6.09.2010

Bean Town

I finally had the privilege to go to Boston when the weather was nice! My impression of the city has always been depressing, gloomy and FREEZING. Mind you, I've only visited in the fall and winter where the wind chill is so paralyzing, you don't want to leave your hotel room. I would definitely encourage you guys to visit, if you haven't, in the spring or summer time where the weather is much more accommodating! Everybody is out and about, tourists and locals alike. There is so much to see and do in this city! This trip was dedicated to see my brother graduate from Harvard University. The commencement ceremony was pretty intense. A cross between Harry Potter and Hollywood - Meryl Streep was there to receive an honorary graduate degree. It was amazing and surreal. I couldn't be more proud of him! Congrats Briggie!

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Quincy Market - Faneuil Square

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Having a Sam Adams lager at the infamous "Cheers"

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Duck tour with the fam

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Sailing class for 8-10 year olds Pretty impressive.

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USS Constitution - world's oldest operating naval ship, dates back to 18th century. Unreal.

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HOT POT! Have you guys had this stuff?? So good!

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Great advertising at a bookstore.

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Boston Public Library Reading Room - favorite place in Boston.

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Trinity Church by H.H. Richardson next to I.M. Pei's Hancock Tower

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Cheese, Wine, and mice, compliments of L.A. Burdick.

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Zakim bridge - trully impressive riding through it

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Another Filipino family graduating - I swear to you, I have NO IDEA who these people are! LOL My mom makes fast friends.

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Doesn't my brother look so much taller?? (He's on his tippy toes while I'm crouching down lol)
(Zara skirt, UO blazer, Anthropologie necklace, Aldo pumps)

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

you look great!

Isabel said...

sounds like a lot of fun! ive never been to boston before but its on my list!

Isabel @ Walk of Fashion

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

Congrats to your brother!! Judging by the pics, it looks like you had a great time - so many places to see! And the weather looks perfect too, so yay for such a nice trip!

Daphne said...

Wow. Every single photo made me want to be there experiencing it all! Looks like an amazing trip! And you must be a proud sister. So lovely!!!

Tanvi said...

Wow! You make me wanna visit Boston right away! congrats to your brother!!!

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Congratulations re. your brother. Boston is a very charming place - and so European, too. X

Becca said...

So glad to hear you enjoyed my city! It can be cold in the winter - but we don't deserve the bad rep!

Congratulations to your smartypants brother! Love the skirt you wore to the graduation ceremony.

Anonymous said...

You are ALWAYS traveling! Must be nice! :)

roxanne said...

congratulations to your brother! i actually just graduated from harvard college, what school did your brother graduate from? it's weird to read about someone else being there too even though there were SO MANY people there that day. the weather was lovely, although i'm so glad i don't have to endure any more boston winters. loving your blog!

MarchMusings said...

Neat blog. The sign on the TV is funny.

Gela said...

the chocolate mice is too cute to eat!

congratulations to your brother! the part about the other random Filipino family made me smile! :D

looks like you had lots of fun!

<3,


boat ride through the sky

Leia said...

i love your graduation outfit!

Ale Ar.Va. said...

Congrats to your brother! You look faboulous!

XOXO
Ale!
http://dailyfashionmx.blogspot.com/

confessionsofabookwhore said...

Can I ask which aldos shoes those are? As in the name? Please? I've been looking EVERYWHERE for a nice pair of nude pumps.

rk hall said...

Confessions - I'm sorry! I don't know! :( I bought them last year + they are my staple nude shoe! They bring it back every season all most. I passed them up one season and the next they brought it back.. I would just keep my eyes peeled!

Roxanne - information + technology in business

bravegrrl said...

all these photos are soooo good. love the first one!!!

xo

simplychic said...

congrats to your brother! my boyfriend just finished his first year at harvard business school and i went to boston 3 time last semester and absolutely fell head over heels in love with the city!

Sidney said...

I love going into Boston everytime! The city is really growing on me and I only live 30 min north of it...would be awesome to actually own a place in the city. :)

Glad you like the visit this time around.