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Where to Celebrate Chinese New Year: Touring Chinatowns of North America

Feb 1, 2013  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Chinatowns were initially formed as a place where Chinese immigrants could celebrate their culture, as well as live and work in their communities without discrimination or language barriers. The first one popped up in the U.S. in San Francisco in 1848 and has since become a huge part of the tourism industry in several other cities across the country. The many festivals, colorful shops, and authentic food attract droves of visitors hoping to get a taste of the orient without shipping off to the mainland. With the Chinese New Year just around the corner (February 10), we decided to take a tour of our favorite Chinatowns around the U.S. where the masses will surely be found ringing in the Year of the Snake.... Read More

Head to Pain D'Avignon for Authentic French Cuisine

Jan 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

If you live in New England, you’ve eaten their bread whether you realize it or not. Meet Pain D’Avignon, the Hyannis-based French bakery that has been churning out everything from braided brioche, crusty baguettes, buttery croissants and... Read More

Cozy Up to the Rowes Wharf Bar for Comfort Food Classics

Jan 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Winter in New England means it’s time to get cozy and what better way to do just that than by checking out the new comfort fare focused menu at the Rowes Wharf Bar. Tucked inside the Boston Harbor Hotel, Chef Daniel Bruce has revamped the bar menu to focus on heartier New England fare... Read More

Boston Kicks Off the 24th Annual Wine Festival

Jan 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

We love our wine. Red preferably, white definitely, and even some bubbly here and there. What better way to way to show your love for a deep rich cabernet than by attending the 24thAnnual Boston Wine Festival, which kicks off tonight at the Boston Harbor Hotel with a Grand Opening Reception.... Read More

Taste The Special Ingredient Inside Italian Cuisine at Santoro's Deli

Jan 9, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

When food is made with love, you can taste the difference. Just ask Tina Santoro Asmar, owner of Santoro’s Deli located in Dedham, Massachusetts... Read More

Create Memories & Sentimental Gifts at The Make Meaning Store

Jan 7, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

The holidays are over but the kids are still on break. What to do? Head on over to the recently opened Make Meaning store at Legacy Place in Dedham. A child’s wonderland, this fun store was designed for kids and adults of all ages. Here kids can get in touch with their inner creative side and decorate cakes, make their own candles, design some jewelry, paint some ceramics... Read More

Tired of Winter? Enjoy Summer-Inspired Dining at Back Deck

Jan 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Picture this. Juicy burgers sizzling on the grill. You can smell them now as you sit on your back deck on a hot summer afternoon with a cold brew in hand. Reality check. It’s winter in New England, which means you won’t be eating out on your deck anytime soon. That is unless you want to check... Read More

Indulge Like Oprah & Enjoy Goodies From The Cape Cod Centerville Pie Company

Jan 2, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

A pie will always be just a pie until Oprah Winfrey samples yours. Then your life will change in ways you never dreamed. Just ask the women at The Centerville Pie... Read More

Granary Tavern Serves Up Rustic Appeal & Comfort Food Plates

Dec 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

In search of somewhere new and lively in Boston for dinner? If so, then head on over to Granary Tavern, a huge, cool pub on the Greenway, just steps from Faneuil Hall. The pub has two floors and two bars and is brought to you by Glynn Hospitality Group... Read More

Enjoy An Indulgent Night Out At Smith & Wollensky Atlantic Wharf

Dec 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

It’s the holidays so there is no better time than now to celebrate that promotion you didn't get, the relatives who drive you nuts, or just a chance to splurge on an indulgent, “worth-every-penny,” night-on-the-town. We can’t help you with the first two but here’s a hint for the latter – Smith & Wollensky Atlantic... Read More

Boston Food Tours Bring the Neighborhood Flavors of Italy to Massachusetts

Dec 18, 2012  |   Contributor: Steve Mirsky

There's no doubt that each city across the world boasts unique food offerings. But if time is short and you don’t have opportunities for full immersion, taking the right food tour makes the difference between being a clueless tourist or gaining a full understanding of where to go and what to buy. Take Boston’s North End for instance…a casual stroll down the cobbled... Read More

Ring in The New Year Like James Bond At Forty 1° North

Dec 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Forty 1° North, the chic, contemporary marina-side luxury hotel on the water in Newport, Rhode Island, is celebrating the season in signature style with a Glowing Winter Nights package and New Year's Eve Ball. The exclusive offerings... Read More

Crowne Plaza's Chic Transformation To The VERVE

Dec 7, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Some things in life just get better with age. Take, for example, a fine bottle of cabernet, a barrel-aged cognac, the puppy that is now house trained and your wedding reception site. Well, maybe not necessarily the latter, but for us, this was the case when we returned 13 years later to ours. On May 15, 1999, my husband and I hosted... Read More

Enjoy Gourmet Comfort Food at MET Bar & Grill

Dec 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Burgers, comfort food and shopping. Who could want for anything more? That’s exactly what you will find at the MET Bar and Grill located at the new Natick Collection. Think of MET as comfort food on steroids. Now envision clam chowder with whole clams... Read More

Pop-Up Shops in Boston & Chicago Luxury Hotels Help Combat the Cold

Nov 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

If the weather is turning frightful, take a cue from some of the hotels in Boston and Chicago and stop in for a warming drink at seasonal pop-up shops. Boston’s premier hotels, Revere and Mandarin Oriental, are offering visitors and locals alike a delicious escape from the cold right within their lobbies. From November 23-December 21, Revere will be featuring “Pop it Like it’s Hot,” a temporary hot chocolate-centric concept that will offer a variety of unique concoctions such as ginger white chocolate, maple bacon, and meringue brulee.... Read More

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