Corinne Basler Grousbeck's City Guide

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

“Isabella gave Henry Frick and J.P. Morgan a run for their money, amassing an enviable private collection of art on her own terms. She scandalized Boston society by exposing her collar bone and wearing a Red Sox cap—my kind of woman. The new Calderwood Hall, designed by Renzo Piano, continues her commitment to supporting emerging artists in an intimate space. Her palace’s Venetian courtyard makes the gloomiest of winter days in Boston feel like a Vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal.” -Corinne Basler Grousbeck

25 Evans Way, Boston, MA 02115

Winston Flowers

“Wherever you go in and around Boston, if you spot gorgeous blooms, chances are they’re from Winston’s.” -Corinne Basler Grousbeck

176 Federal Street, Boston, MA 02110
131 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116

Watertown Riverfront Park and Braille Trail

“I try to get out into nature every day. Between meetings, I pop over to the new Watertown Riverfront Park and Braille Trail. It’s an accessible walking path with a sensory garden that has interactive features like guide wires, Braille markers, and a giant wooden xylophone. I love that it gives our students, and the public, a new way to explore along the banks of the Charles River.” -Corinne Basler Grousbeck

Bristol Restaurant and Bar

“The home of Boston’s power lunch, with the famed Vermont cheddar burger, truffle fries, and Sancerre. Boston women aren’t afraid to eat!” -Corinne Grousbeck

200 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

What To Wear To Bristol Restaurant and Bar