5 Best Donuts in Massachusetts – North of Boston

Best Donuts in Massachusetts (North Shore) - Featured Image

Get your taste buds ready for our tried-and-true list of The Best Donuts in Massachusetts – North Shore edition! You won’t have to travel far to get these incredible confections… so read cautiously! I even included an option for vegan donuts at the very end. Changing Tides Cafe & Donut Shop – Newburyport, MA This […]

Wicked Axe Haverhill

Haverhill Hot Spot: Wicked Axe

Competitive axe throwing has arrived to Haverhill and it’s best done with beer! Mixing alcohol and axes sounds like a bad idea, but throw in a trainer, safety protocols and a controlled environment and you’ve got yourself a fun adult’s night out. In my case, I had a fun girls nite out with fellow mom […]

5 Best Places for Thanksgiving Dinner 2023 If You Don’t Want To Cook

Thanksgiving dinner 2023

Thanksgiving dinner 2023 is just around the corner. Are you feeling the Thanksgiving spirit but dreading the hours of cooking and preparation that come with it? Fear not, for there are plenty of fantastic dining options that can save you from the kitchen chaos while still allowing you to enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving dinner. I’ll […]

Pho City menu in Methuen, MA

Have you heard? There’s a new pho restaurant at The Loop shopping plaza in Methuen, MA. The Pho City menu includes Vietnamese and Thai food, but as the name implies, pho is the star of the show here. I grew up eating pho regularly. Yes, a common misconception about me: I consider myself Vietnamese, not […]

Sushi Cake?! Lolo Poke Newburyport

Sushi Cake Lolo Poke Newburyport

Sushi Cake. Why not? There’s a first time for everything. I remember the first time I tried sushi. My husband, Bao, introduced it to me while we were on a date in Vietnam in 1999. I’ve been a sushi fan ever since. This year I wanted to do something different for my husband’s birthday. His […]

Salisbury MA Beach Favorites: A Local Perspective

Salisbury Beach - Surf Board

September marks the end of summer, but there’s still some time to enjoy the warm weather before it officially slips away. While the pandemic has certainly X-ed off some of our usual favorite summer activities, there’s a special location on the East Coast that promises fun in a safe environment… Salisbury MA Beach!  There’s plenty […]