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I scream, you scream

(Apologizes for the cheesy title, I just couldn’t resist)

With temperatures reaching the mid-70s tomorrow, can you really resist ice cream? Well, you don’t have to. Starting tomorrow, June 8, and running through June 10, the 28th annual Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl will take place at City Hall Plaza.

Starting at noon and running until 8 p.m., nine ice cream companies will be serving all-you-can-eat ice cream, frozen yogurt, and sorbet.

All you can eat Baskin Robbins, Ben & Jerry’s, Breyers, Brigham’s, Ciao Bella Gelato, Edy’s, and Haagen-Daz? Yes, please!

Tickets cost $8 for adults, and $4 for kids. The proceeds will go to support cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Photo (cc) by stevendepolo and republished here under a Creative Commons license. Some rights reserved.

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A day in the sun

Believe it or not, it’s already the end of May. The month flew by and I haven’t posted once. My apologies, dear readers. It’s been an extremely busy month. With graduation, parents visiting, the Lost series finale (YIKES!), and the weather finally starting to warm up, I really haven’t been home much. I am back, though, and fully committed to bringing this blog back to life. I mean, with the summer right around the corner (for a reason I can’t really explain, in my eyes, summer doesn’t begin until at least June), there’s a long list of fun things to do in Boston. So let’s get started.

It’s Memorial Day on Monday, and if you’re anything like me, you don’t really have any plans but to enjoy the day off. Weather.com tells me it’s going to be 73 degrees on  Monday. What more can we ask for? So, if you don’t have any plans for the day, may I suggest a picnic?

The idea of grabbing a blanket, some cold fruit, refreshing drinks, a good group of friends and just laying out in the sun has been lingering in the back of my head for a while now. Yup, I’ve been craving a picnic. They’re just so relaxing and fun. Now, the the thing is, where should you have said picnic? Well there’s always big parks like Boston Common and the Public Garden. Chances are, those spots will be full of other Bostonians trying to soak up the sun. One of my favorite spots is outside the Christian Science Center. It’s the perfect spot, really. The architecture of the building is beautiful, the reflection pool is mesmerizing, and Bon Bon is right across Mass. Ave if you feel the need to cool down with some gelato.

In any case, we should all take advantage of the long weekend. It’s probably too late to plan a fun get-away to the Cape, so we must work with what we have – and what we have is a day off, beautiful weather, and a great city to enjoy it all in.

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Bargain Cocktails

Earlier today, my friend Anne sent me this. Boston Magazine but together a list of bargain cocktails around the city. I was so excited to see this list as some of my favorite locations are on it. The Savant Project, Coppa, and The Frankin Cafe are all excellent places to enjoy delicious beverages around the city.

Now, can we all say a collective “thank you” to Anne?

Enjoy!

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This little blogger’s going on vacation

I’ll be leaving you all for about a week. Tomorrow morning I fly out to London to finally reunite with Chelsea and Cristina. (Fun fact: Cristina is one of the girls dancing in the banner photo)

So I hope you all have a wonderful week – I’ll be skipping around London town visiting Big Ben and sipping tea.

I’ll leave you all with something that makes me very happy. Enjoy:

(you’re welcome)

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Check it: Daily Intel

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Here’s one of my favorite blogs: Daily Intel. The blog is based off New York Magazine and there are a few pretty specific reasons I think it’s excellent.

I’m a little all over the place when it comes to my interests. I love sports. I care about politics. I follow pop culture. I’m also a sucker for any weird or quirky story. That is exactly what Daily Intel gives me. It satisfies the curiosity I have about pretty much everything. (Fun fact: I was once told that I’ll be a good journalist because I’m so damn curious about everything)

The other main reason I love Daily Intel is because it’s quick. You see, I’m a busy girl. I always feel like I’m on the go, and to be completely honest, I don’t have hours upon hours to read the news. This is where Daily Intel comes in and saves the day again. The way the blog is set up, it offers quick tidbits. You can click the “Read More” link which will direct you to the full entry if you’re interested. If it’s a story you want to skip over, the blog makes it easy for you to do so.

The last factor, which is just the icing on top, is the humorous tone it’s written in. It’s subtle but nonetheless hilarious. I have found myself laughing by myself at my computer plenty of times. It’s the kind of humor I’m in to, subtle, snarky and tasteful.

Beyond that, I like the simplicity in the layout and the ads. The page isn’t overwhelming. It’s very user-friendly. You can search entries and view the most recent and most commented on very easily. You’ll also find links to the other New York Magazine blogs like Vulture, The Cut and Grub Street.

Overall, I think this is a blog you should all check out no matter what kind of a news junkie you are.

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Happy Fat Tuesday

It’s Mardi Gras! If only we were in New Orleans, right? Worry not, friends, you can still celebrate here in Boston.

The folks over at Boston.com created a photo gallery of local places to celebrate Mardi Gras. Click here to view it.

A friend and I tried looking up where we can get a king cake yesterday, but we were too late. It’s hard to find one in Boston (if you do, please let me know where!) and it’s way too late to order one from New Orleans.

If you’re a Northeastern University student, you can head to Stetson East tonight for some Mardi Gras-esque festivities. There will be a live jazz band, contests, prizes, and they will have a king cake. Click here to view the Facebook invite. You must show your Husky ID to get in. Sorry, outsiders.

So, this may not be Bourbon Street and people probably won’t throw beads at you, but hey, you have to work with you have.

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Wine tasting on Boylston Street

Those who know me know very well that my beverage of choice is always wine. One of my favorite spots in Boston is Best Cellars, located at 745 Boylston St. The wine shop, which is home to more than 100 wines for $15 or less, offers free wine tastings daily. The tasting goes from 5 to 8 p.m. on weekdays and 2 to 5 p.m. on the weekends. It’s the perfect opportunity to learn more about wine while being able to taste what you like and what you don’t like. You never really know if you’re going to like a wine or not until you actually taste it, so why not check out a free tasting? 

Oh, did I mention, Best Cellars carries my absolute favorite wine – the Chateau Miraval from Provence, France. No words can do the wine justice. The assistant manager of the store called it “simply amazing.” Check it out, tout de suite. 

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