Pastry Chefs Gather for Sugar Rush

We are not Paris, but Boston’s pastry scene is magnifique and has been developing at a the speed that spun sugar sets over the last few years.  I got a taste of some of what the area’s best pastry chefs have to offer at the 4th Annual Sugar Rush.  Sugar Rush was started by pastry…

Paper Love: Invitations and Stationery Beyond Basic (Sponsored)

I love paper.  It is kind of funny that in an age of online everything, “e-vitations”, and calendar syncing we are also in an age of stationery, journaling, washi tape, and custom all types of paper from photo cards to business cards.  Printing speeds have increased, the ability to proof work has been streamlined, paper…

Travel to North Adams: The Porches Inn at Mass MoCA

As I mentioned the other day, I have been bitten by the travel bug or perhaps I was born with it (the more likely story).  In any case, I love Fall in New England so I don’t like to travel too far and one of my favourite places to go when there is a chill…

Travel to Toronto: Hôtel Le Germain Maple Leaf Square

Toronto isn’t my city.  My city is Boston and when I talk about “the city” I mean NYC.  On the other hand, Toronto is the city I grew up with.  It was the place we drove a little over an hour to visit family and friends for special occasions or planned a trip to for…

I Love Fall Outings: Mann Orchards’ Corn Maze

I was recently invited to visit the new Riverside Farms corn maze at Mann Orchards in Methuen, MA.  The first thing I had to do was figure out exactly where Methuen was and when I realised how quick and easy it was to get there, I gathered up the family and we headed out. From…

Early Harvest: Apples, Fritters and Pies (Sponsored)

August is that time with lingering summer heat and last beach days. September we go back to school but the summer sun is still strong. Fall, flannel plaid and apple picking still seems very far off. However, late August and early September is actually the best time to go apple picking. Apples are one of…

The Incredible (non-edible) Egg: Cirque Du Soleil’s OVO

Cirque du Soleil will be performing in Boston from September 6th to the 10th with OVO at the Agganis Arena. This one is not under the big top but Cirque Du Soleil can transform any space they move into. OVO, meaning “egg” in Portuguese, immerses you into Cirque Du Soleil's fantastical colorful ecosystem bursting with entomological life. The world of bug work,…

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…