Shannon is a newer resident of Boston but claims New England brashness as a birthright, having grown up on the Cape. Shannon got her first taste of urban living in Philadelphia. A move prompted by studying Journalism at Temple University, she resided in “da philth” for 6 years. Comparisons aside, Boston has unabashedly stolen her heart. A marketing consultant and writer by day, you may find Shannon engaging in any one of the following activities in her free time: poring over fashion magazines/blogs, attending science lectures, walking her puggle Thompkins, out-drinking start-up nerds or throwing down culinary challenges in her test kitchen. To stay up to the minute on the ranting and raving, follow Shannon on Twitter.