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Celebrating Hanukkah in Boston

Hanukkah has begun. And while some may observe the holiday with a traditional family get together each of the 8 nights of Hanukkah – not everyone can engage in the same type of celebration they grew up knowing. So how can you take part in the Festival of Lights without spending your days making potato latkes and homemade applesauce on your own? We have two great local options for celebrating Hanukkah out on the town or for bringing the fixings home for a more private observance of the holiday. Read More

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Fluevog: Your Winter Boots Don’t Have to Be Boring

Winter can bring out a host of emotions in Bostonians. Some love the idea of snowflakes falling all around them and may even sneak in a snow angel or two in Boston Commons when the mood strikes. For others, the idea of cold, wind and the inevitable slush has them feeling just plain blue.Fashionistas, men and women alike, are particularly distraught over the coming of winter because... Read More

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No Dirty Dishes: The Top 5 Catering Companies in Boston

‘Tis the season to entertain. Whether you are getting prepared to celebrate with the company crew, deck the halls with family and friends or host a brilliant holiday gala, one thing is for sure: you don’t want to spend your precious time in the kitchen. And with so many breathtakingly fabulous caterers available to make any soiree into a taste sensation, there’s no reason you should have to. Check out the best of the best with Haute Living’s top 5 caterers in and around Boston. Read More

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Amazing Art of the Americas Wing Now Open at MFA

The Museum of Fine Arts has always been an impressive collection of art and artifacts from the world over. The collection, in fact, is so massive and stunning, much of it has spent more than its fair share of time in storage so as to be able to rotate in fresh exhibits throughout the year. But, should you have a favorite you always wished to see, it was often a roll of the dice whether your favorite piece of art would be available for viewing on the day you happened to stop by to peruse the galleries. Read More

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Good to Give: The Top 5 Charities in Boston

Philanthropy feels good. Taking your own good fortune and sharing it with others in need may be the greatest gift you can possibly give, particularly during the holiday season. But with so many charities to choose from, how do you select the best of the best? You know, the non profits that help the most, and can accomplish more than anyone else per dollar. Choosing the right charity can be... Read More

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Child’s Play: The Top 5 Mac and Cheese Dishes in Boston

You know a restaurant has a mac and cheese worth bragging about when it is served as a main entrée, rather than just a side. This is a spot that has put careful time and consideration into the rich combination that makes their mac and cheese tops – a careful blend of handpicked cheeses, perhaps some carnivorous accompaniment and some panko breadcrumbs or oozing butter to top off the calorie laden goodness. So let’s not sacrifice those calories on just any old mac and cheese. Here is Haute Living’s top 5 mac and cheese dishes in and around Boston: Read More

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Get Roasted and Toasted at Boston’s Citizen Public House

While I do love a spur of the moment trip abroad with not even so much as my toothbrush packed (don’t worry, I find one when I land), on occasion there is an advantage to planning an adventure. This one will only take 72 hours notice and won’t leave you jet lag – though you may be sufficiently hung over when all is said and done. Read More

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Cheesy Goodness from Formaggio Kitchen

Perhaps you’ve been asked to bring the cheese and crackers to this year’s Thanksgiving feast. And, of course, you are never one to skimp or bring in just an old ho-hum addition to the festivities. So how do you impress each and every guest with your Maître Fromager skills? Head to Formaggio Kitchen in Cambridge and... Read More

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Southern France Cuisine at Bistro du Midi

Those of us that have traveled extensively know that some of the greatest culinary treasures are found off the beaten path. And while Paris may be a taste maker epicenter, the whole of France offers a wealth of delightful flavor sensations beyond the simple countryside plum and prunes dish. To get a sampling of the beautiful rich simplicity of Southern French cooking, one need only cross the Boston Public Gardens to Bistro du Midi at The Heritage On the Garden. Read More

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