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Up on the Roof – Dining & Drinking

Filed in Featured, Food & Dining by on May 30, 2009 1 Comment
Up on the Roof – Dining & Drinking

There is something about coming out on top…  of a building that is. Whether it is dinner and drinks in the glory of the summer sun or a break from the congestion of a packed bar on a cool evening, stories above the city scuffle, roof top destinations can feel like an oasis after too […]

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What Dreams Can Bring: A Visit to The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum

Filed in Featured, Politics, Things To Do by on May 25, 2009 6 Comments
What Dreams Can Bring: A Visit to The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum

What turned out to be a Visit to The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum ended up becoming an inspirational experience. Find your inner Kennedy and dream!

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Crash Courses in Wine From The Second Glass

Crash Courses in Wine From The Second Glass

Not sure about the difference between a Pinot and Prosecco? Or a Merlot and a Muscat? Then maybe you need a little guidance from The Second Glass. This Boston-based print and online wine magazine offers a hip, unpretentious approach to wine, demystifying the world of wine and helping beer-loving Bostonians learn more about different wine regions, styles of wine, and pairing options. They also offer a weekly email called the Wine of the Weekend. (Full disclosure: I’m friends with the marketing director, but I’d be blogging about this either way. Trust me, it’s that cool.)

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Boston’s Best Thrift and Consignment Stores

Filed in Featured, Headline, Lifestyle by on May 15, 2009 7 Comments
Boston’s Best Thrift and Consignment Stores

I’ve always been thrifty (in fact, most of my toys and clothes from childhood were acquired at yard sales), and I’m happy to see that frugality is finally fashionable. Gone are the days when you have to wear name brands or carrying the It purse to be considered stylish. Instead, it’s all about accessorizing with vintage jewelry and adding DIY touches to thrift store finds. Whether you’re looking to dip your toe into thrifting or you’re a seasoned consignment store shopper, Boston has you covered.

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Boston’s Best Cupcakes

Filed in Featured, Food & Dining, Headline by on May 12, 2009 1 Comment
Boston’s Best Cupcakes

There’s something delightfully nostalgic about cupcakes. Sure, it’s essentially the same thing as a slab of cake topped with icing, but cupcakes hold the unique power to transport us back to those classroom birthday parties with individual cupcakes and gooey chocolate icing. Nowadays, upscale bakeries are giving the childhood favorite a grown-up twist with flavors like mint julep and red velvet.

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Bay State Bike Week

Bay State Bike Week

Remember how you spent all winter sighing as you looked outside your window at the snow piling up outside? And then, how you made that vow to make the most of every beautiful and sunny day that may come your way when spring finally arrived, just praying that the day would one day actually arrive? Well, it is here. The weather is beautiful and if you are making up excuses to stay closed up inside, Bay State Bike Week is here to get your but in gear.

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Boston’s Best Art Museums

Boston’s Best Art Museums

In honor of May being National Museum Month, I thought I’d share some of Boston’s best art museums. From the ancient to the avant-garde and everything in between, Boston has plenty to offer art buffs of all stripes. Here are some of my favorites. 1. Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) – The MFA is Boston’s major […]

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With Spring Awakening, Boston Gets a Musical Awakening

With Spring Awakening, Boston Gets a Musical Awakening

Before the lights dim and band plays its first chord, there’s an unusual sense of energy and anticipation in Boston’s Colonial Theatre. For one thing, I’m used to being one of only a handful of people under the age of 50. Not so today. In fact, most of the theatre milling around the lobby or flipping through the playbill around me appear to be in their teens or early twenties, which is a welcome change.

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Boston’s Best Vegetarian Restaurants

Filed in Featured, Food & Dining, Headline by on May 1, 2009 3 Comments
Boston’s Best Vegetarian Restaurants

Last night the boyfriend and I ate dinner at Ten Tables in Jamaica Plain. This cozy, intimate restaurant (it actually has eleven tables) has been on our to do list for awhile, but we don’t often get to JP for dinner. Well, it was definitely worth the drive. Service was polite and attentive. In fact, when I stepped away to the lady’s room, the waiter asked my boyfriend if we were celebrating a birthday or anniversary.

But the food is the real reason to go. It’s a small menu filled with local produce and fresh seasonal ingredients prepared to perfection. I ordered the four course vegetarian tasting menu, which at $28, is one of the best values I’ve seen. Each course was small so I didn’t feel stuffed at the end of the night. The dessert, a simple but sublime angel food cake with three different sauces for topping, was a sweet complement to the more savory dishes (and though my boyfriend is decidedly not a vegetarian, he made an exception for dessert).

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J. Geils Band Returns to the House of Blues

J. Geils Band Returns to the House of Blues

There are many reasons to be proud of the music and musicians that have originated from Boston. Perhaps one of the best home-grown guilty pleasures is the J. Geils Band. Personally, “Centerfold” and “Freeze Frame” were two personal favorites of the just-been-born (what’s-a-music-video?) MTV era. When the tunes come on the “we play everything” radio station, I still crank it up and roll down the windows in the car. For others, the J. Geils of the 70’s is the true Boston grit rock. Either way, the boys still rock.

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