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Maria Teresa Burwell

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Maria Teresa Burwell

I have a quiz I give people to determine whether we’ll get along: Do you like sweets? Do you like the movie Amelie? Do you like Indie Rock? You do? OK we’ll get along just fine. Aside from that, I fancy myself a writer, editor, and great scone baker with too many magazine subscriptions.

Stories by Maria Teresa Burwell

It’s a daunting task to buy a Mother’s Day gift. My mother is a woman who fed me, clothed me, put me through one overpriced educational...
I’m the Grinch of springtime. Now that the weather is getting warmer and Grecian sandals and swingy sundresses are poking their noses out of...
Parlez vous Internet shopping? I may not be able to get to the Louvre this spring, but that won’t stop me from browsing its gift shop. The...
Livin’ large and livin’ green don’t have to be mutually exclusive. I’m hunting for good organic buys that can be had with a...
There’s a scene in the movie Working Girl where our plucky heroine played by Melanie Griffith learns from her boss that if you want to be taken...
Forget dieting, organizing, penny-pinching. This year I’m resolving to do something else: I’m resolving to be a fearless dresser. The...
The wrapping paper is wadded up in recycling and the Christmas tree is on the curb—okay, okay, it will be on the curb one of the days, but for...
‘Tis the season to be jolly—and to squirm in seat 38C for five hours. Holiday travel can be a drag, so I’m online again, shopping...
Thanksgiving, that most American holiday, is really a culinary triathlon. First, you do the 100-meter swim through hors d’oeuvres, then a relay...
I’m solving the eternal questions—how can I make my cubical look cool? What jewelry is both “town” and “country...
Something about the weather turning cooler brings out the grandma in me. All I want to do is sit in a cozy spot with my knitting and drink a spot of...
I’m not going back to school, but that doesn’t mean I can’t go back-to-school shopping. As summer winds down, I can’t help...
Because happiness is always just a quick click away… Going Bridal. Shopping for certain big ticket items online (furniture, cars, diamonds...
Virtual Iron Chef After the Scrambled Egg Incident of 2005, my fiancé does all the cooking in our house and my access to the kitchen is...
After becoming engaged and facing the sticker shock of the typical wedding dress (why Vera Wang? Why?), I knew I couldn’t pass up the...

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