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Monday, February 8, 2016

Date Night at MONROE!

A few weeks ago I ventured to MONROE in Central Square for Tuesday night date night. The Mass Ave restaurant recently re-opened after renovating their dining room, bar, and night club. Marked with a bright neon sign, MONROE is positioning itself as the new Central Square hotspot for classic American comfort food and a bustling international nightlife scene. 

After a quick tour of the new space my date and I were seated for dinner in the rear dining room. Chef Youssef introduced himself and walked us through the menu he created before ordering apps. He sent out an amazing charcuterie plate with various meats, cheeses, fruits, nuts, and other condiments. I love a good charcuterie plate and this is one I would definitely order again. We also ordered the tuna tartare (fresh and beautifully plated) and an order of crispy chicken wings (what can I say, we have diverse palates!)

For dinner I settled on steak with mashed potatoes and a side of asparagus while my better half opted for the pulled pork sandwich. We found it interesting and rather innovative that it was served on an English muffin rather than a traditional bun. Chef Youssef certainly wins points for that one!

Dessert was a decadent chocolate cake and two mugs of Chef Youssefs 'relaxation' green tea spiked with star anise, cinnamon, and saffron. I'm a big fan of green tea so it was a really nice way to end the meal. 

I really enjoyed the food and chatting with Chef Youssef about the menu, his inspiration, and his background. If you find yourself in the area I definitely recommend stopping by for dinner, drinks, and a little dancing!

MONROE Restaurant 
450 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Style Wire & The Next Gentleman Go to the Auto Show!

After last year's trip to the New England Auto Show with SheBuysCars I was excited to head back with The Next Gentleman and see what's new in the industry for 2016. From new safety features such as Teen Drive in the Chevy Malibu, to advanced features like 4G LTE hot spots in SUVs like the Chevy Equinox, tech played a major role in 2016 auto trends. 

As usual, I fell in love with Chevrolet's luxury offerings. The Corvette Stingray is one of my favorite cars closely followed by the sportier Camaro. There's nothing like enjoying a summer day with the top down in a Corvette, though! My only complaint is the Stingray doesn't quite have enough room for all of my shopping while the Camaro definitely does... Decisions, decisions!  

Thankfully, SheBuysCars has lots of great information for ladies shopping for a new ride. Whether you're shopping for a luxury vehicle or simply looking to explore what's out there, they have the information you're looking for to help you pick the best car for your lifestyle. What features do you look for when shopping for a new car? 

You can check out more from our day at the auto show on YouTube and The Next Gentleman

This post was sponsored by SheBuysCars and Chevrolet. All opinions expressed are my own. Thanks for supporting those who support!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

What I Wore: Winter Shopping with Groupon Coupons

It's no surprise that after last year I was in serious need of some new winter gear. My North Face was tired and tattered, my boots look Iike they lost a fatal fight with a yeti, and all of my favorite cashmere sweaters have holes. Thankfully, there are sites like Groupon Coupons that can help you save a little here and there on your shopping sprees.

Take these Sorel Joan of Arctic boots I purchased via With Groupon Coupons you can save 25% and get free shipping on your order. That new coat? You can save 15% with coupons from REI. And for my favorite cashmere sweaters, you can check out discounts and promotions from Ann Taylor on Groupon Coupons. I also love shopping Neiman Marcus Last Call for coats and leggings. Whatever you need, the chances are Groupon Coupons has a discount or promo code for you! 

Primark Coat c/o Primark  //  Lucky Brand Flannel (old, similar)  //  Lucky Brand Brooke Skinny Jeans  //  Michael Kors Beanie  //  Sorel Joan of Arctic Boots c/o ShoeBuy

Tuesday, February 2, 2016


I'm bringing the BOOM to game day-- BOOMCHICKAPOP that is! Lay down those tailgates and crack open a cold beverage cause it's almost Suoer Bowl Sunday! While the Pats won't be participating in Super Bowl 50, the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos will be kicking off to lay claim to America's top title. 

I find that when I bring my own healthy snacks people generally stay away but BOOMCHICKAPOP kind of has the opposite effect. Everyone loves popcorn and BOOMCHICKAPOP can be easily dressed up with herbs and light seasoning a la The Chunky Chef and served in your favorite beer glasses or simply enjoyed straight out of the bag, no fuss necessary. 

Tailgaiting this weekend? BOOMCHICKAPOP made the perfect tailgate snack at this weekends festivities during my outing with Chevy's all new Equinox. We laid down the tailgate, ripped open a bag of BOOMCHICKAPOP and let the good times roll. How are you bringing the BOOM this Sunday? Share your #BringtheBOOM moments on social media for a chance to win one of five Game Day kits. 

This post was sponsored by Linqia and BOOMCHICKAPOP. All opinions expressed are my own. Thanks for supporting those who support! 

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Weekend Wire!

Short and sweet today as I'm heading to Kennebunkport, Maine this morning with some of my favorite Boston bloggers. Matt Simko os Simko says and I will be riding up in a Chevy Equinox. Trust me when I say, you're going to want to be following along with us on social media this weekend! 

Recently on Style-Wire...

...Coming Up on
What I Wore
Staying Motivated in 2016

This Week in Boston...
Chocolate Walking Tour 10:15am-12:45pm January 30
The North Face Free Outdoor Workouts 6:30pm-7:30pm February 2
PMS Presents How To Be Single 6:00pm-9:00pm February 3
Pause for Paws Yoga Event 6:30pm-8:00pm February 4
Extreme Beer Fest 6:00pm-9:30pm Febraury 5

This will be my first trip to Maine and I'm really excited to unwind over some good food with good friends. You can follow along with my New England adventures this weekend on TwitterInstagramPinterest, & Facebook! Followers beware! It's going to make you hungry!