SARMA

SARMA

I think the first thing I asked was, “What does ‘sarma’ mean?” Pantea (my roommate) pointed to the top of the menu. It means a small portion of food that is wrapped up, or rolled, or enveloped, meant to be bite sized and shared. “An embrace,” the menu said. Never has a name been more appropriate.…

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OLIVES & GRACE

You know when you meet someone new and you immediately click? That’s how I felt when I first met Sofi Madison of Olives & Grace. Something about her spirit draws people in, which is perhaps why her store is so successful. Boasting the tagline “a curtsy to the maker,” Olives & Grace showcases boutique goods from…

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THE GROMMET POP-IN

Just in time for holiday shopping, The Grommet is opening their first-ever Pop-in Shop! If you’ve never heard of The Grommet, you’re missing out. Based in Somerville, Massachusetts, The Grommet acts as an initial voice for makers who have yet to launch their products on a large scale. Specifically, they specialize in showcasing handcrafted, American made products.…

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FLOCK – SOUTH END SERIES

Boston’s South End is a colorful, cultured neighborhood, filled with storied brownstones, local businesses, and renowned restaurants. It’s no wonder that when Marriott and American Express teamed up for their Shop Small Pop Up program, they included three local shops from my favorite part of Boston. The goal is to expose travelers to the local businesses and give them the opportunity to…

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LEKKER HOME – SOUTH END SERIES

Boston’s South End is a colorful, cultured neighborhood, filled with storied brownstones, local businesses, and renowned restaurants. It’s no wonder that when Marriott and American Express teamed up for their Shop Small Pop Up program, they included three local shops from my favorite part of Boston. The goal is to expose travelers to the local businesses and give them the opportunity to…

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GRACIE FINN – SOUTH END SERIES

Boston’s South End is a colorful, cultured neighborhood, filled with storied brownstones, local businesses, and renowned restaurants. It’s no wonder that when Marriott and American Express teamed up for their Shop Small Pop Up program, they included three local shops from my favorite part of Boston. The goal is to expose travelers to the local businesses and give them the opportunity to…

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