Karhu Concept Store hits Harvard Square

Karhu’s only US store can be found in my neighborhood, Harvard Square.  Can you say jackpot?!  The Finnish sneaker brand that offers nothing short of cool kicks in a wide array of colors.  The old school color combos have me going places. I love the calm and understated presence of their style.  Perhaps a nice alternative to the white sneaker as you head into the cooler seasons of the year.  Yup, I do see a pair in my future! Besides being super cool, they are super comfortable.

Fun fact for ya: Where do you think Adidas found their stripes?  Know your isostilo style.

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A special place to have a mani in Boston

Love at first brush with Jeanne 20 years ago! She is the one treat that I can’t live without. She is located on the 4th floor off Newbury Street but you feel miles away in a quiet and peaceful setting. You will fall in love with Jeanne the moment she brings on the magic that leaves you with shiny fingers and glowing toes. Our relationship has grown along the way and I consider Jeanne a dear friend.  I hope you get to experience Jeanne Lee when you are in the hood.

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Sneak Peek into Montreal

Montreal is a hip, cool, stylish city with a European flare. It is rich in history, trendy shops, galleries, museums, and a ridiculous food scene. Amazing little neighborhoods to wander through with hidden little gems along the way.

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Boucherie Grinder
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Outdoor terrace @ Vin Papillon
Olive et Gourmandeau

Neighborhoods to explore: Old Montreal, Griffintown, and Mile End

Eat: Foxy’s Joe Beef, Vin Papillon, Olive et Gourmandeau, Fairmount Bagel, (the list can go on!)

Stay: Hotel Nelligan, Hotel Gault, Hotel Germain, Westin

Check out: La Grande rou de Montreal, Labryinthe du Hangar 16 , Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Rue Sherbrooke

Jean Paul Gaultier @ Musée des Beaux – Arts
La Grande Roue de Montreal
We all have been there!
Need I say more?!

One Free Sunday

Doesn’t always happen but sometimes you simply make it so! It’s up to you to decide how to spend it.  For me it was easy and I was in count down mode till the Dutchies arrived.  My boys were off skiing and I love a reason to cook.  So I decided to do some monster cooking.  I rolled up my sleeves, poured a coffee, cranked some John Mayor and fired up the stove.

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Menu: Baked Mama Pasta inspired by Glada De Laurentis.  The best Damn Chili which I have found to be true along with a new recipe to test out, Sweet Potato soup.  Three meals are complete!  Thanks Cook’s Illustrated.