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Brains & Beauts of Boston

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In this holiday season of giving, I remember how much love, inspiration, and laughs our friends, and especially our girlfriends, give us everyday.  This fall, I hosted a dinner called “Brains & Beauts of Boston” to celebrate some of the incredible ladies that I have met in my short time in Boston. I wanted them...

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Chocolate Covered Cranberry Coconut Macaroons

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Last week, we were invited to our friend’s house for his annual Seder dinner. Although this was only my third Seder dinner, it has become something I look forward to every spring. I don’t know many of the stories or the symbolism in the religion, but I love how the meal is filled with rituals...

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Brought to Life

Eight months ago today we were hanging string balls in the barn, putting the finishing touches on the grill, and stringing twinkly lights to the tent. We checked things off our list and added even more things we forgot, all while trying to enjoy the moment. Then, the big day finally arrived. Our wedding day...

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The Third Winter Meal

As the days darkened and the end of year came near, we prepared to host our third and final dinner series meal. We planned and prepared, visited new grocery stores, and tried to make a meal that would help us usher in the coming winter. It has become kind of a tradition to include a...

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Dinner in the Dark: Workshop Meal 2

For all the past meals for my thesis project, light has played a significant role in creating the desired atmosphere within the space. The light was a way of directing the visual emphasis in the space, giving your eyes a place to rest and telling them when something was important. But for this meal, we...

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Dia de los Muertos Fiesta

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Join us on a journey underneath the street for delicious drinks and a ceremonial feast erasing the lines between our bodies and the spirits that we meet. Down below the streets, the air is damp and warm. Time stands still because it is always dark. The noise of the busy street above is drowned out...

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The World’s Kitchen Table

Better late than never, right?  Well, I hope you’ll forgive me because I believe my studio project from last quarter is the closest thing we’ve come to integrating food and architecture! Let us know what you think! For this project, I focused on how American society has diminished the importance of eating and preparing food together,...

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