A Dreamlike Dinner Cruise around Boston Harbor

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Dress: Primp (wearing size S) | Shoes: also from Primp (but they’re not online. Similar ones here & here) | Bag: Tory Burch (old, similar here) | Necklace: J.Crew Factory | Bracelet: old (similar here) |

Happy Friday!

While in Sioux Falls, South Dakota last week, I stumbled upon the cutest shop called Primp. It was filled with the cutest clothes including this dress! As soon as I put it on I knew it was coming back to Massachusetts with me!

Its simple but elegant, plus it is so unbelievably comfortable. Unfortunately Primp Boutiques are only located in the Midwest, but you can shop their website here! I plan on wearing this dress a lot because it can be style so many ways. Look out for another post coming soon on all the different ways you can wear a dress like this!

This past Wednesday, I got my first chance to wear it when I went on a dinner cruise with my family to celebrate my mom’s birthday. We boarded the Odyssey Boston just behind the Boston Harbor Hotel.

As soon as we were on board, we placed out orders and headed up to the deck to take in all the views. It was still light out and there was so much to see from a cool new angle. There was the city on one side and Logan airport next to it. We watched planes take off and boats go by as the afternoon poured into evening.

Soon it was time for dinner, we each ordered something different and everything was amazing. To start I had a light lobster bisque it was so good I had to remember to pace myself because I knew there was so much more food coming!

For dinner I had crab cakes. I don’t eat meat (apart from seafood) so I’m never a good judge of most entrées, but being on the coat, I know I can never go wrong with a freshly caught meal from the Atlantic. My mom got the salmon and let me try a little. It was amazing! I eat a lot of salmon, it’s my go-to, so I can be pretty picky about it. This salmon was so light and flavorful. It was perfectly crispy on the outside and flaky and pink on the inside.

 

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We had a little while between dinner and dessert so we headed back up to the top deck to soak in all the beauty of golden hour on the Boston Harbor. The lower the sun sank, the richer the color. By the end of the evening the sunk was s deep hot pink that stretched across the horizon.

Shortly after the sun went down, it was time for dessert. I had a summery raspberry and lemon sorbet, and it was so yummy! I also got to taste my sister’s salted caramel chocolate ganache and my mom’s vanilla bean cake with ice cream they were both so good too! I am the biggest dessert fanatic, so I was in heaven.

By the end of the night our bellies were full and my mom had a smile on her face that melted my heart. She kept saying what a great day it was and I was so happy to share in her special day. When I made it back home I fell asleep thinking about my newest memory made in my beautiful Bay State.

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An Afternoon in Boston

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Top: Old (similar here) | Jeans: Lucky Brand | Shoes: Target (last seen here) | Bracelets: Old (similar here) |

Hi guys! Today I’m going to be giving you a little peak into my life in the Bay State. I was born and raised in Massachusetts and this little state holds a very big part of my heart.

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My house is located just over ten miles north of Boston and I grew up taking trips to the North End with my dad, almost always leaving with a belly full of pasta, bread, and cannoli. Before school started, my mom used to take me to the shops on Newbury Street to pick out a new outfit. From duck tours, to swan boats, to trips on the T, I’ve made my way around this city more times than I can count, but it never seems to get old. Just like me, Boston has changed so much over the years, so each time I go in there always seems to be something new to explore.

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This summer I have gotten to spend the most time in Boston by far because I am interning right in the heart of the Financial District. I love it so much. I love the train ride in each morning, getting to read my book and sneak views of the passing buildings. I love getting to look out my window and see the cityscape. And I love that there is so much around every corner. Whenever I get a chance, I love to get outside and explore. Sweetgreen is also been my food obsession of the summer and I still haven’t gotten over the fact that its just a few hundred feet from my door.

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On this particular trip I visited the Public Garden, just next to Boston Common. I got to see the little duckling statues I used to play on as a kid and watch the swan boats go by. The skies were a bit gray but there was no rain, so my mom and I ventured on.

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After watching the swans and ducks splash around in the water, we crossed the bridge and began to head out. On our way we passes some of the most beautiful flowers. I love that even cities have spots with such natural beauty.

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Right across the Garden is Newbury Street, one of my favorite places. On Newbury street you can find all sorts of shops from high end retailers, to small boutiques, and even secondhand shops. Newbury Street also has some great places to eat like Stephanie’s on Newbury and Amorino. Not to mention all the beautiful brownstones that give it its charm!

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Our shopping adventure lead us to Copley Place where I found this blue and white gingham dress at J.Crew for under $30! I loved it so much that I wore it out of the store. The afternoon was drifting away into evening and I was ready to get some food. The weather wasn’t improving, so we decided to grab a bite on the way home.

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Just outside the city is Assembly Square. I pass it everyday on my commute and always have to fight the urge to get out and explore. Its set right on the water with boats anchored. Its home to shops, restaurants, apartments and even a movie theater. It really has it all! It must be such a fun place to live! By the time we got there we were both very hungry so we walked into a restaurant called Legal on the Mystic. One of the best parts about living right near the ocean is all the fresh seafood! I got a salad with Salmon and it was amazing!

As we ate, the sun began to set over the water and I had to fight every urge to run outside mid-meal to take a picture of the view. I will most definitely be going back again to fully explore.

I finally made it back home exhausted from my day and and drifted off with another great memory from such a beautiful city.

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