Nice and Nauti Gift Guide

The reason I seek out nautical items for my home is that it reminds me of summer days by the water. I love the peacefulness and serenity of the seaside. That’s also why I think Nautical gifts are a great idea for those friends and family who are always dreaming …

Boston’s Virtual Cookie Swap

This week I hosted my 2nd ever cookie swap. I have attended several thanks to Flour Bakery. Flour Bakery’s cookie swap is coming up this weekend. As is newcomer, Elmendorf Bakery’s cookie swap. For me, the hardest part of the cookie swap is choosing which cookie to bake. I start …

Rent: 20 More Years of La Vie Bohème

I saw Rent when it came to Boston 20 years ago and was invited to see if again this week. I remember crying hard the 1st time I saw Rent. Rent is a rock ‘n roll tragedy set in NYC that faced the AIDS epidemic straight on with beautiful and …

Fall in Love with Your Front Porch This Season-Sponsored

To make the porch feel even more like a fall gathering spot, I added some canvas art on the wall. The picture of an apple is not only cute and seasonal but also reflects what is going on inside the house. We have apples from the farm and I’m making pies, crumbles, candied apples and apple sauce this fall.

Giselle: Dancing in the Graveyard

Last week, Boston Ballet began their 2019-2020 season with a spiritual force, a physical force, an artistic force and a dramatic force. America’s got talent and you don’t have to sit at home with a remote to experience it. In fact, you cannot fully experience it from your couch. I …

Music Education: Yamaha Music School of Boston

Music education, just like sports, is less about becoming a professional musician and more about the process and skills that we learn along the way. If the path leads to becoming a professional that’s wonderful but not the outcome for everyone. My children studied for several years at Yamaha Music …