Boston Hotel Spotlight: Element Seaport

 Finding a hotel in any metropolitan city can be a little mind boggling. There are the posh hotels downtown that risk being party central, budget busting, or just too close to the hustle and bustle to be conducive to a good night’s sleep. There are the hotels that claim to be in the city…

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…

Lunch on the Pier: Pier 6 Boston

There is something comforting about being by the water in the winter.  It’s quiet and peaceful.  The windows are all closed and it feels cosy to be inside overlooking the water.  Something about the clear cool air and the quietness of the water is refreshing.  I met with a few fellow bloggers recently for lunch at…

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…

Bah Humbug It’s Nutcracker Time

Boston Ballet invited me to see this year’s Nutcracker performance and I decided to put my carol-belting, holiday baking, dance-loving self aside for a little holiday twist on this year’s review. If you can’t stop singing Christmas carols and you love the smell of pine trees everywhere then this post isn’t for you.  If you are picking…

City Hall Plaza does Winter Right: Boston Winter Opens December 7th

There are some trends that I could do without (like pet cafés) and others that I hope become tradition (like pop up ski lodges in the city).  In New York City you can “aprés ski” atop rooftops on faux fur lined seats in cute little makeshift cabins. Paris’ Village de Noel is more like a Christmas…

Shop Boston’s Piazza: Eataly at the Prudential

Alright, I’ll admit it.  I was a skeptic when I heard Eataly was coming to Boston.  “We have our very own North End,” I thought “why do we need Eataly here?”  After a tour of Eataly Boston I’m convinced we do need it here and that the North End has one role and Eataly Boston has…

Lunch By the Ocean: Ocean Prime’s Power Lunch

When I hear the world power lunch, I think of a different era.  I think of shoulder pads, suits, a group of men gathered around a dark table and a very big cheque. Today’s power lunch is an entirely different experience.  It has all of the luxe in terms of setting, the meat and potatoes…

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…

Bee Nice: Gather Chocolate from Harbor Sweets

I am not someone who has a sweet tooth, but I do enjoy a well-made chocolate or dessert.  What I mean by “not having a sweet tooth” is that I rarely crave sweets.  It doesn’t mean I don’t like them.  I just crave bread and salty bites more.  That means if I’m sharing a sweet…

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…