Favorite Places & Things


  • Darwin’s Ltd Independent coffee shop with a relaxed vibe. Excellent coffee, pastries, sandwiches, random fruits and veggies. You can run there to get a quart of milk in a pinch too!
  • Pinocchio’s Pizza A Harvard Square institution and hidden gem. Definitely working some sort of secret sauce over there.
  • Sofra Flavorful food that is farm to table – be sure to try the chocolate explosion cookies and mini pitas.
  • Full Moon Craving a foodie lunch with kids in tow? This place is 100% welcoming to the kids (kids menu and play room next to dining area) and still caters to an adult palette.
  • Bristol Lounge at The Four Seasons Hotel Need this even be explained? A go-to lunch spot.
  • The Paramount Fresh sandwiches, salads and burgers. The perfect stop for lunch in Beacon Hill.
  • Crescent Ridge Glass bottles filled with fresh milk delivered to your door by, yes, the milkman.
  • Indulge Even Willy Wonka would be surprised by the varied confections in this Newton Highlands candy shop. The proprietor, Linda, designs the most fantastic gift baskets!
  • Met Back Bay Delicious food served in a great atmosphere. Perfect spot for lunch or dinner!
  • Saltie Girl Created by the genius behind The Met Back Bay, this spot is just next door and serving up raw, fried, smoked and even tinned fish in a stylish setting!
  • Orfano Tiffani Faison’s Italian-American cuisine in a glamorous space in The Fenway! Food delish and ambiance amazing. 



  • Core de Vie Pilates, Gyrotonics and Power Plate in a fantastic studio nestled on Charles Street.
  • Saks Fifth Avenue Anita in the Fifth Avenue Club will attend to your every fashion need. Brands not typically found in Boston are available here!
  • Jeanne Lee Salon Her pedicure is as good as going to a podiatrist, all in a private salon on Newbury Street.
  • Serenella A beautifully edited collection of gorgeous clothes. Allow Leslee to style you…she can transform an outfit from “blah” to “ah” in a matter of minutes!
  • All Too Human Owner Jess Knez has a flare for knowing what will look perfect for any occasion! Designers not found elsewhere in Boston are found here! Happy shopping!


  • Memorial Drive Sunday Closings Bring out your inner cyclist or take a leisurely stroll with the entire family on Memorial Drive in Cambridge between Western Avenue and Mount Auburn Street. The closure is in effect weekly from 11:00am to 7:00pm from the final Sunday in April until the second Sunday of November.
  • Harbor Islands One of the best day trips filled with exploring forts, scenic walks and only a quick boat ride from Boston. Worth feeling like a bit of a tourist for the day.
  • Magic Beans Great toy selection for kids of all ages.
  • Puppet Showplace Theatre One of the oldest puppet theatres in the nation — great for a rainy day!
  • Belkin Lookout Farm You pick it, you eat it! Fun for the whole Family.