The wild daffodils are blooming in the back woods! April in Massachusetts is a time when life re-emerges, picks up pace, moves forward. The snow has melted. Flowers bud. The trees whose bare branches were coated with snow only weeks earlier are turning lush green again. For baseball fans, our long winter of despair comes… Read More April in Massachusetts
I didn’t notice my mid-size sedan, Mercy B, being measured as I drove on Monday into the Charles Square Garage, beneath the Charles Hotel, but apparently it was. The first certified green garage in Massachusetts employs nanoMAX(TM) technology, which assigns a lower parking fee to environmentally correct cars; of course, the garage also offers free… Read More A Harvest Lunch in Cambridge, Massachusetts
I love burgers. So I was glad to join Tuesday evening’s Blogger Sneak Peek at smashburger University Station in Westwood, Massachusetts. A few dozen hungry bloggers squeezed into small tables and chairs amid red and white walls and burger-themed decor to feast on sandwiches, sides, and shakes. I prefer barbecue sauce on my burgers, and… Read More A Smash(ing)Burger in New England
“The waterfront of Boston is our Beverly Hills; it’s where we learned about life,” former Mayor Ray Flynn told visitors aboard RMS Queen Mary II on Wednesday while she was in port at the Hub. The dozens gathered in celebration of the ocean liner’s 10th anniversary, including Massachusetts dignitaries and Southie couples celebrating their 50th… Read More RMS Queen Mary II 10th Anniversary
Meritage’s floor-to-ceiling windows showcased the Boston Harbor Hotel’s gazebo, standing atop the blue waters, as dozens of boats sailed in the background on the clear, bright day. Inside the restaurant, about two dozen wine and food lovers snacked on hors d’oeuvres and sipped family-owned Planeta’s Moscato di Noto, made with 100 percent Moscato Bianco grapes,… Read More A Sunny Sip of Sicily alongside Boston Harbor
The blended aroma of garlic, fennel, red pepper, and other herbs and spices filled the oven-warmed air, while the floor-to-ceiling windows showcased three-foot snowbanks just outside on the cold clear day. This post contains affiliate links. For more information, click here. About two dozen foodies gathered last Thursday at the Action Kitchen at the Seaport Hotel… Read More Cooking Class at Action Kitchen in Boston Seaport Hotel
The face in the etching stares directly at the viewer. The light reflected on the subject’s full cheeks gives him an almost childlike look. But the sad eyes, and the lines above them, make him appear older than he is. Rembrandt Leaning on a Stone Wall, a self-portrait etched when the artist was in his… Read More Rembrandt the Etcher at the MFA
Diners around the country this Tuesday came together to eat in the evening of Carrabba’s First Tastes event, the chain’s preview of its Festa di Carrabba seasonal menu. “An ordinary day in Italy is an extraordinary day anywhere else,” according to Carrabba’s, “because Italians put more into every moment… every bite… every day.” Carrabba’s chefs… Read More Ay, Carrabba’s!