Celeste-A-Thon on Monday, May 13th Trimming to Raise Funds


If you need a haircut or some beauty treatments done, please consider doing so next Monday, May 13th. On 5/13/13 there will be a Celeste-A-Thon to support Celeste and her daughter Sydney who were severely injured at the Marathon. Celeste has been a stylist on Newbury Street for several years and her salon as well as many in the area are cutting hair to raise funds for Celeste and her family!

Please click here to find a participating salon and for more information. Many of the Salons & Spas are donating 100% of the proceeds, so it’s a great day to get a haircut, especially if you frequent a salon on the list anyway!

Thanks, Boston Bachelorette for the blog post inspiration.

Free Meter Parking in the Back Bay through April 28, 2013!


Yesterday Mayor Menino announced free meter parking in the Back Bay through Sunday, April 28, 2013 to encourage people to return and support Boylston Street shops and restaurants. The free parking will be from Arlington Street to Mass Ave, as well as meter spots adjacent to the Public Gardens.

So return Back to the Back Bay, grab a free meter parking spot, and use the money saved on parking to tip your server a little extra this weekend, and then some if you can swing it.

To find a list of the open and closed restaurants in the Back Bay, please click here.


Day of Prayer and Healing

Boston Strong

Wow, what a crazy and emotional week it has been; and it hasn’t even been a full week yet since Monday’s tragedy. I saw this note on my twitter feed this morning from Mayor Menino’s office and wanted to share it. The title of the letter is: Day of Prayer and Healing, which inspired the title of my blog post. Let’s take care of ourselves, reflect on this crazy week, and never forget those we lost & hurt, and those who kept us safe this week.

For those needing a little extra support this week, the staff from the Public Health Commission will be able today from 10-2pm at 617-534-5050 for counseling as well as Monday-Friday 9-5pm. The Red Cross also has a disaster hotline at 1-800-985-5990.

Hope everyone has a better week, and take care of yourselves.

Be Safe and Thank You

I have postponed the round-up of weekend fun because I’m not sure what events will and will not be taking place this weekend. There is a chance I won’t be posting the weekend fun this weekend in and around Boston, but I am hopeful I will. I think we all need some weekend fun after this week.

Boston Be SafeAlso, thank you to law enforcement and everyone involved in this investigation for keeping us safe, and working long and hard hours to do so. Please stay safe and again, thank you.

Boston Spirit Day on Friday, 4/19/13: Show (and Wear) your Boston Pride!

Boston Spirit Day

Tomorrow is the actual Patriots Day where the first battles of the American Revolutionary War took place on April 19, 1775. This a great day to show your Boston pride and spirit with Boston Spirit Day!

Whip out those Red Sox hats, Boston t-shirts, Patriots sweatshirts, or any apparel that reminds you of Boston whether it is sport related, school related or just plain Boston.

Wear your Boston Spirit for Boston Spirit Day on Friday, 4/19/13 and show that you are Boston Strong and Boston Proud!

For more information about this great event, please check out the Facebook event page.


Free Rides to Boston Hospitals if you need one from Uber Boston

Uber posted this on their website here yesterday:

“We realize that getting around Boston is not easy right now – Uber will be providing up to two free rides on Uber Black, SUV, or UBERx for each user to and from the following hospitals through Wednesday, April 24th:

  • Boston Medical Center
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Tufts Medical Center
  • St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center
  • Carney Hospital

There’s no need to enter a promo code – a discount of up to $40 will apply automatically. We hope this will make the commute easier for medical workers, ease travel plans for friends and family, and enable those that have lent their assistance the past couple of days to attend services around Boston”.

Hopefully you don’t and won’t need a ride to the hospital, but the service is there if you need one.


Reflections: Love, Loss, and Living Free at the Boston Conservatory

Boston Conservatory Reflections

This weekend performance of Reflections: Love, Loss, and Living is free from 4/18/13 to 4/20/13 at the Boston Conservatory. Reservations can be made by calling the box office at 617-912-9222.

“In response to the recent tragedy that has struck that Boson community, and in an attempt to help bring healing and consolation to our neighbors, this weekend’s performances of Reflections are now free and open to the public.” ~Boston Conservatory Website

More information about these free performances thanks to the Boston Conservatory can be found here.