Posts Categorized: style

things that I bought that I love

Tis the time of year when people start making best of/my favorite things/holiday must-have lists. I’ve been plotting a post like this for a few years—or at least since I discovered Mindy Kaling’s Things I Bought that I Love blog a while back (an idea that I’m jealous I didn’t think of first). So, this… Read more »

Too fat to be a rock star?

The Dresden Dolls have been sort of on the fringes of my life for a good seven or eight years. And I’ve developed a sort of tacit hometown loyalty. So even though I’m not the huge fan that so many people see the potential for me to be, I was pretty sickened when this news item came across today.


I always know summer has arrived when the Boston Harbor Hotel posts its Movies by Moonlight schedule. This is an amazing venue: a gorgeous outdoor patio right on the water with outdoor dining and plenty of additional seating, a broad staircase leading down, popcorn and ice-cream vendors (for quick supply-runs during intermission!), and a full-sized movie screen 30 feet out over the ocean. BYO snacks and drinks, or buy them there. Best of all: it’s completely free! Movies start at dusk.

New Shoe Review & a Love-Letter to Boston

Sunday afternoon, I found myself at one of my favorite intersections in Boston: Boylston and Newbury, right by Copley Square. The weather was all wrong for being there, but I had a long-overdue appointment to match my winter-bleh to my summer-golden haircolor, and my salon is directly across from the Public Library. Athena Salon, formerly Linea Aveda.