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Saturday, 1 December 2012

{birthday girls in boston}

Time to play catch-up! Just got back from the UK, but before I flew there, I spent the weekend in Boston with my besty, celebrating both our birthdays. The pics say it all--we had a blast, ate yummy food, drank yummy wine, and did what we do best--talk, talk & talk:)
Stay: Hotel Commonwealth--lovely hotel overlooking Fenway Park

{view from our hotel room}

Eat: We had a lovely dinner at Gaslight Bistro--French charm with excellent food (I had the mussels) and their charcuterie plate is to die for.

We also had a quick light breakfast at Tatte, simply the cutest little bakery/cafe E.V.E.R: 

{can it get any more lovely than a chandelier in a cafe? love!}
Drink: Top of the Hub is a famous landmark with breathtaking views of Boston & live jazz, but expensive drinks (or expensive minimum) to pay for the view and it can be flooded with tourists.

See: The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is a serious gem. My Courtauld connection got us in free:) Plenty of amazing paintings--too many to list, but the gorgeous Venetian palazzo-inspired space is filled with works by Giotto, Cosme Tura (my personal favourite), Titian, Botticelli, Veronese to name only a few. Isabella was also quite the character and simply a fascinating historical figure. You're not allowed to take photos inside, but here are a few I've found on the web: 
{from the Gardner's website}

{this & the image below via stylewise trendfoolish}
{breathtaking courtyard, via tumblr}
& my own photos of  the exterior fa├žade: 

Shop: Newbury Street. Lovely old brownstones and at the end, a gorgeous park.

& finally...us having fun: 

thanks for such a fun weekend kbk!! (& a special thanks to my friend's sister, Laura, for giving us a long list of fun places to check out).

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