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 …

Dinner Dinner: One Meal, Two Restaurants, Many Dishes

The Leather District is a unique little corner of Boston nestled between Chinatown and the theatre district. It has a historic Boston industrial feeling and actually reminds me a little of NYC with unexpected restaurants, apartments, office buildings, and small independent artists and artisans. When you walk into Bel Ari, …

Mother's Day on The Vineyard: The Other Vineyard

I love to travel.  I don’t have to travel far to enjoy a trip.  As a parent, sometimes the only way to break away from the routines of daily life that blend from work to parenting and back 24/7 is to pack up the family, shut the door behind you, …

Summer Wines

When it comes to choosing wine I end up doing the same thing I do with books.  To choose a book I often judge it by it’s cover, I rely on a good librarian to help find something just right, or I recall a little blurb or review I read.  …

Bedell Cellars: North Fork Long Island

I am not a wine snob, a wine connoisseur, or a sommelier in training, but I know what I like and I think I have a pretty good palate when it comes to food and wine.  I navigate the world of wine by relying on those who know it well.  …

Mother's Day Treat at Towne

I’m not a huge fan of Mother’s Day and I feel celebrated by my children and husband throughout the year with little unplanned moments of tenderness, caring, and appreciation.  Sometimes the pressure to find the perfect outing, or gathering on Mother’s Day can ruin the moment.  I’m not against celebrating, …

Boston Wine Festival: Valentine's Day Continues

I love wine and I love food.  I’m definitely not a connoisseur when it comes to wine, and I rely heavily on a good wine store, or store within a store like Formaggio Kitchen and Hi Rise Bakery, or a good sommelier. The best way to get to know wine …