First-timers in Boston

In September, Braden and I traveled out to Boston for a work interview and quickly fell in love with it! We especially loved Beacon Hill. It’s basically everything you imagine when you think of the colonial east coast. Red brick, shutters, ivy, beautiful trees, and lamp posts.

Some of our favorite memories from this quick two-day trip were:

The Boston Public Market

It was fun to walk through and try a few different things here. We couldn’t pass up Magnolia’s Banana Pudding, along with a few other treats along the way.

Walking the Greenway

This is basically a strip of grass that runs along the outside of the city for people to walk on. Some sections have parks, swings, benches, and sculptures. It was a fun way to walk around the city.

Boston Public Gardens

One morning we ran through the Boston Public Gardens, and it was so pretty!! My favorite part was running in the middle of a perfect neighborhood, covered with trees. We also passed a cathedral that was completely covered in ivy and I was wishing I had my camera so bad!!

FOOD!

We had so many yummy plant-based meals here. There were so many options to choose from that we couldn’t even try them all. We really liked Spyce and By Chloe. Spyce was unlike anything we’d seen before. Your our meal is entirely cooked using technology. Basically, no humans. (other than serving it in a bowl) Check out their website and watch the video–it’s so cool! We also tried some cannolis from Mike’s Pastry, which many had recommended. The place was packed. Oh, and the cannolis were really good.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

While Braden was interviewing, I made my way to the mfa via the subway system. It was an adventure to say the least! My route was changed halfway through, so I jumped off the subway and walked the last 15-20 minutes to the museum. I’m a newbie when it comes to public transportation. It actually worked out perfectly, because I passed by Berkley School of Music, and a beautiful park/walkway. I spent all morning in the museum and LOVED my time there.

My favorite was a photography exhibition called “Viewpoints“, so I spent most of my time there. I left feeling so inspired by the photographs, and some of my favorite film photographers (Dorothea Lange, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and more!) They also had a huge section of Impressionist-era art, which is one of my favorite styles. I was able to see Renoir, Signac, Pissarro, Monet, and a new fav– Vlaminck. I walked down the hall with Renoir and into the Monet room, completely in awe of their work. There was a version of water lilies, multiple of his “haystack” series, as well as landscapes, and a few paintings of Venice. I basically could’ve spent the ENTIRE day there, but I had to meet Braden downtown by 1pm. :)

The harbor at sunset was also really nice, even though it was a bit chilly. I love how the golden light touches the boats, and then disappears completely as the sun goes down.

This trip was definitely a whirl-wind, but a lot of fun!! We are so grateful for this opportunity to see a new place and for the opportunities Braden’s had with finding a full-time job. His interview went well, in case you’re wondering! Oh, and as always, a huge thanks to our families for taking care of William while we were gone. He always has the best time!

Here is some east-coast-eye-candy magic for you all!

*all shot on Kodak Portra 400 Film, rated at 200 ISO. Developed and scanned by theFINDlab in Orem.

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