Fall Foliage In and Out of the City

Fall is one of my favourite times of year.  It always has been.  I don’t love the heat of a tireless summer sun but I love snuggling under a heavy wool sweater. In some ways I fear change but when it comes to the seasons that’s a whole different story. I love the changing light…

A Part of Something: Me Too

We are all a part of something larger than ourselves. Some things we work hard to become of a part of. Other groups we were born into. Some of our shared identities are a blessing and others a burden put on us. Recently, on Facebook women are sharing their statements of ‘me too’ to show…

Sudbury Life: Shiny New Whole  Foods

The thing about me is that I, like most people no doubt, am a constant push and pull, yin and yang, this but that.  I love tradition and am not fond of change but on the other hand I am obsessed with innovation and change. Being invited to visit and preview the new Sudbury Whole…

Norwell Farms Celebrates with Local Chefs

We have the city living lifestyle (hence @BostonCityLiving), but that doesn’t mean pounding the pavement, dining out on Newbury Street and hanging out at the local playground 24/7.  We love to escape the city for a little bit here and there.  The nice thing about the Boston area is that you don’t have to travel…

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…