I had a great weekend get-away in Boston with four friends I have met over the years through social media. We had a great three days together enjoying the Boston sites, eating at fun restaurants and spending time together.
Upon arrival, I met Fran at our hotel, The Colonnade and we walked to Tatte Bakery & Cafe for a late lunch. The Colonnade Hotel hosted us for the weekend and it was a delightful place to stay and in a great location for our weekend activities.
We changed for the Red Sox game and met up with Louise, Abby and Carol. Before heading to Time Out Market Boston, who graciously hosted us for drinks and dinner, we made a stop at Petit Robert Bistro for a summer spritzes.
Next stop was Fenway Park for a Red Sox baseball game. Unfortunately, shortly after we took our seats, there was a rain delay and eventually the game was cancelled because of flash flood and lighting. We dodged the storm and waited out the rain at Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar. The five of us had a great time talking and catching up with each other!
Saturday morning started with The Colonnade Hotel treating us to a delightful brunch at their restaurant, Lucie Drink + Dine. After a delicious meal, we strolled down Newbury Street for some window shopping and taking photos.
After enjoying the sights on Newbury Street, we returned to The Colonnade Hotel and changed into pool attire just in time for our noon cabana reservation. The Colannade Hotel spoiled us with a beautiful cabana, chips & salsa, Frosé, lemon water and snacks. It was dreamy to have a covered cabana and the pool was a refreshing respite from the heat! The five of us laughed, talked and relaxed all afternoon.
After our pool time, we changed for the third time of the day for our next adventure. Donned in pink and green, we walked through the Boston Common and the Boston Public Gardens. Both green areas are near each other and a must see. Boston Common is America's first public park created in 1634. The Boston Public Gardens is America's first public botanical garden. No matter your age, look for the the Make Way for Ducklings sculptures. They will put a smile on your face!
Despite the heat, we continued walking and landed at Beacon Hill Books & Cafe. What a charming book store with a little arched doorway and beautiful book displays! We all had an afternoon pick me up and savored the air conditioning with a photo shoot.
After the bookshop, we walked to the pretty Rouvalis Flowers & Gardens shop and took more photos. Around the corner, a few of us indulged in some delicious gelato from Beacon Hill Chocolates to enjoy as we walked back to The Colonnade Hotel.
We quickly freshened up, changed and all had party pony tails! We took a car to Boston's Seaport neighborhood for dinner at Nautilus Pier 4. Wow, what an amazing waterfront view, great drinks and delicious shareable plates. I loved their namesake cocktail called the ACK Nauti (tequila, fresh cranberry, lime juice and mint) and we ordered about ten different plates and enjoyed everything we tried!
The five of us walked around the Seaport neighborhood after dinner, took more pictures together and went to Cisco Brewers Seaport. We had a blast dancing, laughing and being together!
The last day, we packed and checked out of the hotel. Abby and Carol left to meet friends at the beach and Louise, Fran and I enjoyed breakfast at Tatte Bakery & Cafe before heading to the airport together.
We were sad to leave each other. It was refreshing and fun to be with other women in the same business with similar interests. I am so grateful social media brought us all together and we have become such good friends!