A Birthday in Beantown

September 12, 2013

Cambridge, MA


I returned yesterday from a whirlwind visit to Boston and though the flights are a bit long, the jetlag a bit exhausting (especially when taking the redeye), and the New England weather a bit unpredictable, this short little getaway was well worth all of it.  I discovered that it’s possible to pack more into a weekend than I can pack into my purse-quite an amazing feat!  Not only was I able to enjoy the city I call home in its finest time of year, but I was also able to explore new restaurants, catch up with family at the beach, celebrate the first Patriots victory of the season with some locals, and spend the day with my boyfriend for his birthday.  It was truly a great time.  Now if only someone over there at MIT would hurry up and invent teleporting (I’m looking at you Eric), I could do it every weekend!

Most people who know me are aware that I associate Boston with being my home, but, truthfully, I grew up almost an hour outside of the prideful city, in a small town in New Hampshire.  Close enough, right?  That being said, while I’ve explored a great deal of Boston over the years, there are oh so many places that I still have yet to discover and this weekend was a perfect example of that.  In year two of Eric living in Cambridge, we’re finding incredible restaurants, coffee shops, and local taverns that while new to us, have all been sitting right under our noses this whole time. 

While he was in class, I spent some time walking through Harvard Square, admiring the large brick buildings and neighboring homes, while window shopping and spending some time in the Harvard Book Store.  When the weather is as lovely as it is in September, I could walk around for hours and so I did just that.  It’s a fascinating place, Boston, and though I’m sure I’m biased, I could visit a thousand times and still find it to be more thrilling than the last.

For Eric’s birthday, we had dinner at this delicious little spot called Bondir.  With a fresh menu that changes daily, a cozy ambiance, exquisite service, and delicious wine, it was one of the best dining experiences I’ve had in a while.  It is one of those places where each ingredient is deeply appreciated and carefully selected by the chef and if you are in the mood to really enjoy every morsel, this restaurant is a must.  

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I chose to wear this black floral jumper, that looks like a dress, from Topshop for our cozy date night in the city.  It’s a perfect fall little number for a night out on the town.  I must admit, it was a bit outside of my usual budget, but for special occasions, you have to splurge a little.


New Finds in Cambridge:

  • Bondir- A quaint restaurant with a daily changing menu, and personalized service!
  • Casa B- Tapas at it’s finest! The cocktails are amazing and the incredible dishes are prepared in an open kitchen.
  • Sweet- Discovered some of the tastiest cupcakes in town here in Harvard Square.
  • Thirsty Scholar- Watched the Patriots game here and enjoyed great beer on tap and game-time appetizers- YUM!

I’ll definitely be frequenting all of these spots over the coming months!


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Photos by: Eric Bromberg