Welcome to my blog, a virtual scrapbook and road map for crafting a well-curated life. 

My husband and I are 30-something Bostonians with a passion for good food, fine company and exploring new places both near and far.  Follow along as I document our adventures and share my tips for traveling, dining and entertaining in style.

Autumn at the Ivies: Head of the Charles and Harvard Yard

Autumn at the Ivies: Head of the Charles and Harvard Yard

It's fall in New England, and the trees that line the banks of the Charles River are ablaze in brilliant shades of copper, crimson and gold.  Each October, thousands of spectators line her shores for the Head of the Charles Regatta, the largest two-day boating race in the world.  We gathered with friends at Reunion Village to cheer the racers on, then headed cross the river to Harvard Square, where we whiled away the last moments of a perfect autumn afternoon.

More than 11,000 athletes from around the world compete in approximately 60 different race events.

More than 11,000 athletes from around the world compete in approximately 60 different race events.


The Head of the Charles Regatta is celebrated each year on the penultimate weekend of October.  Hundreds of thousands of spectators line the banks of the Charles River, which separates Boston from Cambridge, to watch more than ten thousand athletes compete in over sixty separate events.  First held in 1965, 2015 marked the race's 50th anniversary.

I picked up this cozy Barbour wrap at Puritan Cape Cod, one of my favorite local boutiques.

Colorful mums which decorated the Reunion Village found new homes following the close of ceremonies.


After a very soggy Saturday, Sunday's race saw crisp, clear skis and gusty autumn winds.  My hat fell victim to a particularly strong breeze, but was fortuitously recused from a watery grave by passing boaters from MIT.  Just as fortunately, I happened to have a fascinator in my purse!

"Behind the Blog"

"Behind the Blog"


Harvard Yard (photo by Jessica Conklin)

Harvard Yard (photo by Jessica Conklin)


A woman of many talents, my friend (and fellow law school alum) Jess runs a small photography studio on the side.  Many thanks to her for snapping so many lovely photos of all of us throughout the afternoon!  

Photo by Jessica Conklin

Photo by Jessica Conklin


Given the occasion, the Boathouse seemed an appropriate choice for a post-race drink.  Located just off Harvard Square, this tiny pub serves upscale comfort food in a cozy, nautical-themed atmosphere. If Chad is tending bar, be sure to order his signature cocktail: Mount Auburn at Night.


This cream quilted dress from Sail to Sable has become my fall fashion staple.  Paired with a Barbour wrap, it's the perfect outfit for transitioning between the seasons.

A Holiday Home

A Holiday Home

Pan Seared Pork Chops with Cranberry-Apple Chutney

Pan Seared Pork Chops with Cranberry-Apple Chutney