Haute Secrets Boston: Christa Hagearty, CEO of Dependable Cleaners

Everyone in Boston is familiar with Dependable Cleaners, the family owned and operated dry cleaner that has been in business since 1944.  From Newbury Street to the South Shore, they offer everything from complimentary pickup and delivery service; wash, dry and fold services; wedding gown cleaning and preservation as well as everyday tailoring and alterations.

What makes them so unique is they also offer a luxury garment care service known as Style by Dependable where their expert artisans work meticulously to clean and restore classic clothing and couture designer fabrics while maintaining its natural beauty.

Christa HageartyPhoto Credit: Dependable Cleaners

We caught up recently with Dependable’s CEO Christa Hagearty to find out what she loves most about Boston.

Where were you born:  Stutgart, Germany (US Army Hospital)

How long in Boston:  49 years in the South Shore suburbs of Boston

Neighborhood:  Town of Cohasset

Occupation: CEO, Dependable Cleaners

Favorite Restaurant:  o ya

Best Sushi: o ya

Best Italian:  Novara

Best dessert: Saturday Chocolate Bar at Langham Hotel

Best place for a romantic date: Mistral

Best Sunday brunch: Scarlet Oak Tavern

Best place for a power business meeting: Boston Harbor Hotel

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

Favorite shopping venue/boutique: Newbury Street

Favorite place to buy jewelry/watches: Long’s Jewelers

Best Spa: G2O Spa & Salon

Favorite Charity Event:  Dress for Success Boston & Kelley for Ellie (the Ellie Fund)

Favorite Cultural Event: Marathon Monday

Favorite Cultural Institution:   Museum of Fine Arts

Best Steakhouse: Alba

Best Pizza: The original Pizzeria Regina (North End)

Best Lunch: Square Café

Best Gym/Athletic Facility:  Exhale

Best Massage: Mirbeau Inn & Spa at The Pinehills

Best Limousine/Driving Service:  JB Livery

Best Museum/Exhibit:  Institute of Contemporary Art

Describe Boston in three words:  Dynamic, Growing, Walkable

Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

All-around favorite spot in Boston:  Newbury Street

Best Aspect of Boston:  All the different neighborhoods