Shopping Huron Ave: Hyper Local Gift Guide

I am often reminded how wonderful our neighborhood is as I walk to get a coffee at Sarah’s Market, Hi Rise or Formaggio. The fall leaves are beautiful, the houses as unique and pretty as each different tree. But as I started to put this guide together I was really reminded that everything anyone could possibly want is right here!

For the family cat or dog and your favorite pet owner. Thus is a great place to find something for the animal lover in your family.


At J Miles you will find some great clothes to wear to all those upcoming holiday parties. There is a beautiful selection of jewelry of all styles that will appeal to young and younger (my 6 year old son begged for the stretchy bracelet). Many of the pieces are made by local artisans from gorgeous accessories, gloves, scarves and more.

(to be continued)


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Changing the Way We Eat

This sounds like a wonderful event.

Changing the Way We Eat Viewing Party

TEDX Manhattan’s Changing the Way We Eat is a one day event highlighting the sustainable food movement and the work being done to shift our food system from industrially-based agriculture to one in which healthy, nutritious food is accessible to all. Featuring multiple speakers including activist Laurie David, Slow Food USA president  Josh Viertel, and famed New York chef Dan Barber.

Watch the event live:

Saturday, February 12
Boylston Hall 110 (Harvard Yard)

Free and open to the public.

Come for part of the day or the whole time!

Please RSVP here so we can get enough food:

More information and speaker list:


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Didrik’s 3rd Annual Benefit For Food For Free

Food for Free is a great organization that rescues fresh food from going to waste and ensures that it gets used for the emergency food system.  During the growing season, they grow fruits and veggies to distribute as well.  This food is delivered to low-income Cambridge residents who cannot access food pantries due to illness or disability.

For the past two years, Didriks has hosted a wonderful evening event that benefits Food for Free.  Join Didriks for an evening of bites and conversation in a setting of gorgeous housewares all for a good cause.  Season To Taste, will bring some delectable bites for you to sample while you browse the store for your month of shopping ahead.  For the entire month of February Didriks shows their love with 5% of all sales (online and in store) going towards Food for Free.

You are Cordially Invited to Didrik’s 3rd Annual Food For Free Kickoff Party!

When: Thursday February 3rd, 2011, 5-8pm
Where: Didriks, 190 Concord Ave, Cambridge, MA
What: Refreshments and good times for a great cause!

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Huron Holiday

Okay, I know you are just now recovering from Thanksgiving:  the friends, the family, the food, the shopping, and any possible craziness that may have ensued.  But, whether you are celebrating Chanukah, Christmas or some other winter festival, there are a few quiet days in between to really enjoy the chill in the air and the anticipation and joy of festivities to come.

Huron Village is celebrating with Huron Holiday.  Thursday through Saturday there will be plenty going on.  Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Santa will be at Magic Beans.  Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Santa will be at Gray Mist Studio and then there will be a tree lighting at Marimekko.  From 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Cambridge artists and performers.  On Saturday from 11:30 to 7:00 p.m. Local artists and performers will be entertaining everyone  and from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. you can learn some creative gift wrapping tips at William Henry & Half Crown Furniture.

The event is sponsored by Fresh Pond Market and Cambridge Trust Company.  There are also plenty of savings for all.  Stores will be open until 9:00 p.m.

Happy Huron Village Holidays.


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Gorgeous Gifts in the Mist

Gray Mist is celebrating their 5th Anniversary tomorrow (Wednesday, November 10th) from 3:00 – 7:00.  It seems like yesterday they just opened their first little space that has since expanded twice now.  In fact, 5 years ago this little Nantucket basket studio and gift shop found a home on Huron Ave.

Now five years later and just in time for the season of hostess gifts and gift-giving holidays, they will be debuting some new items as well as some seasoned favourites.

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From Huron Out

The Huron Village Voice is the updated version of a town crier calling out news big and small from here on out.  It is a virtual village bulletin board for what is going on around Huron Ave. and more than that…

…The people make the neighbourhood, so this is the place to share what you are working on, planning, doing, creating, composing, developing and more.  Whether you live here or work here, feel free to share what you are doing.

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