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. […]
Massholes. That’s what they call us…Boston Drivers. I never think I’m a Masshole until I come home to Detroit. I have to check myself when I get behind the wheel: You are in Detroit. The roads are straight and flat. There’s plenty of room. People mostly follow the rules. Leave the F Bombs at home, […]
I love to stroll the Public Garden in the Spring; it’s lovely, and it makes me think of the coming summer beach days…which are just about gone now! Ugh! Boston Public Garden is in the heart of the city, adjacent to Boston Common, with the Beacon Hill neighborhood to the north, and Back Bay to […]
Like many cities, Boston is broken into official neighborhoods, and each has its own feel, and its own little downtown area. As you might guess, the older ‘hoods are closer to the water, and many of them comprise the overall city center, “Boston Proper.” I live in Roslindale, southwest of the downtown core. “Rosi” was […]
Tatte Bakery–great ambiance, delicious gluten, and so busy we sat out in the rain!
I thought these hydrangeas were fake until I got up close.
Look what I found! Of course I couldn’t just let him walk by with THAT shirt on! He’s a cutie, but his girlfriend is from The D…and he could probably be my son.
I just couldn’t resist this…attack Labradoodle & Ginger Cat…look out! Translation: I stand guard.
Beacon Hill alley
Commonwealth Avenue, Back Bay
I love the details.
Last weekend I decided to stay in on sunny Saturday, and venture out on rainy Sunday! No matter, I love Boston so much I even enjoy it in the rain. Beauty is everywhere, regardless of the weather…and that goes for any place in my opinion! My friend and I walked the Beacon Hill and Back […]
The thing about moving away is this: while you’re still there, everyone says they are going to come out and see you once you settle in. The reality is that visitors are a rare thing. I’m not complaining, I’m just making an observation. People have their own activities and schedules to keep, especially if they […]
What a strange thing, to write those five words, and for them to have personal meaning. On this third anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, I am moved to document my experience: the point of view of a seemingly unaffected citizen. To say the Boston Marathon is a big deal in this city is quite […]