City Living

City Living

Boston, Massachusetts
Food & Drink
Whether you love to cook or live to dine out, I've got you covered.  I am at home in the kitchen but only because I have so many incredibly tasty options if I don't have...
City Living
City living may mean traffic at your doorstep and "walk in" closets the size of a high school locker, but we put up with those little nothings because of everything else city living has to...
Travel
As soon as you step out the door you are traveling. Be a tourist at home or explore the world.
Your Weekend Guide: All the Weekend Vibes
Weekend Guide: In Boston, the 'burbs and beyond   Check out what I've got my eye on for the week(end).  What I love about weekends in a city like Boston is that you can go...

City Living

City living may mean traffic at your doorstep and “walk in” closets the size of a high school locker, but we put up with those little nothings because of everything else city living has to offer.  We have the world at our fingertips from cafés and restaurants to lectures and performances.  Boston and Cambridge have so much going on every day not only because they are cities but because they are university-filled cities.  We are lucky to live in such an amazing place and whether you’re stopping by for a weekend or you have been a lifelong resident, I’m keeping you in the loop.

Holiday Lights When You Don’t Celebrate Christmas (Sponsored)
Holiday Lights When You Don’t Celebrate Christmas (Sponsored)
Holiday lights come in all shapes and sizes. I like to decorate with tiny string lights to go with our menorah. In Medieval Europe trees...
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Beautiful Utility: A Motto to Live By (Sponsored)
Beautiful Utility: A Motto to Live By (Sponsored)
We all love beautiful things and there are those who keep them tucked away and safe and others who want to enjoy them every day....
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Fall Foliage In and Out of the City
Fall Foliage In and Out of the City
Fall is one of my favourite times of year.  It always has been.  I don't love the heat of a tireless summer sun but I...
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I Love Fall Outings: Mann Orchards' Corn Maze
I Love Fall Outings: Mann Orchards' Corn Maze
I was recently invited to visit the new Riverside Farms corn maze at Mann Orchards in Methuen, MA.  The first thing I had to do...
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Peanuts at Fenway: Charlie Brown
I love getting the paper and reading the comics.  I loved it as a kid and I still do now.  When I think of the...
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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...
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Food & Drink

Whether you love to cook or live to dine out, I’ve got you covered.  I am at home in the kitchen but only because I have so many incredibly tasty options if I don’t have the time or desire to cook. Part of the joy of city living is having a myriad of great restaurants at my finger tips. My children are raised on food from our kitchen and from hole in the wall family operations to some of the country’s top chef’s kitchens.

Chocolate Orange Crunchy Cookie Drops: Holiday Cookies
Chocolate Orange Crunchy Cookie Drops: Holiday Cookies
Vintage crunchy cookie drop recipe gets an update as Isabelle bakes for the Flour Bakery & Café annual cookie swap in Cambridge, MA. This Crunchy...
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Leftovers From Thanksgiving: Risotto Freezer Meals
Leftovers From Thanksgiving: Risotto Freezer Meals
Leftovers from Thanksgiving do not need to be eaten right away. Instead, make a risotto freezer meal to enjoy later this winter for a quick...
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Favourite Cookbooks: The Broad Fork
Favourite Cookbooks: The Broad Fork
I love a good cookbook.  I read them. I browse them. I cook from them. I get inspiration from them. One that I love is...
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Thanksgiving Risotto: A Gluten-Free Alternative to Stuffing
Thanksgiving Risotto: A Gluten-Free Alternative to Stuffing
Thanksgiving recipe for risotto. You can eat this risotto year-round, but it also makes a great gluten-free stuffing alternative.
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Thanksgiving Croutons For Salad and Stuffing
Thanksgiving Croutons For Salad and Stuffing
I get impatient for the flavours of Thanksgiving so I make these croutons for fall salads. Thanksgiving croutons are easy to make. They can be...
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Capo Gets a New Pastry Chef: Kate Holowchik
Capo Gets a New Pastry Chef: Kate Holowchik
The one thing that Capo, a restaurant in South Boston, was missing was a decent dessert. They went above and beyond and now have Pastry...
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Judging the Gingerbread House Competition at Boston Christmas Festival
Judging the Gingerbread House Competition at Boston Christmas Festival
Henry has been a judge for quite a few years now and as he gets older, he takes the job more and more seriously.  For...
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Rail Trail's New Fall Menu: Dining in Hudson
Rail Trail's New Fall Menu: Dining in Hudson
Ontario autumn 🍁 #artes#groupofseven#ontario#ago#canada#autumnleaves#artes#toronto A post shared by Mari Rustan (@mary_of_silence) on Oct 25, 2017 at 2:37pm PDT Photo provided by @Mary_of_Silence I don't know...
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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 …

Paper Love: Invitations and Stationery Beyond Basic (Sponsored)

I love paper.  It is kind of funny that in an age of online everything, “e-vitations”, and calendar syncing we are also in an age of stationery, journaling, washi tape, and custom all types of paper from photo cards to business cards.  Printing speeds have increased, the ability to proof …

Travel to North Adams: The Porches Inn at Mass MoCA

As I mentioned the other day, I have been bitten by the travel bug or perhaps I was born with it (the more likely story).  In any case, I love Fall in New England so I don’t like to travel too far and one of my favourite places to go …

Travel to Toronto: Hôtel Le Germain Maple Leaf Square

Toronto isn’t my city.  My city is Boston and when I talk about “the city” I mean NYC.  On the other hand, Toronto is the city I grew up with.  It was the place we drove a little over an hour to visit family and friends for special occasions or …

I Love Fall Outings: Mann Orchards' Corn Maze

I was recently invited to visit the new Riverside Farms corn maze at Mann Orchards in Methuen, MA.  The first thing I had to do was figure out exactly where Methuen was and when I realised how quick and easy it was to get there, I gathered up the family …

Early Harvest: Apples, Fritters and Pies (Sponsored)

August is that time with lingering summer heat and last beach days. September we go back to school but the summer sun is still strong. Fall, flannel plaid and apple picking still seems very far off. However, late August and early September is actually the best time to go apple …

The Incredible (non-edible) Egg: Cirque Du Soleil's OVO

Cirque du Soleil will be performing in Boston from September 6th to the 10th with OVO at the Agganis Arena. This one is not under the big top but Cirque Du Soleil can transform any space they move into. OVO, meaning “egg” in Portuguese, immerses you into Cirque Du Soleil's fantastical colorful ecosystem bursting with entomological life. …

Mix-It Up For Dinner or Lunch: Cambridge

Earlier this summer I was invited to check out a restaurant that I have walked by many times but never stopped in.  After my first visit, I have been back within a week with the whole family. I know these hot summer nights will have us ordering takeout a lot …

Peanuts at Fenway: Charlie Brown

I love getting the paper and reading the comics.  I loved it as a kid and I still do now.  When I think of the Peanuts comic strip, I have four very clear images in my head: Schroeder at the piano, Linus with his banket, Lucy at her “advice” booth, and Charlie …

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 …

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