Saturday, November 30, 2013

Night at the Hippie Chic Exhibit

The much-loved Hippie Chic exhibit has left the MFA, so if you missed it - here are some of the JUGs' favorite looks! 

Friday, November 29, 2013

Editor's Essentials: Meredith's Lust List

In addition to bringing you weekly gift guides, the three of us decided we'd follow suit like other bloggers and share our ultimate wish list items.  Attainable or otherwise, it's fun to snoop around and pick items somewhat out of reach from one's daily spending or items worth saving up for on your own.

I'm trying to buckle down and get back to basics in my wardrobe, but could not leave out a few fun items that I've sprinkled is my birthday month, after all!

Clockwise, from top left // 1, because I love a monogram // 2, to be seen in the "black hole" that is most purses* // 3, daily shiny reminder of my heritage* // 4, timeless statement piece // 5, slouchy winter gear // 6, basic yet satirical T // 7, no reason necessary // 8, cross-season cape and cozy layer // 9, timeless loafer // 10, can get seasons 1-3 for under $30 // 11, it's never too early to defy aging // 12, the only way to drink whiskey // 13, mine in black are wearing thin...such an easy work/commuting flat* // 14, the mirrored trend // 15, neutral yet mixed materials // 16, wardrobe staple in silk*

Stay tuned for Cameron and Suzanne's picks in the coming weeks!  What is on your lust list?

- Meredith

*items currently eligible for at least 15% off on

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide Vol. 4

So far our Holiday Gift Guides have included local lusts, affordable picks for your secret santa, and gifts for the hostess. Today we touch on one of the hardest subjects to buy for, the guy in your life. Whether it's the boyfriend, brother, dad, uncle or friend...guys are so much harder to buy for than girls! Or is that just me? Anyways, after much consideration here is a round up of gifts that I think any guy would be thrilled to receive...

Saturday Surf T-Shirt $40  //  Ball and Buck Cramberton Chino Shirt $178  //  J.Crew Elbow Patch Shirt $98  //  Patagonia Retro-X Vest $179  //  RVCA Beanie $24  //  American Wool Flag Throw $125  //  RH LED Hat $24  //  West Elm Monogram Slate Coaster $12  //  Moscow Mule Glass $15  //
Zippo Flag Lighter $22 //  TOPO Light Daypack $89  //  Best Made Co. Toolbox $94  //  Deus Ex Machina The Mono Poster $65  //  Whole Beast Butchery $28  //  The Meatball Shop Cookbook $20  //  Best Made Playing Cards $8

- Suzanne

Happy Thanksgiving


Happy Thanksgiving from the JUGs!  We have been online for almost a year and are thankful for all of y-o-u!  Whether you're a loyal reader by family, friendship or fanfare, we are grateful you support the content we thoughtfully collaborate for our readers.

We wish you a happy, healthy day with your loved ones, and remind you to be grateful everyday!

- The JUGs

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Introducing Velo-City: Boston's Finest Indoor Cycling Workout

It’s that time of year again – that time when you decide that the gym is just not gonna happen. The motivation to grind it out on the stairmaster is not in you and the overhead lighting is much too scary. LUCKILY - a new spin studio in the Back Bay should get you out of hibernation mode.

Velo-City –equipped with 40 bikes, black-lights, the best spin instructors in town, and a sound system that will make you forget that 10 minutes ago you were sitting on your couch hunkering down for a Netflix marathon.

It’s the speakeasy of Beantown fitness – the address is 801 Boylston Street, but the entrance is through the bright green door in the alley off of Fairfield St…Public Alley

442 to be specific. I know I know…it sounds like the location of an SVU crime scene, but when you realize that the neon green bike chained to the street sign is actually a retro stationary bike, you’ll know you’re in the right place.

They’re offering free classes this week and ALL classes are only 45 minutes long, so you’ll be able to squeeze in a great workout before heading home for your Thanksgiving feast. Extra lucky for you if you are going to be local for Thanksgiving and can get to a class over the weekend so you won’t need to justify that extra slice of pumpkin pie. Yum.

T H I N G S   T O   K N O W
- FREE classes all this week. Sign up here!
- 45 minute classes means no excuses (and no time to get bored for those of us with workout A.D.D.)
- Spin shoes are free - no sneaky extra costs
- Gift Cards are available - ask Santa to help you stay fit and healthy
- They've got an app for that - download it now and see you at the studio!

This post is brought to you by Velo-City, Boston's finest indoor cycling workout.

- Suzanne

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

JUGs approved Christmas Trees

1 ($40) // 2 ($129) // 3 ($40) // 4 ($50) // 5 ($129) // 6 ($61) // 7 ($47)

Your city apartment deserves some attention this holiday season!  I have never been a fan of artificial trees, but let's face it... it's the cleanest option, and  you can get the real thing at Mom & Dad's house.  I am really loving the tabletop version below, it's at eye level and doesn't require a lot to put together.

One of my favorite bloggers, Devon put a retro spin on decor with her fab "glitzmas," it's the perfect mix of femininity and holiday spirit!


via @DevonRachel instagram

via @DevonRachel instagram

Between the feathered trees and this yarn covered Charlie Brown-esque "pine" alternative, there are many possibilities to put your own spin on decorating.

via // $50

Do you have a tree in your pied de terre?  How do you decorate your hubitat for the holidays?

- Meredith

Monday, November 25, 2013

The Week of November 25th

First and foremost, H A P  P Y   T H A N K S G I V I  N G, gals! We hope you all have a lovely short work week and plenty of time to relax in the company of family and friends. Travel safe!

Now to start of the week...

G I V E   T H A N K S
Unfortunately the holidays have gotten overshadowed by shopping deals (cough cough I totally admit to being guilty of this) but it is important to step back and remember all the small things in life that truly make you smile. I stumbled upon this site and it reminds of us exactly that, all the small random things that make us smile, like knock knock jokes. Thirty Days of Thankfulness is such an awesome site with a positive message and beautiful art. Please check it out. 

E A T  &  D R I N K
Giving thanks to your mom and helping out in the kitchen this Thanksgiving? Don't forget to check one of our favorite food blogs, Spoon Fork Bacon for excellent recipes like this Traditional Thanksgiving Spread.

This probably isn't something to share with Grammy, but did you hear 50 Shades of Gray has debuted it's own wine?

I don't even know where to start in terms of sales, but I will not be venturing out to the physical stores on Friday unlike many.  I will however be watching the online sales in order to nab a few staples and gifts for family and friends. Whether you are shopping in person or online, remember to make lists of what you really need, what gifts you'd like to buy for family and friends, and beware of going over budget from sneaky sales. Most importantly, for the best deals do your research before heading out. Learn more Black Friday tips from the pros here.

And here's what NOT to buy on Black Friday and why.

Psst, not sure what to buy for your family and friends? Check out our Gift Guides here.

H E A L TH   &   F I T N E S S
Looking to start a New Year's fitness resolution early? Health Yoga Life in Beacon Hill will be having a Black Friday sale (now a yoga sale is one that I can get behind)! Sign up for their newsletter or follow them on facebook to make sure you don't miss out.

Looking to have your butt kicked into shape, really early in the morning, but for free? Don't forget about the November Project. Their motto: "Just show up." I've only been able to go on Wednesdays but I personally love it.

The Years Best & Worst Health News for Women from Glamour

7 Hair Mistakes You Are Probably Making, told by Refinery29...yikes!

A R T S   &   E N T E R T A I N M E N T
Did you catch the Girls season 3 trailer yet? Adam Driver hasn' fact he hasn't seen any of the episodes.

We love love love The Everygirl and are so happy they have now debuted their shop!

This farmhouse is really cool. One day...I'd like to have a farmhouse.

A R O U N D   T H E   B E A N
Woop! Boston is trying to ban smoking in public parks!

Last but not least 11 Reasons Boston is Better than New York

- Suzanne


Saturday, November 23, 2013

Gift Wrap Inspiration

holiday wrapping paper
Most from PaperSource // Etsy sources 1 // 2 // 3 // 4

As much as I do not miss hustling family members to buy Sally Foster gift wrap to support the hometown PTO (where the sales "skills" start for most elementary children of the 90s, but I digress...), I still do love me some decorative paper.  While I do not have this "art" down to a science, I admire those who are skilled in having their thoughtfulness of the gift translate to its packaging.  My family members always put a lot of effort into this, and I think it might just come down to having "the eye."

You don't even have to spend that much!  Last year, I wrapped all of my holiday gifts in Trader Joe's shopping bags and adorned them in glittery ribbon (basically so they were not mistaken for trash!).  See, easy to do on a budget, and easy for guys who might not want to be in a line at Paper Source picking up some glitzy rolls of gift wrap.  Here are some examples of skilled wrappers I've come across to be my inspiration this gift giving season:


Have you found other styles that you'll be emulating this holiday season?  We'd love to see!  Happy wrapping!

- Meredith

Friday, November 22, 2013

Monuments Men: Discussion Questions

1. Robert Edsel calls the Monuments Men, “The Heroes of Civilization.” What do you think Edsel means and do you agree? 

2. What do you think drove the Men to do what they did and how did they find the strength given circumstances at the time?

3. Discuss Hitler’s obsession with art and his personal connection to art. Do you think there was any correlation between art and power for him? Do you think there is a correlation in society today with art and power?

4. At any point while reading Monuments Men did you think of the war in the Middle East? Are there similar atrocities taking place today? Examples? What’s different?

5. Why do you think this is a relatively unknown story? Is it not interesting? Exciting?

6. During the book did you feel differently about national treasures being stolen rather than a families' personal items being stolen and destroyed during the war?

7. We happened to read this book when new pieces were discovered in Germany. Did this give you any hope that more pieces are soon to be discovered?

8. If found, should they be returned to their original owners?

9. We often like to choose actors for our book's future movies, but Monuments Men is already set to debut in 2014 (view the trailer here). What do you think of the trailer and the cast?

- Suzanne

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide Vol. 3

Over the past two weeks we've gotten some great ideas of gifts for the hostess and secret santa gifts, but what about the rest of your family and friends? It is hard to even know where to begin shopping, so why not start right here in Boston? Local holiday shopping is a great way to support small businesses and keep money within our local economy. There may even be some wonderful sales around the city as part of Small Business Saturday. But shopping locally doesn't limit you to boutiques either - experiential gifts like museum passes, theater tickets, and Bruins & Celts tickets are always a hit!

Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip Stain (made in Western MA, available at Follain) // Leap Organics Lavender Bar Soap (Made in Concord, MA, available at Whole Foods and Online) // adjewelry Sunset Bay Post Earrings (made in Boston, available on Etsy) // Bully Boy Organic Whiskey (made in Boston, available widely throughout the city) // Bruins Tickets // Jill Rosenwald Chester Bloom Bowl (made in Boston, available at Twelve Chairs and Online)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Who's That Gal: Rhianna Jones

As most of you know, the JUGs blog foundation was built on our book club, so naturally we love when we hear about new books! Recently, we came across Parisienne French: Chic Phrases, Slang and Style, an essential guide for any gal headed to Paris or to adopt the style here in the 'hub.  The book is no down-to-the-hour trip planner like Frommer's or Lonely Planet.  Rather, it is a modern conversational and social guide that helps steer you in the right direction and lets you create your Parisian experience on your own, naturally.  The best part about the book?  It has the ultimate style tips for dressing like a native!  We were so thrilled about the book, even though none of us have a trip planned anytime soon (sad face).  An extra awesome factor about the book is that the author, Rhianna Jones, is a 2012 Tufts University graduate! So young!  Naturally, we had to catch up with her and feature her as our latest Who's That Gal?...

Name: Rhianna Jones
Age: 23
Occupation: Freelance Stylist, Writer & Author of Parisienne French: Chic Phrases, Slang and Style
Hometown: Chicago
Current 'hood: Brooklyn
Education: Tufts University

The JUGs: Hi Rhianna!  We love your new book Parisienne French ("Parisienne" meaning "Parisian life")! Can you tell us a little more about your background and what motivated you to write the book?
RJ: I was in my junior year of college at Tufts and I spent a year abroad in Paris. The program was fully immersive and I lived with a host family and all that. I've always had the philosophy that you should make your travel experiences really authentic - speak the language, become friends with a local, and really immerse yourself. I was really lucky that I going over I was bilingual and in Paris I met some amazing friends who took me under their wing and made me feel really Parisian by the end of it. It's not the easiest culture to permeate, and I know a lot of people have had negative experiences in Paris because of that. So when I was writing my book I didn't want to do a Frommer's Guide type thing, I wanted to paint an idea of the city, but give my readers a way to create their own experience and pave their own parisian path.

In your book you don't like to push people to visit any one section of Paris as you want them to discover Paris on their own. But...if you had to pick...what's the one thing you think is a must see?

Oh my goodness…there's so many but I think I would say Place des Vosges, it's in the Marais district and is this gorgeous courtyard. It's a lot like the West Village of Paris. You're surrounded by beautiful 18th century row houses and its nothing but really hot, hip Parisians.

Second is Le Jardin des Tuileries, it's the white sand garden next to the Louvre and it's just a really gorgeous place to just sit and people watch. It's also where half of fashion week happens, so that is pretty cool.

Being published at such a young age is a huge accomplishment! Can you tell us more about the steps you took in order to get your book out there?
Funny enough there was a listing on Craigslist! The title was "Independent publisher looking for fashion forward fashion writer," which essentially was a combo of everything I love. The post was taken down before I had the chance to reply because they had already found another writer, but then it popped up again a few months later and I sent them a little summary of who I was and we had a meeting. We just really hit it off; they liked my vibe and we just took it from there and worked together to create my book, Parisienne French.

As lifestyle bloggers, we especially love the fashion section in your book and how you give guidance on channeling your own Parisian look. For each of the categories you also pair clothing essentials with blogs as additional inspiration and guidance. How do you think blogs have influenced your personal style?
What's great about blogs is they make everything accessible. Today I can see pictures of what everyone was wearing at, say, Paris Fashion week, for example. Five years ago, I never would have seen those because a) I never would have been there, b) never would have known who that certain model was in order to look her up and c) never would have known what she was wearing or how I could get it myself.

I'm also a huge fan of Pinterest. I used to have a horrendous google doc with just lists of all these items that I was inspired by and now I have all my images stored on this neatly presented board. My friends share with me and I share with them, and I follow certain blogs and Tumblrs, and it just makes it so much easier to find inspiration at all times.  From blogs and pinterest and social media, visual inspiration has changed style tenfold.

Many gals in our audience have the entrepreneurial spirit. What advice can you offer a young woman looking to publish her work as you did?

First and foremost, never stop chasing your dream, period, no matter how outlandish or lossy your aspirations are. Life is too short to have regrets. Stay true to yourself and it will push you through all the internships you end up doing. I think the harder you work and the more trivial positions you have, they all add up to give you experience!  Someday there will be someone who will say "hey, can you do this," or "hey, I saw you did this." Its all about saying "yes" to experiences and then marketing yourself as a brand.

Craigslist, mediabistro and all those sites are great, but also just having your own blog, contributing to a magazine, or even commenting on blogs, it's all just about having a presence online. Just make it representative of you and what you can bring to the table.

In an interview on Majestic Disorder you mentioned that your Balenciaga booties are your favorite fashion piece. Aside from a staple pair of boots, what is the one essential item you think every gal should own?
A black leather jacket, hands down. It goes with everything. It's my "urban uniform."

Can you tell us more about being a "Shop Girl" for Acne Studios?
Acne Studios is a brand based in Stockholm but has the same industry appeal as Alexander Wang or Helmut Lang. Our creative director is really thoughtful, very artistic and innovative.  The level of clientele is different than a high-end retail store because I actually work with the designers, the editors, the photographers, and people I've been following for years and never imagined working with.

At Acne, it's selling, networking and styling.  Taking a person, their current lifestyle and then transforming it into a lifestyle they want, in addition to inspiring them to choose their own pieces going forward. Fashion is just an extension of oneself. I think its important for everyone to love a piece and love themselves in it, or don't wear that piece at all.

Do you have another book in your future? Maybe a fashion book?
Yes! I have so many interests. I'd love to do an urban fairy tale, an children's book type thing. I also love photography, I love traveling... there are so many directions I could go in, but no, nothing planned yet!

In your opinion, who is the next big style icon?
Chiara Totire. I saw her crop up in all my favorite street style snaps from Fashion Week. The EPITOME of Milanese chic.

Best place to shop in Boston?
Rescue, but that closed so now I'd say Buffalo Exchange in Davis Square.

Favorite meal?
Sautéed Potato Gnocchi from Foundry on Elm

On an average day in Boston you'd be…
Spending all morning daydreaming in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, followed by a picnic in the Boston Common and an afternoon nap in the grass.

Starbucks or Dunkies?

T or Taxi?

Newbury St. or Harvard Square?
Neither! Davis Square!

Photos of Rhianna taken by:
B.B. Gunn & Kerrin Smith

- Suzanne

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Beauty Tips

The temperatures have been all over the place lately, but we all know the cold, hard, truth...a bitter winter is coming. With the chilled air comes dry heat and dry cracked skin. Yep, gross. But we all know it's true. To combat winter skin here's a list of all the essentials for your body, hands, face and lips. After all, might as well prepare your pretty self now for all the photo-heavy holiday parties, am I right?

- Suzanne

Monday, November 18, 2013

Week of November 18



Thanksgiving is next week so if you are planning to do any black Friday, small business Saturday, or cyber Monday shopping, this week is a good time for you to start making your holiday shopping lists! Keep an eye on our Gift Guide series for great ideas for the whole family. I am especially excited to do some local shopping at JUGs Approved boutiques like Follain and Crush!


I don't know about you gals, but I am super pumped that Catching Fire, the second installment of The Hunger Games movie is coming out on November 22nd. If you haven't read the Hunger Games books yet, they are very easy, so there is still time to finish them quickly before the movie comes out.

These dark, cold, November evenings are the perfect time to cuddle up with a cup of herbal tea and a good book. So if, like me, you've already read the Hunger Games series, join the JUGs in reading Monuments Men for our November book club.


Lets face it, it is easy to gain weight this time of year. Thats why I plan to keep motivated pre-Thanksgiving by taking fun and relaxing classes at HYL, North End Yoga, and Beacon Hill Athletic Club. Then I don't need to feel bad about a double serving of mashed potatoes and gravy next week!

Have a great week gals

- Cameron

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Sunday's True Confession: I Sort My M&Ms by Color


Although I'm not a huge lover of candy (more of a salty than sweet gal), my favorite candy would have to be M&Ms, of the plain variety.  Wild woman, right?  Well, I get crazier than that.  I eat them by color and yes, in a certain order... brown > yellow > red > blue > orange > green. #OCDproblems

Friday, November 15, 2013

Women's Football Clinic with Rob Gronkowski

Boston gals love a sports hero. Seriously, did you know that almost 600 people voted for David Ortiz to be Mayor?! These players represent our pride and loyalty - a huge part of our culture. And now that longtime Patriots hero Tom Brady is married to a supermodel and in a bunch of shudder-worthy Ugg commercials, Boston gals are craving someone a bit more.....attainable. Rob Gronkowski fits the bill. The 24-year old tight end has a reputation for being a party-loving goofball, and it doesn't hurt that he is good looking.

This week was my birthday, so my sister got me tickets to the Rob Gronkowski Football 101 Women's Clinic, which if I had to describe in one word, would be AMAZE! Attendees sipped on Gronktinis (my prediction that these drinks were going to be original-recipe fourloko was incorrect, they were actually a vodka pomegranate concoction), and then split up into teams of 10 to learn the basics of football.

Our team of Gronk-loving gals dominated all of the drills and scored like a million high-fives from Rob and his older brother Gordie. After the drills and competitions were complete, Gronk gave us a little lecture about plays and signaling with his team. I was actually surprised how eloquent he was (maybe eloquent is a strong word....but whatever....Yo soy fiesta!)

Anyway keep an eye on the JUGs feeds to see some photos of yours truly with Gronk! And see ya'll at the bars to watch the rest of the Pats season.

The event included a silent auction - yes, those are signed semi-nude photos of the football star.

Physical interaction!

Gronk gave us a lecture on what he knows best.

Then, the real coaching began when he taught us how to Dougie!

- Cameron

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide Vol. 2

Last week, Suzanne brought you hostess gifts.  Today, I present gifts for that special friend without breaking the bank.  To me, the images alone appear to be more expensive, but they are all $25 or under!  A "secret Santa" is a great way to get in the holiday spirit as a group without buying for all of your friends.  As much as I would want to do that, it is simply not affordable.  Luckily, there are ways to not spend a lot but still give something personal to your gal pal.  This is the time of year to stop ignoring those emails you might filter from daily view, and do some online "window" shopping to see how many budget-friendly options are out there... you'll be surprised!

From top left, clockwise: hands down, THE best party game, $25 // mantra for her gallery wall or office, $25 // return address stickers, $25 (down from $42!) // for the morning commute, $25 // to tame her never-ending jewelry collection, $19.50 // for the out-of-state friend/relative who misses Boston, $25 // statement cuff to go with everything, $25// for the not-so-subtle road soda at all future book club picnics, set of 2 for $14.60

- Meredith

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Daily Read: Spoon Fork Bacon

To me, the holiday season means food. It also means cozy nights and spending time at the dinner table with family and friends. I know we don't often show off our cooking skills (or sometimes lack there of) here on JUGS, but that doesn't mean we don't appreciate those who've got the skills! For today's Daily Read I am featuring one of my favorite food blogs, Spoon Fork Bacon, brought to you buy Teri Lyn Fisher and Jenny Park.

What I love most about SFB (and what I think you will too) is their gorgeous photos and easy recipes. Every day I find a new and totally do-able recipe, regardless of your skill level. 

In honor of the fast approaching Thanksgiving, here's a recent recipe post by SFB on how to make a citrus and herb roasted turkey. Take a peek!

Citrus and Herb Roasted Turkey
Serves 14 to 18
1 (16-18 lb.) turkey, fresh or fully thawed
1 cup kosher salt
1/3 cup light brown sugar
2 tablespoons black peppercorns
1 teaspoon coriander seeds
1 teaspoon whole cloves
8 sprigs thyme
6 bay leaves
3 sprigs rosemary
peel of 3 small oranges (most of the pith removed)
1 tablespoon candied ginger, optional
3 star anise, optional
1 cinnamon stick, optional
1/2 gallon apple cider
1/2 gallon vegetable stock
1 gallon ice water
1. The night before thanksgiving, brine your turkey (for 8 to 12 hours).
2. For brine: Pour salt, sugar, peppercorns, coriander seeds, cloves, thyme, rosemary, bay leaves, orange peels, apple cider, and vegetable stock into a large pot and simmer until salt and sugar dissolve, about 15 minutes. Allow mixture to sit until completely cooled. Stir mixture into ice water. If using brining bag, place turkey into bag and pour brine over turkey. Seal and place in refrigerator overnight. If using bucket, place turkey into bucket, breast side down, and pour brine over the bird. Place in refrigerator or a cold, dry place (if it doesn’t fit in the refrigerator) overnight (adding 2 to 3 cups of ice to the mixture every 4 hours if turkey sits out overnight). Remove turkey from brine, pat dry and place onto the rack of a roasting pan. Discard brine.
3. Preheat oven to 450˚F.
4. Stuff cavity with stuffing or aromatics of choice (such as an apples, citrus, onions, herbs, cinnamon stick, etc).
5. Roast turkey for 30 minutes. Lower temperature to 350˚F and continue to roast for 3 to 3 1/2 hours or until the thermometer reads 161˚F in the thickest part of the turkey’s leg.
6. Remove from oven and allow to rest for 20 to 30 minutes (loosely tented until foil) before carving and serving.
**You can baste your turkey with melted butter or drippings every other hour if you desire.
**If your breast is beginning to dry out you can cover the breast tightly with foil and remove 30 minutes before the turkey is finished to crisp the skin.

Wondering how to make the rest of the dishes in that delicious looking spread? Here's a few of the accompanying recipes: Sweet Potato & Rosemary Gratin,  Lightly Roasted Green Beans,  Sausage & Sage Stuffing, and Meyer & Lemon Poppy Seed Pound Cake.  Mm mm yum! 

- Suzanne

(all images belong to Spoon Fork Bacon)

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Best Bars in Boston to Watch Football

Inspired by the Rob Gronkowski Football 101 Women's Clinic I attended last night, I present our list of JUGs Approved bars for football fans (Patriots fans only please!). These bars are the perfect way to end the weekend with some Sunday Funday spirit. 

1. Boston Beer Garden
732 E Broadway, South Boston, MA 02127

2. Jerry Remy's
250 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210

3. Clarke's
21 Merchants Row, Boston, MA 02109

4. Stadium
232 Old Colony Ave, Boston, MA 02127

Monday, November 11, 2013

The Week of November 11


Happy Monday, gals!  Be sure to thank any and all veterans you know and thank them for their service for our country (don't forget military spouses!).  Whether or not you are at work today, we have some wonderful things to share with you for the week:

B R A G G I N G   R I G H T S
Sooooo... we were mentioned by West Elm on their blog and are still basking in the glory!  Guess we were on par with our holiday table recommendations!

Did you catch the office makeover of Paper Crown designer Lauren (LC) Conrad?  It has a very fitting Cali-chic vibe, I would expect no less.  The gallery wall has me dreaming up a design in my own hubitat!

G A L  G A B
What do we think of the Bitstrips app?  Is this a Facebook feature worth keeping around?

Every wonder why some bars have certain markups and other do not?

Some insight on our future Mayor's right-hand lady whose independence is admirable!  Looking forward to her potential influence on our city.

That time when Facebook opens an office within steps from which the site launch was located.

Just because our champions are owning their title doesn't mean potential changes for next year are not in the works.  Where do we see our Sox in 2014?

Sephora, who never has sales, is offering 20% for Beauty Insiders, an offer that ends today.  Banana is offering 40% off in stores and online (with code BRSAVE40) today only.  Grab a holiday dress early with Piperlime's offer of 25% off any full-price dress, 40% off of sale prices, with code DRESS by the 12th.  Nordstrom has their semi-annual sale with items up to 40% off!

Two creative bloggers, Kelly and Monika launched online shops last week!  There is no doubt that these ladies have a lucrative future with these fab items!

As of last week, we started our first-annual JUGs gift guide, starting with the hostess, and soon to be others on your "to-shop-for" list(s).  We will cover all of those major players and some inspiring picks for you to treat yo' self, too!

It is Cameron's birthday this week, be sure to wish her a happy birthday on Thursday!

Is there anything else up for this week?  If so, be sure to tweet at us so we're in on it!

- Meredith