There’s a bitter wind whipping through the streets, and the sun is just starting to creep up behind the mounted bronze George Washington overlooking the intermittent traffic of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Yet Dan Layo and Suzanne Allaire are already running determinedly up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Since October, through the polar vertex, and including workouts on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, Philadelphia’s chapter of the nonprofit fitness group November Project has held a free, open-to-all workout at 6:25 a.m. every Wednesday on the Art Museum steps.
Read my article on Philly.com and in The Philadelphia Inquirer.
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.
My latest Weekender design and travel feature for Boston Home Magazine’s Winter 2014 issue.
This feature was a blast to write, and covers seven destination weddings (or weekend getaways) in some of New England’s best locations. The feature can be found in the Fall/Winter 2013 issue of Boston Weddings. Thanks to all the planners and vendors whose incredible talent helped put this together!
Boston‘s “Best Places to Live” issue, March 2013, is on the shelves. Proud of everyone’s work on this and proud to have contributed. Check out the digital magazine here: bostonmagazine.com.
(photo courtesy of Xavier High School)
Andrew Kiare Mumbi grew up in villages and markets outside of Nairobi, Kenya, but now he lives in Brooklyn. He wanted to pursue his education in the U.S. Through the diligent efforts of Mark Orrs, a PhD in the sustainable development program at Columbia University and a professor at Lehigh University, as well as through the generosity and open-mindedness of Xavier High School and sponsor family Joe Schrank and Laurie Dhue, Andrew is now doing exactly that. Xavier just published an interview with the newest member of their class of 2017, called “The Longest Commute to Xavier.” It’s inspiring that these kinds of broad cultural leaps can be made when people are passionate about making them happen. Thanks to everyone involved with Andrew and with nonprofit organization Harambee USA, which continues, despite all obstacles and odds, to make things happen.
To learn more about the Harambee USA Foundation, which is 100% volunteer-staffed, visit harambeeusa.com.