Prior to this summer I had never visited visited Boston. As you can probably tell, I spend the majority of my time in New York City (Manhattan to be specific). However, once I entered college and met more people who lived in the Boston area, I jumped at the opportunity to go explore their city. What I love most about Boston is how quaint it is. While I love Manhattan, it can be very overwhelming. Boston has all the perks of a major city but is still quiet at night and isn’t overcrowded. I spent this weekend exploring Boston with my friend who lives in the Seaport District. Being shown around by a local was the perfect way to truly get to see Boston. Though tour companies may provide you with all the history, I love learning about the hole-in-the-wall spots that only the locals go to.
To start the weekend off we decided to get breakfast by the water and then explore the North End. I absolutely love Italian food so of course I was very excited to see Boston’s version of Little Italy. We stopped at the infamous Mike’s Pastry shop to pick up a cannoli (which was so delicious)! We also got pizza from the original Pizzeria Regina. Since it was very hot and humid this day I decided to keep my outfit very light. Madewell has been my go-to store lately so most of the outfits featured in this post will include their new arrivals. Since it was so humid out this day I decided to keep my outfit light and breezy with a red floral sundress and a pair of lace up flats. My favorite bag for traveling has been this leather Madewell tote (Madewell Insiders get free monogramming on all leather items!!!). I love this backpack because it’s the perfect size for my camera, laptop, and whatever other items I may need to carry with me.
The next day we had brunch at the Envoy hotel, stopped for a cute photo-op at a rooftop bar, and headed over to Back Bay. In my opinion, Back Bay is by far one of the prettiest areas in Boston. I absolutely love all the brick row houses and brick accents. We took a walk down Commonwealth Ave to see all the pretty homes and then headed over to Newbury Street for some shopping. My outfit this day was very casual. I wore my favorite white v-neck and a-line denim skirt. Since we were going to be doing a lot of walking I made sure to finish off the outfit with a comfortable pair of mules.
For my last night we decided to go out to a nice dinner and walk along the waterfront. The view from this part of the Seaport District is absolutely beautiful. Of course I couldn’t help but snap a few photos of this classic scene of the Boston skyline. After walking along we water we went to Babbo for some Italian food. Babbo is definitely one of my favorite restaurants that I’ve been to in Boston. The menu features classic Italian-style dishes and everything is so delicious. The atmosphere inside of the restaurant is very cozy with it’s orange colored walls and warm lighting. For my outfit I wore a black and gold floral sundress and a pair of low-heeled black sandals.
Thanks for reading today’s post! I also have some exciting news: this is my last post to be shot in the U.S for the next four months! That’s right, I’m studying abroad this semester! I will be leaving this weekend and coming home in the beginning of December, and I couldn’t be more excited. For the first two weeks of my semester I will be traveling around the country I am moving to and Labor Day weekend I will be moving into my apartment for the semester! I will announce the location when I arrive there so be sure to subscribe to my blog to see all of my travel posts! I plan on making a post for each place I travel to and I will include tips on where to stay, eat, shop, etc. Of course I will still be posting fashion and lifestyle content so make sure to look for those posts! I am so so so excited about all the content I will be putting out and I hope you guys are too! Thanks for reading today’s post!