Mix-It Up For Dinner or Lunch: Cambridge

Earlier this summer I was invited to check out a restaurant that I have walked by many times but never stopped in.  After my first visit, I have been back within a week with the whole family. I know these hot summer nights will have us ordering takeout a lot too. Mix-It is on Massachusetts…

Peanuts at Fenway: Charlie Brown

I love getting the paper and reading the comics.  I loved it as a kid and I still do now.  When I think of the Peanuts comic strip, I have four very clear images in my head: Schroeder at the piano, Linus with his banket, Lucy at her “advice” booth, and Charlie Brown all scruffy on the…

Harvest’s The Book and the Cook:  Battersby

 Harvest Restaurant is nestled down in one of Harvard Square’s little nooks and has a fabulous patio for this time of year.  I was lucky to attend one of Harvets’ “The Book and the Cook” evenings a while back and loved it.  The setup is great, you sit with other guests side by side…

Father’s Day: Mood Board

Why is it that all the father’s day cards are terrible?!  My husband complained about the selection at CVS, and I struggled to find anything good at Target.  I bet Olives and Grace has some hip cards and maybe Paper Source’s selection was better.  In any case I found one and we’ll make some too….

Dinner Tonight: June 11, 2017

Today was an errand day and a shopping day.  We trekked out to MarketStreet in Lynnfield to pick up one of Isabelle’s birthday presents.  We also got a dress for me at Pink Parkway. Then we stopped into the Amazon Books store for our first irl (in real life as opposed to url -not in real life) Amazon…

Secret Burger Sauce

Shake Shack has one. McDonalds has a song about theirs; Do you remember it? Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce … on a sesame seed bun? No doubt your favourite ‘secret burger’ on the menu at places like Craigie on Main, Alden & Harlow, and Drink all have a secret sauce too.  So why…

Piattini: Newbury Street’s Little Segreto

Newbury Street has grown on me over the years.  It used to be the street I loved to hate.  Cringing at the tourists that came just to shop in the same stores they could find in just about any city anywhere and picking them out from the crowd was something my husband and I did…

Memorial Day Weekend in Boston & Nearby

Start by checking out some of my favourite things to see and do for Memorial Day Weekend in Boston. ​​ Memorial Day Eating Whether you want to grill a burger at home or enjoy a burger out, the options are many.   Who makes your favorite burger? If you can, go to MF Dulock and…

There is WiFi and Then There is xFi (Sponsored)

My days are full of little crises that need to be addressed.  From ‘unfair’ homework assignments to missing shin guards and dead pointe shoes to no more Romaine for lunchbox Caesar salad.  The greatest, most dramatic, most annoying crisis of all in our life of little first world problems though is when there is a…

Where to Eat: Boston Calling Music Festival 2017

If you want you grab a bite heading to or from Boston Calling here are my suggestions: Diner food and just a fun chill spot: Breakfast Club I’m so egg-cited, and I just can’t hide it 💃🏼🎶 @thebreakfastclubboston is a hidden gem in lower Allston with a huge brunch menu. Their benedicts are super creative…

Annie On Tour: In Boston

I have memories of being at my bubbe’s house in Winnipeg, Manitoba. We would sit in the den after supper and watch Star Search. She and I were always amazed at these little kids with big talent. I was given tickets to see Annie for review and I imagined what accolades my bubbe would have…

Mother’s Day Your Way

Moms are all different and unique. Therefore, Mother’s Day should be celebrated in just as many different ways.  There are the double mom families and the single mom families. There are the grandma families and the “missing mom” families.  Finding the right gift or outing doesn’t have to be difficult.  Flowers are appreciated by some…