Brunch at Masa

Summer Sundays gain several [hundred] more awesome points when you throw a two-course brunch into the mix.  Especially if it’s $7.95.  At Masa. I couldn’t more forward in life without sharing this beautiful experience, so here goes: we made a reservation online through Open Table, walked leisurely from my apartment on Columbus to the restaurant…

The Kooks

Price: $32 Venue: Paradise Rock Club, Boston 7/26/2014 We saw The Kooks!  Yeahhhh!  These guys were great performers, despite being difficult to understand (he’s like “hey Boston” and we’re like “did you catch that?”).  Luke Pritchard has some pretty sweet dance moves, and every song sounded good live.  Like, very decent.  It was loud, but there…

My Beautiful July

This month has positively flown by, what with my moving back to Boston, starting a new job, and having an income for the first time in… a while.  Life is pretty good!  And with this wondrous turn of events, I’ve also had free weekends to fall back in love with Boston and take advantage of…

Tastes of Home

Spending two months in California with my parents is basically an awesome culinary experience with a dash of family and a sprinkle of love.  Family dinners, the four of us sitting at our round glass table to eat and chat, became a nightly tradition that I’ve missed while away in Boston.  Every time, it’s hard…

Acai Bowls: My California Love

There are very few things in today’s world that you can’t find in either SoCal or Boston (and since I fly to Boston in three days it is something I’ve been thinking about).  Both have access to great produce, both have a variety of healthy food options, both have buy-in-bulk stores and ethnic restaurants and…

Crash Kings (third time)

Price: FREE Venue: The Slidebar, Fullerton CA 6/11/2014 So I expected to write that seeing Crash Kings for the third time was justified by being free and close to home, but I’ve since learned that I can justify their shows based on the sheer awesomeness of the music.  When they started playing I cried a…