Food

Nut-Free Pesto for Summer

I've always had to shy away from those delicious sounding pesto dishes when dining out because of one pesky little ingredient: the pine nut. Sure, it sounds innocent enough, but for those of us with nut allergies, pine nuts are a no-no. While they don't cause as great a reaction (at least not for me) as their walnut cousin, it's still not really worth getting an itchy throat just to enjoy a sauce, albeit a delicious one.

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Fashion

Gifts for Dad with East Dane

When East Dane reached out to me about putting together a gift guide for Father's Day, I clicked through to their site and my initial thoughts were:

"Wow, Eric would love this stuff." and "But Eric's not a Dad."

The thing is, though East Dane probably caters more to millennials (think your baby daddy/doggy daddy) rather than the father's of millennials, I found a bunch of fun things that I could see my dad or stepdad truly loving.

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Food

I <3 David's Tea + a Giveaway!

Have you heard of David's Tea? If you're not Canadian or don't live in the few US cities that are lucky enough to have a retail location, you may not know about the brand. David's Tea was founded by 28-year-old tea lover David Segal and they opened their first retail location in Toronto in 2008. Everyone who works at David's Tea, whether in their corporate offices or at their retail locations, is EXTREMELY passionate and knowledgable about tea. Their enthusiasm is contagious, and they do a fantastic job at making tea fun.

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Boston

Michaels Stores Get a New Look in Boston!

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of joining a group of Boston based bloggers at the newly reimagined Michaels in Saugus, MA. The store is just one of 27 Boston-area stores that are unveiling a new look this weekend.

In the past, I found Michaels to be a little crowded and confusing- they had so much great stuff, but it was often hard to find. The folks at Michaels must have felt that way to, because the new layout is more open and the aisles are wider. Plus, there's colorful signage throughout the store to help you navigate your way. Can't find what you're looking for on your own? All  Michaels employees will now be wearing red, so they're easier to spot.

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