Friday, October 31, 2014

Harry Potter Halloween Feast

As purveyor of Honeydukes, I had work to do preparing the chocolate frogs...unfortunately not magical, but certainly delicious!


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014

Construction, oh it continues.

Giant pits of mud for hydraulic digging of something! 

Behind the scenes!  Not as exciting as I thought it would be, and I'm completely lost as to the purpose of the chains.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Heroes + Indian + Cake = Perfection

A day of all the good things...homemade Indian food (four chutneys!), chai chocolate cake (yes, eaten right out of the pan), and Heroes! 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Friday, October 17, 2014

Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer

Such a good show.  There's just something about bluegrass.  (especially when performed by two MacArthur Genius Grant winners!)

They're just so good.  If you ever get a chance, see them live.  It's a phenomenal show.

It also included the naming of an improptu song just for Boston...many were thrown out by the crowd until the name "Wicked Pissah" came up and was the obvious choice.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Apple Dessert Baking Study Break!

The sixth and perhaps final apple dessert baking study break!  It's always a pleasure to bring my love of pies to the girls. 

Whenever I see bundt pans, all I can think of is that clip from My Big Fat Greek Wedding: 

So much butter!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Boston Apple Picking 2014: Honeypot Hill

A rainy day could do nothing to diminish the enthusiasm of the prospects of apple picking...and honestly, I would say this is a great way to do apple picking, since the crowds were much less crazy than usual!  We went back to Honeypot Hill this year, still the home to delicious apple cider and sugared cider donuts.  

Meg didn't know that you could actually go somewhere and pick apples!  But she's on board with the idea now!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Book Club!

October's book was The Other Typist, by Suzanne Rindell, and it was quite the surprising thriller!

See the IWU book club's other picks here!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Autumn from the Penthouse

Nothing short of gorgeous.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Autumn in Back Bay

The day after my committee meeting, it was time for a massage. And that meant an early morning walk through Back Bay.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

McCormick in Autumn

I can't get over how pretty Boston is in the fall.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Union Square

A walk to Union Square means I have my camera out!

I want the house that needs this radiator. 

A Fluff-colada at Backbar in honor of the Fluff Festival (marshmallow fluff was invented in Somerville, Massachusetts)

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

at the BSO

My first BSO concert this year was led by the newly-minted conductor, Andris Nelson, and what a lovely performance it was!

We had killer seats, right in the center of the main floor.  The evening was a mix of pieces, from the overplayed (Beethoven's 8th Symphony) to something new to me (Bartok's Miraculous Mandarin) to an exciting favorite (Tchaikovsky's 6th Symphony).  A great evening of music, even if it was on a Wednesday!