The lobby and the entryway of the Boston Design Center were decorated with stunning and intoxicatingly fragrant floral arrangements created with gardenias, white roses, and Stephanotis floribunda.
Yesterday the Boston Design Center held its Fifth Annual Lunch Designer’s Lunch. The center was packed and abuzz with attendees eager to hear the guest speakers from New England Home Magazine’s editorial department. I had client work to accomplish while there and had to limit myself to one speaker. I was most interested in hearing Stacy Kunstel, the Home Editor for New England Home Magazine, speak on styling and photographing tips for interior scenes and she did not disappoint, sharing many great ideas and lots of before and after photos.
Stacy Kunstel, Home Editor New England Home Magazine
View of Boston Harbor from the top of the Boston Design Center Parking Garage
Roasting S’mores at the Lobster Pool Restaurant
When our children were much younger we began going to The Lobster Pool restaurant for Father’s Day. Then, as it is now, The Lobster Pool continues to be a fantastic restaurant for family-style dining. Even on the busiest of nights there is never a long wait for a table and for dinner. Kids have fun exploring the rocks before dinner and then again after they have finished and while the parents are still eating. Where else on Cape Ann can you go and see the most amazing view of the setting sun while dining casually on fabulously fresh seafood, and then have warm (free!) s’mores for a special treat?
Now in college, we met our son Alex there this past Father’s Day, after his long shift working at the Seventh Wave Restaurant in Rockport. It was late and the kitchen had closed but Myalisa managed to come up with my husband’s favorite fish cakes and a burger for Alex.
Lobster Pool Fishcakes
The raw bar still had plenty of oysters and clams. And Myalisa’s son David was making s’mores for guests, young and old!
The Lobster Pool is open seven days a week for lunch and for dinner. Although Rockport is no longer a “dry” town, The Lobster Pool remains BYOB. Call (978) 546-7808 for more information.
Greg Bover’s sweet sailboat the Linnet
Violet’s herb and flower garden, Rocky Neck style, with native wisteria ‘Purple Amethyst’ (Wisteria frutescens) in the foreground
Flower Power Girl Dahlia (Violet’s daughter) trying my sunglasses on for size.
Sean’s (nickname ‘Spoonin’ Love’) Lobster Tatoo
The Degelyse’s Tuffy and Sean delivering the daily catch to Captain Joe’s.
Although I am not an expert on the lobster’s anatomy this looks accurate, and beautifully rendered.
Read More about the adventures of Sean and Tuffy:
Sean Diving Off the Roof of Captain Joe’s
Degelyse Crew Captures Buddhist Lobsters
Captain Dave Jewell and his wife Erin, daughter Maddy, and son Wyatt say hello to Joey.
Dave and Maddy
Dave is the Captain of the Lady J, which runs fishing charters throughout the year. Dave also provides lobsters to Captain Joes. Lady J Fishing Charters offers full and half day trips for bluefish, striped bass, cod, haddock, and tuna, and kids are encouraged–for an adventure of a lifetime! After reading about Dave’s charters I’d love to plan a trip with my son!
From Captain Dave’s website about the Lady J. Fishing Charters:
Hi, I am Captain Dave Jewell owner and operator of the Lady J. I would like to welcome you aboard my second home to experience what life is like as a professional fisherman. To me there is nothing better or more rewarding than a day at sea loading the boat with the best New England has to offer.
It is my mission to bring you the excitement that fishing offshore Gloucester brings me each day. Give us the opportunity to show you how great fishing can be and we will not disappoint. Just one trip and you’ll be hooked!
Dave and Wyatt
Captain Joe and Sons lobsters are simply the best! From dock to table, you can’t get much fresher than that. Happily so for me, both Liv and Alex are home at the same time for a few days–cooking their favorite dinners and reveling in the joy and laughter that fills our home whenever they are together.
I heard Abbey Lincoln singing “Up Jumped Spring” on the radio while driving to Passports this morning to meet my friends for brunch–the lyrics couldn’t have been more perfect! Up jumped spring time – so Hello my friends!
Joey and Susan -Fujifilm x100 photo
Susan and Paul -Fujifilm x100 photo
Ed and Rick -iPhone 4S photo
Donna and Greg -iPhone 4S photo
Greg and Joey -iPhone 4S photo
My darling daughter is home from grad school for a few days during spring break. I adore her and we just have the best time together.
iPhone 4s photo ~ Liv and Rosie
My husband gave me a new iPhone for my early birthday present, while Liv is home, so that she can show me how to use it. My previous phone, a fossil from the Stone Age (as my son Alex often referred to it as) was not fun to use. When Siri started talking to us, I was just on the floor laughing in amazement.
iPhone 4S photo