Sprawling at the bottom of Beacon Hill, Boston’s Charles Street is a mix of Dickens-meets-M.F.A. sensibilities—where history-laden, crimson-brick sidewalks roll past some of the most meticulously kept and artfully stocked shops in all of this diverse and exciting city. Start smack in the middle: at Café Vanille, which doles out the
richest almond croissants this side of Paris.
- Yankee Magazine January/February 2010