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My internship at tarte has allowed me to explore NYC, but the city I know best is Boston. For the past two years, I’ve been attending Boston College (living just outside the city) and I always look forward to the frequent weekend trips with my girlfriends. I’m no Daily Candy weekend guide, but I thought I’d share with you some of my favorite things to do!
On a pleasant summer day, I highly recommend a trip to Boston Common—the oldest park in the country! It’s the starting point to the Freedom Trail and many prominent people have spoken in the park (Martin Luther King Jr., Pope John Paul II, and Gloria Steinem). With more than 40 acres of green grass, you can relax, play Frisbee or even picnic (but don’t forget your SPF)! During the summer several concerts occur—so, if you’re in the area, it’s a must! Nearby the Commons is the infamous Newbury Street—a true fashionista’s playground. The street is lined with great stores and boutiques, both upscale and affordable, for a fun day of shopping. There’s truly something for everyone, even vintage! Some of my favorites: Calypso, DVF, Second Time Around….and the list goes on).
While there are plenty of great restaurants on Newbury Street (my fave: Stephanie’s on Newbury), I always head to the North End for some Italian. Mangia, mania! The North End is a “Little Italy” filled with gelato shops, pizzerias, and Old-School Italian restaurants. My pick: Dolce Vita—it has great food and live music. Actually, one night a man playing the accordion sang “That’s Amore”!
If you’re looking for some culture, I’d suggest stopping by one of Boston’s museums. If you’re a history buff, then I recommend the JFK Presidential Library and Museum, Old South meeting House or Paul Revere’s House. For the artists, check out the Museum of Fine Arts. And one of my favorites—visit the Museum of Science for one of its interesting exhibits. Recently, I went to the Harry Potter exhibit—it was so fun!
Finally, you can’t leave Boston without making an appearance at some sort of sports game. In the summer check out a Red Sox game, the fans never disappoint. A team that not many people know about, and probably my favorite Boston team, is the Boston Blazers; Boston’s very own lacrosse team. If you’re around during their season, which is January to April, the tickets are cheap; the game is fast pace; and the fans are a rowdy bunch (especially, if you’re sitting next to a group of 26 yr old dudes clad in blazers)!
So there you have it, my ideal weekend in Boston. Let me know if you think I missed anything!
~This past weekend Greg & I took the journey home to Boston to visit my mom and grandma for Mother’s Day. In addition to hanging out with the folks, we attended my little and older cousins’ dance recital. While this was Greg’s first recital it was my first time sitting in the audience and not dancing or teaching. In fact, when the opening routine started I actually had a tear in my eye—it was so very nostalgic! I really wasn’t expecting it. Nonetheless, it was a great show—my older cousin is the primary dance teacher & director, while her daughter who is 4 danced alongside of my 5-year-old twin cousins. They seriously stole the show in their cute costumes and hip-shaking moves, though my older cousins who are 10 and 16 were the true entertainers. Yes, dancing is definitely a family affair! -candace
~This week I’m heading to San Francisco to visit my best friend (we grew up playing soccer together in Mass). We’re planning a run across the Golden Gate Bridge, mini-shopping escapades and a chill time on the beach. I’m really excited about this trip! Another one of my newly engaged friends, who lives in Boston, is meeting me there. It’s going to be such a fun girl’s weekend!! We’re even driving to Tahoe for the Fourth! If only Greg could join me for the fireworks…now that would be perfect! -candace
~I had found this recipe for caramel apple wedding cake (in Martha Stewart Weddings) that I really wanted to try, but before I gave the recipe to the caterer I wanted to taste it myself. Because Erica is the best girl in the whole world, she actually spent time this weekend baking me a sample wedding cake. (This is no small task…it involved a meringue and a custard and a buttercream and all kinds of other things like candy thermometers). She brought it in today and it’s divine. Possibly because she made it. All hail Erica, queen of baking and everything arts-related!! -alexis
~So Saturday I’m all excited because I finally have time to install my new Sirius satellite radio in my car (QVC TSV!) when all of a sudden I hear screaming and a horn blaring the whole way up my block. Without looking up, I already know its my brother and when I finally do look up, I’m not at all surprised to see that he’s tethered a 5 foot long Italian flag to his car. Ahh, you gotta love World Cup Soccer! Saturday’s game – Italy v USA – was awesome; I was a little torn at first because my heart is to cheer for Italy but I didn’t really want the US to lose. Well the game ended in a tie so I guess things worked out for me! -maria
06/14/06 Congrats Heather & John!
~Since I got engaged exactly 6 days ago, I’ve been in wedding overdrive! I’ve been to Barnes & Noble 4 times (for various wedding planners and magazines), I’ve visited at least 100 websites and have been on the phone non-stop with reception venues, my mom and my fiance (that sounds weird!) (though I’m trying to keep him out of it as much as possible!). But I feel good because I’m visiting 4 places this weekend and hope to get something booked right away! The next 10 months will be crazy!! Unless we do what John wants – elope -haha! -heather
~So a few weeks ago a friend of mine asked me if I wanted to form a team with her & her friend and submit applications for this game show she heard about. I submitted the application and my picture and totally forgot the whole thing. Lo and behold, they actually want us to audition this week!!! It’s called Chain Reaction and it’s actually a remake of an old game that was on NBC in 1980. My friends and I have been emailing each other practice puzzles…but keep your fingers crossed that I get on, because maybe I can actually make some wedding money back! (Plus how cool, a tartelette on Tv!) -alexis
~So, I must admit I have a peanut butter addiction. I was shopping at Gourmet Garage last week and I came across Peanut Butter & Co Cinnamon Raisin Swirl. OMG—this is seriously the best stuff ever! How ingenious—“a breakfast blend of peanut butter with swirls of aromatic cinnamon and raisins”! I’m truly addicted. And the best part—I just found out that there is a Peanut Butter & Co. store near my apartment! Next on my list: the Dark Chocolate Dreams….YUM! -candace
~Last week we got a delicious treat. One of the vendors I work with sent us a Godiva Cheesecake and a Cookies and Cream from the Cheesecake Factory! If there’s one thing the tarte girls love, it’s the Cheesecake Factory! Being the chocoholic that I am, the Godiva cheesecake is my favorite. Flourless chocolate cake and chocolate cheesecake, what could be better! -nicole