The Boston Calendar Show-What is TBC?

26 Jun

As many of you may have heard (or, maybe you’ve been too busy enjoying the ever so sexy first week of summer), The Boston Calendar Show has come to town and we’re here to help with the most difficult decision you’ll make all week: what to do with your weekend! We’ve got a team of correspondents who scour the city for event’s that we can guarantee don’t suck, and they take turns pitching their ideas to determine where we should send the team to cover it. So..what won this week? Take a look for yourself:

Why It’s Okay to Already Be Thinking About Sunday Funday

18 Aug

The weekend may be over, but the party never ends on Dirty Water TV-which is why nobody would blame you if you’re already plotting your next Sunday Funday. Check out the poster child for party animals everywhere, Dre, as we set a perfect example of how to do Sunday Funday up right.

Newport Monster Shark Tournament

17 Aug

Ever wonder what goes on during Shark Week? See for yourself what (fun) can happen when you add a little Cape Cod Great White Rum to the mix of boating, shark hunting, and a sweet roof deck view.

10 Things Americans Should Know About Dublin

14 Aug

Back in May, I was PUMPED to travel to Europe for the fist time. Destination: Dublin, Ireland. Boyfriend, passports and excitement in tow, I packed my bags and jumped on Aer Lingus for a trip that quite literally changed my perspective on life itself. I learned the fun way the ins and outs of the lush green land-for better or for worse. Here’s what I bestow to you as a traveling gift should you ever hit Dublin.

  1. Buses: They show up when and where they want to, sometimes not at all. They only take coins and DO NOT EVEN TRY walking while it’s moving (unless forced to). This may sound rash, but walking whilst the bus is in motion is worse than catching the MBTA on a snow day.
  2. Don’t pay for the train. Nobody does and nobody cares about it, either. How it stays running is a mystery to me.
  3. Adapters do not work for hair care. Yes, my long blonde locks suffered all through this trip after I damn near set the hotel room on fire trying to heat up my curlers. Apparently, the electrical currents are so different they fried not only my $250 Chi Limited Edition Guitar Hero Straightener but also my Conair Hot Rollers. RIP.
  4. People are nice. Like, unusually nice. If they bump into you, it’s a thousand apologies and very backwards to our culture, this kindness is magnified when they drink. Two girls literally stopped on the street to offer directions to us because my boyfriend and I were looking confused, and it actually inspired me to be kinder to the lost French people I would generally dart around and roll my eyes at in Faneuil Hall.
  5. People in Ireland eat normally. We’ll go out at 10-11:00 and grab some nachos and beer. In Ireland, food does not disrupt the drinking process. Luckily, if you’re starving as we were, they offer “chips” (aka bags of peanuts) from the bar. You’re best off going into the street and getting “takeaway” if you’re at that point where pizza is an absolute necessity.
  6. Hotels do not provide complimentary toiletries. That’s one thing about us Americans, we’re excessive and expect that for what we pay we get free shampoo and loads of lotion to bring back that we’ll most likely never use again. Be prepared here to bring your own, and do your best to cope with the fact that they also do not provide hair dryers or irons.
  7. Everyone in the city swears. EVERYONE. And drinks tea.
  8. Wi-fi and Voxer are your new bffs. Forget about calling cards or burner phones or paying buku money for a Verizon travel plan, just be patient on getting wi-fi (which is free or cheap nearly anywhere). This way, you can pick and choose who you want to talk to, upload photos and not pay for ridiculous plans. But, like one bartender called me out on as I took advantage of his wi-fi, “Get off yer phone. Yer on vacation, lads!”
  9. The amount of attractive males WAY outnumbers the women. Ratio is unbelievable. Unlike a typical Saturday night in America where we dress up like it’s prom every weekend, Irish girls go out casually in flip flops, jeans and messy buns. They don’t give a damn, and feel any need to impress any of the drop dead gorgeous guys all over the place. After all, they’re gonna hit on them either way, right? Somehow, it was possible for ME to be the one out of place in a night club in a dress and heels. Also, It’s f***ing cold. This probably makes sense as to why girls don’t dress up at night. Don’t try to be all adorable like I did, kids, with your cute shorts and skirts with flowy tops that make you look like you just stepped out of a Wanelo ad. This girl did that, and found herself rotating her one pair of “just in case” jeans and khakis every other day. Pants and coats are essential-especially a raincoat. Carry one at ALL TIMES.
  10. They will over feed you. Values there are different; it’s more about good food and spending quality time together. Not so much about a quick, filling meal then back to the grind like we’re used to. That’s partially why we Americans are so miserable-we don’t sit and appreciate each other’s company as often as we should. We’re always in a rush to one up someone and advance before they one up us. Life is a constant race, battle for the highest success. There, life is about memories and quality time with people. One Englishman who spent time there put it best, in a quote that helped to change part of my perspective on life: “In Europe, we work to live. In America, you live to work and go home surrounded by your things. Sitting and watching TV every night with one person is boring. When our days are done, everyone goes to someone’s house and we relax. It’s about company.”

Set On Stone

10 Jun

If you consider yourself a hair stylist, or just someone who enjoys the benefits of having great hair: STOP. EVERYTHING. There is a man on this earth that has been striving to provide the world of hair with the precious gift of nutrients actually IN his styling products, and they smell like a tiny slice of heaven. His name is Mitch Stone, and while you might not know it yet, you owe Mitch a HUGE thank you.

Mitch started his training under the co-founder for Sebastian International Rossella Cusenza, and has since been recruited to style for runway shows by clients such as Giorgio Armani and Adrienne Vittadini. He has styled for productions such as ‘America’s Next Top Model’, ‘Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events’, ‘Iron Man 2’, ‘Planet Of The Apes’ and dozens of other award-winners.

Mitch Stone and his assistant J.R. working on myself and Scarlett Tamburro at Gillette Stadium on Monday.

I had the pleasure of sitting in Mitch’s chair as a hair model on Monday as he and his Emmy-nominated assistant J.R. showed off the phenomenal product line at Gillette Stadium. Surprisingly simple, the impressively down-to-earth Mitch Stone showed us that he only needs a few items for his clients (which include Cameron Diaz, Demi Moore, and Tyra Banks to name a few). In his kit was: a good Mason Pearson, stylists’ comb, and four products: Texturizing Spray, Lustre Drops, Set In Stone Firm Hold Hairspray and Session Spray. The pair worked several styles on model Scarlett Tamburro and I, working their fingers quickly through our long locks to create several different looks with minimal product. The secret ingredient: VComps. 

It might seem dramatic (never said I wasn’t), but I literally tossed my shampoo & conditioner after learning what VComps were and trying it for myself. VComps are “a proprietary blend of carefully-curated vitamins, minerals and oils, swirled together in a lush papaya base”. The papaya part of this blend is actually the best part, as it came not randomly from a lab but from a firsthand experience for Mitch. When he was traveling, he became ill and was cared for by local natives who continued to insist he eat papaya. Within a few hours, Mitch began to feel better and contacted his lab. “What about papaya? What are the benefits?” The rest is history, and I was itching to try it myself after the pair had done such beautiful work on my mane. I found a little bit went a long way with both the shampoo and conditioner. Not only did it smell like what you’d imagine pure luxury would, but my hair felt-I don’t know how else to say this-FULLY washed.

Of course, this line is not for everyone and I’ll admit I’ve become a changed person because of it. You’re looking at a girl who washed her hair with store brand shampoo and conditioner and styled with icky, sticky, DON’T TOUCH MY HAIR spray. Now, I’m set on Stone products that are only available online exclusively through selected salons and prices at $36 for the shampoo/conditioner set or $91 for the entire Absolute Essentials Kit. (This has become one of those things that I’ll brag all day to my girlfriends about, but absolutely NEVER bring up to the boyfriend.) 

Check out Mitch’s website to, as he puts it, “treat yourself”:

Figawi Weekend 2015

27 May

After all of 25 years growing up on Cape Cod, you’d have thought at some point that I’d have made it over to Nantucket for Figawi. Honestly, I’d never really paid too much attention to the Hyannis-based sailing race (despite the fact that it’s been going on since 1972 and anyone who’s ANYONE goes to this thing), but this year I decided was the year. Let me tell you, for a small island, Nantucket sure knows how to throw a PARTY!

From the minute I stepped off the Loose Cannon with my fellow reporters and set foot on the dock, it was a party. The boats tied up next to ours were already pre-gaming and the streets a cobblestone maze of party-goers looking for a bar with a perfect combo of both a good scene and the highest probability of catching a bartender’s attention for a drink. Luckily, we found such a gem at Nautilus and kept the bar hop going so you can learn all the best places to be for next year- including VIP access to the tent party (even if you didn’t score a coveted blue bracelet or a whale hat).

Red Sox Dirty Water Special!

15 May

Miss me at Baseball Tavern with Dirty Water Water TV for the Red Sox special last week? No biggie. Catch highlights in this teaser, and don’t forget to tune in to Dirty Water TV weekends at 11:30PM to see it all unfold.


Jack Daniels Heats Up Kings Boston With Launch Party!

21 Apr

It was cold. It was dreary. It was miserable. I hated everyone and everything that got in my way, and just like the rest of Boston I couldn’t wait for the first day where I could step outside and call myself warm. I couldn’t take one more minute. 

Lucky for me, Dirty Water TV sent me on a hot mission: to test out Jack Daniels Fire Cinnamon Whisky at Kings Boston in Back Bay. From ice luges to bowling and some (#noshame) Taylor Swift dancing, check out what videographer John Field captured of the night when Boston met Jack Fire.

Sunday River: Best Place To Ski (Ever)?

17 Apr

Personally, when I hit the slopes it’s definitely something worth grabbing a camera for. No, not because I’m about to host a segment-because I am absolutely terrible at skiing and there is a 99.9% chance that you will catch a YouTube-worthy fall. Thankfully, the guys and gals over at Dirty Water TV spared me such humiliation and let me stick to talking to people who actually know what they’re doing. In honor of #FlashbackFriday, watch me catch up with some longtime Sunday River skiers who gave me the scoop on the best things to do.

Bobbi Kristina Tragedy

6 Feb
Credit People Magazine

Credit People Magazine

It was a very heart-wrenching 46th birthday for Bobby Brown, sitting in his daughter’s hospital room bedside as she lay in a medically induced coma following a traumatic incident.

Whitney Houston & Bobby Brown’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina ( 21) was found unconscious lying face down in the bathtub of her suburban Georgia home she shares with husband Nick Gordon on January 31. According to reports, a friend of the couple Maxwell Lomas was visiting and had gone to find Bobbi when an Xfinity cable man at the had questions that Lomas was unsure on how to answer. Upon looking for Bobbi Kristina, he found her in her bathtub unconscious and called 911.

Currently, Bobbi Kristina remains in a coma at the Emory University Hospital while investigators try to sort out the facts-down to even if Bobbi Kristina and her husband Nick were legally married and how long she was unconscious. Police had been at her home just days before on January 23rd, however it is currently being regarded as unrelated.

Bobby Brown has spoken out regarding the tragedy, issuing a brief statement:”We continue to request privacy in this matter. Please allow for our family to deal with this matter and give Bobbi Kristina the love and support she needs at this time,” Brown says. On the matter of reports that it was foul play by the husband: “If we issued a statement every time the media published a false report regarding this matter, that’s all we would be doing 24 hours a day. This is false, just as is the vast majority of the other reporting that is currently taking place.”