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02 Sep 2009
Well, isn't this the best time of year You wake up and the sun is shining. Birds are singing. At night there's no need for the air conditioners on full speed ahead while you sleep. Windows are wide open. Hmmm. Fall. We love it. Ok, so the kids are going back to school. There's that initial shock of homework instead of flashlight tag. Vacations are mostly over, so the traffic, for those of us who commute, is back to "just horrible". College students are flooding the streets moving into their new digs. Everyone is busy, busy, busy. We know how you feel. We also are CRAZY busy here at  Circle. So much great stuff is going on that we want to shout ...
17 Aug 2009
A couple of years ago I worked on a Design Home in Cohasset. Circle Furniture was designing the master bedroom, living room and dining room, using furniture designed by Candice Olson. The project was labor intensive, but boy did we have fun. Why, you ask Candice. We are lucky enough to sell a line of furniture designed by Candice Olson. If you're a fan of HGTV I'm not telling you anything you don't already know - Candice rocks! She has a show on HGTV called a Divine Design. Her furniture lines are inspiring and eclectic; a perfect fit for Circle. She also happens to be a really nice, down-to-earth person. And tall. And super funny. The best part of the story ...
13 Aug 2009
Last night I went to see  Cat Power  at the Pavilion on the waterfront in Boston. Don't you love going to shows there in the summer Turns outJuliette Lewis, the actress, was the opening act. This could be another blog in it's own right, she is a trip to watch and that girl can sing. Anywho, The headliner was  The Pretenders. Here's where I admit I never really got into The Pretenders when I was growing up. Thought Chrissie Hynde was super cool, but never appreciated the tunes. Last night was definitely an eye-opener.   Cat Power was great, voice unbelievable and her band was spot-on. After she was over we waited for The Pretenders to come on - mildly excited. ...
29 Jul 2009
Well, this girl is TIRED today! A late night hanging out at the Best Of Boston party at the super cool power station venue on Harrison Ave. Yummy drinks, tasty appetizers on a stick, funky people...definitely a recipe for a good time. BUT THIS YEAR.....a little twist to our night. So there we were, the Circle gang, sipping pomegranate margaritas (well, chugging because of the heat!) when our beloved Queen Bee, Peggy, picks up the latest issue of Boston Magazine and sees our name on page 111. WE WON! Yes, Best of Boston "Furniture, One-Stop". Awesome. Then I read the column and I was puzzled. It seems that the writer thinks our showroom is country-cute. Really Cuz' I'm not seeing it. ...
07 May 2009
There is a lot of talk around supporting local businesses and without the facts, we understand why, however this new project is a great way of backing up this idea with the FACTS. Why should you support locally owned and operated businesses Because it effects you and your living space more that you think! It goes far beyond the local craftsman and sustainable forest products we sell at Circle Furniture; but the money comes back around to help your local economy through keeping locals employed, paying taxes to local and state governments which perform for you! For every $100 spent in locally owned independent stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll, and other expenditures. If you spend that in ...
01 Apr 2009
On March 29th 2009 we had our grand opening Jazz brunch celebration at our new Penbroke location, featuring other local business, raffle prizes, food and drink, with some live jazz music to wash it all down. Resident in house videographer and master producer, Max Tubman, captured the moment. ...
17 Mar 2009
Here come some more developments to make you love our Cambridge location even more! Our Alewife store is located right near the Fresh Pond rotary, a perfect stop over on Route 2 to or from the city. We share our little corner of the universe with some great stores with a loyal Boston following, Cheddar's, DD and Newbury Comics. Now, with some new developments, we are making some additions to our plaza including a Trader Joe's (a personal favorite) and a more of your favorite shops and conveniences. Check out more about these developments on boston.com We asked what Cambridge store manager Heather Ryan how this was effecting our daily grind, and she says "Circle Furniture has been thriving is this ...
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