Deux Etoiles at Deuxave: Above and Beyond

Chef Chris Coombs has received many accolades all well deserved and hard-earned. Clearly, Chef Coombs knows what he is doing on more levels than one because he has at least one other star in the kitchen at Deuxave. Recently, I had the opportunity to meet with Pastry Chef Shaun Velez to chat about his pastry…

Lunch in Concord: Saltbox Kitchen

When we dine in Concord it is usually summer and a trip to Bedford Farms is included.  We spent a lot of summer time out in Concord at our Farm Share (dining on barely washed organic carrots, and still warm from the sun raspberries or strawberries) in nearby Lincoln.  We rush to Donelan’s, the grocery…

Trot Trot to Hudson: Foliage and Tasty Food in Hudson, MA

I have no idea where most of New England actually is.  I hear names of towns that all sound vaguely familiar and each town seems to have a similarly named town to the North, East and West of Boston. As a family we’d head out to some small town for various festivals or occasions.  Town…

WITS15 Guide To Boston: Eat Well

Cocktails at Toro. Women in Travel is coming to Boston and in addition to the love of travel many of us also have a love of good, local food. Luckily Boston has plenty of that. The Revere Hotel is not too far from Chinatown, Newbury Street, Charles Street, Boston Common. Boston is a pretty small…

Breakfast for Dinner: Fun Night Out at The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club is a great little spot just across the river from where I live, nestled in behind The Skating Club of Boston and Harvard Stadium. In addition to a great, huge breakfast menu, there is a perfect little parking lot which this winter is kind of a big deal. Go there for the…

Brunch: Island Creek Oyster Bar

The thing about brunch on a Sunday afternoon is that you can enjoy a few special treats (even if you made resolutions that say otherwise) and enjoy a leisurely meal because it’s Sunday afternoon and if you don’t slow down now, you’ll never get through the week to come with grace.  Even if you resolved…

5 Local Hostess Gifts: Drink Local

When I refer to “hostess” I use the broad definition.  What I mean by that is if you are attending a party you bring a hostess gift, and if you are hosting a party you deserve to treat yourself.  We’ve all joined our summer and fall CSAs and some brave souls have also signed up…

Frozen Gift Guide: The Non-Disney Version

I know, we live in New England and it’s very, very, very…very cold out now, but that doesn’t mean that everyone enjoys roasting marshmallows, sipping hot chocolate, and huddling over glasses of hot buttered rum.  Die hard ice cream lovers enjoy frozen treats all year round. Not to mention, if you run out of time to…

Weekend Guide: September 19-21

Fall is fast approaching and in New England we get out and celebrate.  Here are just a few places you can head out this weekend to enjoy the warm September sun on your face, delicious regional food, and participate in the creativity of our communities. Friday, September 19th (Park)ing Day is a fun little way…

A Brunch to Love Wholeheartedly: Alden & Harlow

You know that moment when a new house crosses over and becomes a home.  It is when the memory of the rooms, as anything other than what they are today, has completely faded except perhaps if you catch a glimpse of a little hook left in a closet from a former resident or a scrap…

Lyndell’s Love: A Somerville Bakery With ‘Old School’ Charm

The thing about becoming a teacher or parent of a school aged child in the area is that you learn about all the important things.  Important things such as which playground has the best shade on a sunny morning or sun on a cool fall afternoon.  Important things such as which lunch box is sturdy…