The Real Design Star

Community and Boston, Design Inspiration, Designers
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 is...drum roll please... she actually came to the opening…
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Return to the Classics

Community and Boston
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. Then she appreared, Chrissie Hynde. In her standard outfit from what, 25 years…
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A Little Bit Country? More Rock Roll!

Community and Boston
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. If you've walked into the Cambridge showroom recently you'd…
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Support Local Business = Supporting your Local Economy

Community and Boston
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 a national chain, only $43 stays here. Spend it…
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Big Happenings in Alewife

Community and Boston, Events and Fundraisers, Media
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 location for over a decade now. We are excited…
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Still Jazzed about the Regatta Bar

Community and Boston
For the second year in a row the Circle Team helped bring the party to opening night at the Regatta Bar Jazz fest. Richie Havens played a killer show and, if I must say so myself, the furnishings of this bar are Top Notch! The Regatta Bar is located in the Charles Hotel in the heart of Harvard Square in Cambridge. In addition to their yearly Jazz Fest they have live music about five nights a week! Get cozy in those couches with a nice cocktail and great music. Check out their website for a whole list of upcoming shows and events.
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