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Wreath of the Day – A Mother’s Legacy

Back in the early 1970’s, past President Jackie Blombach and her late mother did a craft project together, using nuts to piece together holiday wreaths. The wreaths existed happily for many seasons but this past week she dismantled the materials to use during our wreath project.  As she attached some of these materials to the wreath below, she noted that the decorations hadn’t been touched by anyone other than her mother for over forty years. The Victorian della Robbia confection below is worthy of its history.

    Wreath of the Day - A Mother's Legacy
    Back in the early 1970's, past President Jackie Blombach and her late mother did a craft project together, using nuts to piece together holiday wreaths. The wreaths existed happily for many seasons but this past week she dismantled the materials to use during our wreath project.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Monday, May 14 – Thursday, May 24 – England: Chelsea & the English Gardens of the Bohemians

Join Pacific Horticulture May 14 – 24, 2018 and discover the extraordinary gardens of England’s bohemians, the artistic set made up of writers, philosophers, intellectuals, and artists in the early 20th century. We’ll explore the masterful gardens at Sissinghurst Castle created by Vita Sackville-West and Sir Harold Nicolson, and Charleston’s walled garden (pictured) created by the artists Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant while spending a half a day at its famed annual literary festival. We’ll also visit Farley Farmhouse, Nymans, and Virginia Wolfe’s home and garden, Monk’s House. This area of southern England also includes one of its greatest gardens, Great Dixter designed by Sir Christopher Lloyd. It and other gardens in this region will be on the itinerary, including lunch and a tour of the gardens at Gravetye Manor.

    Monday, May 14 - Thursday, May 24 - England: Chelsea & the English Gardens of the Bohemians
    Join Pacific Horticulture May 14 - 24, 2018 and discover the extraordinary gardens of England's bohemians, the artistic set made up of writers, philosophers, intellectuals, and artists in the early 20th century.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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YOU make it possible for BCA artists to take ...

YOU make it possible for BCA artists to take risks and develop new works that enrich the community for YOU. Please make a tax-deductible gift to BCA Annual Fund before the end of the year! https://bcaonline.secure.force.com/donate/?dfId=a0n41000002K88WAAS

    Boston Center for the Arts
    YOU make it possible for BCA artists to take risks and develop new works that enrich the community for YOU. Please make a tax-deductible gift to BCA Annual Fund before the end of the year!...
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26 hours ago

Wreath of the Day – Devil’s Claw

Member Glenda Mattes brought in some unique pods called Devil’s Claws (Harpagophytum procumbens) , sent to her by cousins in Lincoln County, Kansas. The pods, according to Wikipedia, are in the sesame family and are native to southern Africa. You can see an example put to good use in the wreath below. They are the pincer-like thin items on either side of the middle of the wreath.

    Wreath of the Day - Devil's Claw
    Member Glenda Mattes brought in some unique pods called Devil's Claws (Harpagophytum procumbens ) , sent to her by cousins in Lincoln County, Kansas. The pods, according to Wikipedia, are in the sesame family and are native to southern Africa. You can see an example put to good use in the wreath below.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

26 hours ago

Eat Sizzling Loco Moco Today (and More Updates)

...at 53 Northern Ave. in the Seaport District, 290 Washington St. in Downtown Crossing, and 75 Exeter St. in Back Bay...

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...all the free lobster rolls have been claimed. Boston’s Luke’s locations are at 53 Northern Ave. in the Seaport District, 290 Washington St. in Downtown Crossing, and 75 Exeter St. in...

...dish that hits the table sizzling. Head to Momi Nonmi in Cambridge’s Inman Square (1128 Cambridge St.) to try chef-owner Chris Chung’s take on a Hawaiian classic, loco moco: rice...

    Eat Sizzling Loco Moco Today (and More Updates)
    Welcome back to Free Lobster Roll for, Like, One of You Morning Briefing Should Critics Review Work by Accused Harassers and Abusers? , an almost-daily round-up of mini news bites to kick off the day. Sexual Harassment in Boston's Restaurant Industry If your name happens to be Luke, and you like lobster, you may be in luck today, December 15.
    https://boston.eater.com

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Thursday, December 21 – Winter Solstice with The Trustees

The Trustees are celebrating the Winter Solstice on December 21 at a number of different venues. Appleton Farms in Hamilton and Ipswich is the site of a Winter Solstice Walk from 5 – 6:30, and Fruitlands Solstice Stroll in Harvard from 4:30 – 6:30 features a candlelit walk followed by hot chocolate and s’mores around the outdoor firepit. The Old Manse in Concord hosts Illumination Night with hot cider and rum, and Castle Hill on the Crane Estate in Ipswich is where you’ll get to attend the somewhat strenuous Dunes to Tavern Solstice Stroll (6:30 – 9:30).  Powisset Farm in Dover will hold Mindfulness on the Farm (bring a mat), as well as a Fondue Dinner,  and for those near Governor Hutchinson’s Field in Milton, enjoy a fire dance performance at Solstice Illumination Night from 6 – 8. Chestnut Hill Farm in Southborough holds a Farmstead Solstice Stroll, and both Francis William Bird Park in Walpole and the Ward Reservation in Andover and North Andover are putting on Winter Solstice Celebrations.  Fees and times vary, so to check them all out visit www.thetrustees.org.

    Thursday, December 21 - Winter Solstice with The Trustees
    The Trustees are celebrating the Winter Solstice on December 21 at a number of different venues. Appleton Farms in Hamilton and Ipswich is the site of a Winter Solstice Walk from 5 - 6:30, and Fruitlands Solstice Stroll in Harvard from 4:30 - 6:30 features a candlelit walk followed by hot chocolate and s'mores around the outdoor firepit.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Boston Center for the Arts 2018-2019 Visual A...

Boston Center for the Arts 2018-2019 Visual Artist Residency Call for Applications is now live! Deadline for applications is February 19, 2018. BCA's Visual Art Residency is open to applicants whose work takes a broad range of forms, so artists with dance and movement-based practices, theatre and writing-based practices, and artists engaged in installation, sound, or other innovative media are all encouraged to apply. A key element of any application will be the connection the artist is interested in exploring between the germination and development of a rich creative idea and its active life connecting with the community outside the artist's studio.

    Artist Residency Call
    Boston Center for the Arts, Mills Gallery, Cyclorama, Plaza Theatres
    http://www.bcaonline.org

2 days ago

Wreath of the Day – Don’t Forget Hanukkah

We love celebrating all the winter holidays, and we do many “non-specific” wreaths with a winter theme, or a gilded look, but some of our most successful stress the blue and silver of Hanukkah.  The work below symbolizes the holiday of lights very well.

    Wreath of the Day - Don't Forget Hanukkah
    We love celebrating all the winter holidays, and we do many "non-specific" wreaths with a winter theme, or a gilded look, but some of our most successful stress the blue and silver of Hanukkah. The work below symbolizes the holiday of lights very well.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

2 days ago

Dale Stephanos Pop Up Gallery at 222 Newbury Street

Award-winning illustrator Dale Stephanos presents an exclusive collection of his work at a pop up gallery on Boston's historic Newbury Street.

    Dale Stephanos Pop-Up at 222 Newbury Street
    Dale Stephanos Limited Engagement Debuts on Newbury Street Award-winning illustrator Dale Stephanos will present an exclusive collection of his work for the month of December at a pop up gallery on Boston's historic Newbury Street. Dale Stephanos, Limited Engagement, includes an intimate look at his paintings, drawings, prints and original illustration.
    http://www.bostonbackbay.com

2 days ago

Saturday and Sunday, December 16 and 17, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm – Bradley Estate Holly Daze Open House

Saturday and Sundays at the Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate in Canton, Massachusetts feature the Bradley Estate Holly Daze Open Houses with each room of the Estate decorated on a seasonal garden theme with family-oriented holiday music and games, hot drinks and festive cookies. Music by local youth and adult artists, and decorations by area garden club members and scout groups. Members of The Trustees of Reservations $5, nonmembers $10, children free. For more information call 508-636-4693 x 5003, or email bradley@thetrustees.org.

    Saturday and Sunday, December 16 and 17, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm - Bradley Estate Holly Daze Open House
    Saturday and Sundays at the Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate in Canton, Massachusetts feature the Bradley Estate Holly Daze Open Houses with each room of the Estate decorated on a seasonal garden theme with family-oriented holiday music and games, hot drinks and festive cookies.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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SPECIAL OFFER! Give the gift of food and drin...

SPECIAL OFFER! Give the gift of food and drink this holiday season! Buy two or more tickets to Movers & Shakers 2018 now through December 31 and save 10% with the code HOLIDAY. https://bcaonline.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0F41000005alCTEAY

    Boston Center for the Arts
    SPECIAL OFFER! Give the gift of food and drink this holiday season! Buy two or more tickets to Movers & Shakers 2018 now through December 31 and save 10% with the code HOLIDAY....
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2 days ago

Bûche de Noël Pop-Up at Bar Boulud Boston is Back for a Limited Time

Four flavors of Bûche de Noël are available at Bar Boulud this holiday season.

    Bûche de Noël Pop-Up at Bar Boulud Boston
    Taking a modern approach to a classic French confection, Pastry Chef Robert Differ's bûche de Noël pop-up at Bar Boulud Boston is back and Chef Differ invites aspiring bakers to join him for an intimate pastry class featuring the traditional Parisian holiday dessert: Bûche de Noël.
    http://www.bostonbackbay.com

2 days ago

It’s Back! Bar Boulud Seasonal Pie Pop-Up!

November 6 - 26, visit Chef Differ's pop-up pie shop and be the most popular guest at Thanksgiving.

    Bar Boulud's Seasonal Pie Pop-Up Shop is Back!
    Chef Robert Differ's Seasonal Pie Pop-Up Returns This November, Pastry Chef Robert Differ will once again showcase a selection of classic homemade holiday pies, thoughtfully packaged and ready for pick-up at Bar Boulud's Pie Pop-Up Shop. A perfect gift to share with friends, family and colleagues, online pie orders will be available November 6 to 26, 2017 .
    http://www.bostonbackbay.com

2 days ago

Theater Menu at Artisan Bistro for Pre- or Post-Nutcracker Dining

For a limited time, enjoy a $39, 3-course prix-fixe theater menu, as well as two new signature cocktails, during show days from 5 - 10 pm.

    Artisan Bistro Now Had a Special Pre- or Post-Nutcracker Theater Menu
    Artisan Bistro loves the Nutcracker and they will be embracing this Boston tradition by featuring a prix fixe theater menu during show days from 5:00pm to 10:00pm along with signature cocktails: Snowflakes and Northern Lights at $15 each all month long.
    http://www.bostonbackbay.com

3 days ago

Giacomo's Ristorante in Boston's South End Is Temporarily Closed; Exact Status Unknown

The address for Giacomo's in the South End is 431 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA, 02116.

    Boston Restaurant Talk
    An outpost of an iconic Italian restaurant is closed for the time being, and it is not known if/when it might open again. According to a Twitter post from @jenifer_jordan, Giacomo's Ristorante in the South End of Boston is shuttered, with a note out front at the Columbus Avenue dining spot saying the following: "Due to cicumstances beyond our control Giacomo's South End will be temporarily closed!
    http://bostonrestaurants.blogspot.com

3 days ago

Wednesday, December 27, 10:00 am, 12:30 pm, and 3:00 pm – Owls of the World – Who’s Watching You?

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster presents its annual Owls of the World event on Wednesday, December 27 at three times, 10, 12:30, and 3. Have you ever seen an owl up close? Join naturalist Marcia Wilson and photographer Mark Wilson as they introduce you to live owls of New England and beyond…including the Great Horned Owl, the Snowy Owl and the Eurasian Eagle Owl. The owls you will see, due to injury or mishap, are unable to survive in the wild. Learn about their field marks and natural history. Everyone is treated to a hooting lesson, as well as tips on attracting and protecting the owls near you. $15 at the door, online $10 for Museum members, $12 for nonmembers. Photo from www.eyesonowls.com. Reservations are required at http://www.ccmnh.org/Events/Owls-of-the-World-2017

    Wednesday, December 27, 10:00 am, 12:30 pm, and 3:00 pm - Owls of the World - Who's Watching You?
    The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster presents its annual Owls of the World event on Wednesday, December 27 at three times, 10, 12:30, and 3. Have you ever seen an owl up close?
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

3 days ago

Wreath of the Day – Carnival Glass

We store some of our leftover supplies from year to year at our storage unit in Brighton – primarily extra ribbon, wire, tools, easels, tables, and picks. For a while, we had an oversupply of glass balls in a variety of hues. Glass balls can be useful when a shot of color is needed in a wreath, but because we are mostly known for our natural decorations, we use them sparingly.  A buying moratorium was called on glass balls in 2017, which we complied with until we spotted the new carnival glass balls, and also an iridescent peridot color which we felt we couldn’t live without.  Once again we stored our extra glass ornaments, but we are happy to continue exploring new materials in our designs.  Below is a wreath which incorporated the carnival glass balls in a design for a customer who will hang the wreath on her Victorian home.

    Wreath of the Day - Carnival Glass
    We store some of our leftover supplies from year to year at our storage unit in Brighton - primarily extra ribbon, wire, tools, easels, tables, and picks. For a while, we had an oversupply of glass balls in a variety of hues.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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