"after tea on Beacon Hill or shopping in Filene's Basement"
The Beacon Hill area of Boston
Public DomainThe Beacon Hill area of Boston - Credit: M2545, Wikimedia Commons
Frontage of Filene's Department Store, Boston
Creative Commons AttributionFrontage of Filene's Department Store, Boston - Credit: jbcurio (Jamie), Flickr

Beacon Hill is an historic area of Boston, renowned today for its affluence and desirability.

Sylvia Plath and her husband, Ted Hughes, lived at 9 Willow Street, Beacon Hill for nine months or so during 1958 and 1959.

Filene's Basement was the lower ground floor, 'bargain basement' area of Filene's Department Store in Boston. Many years later, the name Filene's Basement, or just The Basement, was given to a chain of Massachusetts-based cut-price stores.