by Elly Hu, Staff Writer @xoellyy Welcome December! ‘Tis the season for ice skating, Christmas lights and of course, Michael Buble’s Christmas album (a solid collection of carols to get you in the holiday spirit). Now that the New England winter weather has finally settled in, I can’t help but crave hot cocoa. Luckily for us, this […]

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By Elly Hu, Staff Writer @xoellyy For many of us, the Fenway-Kenmore neighborhood is home to the Red Sox, various museums, and the soon-to-be first CityTarget on this coast (slated to open in 2015). But aside from these big attractions, this area is also home to local businesses serving to the area’s residents. Location #7: […]

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By Elly Hu, Staff Writer @xoellyy When I was younger, I used to watch “My Super Sweet Sixteen” and see all the mega-wealthy teens get kickass cakes for their party. That interest then led me to watch shows that centered only around cake decoration.  Have you seen some of these cakes? They are incredible. The […]

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By Elly Hu, Staff Writer @xoellyy When I’m on the go, I usually like my coffee black — maybe a teaspoon of sugar if I’m feeling special, but otherwise, it’s plain. Like myself, many people have their own specific coffee order wherever they go. But what if you were abroad and there were no Starbucks or […]

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By Elly Hu, Staff Writer @xoellyy It’s been a blustery and rainy couple days here in Boston (RIP umbrellas) and for those of you who have yet to experience New England’s winter weather: don’t get too surprised when the rain starts turning into snow. Now that the weekend is upon us, take a breather and […]

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By Elly Hu, Staff Writer @xoellyy While Coolidge Corner is known for its small town-like atmosphere and having one of Boston’s non-profit theaters, you’d soon realize it’s a culture-savvy block with restaurants of all kinds open for business. This week’s location lets you hang out freely while still enjoying the many sights and sounds of […]

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By Elly Hu, Staff Writer @xoellyy It’s October and it’s officially fall. The sun sets faster, each day gets a little chillier and the craving for all things pumpkin spiced is ever present. Thanks, Starbucks! Now that we’re almost six weeks in, the start of October may also (unfortunately) remind us of our first round […]

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By Elly Hu, Staff Writer @xoellyy Let’s be honest: how many times have you been to Starbucks or Dunkin’ this week? For the past month? Have you ever been anywhere other than these nationwide coffeehouse chains for your daily fix of caffeine and baked goods? If you answered “no” to the last question, prepare yourself — this column […]

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