Archive for July, 2009


Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

There are Italian restaurants in the North End of Boston that are so small and authentic that most of the seating situations are right on top of one another. At times, you will sit next to another party and even though you are strangers, a mere inch between tables separates you and  it feels as though you are sharing […]

a gaming celebration

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

A few weeks ago I was contacted by the lovely Justine of Brand About Town, who bestowed upon me an opportunity to become a Brand Enthusiast for Nintendo. We met, we continued to email and the next thing I knew, I was about to host one of the funnest parties I’ve ever attended. The catch […]

on the outskirts

Monday, July 27th, 2009

I spent some time at home this weekend visiting my parents. As much as I love living in the city, it’s nice to be in a place where you don’t feel like you have to scan your car for valuables and make sure every last door is locked before heading inside. It’s also nice to […]

boston seafood

Friday, July 24th, 2009

I spent a lot of my life working at a fried seafood joint in the suburbs – which has recently been converted to a sit down, Greek Restaurant – and they really did have the best fried clams and onion rings in the world. But because back in high school and college I was actually […]

travel tips

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

Last week I asked if you had any tips or tricks that help keep you focused on planning your travels, as I believe that staying focused on what really matters, time with friends, family, travels, etc., is most important. Because you came up with such good ideas, I decided to dedicate this post to what […]

macro mode

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Taking a good picture is important. Whether you are traveling to the ends of the earth, going away for the weekend or even taking the day to celebrate two good friends getting married, failing to capture the moments can make you full of regrets. As I’ve mentioned before, getting better at taking good photos is […]

castle island

Monday, July 20th, 2009

This weekend Mike and I chatted with some of our Philly friends about how the two cities have so much history and coincidentally I spent my Sunday with Lisa walking around one of the historical landmarks of Boston. Castle Island in South Boston has a beautiful view of the ocean and the beaches scattered around […]

leaving the pets home alone

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

For the first time, Mike and I left the kittens home alone for an entire weekend. To prepare, we left out extra bowls of food and water, closed all the closet doors and the door to the bathroom, we made sure our basil plant was up high and unreachable and we shut the windows slightly […]