Sunshine State

I went to Florida in March and it was GLORIOUS. I attended a conference in “St. Pete” as the locals say, and then my boyfriend Allen met me and we spent a few days in his hometown of Tampa. I had never been to these lovely cities before, so I did many new things. Here […]

Tea at the Library

Like any good Anglophile, I love afternoon tea. I’ve enjoyed trying it at different hotels in Boston: the Ritz-turned-Taj, the Four Seasons, the Park Plaza. I’ve also had tea at L’Espalier and Upstairs on the Square (R.I.P.). I had been wanting to try tea at the Boston Public Library, but up until a year or […]

Bearded Dragons and Baking Bread

You know you’re too busy when you’re still reporting on things that you checked off the list in February… My friend Abby and I intended to ride a zipline set up in a Boston park by a Kissimmee, Florida, tourist organization one February weekend. But when I arrived 15 minutes before it opened and the […]

Lamplighter and Lilypad

I went to a new brewery and a new (to me) music venue the other day. Lamplighter Brewing Company is a hip little spot in Cambridge. A small taproom is connected to its brewery. And there is a “cafe” within the taproom. Genius! You can get good coffee and good beer in the same place. […]

Brunch and Learn

I’ve lived in Boston for almost two decades now. Over the years, I’ve seen the Paramount in Beacon Hill on various lists of hot brunch spots. Every time I’ve seen it on a list, I’ve thought, “I should check it out.” Well, I’ve checked it out. My friend Mary and I went on a weekday […]