Here we go – my first lifestyle blog post! My name is Beth Daigle – I’m an editor, writer, columnist and, now, blogger. I always find that my most interesting conversations happen over cocktails. With a drink in hand, I’m usually engrossed in chitchat about everything from new restaurants and television shows to cool apps and shared interests. I’m never at a loss for words and there is never a better time to truly talk as when you are relaxed and uninterrupted by everyday distractions. This lifestyle blog is intended to continue those kinds of cocktail conversations with you and provide you with some conversation starters of your own.
In the feature photo, my good friend, Karyn and I break banter for a quick photo opp at Sur Restaurant & Lounge in happening West Hollywood, CA (think Bravo TV, Vanderpump Rules – yes, I watch that). That night we had more laughs and talked to more random people than I can ever recall. The more fun we had in Los Angeles the more I realized, we’re definitely not in North Andover anymore. Our trip was exciting and a refreshing break from suburban life, but more about that night in a future post. As we sat at Sur and sipped on my signature drink, a crisp martini with 3 olives and a twist of lemon, I imagined coming home to share all of our funny stories.
3 Olives & a Twist will bring you fun experiences, like the ones we had in LA, as well as useful tips, food for thought and local conversation topics from North Andover, MA to Boston and beyond. Most importantly, I hope we’ll enjoy a few laughs together along the way.
I have a confession to make – before I began this lifestyle blog I had never read a blog before. When I asked around, I was surprised that not many in my circle of friends were followers either. So whether you’re already a blog reader or just getting started, like me, I’m happy to be in this conversation with you.
Enjoy and while you’re at it, take a look at a few other great blogs by bloggers who graciously helped me get this started. Linda Holt’s design blog at Linda Holt Interiors keeps readers up to date on the latest in interior design and design trends (soon I’ll share my sunroom transformation courtesy of Linda), Susan Kanoff discusses the epitome of style at her fashion blog The Midlife Fashionista and Emily O’Brien talks all things photography in her blog at Emily O’Brien Photography.
Join me as I jump on this blogwagon. Check back Friday when I report on my first visit to the Boston Design Center.
I’d like to thank Amy O’Brien of Amy O’Brien Design – Web Design & Development for creating my lifestyle blog logo and new website, BethDaigle.com.
For more conversation starters, read my column in Merrimack Valley Magazine called Matters of Life & Beth.
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