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Add These Apartment-Friendly Houseplants to Your Must-Grow List

Thinking about welcoming a new addition to your household—one with roots and leaves? Plant parenthood can certainly be rewarding, especially when you’re staying home most of the time. If you’re just getting started, here are a few plants that can thrive in your apartment.   Jade. This simple succulent with scarlet-tinged leaves barely needs to be…

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Russo’s: A One-Stop Shop for Groceries Near Watertown Mews

If you've been spending your quarantine perfecting your at-home cooking skills, you’re going to love Russo’s. Reminiscent of a city market you’d find in other countries, you’ll find rows and rows of fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as vendors like a butcher and cheese shop, florist, and bakery. It’s a one-stop-shop for fresh, gourmet ingredients…

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Find Valentine’s Day Sweets at The Danish Pastry House in Watertown

Whether you’re celebrating solo, with a galentine, or with a sweet someone, a trip to The Danish Pastry House is in order this Valentine's Day! Start your Feb. 14 with pastries and end it with sweets, because then you won’t have to decide what to order—just get a little bit of everything.  Favorite morning pastries include the cinnamon brioche…

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Winter Workouts

Working out in the warm months was pretty easy, even with gym closures and other restrictions. The great outdoors always beckoned with sunshine and balmy breezes, inviting you to go for a run or maybe join an outdoor fitness class. But with the colder temperatures moving in, staying active has become more challenging. Here are…

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Sip Coffee Crafted From Ethically Sourced Beans at Intelligentsia Coffee Watertown Coffeebar

Intelligentsia Coffee’s Watertown Coffeebar has quickly become a local staple over the past few years. Beyond delicious coffee, they also serve up an incredible story. This small national chain was started by two coffee lovers who wanted to bring better coffee to the city of Chicago after a move from San Francisco. Their passion led to…

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Now Open Near Watertown Mews: Fastachi, an Artisanal Nut Shop

Far too few people truly appreciate the humble nut. Almonds and cashews, peanuts and pecans, hazelnuts & walnuts—there’s a nut (or legume) for every occasion.  Nut lovers are sure to rejoice, then, when they learn of Fastachi, an artisanal roasted nut shop that’s expanded from its Boston roots to right here in Watertown. At Fastachi, you…

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Set Yourself Up for Holiday Cookie Success With These Kitchen Organizing Tips

Getting into the holiday spirit in your home? Perhaps your annual traditions include baking! Before you whip up the first batch of cookies, you might want to rearrange the kitchen to make the process a bit easier. These expert tips can help. Stow spices on a turntable. Turntable, Lazy Susan, whatever you call it, these…

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Authentic Italian Fare Is on the Menu at Porcini’s in Watertown

How many times in the last few months have you poured some jarred sauce over undercooked spaghetti and called it dinner? When you’re ready for an authentic Italian meal, turn to Porcini’s. This rustic eatery has the Mediterranean food you crave and the complex flavors that are so hard to duplicate at home. Enjoy lobster ravioli,…

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Experience Holiday Cheer at the Greater Boston Celebration of Lights

Festive lights abound at the Greater Boston Celebration of Lights in Waltham! Dive into the holiday cheer when you drive through one mile of glittering holiday magic. Buy your tickets online ahead of time and enjoy this winter wonderland safely inside your vehicle. Your pets can even ride along inside with you! Tune into an…

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