road trip

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Two weekends ago Mike and I went to Bluebell, PA for the wedding of some good friends. It was a wonderful. Per usual we decided to drive down instead of taking a plane or the train. While many people dread six to seven hour car rides, I happen to love the drive. I love flying […]


Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

Do you ever wish you could just go back to the place in your life where you had fewer responsibilities, more free time and felt less overwhelmed? This photo reminds me of a time when things were simpler. It was taken on my high school trip to New York City. I am the girl on […]

higher ground

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

A main road in my hometown has a special section that is on a hill. When in a car at speeds around 50 MPH, if you look up at the right time, you can see the Boston skyline in the distance – a whole 15 miles away. Yesterday, even though we expected rain, Mike and […]


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 […]

logging your miles on foot

Monday, May 11th, 2009

[From mappery] Despite the wind, last weekend had the perfect weather to not use a car. In one day, I ran all of my errands on foot- grabbed a coffee from the bakery down the street (.2 miles), got a hair cut (1.2 miles), took a leisurely walk to Harvard Square (2.4 miles) and then […]

boston,  an architectural tour

Monday, March 30th, 2009

An architectural tour of Boston’s off the beaten track architecture

little italy and city island

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

Our Bronx weekend took us to Polombo Pastry Shop on Arthur Avenue in Little Italy, twice. Whenever I go to Mike’s Pastry in the North End of Boston, mostly when I am giving an outsider a tour of the city, I feel like I have to buy a cannoli. In this little Italian pastry shop, […]

the roads of the bronx

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

I spent four years consistently driving through the Bronx and a number of times thereafter as I made the trek between Boston and Philadephia. I had always seen signs for the Bronx and for the New England Expressway, but I had never seen my route at a closer view. So that’s where it all connects… […]