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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.

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

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