It is time for a little reminiscing on an amazing year. I am very grateful for all of it. Thank you, 2015.
Boston Restaurants - I was lucky I had a chance to experience East by Northeast before they closed a few months later / Discovered Besito serves really good Mexican food in Chestnut Hill.
|Coconut Red Curry Lobster w. Egg Noodles @ East By Northeast|
|Tres Leche Cake @ Besito|
Boston Restaurants - checked out the new Japanese Hot Pot Shabumaru in the Westin Copley / Feasted on Skrei (premium Norwegian Cod Fish) at Legal Harborside.
|Pan Roasted Skrei Fish in a smoked mussel chowder @ Legal Harborside|
[April]- I didn't get a post up a about it, but the day we all hiked and skied Tuckerman Ravine in New Hampshire was one for the memory books!
Inspiration - Despite all of the Caribbean Sun in March, I was still okay returning home to Charlestown and the snowpocalypse.
Boston Restaurants - Select Oyster Bar was one of my favorite openings of 2015. If you haven't checked them out yet, make it a point to get there in 2016!
Inspiration - In a rare moment of downtime - home at my apartment on Bunker Hill Street in Charlestown.
|Tater Tot Nachos @ Highball Lounge|
Travel - The annual girls trip brought us to Charleston, South Carolina. Restaurants we visited that I would highly recommend: Bin 152, FIG, Poogan's Porch and Chez Nous. Additionally, Bob and I spent the 4th with his family on Lake Winnepesauke.
Inspiration - The Hendricks Gin Flying Cucumber. One of the coolest things I've ever experienced! You have to see it to believe it!
|Exploring Great Island, Wellfleet (and eating Wellfleet Oysters!)|
Travel - We spent a glorious amount of time outdoors. The month kicked of with back-to -back hiking and camping weekends in The White Mountains: Mount Madison + Osgood which was followed by Mount Washington + Dolly Cop. From there we took a week off and made the rounds: Bob's sisters house on Lake Winnipesauke --> A quaint Bed + Breakfast in Wellfleet --> my Mom's house in Yarmouthport. I actually didn't post anything about that week - it was a much needed escape for family time, us time, lake time and beach time.
|Hiking in the White Mountains of New Hampshire|
Boston Restaurants - Had a wonderful meal at Babbo Pizzera with the girls. I have recommended Babbo to quite a few friends and co-workers, everyone's feedback has been overwhelmingly positive / Tempo in Waltham treated me to a delicious evening.
|Pizza, Squash Blossoms + Gelato @ Babbo|
Boston Restaurants - Checked out Southie newcomer Coppersmith at their soft opening.
[October]Travel - OREGON ROAD TRIP. Bob and I on the road for 9 days. It was incredible. We visited: Portland, the Columbia River Gorge, Astoria, Cape Disappointment, Shipwreck Beach, Cannon Beach, Newport, and the Willamette Valley.
Boston Restaurants - The October round up edition features favorite spots in and around my new hood: Hopsters, Max + Leo's, Deep Ellum, Devlin's, Cook, The Breakfast Club (pictured), Thai North, Buffs Pub and Sycamore.
|Branch Line in Watertown - another favorite opening of 2015|
Inspiration - We hosted Thanksgiving! I took a hard hat tour of the under construction Godfrey Hotel located on Washington Street in Downtown Crossing right across the street from my office.
|BL's Fried Turkey|
|51 Lincoln in Newton Highlands|
Inspiration - My sister, Leah, started her own blog: Joy of Outside - definitely check it out! Her and Alex hosted our family Christmas complete with an amazing Hot Chocolate Bar.
|Photo borrowed from Joy of Outside: Our night hike in Vermont w. appropriate cozies|
Travel - The Green Mountains to bring in the new year with friends!
|Photo borrowed from Joy of Outside: New Years crew in Vermont|
Hope everyone is having a great start to 2016!