SPONSORED POST: The big day is
practically upon us HERE — The Wellesley Kitchen and Home Tour, hosted by the Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club, will take place on Saturday, May 6, 11am – 3pm. Tickets may be purchased in advance online for $45, or on the day of the tour at the tour homes for $55. All proceeds benefit local charities and scholarship programs.
The homes on the tour range from a custom-built showstopper to a modern rustic farmhouse, and can be toured at 14 Deerfield Rd.; 22 Dover Rd.; 10 Essex Rd.; 38 Suffolk Rd.; 90 Seaward Rd.; and 19 Wingate Rd.
Attendees will be offered a gourmet bite at each of the houses from local chefs, caterers and restaurants. On hand will be David’s Catering and Events; Yale Lighting + Appliance (there demonstration chef will be there); Alta Strada; The Local; Thirst Juice Co.; Tru Chocolate.
Vendors will also be on hand from the following boutiqes (Remember, Mother’s Day is on May 14): Sprig & Vine Oils and Vinears; Pam’s Pashminas; Tina Labadini Designs; Papers & Presents; The Pink Poppy; Fleuri Designs.
Here are some FAQs and their short answers. You can get more details, and buy tickets here.
I’ve bought my ticket. Where do I go on the day of the event?
Bring your ticket to any of the houses to start the tour.
I didn’t buy a ticket in advance but it’s the day of the event and I want to go! What do I do?
Go to any of the addresses listed above and buy a ticket at the door. The Tour accepts cash, check, or credit card.
Should I go to the houses in the order they’re listed?
No, you can start at any house and go in any order.
Can I keep my shoes on?
No. At each house, everyone takes off their shoes and puts booties on.
Can I touch? Can I photograph?
No touching please. And no photography.
Can I bring my infant in a carrier?
Sorry, no children under the age of 18 are allowed on the Tour.
SPONSORED POST: As welcome as the beautiful spring weather, as predictable as daffodils blooming, and certainly as exciting, it’s getting closer to that big day — The Wellesley Kitchen and Home Tour, hosted by the Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club, will take place on Saturday, May 6, 11am – 3pm.
Drumroll, please…these are the homes that will appear on the tour:
19 Wingate Rd. – modern rustic farmhouse
Do yourself a favor and wear comfortable, slip-on walking shoes. First of all, you have to take off your shoes and put on provided booties at each home, and also, when you want to see 90 Seaward Rd. (and you absolutely shouldn’t miss it), it’s a short but steep walk from the parking area at The Maugus Club (40 Abbott Rd.). There is a complimentary shuttle for anyone who would rather not climb the hill.
Tickets may be purchased in advance online for $45, or on the day of the tour at the tour homes for $55. All proceeds benefit local charities and scholarship programs.
The WHJWC would like to thank sponsors Brendon Properties; Debi Benoit of Benoit Mizner Simon & Co.; Eye Care & Laser Surgery (LASIK) – Marc Leibole M.D.; Needham Bank; Roche Bros.; Barrows Custom Window Treatments; CODA Managed Homes; JD Millwork & Cabinets, Inc.; Paradigm Landscaping; RiverStone Custom Builders, LLC; Verdant Properties; Yale Appliance + Lighting.
It was Sorority International Badge Day in Wellesley this week, as you probably already knew, and Kappa Alpha Thetas, Gamma Phi Betas, Pi Beta Phis, and more joined together to wear their badges and reminisce about happy college times at mixers, homecoming dances and rush parties.
I had my usual pre-Badge Day anxiety when I received the invitation. What will I even wear? Do I have time to get a cut and color? And a mani-pedi? And a brow-y/chinny? Can I squeeze in 10 hot yoga classes before then? Not possible, I decide. Pull yourself together and just squeeze yourself into whatever gay apparel you end up donning, said my inner life coach. She’s a task-master and a bit shrill sometimes.
I ignored that unsupportive shrew and just showed up with cuticles ragged and roots showing. Of course, the Wellesley sisterhood took me in anyway, because that’s what sisters are for. I knew there was a reason that I said yes to this party for the fourth year running.
I was provided with and asked to read aloud a contemplative passage as we stood around in a circle holding battery-operated candles. It wasn’t as weighty as, say, a letter from John to the Corinthians (did they ever write back?), however it did cover those eternal sisterly themes of love, labor, learning, and loyalty.
So to all you closeted sorority women out there, and I know you’re out there, it’s time for you to get on next year’s mailing list so that you can meet others who misspent their youth. You’ll be surprised at how well everyone’s turned out, despite it all. And when we meet each other at last and start to feel all sisterly, before you know it, I’ll have convinced you to teach me your sorority’s bawdiest song. Then we’ll belt it out together, with a Mona Lisa smile and a solid sense of irony.
If this is the first you’ve heard about all this International Badge Day stuff, no worries. Sorority gals are creatures of tradition, so of course there will be more of the same next year. Just get on the email list and you, too, can dig out your badge and sister it up on the next big day. Contact our fearless leader at [email protected], and OMG I can’t wait to meet you!!!!
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