Frugally Fashionable Summertime

It’s the summertime and the livin’ is frugal here in Brookline and Jamaica Plain. We have a beautiful festival, a glorious spa event and a shopping celebration of good grades this week on Frugal Family!

Deal:  at is a well-known and beloved Boston event that draws many people from both inside and outside the city each year.  It’s a beautiful celebration that brings neighbors together to remember those who have passed on.  The belief is that during this special time, a door opens so that we may “speak” with our ancestors.  Bring some snacks and flashlights for the family and delight in the magic.  The event is free, with a $10 donation per lantern.

Good Through:  Event is July 14, 6-9 pm


Deal:  For even more summer magic, quite literally, check out at the Jamaica Plain Public Library, located at 12 Sedgwick Street, Jamaica Plain.  He’ll take the whole family on a fun, magical tour around the world.  It’s an hour packed with surprises, good humor, and a love for the mysterious.   A perfect way to end a hot camp day.

Good Through:  Show is June 29, 4-5 p.m.


Deal:  That’s right, Frugal Family members- good grades do pay off in more ways than one.  The fine folks at , located at 1378B Beacon Street in Brookline, are giving a discount when students bring in their report cards.  The boutique, which has an amazing selection of clothes and accessories for young girls, is offering 15 percent off for all A’s; 10 percent off the total purchase for A’s and B’s; 5 percent off for A’s, B’s and C’s.  In order for the discount to take effect, you must present the report card within 30 days of receiving it.

Good Through: Until further notice


Deal:  Wednesdays are the middle of hectic weeks.  With camp schedules, activities, playdates, work demands all mounting up, it can be tricky to remember what summer (ideally) should be about – kicking back a bit with the ones you love the most, or just letting yourself take it easy.  For a great musical end to the week’s midpoint, check out  the at Devotion School and embrace a musically uplifting summer night event.

Good Through:  Next session is Wednesday June 29


Deal:  We love summer, but unless you are one of the few lucky ones, the heat can play havoc with your skin. , at 1362 Beacon Street in Brookline has heard our woes and is offering a Summer Spa Sale Event.  Amazing treatments such as the Coconut/Lemongrass Body Polish or the Green Tea Facial will be available to whisk you away into bliss without busting your bank.  Call ahead to make an appointment and refreshments are served as an added bonus to the experience.  As if you needed one!

Good Through:  July 5- July 12


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