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2017 Resolutions: Eight Month Checkup

How is it already August? I feel like 2017 has been in fast forward. I am excited to share with you the progress I've been making towards my 2017 New Year's resolutions.

August 9, 2017

Read: This Is Just My Face

When I was searching for books to order in advance of my trip to Maine, I kept coming across reviews of actress Gabourey Sidibe's memoir, This Is Just My Face.

August 2, 2017

Movie Musings: The Big Sick

I first read about The Big Sick in PEOPLE Magazine and I was immediately intrigued. The movie tells the real life love story of Silicon Valley actor Kumail Nanjiani and his wife, Emily V. Gordon. The film is produced by Judd Apatow (an instant sign of greatness) for Amazon Studios (who also produced Manchester By The Sea). 

July 31, 2017

Stream: Glow

I tend to watch a lot of Netflix and Amazon Prime in the summer when my regular season shows are on hiatus. In May and June I was addicted to Mad Men, watching the entire series (seven seasons) from start to finish. After the finale, I wanted something more light hearted. If you haven't seen Mad Men, it's pretty heavy (drinking, cheating, workplace politics).

July 26, 2017

Read: Startup

I am a longtime Doree Shafrir fan. I had the pleasure of meeting her once, when she was at the Brookline Booksmith promoting Postcards from Yo Momma. Since then she has joined the BuzzFeed team, moved to Los Angeles, gotten married and released her first novel, Startup. 

July 24, 2017

Shop: EvaDane Jewelry

I come from a long line of ladies who love bling. My grandmother is the queen of baubles and passed those glitz and glamour genes down to my mother and my aunt, who in turn passed them on to me, my sister and my cousin. 

When I met jewelry designer Lexie Broytman, I knew we were kindred spirits the moment she said, “I get my love of jewelry from my mom and my grandmother; I firmly believe it’s hereditary.” 

July 13, 2017

Shop: Nantucket Kids

In April 2011 my first little cousin was born. Since then I have become “Aunt Mol” to five little kiddos, ranging in age from six to two years old. I absolutely love shopping for them, especially finding unique and special items that truly make them stand out from the pack. 

July 6, 2017

Read: Superficial - More Adventures from The Andy Cohen Diaries

I am a huge Andy Cohen fan. Not just because he is the production mastermind behind The Real Housewives franchise, but because we are both celebrity-obsessed, ruled by the current mood of our dogs and have very, how shall I say this. . . vocal, Jewish mothers. 

June 21, 2017

Movie Musings: Beatriz at Dinner

I had plans to go to Nantasket Beach with a friend on Saturday, but when we woke up that morning, it was clear Mother Nature had something else in mind. The forecast for the day was for clouds, fog and more fog.

June 19, 2017

Explore: Boston Public Market

I have been wanting to visit the Boston Public Market since before it even opened. I followed every stage of the process - the proposal to the city, the approvals, the build and the grand opening - yet I never made it! To force myself to get down there, I made a visit to the Boston Public Market one of my 2017 New Year's resolutions. 

June 13, 2017

Father's Day Gift Guide 2017

Father's Day is this Sunday, June 18th. I love hunting for a fun surprise for my dad every year. In addition to an unexpected gift, I also search high and low for the perfect card. I consider it a failure unless he laughs out loud. 

If you haven't picked out something special for your dad yet, don't worry, there's still time! Your gift concierge is here with a dozen ideas to make him smile. 

June 12, 2017

Explore: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

My family has always loved spending time outdoors, particularly in beautiful gardens and parks. When I was very little, my mom's request every year for Mother's Day was to go to Lilac Sunday at the Arnold Arboretum.

June 5, 2017