Four Days in Boston

March 16, 2017

I had been wanting to visit Boston for years, and since my cousin Natasha - who has been at Boston University for the past year and a half - is graduating and leaving the city this May, I knew I didn't want to waste anymore time before visiting and having her as my guide. 
My sister and I flew up to meet her at the beginning of the month, and we couldn't have asked for a better person to show us around this beautiful city and introduce us to some of the best food in the area

(I returned from this trip 3 lbs. heavier). The highlight of my visit? I finally witnessed snow fall for the first time at 24 years of age (I had seen snow before, but I had never seen it physically snow. Childhood dream come true: check). 

Looking back, the only thing I would have done differently was pack my professional camera. Alas, a picture is better than no picture, right?! Here's a look - through my iPhone 6 camera lens - at our perfect (albeit freezing) four-day stay in Boston: 


Shopping on Newbury Street. We totally lucked out with the weather … it was this beautiful our entire trip. (Not pictured: ice cold wind whipping our faces) 

The brunch menu at Met Back Bay ruined all other brunch menus for me. Yes, that's a cheeseburger slider in my Bloody Mary.

After some incredible biscuits with honey butter and avocado toast, we were ready for the main event: the pork stuffed hash brown and nutella stuffed french toast with caramelized bananas and salted caramel syrup 

Walk through Boston Public Gardens and Boston Common

Obvious Floridians

We forced Natasha to be a tourist in her own town and take us to Cheers in Beacon Hill

An evening walk around Harvard University 

Gorgeous hallway in The Fairmont Copley Plaza, where I enjoyed the best dirty martini
I've ever had at their OAK Long Bar + Kitchen

Kicked off Day 3 with a delicious breakfast at Tatte Bakery & Cafe in Beacon Hill
From left to right: pistachio croissant (to die for), ricotta & jam tartine, latte, breakfast sandwich and almond croissant


Another gorgeous day for long walks around the city 

The cutest nautical corner near Boston Harbor 

Macaroons, chocolate-covered strawberries and a cannolli at Modern Pastry in the 
North End 

Beers with a view of Fenway Park 

Blackbird Donuts to increase our calorie intake 

 Dinner and drinks at gorgeous Yvonne's  (the low-quality Snapchat photos to follow do not do these dishes and drinks justice ... they were all beautiful and delicious).

To start: Crispy tater cubes
Not pictured: the "1975," a smooth cocktail made with Ketel One, St. Germain, lemon, lavender and bubbles 

Apple cheddar fritters and steak tartare toast

Chicken and quinoa meatballs and the Espresso Martini (Ketel One, Kahlua, vanilla and espresso)

A bathroom (er, photo) break 

Sisterly love

Kicked off our last day with Italian beer and pasta at Eataly

View from Top of the Hub, where we enjoyed drinks with a view of Boston, 52 floors above ground


Inside beautiful Boston Public Library

Ending a perfect four-day stay with an evening walk through Newbury Street to Boston Public Gardens 

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