Haute Secrets: Jewelry Designer April Soderstrom Shares What She Loves Most About Boston

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Best known for her beautiful handmade baubles that have appeared on everyone from Julian Edelman to Gisele Bundchen, April Soderstrom has created an impressive celebrity following since starting her haute jewelry line. Her luxe designs have also been worn by contestants in Miss USA and Miss World (herself a top-five finisher in the Miss Massachusetts USA pageant); Keeping up with the Kardashians star Kylie Jenner and have been featured on multiple seasons of The Bachelorette. The glamorous creations, which are available for rent or purchase, include everything from delicate earrings to massive statement pieces brimming with subtle details.

April SoderstromPhoto Credit: April Soderstrom

April Soderstrom is now the official jewelry sponsor of Miss Massachusetts USA, Miss California USA, Miss Maine USA, and Miss New Hampshire USA and has had many title holders across the country crowned wearing her couture designs.

April SoderstromPhoto Credit: April Soderstrom

We recently caught up with Boston jewelry designer to find out what she loves most about the city.

Where were you born:  Michigan

How long in Boston:  11 years

Neighborhood:  Back Bay

Occupation:  Jewelry designer

Favorite Restaurant: UNI

Best Sushi: UNI!

Best Italian: Strega

Best dessert: Amorino Back Bay

Best place for a romantic date: Not technically “romantic”, but Ben recently planned a surprise date to A4cade – an adult only arcade with great music, cocktails, etc.  It was a great change of pace from the standard dinner out!

Best Sunday brunch:  Little Donkey

If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend? Liberty Hotel

Favorite shopping venue/boutique: Dress, Charles Street

Favorite place to buy jewelry/watches: aprilsoderstrom.com of course!

Best Spa: G2O Spa + Salon

Favorite Charity Event: Ellie Fund Red Carpet Gala

Favorite Cultural Event: Nutcracker at The Boston Ballet

Favorite Cultural Institution: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Best Steakhouse:  Davio’s

Best Pizza:  Picco

Best Lunch: Gre.Co Back Bay

Best Gym/Athletic Facility: BFX

Best Massage: G2O Spa + Salon

Best Limousine/Driving Service: Uber!  Quick and easy!

Best Museum/Exhibit: Nerd alert!  My fiancé and I make regular dates to the Museum of Science for their Planetarium shows.

Describe Boston in three words: Historic, Smart, Strong

Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: I love walking through the Public Garden and the Common

All-around favorite spot in Boston:  The Esplanade

Best Aspect of Boston: I love how walkable Boston is.  I can put on some sneakers and walk from one end to the other in a short period of time.

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