Last night, I had the pleasure of attending a party celebrating the launch of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay's newest campaign, Chicks Dig Bigs, targeted at women. Did you know that there are over 800 boys currently waiting for a "big brother" in the Massachusetts Bay area? Apparently, marketing to men specifically to become big brothers isn't working fast enough, so the organization and their awesome agency decided to go to the real decision makers: women.Read More ➛
This past weekend, I had the pleasure of taking a shopping trip with the fabulous Georgina of Notes on Lifestyle by Georgina. Though we'd met briefly in the past and chatted via email and Twitter, we had yet to actually spend a ton of time together. The Trip to Wrentham Village Premium Outlets is about 45 minutes to an hour, so I figured a long car trip would be the perfect time to get to know each other.Read More ➛
One of the best things about living in Roslindale is that we're so close to everything! Whether we're looking for a place to eat, a place to shop or somewhere outside where we can hang out with Maggie, there are lots of different options for us to choose from.Read More ➛
Last week, I had the opportunity to attend a pre-opening press event at the new Sperry Topsider store at the Natick Mall. If you haven't heard of Sperry, it's a New England- based brand best known for their preppy boat shoes.
Though I've lived in Massachusetts for almost 6 years (wow, has it really been that long?), I actually don't own a pair, so it was really fun to tour the store and get a little background on the brand.Read More ➛
I was contacted by Harvard Sweet Boutique a few weeks ago, initially because they wanted to share a recipe for Low-Carb Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies. Of course, if you're a long time reader, you know I'm allergic to nuts of all kinds, so I wasn't about to share a recipe for a food that, as my mom says, "offends me".
Instead, they sent over a bunch of goodies for me to try. My initial reaction? The packaging is so cute! My selection of nut-free goodies, came in a cute green polka dotted box with pink tissue. The package contained an assortment of brownies (salted caramel, mint chocolate fudge, to name a few) and cookies (oatmeal raisin, ginger molasses, etc).
I attempted to snap a few shots, but without opening the individually wrapped baked goods, I couldn't really get across how yummy they looked...so I'm using their shots instead.
Overall, I found the brownies a little too rich for my taste and was disappointed, because they were the desserts I was most excited about. The cookies, on the other hand- they were yummy! The Ginger molasses was definitely my favorite, with the oatmeal raisin coming in at a close second.
I'd give these goodies 3 out of 5 stars. If you're looking to send someone a beautifully packaged gift, Harvard Sweet Boutique is a great option, especially if you're looking for gluten free or low carb treats. Some baked goods do contain nuts, so if you have a severe allergy, they recommend you don't buy their treats.
About Harvard Sweet Boutique:
"Harvard Sweet Boutique was founded by Harvard, Mass. resident Sue George in 2007 and gained in popularity as an online retailer accepting orders through its catalog and website. This past November, Harvard Sweet Boutique opened its doors for its first brick-and-mortar store located in Hudson, Mass. The storefront acts as a test kitchen, where treats like homemade pop-tarts, fresh granola, whoopee pies and chocolate covered strawberries are offered! The store front is located at 25 South Street, Hudson, MA 01749."
I recently had the pleasure of attending an event at the Tiffany & Co. store in Chestnut Hill celebrating the brand's 175 years and the release of their new Rubedo Metal. It was fun to try on the jewelry (I loved the weight and feeling of a Rubedo bracelet on my wrist), but it was even more fun trying on Tiffany's sunglasses! Yes, I said sunglasses. Some were Tiffany's blue, some had embellished arms and corners and all were super cute. (If anyone has the picture of me and Amy wearing our sunglasses, please send my way- whoever took the photo with my camera didn't focus on our faces, and instead got a shot of some random people behind us- oops! #DSLRproblems).
2. The always stylish Amy and Sarah again
Special thanks to Tiffany & Co. for including me and for the lovely coffee table book- to be honest, I'm even more excited about turning its box into a fabulous jewelry holder DIY!
Just thought I'd share a few cool, local events that are coming up. Enjoy!
I'm heading to Stylefixx tonight. See you there!
I can't make this event, but it looks like fun!
Go out and support local designer Nicole Lebreux at the Liberty.
Because who doesn't like flowers? This West Elm event in Fenway looks like fun!
Last night, I had the pleasure of attending a blogger event at Designers Circus in Allston. At first, I was hesitant about attending because I'd never heard of it and wasn't looking forward to hanging out in Allston (it reminds me of BU frat parties).
I'm so glad I made the "trek" out there. Though I think I may have been the only blogger in attendance, I still had fun. Lisa, who coordinates all their events, was extremely knowledgeable about all of the designers and the store's history. I scored 3 dresses, a top and a bracelet, all of which you'd swear came from Anthropologie, for under $100!
I'm hoping to partner with Designers Circus to bring more bloggers to their amazing gem of a shop. Sure, a lot of the inventory definitely wasn't me (I think their customer base skews older), but I found a few designers that I really loved. Plus, their accessories are amazing and they're constantly getting new inventory. If you're looking for something a unique piece at a great price, Designer Circus is the place to go.
I can't wait to share my purchases with you!
Designers Circus is located at 1 Braintree St., Allston, Ma. 02134