Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Sunday Brunch and SOWA

Hello everyone,

I have never been a big fan of brunch because at some point in my childhood, I had a very bad experience with eggs, and I haven't been able to stand the taste of them since. And brunch? It's full of eggs!  However, there was an experience recently that has changed my opinion of eggs, and therefore, brunch!

We visited Stephanie's with Ted and Pamela on their last day, and here is where I found that eggs are not so bad after all!  

We began with a few different mimosas and a little bit of Bloody Mary (which kinda weirded me out ,not gonna lie).  Ok, celery and pickles in a drink?  weird, right?  Not my kinda drink, I must say..

These were much better  haha

cuties  =)

We began with a little bit of pull-apart monkey bread,

then this dish.  
This dish is what changed my opinion on eggs.
Gotta love that name, right? haha

Tomato-y, flavorful, a little bit spicy, but not too much, and just all around delicious!  AND it didn't have meat or dairy (minus eggs) so happier tummy for me!
and the eggs? I couldn't even taste the specific taste that makes my insides turn, but it added a nice texture to the whole dish!  and the bread for dipping was really good too!

Thanks Stephanie's for changing my opinion on eggs, it has made many of my friends very, very happy!  =)

Afterwards, we visited SOWA for the first time!
How did I not know about this for nearly a year that I've been in Boston?!

For someone who loves farmers markets and food trucks, this was basically heaven!

two large courtyards filled with hundreds of different vendors, people milling about, eating, chatting, laughing..  the energy is practically buzzing, and I love it!

my date for the day. and for all other days!  ;)

such colorful garlic mashers!  it had grooves in the bottom that mashed garlic!  

well, hello there handsome fella!

perfect dessert on a hot Sunday afternoon!

SOWA runs until October, so I'm really excited to return when the weather gets a little cooler! =)
Have you guys been to SOWA? I'd highly recommend visiting if you haven't!  

thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful rest of the week!

Friday, August 14, 2015

A Postcard from Acadia

Hello everyone!

I am now home from Garth Newel, taking a break from violin for a few days, and finally got around to editing some footages from our Acadia adventures awhile back!

Hope you enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 7, 2015

Top of the Hub

Hello everyone!

We are continuing our adventures eating around Boston very, very high up in the air today!
While Ted and Pamela were in Boston, we wanted to take them to a special dinner, and Top of the Hub fit the bill perfectly!  

We made reservations a few days in advance, which we recommend since they are often completely booked!  Luckily, we got a window seat, so we got to enjoy the birds-eye view of the city while chatting, taking photos, and fully enjoying each other's company.

cuties  =)

my favorite person!  =)
 whatever. he liked it.  haha

We started off with some cocktails before jumping into the main course.

I don't really drink, so David and I just shared one.  I actually don't even remember what this drink was called, but it was actually pretty good!  something about mint and lime...  haha

cheers to friendships, both new and old!  =)

We ordered a variety of main courses--a French Onion soup for Ted and Pamela,

a few different salads,

and of course, lamb for David and I.  We always get lamb whenever we go on a 'fancier' date, so this was a no brainer  =)

The Top of the Hub is on the pricy side, so it's definitely a special date kind of a place.  However, it was definitely worth going there for us because the view was incredible, the atmosphere was perfectly special yet not stuffy, and we had a wonderful time spending some quality time with our two friends we don't get to see very often at all.

If you have a special date coming up in Boston, we would highly recommend Top of the Hub. Just make sure to call ahead to make a reservation!  =)

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Up on the tree tops

Hello everyone!

On one of the days we spent with Ted and Pamela, we decided to make the trek out to Worcester to visit the Ecotarium!  It's a science museum, which is always fun for nerds like us, but we made the special trip out because we heard that they had a tree canopy walkway.

After spending a few hours inside looking at the bees, playing around with sound waves, fossils, etc, we headed outside for our 'walk'. 

I thought it would actually be a lot bigger than it turned out to be. It ended up being only 3 different bridges and stations where we could look for birds and other wildlife high up in the trees 'just like scientists'. It was definitely aimed at children, and we didn't actually end up seeing very many wildlife, but we still made it fun for ourselves  haha

We stayed up there for awhile taking photos, looking for birds through binoculars, and hanging out for awhile enjoying the peacefulness of being high up in the trees.

I have to say though, my favorite part of the canopy walk was the zip line!

nothing is too scary when you're only watching others go through it, but when you're the person doing it... haha

I think this part was the scariest part -- right before you know you're about to drop freely for 7 feet or so before getting caught by the zip line...

If you have children in your life, or if you are a child at heart like us, Ecotarium is a fun place to spend the day.
Especially with fun friends!  =)

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend, and thanks for dropping by!