I met up with my ladies Biana and Amanda!! Amanda and I have known each other since junior high days — we grew up down the street from each other — and reconnected through blogging. I also found Biana through blogging, and we happened to meet in real life at an event back in June. Amanda was in Boston over the weekend and the three of us went to happy hour to celebrate us all finally being together. Fun fact: This was the first time Amanda and Biana met in real life so it was a really neat blogger love triangle come true.
I bought a LivingSocial for a facial at a new spa in Inman Square, Cambridge. Moose and Mimi is adorable and the staff is so sweet! I had such a lovely time that I immediately went home and purchased their massage deal. Boston locals, get the deal here; you’ve got to check this place out. It’s super affordable so if you can’t get the deal, you should try out the spa anyway.
Continuing along the road to healthy living, I visited Life Alive in Central Square again. I can’t get enough of their Adventurer Bowl. It’s a hefty portion of corn, beets, broccoli, dark greens, shredded cheddar, legumes, tofu, and almonds over a mix of quinoa & short grain brown rice with a sesame ginger Nama sauce. I always get two meals out of this
How fun (slash inappropriate) are these little signs? I found them at Magpie, a super cute gift shop in Davis Square.
I did a lot of walking Saturday afternoon so I rewarded myself with a carrot cake cupcake from Lyndell’s Bakery. They sell mostly Italian style desserts, but I couldn’t resist this cupcake. I think the frosted carrot sold me. Sadly it was pretty dry and the frosting didn’t taste like cream cheese…but it was $2. Two dollars! Can’t be too upset about that.
Boston’s fashion is all over the place. I thought I had escaped critter pants leaving Charleston but turns out NOPE now I see transportation pants.
Those are bicycles and he was not 5 years old.
On Sunday we Kravers attended a half marathon in Rockport. As I was setting up, I realized I was drinking out of my “flirty & 30!” cup. I reserve that thing for indoor activities. My Brand Ambassador got a real kick out of it. And is now calling me “Big Sis.”
After the event I walked around downtown Gloucester. It was a really nice day and I was on a mission to get one thing: a fresh lobster roll.
I looked up some Yelp reviews, and out of all the expensive ones around Rockport and Gloucester, this tiny little hot dog joint had really good ratings for their roll. And wait for it…it was only $9!! When I walked into Salty Frank’s Dogs they told me I got the last one of the day. Thank goodness, because it was one of the best lobster rolls I’ve ever had. After circling around Main Street (and eating it as I walked), I popped back in the restaurant to tell them how good it was. They were very sweet and I hope I’m back in Gloucester soon so I can get like 3 at a time. 😉
I mean look at that thing! It was served warm on a lightly buttered toasted roll. The lobster was a mix of claw and knuckle in light mayo with cracked pepper. Sooooooooooo good.
**unpictured honorable mentions:
- Crazy delicious food at Tavern Road. (I’ve been twice this week and they’ve been my top 2 meals in Boston so far. Sadly I didn’t take pics to avoid embarrassing dates and new friends.) I will say that the whipped feta english mustard with orange mostarda is a must have appetizer. I’ve been thinking about it for days. #newrestaurantcrush
- Trying Muscadet for the first time. This French varietal is a bright and minerally white wine most often paired with oysters. It’s dry with a lower alcohol content. Great summer wine!