3 Ways To Decorate For The Holidays With Succulents

succulentdecor-diyfriendly-1000There are reasons to choose evergreens for holiday decorating. It’s a familiar tradition, and they look magical all lit up. But too often, seasonal fir, spruce, and pine are laden with toxins and tossed right after the celebrations are over. Instead, this winter learn how to deck the halls with living, organic greenery: You can use well-placed succulents to spiff up your dinner table, add life to a snowy windowsill, and make funky DIY gifts. Here’s my guide to using them to decorate.

“Old Story” poem published in Eunoia Review

“…Just the feeling, in the suburbs, over coffee, over pavement,
that I didn’t know him at all,
and that I would cease to exist if I left him now.
Just the same old banal love story,
older than Europe and concrete and cuneiform,
that makes every country song a prophecy.”

Read the full poem at Eunoia Review.

Girders, abstract sculpture and Philly Jesus in LOVE Park: A run through the ‘Museum Without Walls’ (part two)

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You’ve brought tourist friends to PAFA’s giant paintbrush, giggled when Kid Hazo decorated it as a poop emoji, and dodged tourists taking photos in front of the Love sculpture. That’s enough, right?

In the second part of Billy Penn’s effort to get up close and personal with public art (read part one here), I did the Association for Public Art’s Museum Without Walls tour, which is pretty much what it sounds like.

Read part two here.

Q&A with Dance Pro Leon Turetsky

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Loved getting to know Leon for this Q&A on dancing, teaching, and couples taking lessons for their wedding dance.

Flights of Fancy – my latest travel picks for Boston magazine

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For this issue of Boston Weddings, I wrote about unconventional honeymoon/travel destinations that are an easy direct-flight from Logan airport. Now can I just visit all of them? No proposal required.