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Michelle grew up in the diverse, dynamic neighborhood of Jamaica Plain, then left to go to college in NYC. Having since lived in Paris, London, Florence, she’s now back in the ‘hood, enjoying all JP has to offer – including food, shopping, and the occasional visit to Boston’s own original JP Licks. As a social media maven and the founder of LoveTheCool.com, Secret Boston—a place for Bostonians to inspire Bostonians by sharing the secrets of our city— and having pulled together Boston’s first ever Fashion’s Night Out, Michelle revels in bringing high fashion and fabulous events to Beantown.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Work. Kidding, but my work is social media, so it does overlap. I dig art and shows, so museums, and underground galleries like Uforge and LOT F. I also love fashion and tech so I go to loads of networking events; for example, one night I was at the MITXAwards at the Sheraton – stayed for the networking and then ran next door to Towne for an Esquire Magazine party. Tech and Fashion = LOVE.
Do you have any secret talents?
Ability to pursue loads of interests without having a nervous breakdown. Yet.
What are some of your local favorites?
Boloco – Amazing food and they respect the digital culture!
Barneys New York Copley Place – They raised the bar in Boston when they came to town. Prada, Maison Martin Margiela, etc.
Second Time Around – You don’t have to sift through low end gear to find amazing couture – it’s all amazing. And cheap!
McCormack & Scanlan Real Estate – It’s not just because the McCormack part is my sister. They really are the best, local INDEPENDENT realtors in Boston. Both McCormack and Scanlan grew up in JP and went to grammar school together. They have an emotionally vested interest in seeing JP grow as a destination. Honest, reliable and cool.
The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston – Another one that raised the bar for Boston. Amazing view, cool shows at night and parties, plus fabulous contemporary art.
Posted by Adri Cowan, Boston community manager