That Most Excellent Accessory, The Boston Bag

It has long been said that the requisite possessions of every true Bostonian are a Boston Bag, a subscription to the Transcript and a high moral purpose. Emilie Loring walked each morning from her home on Beacon Hill to the fifth floor of the Boston Athenaeum where she wrote.  She brought her materials with her–rough draft, … More That Most Excellent Accessory, The Boston Bag

Happy Independence Day with a Glance at History

Independence Day, the Fourth of July: a day of concerts, fireworks, cookouts and family gatherings. It’s one of the most celebratory of days, and whether or not we consciously think about its origin in the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the day is given over to celebrations of the American spirit. Families who trace … More Happy Independence Day with a Glance at History

Then and Now in the Boston that Emilie Loved

    The first time I visited Boston, I stayed at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel on Arlington Street, a bit south of the Public Garden.  An elegant affair from yesteryear, it had the right atmosphere for discovering “all things Emilie”–uniformed doormen, plush carpets, chandeliers, and afternoon tea served daily.  It felt right.  After exploring … More Then and Now in the Boston that Emilie Loved

Guest Post: I wanted to be the heroine in her novels

Lisa Greiner’s guest blog takes us back to those first readings of Emilie Loring’s books  and shares the enthusiasm that drove her to learn more about their author.   How old were you when you read your first Emilie Loring book?  Do you remember which one it was?  Was it set in the big glittering city of … More Guest Post: I wanted to be the heroine in her novels