BL2Talking Shop: West Elm’s New Shop-in-Shop

Improper Bostonian, April 17, 2013

“A trip to the market takes on a whole new meaning with the opening of West Elm’s shop-in-shop. The Fenway location, which celebrates its seventh year in August, is now one of eight stores to feature the West Elm Market, a division of the city-chic brand that champions local purveyors of specialty foods, personal care items and kitchen and garden appliances.”



BL3Schooling the Arts: Bidding Wars

Improper Bostonian, April 9, 2013

“If you’ve ever wanted to recreate the MFA’s contemporary wing in your living room, pop by the 24th annual MassArt Auction on Saturday, April 13. This year’s varied sampling of creative minds features more than 300 works of every medium imaginable, including pop art, graphic prints, glass sculpture and jewelry.”



Joke’s on You: Women in Comedy Festival Comes March 21-24

Improper Bostonian, March 20, 2013

“Produced by Massachusetts natives Michelle Barbera, Maria Ciampa and Elyse Schuemran, the fifth-annual event runs March 21–24 and boasts headliners Rachel Dratch, Horatio Sans and Maria Bamford. The three producers got their start in the late ’90s and early ’00s at local clubs like Improv Boston, Improv Asylum and The Tribe.”



 Just Teasing: Salon Mario Russo Launches Monthly Pop-up Beauty Bar

Improper Bostonian, February 26, 2013

“Trying out new beauty trends can conjure up images of dye-jobs gone awry and dated prom up-dos. But the advent of beauty bars means makeovers are becoming social and educational. Salon Mario Russo launched its own monthly series of pop-up beauty bars Friday Feb. 22, introducing new, younger clientele to its styling services in a comfortable and collaborative environment.”



Tricks of the Trade: An Interview with Justin Willman

Improper Bostonian, February 1, 2013

“Magician, Cupcake Wars host and Emerson alum Justin Willman kicks off his national Tricked Out tour at the Wilbur Theatre on Feb. 9.”