A House in the Country

My friend Linda and I toured the Lyman Estate, a Historic New England property, the other day. I was especially excited to see this property because it features one of the oldest surviving greenhouses in the country. We timed the visit so we could see camellias in bloom.               […]

The Sonic Cube

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum was renovated four years ago. I’ve visited a handful of times since then, each time peeking into the performance hall and thinking, “I need to see a concert here.” So this was the year. My friend and I got tickets to see Will Dailey, a local singer-songwriter. Having never heard […]

Holiday Outings

When I found out that my boyfriend had never been to Portland, Maine, I booked a trip straight away. Portland is one of my favorite cities: good beer, good food, good shopping. Needless to say, we had a great time. And lucky for me, I was also able to check off a birthday list item. […]

Lake Cruises, Forests, and Bears, Oh My!

At the end of May, Mom and I went to the Adirondacks to celebrate our milestone birthdays. Even though I grew up in New York, I had never been to the Adirondacks. We spent three nights in the area, so I chose three items for the birthday list. #36: Took a cruise on Lake George. […]

Chocolate and Stamps

So, #33 and #34 on the birthday list. Some friends and I went to the Chocolate Bar at the Langham Hotel a couple of weeks ago.             I’ve kept my eye on it for years, feeling unsure about spending $30, $35 on eating a bunch of chocolate. The price is […]