This past weekend I went up to Maine with some friends for a little snowboarding at Sugarloaf! The conditions were fantastic and there was plenty of snow that allowed over 100 different trails to be open.
We rented this bad boy from enterprise - isn't it cute? Totally a cute hamster car from that commercial:
A view from the mountain:
For lunch we headed into the Widowmaker for some delicious burgers and a few cold beers!
Then we headed back out for a few more runs before the last lift, however, I wish I stopped after lunch...more on that later.
Even though it's still bitter cold in Boston (although this week its 50 degrees - um, I'll take it!), I can't help but get a little excited that spring will be here before we know it. Especially because everywhere I turn, there seem to be fun, vibrant pieces that will brighten anyones day!
I hope everyone has a wonder Valentines day! I recently just saw a news clip on 'what women expect for valentines day' - and the answer?! Ipads...um are you kidding me? That's ridiculous if you ask me. I think this holiday is a bit silly, but all I ask is a little something to celebrate the holiday.
Personally, I think anything that is bought needs to be under $50 for sure. Like a little bracelet, some flowers, something small.
Even flowers can get insane - a dozen roses for the oh-so-affordable price of $100 (or more), uhh...still too much if you ask me. A small boutique of flowers (not necessarily roses) would make me happy as a clam.
Then either go to a restaurant or what N and I did last year - make dinner. I think its more personal, and a lot more fun to pick out a good recipe, make it together while enjoying a good glass of wine.
This week I had the pleasure of meeting up with my roommate Nia for an afternoon of good food, drinks, a little shopping and much needed catching up.
We first headed to get lunch at a Parish Cafe, a place that can guarantee amazing sandwiches that are all a little out of the ordinary - you certainly wont find your run of the mill turkey and cheese sandwich here.
Whenever I go out to eat, I usually like to try something new, something that I would never make myself. Hence the The Schlesinger:
The Schlesinger is Monterey jack cheese on warm banana nut bread topped with smoked ham and sided with a mango chutney. Served with picked ginger cabbage.
Strange? Of course - but it was surprisingly the best sandwich/dish I've had in a long time. It was the perfect combination of sweet and salty offering different textures and colors. I am definitely getting this again when I go back!
Nia went with a great version of chicken salad called The Bond Herb Roasted Chicken Salad:
The Bond Herb Roasted Chicken Salad is a roasted chicken breast mixed with sweet garlic aioli, roasted red onions, scallions, thyme and tarragon served on an italian sub roll with sliced tomatoes, romaine lettuce and crisp fried onions. Served with homemade potato salad.
This was an amazing sandwich as well. Normally I don't care for mayo sandwiches - tuna salad, chicken salad, egg salad - you get the point, something with the texture, the taste of mayo, it just grosses me out. However, this sandwich, because they use a garlic aioli, it hides the mayo taste making it a great sandwich to order as well.
Anyone in the boston area looking for a great lunch spot or date spot, I would definitely recommend this joint.
I desperately need a new pair of glasses. My current pair is from the 7th grade, and it's safe to say they've been through A LOT. Not to mention the prescription is horribly outdated (I can barely see the tv for crying out loud), but over the years, Carson (the dog) has stepped on them/carried them around in her mouth, I've fallen asleep wearing them, AND I've been known to just throw them into by bag without a case - I know, so its no wonder they are just about on their last leg.
So the mission for fun, cute glasses that I could wear outside the house begins. I'd like something stylish without looking 'too hipster'. I'm first going to try this sweet site called Warby Parker that my roommate told me about. Its a site where their prescription glasses are around $100 and you can pick out 5 pairs for them to send you, try them all on and send back whichever pairs you didn't like - coolest site ever? I think so! Its like zappos for glasses.
Before heading to Florida a few weeks ago, N got me hooked on reading the Hunger Games series. These books are so intense, I literally had to say 'no mere, sorry I cant walk down the beach right now, I have to finish this damn book!'
This past weekend I had a great time in Baltimore with my best high school friends going on my first bar crawl! They all wanted to dress up wearing ninja turtle themed outfits, so we got the hats, koozies, sunglasses and all to dress the part!
Each bar had a different special - shots and beers that all were less than $5 each - amazing. Seriously, I wish Boston had these kind of specials - well actually, I don't think that would be good, I would get nothing done....
Last week my sister and I headed down to Fort Meyers Beach, Florida for a long weekend. It was a last minute decision that turned out to be the best decision! It was hot (80 degrees) and sunny everyday, which gave us plenty of time to hit the beach, catch a tan and take advantage of all the happy hours!
It was amazing, this has to turn into a yearly trip!
Recently, I've been pairing denim and denim together - obviously, not going with the same shade, but pairing a lighter denim button down with a dark pair of blue jeans or multicolored pair, looks great in my mind!