My first foray into online dating was a boy I call Nemo. We met on Plenty of Fish, get it? Anyway… I change the names to protect the nice people who deign to go out with me.

Nemo had a great opening message to me. Most people were saying “hi” or “hello” or “what’s up” or my personal favorite “Hello my Queen”. Nemo actually spoke TO me. He said:
• A. You look familiar
• B. Why were you walking down that street in your pictures?
The picture he refers to is one of my profile pics of me walking down 5th St in Southie. Right in front of his childhood home.

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Hi I’m Harry, I like old things – especially old things people throw out. Dressers, shelving, cabinets, lamps, tables, chairs – basically anything that can be refinished or reused in one way or another. I’ll be sharing different pieces I’ve made in the past and some DIY tips, that with a little elbow grease and creativity can help save money and recycle at the same time.

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He’s tall, smart, athletic, and handsome, has a quick wit and a winning smile — exactly the kind of guy you’d picture as a Senior Vice President in a big company — not the kind of guy you’d picture as having a potentially disabling disease.

Liam Kennedy, 39, a Babson College graduate and soccer player was living his dream six years ago. He had a great job at Bain Capital in Boston, a lovely wife-to-be, Jennifer, loyal family and friends. Then he found out he had multiple sclerosis.

“It wasn’t what I expected to hear as a relatively healthy 33 year old,” Kennedy said of his diagnosis. “I was pretty lost, I was confused, I was mad. I wasn’t at the greatest point of my life.”

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Autumn’s most iconic piece is undoubtedly the knit sweater. It can be paired with just about anything in your closet, making that summer skirt last that much longer. Lucky for us, California brand For Love & Lemons is debuting their Knitz collection for fall 2014.

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The Boston Convention & Exhibition Center has added a one of a kind interactive outdoor space to its real estate on D Street in the South Boston Waterfront. The “Lawn on D” is now open to the public and styleboston was there to take part in the opening day festivities.

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Mayor Marty Walsh and Executive Director Jim Rooney play bocce.

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kennedyA high school friend was driving me to the airport at the end of my recent visit with her. After having just seen one of THE all time movie tearjerkers ever made, The Fault in Our Stars, she said she was going to have to have a conversation with her daughter about the fact that there “are no Augustus Waters in this world.”  For those of you who have missed this literary tome, Augustus Waters is the boy in the story who falls in love with the girl and is romantic beyond that of men of his age.  Or any age for that matter.  For me, it was Lloyd Dobbler holding a boom box in the rain.  We all have that guy – that Prince Charming like character that we have looked for (and maybe found) our whole life.  My friend thinks this is wrong and that this kind of expectation will set up her daughter to fail, or to be alone, or to be constantly disappointed.  I understand her thought, but I couldn’t disagree more.  Why can’t we aim for Augustus, Lloyd, Romeo… whomever?

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During the summer meet festivities at the Saratoga Race Course, the thoroughbreds are the stars who pack the small town of Saratoga Springs with horse racing enthusiasts and tourists. But after the last race of the day, the restaurants and bars become the main attraction, and finding great food and a party is easy.  Just keep in mind that most places during this time of year are very busy, but getting a table isn’t impossible.Michele Patsos

The brightest stars among the numerous options are Prime at Saratoga National and Sperry’s.  If you want to rub elbows with celebrities, horse owners, trainers and jockeys, these are the spots…

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Some people are born this way. HORSE CRAZY! I was certainly one of them, with emphasis on the word crazy.

I just returned from one of the most glamorous aspects of the horse world and the amazing thing is its only 3 ½ hours outside of Boston.  I’m talking Saratoga Springs, NY. http://www.nyra.com/saratoga/, where for an intense six week period some of the top horses in the world compete for millions of dollars.

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Sally Taylor opened her Consenses exhibition, which incorporates the work of 144 artists, on Martha’s Vineyard with a VIP dinner at the Chickemmoo farm that featured Sally performing with Seth and Josh Larson, whose work is featured in the show. After the set with the Larson brothers, Sally performed with Charlie Colin, bassist and founding member of Train, and Danny Beissel, founding member of Foster Children.Christy Cashman-Sally Taylor

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I’ve never been a blogger; never thought I would, but here goes nothing. I’ve been doing some things in my life lately that I’ve never tried before. New things, things that I never knew I wanted to do. One of them is meditating. It’s actually really, really, really difficult. I find that when I close my eyes and try to focus on clearing my mind, it’s possibly the hardest thing I’ve ever done. I don’t think I have one breath rotation before I have to start over again.

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Yep, it’s true.  After breaking up with my boo 9 mos ago, I’ve decided to jump back into the dating pool.  And by jump I mean poke a very cautious toe into the most passive form of dating – the online kind.  I  tried eHarmony once while on vacation, after the breakup and two bottles of wine.  It was a “free weekend” so I thought why not!  After an hour of answering inane questions and one more glass of wine, I got this…

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Terri Stanleystyleboston creator Terri Stanley takes her mission of covering lifestyle stories very seriously. Since launching styleboston in 2009 as a 30-minute television show, Terri has expanded the brand to new horizons. She knows that Bostonians’ interests are global and this online community brings together voices from Boston and beyond.

Read more about Terri Stanley on the official styleboston website here.

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Jan SaragoniJan Saragoni is usually so busy running her eponymous public relations and communications firm that trying to schedule a photo shoot proved impossible. That’s why we had to snap this shot of her in her “casual Mondays” garb shortly after she left her firm’s headquarters, which also double as the second floor of her Cambridge residence. A Boston native who initially trained as a reporter, Jan knows every short cut from here to there and can rattle off every hotspot, former hotspot and the site of every great news story or moment of history along the way. Unfortunately, she drives like she is from Boston and has yet to offer a reasonable explanation as to why her closest friends and family members refer to her as “Jane” or “Janie.”  She is fluent in Italian, and holds an Italian passport, which makes it all the more confusing why she owns a home on the Greek island of Hydra. The styleboston.tv staff has learned that she has been asked by friends in the publishing world — who should know better — to consider writing a book or travel piece about her Hellenic adventures.  Jan has suggested “Under the Trojan Sun” as a possible title and can’t understand why that might not be as clever an idea as she thinks it is.

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Carol-BeggyCarol Beggy has a big Rolodex (remember those?) and is not afraid to use it. She loves books and other Old World pursuits but lives totally in the modern world where you carry a thousand books on your e-reader. A former reporter and editor at the Boston Globe, Carol is currently working with Bill Brett on his book “Boston: Irish” due out in Fall 2014. It is their fifth collaboration. She likes pina coladas, dancing in the rain and talking to people on elevators about what they are reading.

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Kennedy-ElseyKennedy is a smarty pants. Every morning she shows off her knowledge of all things pop culture during “Can’t Beat Kennedy,” everyone’s favorite part of the “Karson and Kennedy” show on Mix 104.1.  When she’s not on air she’s hanging out at the L Street Tavern, sneaking her dog Elvis onto M Street Beach for a game of catch, or checking out the incredible music scene in Boston.  Newly single, she’s dived into the world of online dating and has determined she is very bad at it, but knows it’s funny to watch.  She loves a good adventure, fears nothing but tinfoil, and wants to try everything once.  And the fun stuff twice.  “And I’m serious about the tin foil,” she says.

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Emily RooneyEmily Rooney is an enthusiastic lover of vintage cars and boats – particularly the ones that go fast. It’s an area her nightly television program, “Greater Boston” on WGBH, doesn’t cover too often, so weekends you might find her at Larz Anderson Park’s “Cars and Coffee” or up at the family lake home in the Adirondacks. She also describes herself as a “shopper” – one who’s aware of what’s kinky, kooky, or just plain cool. She’s also current on the restaurant scene and makes the rounds on the charity circuit. You can catch Emily Rooney Monday-Friday at 7pm on Channel 2 or tune in for her infamous “Emily’s List” Fridays at 1:00 on 89.7 WGBH-FM.

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Christy CashmanChristy Cashman is a renowned chicken farmer and a vitamin taker. She won the corn-hole championship at her family reunion in 2011 and 2012 (women’s division).

Her undiagnosed personality disorders are important to her and a delight to her family and close friends. She prefers motor boats to sail boats because they’re more fun. She can often be found motor boating in sail boats.

A failed smoker, she ruminates and germinates story ideas, but rarely incubates unless it’s chicken eggs. Although fame continues to elude her, she wears dark sunglasses and a hat just in case.

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Steve DiFillippoFormer chef turned restaurateur, Steve DiFillippo is Boston’s food aficionado and hospitality guru. When he’s not selling his popular spring rolls on QVC or appearing on “The Today Show” or the like, the owner of the Davio’s Restaurant Group is traveling around the country and inspiring other restaurateurs with the art of hospitality.

Steve takes you on a culinary ride with each episode of “Dish It Up” on styleboston. Explore the hottest new restaurants, chefs, foods, wine by the barrel, and more. At Davio’s, their motto is “It’s All About the Guest.” Be his guest on styleboston.

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Tony CoreyTony Corey was born in the wrong country and the wrong century and truly believes The Great Gatsby was written about him. He is passionate about horses, fine art, fine dining – and vodka martinis. He is a successful designer of men’s accessories and loves his custom suits, though he can often be found knee-deep in horse manure.

A bon vivant and man about town (& country), Tony is also a regular on the Boston philanthropy circuit supporting a host of charities. He loves interior design and real estate and follows both the way some Bostonians follow the Red Sox. “Whether it be a tuxedo or fatigues, I love working with styleboston it as allowed me to cover everything under the sun, which is good because I like to keep my tan going even in the Boston winters.”

Check out Tony’s custom designs here

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Bryan MargacaBryan Margaca is a D.P./Independent Cinematographer with over a decade of experience telling stories around the world behind the lens. Shooting and lighting in a variety of production settings – commercial, indie narrative, documentary, fashion broadcast segments, corporate, multi-cam events, and many more. Offering full creative and efficient shot quality through V-Neck Media. Brooklyn based. Boston raised. 2013 New England Emmy Award Winning Production. Looking to be inspired and impressed.

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