I went to Boston this past weekend with Garrett for the Head of the Charles. I love Boston, and I love the Head of the Charles. It’s one of the best regattas in the United States. It’s great for spectators (unlike every other regatta) and feels like a party all weekend long.
This particular weekend was a nightmare weather-wise but still a lot of fun. Saturday it rained pretty much the entire day, even worsening to a downpour in the afternoon. Luckily we stayed at the Lenox Hotel and had access to their tent right by the Eliot Bridge. Their bottomless hot cider and hot chocolates were necessary to keep warm!
On Sunday, wind replaced the rain. We watched the races for the morning and then went back to check out of the hotel and start exploring some of the city. The wind made for a bitterly cold day, but we relished the bright sunshine! I go to Boston almost every year, and October is my favorite month to visit!
After the race, we went to Beacon Hill for brunch. I went to Tatte for brunch with my childhood friend on Saturday, and the line was long, but Sunday it was even longer. This was a common theme. So many people had told us about restaurants that had long lines, and some didn’t take reservations. I didn’t know what we’d be doing so I didn’t make reservations. We ended up waiting about 45 minutes for a table and walked around Beacon Hill while we waited for them to call us!
I only brought two pairs of shoes with me because I didn’t have too much room. I was planning on wearing my ballet flats with this outfit, but the wind was way too cold, so I wore my Hunter Boots again.
What should I have worn? Bean boots.
Beacon Hill is so charming. As much as I love Georgetown, I think Beacon Hill might be even cuter. The townhouses are always decorated to a tee, especially in the fall!
This street was completely glowing with the yellow trees. After brunch, we did a self-guided walking tour to historical sites. (Side note: but I did the “Freedom Trail” tour in high school and it’s worth spending the time! It covers it all!)
Anyway, we went to the Paul Revere House, the Old State House, Faneuil Hall… and shopping on Newbury Street, ha.
Boston, I love you.
Barbour Beadnell // Cableknit Sweater // Ruffled Shirt // Jeans // Hunter Boots