Rachael Solem


Every leaf speaks bliss to me,
fluttering from the autumn tree.

~Emily Bronte


Hello Dear Readers,
 Cooler nights, lots of rain, and many clear, crisp autumn days cheer our spirits.  Our little corner of the world is still lovely just now.  It leaves us feeling unreasonably lucky and very grateful.
Visitors are arriving from all over, many more are driving now, causing us some parking crankiness.  This causes us to especially appreciate those who bring a small car and understand the limitations of urban spaces.  
As the pandemic and sedition still rage around us, we work to protect the safety and health in our house, in our community, and as broad a circle as we can affect.

We are very pleased that our employees are fully vaccinated, and that we are maintaining masking and physical distance rules for everyone inside the house.
We hope you are well, stay well, and we look forward to seeing you when your travels bring you back to Our Fair City!

Our next little secret is that we have installed a
level-2 charging station for electric vehicles
at our supplemental lot up the street from
Irving House. You can pay for charging your
electric car through Clear Token.

There are two heads, so if we all co-operate,
we can enjoy this new amenity!

And of course, we support bikes too!

In our front garden, just today~            & just delivered from Best Bees!
If you have been to this area and not yet explored Inman Square you are missing out. While Harvard Square gets lots of tourists and Central Square gets lots of commerce, Inman Square keeps its more local flavor.  Away from the noisy subway, it is a favorite area for restaurants to nestle in and make a name.
It is also a short walk from Irving House
Moona Restaurant                                                              Puritan & Company
Whether you are in the mood for true Irish fish & chips at the Druid (no charge for live Irish Seisiuns Saturdays & Sundays!) or upscale Middle Eastern cuisine at Moona on their lush off-street patio. Perhaps you like Mexican at Corazón de Frida or Portuguese at Casa Portugal, where they have been serving traditional Bacalhau since 1976. Locally sourced modern American is served in a relaxed fresh dining room at Puritan & Co. and please do NOT skip the ice cream at Christina’s after your meal!