Thursday, August 15, 2013

Safari #82: Manicure Monday at the Liberty Hotel

The approach of Monday morning elicits nearly the same response from everyone.  

This summer, change your tune and turn your manic Monday into a manicure Monday - an evening to hang out with girlfriends and get a fresh coat of perfectly applied nail polish.  You'll be regenerated and refreshed to face the rest of the work week - in high style.

Held in the Liberty Hotel's Yard, you can nosh small bites, enjoy expertly made cocktails, and sit within the outdoor courtyard well encapsulated from the hustle and bustle.  Miniluxe, well known in the Boston area for its best in class, ultra hygenic nail services, will provide you with a free manicure.  You'll look so good when you leave that you won't even care about the fact that the week is only beginning. 

Manicure Monday's are held every Monday from 5:30 to 7pm (weather permitting) and continue through the last Monday in August.  Don't miss your chance!

My Tips
  • Sign In.  When you arrive, locate the attendant to place your names on the wait list.  While you wait, select your color and visit the bar.
  • Bring Cash.  Since the event is free, don't forget to tip your aesthetician as well as your server.
  • Hang out.  After your manicure is finished, stick around to dry off and take in the view.  Order a beverage while you're at it ;)
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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Safari #81: Davis Flea Market

I love visiting vintage markets on Sunday afternoons.  I don't know if it's the thrill of the hunt or the excitement that I'm doing to discover something both awesome and inspiring.  I think it's both.

If you're looking for that just right sized table or extra glasses for the kitchen, visit the Davis Flea.  Located right in the heart of Davis Square, on Holland Street inside the municipal parking lot, this market focuses less on food items and clothing (even though both of those things are great too), and more on tchotchke's, glassware, furniture, lighting fixtures, mirrors, prints, vintage maps and other randomly inspired objects d'art.

If you have recently moved or are looking for something to inspire your pad, be sure to visit.  If you have extra time on your hands to include brunch too, try Johnny's D's.  The jazz brunch was fun, and the food and crowd were great too.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Safari #80: deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

A walk through the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, MA is a wonderful experience for all ages. Without even trying, your curiosity will lead the way allowing you to discover creatures, sculptures, and anything else your imagination may conjure.

The sculptures were so well incorporated with their surroundings that it was surprising to stumble upon some of them.  I loved the adventure.  And you will too.    

My tips:
  • Free? Yes, there is free admission every Wednesday for all visitors.  Lincoln residents have free membership at any time. 
  • Like to Bike? Excellent.  Ride your bike to the museum and your entrance is free. And with a picnic lunch (see below), you've got a great day ahead of you.
  • Pack Up.  A number of visitors, regardless of entry level, brought picnics with then to enjoy the view and the lush surroundings.  I suggest you do the same.
  • Go to the Top. Don't forget to get a view of the entire park from the roof deck.  You'll have a view of the outdoor park as well as the nearby reservoir - simply magnificent! 
  • Do Yoga.  The park offers many great events, including yoga.  See the special event schedule for more information.