We are headed back to reality — and A&C, who we did miss! But yes, it was really nice to rest and reconnect and care for ourselves (rather than others) for a little while. A quick run-down, for posterity:
Drinks & dinner with college friends. At Josh’s request (he had a great meal 15 years ago and wanted to go back!) we enjoyed Afghan cuisine at Hellmand. It was great! And very interesting — sort of a melding of middle eastern and Indian flavors.
Pre-wedding cocktails in Brookline with friends + bride & groom
Lovely run along the Charles with one of my BBFs (astute readers of both blogs have probably identified the connection)
Breakfast at Thinking Cup (post-run breakfast sandwiches are the best)
Mani/Pedi at Miniluxe (dark lilac nails & gold toes)
Shopping at Aesop on Newbury St. (went in because one of my friends works for the brand, but then was enticed and bought some really amazing-smelling products — excited to put them to use)
Lunch at Piattini
Wedding!! So much fun — lots of dancing, drinks, and many mini lobster rolls!
Bedtime just before midnight. Which for me is . . . LATE!
Breakfast at Flour which I have wanted to try since reading about it waaaaay back in the day on Carrots n Cake (which I haven’t read in years, but I still remembered Tina's references to their famous granola bar and wanted IN on that action)
Airport reading: Me Before You (so far, light and fluffy - appropriate plane reading, I suppose)
Looking forward to seeing A&C, hearing all about their weekend adventures, and settling back into our routine — but feeling a little bit refreshed compared to before we left.
post-run shot of the freedom trail
(dark lilac fingers / gold toes)
coming home to these amazing orchids!