I love living in Boston. I have mentioned my love for this city in my Boston Strong post but this past Saturday reminded me of why I love living in
Boston. I started my day with a run through Charlestown and the north end. Besides the run my goal for the day was to have a leisurely brunch, do some shopping, and see a movie.
I met up with my friends Jason and Derek. We had brunch at Sonsie, my usual late night weekend spot. The menu had plenty of brunch and lunch items available. There was also a nice cocktail menu. I chose my usual brunch drink, the spicy bloody mary. We dined on calamari to start, I had the egg breakfast, Derek and Jason had pizza.
After brunch we walked around Newbury Street.
We stopped in Diesel so that I could do some research for my next manly monthly post. My next topic for men is shopping for jeans.
This is Jackson who works at Diesel. I wanted to highlight his style. He was wearing a top and jeans from Diesel showing us denim and denim works for men and women. More information about Diesel will be in my new post for the men.
We also walked through Newbury Comics. This store has a wide variety of items including movies, books, records, novelty items, and clothing. This is a fun place to shop if you are looking for a unique gift.
Our next stop was the Boston Public Library on Boylston Street. The Boston library is a hidden gem in the back bay. I’ve only been there once before but I visited a new area this weekend.
Information from the website:
The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library is dedicated to the creative educational use of its cartographic holdings, which extend from the 15th century to the present.
In pursuit of its mission, the Center collects and preserves maps and atlases, promotes research in the collection, and makes its resources available to the public through its website, exhibitions, publications, lectures, and other programs.
The Center has a particular interest in developing innovative uses of maps and geographic materials to engage young people’s curiosity about the world, thereby enhancing their understanding of geography, history, world cultures, and citizenship.
There is a lovely courtyard outside the map exhibit.
Jason and Derek
My outfit: MICHAEL Michael Kors dress, Coach flats, and new necklace from H & M.
Other sites in the area:
After the library we walked over to the Boston Common theater to see Blue Jasmine. I loved this movie. I thought Cate Blanchett’s performance was great and she had some fashionable designer outfits. All of the actors portrayed their characters well.
On my walk home from the movies I passed by Boston Calling that took place in City Hall Plaza. Boston Calling is an outdoor concert with a variety of bands performing both Saturday and Sunday. The tickets start at $74 but you don’t have to pay the money if you are okay with just listening to the show. The sound of the bands can be heard all around the area. As I was walking by the area I spotted our Mayor Menino being interviewed. I’m going to miss him as mayor.
This was a great day to walk around the city while taking in the sites and people watching.
- Boston Calling Music Festival returns to City Hall Plaza (tuftsdaily.com)