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nataliebioNatalie Chassaigne Kurtzman, Co-Founder & Editor
Born and raised in Boston, Natalie adores every corner of this city. It is too difficult for her to pick a favorite neighborhood, but you can often find her practicing her chopstick skills at Avana Sushi, sipping a French 75 at The Taj, or aimlessly strolling the cobblestoned streets of Back Bay. By day, she manages business development and online marketing for a PR firm. In her free time, she loves playing on Castle Island with her Portuguese Water Dog, Weber, traveling off the beaten path, and meeting new people. In addition to writing for The Boston Day Book, she authors a lifestyle blog, wishful nals, focused on celebrations, travels and small details of everyday life. Connect with Natalie on Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn, or send a note.

laurabioLaura Chassaigne, Editor 
After spending her early years in Boston, Laura moved abroad and has lived in Montreal, London, and Paris. An ex-pat for the last 12 years, she has finally found her way home, and is having a blast getting to know Boston again. From the Leather District loft she shares with her husband, Laura enjoys (re)discovering the neighborhoods that make Boston great, strolling the waterfront, and exploring the city’s museums. Laura is currently writing her PhD dissertation on Palaeolithic symbolic behavior, and recently graduated yoga teacher training at Kripalu. She occasionally blogs about travel, recipes, and other eclectic musings at city in the ciel. Connect with Laura on Twitter and LinkedIn, or send a note.

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After graduating from Elon University in North Carolina, Becky came back to Boston and hasn’t looked back since. She’s smitten with all of Boston’s unique small businesses and is thrilled to share her favorites on The Boston Day Book. Becky has a soft spot for all things vintage and lives for a good treasure hunt. She’s a marketer with a serious love for social media and graphic design. In her free time she writes about beautiful design and decor and shares her vintage finds at Pop & Circumstance. Connect with Becky on TwitterInstagram, LinkedIn, or send a note.

 

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J.P. Christenson, Contributor
J.P. hails from both Salt Lake City, Utah and Indianapolis, Indiana. After graduating from Purdue University, he moved to Boston for law school and currently practices real estate law at a boutique firm in the Back Bay. When not fulfilling his lawyerly duties, J.P. likes to enjoy the wonderful city of Boston and all that it has to offer. Aside from exploring the vibrant music scene, you can find him skateboarding on the Esplanade or playing lacrosse in the Common. He and his fiancée are also avid museum goers and print collectors. Connect with J.P. on Twitter and LinkedIn.

 

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Melissa Stehler, Co-Founder 
Melissa was an integral part of The Boston Day Book. In April 2013, Melissa moved on to explore other projects. Stay in touch with Melissa through Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.