In the effort of always moving forward we have implemented some new featured to the Boston Cream website in an effort to enhance your shopping experience. To start, our website is now mobile and tablet friendly! Now when you shop on the go, the website is optimized for simple viewing on your phone or tablet. We have also moved away from our former PayPal shopping cart to a new integrated system. The checkout process is now seamless throughout making for a quicker and simpler checkout. Are we missing a feature you would like to see? Let us know so we can further enhance your online experience!
To hear about beautiful brownstones, designer shopping, incredible dining and a roadway grid system that actually makes sense in Boston, one must be describing the Back Bay neighborhood. But did you know that it used to literally be a bay off of the Charles River? In 1857 trainloads of dirt were hauled in from Needham, twenty-four hours a day for twenty-five years straight until 1882. That dirt complied over time and literally became the 570 acres of solid ground that buildings and skyscrapers stand on today. Construction then continued until 1890 when the Fens and Kenmore Square were completed.
The US Olympic Road to Sochi stops in Boston this weekend setting up base camp in the Common. Fans can participate curling, ride down a street luge ramp, navigate a cross-country roller ski course, let a slap shot fly at a hockey net and grab a snapshot on a ski jump or in a bobsled.
Team USA Road to Sochi Tour • January 10-12, 2014 • Boston Common • Free
Just minutes away at the TD Garden Team USA will send fifteen skaters to Sochi at the US Figure Skating Championships. In addition to the Olympic hopefuls, novice and junior level skaters will take to the ice to compete for their respected national titles. To wrap up the festivities Sunday evening the champions from each division take to the ice one last time for The Smuckers Skating Spectacular.
US FIgure Skating Championships • January 5-12, 2014 • TD Garden • $10 & Up
As winter is now in full swing stay up to date with current events and emergent situations by signing up for ALERTBoston. Instantly be notified via text, phone or email regarding severe weather, parking restrictions, road closures, missing persons and evacuations throughout the city. This free service connects you with the first hand information you need to know as a resident, commuter or visitor to Boston.
Have a late night craving or in search of that quick early morning breakfast? The Pour House Bar & Grille is self described as specialists in "great attitude, great pricing and great portions" and they back their claim up with some of the largest dishes and lowest prices in the city. So whether you are catching the game with friends, grabbing a mimosa after the night shift or stumbling in for the weekend brunch, try The Pour House and don't be afraid to be loud.
Small Business Saturday is going strong! Get out and support your local shops and remember to save 40% off of your entire order when you use the code LEGLAMP this weekend at www.boston-cream.com/shop.
We hope you had an incredible Thanksgiving with your family and friends, as the holiday season is officially kicked off! Take 40% off your entire purchase this entire weekend from Black Friday all the way through Cyber Monday by entering the code LEGLAMP at checkout.
With Thanksgiving just a week away, now is the time to start planning your travel arrangements if you haven't already. With Wednesday the 27th set to be the busiest travel day of the year, leave the city on Tuesday if possible to save a headache. If using public transit be sure it plan extra time for cabs, long waits for security screenings at Logan, expect overcrowded station platforms on the T and prepare to stand on the commuter rail. If driving, add an extra hour or two on top of the busiest commute you've experienced all year when taking major highways and roads out of the city. Better yet, you could always stay and have Thanksgiving dinner at Davio's or Post 390, but book those reservations now.
Did you know that Boston's tallest building and largest mirror was once known as the Plywood Palace? During the construction of the John Hancock Tower, entire window panes would suddenly pop out of place in heavy wind and come crashing down to the sidewalk below. Sidewalks were closed and college students were hired to literally stand back and call out when one of the 500 pound panes was about to fall. Before every single window was replaced in 1973, those that fell out were replaced by 4' x 11' sheets of plywood, giving the tower it's new nickname.