I adore Julia Reed (nod to Bonny B. for the intro). She’s just plain smart and writes informatively, humorously, honestly, and unpretentiously. And speaking of unpretentious, she knows first hand that Boston isn’t solely filled with stuffy, upper crust Harvardites. And Julia “raises a glass” as she documents this in the August issue of Condé Nast Traveler, “Boston Unbuttoned”. It’s a great read, especially if you find yourself in Boston often, as I do; as a matter of fact I’m headed up Wednesday morn for a quick 56 hour visit with the 3 Yelles! And when I leave, Brenton arrives. Yea, they’re running a revolving guest room up there in Southie, well a revolving air mattress anyway! And now I know just the spot for my first cocktail (thanks Julia). And as we’re on the subject of Beautiful Boston Strong, this past spring, March showers brought April flowers to the Boston Public Garden! Brenton and I went up for a visit with those 3 Yelles and enjoyed the Gardens on a particularly glorious Saturday afternoon, Liam in tow, or more accurately, enjoying a ride in Auntie’s arms!