New England Super Bowl Wagers

Two years ago, Boston Ballet and the Pacific Northwest Ballet had a fun wager going and were dancing off over the prospective Super Bowl winners because smack talk with a side of saut de chats and sissons is so much fun!   This year the bakeries are getting in on the action.  Somerville’s beloved Lyndell’s…

La Chandeleur: Crêpe Day aka Candlemas

February 2nd is La Chandeleur, a French holiday. Some say the holiday celebrates the sun and longer days of sunlight ahead.  As for Candlemas, that refers to February 2nd the date marking when Jesus was presented at the temple in Jerusalem. Before this religious tie in, Chandeleur was rooted in pagan traditions celebrating the fertility…

Best Boston Super Bowl Parties: Bite by Bite

You can make cute football shaped foods, and go all out with the decor for an awesome DIY Super Bowl party but when push comes to tackle, there are only two important things for a successful Super Bowl party:  a big tv & some tasty food and drinks. If you live in the Boston area, you have some…

New Years Eve Fun with Boston Ballet

If you aren’t sure that you can handle the crowds and the cold at First Night in Boston, NYE Nutcracker with Boston Ballet is a great way to ring in the new year. Spend time together in the beautiful, warm and festive Boston Opera House.  You’ll be treated to a brass concert of Holiday songs…

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…

Feeling Watched in the Kitchen: Halloween Treat

I was inspired by the football shaped pretzels at the store to make some Halloween eyes.  You just need a few ingredients and a little patience to get started but its a fun quick afternoon activity to do with the kids. Ingredients candy melt football shaped pretzel chocolate rosettes or chocolate chips mint green chocolate…

Boo-tique Chocolates for your Squad

I don’t know what happened but recently the parenthood novelty of being able to sneak chocolate out of the Halloween stash has lost its luster.  I mean the thrill of the hunt is still pretty awesome, but the actual chocolate tastes like wax to me.  I guess I’ve been spoiled with some pretty fabulous chocolates over…

Crew Edition: Weekend Guide

This weekend is the world famous Head of the Charles Regatta.  It should be a perfect weekend for it, unlike that one year when it rained so hard they actually had to cancel it.  The scenery is just at it’s prime with the beautiful leaves.  Take a walk away from the Charles and for a…

Welcome to The Weekend: Boston September 30-October 2nd

The weekend is here and so is fall in full force.  Hopefully you spent the end of your week well caffeinated with National Coffee Day.  Now here are some options for the weekend. Friday, September 30th 9/30 5-9 p.m. (Watertown) Arts & Drafts at the Arsenal Center Arts and Drafts is an evening of live…

Here on Huron: Cambridge’s Sweet Spot

If you have ever lived off of Huron Ave. there is a good  chance that it left a strong impression. Many move to this neighborhood and can never leave thanks to a certain gravitational force. Others are here for a few years only and then return to their homelands with a little piece of Cambridge…

Uncommonly Good: How to Joyfully Shop for Gifts (Sponsored)

Brands shift and change over years and new ones replace the others, but there are a few that have staying power.  Remember when Pottery Barn literally just sold chunky pottery?  There are some catalogs that I have been shopping with for as long as I can remember.  One of those shops, which I now order from…