stylist from Newburyport. Her focus is props, product, and food. She has worked with a range of commercial and editorial clients including Maine Homes Magazine, Culture Magazine, and Hannaford Supermarkets. Suzanne is the former staff stylist for the Stonewall Kitchen Family of Brands. JEANNE O’BRIEN COFFEY /PAGES 116, 20/ Jeanne O’Brien Coffey has been freelancing for more than 10 years, covering everything from hot New York restaurants for the Zagat guide to top luxury travel spots for ForbesLife. She is…

3 min.
breathing space

Vast walls of living greenery hang over diners at Bird & Wolf—the new North Andover steakhouse. Packed with hundreds of plants that draw water and nutrients from an intricate system hidden from view, they freshen the air while contributing a peaceful aura to the futuristic white-on-white space, punctuated by soft gray banquettes and warm wood finishes. The design, the brainchild of owner/operating partner Xochitl Bielma-Bolton, was conceived prior to the pandemic, but seems very much of the moment, with high ceilings, well-spaced tables and the six living walls. The space invites guests to unwind while contemplating the creative menu from Executive Chef Chris White, a native of Ireland whose impressive resume includes kitchens in Australia and New Zealand, and a Michelin-starred restaurant in the U.K. At press time, starters were heavy on fish…

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grape gatherings

Every fall, wineries across the country harvest the bounty of their vineyards. It’s an exciting time of year that celebrates all things grape, from the first crush to final bottling. With that in mind, here are four ways for you to celebrate the grape this season, ranging from a lively tailgate to a cozy dinner party. We offer value and splurge wines for each occasion with suggestions from several local wine stores. ALFRESCO COCKTAILS Autumn is a great time to clink glasses outside with friends, particularly now that it’s a choice, not a pandemic necessity. The air is pleasantly cool, the sun golden, and the wine warming. While it’s tempting to serve everything in patio-friendly plastic, glass or crystal is best. Plastic interferes with the aroma and taste of the wine and…

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hostess gift

+ Oenophiles will swoon over the complex 2017 Sebastiani Cherryblock Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma Valley ($125) filled with soft tannins and concentrated flavors of blackberry, baking spices, cedar, and tobacco. Try with grilled rib-eye or braised short ribs. + Samanta Ettore, founder of Wine-Sense in Andover, suggests the 2012 Rosso, “Tutto Dipende da Dove Vuoi Andare” ($34), a blend of Nebbiolo and Barbera. “It’s a seamless wine with tons of ripe fruit and soft spices, and your palate just feels the integration and the true talent of the winemaker, Gabriele Scaglione. It pairs well with pasta with mushroom ragú or roasted chicken and root vegetables.” + Ettore also favors Deep Blue ($32), a biodynamic Pinot Noir from Day Wines, which donates a portion of the wine’s proceeds toward ocean restoration. “The power of…

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beverly by day or night

Sandwiched between the spooky glories of Salem, the overwhelming quaintness of Manchester, and the commercial allure of Danvers, Beverly was long a modest, easily overlooked city. In recent years, though, an infusion of commuter-friendly new apartment buildings, charming independent retail shops, and ambitious restaurants has started to draw attention from people across the region. “Beverly has come a long way,” says Leslie Gould, executive director of the Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce. “The North shore has taken note.” Today, the small, coastal city is a great place to spend the day, says Gin Wallace, executive director of Beverly Main Streets. It’s also the perfect destination for a lively night out, Gould adds. After listening to their recommendations, it’s clear that they’re both right. THE DAYTRIP DESTINATION Straddling Route 128 and easily accessible by train,…