Craft Ninja, Wanderer, Non-runner who happens to run marathons
Where to Go for Seafood: Island Creek Oyster in Kenmore Square (from brunch to late night eats, everything is perfection!)
Favorite Place to Workout: Redline Fight Sports in Central Square. Redline is an MMA gym that makes you feel empowered (and like a badass!) without feeling intimidated.
Where I Go for Cheap Eats: Veggie Galaxy in Central Square has GIANT, delicious vegan/vegetarian meals and desserts for a steal!
Best Photo Opp in Boston: Anywhere in Beacon Hill, more accurately, at the top of Acorn Street, or Louisburg Square in the springtime when the wisteria are creeping up the beautiful brownstones.
On a Rainy/Snowy Day I Like to: Go to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Boston has so many fantastic museums and galleries but this former private residence is a complete jewel! Gardner was a woman far ahead of her time and her story, as well as the story of the museum as a whole is fascinating. I could visit every day and still spot something I've never seen before.
Favorite Local Shop: December Thieves in the South End and on Charles St. Thoughtfully curated jewelry, small home goods, accessories, and curiosities from around the globe.
Favorite Restaurant: I'm hesitant to share because it's my hidden gem! Euno in the North End is a tiny Italian eatery that is romantic, cozy, and everything is completely fresh and homemade. I adore this restaurant! Shhh! Don't tell anyone ;)
Most Peaceful Spot: I walk my dog to a tiny dock that sits at the finish line of the Head of the Charles Regatta on the Boston side of the Charles River. For hours we will dangle our respective paws and legs over the edge and watch rowers, geese, and ducks glide by on the river. Really, anywhere along the Charles is a piece of heaven amidst a bustling city but this little dock is my sanctuary.
What I Love Most About Boston: I am always enchanted by Boston's rich history and how the old nestles quite comfortably with the modern. From its architecture; The Old State House, built in 1710, to the LEED certified Fraunhofer Center in the Seaport District, where some of the world's leading sustainable technologies are developed, to its residents; young co-eds coexisting with Boston Brahmins whose pedigrees date back to the Mayflower, Boston is a study of a beautiful dichotomy set against an even more beautiful backdrop.
Best Insider Tip for Visitors: Despite being packed with colleges and a zillion districts and neighborhoods, Boston is a very small city. If you have the better part of an afternoon, a walk throughout the whole city is completely doable and a great way to see the area. Take time to wander on foot and stumble upon things that are off the beaten path of Faneuil Hall and Newbury St. Grab a map, snacks, and a camera and make a day of seeing the sights that are outdoors!
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