Friday, October 24, 2014

Pretty pretty finds: Skandicrush

About a month ago, through Facebook, I found out about Skandicrush, "a subscription box for lovers of modern Scandinavian housewares". I had to think about signing up for like 2 seconds. I know I've complained many many times about how small our apartment is and how I still have things in boxes because of no space, but how could I resist it? All the pretty things I would miss out! I had to subscribe.

After a few weeks, my box arrived and it didn't disappoint! I loved loved loved everything! And how fun that they chose a theme for the box? Now I can't wait for the November box!


Monday, October 20, 2014

Fall in New England: leaf peeping in Vermont [Year II]

Around that same time last year, we were in Vermont leaf peeping for the first time. This year, went North, to Stowe. And we also took Maddox with us, and needless to say he had a blast. On our way home, while talking about our wonderful apple cider doughnuts-filled weekend, we decided we should try to make this a tradition and go back every Fall. I really hope we do!

Here are a few pictures we took while driving and hiking around, among leaves in all shades of yellow you can imagine:


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Cut your own flowers

We didn't have big plans for the weekend and when we woke up to a rainy Saturday, we decided to just stay in and catch up with some of our favorite TV shows. The forecast for Sunday was promising and we could enjoy doing things outside the next day. Then, Rachel posted on her Instagram a picture at a farm where you can pick your own flowers! WHAT?! I didn't even know such a place existed, but decided in less than a second that that was where we were going to spend our Sunday.

I'll tell you this: it was like a beautiful beautiful dream! So many colors! I couldn't stop smiling. If there's a heaven, I'll bet this is what it looks like. We filled our bucket with flowers and took so many pictures. Of course, there were also cute animals to be petted, pumpkins to be picked and other fun things, but I was there for the flowers and nothing more! Next year I'm definitely going back while the sunflowers are still there. Here are a few of the pictures we snapped:


Friday, October 10, 2014

Have a great weekend!

Do you have any plans for the long weekend? Fall is in full swing here in Boston, so our plans are just to try to enjoy it while it lasts! I hope you have a great weekend!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Fall in New England: apple picking

We went apple picking yesterday for the first time and I have to say a new item was added to the list of reasons why I love Fall! Thanks to the girls of The Boston Day Book, I learned about this dog friendly farm and we took Maddox for his 1st little trip of the season. No need to say he had a great time running around and making friends - there were so many doggies there!

Drew Farm is not far from Boston and it's such a cute place! They have trucks to take you to the orchards, but it's a 3 minutes hike if you prefer to walk. So, after eating some of their delicious apple cider donuts, we headed up to the orchards. We walked around filling our little bag with some of the most beautiful apples! They have a fire going on up there and many people were making smores. How fun is that? I wish I wasn't so full from all the donuts! ;)

I took so many pictures, it was hard to choose just a few to post here - sorry for the overload!


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Afternoon tea in Boston - The Taj Hotel

Now that the weather is cooling down, I think I can talk again about tea. ;) Today's post is about afternoon tea at  Taj Hotel Boston.

I have now been to the Taj 4 or 5 times and I can say it's my favorite place for tea in Boston so far. It feels very classic and traditional (the waiter pour your tea for you!), a bit like a Downton Abbey scene. The room, called The French Room, is beautiful, the staff is friendly and there's a musician playing live, which adds so much to the atmosphere of the place. The food is pretty (yes, pretty) and so delicious!

I'm already planning on going back soon!