Thursday, March 21, 2013


It is probably clear to anyone who reads this blog that I love public art, especially works that have an aspect of graffiti to them. In Montreal, I was always on the hunt for interesting art when strolling the streets (see here and here). Walking around downtown Boston the other day, I was excited to notice that some of the utility boxes have been painted.

(This box in downtown crossing was painted by Adam O'Day.)

Then I started noticed painted boxes all around the city! Paintbox, a program through the Boston Arts Commisson, has asked local artists to use the utility boxes in their neighborhoods as canvases. What an amazing idea! There is even an interactive map to help you find them. I am excited to find more of these as I get to know Boston better.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

winter beaches

A few weeks ago, Dan and I took a weekend trip to the North Shore. It is amazing being so close to the ocean now that we are living in Boston, and we were craving a little time out of the city. We definitely got that - some of the towns we stopped in were quiet under the snow, without their crowds of tourists searching for lobster and taffy. On our way home, we stopped for a walk at Manchester's Singing Beach - it was cold, but beautiful.

Exciting news!

Being back in Boston after many years away, there is so much to explore. I am so excited to have joined my sister, Natalie, and her friend Melissa at The Boston Day Book, a website on everything Boston!

I think contributing to The Boston Day Book will be a fun way to write in a casual way, be creative, and get to know people and places around Boston. So far, I've written little posts on gallery openings, a museum exhibit, and the closing of a beloved button shop. To my handful of readers at this spot: if you are in Boston, check out the website and let me know if there is anything you think I should write about!