Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Anniversary in Boston Pt. 1

Boston holds a lot of memories and romance for Chris and I. He went to college there and we started dating when we were both in college. We only got to see each other on some weekends, so whenever we visited each other, it was always exciting and special. I went to see him a lot, whether it be by train or with his mom. When we were in the city together, he would show me around to all the places he loved to hang out and eat. We would relish in the joy of being in the company of each other. You know how it is when you're 20 and in love. Now add the long distance aspect to that. You kind of go crazy when you get to see each other for the first time in 2-4 weeks. Anyway...six years later and we are still crazy about each other and still finding ourselves reminiscing in Boston. He is my best friend and I'm so happy to have him in my life. We always have the best time together whether it's in a huge city or in one of our houses.





Chris had no idea we were spending the weekend in Boston for our anniversary. I pretty much just told him he needed the weekend off and that we were going somewhere, but that it was a surprise. He figured it out once he saw highway signs for Boston. In addition to getting an awesome hotel for a pretty great deal through LivingSocial, I also made a list of all the places we both love to eat at and visit, as well as some new places that I had found through my extensive Internet research. I even categorized everything. I basically told him that he could pick anything from the list with the exception of the two things I really wanted to do. Those two things were go to a millennial-themed party at a bar and go to the Downeast Cider House. More on that later, though!






On our first day in Boston (which was on our actual anniversary), we ate at a few of the places that we love including chicken wings (which are more like tenders) at Wing It and cannoli from Mike's Pastry. We also went shopping at Garment District which is an awesome costume and vintage clothing store. The first night is when the millennial-themed party was and it was a BLAST. Chris isn't much of a dancer, but the two of danced all night to songs from the early 2000's as well as some 90's. They played mostly dance songs, but also things like Stacy's Mom. It was so much fun.




Dress: H&M//Sweater: J.Crew (thrifted)//Tights: Apt. 9//Boots: American Eagle//Belt: Forever 21//Lipstick: LORAC Cosmetics
Our hotel was right near the Boston Common, which was nice. We were on the top (24th) floor, so we had an amazing view of the city. We had a small balcony in our room, so we were able to get some good pictures of the view. The room and hotel itself were very nice. We even got sparkling apple cider when we arrived!





I will share more about our second day in a later post!


  1. That sounds awesome though that you guys were so dedicated to being tougher even though you only saw each other every few weeks, and now every longer than that. You really appreciate each other more then! I don't know anything about dating, but I can't imagine seeing someone almost every day or even every other day unless ya'll lived together--everyone has lives, you know!

    Anywho.I am so in love with that dress of yours and wanna snatch it UP!

  2. Happy anniversary!! Looks like you guys had a great time! And oh my gosh, I'm dying over your dress! It's so cute - especially with your darling cardigan! xo

    Girl & Closet

  3. Happy anniversary friends! My parents also have their wedding anniversary same day. This year we wanted to celebrate in a unique manner, so booked a local venue NYC and hosted a sports themed party there for them.

  4. Oh, so happy that you had a good time! And your dress is very lovely!