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How are you surviving the winter

how to survive a boston winterI hate to be a jerk to those who live in colder climates, but the winter weather will not be ending anytime soon.   To help you avoid a case of the winter blues, this past fall I wrote a five part series outlining how to survive a Boston winter.

Included in my list of tips were suggestions like, booking a trip to go some place warm; finding yourself a cuddle buddy; and tips on how chocolate can help. However it was my fourth tip in the series that I suggest you seriously consider and give a try: visit the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

Aside from the Gardner being a beautiful place, the museum has a tiny garden that has flowers and grass.  Sit by the courtyard (preferably on a sunny day) and let the sunlight filter down to the ground level.  Enjoy the smell of the grass and flowers, and look at all the colors.  Trust me when I tell you this is some of the best therapy you can get in Boston to fend off a bad case of the winter blues.



new england weather, winter, snowI love Boston but sometimes this city can really be a tough place to love.  I’m sure all you skiers are thrilled with this forecast.  Thank goodness I have sun and warmth in my near future.

How much wine

winter snow storm, junoI love this picture that has been making the rounds on Instagram.   It  accurately depicts my sentiments (even if the amount of wine seems questionable).

My only beef with the image is that the circle of 15 cases should probably hover between NYC and Boston since southern New England appears to be braced for some of the largest total snowfall and biggest wind gusts.  I feel adequately prepped with my four bottles of red wine.  Are you ready?

Winter storm Juno is a dick

Winter Storm JunoOh crap… it looks like everyone just south of Boston will hit the jackpot with more than 2′ of snow (if weather forecasts are accurate).

I’ve enjoyed the nearly snow-less winter here in Boston.  I’m going to keep on thinking about my pending trip to the Grand Cayman in early February and ignore this forecast.

If I could turn back time

September 28 2014 BostonWhat a difference a week can make? Remember last weekend? Where’d all that wicked awesome weather go?

How to survive a Boston winter

For the past few years, I’ve been writing posts in the fall to help people prepare for the oncoming winter.  Earlier this week I shared two tips: BosGuy Tip #1: Book a vacation now and BosGuy Tip #2: Find a cuddle buddy.

Hot cocoaBosGuy Tip #3: Chocolate.  For those who don’t know me, I think chocolate is the cure for everything, and when the winter blues come – nothing fends them off better than a deliciously rich mug of steaming hot chocolate.  Boston has a number of truly delicious purveyors of hot chocolate. Turn it into an afternoon activity with a good friend if you are still on the hunt for securing a cuddle buddy (Unsure what I’m talking about? Read Tip #2.)

I know who makes my favorite cup of hot chocolate in Boston, and I visit them regularly in the winter.  Do you have a favorite selected? Do your research – don’t waste your money and calories on inferior hot chocolate.

How to survive a Boston winter

For the past few years, I’ve been writing posts in the fall to help people prepare for the oncoming winter and yesterday I shared my first tip, BosGuy Tip #1: Book a vacation now.

snuggle buddy

Cuddle Buddy Material

BosGuy Tip #2: Find a cuddle buddy. Since we can’t all afford to fly away every week, one needs a more practical if not economical option as well.  For this reason I strongly recommend identifying a cuddle buddy.

Not only can this help keep you warm during those colder months, but it has a number of other benefits that I don’t care to get into detail on this blog but probably are evident to my readers.  Summer is now over and hibernation is far more fun (not to mention warmer) with another.