My mom’s homemade apple pie – this is a lifetime favorite, but I got to chow down on it on a recent hug-filled trip home. My family and I got together for a big turkey dinner, with pie and vanilla bean ice cream for dessert. My mom’s pie crust and apple filling is just the best I have ever had. I don’t even really like pie anywhere else.
Dot Ale 1630 from Dorchester’s Percival Beer Company – You know I have been singing Dorchester’s praises for years, and we’re excited for a brewery to be added to the list of great businesses. This refreshing amber beer has become a staple in our house because it is delicious; the fact that it is local makes it even better!
Flowers Sonoma Coast Chardonnay – The Sonoma Coast is heaven, and Flowers Vineyard is one of the big reasons to visit. Their Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are loved and known worldwide for being very special wines. They are definitely not in the budget as an everyday wine, but these wines, especially the Sonoma Coast Chardonnay, are definitely special indulgences, especially when enjoyed on a warm dock on a sunny day.
My Ti Tighe fascinator – It’s popular in Ireland to wear hats or fascinators to weddings and other special occasions, and when I found out a former classmate of my husbands designs them, I instantly wanted one. Luckily, I had a very special wedding to attend that gave me the opportunity to order one. This is definitely an intricate, beautiful piece of art, and I had so much fun wearing it. I can’t wait for another special occasion!
Clio Boston – Leading up to that very special wedding, we savored a very special dinner at Clio. It is the ultimate celebration restaurant with impeccable service, an outstanding cocktail program, and delectable, elegant cuisine.
The patio and food at Atwoods Tavern – Now that I am working in East Cambridge, I have another neighborhood to explore. Atwoods, we discovered on an early October day, has the most beautiful patio, enclosed in wood, surrounded by little lights and plants, and feels a million miles away from the busy streets outside. The menu offers both healthy and indulgent choices, a great beer list, and friendly, warm service. We’ve decided we want to become regulars at Atwoods.
What are your recent favorites?