Friday, August 3, 2007
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Sunday, July 15, 2007
If you want to have a little laugh at first then learn some serious relationship tips then I recommend going to Steve Santagati's website http://www.askstevesantagati.com/ or reading his book, The Manual, on relationship advice and how men think about women. Steve is an entertaining guy and has some insights for everyone. Check it out. Single or married, you can learn a thing or two. He's not wrong! Couldn't we all use some expert guy advice?
Monday, July 9, 2007
Hello Boston! I missed you for the past month and a half. Well, I am here to write. There are so many exciting things happening in this beautiful city. I wanted to share with everyone the news about the Bastille Day celebration that will take place this coming Friday, July 13th at the French Library on Marlborough Street. The event is from 6 PM - 11 PM. You can dance to the live music and eat delicious French food. Cha Cha and Mmm!
More details: frenchlib.org/events/event.cfm?id=550&eventcategory=26
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
The Beehive is a new restaurant, bar, and performance venue that has just opened on Tremont Street in the Boston Center for the Arts complex. So excited! 6,500 square feet divided into several dining areas, two bars, and an outdoor terrace and Mediterranean-influenced food by chef Adam Halberg (you may remember him from Via Matta).
The Beehive offers live music seven nights a week, early on Sunday through Tuesday, and late--until 2 a.m.--the other nights. The Berklee College of Music is involved as well. Wednesdays will feature a Berklee faculty jam. Tuesdays will offer Berklee Emerging Artist showcases. R&B, Afrobeat, Latin jazz, bossa nova, and blues...
Check it out for yourself: beehiveboston.com
Friday, May 18, 2007
Thursday, May 17, 2007
From tomorrow until Sunday you can see Larry Poons' paintings at the New England Conservatory in Jordan Hall. You can also meet him this Saturday at 2 PM.
This may not be the first time you've encountered his work. His paintings are exhibited at the Tate Gallery, London, Whitney Museum of Art, NY, Guggenheim Museum, NY and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Birds & Beasts (Heaven & Hell), 2006
Oil, acrylic, fabric, paper, enamel and dye on linen
66 x 82 inches
Antonio Puleo, one of the hot stars of contemporary art lives in Los Angeles. Antonio grew up in Watertown and received his BFA from Mass College of Art, Boston. He moved to California where he did his MFA at UCLA in painting and drawing. I've always loved Antonio's work and it would be great to see more of him in Boston. If any of you are going to the Los Angeles area you should definitely stop in to see a group show that features Antonio. The show, curated by Brad Eberhard, is called Time Machine and is up from May 16th - June 16th at High Energy Constructs. The painting above is from his recent solo show with Cherry and Martin gallery, Los Angeles (cherryandmartin.com/artistDetail.php?id=7). Press articles on Antonio include ArtLtd., ArtReview, Nylon, the New Yorker, LA Weekly and Las Vegas Weekly.
Dear Economist,Will having more money make me happier?-- Karl Johnston, Glasgow
I have been asked the secret of happiness before, but your question is rather specific. To answer it we need to turn to economist Andrew Oswald.He has worked with numerous collaborators to calculate a “happiness equation”, based on analysing thousands of people’s responses to questions about their contentment. His conclusion is that, assuming nothing else changes, more money makes them happier. He backs it up with a piece of work studying what happens to people who unexpectedly win lotteries - they, too, become happier.
This is what economists expect; not because we believe that people value money for its own sake, but because money can buy all kind of things, and if none of them brought you any pleasure you’d have to be an exceptionally incompetent shopper.So the simple answer to your question is yes, more money will make you happier. But be careful - simply pursuing money will not, if your relationships, health or job security suffer. Oswald shows that these are vastly more important than money. Getting married produces £70,000-a-year’s worth of joy, although given the cost of weddings these days that’s not much of a bargain. Staying healthy and employed are more important still, worth tens of thousands of pounds a month.Envy plays a sinister role. Oswald shows that happiness increases with higher income, but it falls with higher expectations. The higher the income of your peer group the more depressed you tend to be. This is not good news for you: since you ask smart questions and read the Financial Times, you must expect a lot out of life. Oswald suggests that you are likely to be disappointed.
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
If you are craving the most delicious gelato in Boston and are simultaneously looking for something lighter than Ben & Jerrys or Haagen Daz, then head to Angelato Gelateria (angelatofoods.com/) in Belmont, fifteen minutes from Boston. You will be thankful for the short drive! Ice cream is my favorite treat and I have searched the globe for the finest flavors and brands. Many times ice cream can be too heavy, too chunky, or without much taste at all. Angelato gelato is a perfect combination of lightness and smooth flavor. There are many flavors to choose from. My favorites are Mint Oreo and Mocha Crunch. A simple delight!
Monday, May 14, 2007
I did a test drive with my highest heels and walked the pot-holed streets of Boston. I couldn't believe how much the Insolia inserts help. It was almost as if I were wearing my favorite naturalizers. Insolia works by shifting the weight off of the ball of your foot to a more balanced position towards the heel. However it works, it works! So before CVS runs outs of your size, go out and pay the $10 to save your precious tootsies...
Starting at a price less than $12,000 with 40 miles per gallon, the Smart provides the saavy consumer with economical style and is better for the environment than the monstrous Hummers I see clunking around town. And finding parking on Newbury will never be easier--you can park horizontally or fit two Smarts in a normal space. For the curious-minded Bostonians, you can test drive a Smart fortwo this summer from June 30th - July 4th.