Vacationing During Coronavirus: Should You? Can You?

Yes, we are all living through a historic pandemic.  But after 3 months of staying-at-home/working-from-home, my husband and I were in need of a break. We were sick of our house. So  I planned a "safe-cation", a two-night socially distanced get-away. But where to go? Some place close- ideally, within Massachusetts. Our state's Covid-19 cases … Continue reading Vacationing During Coronavirus: Should You? Can You?

So Long “No Name”. A look at Boston’s Vintage Restaurants

This week, No Name, has shuttered, ending a more than 100 year-old run as one of Boston's classic, old-timey seafood restaurants . My first visit to No Name was as a college freshmen at Northeastern- a dormitory floor outing to get to know the city.  Boston was a mystery to me and I had never … Continue reading So Long “No Name”. A look at Boston’s Vintage Restaurants

“No Access Boston”- The Holiday Edition!

In December, Boston is at its festive best. With its cobblestone streets and trees strung with twinkling lights, the city takes on a fairy-tale quality that evokes images of both Christmas past and Christmas present. There is a real timeless appeal to Boston at this time of year. Among Boston's holiday traditions are ice skating … Continue reading “No Access Boston”- The Holiday Edition!

Recap: “No Access Boston’s” Book Launch Party at the Waterworks Museum

Every book I write is a journey with lots of research -and loads of alone time. It wasn't until I had written my fourth book (Discovering Vintage Boston) that it occurred to me to have a book launch party to celebrate the end of months of self-imposed exile. I'm food and wine obsessed anyway- so hosting … Continue reading Recap: “No Access Boston’s” Book Launch Party at the Waterworks Museum