I had a fantastic time visiting Boston last week for Mass Women. New York City is one place that will forever hold my heart, but I'm beginning to believe that Boston is another place in the world that I feel like I fit in. Boston embraces the generosity and kindness of the East Coast that New York doesn't always seem to have (not many shoves and pushes on the Subway or in line at Starbucks here). Since Boston impressed me so much on my last trip, I figured I'd give you a few places to visit if you happen to plan a trip or be in the area anytime soon.
After the conference, I had the evening to wander around Boston with my mom. The Omni is located in the perfect location, so you're central to just about everything. One block from the hotel was Sweet cupcakes, and I just had to stop in. There were pink Christmas trees in the window: how could I resist? What impressed me most is the extensive selection of both gluten-free and vegan options at Sweet. Your stomach will definitely be happy after you leave this place.
Visit Sweet on School Street, and in several other locations across MA.
I wish I wasn't as obsessed with fitness as I happen to be, but that's probably a better trait to have than hating fitness altogether. When I'm traveling, I always make sure to get a workout in. Whether it's pilates, spin, or barre, almost every city across the globe offers fitness classes. One of my latest craves is barre class, based on the method of the ballerina. You can expect to stand at the ballet bar for an hour, squatting, lunging, and sinking into an hour of excruciating pain. Best part? You won't regret that hour one bit once you begin to see results (and results definitely come).
Visit Pure Barre on Newbury Street in Boston.
I was introduced to Stacey at Mass Women, and her impeccable team of trained staff (including JoJo's makeup artist!) I sat in the makeup chair and got the full treatment: a pretty fantastic new face, which was necessary after a long day of work. Most of us ladies are constantly struggling to find decent and affordable makeup, but Stacey makes this possible. Her lipsticks are all $18 (which is quite the steal) and the rest of the line fits in that price range. If you're in town, visit her studio, or visit them online and get products delivered to your door.
Embrace The Beauty
Whether you're in town for business or leisure, Boston offers so many family friendly and affordable evening and daytime activities. Since I wasn't in town for very long, most of my sight seeing came from a car or train, though I'll definitely be taking a trip back in a few weeks and walking around more. I'm from the Northeast, so you can't blame me for having an admiration for every type of Christmas decoration I see. Plus, who can give up a free lighting demonstration?
P.S. I'll be back in Boston on the 17th to visit Life is Good! Have anywhere you want me to feature? Tweet me!