Bah Humbug It’s Nutcracker Time

Boston Ballet invited me to see this year’s Nutcracker performance and I decided to put my carol-belting, holiday baking, dance-loving self aside for a little holiday twist on this year’s review. If you can’t stop singing Christmas carols and you love the smell of pine trees everywhere then this post isn’t for you.  If you are picking…

City Hall Plaza does Winter Right: Boston Winter Opens December 7th

There are some trends that I could do without (like pet cafés) and others that I hope become tradition (like pop up ski lodges in the city).  In New York City you can “aprés ski” atop rooftops on faux fur lined seats in cute little makeshift cabins. Paris’ Village de Noel is more like a Christmas…

Local Winter Greens Beyond Kale: Little Leaf Farms

Many moons ago, when we were jobless, child-free, and lucky enough to scrounge up enough money to backpack around Europe for a little bit before stepping from childhood into the big leagues of university, jobs, and creating a self-sufficient (ish) live of our own, Dan and I had our first big fight.  We were in Italy…

Game Changer: Netflix on Xfinity

We all have our favourite blankets to snuggle under and choice corners of the couch to curl up into.  The den is always scattered with blankets and pillows.  If I’m lucky, the remotes are back in the remote tin where the next person can find it.  We also all have our favourite ways to watch. Dan…

Lunch By the Ocean: Ocean Prime’s Power Lunch

When I hear the world power lunch, I think of a different era.  I think of shoulder pads, suits, a group of men gathered around a dark table and a very big cheque. Today’s power lunch is an entirely different experience.  It has all of the luxe in terms of setting, the meat and potatoes…

Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions: Giveaway

It’s not the Olympics.  It’s not the circus.  It’s not a gymnastics meet either.  It is a little bit of everything.  I take my daughter to the ballet to inspire her and show her what the pinnacle of all that work in the studio looks like.  With gymnastics there are very few opportunities like that.  The…

Dinner with Robert Irvine 

I am a fan of food tv, well ok I admit it, I am a fan of all kinds of DIY television.  Over the years I have seen Robert Irvine’s huge personality filling the scene on shows like Dinner: Impossible, Restaurant: Impossible, and Chopped.  So, recently when Xfinity invited me to a dinner and demonstration…

Travel Dream List

Here are a few places I dream of one day visiting: La Réserve Ramatuelle, St. Tropez, France Wauwinet Clayoquot Wilderness Resort Mohonk Mountain House The Point – Lake Placid Fogo Inn

Weekend UnGuide: Halloweekend

It’s Halloween Weekend.  Be safe.  If you live in New England, get out the ski under layers to keep the kids warm.  Also if you are new to the area, find out some of the best places to trick or treat best places to trick or treat and be warned that some towns, some wicked…