Blogging from Boston

Boston is beautiful

I have thoroughly enjoyed the past few days I’ve spent here for business with just enough down time for some exploration.

This is my 3rd trip here and I finally feel like I know where things are. Most big cities are huge grids and once you decipher which street is where, everything else falls into place pretty nicely. Luckily, Boston isn’t as big as I thought so Google maps has been relinquished of it’s duties and I have been breezing around town like a local. Well only until I actually met up with a local and bombarded her with a million and one questions about the area.

Beautifully crafted, hand-made rings I fell in LOVE with
Beautifully crafted, hand-made rings I fell in LOVE with
One of my favorite things to do in Boston is shop! I swear I never get as lucky at the Nordstrom Rack back home, as I do here. The shops on Newbury Street range from well-known brands like Kate Spade NY and All Saints to some super cute boutiques with hand-made jewelry, all nestled in the handsome 19th Century Row houses in Back Bay. There are also street vendors and sample sales to explore. And if you walk into Copley Square, the Farmer’s Market is up and running on Tuesday’s and Friday’s filled with home-baked breads, fresh fruits and veggies and the most amazing sunflowers I’ve ever seen! I bought some awesome stuff that I can’t wait to rock this Fall.

Stay tuned for a fall Fashion post to come!

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On my past trips here I spent most of my free time exploring the Shops at the Prudential Center and Copley Place. But this trip was different. Here’s why….

Jacqueline and I reunited since we met in Honduras while she was backpacking all around Central America. She is super adventurous and travels all over the world but calls Boston home. I am so grateful to have met her because not only is she so easy-going but she beats to her own drum and follows her heart to what ever continent it may take her to. We had a great lunch at the Atlantic Fish Company where we chatted over some delicious wine and caught up on life. Then we explored Newbury Street together where we did some window shopping and picked up my favorite MAC Mascara for her to try!

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Alexa and I had dinner together the night before at Tapeo, an awesome tapas place that’s a must try! Alexa is from Israel who really is my boyfriend’s childhood friend that I decided to steal as my own. We each ordered three tapas to share and enjoyed some red sangria and laughs. Plus, we’re almost positive we were in the same pre-school class which would be pretty insane and prove that fate is real.

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Both of these dates made my trip here so special. I was quickly reminded that no matter how far away a person may be, the ones who matter will always be close at heart. And on another note, both of these girls and I have only spent time together on one separate occasion from this Boston trip, so it just goes to show you that you can truly make friends almost anywhere and it happens when you least expect it.

I definitely earned this big ice cream cone from all of the walking I’ve been doing. I’m heading out to enjoy my last night here and I look forward to coming back in the near future to visit Jacqueline and explore other areas of Boston I have yet to uncover. 

 

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Tonight’s outfit details to come on my next Fall Fashion post