Category Archives: Boston

A Christmas Story, The Musical: A Family Review

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A family review of A Christmas Story, The Musical at the Citi Wang theatre in Boston.

Traveling the Maine Coast on Amtrak’s Downeaster

Green Bee Ginger Buzz Soda and a whoopie pie.

I’m a big fan of train travel. I find it to be a relaxing way to get to your destination. You don’t have to worry about traffic, security lines, tolls, or checked luggage. You can move about freely, the bathrooms are roomy, and you can get a hot meal, cold beverage or snacks in the…

The Shoes We Wore Puzzle from Ceaco Supports One Fund Boston

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One of my favorite ways to pass an evening while on vacation is to put together a jigsaw puzzle with my family. We do it every year. Now, puzzles make me think of warm summer days and gathering together. For many Bostonians, this is the same feeling that Patriots Day and the Boston Marathon evoke……

Mary Murphy at the Boston So You Think You Can Dance Auditions

I didn’t know what to expect when we met the judges from So You Think You Can Dance. Turns out that Mary Murphy is not only beautiful, but a really nice person to talk with. She shared with us how she found her (unexpected) passion for ballroom dancing and how she eventually won her dad’s…

So You Think You Can Dance Returns for Season 10

Adam Shankman, Nigel Lythgoe, and Mary Murphy at SYTYCD dance auditions in Boston

I love So You Think You Can Dance. I think there’s a part of me that always wanted to be a dancer. I like that the show makes dancing current, exposes us all to new forms of dance, and provides a platform for celebrating talented young dancers. Plus, it’s fun to see your favorite contestants…

A Tour of the Nutcracker Suite at The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common

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A tour of the Nutcracker Suite at The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common.

Half ‘n Half ‘n Half at the Merrimack Repertory Theatre

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Take a dysfunctional family of actors, a neutral third party, three plays, two dressing rooms, and a convoluted script, and you have Half ‘n Half ‘n Half, the latest show at the Merrimack Repertory Theatre in Lowell. Written by John Kolvenback, the show centers on the family dynamics between a long-battling married couple and their…

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

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Unless your heart is two sizes too small, it’s hard to hate the Grinch. It’s one of my favorite Christmas TV shows, and now it is a favorite for my kids. I couldn’t wait to bring them to see How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical at the Wang Theatre in Boston. Not only is…

Fall Back in Love–Fun, Fondue, and a Giveaway

Romantic Dinner at The Melting Pot

Big Guy and I have been married 8 years. We can’t decide if it feels like more or less, but it is what it is. We’re not big “date night” people (we’d both rather just stay home with the kids off to visit grandparents), but every year we try to do a weekend away together….

Highlights of the 2012 New England Dessert Showcase

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Imagine a room with unlimited samples of chocolates, cookies, cake, and more. That’s the New England Dessert Showcase.