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A ‘Peachy Beachy’ Cocktail on the Rocks

A ‘Peachy Beachy’ Cocktail on the Rocks

Packing up your beach bag for the weekend and wondering what to toss into your Yeti? A 'Peachy Beachy' is wicked easy to whip up, takes advantage of the most luscious fruit of the season and is totally DELISH, aka ~ total score! The 'Peachy Beachy'  is a quick mix of...

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Billy Joel Hits A Fenway Park Grand Slam

Billy Joel Hits A Fenway Park Grand Slam

Billy Joel rocked-out of his covid-induced performing-hiatus Wednesday night.  Even before *'The Natural'  talent stepped on stage his fans were in a fevered pitch. The venue was a classic match-up of greats. The "Green Monster' of Fenway Park framed the 'New York...

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“Leader of the Band”;  Pat DeRosa’s Touching Life Story

“Leader of the Band”; Pat DeRosa’s Touching Life Story

If your heart has felt the soft-rock lyrics of Dan Fogelberg's song "Leader of the Band" you have a sense for Patricia DeRosa Padden's commitment to honoring her 99 year old dad's legacy. To hear her sing his praises is to listen to a love story. Her phrasing is...

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A Perfect Summer Romance, Hydrangeas &  Pinot Grigio

A Perfect Summer Romance, Hydrangeas & Pinot Grigio

Ahhhh hydrangea season, those big blue mop heads are a signature of long warn summer days. Without being fussy they brighten corners from city scopes to seashores. As buds go, they're as cool as a summer time romance can be. If they inspire you to sit and chill...

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Wimbledon Finals, Two Hunks & a Frozè

Wimbledon Finals, Two Hunks & a Frozè

Tradition is part of Wimbledon.  There's simply no reason to change a good thing when the good things include strawberries, cream  ~ and two gorgeous hunks! A traditional Breakfast at Wimbledon calls for a proper dish of ripe strawberries to be served with cream....

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Tennis ~ It’s about the LOVE baby!

Tennis ~ It’s about the LOVE baby!

Ranked # 1 in the world, 25 year old Ashleigh Barty of Australia, a member of the Ngaragu people, won the Women's Finals at Wimbledon today. Her opponent was 29 year old Karolína Pliškosá of Czechoslovakia. The court-contest was a nail-biter. Both women relied on...

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First Lady Jill Biden Let’s Fashion Make a Holiday Statement

First Lady Jill Biden Let’s Fashion Make a Holiday Statement

Kicking off the holiday weekend in style, Jill Biden marked her first 4th of July as First Lady at Portland Head Light in Maine's historic Fort Williams Park. Rocking the look of an All-American girl, the 70 year old made a fitting fashion statement even before she...

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Father’s Day Cocktails ~ the ‘Wicked Easy’ Way

Father’s Day Cocktails ~ the ‘Wicked Easy’ Way

'Wicked' is the way we live in Boston. It's more than a word, it's a state of mind.     The Boston Red Sox are a wicked good major league baseball team ~ especially this year.     Some summer nights in Boston can be wicked scorch~a's   Even...

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For Flag Day, A Red, White and Blue Berry Sparkler!

For Flag Day, A Red, White and Blue Berry Sparkler!

This little sparkler can brighten any day, but it's especially fun when you're honoring Flag Day. It doesn't really need a recipe. It's a splashy mix of iced sparkling water, garnished with red and blue berries. Of course, if you add your favorite white wine, even...

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JAWS returns….with a Deep Dive into Your Wildest Dreams.

JAWS returns….with a Deep Dive into Your Wildest Dreams.

What if we put JAWS, the summer movie of all summer movies, through our Wildest Dreams time-machine, and it reimagines the allegorical version of " The Old Man and the Sea" as a tale with a very different tail? How 'bout the shark doesn't devour the Martha's Vineyard...

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“V” is for Vanilla, Vaccinations,and Victory over Covid!

“V” is for Vanilla, Vaccinations,and Victory over Covid!

Surviving Covid-19 has been one of our Wildest Dreams. The CDC recently relaxed regulations. And, because much of our population has acquired immunity~it's time we begin to relax too! This twisted mix of vanilla vodka, ginger-ale and sprite has the medicinal capacity...

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Are your Wildest Dreams Ready for a Raspy-Rita?

Are your Wildest Dreams Ready for a Raspy-Rita?

Raspy-Rita is the kind of cocktail that makes a girl comfortable committing to a liquid diet! There's something soul-satisfying when really ripe fruit crashes over Kosher crystals. In a way it's similar to the mystical nexus between the end of one season and the...

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