Taking Back My Twenties

Brides, Bites, Beer in Boston

Posted on May 21, 2012 | 3 comments

We’re finally back to normalcy after a fun-filled weekend. We went up to Boston to visit our friends Lauren and Evan and to attend Lauren’s bridal shower. Gosh I miss it there! We spent all day on Friday just walking around, visiting our favorite spots. We started bright and early in Quincy market and walked all the way to our old neighborhood near Northeastern.

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We stopped for lunch at the MET Bar on Newbury street and enjoyed a wonderful glass of wine along with short rib tacos and a burger.

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We continued on to the Esplanade, where the wonderful weather made the river sparkle.

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I got pretty sad on our old street:(

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I also got to stop in and visit with the family I used to nanny for!

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Once Lauren and Evan got off of work, we met them and two of our other friends at Cambridge Brewing Company for beers.

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The night continued at this awesome little bar called Lord Hobo. The beer list was great and the food was really unique. We shared a bunch of small places and everything I tried was outstanding. Our friends like to eat just as much as we do, so it’s so fun checking out Boston restaurants with them.

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On Saturday, we all hit the gym and then I had an appointment to try on my bridesmaids dress for Lauren’s July wedding. The dress looks great and luckily the only thing I’ll need to alter is the top.

Saturday night obviously involved more wining and dining. We got cocktails at a cute bistro near downtown.

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Maker’s, sour, and orange bitters for me!

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And dinner was at an old obsession favorite: Masa!

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We had to get the tapas sampler! Five of these had stayed the same since last year and five were new. All were good! And I forgot to photograph the cornbread with cinnamon butter…

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Our entrees were out of this world. Period. Matt and I shared the smoked short ribs with Jack Daniel’s baked beans and a cranberry fig salsa. The meat literally melted in my mouth.

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Our other entree was a pan roasted monkfish with papaya mole, cherry pepper salsa, and honey glazed sweet potatoes. Loved the sweet, savory, spicy combo!

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In the middle of this meal, I turned to Matt and said: I would move back to Boston just for this restaurant.

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Sunday was all about the bride! The bridesmaids and I headed out to a golf club outside the city to set up for the shower that we planned.

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We enjoyed mimosas, brunch, games, and watched Lauren and Evan open tons of gifts!

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Oh, and there were red velvet cupcakes!

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We had to leave the shower and go straight to the airport, but we had just enough time for one last beer before leaving Boston. A Harpoon sampler!

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Thanks to Lauren and Evan for a spectacular weekend!

A short week begins now. How was your weekend?

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  1. Katie Norwood

    Beautiful pictures, and your outfits are so cute!!

  2. Kate

    I LOVE your colorblocked dress — do you mind if I ask where you purchased it?

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