Boston is beautiful rain or shine, however, my umbrella did collapsed and my hair looked like a bird’s nest by the end of my walk. But it was worth it! I loved Beacon Hill and all the little bakeries and antique stores, it was just adorable. On my walk from the Sheraton to Beacon Hill (about 1.7miles), I passed by The Old South Church, Trinity Church, streets filled with shopping, the Boston Common, the Public Garden, the Library and finally Beacon Hill. There is still much much more of Boston to see. But here is a view into my small day journey through ‘The City on the Hill’.
Boylston and Charles were the main streets in my excursion, if you need a good place to start. 🙂 I did a lot of weaving and a 35 minute walk there took me a few hours–and the same return, tried to weave in the directions I missed on the first pass. I’m excited to go back, because I missed out on the famous clam chowder at Legal Sea Foods.
Fall happens to be a lot of people’s favorite season. And I think I know why…not the colorful leaves or the cute boots…but the DRINKS. With the falling leaves come tasty beverages! Below, I have pictures with corresponding links, where you can find recipes to my three favorite Fall drinks. Also if you go by a Trader Joe’s, they have incredible Fall everything! Today, I bought pumpkin ravioli, pumpkin chai tea mix and spiced apple cider…amazing.
:::The Chai Tea Latte:::
Homemade Chai Hot, Iced & Concentrate — by Gimme Some Oven
Authentic Chai– by the kithcn
Small Measures Homemade Chai — by Design Sponge
:::The Apple Cider:::
Homemade Hot Apple Cider — by Hint of Vanilla
Sweet Apple Cider Tea — by David’s Tea
Apple Cider — by DELICIOUS SHOTS
::: The Hot Toddy:::
Intensi-Toddy — by joylicious
Maple + Oatmeal Stout Hot Toddy — by The Gouda Life
Meyer Lemon & Sage Hot Toddy — by Katie at the Kitchen Door
This will be getting whipped up in my kitchen ASAP! Once our kitchen is done with it’s renovation of course. Our loft management company is taking up valuable fall drink-making space! 😉 But it will be nice to have an update, that’s for sure.
I’m in the process of thinking of a new beverage creation that really says, “Drink Me, I taste like Fall.” So wish me luck on that endeavor and if you have any suggestions let me hear ’em!
Happy warm & cozy drinking!
We are finally in our new place and loving it! Also, as a huge perk we have a fireplace! It is somewhat intimidating because it is such a focal point. There are many ways to make it truly shine. I love the idea of surrounding it by candles or having a statement art piece at the center. The furniture that circles the fireplace is also important; I want it to be comfortable and inviting. To bring in color–I think pillows and small accessories (like figurines, mirrors, or frames) or a bar cart can help. I even am toying with the idea of painting the area around the fireplace.
Here is one scenario I created–I’m loving the black and gold combo with pops of teal. Trying to stay with our new mid-century eclectic look.
Here are the details are on the photo:
Grey Side Chair ::: West Elm, $899
Pillow ::: CB2, $29.99
Candlestick Holders ::: CB2, $4.95-$6.95
Dessert Sun Mirror ::: Dot & Bo, $59.99
Logan Square Print ::: Etsy, $24.00
Bar Cart ::: Dot & Bo, $499.99
Teal Glasses ::: IKEA, $1.99 each
Faux Cowhide Throw ::: Pier1 Imports, $44.95
Dark Yellow Chaise ::: IKEA, $250.00
Happy home adventures!
If you are feeling extra adventurous on a layover between flights, you could always take a quick trip into the city without a lot of hassle! Let’s say you have 6hrs at the Newark airport…you get in at 10:30am and your next flight doesn’t leave until 4:55pm. You would probably first see if you there is an earlier flight that you can transfer to, or you might just take a few hours to explore New York.
Right from the airport you can take the AirTran to the New Jersey Transit station. There you can buy a $25 round trip ride to Penn Station in New York City. It is only 3 stops away and takes about 30 minutes. It puts your right at the heart of the transportation hub. You can get to any part of the city from Penn.
I had about 6 hours and was able to go into the city, see some of my family, eat at a hip city restaurant and make it back to the airport all in under 5 hours. I can also see how this would be stressful. But sometimes, the flights that have the really long layovers are cheaper, and it could give you a chance to see something new! I know a lot of airports that have trains right from the airport into city; I had already written about a few like Vancouver, Portland, Chicago, Seattle, New York and the list goes on! A lot of them are cheaper than New York’s fee, but it was still worth it!
Here are some pictures from my little adventure. The Meatball Shop (the Chelsea location) is in walking distance from Penn Station. Food was scrumptious and the sangria refreshing!
Below is a snap shot of the Newark Airport station for the NJ Transit.