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Summertime Babes at Common Ground

Sat. June 21  First day of summer … How to celebrate? Well, one option is the ever-sexy Babes in Boinkland – the offshoot dance troupe from Boink magazine – which will be featured at the Common Ground in Allston at the Cheap-Thrills-A-Go-Go bash. Psycedelic dance music supplied by the BeatTrain …

Holiday at the Gardner: Doors Open to All

Sat. Dec. 13 In the past, The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston has made their holiday bash a members only affair. This year, it's open to the public as well, and, here's the deal, if you go, you become a member. Not that this is the cheapest ticket in town. …

Walking to Combat Parkinson’s

Sun. June 5 On Sunday, June 5 my wife and I will be at Reebok International's headquarters in Canton for a three-mile fundraiser walk. It's the 25th Annual Parkinson's Walkathon for the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association. Here's the backstory: Ten years ago, I was covering a …

Color me beautiful

september 8-17 Every week is beauty week in our household. But Neiman-Marcus launches its Beauty Week on Sept 8. (it runs two days longer than a week, actually). For a mere $85 purchase, the store will give you its signature tote bag – in red, black or beige – with …

Get Ready: It’s wine & food time

Monday Jan. 22  What is it about the cold months of January and February in Boston and numerous wine/food gatherings? There's the Wine and Food Expo and the Spinazzola Gala of Food and Wine piggybacking each other, and then there are numerous restaurants that create their own little concoctions. Often, …

Free Fenway Fun: Get lucky at Game On!

ongoing  Between you and me, I think the Monster seats at Fenway are a tad over-rated and certainly over-priced. Being a traditionalist, I also miss the plain old screen. And the day when the wall wasn't tattooed with placards. But don't get me started … Back to seats in the …

Hot Fun in the Summer with Samarra!

Sun. Sept. 9  We usually don't make these kind of bold statements, especially one that might seem negative at the outset, but stay with us … We will definitely not be attending Samarra's dance performance at the Zumix Harvest Festival at Piers Park on Sunday Sept. 9. This is because …

A Whole Lotta Wine

Sun. Feb. 10 Are you an oenophilist? We’d have to be honest and say "no," but we liked "Sideways" and we like to pretend, too. If you’re like us – or if you are a bonafide wide afficianado – here’s where to do it: The Seaport Hotel today, Sunday Feb. 10.  It’s the …