I work at a New England-oriented publication, and we receive subscriptions to various New England-related magazines. One of my favorites is New England Home. It's great for ideas and highlights everything from gorgeous Boston condos to Cape and North Shore vacation homes. The cover for the July/August 2009 issue is beautiful- what a lovely sun room and garden.
I also found this shop in Boston at the NE Home site that I am dying to go to: Michelle Willey. She has some unique home and lifestyle pieces that would be perfect for gifts- to your family, friend, significant other....or to yourself! Here are some pieces that I enjoy:
Adds a whimsical touch to your meal.
Never mistake your or your guests' glasses at a party again.
Porcelain place settings to reuse and reuse.
all pieces @ Michelle Willey