Lunch in Harvard Square: Beat Brasserie

Whether you’re a parent and have school-aged children, you are on a tight budget this week/month/year, or you are just not a night person, lunch out is the perfect replacement for dinner out.  Sometimes, you are happy with a yoghurt and some granola at your desk, but other times you need to step away from…

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…

Falling for Italy in the North End: Artú

When we 1st moved to Boston there was still a highway on the horizon between Boston and its North End.  Dan and I enjoyed an occasional romantic date night or late night coffee when we dared try to get ourselves from Cambridge to Boston and back (remember this was the time before GPS and iPhones and…

Return of the Weekend Guide: September 16-18th

Our long-lost friend, the Weekend Guide, is back! We live in a region that is full of options and opportunities and making a curated list of things to do each weekend is one of my favourite things to do for my readers.  What I get in return is a feeling of satisfaction and joy when…

Screaming Labor Day Ice Cream Cake Recipe (Sponsored)

We’re screaming because it is a party and every party needs a little noise.  We’re screaming because summer is coming to an end.  We’re screaming for ice cream and we’ll continue enjoying it year-round to remember all those great summer days. This is the perfect dessert for your Labor Day BBQ because it is so…

Picnic Like You Have a Personal Chef: Post 390

There is something idyllic about a picnic.  From large family picnics at the local playground on a summer’s day staying up too late, and keeping cool by running through the sprinkler to a picnic for two with your boyfriend on a city picnic bench or at the beach.  You don’t need a reservation.  You can…

Too Hot to Cook:  The Foodery to the Rescue

I don’t handle heat well.  So summer cooking on a good day is outside on the grill or in a single pan. I’ll happily have some chopped up raw vegetables from our CSA, but the rest of the family usually wants something a little more than that. Takeout gets expensive and we easily fall into…

Assembling in Somerville: A Destination for All

Somerville is my neighbour and parts of Somerville are very close by. Davis Square is just on the other side of Massachusetts Avenue and yet other parts seem a world away. It wasn’t until Assembly Row opened, that I realised how quickly you can get there from here.  In fact, for my most recent visit,…

Tots on the Town: Assembly Row Outing

Shopping with tots, spending a day entertaining tykes, or just trying to keep them cool on a hot summer day isn’t always easy.  A day at Assembly Row is something you can do on a regular basis with your little one and neither of you will be bored. You can splurge for a day at…

Opening the Cabinet of Kurios: Cirque du Soleil 

There is circus and then there is Cirque du Soleil.  It is the Karma Coffee to your Dunkin Donuts. It is the EHChocolatier to your Hershey’s. It is the cheese from Formaggio Kitchen to your Kraft single. It is all that with one slight difference. Many people like their Dunkin, their Hershey’s kisses, and there…

The Porches Inn: North Adams

   North Adams is an interesting little spot in Western MA.  We like to go there in the Fall for a little hike, a little art, and a little r & r.  We also love going there in the Winter for some outdoor winter swimming, some small beans family resort downhill skiing and a little…