August 3, 2014

Weekend Highlights

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. 🙂 bloggers boston

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. moose mimi cambridge moose and mimi inman square cambridge facial massage

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 thisadventurer bowl life alive cafe cambridge boston

Life Alive on Urbanspoon

How fun (slash inappropriate) are these little signs? I found them at Magpie, a super cute gift shop in Davis Square. magpie 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. lyndell's bakery carrot cake medford
Lyndell's Bakery on Urbanspoon

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.bicycle print 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.”

krave brand ambassador

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.

downtown gloucester

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. 😉

salty frank's hot dogs lobster roll gloucester

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.

Salty Frank's on Urbanspoon

**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!
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  • Those are cards are too cute/funny. I love that y’all met! I love both of their blogs too…recently found Biana, but have been following Amanda for a while. Bet you had a blast!
    To Carolina

    Gym Bunny

  • itzyskitchen

    What a fun weekend! That carrot cupcake does look so good- bummer it wasn’t that great. Lobster rolls…mmmm. So darn good.

    • i know! too cute to not have much flavor. bummer.

  • Brynn Guster

    Love the cards and bicycle pants. Are you really ever too old for patterned pants if you tuck in your polo and pop the collar? Just sayin.

  • Amy

    I’m so jealous of all of your lobster roll pictures! I could eat them every day!!! Meant to tell you on Friday that I’m a House of Cards addict! It is one of the best series on TV! Kevin Spacey is brilliant!!!!

    • i wish i could send you one! drag mr bmj up here and we’ll go have a bunch! 🙂 yessss i’m on season 2 and wow!! that first episode was nuts!

  • yahhh blogger dates are the best! i really hate those critter pants too hahah xo jillian – cornflake dreams

    • i bet you’re seeing them all the time now too!

  • Pamela

    So jealous you got to meet up with Amanda and Biana! Glad you guys had a good time! Definitely jealous of your facial too… I need to get one of those ASAP! Glad you had a good weekend!

    <3, Pamela

    • yes, wish you could have been there too!

  • I can’t believe you knew Amanda beforehand! Small world! Looks like such a fun meetup! 🙂

  • Biana Perez

    Blogger love triangle – hilarious!! Thanks for sharing the Living Social deal – I need to venture to Cambridge more often lol!! That lobster roll looks amazing and delicious – get in my mouth!! Happy Monday!!

    • seriously best 9 dollars i spent that day.

  • Mia- MakeMeUpMia

    Loved seeing the pics of you 3, so fun! Those pants, oh my gosh haha.

  • Elise Nichols

    Love seeing 3 of my favorite bloggers together! That lobster roll looks incredible!

    • aww so sweet! it really was… 🙂

  • It was the best love blogger triangle come true ever I totally agree!! Ohhhh I should have gotten that cupcake when I was up there it looks amazing. Btw your Krave samples saved our lives sitting on that runway for 2 hrs. We were starving and those saved the day they were so good!!!

    • i think your cupcake was prob better! omg love that you ate them on the runway. best snack ever, i know!

  • Love the background story on you and Amanda! Super jealous of this triangle. Let’s make it a square next time please 😉 That lobster roll looks amazing!

    • AHH yes come be our square! miss you honey!

  • Erin @ The Grass Skirt Blog

    SO much good food! Those signs are hilarious. Have a great week!

    The Grass Skirt

  • Emily M

    I just bought the massage deal! I can’t wait to try it out!!

  • Brittan Morris

    I’m super interested in how one pronounces Gloucester since there is no “h”… 😉

  • Rach

    I’ve never had a lobster roll, but that one makes me want to try it! Looks so yummy!

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