Writing

Below are links to all of my published writing. To sort by publication, click on the various logos below.

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Spa Profile: Sierra Refuge at Stillwater Spa

March 2017

In-depth coverage of Stillwater Spa in Incline Village, Nevada

Spa Showcase: Emerson Spa

March 2017

The Emerson Spa at Emerson Spa & Resort in Mount Temper, New York

DAYSPA's Professionals Choice Awards

March 2017

Helped to organize, count, compile and edit DAYSPA's re-installment of the Professionals Choice Awards

Nature's Bounty - March 2017

March 2017

Skin care containing Certified Organic ingredients.

In Focus: Green Tea

March 2017

Detailed information about green tea as a skincare ingredient.

Alternative Health: Cupping Therapy

March 2017

Helping spa pros to understand the alternative therapy of cupping.

Recreating the Runway - Spring 2017 Beauty Feature

February 2017

Cover story on spring makeup trends from the NYFW S/S 17 runways.

Polish Premiere: Spring 2017

February 2017

Spring 2017 Polish Collections

Retail Corner - February 2017

February 2017

Retail items spa pros can stock.

Spa Snapshot: Tomoko Spa

January 2017

Tomoko Spa in Beverly Hills, California

Menu Musings

January 2017

A new column about helping spa owners plan seasonal menu offerings.

Nature's Bounty - January 2017

January 2017

Skin care containing Certified Organic ingredients.

Room to Relax

December 2016

Cover story for December 2016 Issue - interviewed 11 spa managers about their stellar relaxation spaces.

Polish Premiere: Winter 2016

December 2016

Winter 2016 Polish Collections

Retail Corner - December 2016

December 2016

Retail items spa pros can stock.

Spa Showcase: Exhale Spa

November 2016

Exhale Spa at the Hamilton Princess in Bermuda

Nature's Bounty - November 2016

November 2016

A new version of what was previously Wellness Essentials, a product section focused on skin care that features Certified Organic ingredients.

Snapshot: Cedar Creek Spa

November 2016

Cedar Creek Spa at Big Cedar Lodge in Ridgedale, Missouri

Spa Showcase: The Spa at Ventana

November 2016

The Spa at Ventana at Ventana Inn & Spa in Big Sur, California

DAYSPA's 2016 REDESIGN

October 2016

DAYSPA underwent an all-encompassing redesign project, which I played a major role in. I worked together with our executive editor and art director to reinvent every page and story of the magazine, add new columns and update the entire magazine.

2016 Gift Guide

October 2016

DAYSPA's 2016 Gift Guide

In Focus: Charcoal

October 2016

A new column focused on a singular ingredient and why it's an effective skincare ingredient. The first installment, on charcoal.

Retail Corner: Jewelry

October 2016

First installment of a new product section, focused on retail items spa owners can stock.

Spa Snapshot: Malliouhana

October 2016

The Auberge Spa at the Malliouhana Resort in Anguilla.

Polish Premiere: Fall 2016

September 2016

Fall 2016 Polish Picks

Must Have: Draped in Decadence

September 2016

Skin care with decadent ingredients in theme with our Anniversary Issue

Fabulous Fall

September 2016

Fall 2016 makeup trends

Building Blocks: Then & Now

September 2016

A funny look back at how the spa industry has changed over 20 years.

Looking Back: DAYSPA Celebrates 20 years

September 2016

A look back over 20 years of world news, skincare fads and trends, and spa openings.

Herbal Health: All About Acai

August 2016

August's Herbal Health column about the trendy acai berry

Taste: 'Shroom at the Inn

August 2016

August's Taste column about Shiitake Mushroom "Bacon" from the Raven's Restaurant at the Stanford Inn by the Sea in Mendocino, California

Your Wellness Spa Wellness Essentials - August

August 2016

A round up of beauty products made with organically grown, consciously-sourced ingredients.

Well Equipped: Steady As They Come

July 2016

A selection of spa and medical esthetics treatment tables

Trend Watch: Fitting in Fitness

July 2016

A Trend Watch column about three spas across the country that have integrated yoga and fitness at their locales.

Taste: Cool it, Cukes

July 2016

Mint, Take A Hint!, a cold cucumber soup recipe from Soupelina's Soup Cleanse cookbook.

Alternative Health: Harnessing a Healing Touch

July 2016

A story explaining the history, practice and healing benefits of Reiki.

June Polish Premiere

June 2016

Newly premiering spring and summer nail polishes

June Must Have: Tip-top Toes

June 2016

Themed Must Have focused on Pedicure Products for June's Summer Services Issue

June Cover Story: Pedicure Perfection

June 2016

June's cover story featuring top summer pedicure protocols from 12 spas across the country.

Herbal Health: Relishing Rosemary

May 2016

May's Herbal Health column about the common herb Rosemary

Your Wellness Spa Wellness Essentials- May

May 2016

Quarterly round up of organic, natural skincare products

April Building Blocks

April 2016

Business tools, tips and advice, themed for April Earth Month Issue.

April Cover Story: Ground Control

April 2016

April Cover Story - Untangling what growing and sourcing organic ingredients really means.

Herbal Health: Matcha Madness

April 2016

April's Herbal Health column about the health and skincare benefits of Matcha

April Must Have: Organic Only

April 2016

Themed product section for Earth Month Issue - Organic Skin Care

March Must Have: Man's Best Friends

March 2016

Men's Products for March Men's Issue

February Polish Premiere

February 2016

New polish colors for Spring 2016.

February Feature: Striving for Spring

February 2016

February cover story encompassing NYFW Spring/Summer 2016 runway beauty and makeup trends.

February Building Blocks

February 2016

Business tips, tools and advice

Spotlight On: Facial Oils

February 2016

A Q&A with spa pros about the benefits and misconceptions surrounding facial oils.

February Must Have: Hail the Healers

February 2016

Healing Facial Masks

Your Wellness Spa Wellness Essentials - February

February 2016

Skin care made with organically grown, consciously-sourced ingredients.

Spa Snapshot: Pacific Bliss

January 2016

Spa Profile of Island Spa Catalina on Catalina Island off the coast of Southern California.

January Must Have

January 2016

Valentine's Day gifts and products

Winter Respite: The Spa at Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons

December 2015

My weekend visit to the world-renowned Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Spa.

December Building Blocks

December 2015

Business tools, tips and ideas from December 2015

December Product Premiere

December 2015

Products new to the market in December 2015

December Date Book

December 2015

Wrap Up of DAYSPA's experience at the ISPA Conference & Expo in Las Vegas.

Spotlight: Spa Design Trends

December 2015

A roundup of quotes from spa designers and spa consultants about spa design trends they expect to see in 2016.

December Must Have: Toners

December 2015

Themed monthly section featuring the industry's best facial toners.

Trend Watch: Conversion by Design

December 2015

My write up about three different spas that have been built into converted historic buildings around the world.

Your Wellness Spa Wellness Essentials - December

December 2015

DAYSPA's organic and earth-friendly product section

November Must Have: Amino Acid Products

November 2015

All About Aminos: Products containing amino acids

November Building Blocks

November 2015

Business tools, tips and ideas from November 2015

November In the News

November 2015

Industry News - November 2015

November Product Premiere

November 2015

Products new to the market in November 2015

October Building Blocks

October 2015

Business tools, tips and ideas October 2015

Holiday Gift Guide: Presented Perfectly

October 2015

Helped to organize, write and compile and style photography for 100+ product Gift Guide.

October Must Have: Travel Sets

October 2015

Collection of travel-friendly skincare and beauty sets.

October In the News

October 2015

Industry News from October 2015

October Product Premiere

October 2015

Newly debuting items from October 2015

October Spotlight: Breast Cancer Awareness

October 2015

Products that sponsor a variety of breast cancer charities.

Taste: Chocolate of Choice

October 2015

Recipe and write up about the personalized dark chocolate bars from the Oaks at Ojai.

September Building Blocks

September 2015

September 2015's business tools, tips and ideas

September Date Book

September 2015

Wrap up of the ISPA Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas

September Product Essentials

September 2015

Wide range of unique products, skincare and technology

September Cover Story: Falling for Beauty

September 2015

Coverage of Fall makeup and nail polish color and runway trends.

September Must Have: Neck & Décolleté Products

September 2015

Collection of top neck & décolleté products

September In the News

September 2015

Spa industry news

September Product Premiere

September 2015

September's Product Premiere

Your Wellness Spa: Wellness Essentials

September 2015

DAYSPA's organic and earth-friendly product section

August Building Blocks

August 2015

Business tools, tips and ideas for the August issue

August Date Book

August 2015

Wrap Up of the Premiere Orlando Trade Show

August Must Have: Acne Care

August 2015

Roundup of Acne Skin Care

August In the News

August 2015

Industry News

August Polish Premiere

August 2015

Newly premiering Summer & Fall polishes

August Product Premiere

August 2015

August's new product releases

July Building Blocks

July 2015

Business tools, tips and ideas for the July issue

July Date Book

July 2015

Preview of August's Face & Body Northern California trade show.

July Must Have: Nutritional Supplements

July 2015

A roundup of nutritional supplements for our annual Fitness Issue.

July In the News

July 2015

Industry news

July Polished Occasions

July 2015

Coverage of nail polish company's events across the U.S.

July Product Premiere

July 2015

New summer product roundup

July Marketing Savvy: Pose for Thought

July 2015

Business column about the benefits and logistics of adding a yoga studio or program to your spa.

June Building Blocks

June 2015

Business tools, tips and ideas for the June issue

June Product Premiere

June 2015

New products featured in the June issue

June Must Have: Body Moisturizers

June 2015

Silken Skin: Top Body Moisturizers

June Date Book

June 2015

Preview of July's annual Cosmoprof North America trade show

June In the News

June 2015

Industry news

May Building Blocks

May 2015

Business tools, tips and ideas for the May issue

May Date Book

May 2015

Preview of annual Premiere Orlando and Premiere DAYSPA trade shows in Orlando, Florida

May Must Have: Cellulite Creams

May 2015

Thigh Masters: Roundup of thigh and cellulite-targeting creams

May In the News

May 2015

May's industry news

May Product Premiere

May 2015

New product roundup

Runway Report

May 2015

News and trends from the Fall/Winter 2015 runways

Spotlight: Body Scrubs

May 2015

In-depth interviews with several spa owners on the subject of body exfoliation treatments.

April Marketing Savvy: Email Enticement

April 2015

A business column about how email newsletters have the potential to boost bookings, sales and loyalty for spas.

April Must Have: Organic Ingredients

April 2015

Nature's Bounty: A round up of products made with organic ingredients for DAYSPA's Earth Month Issue

April In the News

April 2015

April's industry news

April Polish Premiere

April 2015

Nail polish-themed Product Premiere

Your Wellness Spa Snapshot: Desert Oasis

April 2015

Spa profile on the wellness offerings at the Desert Springs Spa in Palm Desert, California

Spotlight: Recyclable Packaging

April 2015

Spotlight on skin care products and companies that have recyclable aspects of their packaging

How & Why You Should Start Investing in Your 20s

April 2015

Becoming a financially savvy, capable investor is a life-long skill that can serve you well, and help ensure that you are fiscally stable and secure, no matter what happens down the road.

April Building Blocks

April 2015

Business tools, tips and ideas for the April issue

April Date Book

April 2015

"Wrap Up" of the International Salon and Spa Expo (ISSE), an annual Beauty Convention in Long Beach, California

March Building Blocks

March 2015

Business tools, tips and ideas for the March issue

March Date Book

March 2015

Preview of the International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference (IECSC) in New York City

March Product Essentials

March 2015

Skin Care Product Essentials

March Must Have: Retinol-based products

March 2015

Regal Retinols: Skin care products with retinol ingredients

March In the News

March 2015

March's industry News

Spotlight: Facial Exfoliants

March 2015

March Spotlight interviewing spa professionals about the importance of facial exfoliation treatments.

Wellness Essentials: Green Goodness

March 2015

Your Wellness Spa products section; help spa owners amplify their spa’s wellness angle.

6 Ways to Spend Valentine’s Day with Your BFFs

February 2015

Ideas for spending Valentine's Day with loved ones—sans significant others.

Wellness Essentials: Green With Envy

February 2015

Your Wellness Spa products section; help spa owners amplify their spa’s wellness angle.

February Building Blocks

February 2015

Business tools, tips and ideas for the February issue

February Cover Story: Springing Ahead

February 2015

February cover story focusing on Spring 2015 makeup and nail polish trends.

Spotlight: Day vs. Night Creams

February 2015

February Spotlight focusing on the differences and benefits of day and night creams.

February Snapshot: Rancho Bernardo Inn

February 2015

A profile on the Rancho Bernardo Inn's spa offerings

February Product Premiere

February 2015

February's Must Have Product Premiere

February In the News

February 2015

February's Industry news

February Must Have: Facial Cleansers

February 2015

February Must Have: Facial Cleansers

January Building Blocks

January 2015

Business tools, tips and ideas for the January issue

January Date Book Preview: ISSE Long Beach

January 2015

Preview of the International Salon and Spa Expo in Long Beach on January 24-26, 2015.

January Must Have: Marine-based Skin Care

January 2015

Waves of Inspiration: Marine-based skin care products

January In The News

January 2015

January's Industry news

January Must Have: Product Premiere

January 2015

January Must Have: Product Premiere

January Spotlight On: Microdermabrasion

January 2015

Spotlight On: Microdermabrasion

9 Ways to Stay Healthy at a Desk Job

December 2014

Don't get us wrong, office life has its perks, but sitting in a chair for 40+ hours a week can make you feel pretty sluggish. So how do you avoid this real-world slump? We’ve compiled a great list of ways to stay healthy on the job!

Oceanside Relaxation: An afternoon at Surf & Sand Resort

December 2014

My afternoon at Surf & Sand Resort's Aquaterra Spa in Laguna Beach, California.

December Building Blocks

December 2014

Business tools, tips and ideas for the December issue

December Must Have: Enzyme Masks

December 2014

December Must Have: Enzyme Masks

December In The News

December 2014

December's In The News

One On One with Joel Lachman

December 2014

Profile on Joel Lachman, president of Guinot USA and Lachman Imports, Inc.

December Must Have: Product Premiere

December 2014

December Must Have: Product Premiere

December Spotlight On: Micropigmentation

December 2014

Spotlight On: Micropigmentation

12 Ways to Stay Fit Without a Free Gym

November 2014

How do you stay in shape without coughing up a chunk of change to join a gym? We’ve got you covered with budget-friendly (or free!) ways to work on that fitness.

Murad Unveils A Flagship Retail Space in Los Angeles

November 2014

Murad held a grand opening for its new flagship store on West Third Street in Los Angeles.

Hops-infused Heaven at the Rancho Bernardo Inn

November 2014

San Diego's Rancho Bernardo Inn recently revamped its Wellness offerings.

November Building Blocks

November 2014

Business tools, tips, and ideas

November Must Have: Stem Cell Skin Care

November 2014

Fresh Faced: Stem Cell Skin Care in DAYSPA's monthly themed product section

November In the News

November 2014

Industry news

November Must Have: Product Premiere

November 2014

Stock your shelves with these winter newbies.

Runway Report

November 2014

News and trends from the Spring/Summer 2015 runways

November Spotlight: Single Serve Skin Care

November 2014

Single-serve Skin Care: Spa pros share why they've made these solo superstars part of their regimen.

October Building Blocks

October 2014

Business tools, tips, and ideas

Holiday Retail Gift Guide

October 2014

Gifts with Character: DAYSPA's Holiday Gift Guide

October Must Have: Lifters & Firmers

October 2014

Up-Lifting: Inflate clients' confidence in their facial complexions with these firming treatments.

October In the News

October 2014

Industry news

October Must Have: Product Premiere

October 2014

Treat your clients with these tasty October newbies.

October Spotlight: Breast Cancer Awareness

October 2014

To mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we highlighted some pink-tastic products and tools whose proceeds will benefit a range of breast cancer charities.

Seaside Yoga at Terranea Resort & Spa

September 2014

In celebration of National Yoga Month, the Terranea Resort held its annual Seaside Yoga event on Sunday, September 21.

Underground Oasis Gets a Facelift

September 2014

Midtown Manhattan's Oasis Day Spa recently underwent a remodel and invited us in to check out their new space.

Pantages Theatre - 1930_s iconic theatre

September 2014

The Pantages theater, located in the heart of Hollywood, has a long standing Hollywood history and is a gorgeous, historical building.

September Building Blocks

September 2014

Business tools, tips, and ideas

September Date Book

September 2014

Wrap Up of Cosmoprof North America

September Must Have: Body Scrubs

September 2014

Help clients get rid of dry summer skin with these scrumptious body scrubs!

September In the News

September 2014

Industry news

September Must Have: Product Premiere

September 2014

These autumn arrivals will perfectly prep your clients for the changing seasons.

Her Story: I Quit My Job To Travel Around South America

August 2014

Over the last four weeks, I have straddled the equator line, zip-lined through a rainforest on the edge of the Amazon and climbed to 15,780 feet above sea level on Cotopaxi, one of the highest active volcanoes in the world. I took 80 hours of intensive Spanish, learned how to make Ecuadorian soup with shrimp and plantain "meatballs" and had my first fluid and coherent conversation in another language.

Comedy Sportz - Competitive improv

July 2014

Comedy Sportz is a fun twist on comedy performance. It?s improv, but it?s competitive, and the two performing teams battle it out for your laughs.

3Twenty Wine Lounge - Trendy tasting lounge

July 2014

I'm indecisive. That's why tapas bars are my favorite, because I can share with my friends and not stress about picking only one dish. I love 3Twenty wine lounge because it?s sort of like tapas, but for wine.

Windsor Blvd - Iconic view of the Hollywood sign

July 2014

It?s that iconic picture of the Hollywood sign I?m sure you?ve seen before: a palm-tree lined street with the hills in the background, palm fronds perfectly framing the HOLLYWOOD you?ve been dying to see in person.

Sushi Stop - Cheap, delicious sushi!

July 2014

Sushi is one of those foods you don?t want to be cheap about. And there?s plenty of fancy and expensive, incredibly tasty sushi out there, especially in Los Angeles. But sometimes, you just want some sushi, without the crazy price tag. The answer to that need? Sushi Stop.

California Chicken Cafe - Salads & wraps

July 2014

This little cafe, which has turned into a Los Angeles chain over the last decade, is my family?s favorite place to pick up salads on a night when we?re just too tired to cook.

Bosc - Hidden gem

July 2014

Bosc is one of those places that unless a friend recommended the restaurant or you?re great at combing through Yelp listings, you would never know about.

Upright Citizens Brigade - Improv theatre

July 2014

The Upright Citizens Brigade theatre, also known as UCB, has become a trendy theatre in the Hollywood area to see improv comedy. And with good reason.

Brentwood Farmer?s Market - Fresh eats

July 2014

If you want an excuse to meander through a cute neighborhood - and maybe buy some fresh fruits and veggies while you?re at it - head to Brentwood on a Sunday morning and check out this adorable farmers market.

Baldwin Hills Overlook - Unique skyline view

July 2014

Be warned: these stairs are no joke.

Republic of Pie - To-die-for desserts

July 2014

This little bakery and coffee shop opens its doors early and stays up late, yet they are always busy. And it?s no secret why: their pies, both sweet and savory, are melt-in-your-mouth delectable.

Larchmont Village - A small-town feel

July 2014

Los Angeles is a massive city with hundreds of pockets and neighborhoods, but Larchmont Village makes my enormous hometown feel small and quaint.

Beadahs - Beading fun!

July 2014

If you?re the creative type looking for an afternoon of crafting, head straight to Beadahs.

Cleo - Unique tapas

July 2014

I'm not one to go to expensive dinners out on the town unless someone else is footing the bill, but for Cleo, I make an exception.

Runyon Canyon - Trendy hike with amazing views

July 2014

Runyon Canyon is a popular hiking spot in the Hollywood Hills, located just north of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea Avenues. It?s a very trendy place to come hike with your dog, take yoga classes, and, if you?re lucky, spot celebrities!

Fryman Canyon - My favorite local hike

July 2014

If you?re looking for a great workout with beautiful vistas that is a less crowded and overdone hike, Fryman Canyon in Studio City is an amazing option.

Joan's on Third - A charming eatery and LA staple

July 2014

A family business where Joan really does busy about in the back, Joan?s on Third has been a staple of Third Street for nearly two decades.

Lemonade - Fabulous salads & savory lemonade

July 2014

California cuisine is one of the things I desperately missed while I was living in Boston, and Lemonade is the epitome of everything I loved and missed about fresh California foods.

Melrose Trading Post - Local trinkets and treasures

July 2014

To me, the Melrose Trading Post is perfectly, quintessentially California. The flea market is hosted at the end of a trendy shopping avenue?in a high school?s outdoor parking lot, where truly eclectic folk sell everything from their handmade crafts to the junk they found on the street or in their garages.

Sweet Lady Jane - Amazing desserts

July 2014

Jane opened her doors just a few months before I was born, and my mom had heard the buzz about the new bakery, less than two miles from my parent?s first house in Los Angeles.

15 of the Craziest College Clubs

August 2013

Always wanted to go skydiving on the weekends? Have a hankering to wear a clown nose around campus? Are you an avid, but closeted, squirrel fan? While getting involved in normal school clubs like student government and the university newspaper may be your initial thought when you land on campus in the fall, why not branch out and join the weirdest club you can find? Every college student is unique, and these student organizations at universities across the country sure fit with that adjective.

10 More Easy Ways to Save Money in College

April 2013

We get it?you're living on a tight budget. So when we presented 10 incredibly easy ways to save money in college, it's no surprise that they were incredibly popular. So in order to help you out even more, we've put our brains together to come up with another 10 ways you might not have thought of to keep your hard-earned money safely in your bank account. Check out our list of ideas, and comment at the end with yours!

10 Ways To Stay Fit At Your Internship

June 2012

As a collegiette?, you spend your day running ? literally and figuratively! ? in between classes, meetings and your dorm room most of the year. Without even thinking about it, small bits of exercise find a place in your daily routine while at school. But as an intern, you?ll be sitting at a desk for 8 hours a day and the most exercise you?ll find yourself getting will be your two daily trips to the bathroom or water fountain.

Grab an Uber

May 2012

It's 1:45 AM and, thanks to Boston liquor laws, your favorite bar is shutting down for the night. You round up your friends, take your last swig of beer and head out the door to grab a cab...?along with the rest of the bar's 150 patrons.

Out on the town: Fenway and the Waterfront

May 2012

Eastern Standard is one of those bars I've walked by a hundred times, heard amazing things about, but somehow, never been to. So when my friend Kate, in town from New York City, invited me to grab dinner there with her parents, I was excited to finally have a chance to venture inside.

Expert advice for archiving in the cloud

May 2012

Archiving in the cloud is a viable data storage option for both small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and larger, enterprise-size companies. The pay-as-you-go, or grow, option and the elasticity of cloud offerings is considered ideal for companies that can't predict at the outset the size of their data archive needs.

After work cocktails at BOKX 109

May 2012

I love hotel bars. From the Liberty to the Charlesmark, Boston is lucky enough to have a plethora of hotels geared toward tourists, yet many are hiding unique lounges that are great spots for locals to grab after work cocktails or see some live music.

Slumbrew + Saus = Tastebud heaven

April 2012

If your mouth is watering at the thought of delicious belgian waffles paired with local, craft beer, you're in luck.

Live music and a low-key Friday night

April 2012

When you work 40 hours a week, going out on Friday nights can be tough. You're exhausted from the week, and all you really want to do is curl up on the couch, watch your DVR recordings from the week and then go to bed early. I feel ya.

Find your inner artist at the Clayroom

April 2012

When I was a kid, I used to beg my mom to take my brother and I to Color Me Mine, a paint your own pottery chain less than a mile from our house in LA. We could spend hours choosing paint colors and decorating useless figurines that would then sit and collect dust on our bookshelves. I'm sure my parents thought it was a colossal waste of time (and money) but we had an absolute blast regardless.

Understanding primary data storage in the cloud

April 2012

In this podcast with Arun Taneja, learn why IT pros avoid primary data storage in the cloud but how evolving technology can make it possible.

Cloud object storage makes scalability a reality: An expert podcast

April 2012

In this expert podcast, Marc Staimer gives listeners a technical drilldown into cloud object storage, explaining how it allows for massive scalabilty.

Week in review podcast: EMC hard drive price increase here to stay

April 2012

In this week in review podcast, learn about EMC's announcement that its hard drive price increase is here to stay, plus other news from our sites.

Love for Lolita

March 2012

In keeping with the theme of my tequila obsession, I dragged Gaby, a Los Angeles friend who has also transplanted herself in Boston, out to Lolita Cocina to check out the tequila bar I'd heard such wonderful things about. And let me tell you, this place absolutely held up to the high expectations I had!

The Painted Burro: A new work of art

March 2012

I know I've professed my love for Mexican food and tequila many times on this blog, but as a California native, I just can't help myself. So you can imagine my excitement upon hearing that The Painted Burro, a gourmet Mexican restaurant and tequila bar, was opening in Davis Square. Owned by the creators of Posto (which I recently visited and absolutely loved), I knew I had to be there opening week.

A Free the Kids benefit

March 2012

Free the Kids is a non-profit dedicated to helping orphaned children in Haiti. The organization hosts a children's village, where more than 600 children are housed on a 40 acre "campus" and thousands more kids are provided with meals, education, clothing, and medical care.

Party like 'Mad Men'

March 2012

It's no secret -- the world is obsessed with AMC's?Mad Men. Especially since all 4 seasons have been available on Netflix streaming during its hiatus, millions of adoring fans are anxiously awaiting the two hour premiere of season five, scheduled for this Sunday, March 25, at 9 PM.

My new favorite Brookline bar

March 2012

Ladies and gentleman, I have a new favorite Brookline bar: Washington Square Tavern.

Venturing out in Allston

March 2012

Even though I moved to Brighton more than 6 months ago, I haven't spent much time checking out the nightlife scene here -- especially in the Allston area. Aside from Common Ground and Sunset Cantina, I really haven't spent much time at any 02134 area bars.

Cloud storage prices drop, but experts and users say hidden fees exist

March 2012

Amazon, Google and Microsoft have announced drops in public cloud pricing, but users and experts agree that hidden costs do exist.

The Right Time of Year to Apply For Jobs & Internships in Different Fields

March 2012

Applying for jobs can be an incredibly daunting task. As a collegiette?, you?re more than likely balancing a full course load, a part-time job or internship, your sorority or student groups, not to mention trying to maintain a social life. Now that it?s time to apply for that full-time job or internship, you?ve got to add adjusting your resume, writing cover letters and preparing for interviews to your already long to-do list.

Out on the Towne

March 2012

If you couldn't already tell from reading this blog, I'm a cocktail girl. As much as I try to love beer, I just can't help that I'm drawn towards mixed drinks instead.

Everything you need to know about cloud-based file sharing

March 2012

Cloud-based file sharing is quickly gaining in popularity. Learn about the technology's strengths and weaknesses, and whether or not cloud file sharing can replace data backup.

Defining cloud storage: Nine cloud requirements to know

March 2012

Nailing down the definition of cloud storage isn't easy, but our list of cloud requirements that make up public and private offerings can help.

Implementing block virtualization to virtualize storage

March 2012

Block-level storage virtualization, one of two primary types of storage virtualization, is the separation of logical and physical storage so that the logical storage can be accessed regardless of the structure of the physical storage.

Everything you need to know about VMware vSphere 5 storage

March 2012

VMware Inc. made some significant upgrades in vSphere 5 from vSphere 4, especially from a storage perspective. New VMware vSphere 5 storage features include Profile-Driven Storage, vStorage APIs for Storage Awareness and Storage DRS.

Arun Taneja's cloud tips: Wrangling the benefits out of cloud storage

March 2012

Cloud storage can be a difficult beast to wrangle. Whether you're contemplating which applications to move into the cloud, or just trying to understand how to select and deal with a cloud storage provider, making a decision about a cloud storage solution for your business environment isn't an easy process.

A to-die-for margarita

February 2012

Happy almost weekend, friends! This lucky girl has tomorrow off of work and is San Francisco bound for a reunion with two of my best friends, and I could not be more excited.

Sweet Caroline (bah, bah, bah)

February 2012

Fenway bars may not be full of raucous Red Sox fans right now, but Boylston and Landsdowne Streets are still chock full of great bars to spend a night out at. Friends and I grabbed a few beers at Bleacher Bar on Friday night, and though it was slight depressing to see the garage down over the view of the park, there were plenty of people at the bar and tables. Plus, none of us had to elbow anyone to get our beers and we could actually carry on a conversation without screaming, which is always a good thing.

Mardi Gras, Boston style

February 2012

If you're as broke as I am and can't get yourself down to New Orleans this weekend to celebrate Mardi Gras, you're actually in luck. No, I don't have news of a fabulous JetBlue sale,?but?with dozens of fabulous Fat Tuesday celebrations happening across the city over the next week, I promise you can still afford to party Louisiana style, right here in Boston. From dance nights to Cajun-style feasts to charity balls, there are options for every budget.

Warm up with the Chili Cup

February 2012

I recently taught myself to make chili. I bought ground turkey, a ton of veggies and got to work chopping and cooking, combining chicken broth, an assortment of beans and spices in a giant pot on my very small stove. Though I'm no chili aficionado, I think my concoction came out pretty well. Regardless, I have a new found respect for the chefs who artfully devise chili variations -- it's tough work!

Hold the roses, please

February 2012

I'm a total Grinch when it comes to Hallmark holidays like Halloween and Valentines Day. No, this doesn't have to do with my new single status (okay, maybe a little bit) -- I've long hated the holiday that forces men to buy flowers and chocolates for the woman they're dating just because American candy companies tell them to. To all future suitors: buy me flowers on a random Wednesday, that has much more meaning, I promise.

Free music on 'Any Given Tuesday'

February 2012

Who doesn't love free, live music? MySecretBoston and Church bar in Fenway have partnered to establish a ?Secret Sessions? series every Tuesday, which will be running through March.

Cloud gateways: Advantages and vendor offerings

February 2012

Gene Ruth, research director at Gartner, discusses the strengths of cloud gateways, the latest AWS gateway news and what specs to look for when shopping for a gateway appliance.

Week in review podcast: EMC offers VFCache PCIe flash card, more news

February 2012

Listen to the top storage headlines of the week from TechTarget's Storage Media Group, starting with a discussion around EMC's release of the VFCache PCIe flash card.

Cloud gateways: Advantages and vendor offerings

February 2012

Gene Ruth, research director at Gartner, discusses the strengths of cloud gateways, the latest AWS gateway news and what specs to look for when shopping for a gateway appliance.

Technical definition: cloud archive

February 2012

Cloud archive is a storage procurement model in which data that no longer needs to be accessed on a regular basis is maintained, managed and backed up remotely by a cloud storage service provider.

Technical definition: cloud encryption (cloud storage encryption)

February 2012

Cloud encryption is a service offered by cloud storage providers whereby data, or text, is transformed using encryption algorithms and is then placed on a storage cloud.

Technical definition: cloud washing

February 2012

Cloud washing is the purposeful and sometimes deceptive attempt by a vendor to rebrand an old service by associating the word "cloud" with it.

Technical definition: managed storage

February 2012

Managed storage is the process of offloading an organization?s data storage requirements to an outside managed service provider.

Defining cloud storage: The most popular cloud terms

February 2012

As cloud storage increases in popularity, there's a growing list of cloud terms data storage pros should know. Here are the 10 most-searched-for SearchCloudStorage.com definitions.

Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate

January 2012

It seems with the holidays over and Valentines Day approaching, event planners have got chocolate on their minds. And as a very serious chocoholic (thanks Mom!), I am certainly not complaining. Of course, I don't want you to be deprived either, so here is a list of some chocolate-related events in the Boston area I've come across. Enjoy, just don't go into a sugar coma!

UK Backup chooses a NovaBackup xSP solution, other cloud storage news

January 2012

UK Backup has selected NovaStor's NovaBackup xSP product to enhance its backup service offerings, plus other cloud storage news.

A different type of bowl game

January 2012

If you're anything like me and only go over to your friends' places on football Sundays for the awesome snack food, I highly suggest you read on for a bowl 'game' that may appeal just a?little?bit more.

Weekend recap: Frozen Fenway & dinner at Beehive

January 2012

My weekend was a Northeastern reunion of sorts, as one of my closest friends from college came up to Boston from NYC and our group of girlfriends - all past Northeastern tour guides - was reunited.

Getting my Group-on in Harvard Square

January 2012

I think I've mentioned in prior posts how horrible I am at remembering to use my Groupons, and despite the new year, nothing has changed. So when my friend Swati (who also has this bad habit) and I discovered we both had dangerously-close-to-expiring deals in Harvard Square, we planned a date night to use 'em up.

In lieu of happy hours..

January 2012

For those of you of age who have been living in Boston for long enough, you surely realize we have strange alcohol laws that prohibit happy hour promotions and discounted liquor sales. The law dates back to 1984 (no, not 1884) and was imposed in an attempt to limit drunk driving.

2012 kick-off podcast: Our data storage forecast, plus more news

January 2012

Listen to the top industry headlines of the week, as well as our editors' thoughts about the trends of 2011 and their data storage forecast for 2012.

As the cloud storage industry grows, cloud certifications offer value

January 2012

With cloud storage implementations still developing, cloud certifications have the potential to give IT pros the advantage they need.

Archiving in the cloud: Asking all the right questions

January 2012

Are you considering archiving in the cloud? Learn the crucial questions to ask a cloud storage provider and how USC has implemented a massive cloud archive.

Certification value survey: Do cloud certs help data storage careers?

January 2012

Take our survey on certification value and let us know how storage and cloud storage certifications stack up.

As the cloud storage industry grows, cloud certifications offer value

January 2012

With cloud storage implementations still developing, cloud certifications have the potential to give IT pros the advantage they need.

Don't be scared of the Gallows

December 2011

A few weeks back, I met two former Boston.com coworkers at The Gallows in the South End for drinks and appetizers. I'd written about this hot spot last year in my South End nightlife gallery for Boston.com, but had only been inside to check it out and talk to the staff, I'd never actually sat down for drinks.

Dinner & laughs in Central Square

December 2011

Last Thursday night, a friend and I had a fun date night in Central Square. First, we met up at The Field for a very casual dinner and drinks. I've always gone to The Field later in the evening for cheap drafts and cocktails but had never been for dinner so I was curious to try it out. They've got a very standard bar menu - I ordered the chicken tenders and Meg got the burger and fries and both were simple but delicious. We each opted for Magners, which they've got on draft for just $5.

National cotton candy day

December 2011

I love cotton candy. Don't ask me why, because I know it's pure sugar and food dye and absolutely terrible for you, but there's just something about the pink fluffy stuff that I can't get enough of. I love the melt in your mouth texture, the way it leaves your tongue pink - I even love the sticky residue on your fingers after you've devoured your entire bag. Maybe it's because I associate the fluffy sugar with Disneyland and baseball games in the midst of summer, or maybe just because I love sugar.

Cook at the BCAE for half price!

December 2011

The Boston Center for Adult Education is running a great promotion from now until Thursday at 5 PM - 20 of their food and wine classes in the month of December are buy one get one free!

A match made in (dessert) heaven

December 2011

Last month, I wrote about a chocolate and coffee pairing event at Finale. Two of my girlfriends and I attended, and although the $20 price point was a bit higher than we would have liked, we had a blast. It was really interesting to hear from the pastry chef and coffee expert as to why each dessert and drink paired together so well, and even though the event is advertised as just samplings of each dessert and drink, we had full sizes of each drink brought right to our table and the dessert samples were so rich we could barely finish them.

Cookies for a cause

December 2011

I'm a huge fan of Swap.com and the Swapaholics - two fabulous, green companies who are partnered to host all sorts of swaps across the country. The Swapaholics put on awesome clothing swaps that I've been attending for the past year, and look forward to every few months! This holiday season, they're mixing it up and together with Boston Food Swap, they're hosting a cookie swap instead.

Cloud case studies: Data storage pros offer first-hand experiences

December 2011

Headed into 2012, SearchCloudStorage.com has compiled a list of popular cloud case studies that showcase various implementation strategies.

Hybrid cloud management: Products, implementation and strategies

December 2011

Hybrid clouds are often regarded as an ideal solution for those looking to move to the cloud. We?ve gathered our best resources on hybrid cloud management to help savvy readers.

Cloud case studies: Data storage pros offer first-hand experiences

December 2011

Headed into 2012, SearchCloudStorage.com has compiled a list of popular cloud case studies that showcase various implementation strategies.

Go ahead, Level Up

November 2011

It seems group buying has taken over. Every morning, I wake up to a half dozen emails from a range of different companies offering all sorts of group fitness classes, dinner vouchers, and dry cleaning at half price. Some are great deals that are absolutely worth snatching up, others seem more valuable than the actually are. Many are purchased and then sit in my inbox, waiting to be used and then sometimes wasted when I forget about them and they expire.

Not your average date night

November 2011

Yesterday, a friend sent me a text message asking for date ideas. She's seeing a new guy, and is sick of the same ol' dinner and a movie routine. Her need for creativity struck me at a perfect time, as my boyfriend and I are also finding ourselves stuck in the same rut. That, and we're broke, and want to go out but want to avoid spending money.

Free Belgian waffles anyone?

November 2011

Ever since one of my Her Campus Northeastern writers wrote a feature earlier this year on Saus, the new Belgian frites cafe in downtown Boston, I've been meaning to try it out.

Think business when measuring storage efficiency

November 2011

The best way to approach storage efficiency is to measure storage from a business perspective, Jon Toigo, CEO and managing principal of Toigo Partners International consultancy, told attendees last week at a Storage Decisions seminar in Newton, Mass., on building an efficient storage operation.

Attention beer lovers!

November 2011

Attention all beer lovers! The Sam Adams brewery is hosting a free Open House next Tuesday, November 8th. Attendees get to sample limited edition lagers and munch on "traditional Boston appetizers" -- listed as "Boston creme pies, clam chowder, clam cakes and more!" -- and snag a free pint glass and t-shirt to take home.

Eat your heart out... for a good cause

November 2011

Snack on food from local chefs, listen to Boston-based musicians?and?support two great Boston charities? Sounds like a win, win, win situation to me!

Week in review podcast: NexGen Storage releases virtual machine system

November 2011

Listen to the top headlines of the week from the Storage Media Group, beginning with news of NexGen Storage releasing a virtual machine storage system.

Cloud document sharing for data storage pros

November 2011

ESG analyst Terri McClure discusses the benefits of cloud document sharing and how the technology is overcoming the challenges associated with traditional document sharing.

Users report cloud storage security concerns in surveys; more news

November 2011

According to recent surveys by Nasuni and Storage magazine, cloud storage security concerns rank high among IT pros; plus more cloud storage headlines.

Jewish comfort food at its best

October 2011

As a young Jewish woman, nothing says comfort food to me more than homemade matzoh ball soup. Or made from scratch potato latkes. Or bagels, topped with cream cheese, lox, tomatoes and onions. So you can imagine, when I heard there was a Jewish deli in Coolidge Corner I had yet to try, I jumped on the first chance I got to meet a friend for brunch there.

Explore the MFA... for free!

October 2011

Lucky enough to have a three day weekend? Need somewhere to take the kids for their day off? Work in the Fenway area and looking for something to do on your lunch break? You're in luck. From 10 AM until 4:45 PM this afternoon, the MFA is free. That's right - free, no admission required. The museum is celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the Fenway Alliance 'Opening Our Doors' program and thanks to the Boston Foundation, you can enter the galleries at no cost.

Decadent grilled cheese

October 2011

Most people are a bit put off by food trucks. I understand why - the notion of your food being made on a moving vehicle and not a stove that's bolted to the ground is a bit strange. Maybe because I grew up in LA, where going to taco trucks was the norm, and where food trucks have been trendy for a long time. Whatever the reason, I'm envious of everyone who works downtown with tons of restaurants and food trucks to choose from on a daily basis (although my wallet is probably better off).

Usher in autumn with a cocktail

October 2011

Although this past weekend was a bit of a tease with temperatures in the 80's, mid-October means one thing in Boston: it's officially Fall. If you're as upset as I am about this fact (and bringing out your favorite jackets, blazers and your boots isn't helping cheer you up), I've got a great solution.

Two words: Coffee & chocolate

October 2011

I am a self labeled chocoholic. In fact, my coworkers know that when they're craving milk chocolate, my desk is the first one to come to - I've always got a stash of pretzel m&ms and Reeses peanut butter cups. I'm also a caffeine addict. And though I love tea and the occasional soda, coffee is definitely my beverage of choice.

Calling all fashionistas

October 2011

Calling all fashionistas -- or just anyone who loves a good bargain! StyleFixx - marketed as a "premier shopping event" - is coming to the Boston Center for the Arts in Boston's South End and is definitely worth checking out! The event is being held over two nights, Wednesday October 12 and Thursday October 13, and features complimentary cocktails and beauty treatments, plus a ton of giveaways.

Week in review podcast: New IBM Storwize array released; more headlines

October 2011

Listen to the top headlines of the week from the Storage Media Group, starting with the release of the IBM Storwize v7000 unified storage array.

StorSimple brings storage, faster speeds to Mich. college; more news

October 2011

By switching to StorSimple?s Enterprise Cloud Storage Appliance, Southwestern Michigan College has gained more storage and faster speeds; plus other cloud storage news.

Nirvanix cloud storage deployed for health care firm; more news

October 2011

Cerner, a health care solutions provider, deploys on-demand offering based on a Nirvanix cloud storage solution; Citrix acquires FileShare; and more cloud storage news.

Backblaze backup offers unlimited storage; more news

October 2011

Backblaze backup launched version 2.0 of their services, allowing customers access to unlimited storage for $5 a month; plus other cloud news.

Guacaholics unite!

September 2011

If you're a fellow guacaholic, I'd suggest you keep reading. Next Monday September 26th, Papagayo, a Mexican bar and restaurant right near South Station, is hosting the first Guacapalooza.

Southern cookin'

September 2011

On my cross country road trip last summer, my friend and I made the crazy decision to choose neither the northern route or the southern route. Instead, after snaking north from Los Angeles to Chicago, we drove straight south all the way to New Orleans. One evening, knowing we didn?t have time to stop for more than an hour or two, we took a dinner break in Memphis, Tennessee. After lots of yelping, we ended up stopping at Corky?s for some authentic Southern BBQ.

Go dancing... under the stars!

September 2011

If you don't hold the qualifications to be cast on?'Dancing with the Stars'?but still want to get a taste of some ballroom dancing?under?the stars, you're in luck.

What's cooking?

September 2011

On Tuesday night, I trudged through the dreary weather down to the Boston Center for Adult Education on Arlington Street. I?ve only heard a handful of things about the BCAE - mostly that they offer some interesting night courses for adults, but that they?re often tricky to get into. When I saw on Twitter a few weeks back that they were offering samplings of their classes for $10 in the Take for $10 program, I couldn?t resist. I immediately signed up for the Basic Cooking 101 course _ I was initially placed on the wait list, but lucky enough to end up getting a spot.

Oh, hello there

September 2011

As I write this, I am surrounded by piles of brown moving boxes, anxiously awaiting their turn to be emptied and brought down to the recycling bins. This past weekend, I abandoned the Northeastern campus and beautiful brick rowhouses of the South End and moved west to Cleveland Circle - a much easier commute to my new job, and a brand new neighborhood to begin exploring.

TwinStrata CloudArray deal gives Veeam users cloud storage; more news

September 2011

Veeam Software and TwinStrata CloudArray have teamed up to offer 1 TB of free cloud storage for new users; plus other cloud news.

Cloud storage: Calculating ROI

August 2011

Calculating cloud storage ROI is a task more data storage managers must face as the technology grows in popularity. Learn how to determine your costs, and what pitfalls to avoid.

Cloud washing defined: How to avoid this marketing trend

August 2011

In this podcast with ESG analyst Terri McClure, learn how to identify cloud washing and what your company can do to avoid being misled by cloud claims.

Cloud ROI tips for finding the bottom line

August 2011

While there is no simple equation that can accurately determine cloud ROI, following the right steps can get you started.

Review: "101 Things To Do Before You Graduate"

May 2011

Every collegiette should have a to do list. But I'm not talking about the type that breaks down your class assignments and all of the odds and ends you need to get done by the end of the week. I'm talking about a life to do list - a giant list of all the things you want to accomplish in your lifetime.

True Colors performs original musical for Youth Pride

May 2011

On Tuesday, May 10, fifteen brave youth from a wide range of races, sexual orientations, and vocal ranges sang proudly in front of a crowd at the Roxbury Center for the Arts. About 40 individuals filled the chairs lined in Hibernian Hall to watch the young men and women of the True Colors performance troupe put on their original musical -- a story of the pain, strength, and struggle that accompanies coming, and being, out of the closet in their hometown of Boston.

One man, two jobs, and a question

May 2011

Why did Massport, EMS let public safety employee work almost nonstop?

Helping a Stranger: My Way of Feeling Beautiful

April 2011

All week, I've been brainstorming a random act of kindness to perform. I thought of buying the person behind me in line at Starbucks their drink, or surprising my friends with study kits in the library. I read about Nikki baking for her friends and Anne doing her sorority sister's laundry and loved their ideas, but nothing seemed quite right.

My Summer To Do List

April 2011

If you're anything like me, you have a to do list written out with all those tasks you have to do, organized by class, group or type and due date. All semester, mine was overloaded with tasks relating to classes, Her Campus, running two student groups and applying for jobs after graduation. Then, there was that miscellaneous section at the bottom, with a list of stuff I really wanted to get done, but just never ended up getting to.

A Collegiette's Spring Staple: The Jean Jacket

April 2011

When I think about jean jackets, I can't help but have intense flashbacks to my middle school days, when the only jacket I ever wore was my bleach stained, slightly frayed denim jacket from Limited Too. Yet nearly a decade later, I'm contemplating this question: are jean jackets a classic look that is still wearable, or are they a trend that should stay put in the past?

Five Fashionable Items A Collegiette Dreams Of

April 2011

As a college girl on a budget, my closet currently consists of finds from Goodwill, Forever21 and Target. I fantasize about the day when I?m a successful career woman with an endless cash flow who will be able to shop for, and purchase, anything my little heart desires. Well, a girl can dream right?

Brightly colored shades

April 2011

Summer or Winter, there is nothing that spices up your outfit better than a bright pair of sunglasses. We know, we know, it?s tempting to stick with that huge, black pair that hide most of your face and go with everything. But we?ve got a challenge for you: invest in a pair of shades that are brightly colored and fabulous!

How to Rock a One-Piece Bathing Suit

March 2011

For most collegiette?s?, the words ?one-piece bathing suit? cause them to conjure up images of their grandma hanging out by the pool in Florida. But don?t be fooled into thinking that the one-piece is reserved for those who are self concious or swimming laps. These days, one-pieces come in thousands of different styles that will flatter absolutely any body type.

Bare Backs are Back

March 2011

In searching through the spring trends that were recently revealed on the runway, we've come across the revival of the backless trend.

LGBT groups marching in Peace Parade get positive reception

March 2011

Brand new this year, alternative to St. Patty's Parade offers acceptance, closure for some.

My Favorite Trend: the Tiffany Key

March 2011

There?s something about the look of a single key charm hanging on a long delicate chain that I absolutely love. I can?t exactly explain why, but I?ve been obsessed with the concept for a while now. So obsessed, in fact, that I stole an old key my parents had lying around the house, bought chain from a jewelry store and used pliers to attach it. I wore the necklace all the time and frequently received compliments on it.

Adorable Spring rain gear

March 2011

With the first day of spring around the corner, just the prospect of green grass, sunny days and floral dresses is enough to put a huge grin on my face. Unfortunately, in many cities across the U.S. spring means rain, rain, and more rain. While spring showers may not be the ideal weather, they sure beat the cold (and snow!) Rain got you down? This adorable rain gear is certain to keep you dry and smiling from ear to ear!

You've got... animal head?

March 2011

Here in Boston, it gets pretty darn cold. This winter in particular, we've been blasted with snowstorm after snowstorm and plenty of days where the windchill brought the temperature well below zero.

10 Scholarships You Can Apply For Right Now

February 2011

Think back to your last few days as a high school senior. With a half dozen college acceptance letters and a severe case of senioritis, your parents probably pressured you to spend time on websites like Freeweb.com and Scholarships.com searching for any scholarship money you could put towards the tuition bills you were soon to be receiving. Whether you applied for just a handful or a few dozen, you remember that process well.

10 Easy Ways To Save Money in College

February 2011

You?re a collegiette?you know what it?s like living on a tight budget. Between classes, schoolwork, internships, sports games and club meetings (not to mention dating and spending time with your girlfriends) it?s hard to find time to fit in a part-time job.

Totally obsessed with LOFT

February 2011

Here at Her Campus we are totally, completely obessed with LOFT. By now you've seen our custom "Her Campus Wears the Pants" Backsplash and Logo Doodle, and you've flipped through our awesome slideshow from our super fun LOFT photoshoot, but have you actually had a chance to "Wear the Pants" yourself?

Profile: Frank Marino

February 2011

Just one look at Frank Marino's resume could give anybody a heart attack. The 20 year old is the Director of Administration of Slow Food Northeastern, Executive Director of Peace through Play and a Resident Assistant on campus. Plus, he volunteers as a tour guide through the Husky Ambassador group and is a member of the Progressive Student Alliance and NU Pride.

LOFT "Wear the Pants"

February 2011

This month, I was lucky enough to be selected by Ann Taylor LOFT in their partnership with Her Campus for the "Wear the Pants" campaign. I was sent a pair of their black, modern fit slacks and told to style and model them however I'd like. I chose four different looks with some of my favorite items from my closet, and was asked to share them with all our readers!

What it Means to Wear the Pants

February 2011

When I put on a pair of slacks, something about my attitude and self confidence changes. I feel important, I feel stared at, I feel official. I even feel sexy, in that "I'm grown up & fabulous" sort of way. There's something about dressing up like a young professional that is both empowering and thrilling.

Brunch for the GBFB

January 2011

It's no secret I'm obsessed with brunch. So when I caught wind of the Greater Boston Food Bank's Super Hunger Brunch, you can imagine how thrilled I was.

Local PhD candidate explores domestic violence among LGBT youth

January 2011

The Northeastern student examines community violence in the wake of youth suicides.

The HC Team's Style Resolutions for 2011

December 2010

With the new year around the corner, now is the perfect time to kick that bad style habit you?ve been honing for months. Whether you wear sweats to class or are guilty of sticking to the same look day in and day out, here are some easy ways to mix it up for 2011. We polled the HC Team to find out what our style resolutions are for the coming year and doled out advice for how we can stick to them.

Photos from the 2010 Santa Speedo Run

December 2010

Runners and revelers alike braved the chilly air for the 11th Annual SSRun ? also referred to as the Santa Speedo Run ? on Dec. 11, 2010, in Downtown Boston. It's not just about running in a Speedo, though. The charity race helped raise money to benefit Starlight Children's Foundation, Play Ball Foundation, and Hospitality Homes. This year, an underwear-clad crowd will arrive once again to take part in this annual event and we'll be there to catch the action. Check back on Boston.com for 2011 Santa Speedo Run pictures this weekend.

Bostonians gather at Fenway community forum on iPrex results

December 2010

Despite small turnout, hope for AIDS prevention medication still strong.

Go break a record

December 2010

Feeling festive? Raise your voice and help Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops break the Guinness World Record for the largest group of holiday carolers in one place this Saturday. (The current record ? 7,514 singers ? was set at South Carolina's Bob Jones University in 2004.)

Deterring alleyway crime

November 2010

On Wednesday evening, November 17, armed with a box of Dunkin Donuts? hot chocolate, a flashlight and notepad, Police Sergeant Gino Provenzano and Officer Richard Litto led six neighbors on a crime awareness walk through the dimly lit alley between Rutland and West Newton Sts.

A little Hotlanta in Boston

November 2010

Atlanta, meet the South End. Check out photos, videos, sculptures, and paintings in "Southern Exposure: Artadia Awardees 2009 Atlanta," a new exhibit at the Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts. It opens Friday and runs through Jan. 2 (the gallery is open Wednesday-Sunday).

Openly gay Israeli pop star, activist lunches at Harvard

November 2010

Ivri Lider attended a special luncheon with the Harvard LGBT Caucus, discussed 2009 Tel Aviv LGBT youth center shooting.

Brews, BBQ, and a good cause

November 2010

Drinking Harpoon and eating BBQ to help those in need? Yes, please. The New England Barbecue Society is teaming up with Harpoon Brewery for a fundraiser to benefit the Greater Boston Food Bank.

Halloween treats for the grown-ups

October 2010

Forget trick-or-treating. Slip on your costume and head to one of these Halloween-themed events in the Boston area this weekend. From haunted ghost tours to pumpkin-carving contests, there?s something spooky for everyone. Find more events, or share your costume photos, at boston.com/halloween.

Latino Pride launches with exploration of identities

October 2010

Attendees at the Somos Latinos kick-off event share personal stories of struggle and hope.

Head of the Charles 2010

October 2010

The 46th annual Head of the Charles Regatta kicked off Saturday, and despite temperatures in the high 40s and gusty winds, thousands of spectators flocked to the river front to watch about 8,000 rowers navigate the winding Charles.

Feast on 'Entourage'

September 2010

What better way to celebrate HBO's series "Entourage" than with some free, themed food? In honor of the hit show airing five nights a week on TV 38, Fillbelly's Food Truck will be channeling it, serving up free dishes such as "You're Fired! Fried Chicken," "Everyone Needs One" macaroni and cheese, and mixed green and Caesar salad named "The Entourage."

Walking for burritos

August 2010

It all began as an inside joke between two friends. After moving away to college in Vermont four years ago, Boston native Daniel Rosmarin found himself desperately missing the infamous burritos at Anna's Taqueria.

Cook like a geek

August 2010

Software engineer Jeff Potter may seem like an unlikely cookbook author. No matter: His first effort Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Hacks, and Good Food ? released earlier this month ? has already made quite a splash. It was the most popular in Amazon?s Food & Cooking section last weekend and made the top 50 most popular books on the site.

Ten bucks goes further than you think

August 2010

As part of a recent summer promotion, Live Nation is offering concert tickets for $10 a pop (!). We know, it doesn't sound possible. But we swear, there are no processing fees, no $5 printing charges. Tickets are ten clams, plain and simple.

QWOC Week kick-off draws diverse crowd

August 2010

Cocktail party was first in a weeklong schedule of events.

City firehouses still stuck in a racial divide

August 2010

37 years after a court decree forced minority hiring, many units and firehouses are starkly and increasingly segregated. Old rules and city inaction have put hard-won diversity gains in peril

Here's the scoop

July 2010

When it comes down to it, nothing beats free ice cream. And for the next month, Ben and Jerry's is happy to give you some. From now until August 25th, the Ben and Jerry's truck will be driving around Boston handing out free scoops of their two latest flavors: Milk & Cookies and Boston Cream Pie.

Tippling for a good cause

July 2010

South End wine shop BRIX will host a free tasting of cocktails made with St-Germain liqueur from 5-7 p.m. tonight.

Become a JFK buff -- for free

July 2010

It's pretty much fact: everybody loves Friday. The worshiped fifth day is the end of the work week and the beginning of two whole days of freedom. So when you add a free activity to Fridays, it doesn't get much better.

Beyond castles

July 2010

Grab your shades and some SPF and head to the Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival, happening Thursday through Sunday. Ten renowned sand sculptors will be working diligently on the shores of Revere Beach vying for first place. Onlookers can also vote Saturday afternoon to award the Peter McCauley People's Choice Award to their favorite artist.

Hang with the clowns

July 2010

Lions and tigers and... elephants? Oh my! Take a walk on (well, OK, a seat with) the wild side at the UniverSoul Circus.

It's all Greek to me

June 2010

Too broke to afford a trip to the Greek isles this summer? Us too. Avoid travel expenses and head to the South End instead for the annual Greek Festival at Saint John the Baptist. Built in 1862 the church is one of the oldest in Boston and will be filled with dozens of locals selling everything from honey to antique jewelry this weekend.

Boston Dyke March draws crowd of 2,000

June 2010

The largest Dyke March to date attracts families, friends, and all the single ladies.

Employee job satisfaction: Why I love/hate my enterprise data storage job

January 2010

Enterprise data storage professionals who participated in our annual Storage magazine salary survey discuss their satisfaction with their IT jobs.

Pathways to Wellness celebrates 20 years of helping patients 'live again'

October 2009

When Caryn Layne Loman began to talk about her fourteen-month-old grandson, her eyes lit up and a smile immediately appeared on her face. Just before he was born, Loman fell and broke her tailbone. Without the treatment she received at Pathways to Wellness, Loman says she wouldn?t be able to watch her grandson, let alone hold him.

Easy ways for SMBs to improve their disaster recovery and pandemic plans

October 2009

It's important not to fall behind on DR and pandemic planning, or your company may be at risk for unnecessary disasters.

Podcast: How file virtualization can benefit your storage infrastructure

September 2009

Taneja Group's Jeff Boles discusses file virtualization technologies, how file virtualization affects replication or migration, and which products enable file virtualization.

Companies struggle to make time for disaster recovery tests

September 2009

Despite the possible dire consequences of failed disaster recovery programs, many organizations still consider DR testing nice-to-have but not a top priority.

Best practices for solid-state drive storage technology

July 2009

An expert podcast about the best practices for solid-state drive storage technology

It is only when we value our history that we can pass it on

May 2009

A diverse crowd of 25 gathered on the second floor of the United South End Settlements (USES) building on May 18 to discuss the beginnings of what will eventually become the first documented history of Boston's transgender community. The meeting, organized by the History Project, brought transgender, LGB and straight community members together to discuss the importance of telling the history of Boston's transgender community. Among those in attendance were students, professionals, and History Project board members.

The journey continues (Bayard Rustin Community Breakfast)

May 2009

When Dr. Nancy Norman, chief medical officer of the Boston Public Health Commission, took to the stage to deliver the keynote speech at the 20th annual Bayard Rustin Community Breakfast May 2 she echoed the words of President Barack Obama's inaugural address, urging the crowd to embrace hope in confronting the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The Bayard Rustin breakfast, held at the John F. Kennedy Library, celebrates the work of LGBT African Americans and allies to end the epidemic.

(Pedal) Pushing the limits

February 2009

On March 1, Sarah Keenan will begin the journey of a lifetime. Her trip won't start at Logan airport, nor will it bring her to unexplored territory on another continent. Instead, Keenan will embark on a 3,600 mile bicycling trip across the southern half of the United States. The best part? The trip isn't just about her.

Mr. Sanchez goes to Washington

December 2008

Transgender activist Diego Sanchez has been appointed to the position of legislative assistant to Congressman Barney Frank in Washington, D.C. The top priority among his responsibilities will be to serve as the congressman's point person on LGBT rights, but he will also advise Frank on a range of issues relating to healthcare, veterans, labor and the U.S. Census. Sanchez will be the first openly transgender person to work in a congressional office in Washington.

Circle taking a break in rough economy

December 2008

With the country?s economy faltering, South End businesses are feeling the strain. Circle, a brand new French restaurant that opened in the South End at the end of October has gone out of business. Whether the restaurant?s decision to shut down is permanent, however, is up in the air.

Carter School garden wins horticultural award

December 2008

The American Horticultural Therapy Association (AHTA) has awarded its annual Therapeutic Garden Design award to the William E. Carter School in Boston?s South End. The school, dedicated to working with special needs students, completed its garden in October 2007, nine years after the idea for the project had been put forward.

A long lunch finally ends

November 2008

Walking through the doors of the Albany Sandwich Shop is like taking a step into the past. The sign on the door reads "cash only," and the specials are hand written in marker on white printer paper taped to the register. Wood panel walls and basic linoleum floors give the shop a worn, comfortable feel. Christmas songs emanating from a boom box accompany the hum of the Snapple fridge.

A taste of Morocco with a twist

November 2008

With the close of Albany Sandwich Shop comes the opening of South End Pita, a restaurant inspired by Mediterranean home style cooking. Its owner, Radouan Ouassaidi, was born and raised in Morocco and has been moved by his mother?s home cooking to open up a unique new South End eatery.

Groundwater problems bring plethora of housing violations to Cazenove St.

November 2008

Tucked away on the border of the South End and Back Bay neighborhoods is Cazenove Street, a narrow nook between Columbus Avenue and Chandler Street. Lined with brownstones, the street is both picturesque and quiet. The average passerby would have no idea that the foundations underneath this picture-perfect row of historic housing were completely rotted away.

Civil Rights injunction obtained against alleged South End gay basher

November 2008

Attorney General Martha Coakley?s office on Nov. 3 obtained a civil rights injunction against Fabio Brandao, the 29-year-old Framingham man accused of participating in an anti-gay attack on four Boston residents in the South End in August.

Pine Street Inn acquires Upton Street property

October 2008

After more than a year of arguments and countless meetings between the Union Park Neighborhood Association (UPNA) and Pine Street Inn, the Hope House property on Upton Street has been purchased by Pine Street Inn for $2.6 million. UPNA had opposed Pine Street?s plan to use the space to provide housing for low-income formerly homeless people working to get out of the shelter system.

MBTA talks up Silver Line construction

October 2008

In a strong effort to gain support for "Phase III" construction of the Silver Line, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority held yet another informational session for members of the media.

Health commission hears pros and cons of smoking ban

October 2008

On Wednesday, Oct. 8, the Boston Public Health Commission held the first public hearings on Boston?s proposed tobacco regulations. About thirty people attended the 10 a.m. hearing, an audience that ranged from community members to doctors to business owners. Fourteen community members spoke, including District 8 Boston City Councilor Michael Ross, expressing a wide variety of views on the proposed ban, ranging from strongly in favor to adamantly opposed.

Future of New England Blade in question

October 2008

The future of the?New England Bladeis in question after the publishers announced last week that the print edition of the paper was going on an indefinite hiatus.

The good word: Henri Cole

October 2008

South End resident Henri Cole is no newcomer to the world of poetry. He?s published six books of his verse, was executive director of the Academy of American Poets for six years and has been teaching at top universities across the country for decades. His latest two achievements came in the form of awards for his latest book,?Blackbird and Wolf,?a collection of 34 sonnet-length poems.

Kiss me I'm Greek!

September 2008

Beth Faria and her friends were wandering through the South End Open Studios on Sunday afternoon, when their noses caught a whiff of something they couldn?t resist: the aroma of roasting meat that wafted down Union Park Street, that left their mouths watering.

Unique gathering for LGBT grandparents in November

September 2008

Inspired by the Senior Pride Coalition, a group of LGBT elders and elder organizations who marched in the Boston Pride last June, Stonewall Communities Lifelong Learning Institute at Wheelock College will be organizing what seems to be New England's first gathering of LGBT grandparents.

Duffy on a Huffy: Designer Dennis Duffy readies for charity bike ride

September 2008

Dennis Duffy, a South End interior designer and resident, has been HIV positive since 1985. Thirteen years ago, he was visiting friends in Boston when he came across an advertisement for the Boston-New York AIDS ride. His involvement with all seven of those rides led him to participate in the Harbor to the Bay ride, which benefits local HIV/AIDS organizations.

No butts about it: Eateries unconcerned about potential ban on patio smoking

September 2008

The Boston Public Health Commission board on Sept. 4 gave preliminary approval of tighter tobacco regulations. The regulations would ban the sale of tobacco products at pharmacies, drug stores and on university campuses and smoking would no longer be allowed on patios, loading docks and in hotels, inns and bed and breakfasts in Boston.

Back Bay Station rape suspect held on $250,000 bail

September 2008

Boston Municipal Court Judge Rosalind Miller ordered a Roxbury man accused of raping and beating a woman at gunpoint the evening of Sept. 5 at the Back Bay MBTA station to be held on $250,000 bail on charges of aggravated rape, armed robbery and credit card fraud.

Ten years of gridiron gays

September 2008

Ten years ago, Robert Saurer was fresh out of college and tossing a football around at home, wishing that he had a safe, comfortable environment where he could play football as an out gay man. On a whim, he placed an ad in Bay Windows looking to start a league for gay and gay-friendly football fans. Now, Greater Boston's Friends, Lesbians and Gays (FLAG) Flag Football League consists of 180 players who make up fourteen teams and is one of the most active gay sports leagues in the state.

South End chef creates dish for singles nationwide

September 2008

Tom Fosnot, the married head chef at local Rocca Kitchen & Bar on Harrison Avenue, is doing his part to help out singles nationwide. Fosnot, whose inspired Italian dishes have made Rocca one of the South End?s hot spots, has been featured on SingleEdition.com, a website that offers articles, advice and, in this case, recipes, for the American single.

Coakley gives okay to 1913 law referendum

August 2008

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has approved a referendum petition on the recently repealed 1913 law, which prevented most out-of-state same-sex couples from getting married in Massachusetts. The repeal, which was signed into law by Gov. Deval Patrick on July 31, is being challenged by well-known anti-gay advocacy group MassResistance, headed by Brian Camenker of Newton.

AIDS Project Worcester marks 20 years of helping those with HIV/AIDS

August 2008

Francine Coleman is 56 and has been living with HIV for 21 years. While she thanks God every day that her condition hasn't progressed to an AIDS diagnosis, she attributes both her health and happiness to AIDS Project Worcester (APW), an organization that has given her a network of incredible support throughout her struggle with HIV.

Plimoth Plantation welcomes the gays

August 2008

Plimoth Plantation will offer a glimpse into the lives of 17th century LGBT pilgrims and Native Americans at its "Out at Plimoth Plantation" event, to be held Sept. 13.

So much more than baseball

August 2008

Sam Steeves sits grinning in his wheelchair as his friends use all their energy to push him up the zigzagging wheelchair ramps of Fenway Park. Here, amidst the chaos of the crowds at the Futures of Fenway Red Sox league games on Aug. 9, Sam?s wheelchair seems more like a throne than a handicap.

Local musician pays tribute to forgotten composer

August 2008

There?s no doubt that when it comes to being an accomplished classical musician, Virginia Eskin boasts a full repertoire - in fact, that repertoire ranges from running a record label to teaching at Northeastern University to creating and running a Clarion Award-winning radio show.

Wilderness Heals creates opportunity and community for women

July 2008

Upon moving to Boston from Ohio, Vicky Waltz picked up a weekly paper at the supermarket and saw an advertisement in the back for the Wilderness Heals hike. She e-mailed in for information and promptly signed up. Four years later, there is no doubt in her mind that picking up that newspaper changed her life.

Obama-ham continues to cause trouble in South End

July 2008

Although artist Ron English?s 13-foot tall "Abraham Obama" mural on Thayer Street was meant to make a statement, the uproar it has caused certainly is not quite the whirlwind he may have expected.

South enders start soccer league

July 2008

It all began with a few neighborhood parents talking about how to get their kids involved in the South End community - and now, with the help of a little seed money from the city, it could become a neighborhood soccer league.

January Spa Snapshot: Pacific Bliss

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A profile of Island Spa Catalina, on Catalina Island, California.

October 2016 News

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My interview with Kerry Washington and a story about the truth behind the half pigeon yoga posture.

A night out in Central Square

This area of Cambridge is packed with so many potential nightlife destinations ? whether you're looking for a dance class, poetry reading, or a unique dive bar, Central Square has something for everyone.

Ways to keep warm this winter

As the winter chill creeps into the air, it's easy to find yourself longing for warm summer days. We can't control the weather ? sorry! ? but we can suggest some great activities that will keep your spirits high and your hands warm.

A night out in the South End

While the South End is known during the day for its beautiful brownstones, tree-lined streets, and a multitude of dog walkers, this hip neighborhood is also filled with dozens of trendy bars and restaurants. Hello, night on the town.

Independent coffee shops of Boston

Almost every street in Boston is home to a Dunkin? Donuts or Starbucks (or both), but neighborhood coffee shops also have their own niche in our beloved city. Why not try one of these local caffeine suppliers? Meet a friend, study, or just sip away the afternoon. Here is a sampling of our favorite small and independent coffee shops around Boston ? you?ll be buzzing in no time.

Wallet-friendly eats after work

Grabbing a bite with friends or coworkers after a long day at the office is ? pardon our pun ? incredibly appetizing. But frequent meals out can be tough on your wallet. No worries. We searched the city for some of the best after work cheap eats. Suggest one of these deals to your group of diners and you?ll be everyone?s new best friend

Dance Around the Clock

And with all these local dance options, you have no excuse to stay in. Put on your party shoes and make Monday the new Friday ? even if it means you'll be kicking off the week with sore feet and a slight hangover.

Where to spend your lazy summer days

We are lucky to live in a city filled with green spaces. From the Boston Common to the Charles River Esplanade, there are dozens of places to kick back and relax with the grass between your toes and the sun on your face. Here are some of our favorite spots for lounging around Boston ? perfect for the last lazy, hazy days of summer. Spend a weekend afternoon or a weekday lunch break amongst the greenery.

Get your gelato fix at these Boston spots

No question about it: We all scream for ice cream. Want to mix it up? Try gelato, the underappreciated (in my opinion) yet authentic Italian dessert made with less than half the butterfat of ice cream. The name of this creamy, intensely flavored treat originates from the Italian word for "frozen" and it's deeply rooted in the country's culinary tradition. We checked out some local Boston gelaterias ? a tough job, but someone had to do it ? to help satisfy those summer afternoon cravings. Go ahead, dig in.

What local families do for fun

We asked a dozen local families how they spend their summer days in the city.

Celtics Dancers Final Audition 2010

Thirty-six dancers took the stage at the House of Blues last night in the hopes of securing just 18 spots on the 2010-11 Boston Celtics dance team. Judges included "American Idol" contestant Ayla Brown, Miss Massachusetts 2010 Lacey Wilson, and New England Revolution forward Taylor Twellman. At left, the opening number was a choreographed dance routine with a "summer party music" theme.

Leonardo DiCaprio: Man of many faces

At just 35 years old, Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in more than 25 films. From lead heartthrob Jack in "Titanic" to the tortured Howard Hughes in "The Aviator," DiCaprio has played an eclectic mix of characters and is adoringly referred to worldwide by fans as "Leo." He's back on screen this week with the blockbuster "Inception," in which he stars as a skilled thief. Here, we take a look back at some of the actor's famous roles throughout the years. Pictured, DiCaprio attended a photo-call to promote "Inception," which opens in theaters on July 16.

Character face-off: Will Ferrell vs. Brad Pitt

In the latest DreamWorks Animation film "Megamind," Brad Pitt and Will Ferrell square off as the voices for the evil Megamind and superhero Metro Man. (Read the Globe review) We decided to take the slug-line for the film, "Ferrell vs. Pitt," literally. Who would win in a fight? Ron Burgundy or Mr. Smith? Lt. Aldo Raine or Benjamin Button? Flip through the gallery and vote for which character you'd put your bets on, then check out our predictions.

Highest-grossing 3-D films of '09 and '10

The "extended" version of "Avatar" hitting theaters might give some viewers a headache. Whether they should blame the 3-D glasses is up for debate. As 3-D technology has become a normal part of the moviegoing experience -- and spreads to TV and video games -- some consumers are wondering whether staring through those glasses for hours on end could be harmful. But because the prevalence of 3-D is a recent phenomenon, there isn't any research yet on long-term effects. Still, experts hesitate to say there's cause for alarm. Read more from the Globe.

Couples working together on screen

Celebrity couples who begin to date on set are a dime a dozen. What is seemingly rare in Hollywood these days are those real-life couples who continue to work together once they're already smitten. From Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell to Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor, see some famous couples who have, so far, survived the challenging demands of working with the one you love.