buy local

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

In the heart of Union Square in Somerville, MA each Saturday, you will find local farmers, bakers and even live acoustic music, all gathered under a handful of canopies participating in the Union Square Farmers Market. Here, you will also find a wide range of fresh produce, herbs, the delicious Taza Chocolate and even homemade […]

my sunday was irish

Monday, May 18th, 2009

It all began with brunch at the Druid, one of Boston’s most authentic Irish pubs, in my opinion. Mike and I decided to try their Irish Breakfast, which includes sausage, ham, white and black pudding, eggs, potatoes, beans and a tomato. [Irish Breakfast at the Druid] In between episodes of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia […]

getting over the perservatives

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Out of the blue my cousin Kathy emailed me a fact: when you drink a pint of Guinness, you should drink seven sips so there are seven rings around the glass when you are done. Apparently,  an Irish person will only see between 5-7 rings after finishing the pint. I told her I would have […]

protecting my macbook and my old routine

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Before we moved into our new neighborhood, Mike and I liked to go to a local coffee shop and drink coffee while I clicked away on my lap top and he flipped through flashcards studying for one of the many exams he must complete to become a registered architect. It was nice, and it was […]

apartment photography: travel gear tuesday

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

It’s officially been three months in our new apartment, as of two days ago, and we are really making progress in the homeyness department. Candles abound, a comfy couch complements a vintage, orange chair and Mike‘s great grandmother’s dining room table is great for holding everything but our meals. However, aside from my beautiful world […]

candlepin, it’s a new england thing

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

Within a quarter mile of the house in which I grew up, there is a candlepin bowling alley that I frequented for birthday parties and field trips. It is called Fairway Bowling. From what I can remember, the place is a time machine that shoots you into the 60’s, with its floral carpet and green […]

how i wish i were in dc

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

I am interrupting the regularly scheduled travel gear tuesday to draw attention to an historic day – a day that I have been excited about for a very long time. Today is President-elect Barack Obama‘s inauguration ceremony. I wish I could be in Washington, D.C. today. While I do not get to experience this first […]

it’s 2009

Monday, January 5th, 2009

And apparently, I’m domestic now. It actually began after a NYE celebration with my best friends and boyfriend– a night that began in chaos and ended in a pretty good time. As if the snow storm wasn’t crazy enough, the pizza I ordered online to have delivered vanished- which lead to a last minute run […]