Articles Written By: Kevin Fawley

Bite Into Freshly Baked Bagels at Katz Bagel Bakery

Who knew you could do so many delicious things with a simple bagel? Katz Bagel Bakery in Chelsea not only makes an amazingly chewy, doughy delight of a bagel, they craft some delicious bagel creations in their simple, no-frills shop. Stop in to get your go-to dozen when you’re headed down Park Street, with or without veggie cream cheese and a pile of lox. Katz Bagel Bakery makes the bagels fresh each day, and slices and toasts them to order. The other features on the menu are the pizza bagel (a crispy-edged, soft pile of dough, sauce, and cheese) and the bagel dog with a savory hot dog perfectly nestled into bagel bread for easy grab and go consumption. 

Katz Bagel Bakery might be easy to overlook if you didn’t know about the carbohydrate wonders inside, but it’s worth a trip anytime you’re wanting the scrumptious simplicity of a bagel. Katz Bagel Bakery is closed on Mondays, but opens bright and early at 7 a.m. the balance of the week.

Your Guide to Decorating Your Apartment for Summer

  1. When in doubt, go with white hues. Whether you’re picking a new tablecloth, duvet, or gauzy curtains for summer, clean and crisp white is always a safe bet. Opt for natural materials such as cotton or linen, and feel free to intersperse the neutral pieces with some bold patterns, too.
  2. Turn to texture. Materials like jute, raffia, and rattan are having a moment right now thanks to their earthy look and touchable textures. From placemats to throw pillows, these materials introduce a layered look to your tablescapes, bedroom, and even your couch.
  3. Focus on natural elements. Harness the summer season through accessories that bring the outdoors in. A few vases full of fresh flowers can brighten your apartment (and your mood!), while a bowlful of summer fruits and veggies proves that produce can be as beautiful as it is delicious.
  4. Spruce up unexpected places. Don’t just decorate the living room and dining room! Freshen up your bathroom with a floral shower curtain or a new houseplant to tie together your summertime space.

35 Simple Summer Decorating Ideas For a Stylish Staycation [House Beautiful]
10 Easy Summer Decorating Ideas [MyMove]
Our Best Summer Decorating Ideas [Martha Stewart]

Treat Yourself to a Summer Mani-Pedi at Champagne Nails and Spa

After a year of non-stop handwashing, it’s going to take some serious TLC to get those fingers back into shape. The technicians at Champagne Nails and Spa know their way around a raggedy cuticle or desperately dry hand, and has the little extras that make a quick trip to the salon feel like a luxurious spa visit. Choose from a basic mani/pedi, or professional-looking SNS treatment (also known as a powder dip) for a long-lasting color and less touch-ups. The clean and bright spa area features three massage chairs for pedicures and two comfortable manicure stations so that you can relax comfortably while the team rubs, files, and paint their way to nail perfection. 

Champagne Nails and Spa is not a huge place – find somewhere else for large parties – but it’s a great go-to spot for weekly upkeep or a monthly treat. Find Champagne Nails and Spa on Main Street with operating hours Tuesday through Sunday. Call ahead to make an appointment, or walk-ins are welcome.