Newbury Street Must Shops

The reason I like Newbury Street is that it is so very Boston.  Newbury Street is nestled between the gorgeous brownstones of French boulevard style Commonwealth Mall of the Back Bay and the bustling center of Copley Square.  I love to shop even if it just window shopping.  On Newbury …

Make an Art Shift: Home décor

My home is a constant work in progress on two levels.  There is the decluttering level which is never-ending between the kids outgrowing clothes, the four seasons, and all the papers that come from school, mail and work.  I think I spend about 30% of my time dealing with the …

Sudbury Life: Shiny New Whole  Foods

The thing about me is that I, like most people no doubt, am a constant push and pull, yin and yang, this but that.  I love tradition and am not fond of change but on the other hand I am obsessed with innovation and change. Being invited to visit and …

From Eaton's to Macy's

https://www.nfb.ca/film/sweater/embed/player/ The Sweater, Sheldon Cohen, National Film Board of Canada My Macy’s growing up was Eaton’s. The iconic stripes of an Eaton’s gift box always held something special inside. My bubbe used to work at the confection counter at Eaton’s in Winnipeg and would always bring a box of chocolate rosettes …

Shop Boston's Piazza: Eataly at the Prudential

Alright, I’ll admit it.  I was a skeptic when I heard Eataly was coming to Boston.  “We have our very own North End,” I thought “why do we need Eataly here?”  After a tour of Eataly Boston I’m convinced we do need it here and that the North End has one …

Uncommonly Good: How to Joyfully Shop for Gifts (Sponsored)

Brands shift and change over years and new ones replace the others, but there are a few that have staying power.  Remember when Pottery Barn literally just sold chunky pottery?  There are some catalogs that I have been shopping with for as long as I can remember.  One of those …

Too Hot to Cook:  The Foodery to the Rescue

I don’t handle heat well.  So summer cooking on a good day is outside on the grill or in a single pan. I’ll happily have some chopped up raw vegetables from our CSA, but the rest of the family usually wants something a little more than that. Takeout gets expensive …

Thanks for The Memories: Artifact Uprising 

It started a few years ago for Valentine’s Day. I wanted to give the kids a little gift and they were beginning to outgrow the Beanie Boos (or so I thought- luckily my daughter let it slip that she was hoping I’d leave them a treat and a stuffie to …