Thursday, February 21, 2013

Will it ever end.

Despite a temperature of 40 F yesterday we still have mountains of snow everywhere AND another foot forecasted for Saturday night and Sunday.  I could do with some nice Florida vacation right around now.  In an effort to dispel the winter blues we ploughed our way through a blizzard to a great jazz brunch on Sunday.  It was held in Dympna's club, The College Club of Boston.  This is the oldest womens club in the country and it is beautiful.  Neither snow nor rain etc will keep us away from a good jazz brunch.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Zeitgeist does it again

We are so fortunate to live within walking distance of so many wonderful museums, theaters and restaurants.  And on Wednesday we walked to the Zeitgeist theater to see the Life of Riley by Alan Ayckbourn.  Director David Miller is a genius.  We never miss his plays and we are never disappointed.  And afterwards, as we always do, we joined David and Reinhold in Tremont 647 for a drink and postmortem of the play.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

The weather men are getting more and more accurate with their weather forecasts- worse luck.  They forecasted 2 -3 feet of snow and guess what?  We got 2 feet of snow where we live.  We shoveled a lot on Friday and for most of Saturday.  We now ache in muscles we did not know we had.  Bur we were more fortunate than many in that we did not lose power.  To make us feel better after all our shoveling we treated ourselves to dinner out on Saturday.  Toro is an excellent restaurant around the corner from us but one usually has to wait for at least half an hour to get a table.  We walked in and got a table immediately.  The menu was somewhat limited because of the storm and the shortage of fresh produce.  It still was a terrific meal.  To top of our winter storm today we took the SL5 bus to downtown to see the movie Side Effects.  We highly recommend it.  It is a great mystery movie.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

What an exhibition

If you had told me that photographs were art I would have laughed at you BUT yesterday James, Eoin and I went to the Museum of Fine Art to view the Mario Testino in your face Exhibition.  What can I say it is stunning.  Such vibrancy!   Today is the last day of this exhibition.  We felt very special to be able to attend this first such American showing of the photographs of who over the years  has often contributed to Vogue and Vanity Fair.  The show was chocker-bloc full.  Just another advantage of living in this wonderful city.