vintage travel

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

I’ve been perusing Etsy the last few days because I am trying to convince my friend Bryce, the solo traveler, girlfriend getaway sidekick and talented designer, to get her own shop* and I need to make a good case. Look, she’s already got a great start with this travel shoe bag… [Taken by Bryce and […]

york wining & dining

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

I made a great friend at my first job after college, Amy. Our contrasting personalities meshed in the best way instead of clashed, we took fun lunches, enjoyed wine on workdays and even partook in sophisticated tastings. We effortlessly broke out of the awkward binds of the traditional work-friendship and we even started doing double […]

raising a glass to favorite places

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

My kitchen cabinets do not look like Martha Stewart’s. They are filled with hand-me-down plates and bowls, cheap wine glasses from Bed Bath & Beyond and random mugs, wine glasses and cups. Last night I realized that my eclectic collection paints a picture of different places and every time I pour a beverage, I am […]

newburyport in the rain

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

As part of my promise to myself during this week of non-work, I made it up to the lovely Newburyport, MA on Tuesday with my friend Bryce. Newburyport is about 42 miles north of Boston and is located on the south bank of the Merrimack River at the mouth of the Atlantic Ocean.┬áIt is a […]

taste of the nation

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend a couple of amazing events. On Thursday, I found myself at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston at the 21st annual Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation. Share Our Strength is committed to ending childhood hunger. Thanks to their all-volunteer committee, one of whom was kind […]

LifeSavor 2009

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

This Tuesday, Mike and I attended the LifeSavor cocktail party at the Langham Boston hotel to benefit Community Servings. If you are not already familiar, Community Servings provides free home-delivered meals throughout eastern Massachusetts to people who are unable to shop or cook for themselves because of HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. They provide […]

in search for a wine glass

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

Last night my friend Shannon invited me to her house for grilling, yes it was almost warm enough, and LOSTing. We also had some wine from a glass with which I am now obsessed. Look at that slight curve and the faux-shattered finish. She got this from Crate & Barrel and is in search for […]

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, […]