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ALINA APTEKER Alina Apteker was born in Poland and started Longwood Lifestyle & Events with her husband, Jim, more than a decade ago. This April they launched their own charity, Longwood Giving, to help fledg- ling nonprofit organizations get on their feet. Their spaces are coveted for top- notch events in Boston, the Cape, Newport, and most recently the Nantucket Beach Club. The business is a true family affair, with her mother-in-law often found directing the catering kitch- ens; Apteker jokes sometimes that she married her husband for his mom. Age: 37. Boston inspires me: Because between Boston and Cambridge we have the most PhDs per capita. Secret of my success: Respecting other people's time. This decade: A woman gets to know the world in her 20s, herself in her 30s, and is ready to make a difference in her 40s. Won't be seen with: Painted nails—too precise a look for me. I like being able to get my hands dirty. I stay in shape by: Role-playing as PE teacher with my six-year-old. When no one sees, I play on monkey bars with her. Go-to beauty brand: Soelle Argan Oil—one product for the entire body from head to toes, literally. Beauty black book: Pini Swissa salon. beauté: Ceramide Plump Perfect Ultra Lift and Firm Eye Cream SPF 15, Elizabeth Arden ($49.50); Iridescent Eye Shadow in Anthracite 169, Make Up For Ever ($20). Sephora, The Shops at Prudential Center, 617-262-4200; White Caviar Illuminating Hand Cream SPF 15, La Prairie ($150). Saks Fifth Avenue, The Shops at Prudential Center, 617-262-8500; Luminous Hairspray Strong, Moroccanoil ($21). Salon Acote, 132 Newbury St., 617-262-5111; beautiful bijoux: Aquamarine and diamond pendant in platinum ($6,300), Tiffany & Co. Copley Place, 617-353-0222; 107 photography by tk; illustration by tk

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