MarketStreet in Lynnfield Offers Something for Everyone

This past weekend, I was invited to experience a sampling of what MarketStreet, one of the largest open-air marketplaces in the Greater Boston area, has to offer.

Living just south of Boston, Lynnfield (on the North Shore) just isn’t a place that I frequent often. It’s about a 45 minute drive. But when I was offered the opportunity to join some fellow Boston bloggers, to “stroll the street”, I was all in. We spent the day “retail hopping” from one shop to another where we learned about some of the outdoor mall’s newest boutiques and foodie hot spots.

First stop! Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse for brunch. It was Sunday after all, and can you really call Sunday a good Sunday without brunch!? I think not…

As promised, a quick review of one of the iced tea flavors from David’s Tea. I ended up getting the Grapefruit Granita flavor instead of the Rainbow Sherbet, by the way, and given the taste of the Grapefruit, Sherbet is next on my list! What an incredible fresh, tangy flavor. YUM! Again…I’m not a tea person, but I really, really liked this one!

That said, at what point do I throw in the towel, and admit that maybe I am a tea person? Or rather, maybe I’m becoming one? Hmm, I don’t know if I can go THAT far just yet, but it’s clear that I’m certainly on my way! Who knew!?

A special thanks goes to MarketStreet in Lynnfield for putting on this awesome tour, and to the participating retailers:

Truly mean this when I say, if you haven’t yet been to MarketStreet, or any of the above retailers, do yourself a favor and go check them out. There’s something for everyone!

Happy strolling!

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Ready, Set, Teatox!

I hate tea. Always have. But I so desperately want to like it. I’ve tried so many times. I’ve tried all the styles – green, black, herbal. All the flavors – from fruits to flowers. Cold. Hot. You name it, I’ve tried it.

So when I was approached by LumiTea, a Miami-based tea company to partner with them, I honestly didn’t know what to say. Do I really want to go down this path again? Before making any rash decisions, I did my research. What I found was astonishing; the reviews on LumiTea are nothing short of incredible. People are obsessed with this tea!

After reading dozens upon dozens of rave reviews, I decided that perhaps it was time to give the tea game another try. I opted for the popular 30 Day Detox – a combo of Skinny Tea (morning time tea to bust bloat), and Colon Cleanse (nighttime tea to clear the pipes!).

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While I’m only  a couple days in (and going strong, I might add!), I’ve got to say…the tea isn’t that bad. I mean,  clearly I’m no tea person (as noted above), but it’s super light and not overly flavorful (which to me is a good thing!). And it seems to be working. I won’t go into too many details (ha!), but the Skinny Tea in the morning keeps me full until lunch, and the Colon Cleanse is just strong enough to where it works, yet not too powerful so to change/interrupt my normal routine. So, yeah! Me and my “teatox” are off and running!

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Perfect timing too, because in 30 days (to be exact), I’ll be laying on the sunny beaches of Key West! So, if anyone is interested in teatoxing with me, use my code “COURTNEY” at checkout to get 20% off!

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Ready, set, teatox!

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