Which stores on/near Newbury Street in Boston should I check out for a non-gown-type wedding dress? [more inside]
posted by heyforfour
on Mar 9, 2013 -
We've only just got our act together to be able to take the same days off work next week - so my husband and I would like to take a quick trip somewhere. BUT - I cant think where to go! We'd be departing from Boston, leaving Thursday anytime, need to be back by sunday noon.
I'd prefer to not have a long drive, or a flight of more than 4 hours, given we dont have a lot of time. I think given the time constraints, we're limited to the east coast USA. But I can't get further than that... Hivemind - help us figure out how to enjoy our first break in a while!
Both of us enjoy going places where there are interesting or historic area to walk around and explore, great food, art galleries to sigh over...
Me: Would love to go somewhere warm.
Him: ability to get outdoors, small towns or rural areas preferred - no big city (so not NYC or DC) [more inside]
posted by darsh
on Mar 7, 2013 -
I am at a meetup in Boston at a German restaurant (Jacob Wirth) and we have been served cornbread as an appetizer, but none of the mefites present thinks of cornbread as a German food. Can anyone tell us if there is some Germanic cuisine connection we are missing here?
Hope us, please -- a half-dozen curious mefites are baffled.
posted by ricochet biscuit
on Feb 28, 2013 -
I've got the chance to spend two years doing research work at a university in either Boston or Philadelphia. I've never been to either city, and I can't visit them before deciding. I'm looking for general impressions of what life would be like in each place. (I've posted some other details inside, but because I'm so ignorant of both places, this is pretty free-form...) [more inside]
posted by Beardman
on Feb 22, 2013 -
I live in Cambridge, MA and share a two-bedroom apt with one roommate. We are women in our early 30's. I've been in the home for 2.5 years, with a different roommate each year. I loved my first two roommates. I invited my current roommate to move in this past Sept (met her through Craig's List) and we're a good fit. I have a sudden, burning urge to move into my own (1 bedroom) apt. Do I ask her permission, or just tell her I'm moving? [more inside]
posted by AlmondEyes
on Feb 12, 2013 -
For the flights that I'm booking between London (UK) and Boston (US), Virgin Atlantic and American Airlines have effectively identical flight times and prices. Can any seasoned pond-hoppers recommend one airline over the other, and tell me why? [more inside]
posted by metaBugs
on Feb 3, 2013 -
Hello. The other Boston area marriage counseling posts are several years old. I hope metafilter can help me find a good marriage counselor.
My husband and have been together for 17 years, married for four years. He is at his wits end dealing with my depression (which I'm currently in treatment for).
We need to talk to someone soon. Please give me some recommendations of good couples counselors.
posted by anonymous
on Feb 1, 2013 -
I'm 24, and I live in the suburbs a half-hour north of Boston. I'm about to get health insurance that includes mental care. I don't know how the private healthcare system works. How should I get a mental-health diagnosis? What doctors and therapists in the area could help me with whatever problems I may have? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Rustic Etruscan
on Feb 1, 2013 -
I'm hosting a football-free celebration of man's finest feathered friend, this Sunday. What owl tributes and puns do I need on the menu, on the television, on the stereo, and as decor? [more inside]
posted by enfa
on Feb 1, 2013 -
Please recommend me your best vacation spots near Boston for an early 30s couple that likes the outdoors, history, trivia, movies, books, and good Italian food -- and prefers a trip that’s a mix of active and lazy. We’ll be in the area for a about a week around Memorial Day and want to know our options beyond the city itself.
posted by commander biscuit
on Jan 31, 2013 -
I am traveling to Wellfleet , Cape Cod for a week this Saturday.
I would like to do a lot of cooking for my aging mother and need to do a healthy shopping on the way from Logan Airport.
I would go into Boston to Whole Circus and Trader Joes, but it is not really on the way.
Where can I go for a good grocery shop, preferably with a decent organic selection, that is in between Logan and Wellfleet, MA
posted by silsurf
on Jan 30, 2013 -
It's 2013, it's the future, it's time to fire lasers into my eyes. Does anyone have any particularly good/bad experiences with offices in the Boston and Brookline area? Did you use Qualsight? [more inside]
posted by Sayuri.
on Jan 28, 2013 -
Can you recommend a jeweler in the Boston metro area who can resize a gold ring for me?
posted by jcrbuzz
on Jan 24, 2013 -
I'm looking for recommendations for lounges in Boston for a birthday party with around 10-15 guests. We'll all be in our early 20s.
Ideally, the place will play livelier music but not blast it to the point where I have to shout to have a conversation.
Price range is pretty flexible. In terms of location, closer to the financial district is preferable, so nothing near Allston, brookline, etc.
This would be for a Saturday night between 8 and 11 PM and I'd like to be able to make reservations.
A decent sized crowd is appreciated, as we don't want to feel like we're the only group of people in the place. [more inside]
posted by 6spd
on Jan 23, 2013 -
I am in the process of moving from my abusive family's house/city to another city with the wages I have saved over the past few years, but I have been unable to choose a city. It would ideally be affordable, and have a supportive environment for artists/illustrators with natural beauty and publishing opportunities. Do any cities come to mind? Any help would be very much appreciated! [more inside]
posted by timespacewheredoifit
on Jan 20, 2013 -
I have NYC-Boston down to a science. Now please help me figure out the other end of my trip to the suburbs in a sane fashion. [more inside]
posted by TravellingCari
on Jan 14, 2013 -
What weather and road issues should I be aware of in my drive from Birmingham to Boston next Saturday, and what sights should I see? [more inside]
posted by bamassippi
on Dec 29, 2012 -
Moving from Alabama to Boston to join a startup. How do I adjust to this new city and the startup culture there? [more inside]
posted by bamassippi
on Dec 16, 2012 -
Please recommend a kid-friendly place for lunch within walking distance of the Boston Ballet. [more inside]
posted by fancyoats
on Nov 28, 2012 -
Where on the north shore of Boston can I buy peat for burning in my fireplace?
posted by eggman
on Nov 25, 2012 -
Please recommend a good mortgage broker for refinancing in the Newton/Brookline MA area. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Nov 10, 2012 -
Help me find the best place for clam chowder for lunch in Boston/Cambridge/Somerville tomorrow, given my conditions! [more inside]
posted by andrewesque
on Nov 5, 2012 -
Can you suggest a good place in the metro-Boston area, preferably downtown Boston or Cambridge, to be having a drink and a snack on Election Night? [more inside]
posted by Countess Elena
on Nov 1, 2012 -
Asking for a friend: What's a good moving company to go from Chicago to Boston with the contents of one bedroom apartment? (Clothes, kitchen stuff plus dining table, bedroom furniture, living room stuff like a big couch and some chairs, a bookcase etc. Might also include the moving of a Honda Civic.)
posted by CrazyLemonade
on Oct 22, 2012 -
I just moved to a big city after graduating college in August. I'm not sure exactly what I want to do, and I'm not the most ambitious or confident person, to say the least. I have a somewhat untreated case of ADD, but I don't take my meds anymore; I'm finding coffee and exercise are much better.
Anyways, I have gotten two different pieces of negative feedback on my phone behavior with people who had the potential to give me a job; they both basically said I sounded unenthusiastic. What is a good way to remedy this? [more inside]
posted by bluelights
on Oct 19, 2012 -
My fiancee and I moved to Chicago from Boston, a couple of months ago, and the both of us are just longing to go back to Boston. We can afford to move back, and she has job prospects out there. Should we go or wait it out? [more inside]
posted by summerteeth
on Oct 18, 2012 -
Looking for a financial advisor/planner (accountant, CFP, something else?) in or around Boston for a married couple with good saving habits (see my previous question
) and a reasonably healthy-sized nest egg. A couple of additional salient details inside. [more inside]
posted by 5845(f)(1)(D)
on Oct 16, 2012 -
I'm a recent transplant and need a new local haunt. Does anyone know of any good homey bars in the Boston or Cambridge area? [more inside]
posted by FatRabbit
on Oct 15, 2012 -
Boston Area student looking for medical help - specifically, I'm developing tinnitus, cloudy vision, and I think maybe my wisdom teeth are coming in. All of these problems are giving me severe anxiety, and I have no idea where to start getting medical treatment. [more inside]
posted by JimBennett
on Oct 11, 2012 -
I'm moving to Boston for a new job in a month, and wondering what's the best way to go about finding a place to live. [more inside]
posted by mammary16
on Oct 4, 2012 -
Can anyone recommend a decent coin dealer in the Boston area. I have a few Peace dollars I would like to sell. Nothing very valuable I know but would just like a quick easy transaction.
posted by Athanasius
on Oct 1, 2012 -
Recommendations for psychiatrists specializing in anxiety, depression, and self-esteem issues in Boston (Financial District)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Sep 27, 2012 -
I need housing for a job starting November-December Lexington, MA. Can you advise this single nerd? [more inside]
posted by tintexas
on Sep 14, 2012 -
Internet in Boston: HELP! I'm getting weak signal in my apartment from my university internet. I bought a signal-enhancing antenna for my Macbook Pro, in order to try to enhance my laptop's reception of the university internet, but it didn't work and I'm not sure why. I'm trying now to decide whether to try again, possibly with another product, or whether to pay for a private provider and which one. Any thoughts would be most welcome! [more inside]
posted by UniversityNomad
on Sep 7, 2012 -
Where in Boston can I enjoy a Scofflaw cocktail?
posted by krisken
on Aug 30, 2012 -
Boston commuter rail double-deckers (bilevel trains). Can anyone confirm which routes and/or times are serviced by double-deckers? Neither the MBTA website nor customer service seems to know. [more inside]
posted by cocoagirl
on Aug 22, 2012 -
Lyme Disease specialist in the Boston area? Asking for a coworker who has been terribly stricken with Lyme in the past year and wants to find someone in Boston who really can help her out. [more inside]
posted by kinetic
on Aug 9, 2012 -