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Meet your Google Places Neighbor: Michelle McCormack

Editor’s Note: Now and then we’ll spotlight one of our amazing Google Places reviewers. Both so you guys can start to get to know one another and so we can pull together and share our favorite local places. This week we introduce you to Michelle McCormack of Jamaica Plain.

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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, Secret Bostona 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’s your favorite thing about sharing reviews on Places?
Saying nice things about people and places I like. I don’t think I’ll ever leave a negative review. Let people find out from someone else

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.

If you could see any celebrity’s reviews on Places, who would you choose and why?
Dalai Lama (is he a celebrity?) It would be cute.

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

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