It’s been week since the bombings at the Boston Marathon - a tragic week for those individuals and families directly affected, the city of Boston and the rest of the country.
For me, Boston was home for over three years. I didn’t love my time there, to be honest, but my heart always fills with nostalgia whenever I return. This week, I felt an extra strong kinship with Boston like so many of you out there.
There’s much to be said about these bombings and the irreversible consequences they will have on so many people. I’ll let everyone else throw in their two cents about that. Instead, I wanted to reflect on the places I love most in Boston and urge you all to plan a trip to this beautiful city.
Let’s start off with a little culture. There’s always the Freedom Trail (which is literally a red line on the sidewalk connecting important sites from the Revolutionary War) but I wanted to suggest something a little less obvious. The Isabella Stewart Gardner museum is a true gem. It’s world class collection of international art is housed in a beautiful secret garden like setting.
The Tannery in Harvard Square is the best boutique in the world. Period. Hands down. I know that’s a bold statement, but after four years in New York and countless trips to LA and Paris, I’ve yet to find a store that speaks to me as much as the Tannery. The store’s website is terrible though, it’s really something you have to visit in person.
Mixed reviews on Yelp but the Barking Crab is one of my favorites. It positively barks Boston to me (sorry, couldn’t help myself). You get a bucket of crab and a large rock to eat it with. The city’s skyline is your backdrop and you eat in a large room at picnic tables with a bunch of other people. What’s not to love?
What are your Boston favorites?