I finally tried the November Project! Yeehaw! And I roped Kerrie into trying it with me! I love her because she’s always up for an adventure! We were both invited to yesterday’s November Project workout on behalf of New Balance, who is hosting a variety of fitness events in and around Boston all month long as part of their Lace Up 365 program to commemorate the 25th anniversary of their partnership with Susan G. Komen. New Balance sent us…

Yesterday afternoon, I had the opportunity to attend a really nice luncheon at Nespresso’s newly designed Boston Boutique along with a group of bloggers and other media people. (FYI: The Boston location is at the end of Newbury Street on the Boston Common side.) I hadn’t been to the Boston Nespresso store since in first opened and when I attended a fancy-schmancy dinner with Ted Allen, so I was excited to see the new space….

Mal and I had a wonderful 5-year anniversary celebration on Friday night. We went into Boston for dinner, which was followed by a sunset cruise, and we really enjoyed ourselves. Dinner was at Anthem in Faneuil Hall, which was just a short walk from Long Wharf where we needed to go for the sunset cruise. Mal and I went to dinner with some friends at Anthem last winter and really loved their menu, so we…

On Thursday evening, I had the pleasure of participating in a spinning class at The Handle Bar in South Boston. I was invited””along with some friends””to try out one of their classes for free. And, let me tell ya, it was a great time! The Handle Bar is located in Southie on the corner of Dorchester and W. Forth, right across from the Broadway T station, which is great for people who work in the…

Last night, Mal and I met up with a couple of our friends for burgers””first at the Shake Shack in Chestnut Hill and then at Grass Fed in JP. Two burger joints, one night! Mal and I were pumped about visiting the Shake Shack. It was the first location in Massachusetts to open, so it was a really big deal, and, for the first few months, there was a huge line out the front door…

Tears filled my eyes when our plane touched down at Logan airport yesterday afternoon. Last week was a roller coaster ride of emotions for me, and being so far away from family and friends made it even harder. I’m glad my city is safe, and I am so happy to be home. [image by: Katie Butterfield] I’m also glad to be reunited with my favorite furry friend. I missed his pug face. Breakfast I woke…

Yesterday, I was invited to a private media event to explore the newly opened Sports Club/LA in Chestnut Hill, and it was an awesome experience. You know how I loovvve fancy fitness clubs! Seriously, I wish I lived closer so I could work out there all the time. When I arrived at Sports Club/LA, I was warmly greeted, given a gift bag, and then taken to the locker room, so I could change into fitness gear, which…

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending the Wellness by the Water Retreat, which is a one-day event with fitness, yoga, nutrition, spa services, and wellness. The organizers, Kendall Covitz and Celeste Platt, actually invited me last year, but I wasn’t able to attend, so I’m so glad Kendall reached out again. The retreat was such a nice way to spend the day! The event was held at the fancy-schmancy Lenox Hotel, located right in…

Yesterday afternoon, Mal and I enjoyed a delicious and very indulgent meal at Max Brenner in Boston. We left with full bellies, big smiles, and agreeing that we must visit again. Awhile back, I was invited to attend a media event at Max Brenner to try their new menu, but, unfortunately, I was unable to attend. The PR folks kindly offered me a chance to try the same sampling menu (available at the media event)…

Hey, look who was spotted in Boston last night! Mal and I ventured into the city to meet friends for dinner at Lolita and a photographer from Boston.com asked if she could snap our pic. Cool! Lolita is located on Dartmouth Street just off Newbury, so I’ve walked by it a zillion times without ever really noticing it. It’s just a door with a menu next to it, so I’m glad our friends suggested it…

I’ve partnered with Harvard Pilgrim on this sponsored post, but the thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. You can find more ways to be well at HarvardPilgrim.org/CountUsIn. As part of the “Well-Together Challenge,” the next thing Sarah and I decided to try together was eating some raw/vegan/healthy food from Life Alive, an “urban oasis and organic caf锝 in Central Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Sarah had heard great things about Life Alive and it seemed right up…

Great news: I had a successful appointment with my “new” primary care doctor today. She’s actually my old primary care doc from when I lived in the city. When I moved to the South Shore a couple of years ago, I switched to one closer to home for the convenience, but, obviously, that didn’t work out. I’m glad my new/old doctor agreed to take me back! My new/old doctor is awesome. She’s warm. She’s kind….

Murphy and I both agree that “Yappier Hour” at the Liberty Hotel was an awesome way to celebrate our birthdays. We both had a fantastic time last night! Over breakfast yesterday morning, Mal and I played 20 Questions to guess what he had planned for my birthday. When I got to question #19 and still hadn’t guessed my birthday surprise, Mal offered to give me a clue. He said: “Everyone on your guest list is…

Last night, I enjoyed a lovely dinner at Red Lantern with some of my favorite lady bloggers: Sarah, Anne, Courtney, Julie, and Maria. The six of us had a great time eating, drinking, and being merry. Red Lantern is a new-ish Asian restaurant in downtown Boston. Apparently, it’s a hot place right now (rumor has it that members of the Red Sox often dine there), so it’s usually pretty tough to get a dinner reservation,…

If you’re a long-time reader of CNC, you know my favorite day of the year is Marathon Monday, the day the Boston Marathon is run. I love it even more than Christmas, Thanksgiving, and my birthday. I’m pretty much obsessed with it, which I explain here and here. To psych us up for the greatest day of the year, I’ve decided to profile runners again on CNC like I did in 2010. (Thanks for the…

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