North Shore Adventures: Bancroft & Co

I have always preferred the north shore to the south shore for my New England summers. I prefer the landscape, the smaller crowds and the less packed highways getting to and fro. I was recently invited as a guest to Bancroft & Co. Peabody. As always all opinions are my …

The Row Hotel: Assembled to Perfection

You can find me here in the morning with my coffee and the paper. I have been a fan of Assembly Row since the day I stepped foot by the Mystic River.  That chilly fall day by the river, I watched a bucket loader full of Legos ceremoniously pour onto …

Head of the Charles Regatta Weekend Guide

Saturday, October 20th and Sunday October 21st It is Head of the Charles Regatta weekend. This is a weekend I look forward to every year.  Head of The Charles weekend has a quintessential New England feel.  As a family, we usually bike down to the river and spend some time …

Pastry Chefs Gather for Sugar Rush

We are not Paris, but Boston’s pastry scene is magnifique and has been developing at a the speed that spun sugar sets over the last few years.  I got a taste of some of what the area’s best pastry chefs have to offer at the 4th Annual Sugar Rush.  Sugar …

Harvest's The Book and the Cook:  Battersby

 Harvest Restaurant is nestled down in one of Harvard Square’s little nooks and has a fabulous patio for this time of year.  I was lucky to attend one of Harvets’ “The Book and the Cook” evenings a while back and loved it.  The setup is great, you sit with …

Piattini: Newbury Street's Little Segreto

Newbury Street has grown on me over the years.  It used to be the street I loved to hate.  Cringing at the tourists that came just to shop in the same stores they could find in just about any city anywhere and picking them out from the crowd was something …