To kick off the summer travels, me and my best pal booked it to the east coast! First destination: BOSTON!
June gloom has been REAL during our stay here..BUT, that hasn't stopped us from roaming the city and enjoying all that it has to offer. I'll organize this post into two categories: to eat and to do. So, if you ever find yourself in this city, here's a few ideas on how to occupy yourself!
- We took a quick uber to this little restaurant the Saturday morning of our stay. Yelp made their brunch look super appetizing (which it was, 10/10 would recommend), but the real motivation behind my brunch suggestion was their LIVE!!! JAZZ!!!!!!!!!!!! So, if you're a sucker for jazz like me and you're here on a Saturday or Sunday, MAKE SURE YOU GO. Your ears and your belly will thank you.
This little gem is just up Charles street, a short stroll away from the Boston Common. You can find some pretty healthy breakfast/brunch/lunch options here. I ordered a veggie quinoa bowl and it was DANK!! But, most importantly, they have delicious pastries. Veggies + sweets balance each other out, right?
If you know me, you KNOW I love a good donut. So, if you're the same way, head this way for a good cuppa joe and an even better donut.
- Sadly I ate my cookie(s) too quick and forgot to snap some photos, but we'll just let that be a sign as to how good they were. The best part....is that they deliver...until THREE IN THE MORNING. HOLLA at those late night cravings.
This infamous little street is full of cobblestone and exposed brick dreams. The neighborhood is dreamy to stroll around while enjoying a coffee or chatting with a pal. But if you find yourself in the Beacon Hill neighborhood, you must take a turn down Acorn Street.
This is kind of a continuation of the last since Acorn Street is on Beacon Hill, but you can't come to Boston without finding yourself at Beacon Hill at some point.
Okay, Boston has some of the BEST BLOOMS. This little shop tucked away on a corner is actually what I dream about. Realistically, Rouvalis is more for locals who are looking to get flower arrangements done for weddings, parties, etc. BUT, they do have teeny succulents and cacti if you want to liven up the place you're staying just a tad..or if you're a plant mom and you want to adopt a plant child from out of state (@ mads).
Whether you want to purchase some flowers or not, definitely pop in to admire the blooms!
Home to Harvard, MIT and more-- if this city is one thing, it's STUDIOUS. Which means people!!! Actually!!! Utilize!!! The library!!! Back home, my pals and I can usually be found at a coffee shop rather than the local library. Boston's public library is large and in CHARGE lemme tell ya. It was packed full of people reading and writing.
Mak and I swung by and set up camp for a hot minute to write some postcards to our pals! If you find yourself needing to do work while in this city, I highly recommend coming to the public library to get ish done.
Apparently (according to Pinterest) Boston locals try to avoid Quincy Market. This seems pretty fair, because it's mainly little souvenir carts and a whole lot of food..but hey, if that's what you're looking for, then swing on by.
Our stay in this pretty little city was short and sweet--and cold and rainy most of the time, so we couldn't go out and do things like sit at the public docks at the esplanade, or stroll around the harbor. I mean, we could have, but both of us packed for hot weather and it was 48 and rainy sooooo..
Despite missing out on those things, Boston treated us so well. Here's some more miscellaneous snaps!
Until next time, Boston!