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Pop.Bop.Shop. is all about discovering new adventures and exploring your own city or a new one. Use the search boxes below to uncover the best vacation spots, hotels, day trips, museums, movies, music, books and more.

Read: What She Ate

I was so excited to start reading What She Ate by Laura Shapiro. I had seen a few stellar reviews and it since it focuses on two of my favorite things, strong women and food, it seemed an obvious winner. 

October 18, 2017

Stream: Transparent (Season 4)

I have been a big fan of Transparent since it first premiered. It's a show that really makes me think. It expands my mind and pushes me to broaden my approach to the world.

It's also the most accurate account of life in a Jewish American family that I've ever seen on television or in a movie. 

Season four was released at the end of September and this time we accompany the Pfeffermans on a family trip to Israel. Maura is invited to give a lecture based on one of her books and Ali tags along. 

October 10, 2017

Explore: Wynwood Walls

Explore the Wynwood Walls, an incredible outdoor art exhibit in Miami. Be sure to poke around the neighborhood, stopping for a meal and bopping in and out of the shops. 

October 4, 2017

Movie Musings: Home Again

Nancy Meyers' daughter, Hallie Meyers-Shyer, makes her writing and directing debut with this romantic comedy. Reese Witherspoon plays a single mother who finds herself with three unlikely house guests. 

September 25, 2017

Emmy Awards 2017: Best And Worst Dressed

My picks for the best and worst dressed at the 2017 Emmy Awards. 

September 18, 2017

Explore: Aquinnah Lighthouse

The Aquinnah Lighthouse is the furthest western point on the island. Enjoy views of the red clay cliffs along the ocean. 

September 12, 2017

Explore: Edgartown Lighthouse

Visit the Edgartown Lighthouse at sunset for the most beautiful view (and photo spot) on the island. Be sure to stop by the Harbor View Hotel across the street for a drink on the front porch. 

September 8, 2017

Explore: Gingerbread Houses

The gingerbread houses in Oak Bluffs are a must-see attraction on Martha's Vineyard. These charming homes will enchant kids and adults alike. 

September 6, 2017

Explore: Flying Horses Carousel

The Flying Horses Carousel is the oldest carousel in the country. Take a spin when you visit Martha's Vineyard. The carousel is steps from the ferry in Oak Bluffs. It's a short walk from here to the famous gingerbread houses. 

September 5, 2017

4 Shows to Stream Before End of Summer

I know, I know, I shouldn't be talking about the end of summer because we want it to last forever. I am definitely not wishing the sun, flip flops or beach days away, but I am also acutely aware that Labor Day is next weekend. 

One of my favorite things about summer is that all my regular season TV shows are in hiatus, so I feel no guilt about cheating on them with my boo, Netflix. The lack of primetime cable TV from June - August gives me hours upon hours to binge watch. 

Here are four shows to consider adding to your queue before the fall TV lineup returns. 

August 25, 2017

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