Gift Guide: Shopping Local

If you’re sitting by your computer shopping online, there may be someone bringing you a cocktail, and good cheer, but I bet it’s much easier to find by bundling up and skipping out your door to head to some of the local craft fairs, holiday strolls and some of my favorite little boutiques. We use Amazon.com…

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…

An Improvised 8th Birthday Party

When you don’t exactly have a birthday party planned other than the sleepover part – you improvise. We thought about Laser Tag, Trampoline Parks, and other outings but the best part about a sleepover is hanging out with friends and all the outings required a bunch of driving. Instead we took a few local spots…

A Back to School Alphabet: Where to Eat

  All Star Pizza Bar: For their awesome toppings.(Cambridge) Barismo: For the best coffee roasting and cappuccinos (Arlington) Clover: For their collection of trucks and brick and mortar shops that will keep you well fed fast.  (Cambridge, Boston, Burlington, Brookline, Watertown) Deluxe Town Diner: For their delectable diner dishes from breakfast to dinner. (Watertown) East…

Summer Camp Guide: Boston and Beyond

Summer is fast approaching and although some of you sent in cheques, registrations and health forms in between power outages and snow storms this winter the rest of us didn’t have faith that summer would ever get here.  The truth is, summer is fast approaching and camp is a great option for parents and children. …

Sundays are for Navel Grazing: Brunch at Puritan & Co

You walk into Sunday brunch at Puritan & Co. and the room is buzzing with energy.  Once you settle in though, time seems to slow.  You can get lost in conversation, linger over a few last crumbs on your plate left from a delicious pastry, or sip a second cocktail because it is Sunday and…

Pie Glorious Pie: Enjoy a slice or 3.14 today

If you’re hungry for knowledge, then head over to the Harvard Book Store to browse their Pi display.  MIT also has the non-edible side of Pi day planned for you.  Once you’ve worked up an appetite, then you can grab a slice of pie at one of our favourite places for pie. Petsi Pies Petsi…

PIN: Pencil it in this week(end)

Tis the season of excess, from spending to indulging, but my favourite kind of excess is overloading the calendar with so many wonderful holiday, community, seasonal events.  It is fun if you don’t try to have your cake and eat it too.  Choose the ones you want to go to and (if you have young…

30 Days of Comfort and Joy: Part 2 (#11-20)

In case you missed Part 1 of 3, begin at the beginning with 30 Days of Comfort and Joy: Boston Dining. I’m a fan of oysters, my father is a fan of oysters, my daughter is a fan of oysters and many of my friends are oyster lovers as well.  As residents of the coast…

Oysters in Boston and Beyond: Dining Out

I love oysters.  My daughter loves oysters and we recently became members of the Oyster Century Club.  We don’t really need any incentive to go out and eat oysters, but it is fun trying to diversify our oyster slurping habits. Often my daughter and I will feel the need for a spontaneous oyster night out. …

Join The Club: You’re Such a Ham!

Formaggio Kitchen‘s Charcuterie Share is like having your very own cellar filled with beautifully hand made meats.  Formaggio’s award-winning charcutière Julie Biggs transforms locally and humanely raised meats into pâtés, sausages, terrines, and cured delicacies. She sources rabbit, pork, duck, and other meats from small family farms across New England, and maintains the highest standards…