LET­TER FROM THE ED­I­TOR-IN-CHIEF

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Ques­tion #1: Why the hell do I live in a part of the coun­try where it’s hot and sunny eight weeks max? Ques­tion #2: Would I ap­pre­ci­ate the hot and sunny days as much if they were an ev­ery­day oc­cur­rence? Ques­tion #3: Why does weather make such a dif­fer­ence in the life ex­pe­ri­ence? Ques­tion #4: Is there life on other plan­ets? (I just al­ways ask that.)

What I con­cluded is: This is not worth los­ing sleep over (ex­cept for the aliens is­sue). What is worth think­ing about is… well, not think­ing so much. Each sea­son in Boston bears en­chant­ing fruit. The trick is to be mind­ful enough to em­brace the bounty. This sum­mer? Oh man, it’s a sweet sur­ren­der. For me, it be­gins with an an­nual long and very much solo walk on Crane’s Beach on the first truly hot early morn­ing of the sea­son. It is spon­ta­neous and se­cret. I splash my bare feet around in the surf’s edge, and dig around for cool shells. No one knows where I am or what I am do­ing. It’s a trippy lit­tle feel­ing.

From then on, it’s a full charge to all things hot and sunny. There shall be pic­nics on the Es­planade, con­certs at the Hatch Shell, sun­ning atop the The Colon­nade roof pool, din­ing al fresco at Porto, and pedi­cab­bing it to the North End for gelato. Per­sonal and spe­cial, they are my mag­i­cal mo­ments of sum­mer.

May you all dis­cover your se­cret sum­mer. Do let me know if you spot any lit­tle green men.

An­drea Hal­l­i­day of Table & Tulip de­signed my gor­geous top­per for Party in the Park, which I hap­pily showed off to my host and friend, Al­li­son O’Neil; with Pierce Boston sales and mar­ket­ing man­ager Su­san McLaren at our Home Is­sue bash at the Boston De­sign Cen­ter.

lisa pier­pont

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