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Activities and celebrations in and around Boston

Giselle opens the season at Boston Ballet

Boston Ballet opened new season  with Giselle, one of the most romantic classical ballet of all times.  This staging – first in 10 years – has been led by Larissa Ponomarenko, former Boston Ballet prima ballerina and current Ballet Master (and a favorite Boston Ballet’s Giselle). I first saw Giselle in 1989 at Mariinsky Theater …

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Family Summer Fun around Boston

Tanglewood Summer for Families (with Video)

SUMMER  2020 update: Tanglewood Festival is happening online, but grounds are open for visits with prior registration. I used to think of a Tanglewood concert (in Massachusetts Berkshires) as a romantic date night idea. Over the last couple of summers however, attending a Tanglewood concert has become our family’s tradition (it is still part of …

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Our First Ever WEEKEND VLOG! Afternoon Tea at Blithewold Estate!

For recent Mother’s Day Sunday we headed to a nearby Bristol, Rhode Island for an AFTERNOON TEA (not to be confused with HIGH TEA- you will find out the difference if you watch our VLOG).  First, we toured the rooms of the historic early 20th century BLITHEWOLD ESTATE with an audio guide and then we …

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Mother’s Day Ideas In and around Boston

Mother’s Day (on May 12 this year) is a great excuse to spend time with Mom.  Go against the crowds this year and celebrate just before or shortly after the official calendar holiday;  better yet – plan several celebrations throughout the month of May! My Mom and I plan to have one of our May celebrations …

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Family Outing at Coppelia (by Boston Ballet). There is spring somewhere!

I could not believe my eyes when I opened the curtains on a Saturday morning this weekend (at the end of March!) and saw the new snow on the ground! But any flurries in the forecast have settled down in time for our mom-daughter outing to the Boston Ballet’s Coppelia.  Even if the weather is …

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Kids Holiday Matinee at the Boston Pops

Kids Holiday Matinee at the Boston Pops: What to Expect

As a family, we try to take advantage of Boston’s world class cultural attractions every chance we get.   Attending Boston Pops Orchestra’s Kids Holiday Matinee at the Symphony Hall seemed festively appropriate for December holidays, but when we first attended a couple of years ago, we had no idea what to expect.   So we put together …

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Couple's Day Trip to Martha's Vineyard

COUPLE’S RETREAT TO MARTHA’S VINEYARD (FOR A DAY).

Last weekend the forecast promised a hot mid-September day, our kids had the plans of their own, and we found ourselves on the market for a “couple’s day” away ideas.   Living in a Boston suburb, there are day trips possibilities in any direction, but the plan did not seem to fall into place until … …

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Fete des Vendanges Celebrates Fall Harvest in Magog, Canada

2019 UPDATE: The Fete is happening over two weekends: August 31-September 1 & 2, and September 7-8! See you in Magog! Watch our youtube video report from 2019 Festival: If the name of this blog is of any indication, looking for ways to celebrate weekends is my passion!  On a recent September weekend (which happened …

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From the Stands: Celebrating U.S. Gymnastics Championships 2018

Gymnastics is my life-long passion.  It is also one of my favorite ways to celebrate the weekend! And what a celebration of the sport it has been this past weekend in Boston at the 2018 U.S. Championships. Alive and Kicking! Gymnastics fans from all over the world tuned in to grasp the state of American …

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