Welcome to Pop.Bop.Shop. My name is Molly and I’m thrilled you decided to stop by.
I started this blog on January 4, 2009 as a new years resolution (you can read my very first post here) to pursue my passion for writing and photography and to create an online destination where I could share all my discoveries.
Over the past eight years, Pop.Bop.Shop. has become a place where you can find the perfect restaurant or hotel for any occasion, the scoop on local hidden gems (boutiques, museums, tours, special events), online shopping deals, gift guides, book and movie reviews, travel diaries, home entertaining ideas and more.
The goal of Pop.Bop.Shop. is to help you uncover amazing people, places and things in your own city or a new one.
In total, there are over 600 restaurant reviews here on the site. I love helping readers pick the perfect place for special occasions, so if you need a date night idea, a place to take your parents while they are in town, or a location for a private event - just shoot me an email!
Since 2010, the blog has consistently been named to the top three “Best Local Blogs” on the Boston A-List. In even more exciting news, I was cast in a television show called “The Foodie List” which premiered in March 2016. You can watch my segments here. The show aired first in Canada and Europe, and will move onto Asia later this year. When I have a U.S. air date, you’ll have it too! In the meantime, you can read all about my experience filming the show - casting, hair & makeup, shoot day 1 and shoot day 2.
Now that you’ve read a bit about the blog, here are some tidbits about me:
I am a lifelong Bostonian. I grew up in Newton, MA and went to college just one hour south of the city at Wheaton College in Norton, MA. Since then, I’ve lived in Inman Square in Cambridge, Oak Square in Brighton and I currently live in Watertown with my dog, Scout.
I work full time as an account director for a public relations and social media agency in Kendall Square in Cambridge. I am in the very cool and interesting position that I spend a good chunk of my day reaching out to bloggers on behalf of clients and then when I return home, I read my own email inbox with messages from people interested in Pop.Bop.Shop. It’s fun living in the center of the Venn diagram.
Though I’m a Beantown girl to the core, I spend a great deal of time in New York City and Miami, since that’s where my family lives. If you have a recommendation for a place I should check out on my next trip, please send!
As you can clearly tell, food is a major part of my life. I’ve been a vegetarian since the age of thirteen, though my dad calls me the “junkatarian” because for the first . . . mmm . . . ten years of my vegetarianism, I wasn’t interested in eating any vegetables. Whoops.
Currently, I’m into decorating my house. I bought my first home in the summer of 2012 and I’ve traded my J.Crew catalogs for West Elm, Pottery Barn and Ballard Designs. Speaking of Pottery Barn, do you get their Kids catalog? Holy smokes. All of my gifts for my baby cousins have been ordered from there over the past four years.
In addition to dining and decorating, my obsessions include: travel (beach or pool, please!), outdoor patios, any/all frozen confections (ice cream, frozen yogurt, popsicles), Mindy Kaling, reality television, award show parties, snail mail and my birthday.
I love hearing from readers; you all have become the absolute best recommendation engine! Email me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest (and LinkedIn if you’re feeling fancy).
Thank you for visiting and come again soon!