Yoga at Fenway Park
Pilates in a park
After all the festivities we headed back to Boston and set our sights on some major cleaning!! I was able to enjoy one of my Christmas gifts and dove right into the Elements of Style book with an adult juice box as my SIL likes to refer to it!!
My husband and family went above and beyond for Christmas! I'm excited to start using a lot of these products in the next few weeks to have reviews for you, but one of my favorite gifts was a gold bar necklace with our wedding date that Gary surprised me with!
Sparkle & Color
Then there's this Target dress that is $17 and almost too good to pass up and just have in your closet just in case!
Jumping in on the fun
I also got a super cute penguin card from Jennifer!!
Happy Monday lovelies!! I'm sure a lot of you are already enjoying this week off, if so, lucky ducks!! Remember I mentioned last weekend was the calm before the storm, this weekend was the first wave!
My weekend started out a bit early because Friday afternoon I attended my department luncheon which was held at Blu Restaurant! We were all taking the views in thinking we were transported into NYC which I guess isn't that far off from the Boston skyline!
That night our friend was having a little welcome back party at Highball Lounge. I've been to Highball a few times and each time I love it more and more! The bartender was on fire, quite literally...I joked that he was the best mixologist I've ever seen!
Aside from your childhood games being readily available you can also write on the glass windows, which obviously I had to leave a shameless plug on!!
My new favorite place in Boston has to be Assemble Row. Outlet shopping and nice restaurants all in one place = one happy girl!! We tried out Earls Kitchen + Bar and instead of the usual italian style calamari they make it a little more Mediterranean with greek yogurt and olives - so good! The Santa Fe chicken salad was equally amazing!
We made a pretty brilliant discovery at Trader Joe's this weekend and that was their French Truffle chèvre - out of this world good cheese!! This little package didn't make it past Saturday night since it served as our midnight snack later that night!!
Gary and I were party animals Saturday night and after our first stop of the night on one side of Boston we made our way to say Happy Birthday/goodbye to my good friend Jess as she makes her way across the pond!! Sorry for the dazed looks on our faces, but a bright flash in a dark lounge makes us all appear a little drunky!! We had an amazing night at Bastille Kitchen and actually can't wait to go back and try some of their food!
My sister & BIL had us over on Sunday to celebrate Christmas/Hannukah and one of the gifts I got my niece was her first sewing kit. Let's just say it was the blind leading the blind reading the directions!!
And just like that it was Sunday night and I was able to end the weekend with a nice glass of wine in the new stems my sister gifted us for Christmas!!
Hope you all have a wonderful Monday and link up with Meghan and me to share your weekends with us!!
I have to admit, if I'm not taking a class at the gym, it's hard for me to follow a routine, so this HIIT workout was a nice change of pace from my regular cardio and weight training. I had the main studio in the gym all to myself yesterday morning so I was able to do everything in one place which would have been the same if I had done it at home...minus a lot of space!
I stumbled upon this tutorial for a French Braid into a messy bun and I'm totally intrigued. This past summer I learned how to do a fishtail braid so maybe my next one will be a french braid...baby steps!! There is a YouTube video tutorial to help!
This is actually from a premier last week but I just love how mod Reese Witherspoon looks! Totally channeling her inner Elle Woods!!
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