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Friday, 5 December 2014

Christmas In Boston

boston christmas lights

I've always wanted to visit Boston and finally, that dream came true. Boston is a quaint, beautiful city and I honestly would move there if I ever got the chance. I've been lucky enough to travel to some beautiful places this Autumn/Winter, I only just got back from New York and Cuba and thought nothing could top them, but, Boston was unexpectedly perfect. Let's take a look at this perfect city...
boston

It was a bright, chilly day

boston state houseThe sky was blue and there were still leaves on the trees.

boston park

beacon hill boston

boston sky line
We wandered for hours until we stumbled across the famous MIT

massachusetts institute of technology

massachusetts institute of technology

massachusetts institute of technology

massachusetts institute of technology

massachusetts institute of technology

MIT University is fascinating, it was weird to stand where so many incredible inventors have stood.

MIT boston

The buildings were spectacular. 

harvard university

We hopped on a subway and within minutes, we were at another famous Boston University; Harvard.

harvard university

harvard university

harvard university

harvard university campus boston

Harvard had no buzz, not even a sound, but the beauty of the campus was over whelming. 

harvard university boston

harvard autumn

harvard university

harvard university

boston during christmas

As the sun set, we headed to Cambridge - the area which Harvard is within. It reminded me of my time in Georgetown in Washington D.C. 


Quirky shops


cambridge boston


and beautiful lights surrounded us.

sweet cupcakes boston

It wasn't long before we stopped off for a cupcake though.

sweet cupcakes boston

sweet cupcakes boston

cupcakes in boston

Sweet cupcakes is a pretty famous Boston cupcake cafe and it did impress. 

boston skyline at night

As we continued to wander, we accidentally stumbled across the Boston skyline in all it's glory.

boston at night

Good fashion choices went out of the window, it was super cold so I just whacked on my Missguided fur jacket (a lifesaver trust me) with my Wildfox Christmas jumper and my trusty Longchamp bag. Scarf wrapped around my neck, it was time to walk in the beautiful city breeze.


We decided to stop for dinner and found an American diner


Nachos for me



and naturally, fajitas too.

max brenner chocolate

On the walk back to our hotel, we discovered Max Brenner Chocolate bar and stocked up on Christmas presents

max brenner chocolate

boston at christmas

It felt like a scene from Love Actually when I saw all the beautiful Christmas trees lining the Boston streets on a quaint evening.
the capitol coffee house boston


We got up bright and early the next morning and found a cute Italian breakfast joint.
Blueberry pancakes for me.

Boston freedom trail

We set off walking along the Freedom Trail where we saw historical building after historical building


and beautiful other shops along the way.



Boston is old, but new at the same time. I felt at home for the first time since starting my trip

boston


After lots of wandering, we finally reached Quincy Market.

quincy market boston

The foodie inside me died a little bit.

quincy market food

Cookies

quincy market food

more cookies

quincy market food

muffins

quincy market food

wraps

quincy market food

You can get anything at Quincy Market. 

quincy market food

quincy market food


the boston chipyard chocolate chip cookies

They even sell boxes of cookie dough to take away.



and cupcakes in a jar. 


When I could finally pull myself away from the food, I walked outside and discovered a beautiful Christmas tree - ready to be lit that evening! 

boston sky line

Not having long left in Boston, next we headed to the North End - my favourite part of the city.

boston north end

The North end is basically home to Little Italy - aka, my dream. 




Petite Italy, Boston

petite italy boston

little italy boston

Evert single shop fascinated me.

the paul revere house boston



boston north end

paul revere church boston

We spent the rest of the day wandering around.


I think the best way to explore a city is to just wander, it's always exciting stumbling across random, beautiful areas 


I stopped to take photos so many times because everything was so rustic and beautiful 

ice skating in boston

That evening we went to check out the local ice rink.

cupcake in a jar
and popped back to Quincy market for a cupcake in a jar and to watch the Christmas light switch on

quincy market christmas lights

Quincy market looked different this time...

quincy market christmas

It was ready for Christmas!

boston christmas lights

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That Wildfox jumper again! 


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It got a bit chilly so I put my headband on (you can get the same one from ASOS here, it will save you this Winter and it's only £6!!!) 

christmas lights boston

The following morning we had one final walk around Boston...

beacon hill boston

beacon hill boston

beacon hill boston

beacon hill boston

Going home really wasn't on my list of things to do.


houses in boston

On the way back home, we stopped off at the Boston Red Sox stadium

boston red sox

fenway park

It was cool to see the the famous ground of Boston's baseball team.

fenway park boston

fenway park boston

The view was pretty good too.


The sun was out and I honestly just never wanted to leave Boston. 

Sunglasses: C/O Sunglasses Shop / Jumper: Identical here, similar here / Skirt: Similar here / Coat: Identical here and here.  

I didn't expect to fall in love with Boston as much as I did. But I fell hard and I fell fast.
Boston, I will be back soon, I promise.

Have you ever visited Boston? Do you like the look of it? Do you want to visit Boston? 

Lots of love, Em x

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