Last week my husband and I took our first trip to Boston. We love exploring new cities, and Boston in the winter is so very cold, but magical at the same time. One morning it was five degrees, and the windshield was negative twelve. But there were Christmas carolers outside our window as we watched people walk by in their down coats, and the temperature no longer seemed to matter.
Boston is a very walkable city, and we would have done more of it if it wasn’t for the weather and for the realization that I do not own enough clothing to ever live in Boston. Please note that all photos taken were just for the photo and I lived in my puffy jacket and Hunter boots complete with two pairs of socks. All of you that were concerned about my ankles falling off – don’t worry they’re still there.
Everywhere we wanted to go was always a mile or less distance from our beautiful hotel – THE GODFREY. From the white and gray modern lobby to the gorgeous marble staircase, I enjoyed every minute of staying in the warm oasis that became our home for the week. When we walked in Ron said, “I want to eat whatever our lobby smells like.” When the doors opened we were greeted with the most amazing cinnamon, holiday scent that belonged in a beloved red coffee cup. We had an incredible corner room overlooking Boston, and we couldn’t have asked for a better place to lay our heads.
In the mornings we walked down to GEORGE HOWELL COFFEE for a maple latte and a vanilla bean donut hole. The shop was stirring every morning with students and young professionals. Towards the end of the week we could tell when Christmas break had begun – we could actually find a seat inside the shop. From there it was a solid eating tour – TATTE for a mid-morning snack, a croissant or split sandwich with the hubs, STEPHANIE’S ON NEWBURY for lobster guacamole and truffle macaroni and cheese, EATALY for the burrata and brown butter ravioli, DIG INN for a blogger’s dream decor of clean white walls and marble tabletops adorned with avo toast and healthy hipster bowl of your choice, YVONNE’S for a modern speakeasy atmosphere and the chicken and quinoa meatballs, RUKA (the newest on the scene and inside The Godfrey hotel) for the Wagyu beef sushi roll, DRINK for you guessed it, a drink that is distinctly yours with no menu, just magical creation, and finally WARD 8 for two rounds of lobster cocktail. To say that I cheated last week on my allergies would be the understatement of 2016. Cue the Paleo meals and juice cleanses to follow.
Besides eating our way through the city, we wandered Beacon Hill, got lost in the pure beauty of the Boston Public Library, and cheered on the Boston Celtics court-side. It was an amazing week, and we can’t wait to go back. In the summer.