What’s my problem with this year? You name it…Someone I loved dearly passed away, I got reorganized out of my job, and changed my living arrangements. Just ALL of the main sources of stress we humans experience. It came down like this: February 16 I learned my job was going away, two days later my […]
It’s been a long time since I’ve posted (more on that later)… So I’m easing back in with photos from my trip to Newport, Rhode Island this past week, to see the mansions in full holiday attire. I’ve been to the Newport Mansions many times, and am always blown away by their grandeur! What makes […]
John LeFarge stained glass tryptych–tough to get a good photo of this, trust me, it’s stunning!
Even the floor is detailed.
“Similar but different” finials on the pews.
Leaving through the cloisters.
When you move to a new place, you leave a lot behind. The best way to compensate is to create new traditions. Christmas is a very special time of year. For me the holiday season starts around mid-November, so though I do go back to Detroit for the actual holidays, I don’t spend most of […]
I stumbled upon a piece of The D while shopping in the Prudential Center! I get so excited when I come across Shinola journals around town, so I was downright giddy when I rounded the corner and found this stunning storefront. It’s funny, but I felt a sense of pride to see shoppers perusing the […]
Ah, the Holiday Craft Show…a tradition in most towns, no? I’m certainly a veteran—as an occasional entrepreneur, and as a shopper—so I can tell you, this one was special! What makes the SoWa Winter Market a fun way to spend a few hours on a Saturday? Let’s play show and tell… The empty shell of […]
How does one have a day with a gaslight theme? Have brunch at one of my favorite restaurants, Gaslight…then head over to Restoration Resources, where they might just have a gaslight to sell you! Both are located in Boston’s South End, one of my favorite neighborhoods to take a walk, shop and of course, eat. […]
You just never know do you? Relationships that you think will last don’t, and those you assume will fade away… they become stronger, more meaningful than you could imagine. Back in March I wrote about my coaching days, and how those ties endure. I had such a special moment last week that I just have […]
I was going to be a dancer, a choreographer, actually. There’s always a dance percolating in the back of my head. It’s always there, but I don’t often think about it. Two recent episodes, a work event and my (ahem) 30th high school reunion, have got me thinking about the career that wasn’t… Nine years-old […]
I didn’t plan on writing about 9/11. I really never thought I would. But here I sit, on the 15th anniversary of that awful day and I can’t help but reflect: We’ve lost our innocence. I remember being at work when it happened, hearing, “A plane hit the World Trade Center!” and thinking, “Oh no, […]