Last week was one of the most stressful weeks of work I’ve had (so far) and it felt like it took forever for the weekend to arrive. I was really excited for the plans I made with Jen, one of my good friends from college, which only made it seem like the weekend was even farther away.
With me working full-time and her going to school for her masters, it’s been hard to plan around our hectic schedules. Luckily we found a Saturday that worked for both of us and we decided to spend the day in Boston.
We started the day around noon on Newberry Street where we walked around, mostly window shopping. We had some time to kill before our scheduled class at The Paint Bar. After the class, we came to the conclusion that it was the best decision ever. Every class has an instructor who gives step by step instructions for everyone to paint the same picture. Since everyone’s painting techniques and color preferences were different, it was really amazing to see how different, but still the same, everyone’s paintings turned out.
They also had alcoholic beverages and snacks you could purchase (and consume) while you’re there, which was extremely helpful for a perfectionist like myself. It allowed me to loosen up so I wasn’t as stressed about how my painting was coming out. They have these “paint nite” activities in a lot of studios and I definitely suggest you look for one in your area if you’re in need of something new to do. Plus you get a decorative piece for your home!
This was about a 3 hour event so by the time we were done, we decided to go get dinner at Trattoria Newberry, an Italian restaurant nearby. We split a bottle of rosé and I had a small plate of truffle frites with lemon aioli and Jen had a side of meatballs. We both got penne alla vodka as our main meal and it was delicious. I highly recommend it if you ever find yourself around the area.
Afterwards we walked around for a bit more and admired the beautifully lit trees. I’ve always loved going to the city and just walking around, admiring the lights and decoration.
We ended up finding ourselves at Georgetown Cupcakes so naturally we had to grab some treats. I was going to buy just 2 cupcakes but couldn’t decide between all the flavors so I got half a dozen to bring home with me.
At that point in the night it was getting cold and we decided to part ways and head home. It was a great day and I was so happy to be able to spend time with someone I don’t get to see as often anymore. I definitely think I’m a city girl at heart, because I can’t wait to go back for Thanksgiving with my family.