Union Square Love: Somerville

Union Square is a place I drove through every week when I used to tutor a child.  It was somewhere I passed through but never had time to stop.  As the tutoring days ended and my family life began, I started to explore the area a little more.  Honk brought …

Easter Treats: Shop Local for your Easter Basket

Here are just a few of my favourite spots to shop for Easter sweets and treats. Let’s start with Boston’s oldest chocolatier Phillips Candy House.  I recently sampled their chocolate dipped peeps and even though I’m not a Peep person, I loved the taste.  Each row of Peeps is dipped …

Brunch: Island Creek Oyster Bar

The thing about brunch on a Sunday afternoon is that you can enjoy a few special treats (even if you made resolutions that say otherwise) and enjoy a leisurely meal because it’s Sunday afternoon and if you don’t slow down now, you’ll never get through the week to come with …

Tea at The Taj: Relax and Indulge

This year, winter break is a nice long stretch.  The hustle and bustle of Christmas might have been a lot of fun, but perhaps you’re wiped out from the travel, the shopping, the wrapping, and the reveling.  On Facebook, I read about many friends who had to roll with the …

A Guide to Chocolate in Boston

Thanksgiving is all fine and good for those who enjoy pie.  While everyone else is hmmming and hawing about which pie they will try after their Thanksgiving feast, the chocolate lovers are quietly pretending to be full because no fruit or nut filled, one layer, pastry encrusted pie plate holds …