Capo Gets a New Pastry Chef: Kate Holowchik

The one thing that Capo, a restaurant in South Boston, was missing was a decent dessert. They went above and beyond and now have Pastry Chef Kate Holowchik working her magic.

Beautiful Utility: A Motto to Live By (Sponsored)

We all love beautiful things and there are those who keep them tucked away and safe and others who want to enjoy them every day.  I am an enjoy them every day kind of person.  I love finding vintage or artisan items that speak to me and instead of keeping them in a display case…

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…

Like a Fine Wine: Lucia Ristorante Celebrates 40

Boston’s North End restaurant Lucia Ristorante, celebrates 40 years. Enjoy old menu items at retro prices and help support the Massachusetts Red Cross hurricane relief fund.

Brunch in Cambridge Worth the Trip from Boston: Alden & Harlow

So yes, they say the trip from Boston to Cambridge and vice versa will be messed up for the next 10 weeks (oh joy!) but there are buses, and it is a beautiful time of year for a stroll or bike ride along the Charles River.  Also, who are we kidding, your Uber app is…

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…

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…