SHOP NOW... florals for winter

When it comes to fashion, florals may be an obvious for spring but seems like things are continuing to bloom even as the temperatures drop— just look at the December issue of Glamour. Even though unintended (most of the spreads highlight glam footwear, the usual day-to-night must-haves, and iconic brands making a comeback) you can’t help but notice everyone’s falling hard for flowers. From floral prints and patterned lace to inspired accessories and appliqués. Not just for “sitting pretty” anymore, this season’s blossoming fashions are taking on a new attitude with darker hues and deeper textures; think velvet and sheer, bedazzled embellishments and 3D adornments. Here, a few tips for wearing flowers all winter long, and keeping the trend feeling fresh while you’re at it.

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Alice's Table Brings "Lifestyle Delivered" to Boston

I recently met the lovely ladies behind Alice's Table, a Boston-based start up that launched this past September whose mission is "lifestyle delivered". It's a business designed for the women of the world who want to be Martha, but don't always have the time for creating DIY decor and made-from-scratch dinners due to full time jobs and busy schedules. The ladies who CAN do it all, but need a little direction to start. That's where Alice's Table comes in.

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SHOP NOW... favorites for fall

I love fall. In Boston it means a new surge of energy is in the air as students and professionals alike flock back to the city after summers spent away on the surrounding islands or elsewhere. The temperatures almost immediately become delightfully brisk and soon after the leaves start to change. I no longer have to worry about breaking a sweat while waiting for the train on my commute to work (this I am undoubtedly grateful for). It also means shopping! As we all push our summer dresses to the back of our closets, and pack up our sandals and cutoffs until next summer (well some of us anyways, the college kids will likely rock theirs until the first sign of snow)  it’s time to take out our favorite knits and leather boots we’ve been storing since last winter. But fall would be no fun without adding some new pieces into the mix and this season has brought with it a bevy of new trends I am totally getting behind. Here, a few of my must haves for fall. 

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PHOTO ENVY... City Inspo Via Instagram

Do you ever see a photo fly by on your instagram feed that requires you to stop and stare for a few seconds as you think to yourself "Holy !!!!; this pic is fire".  Whether it's a snow covered Downtown Crossing or a fully stocked Hubway dock, you wonder why you've never seen it look that good in real life.  I don't know how they do it, and I don't even know if it can be taught, but these three Boston-based 'grammers have us constantly questioning whether we're even looking at the same skyline, or living in the same city for that matter. Since when does the convention center ever look THAT epic. These guys have the ability to even make trash on a subway car look good. I never get sick of looking at the world through their eyes because whatever they're snapping photos of, weather in Boston or a city they're visiting, looks that much more incredible behind their lens. They've officially mastered the art of instapics, #nofilter needed.  

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THE HIT LIST... Day Tripping in Portland, Maine

Every year I take a handful of trips up to Portland, ME. It’s one of my favorite places to visit. Winter, Summer, Spring – there’s no wrong time to go. You can spend a day, or five, and still leave wanting more.

Most of my trips to Portland turn into never-ending restaurant crawls. The maze of streets in between Commercial and Congress are flooded with incredible places to eat, drink and shop. And every time I return, there’s a number of new places that have been added to the roster as independent business owners continue to open up shop.  An inexpensive hospitality oasis less than 2 hours from Boston? If you haven’t made a trip yet you should seriously start asking yourself “Why?”

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CURRENTLY READING... Gather

If you know me, you know I’m easily distracted. It is on rare occasion I read a book cover to cover. More often than not, I tend to make it a few chapters in before falling in love with another literary item.  That’s why, on Wondering Bon, you’re actual book recs will be coming from someone who actually makes it to the end of 200+ page reads. But me, I tend to gravitate towards journals, magazines, online blogs, etc. Just as visually stimulating as they are literary, it’s something I can finish in one sitting and never get sick of flipping through.

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