Friday, June 18, 2010

My New Home and a Lilly Giveaway!

Happy Friday!! Did this week seem EXTRA long for anyone else? I'm sooooo happy for the weekend. I have nothing in particular planned (except getting cable and internet installed in my apartment tomorrow morning) and I am thrilled about that.
Did I mention that I have a *new* apartment?! I'm still getting used to it (i.e. trying to figure out where to put the ridiculous amount of stuff I've somehow accumulated in the past couple years), but I LOVE the neighborhood. Beacon Hill is right in the heart of Boston. The State House is located there. Senator John Kerry and his wife, the Heinz ketchup heiress, Teresa Heinz Kerry live there. It's a quick walk to nearly everything downtown, including the Public Garden and the Common. I even walk to work every morning! I am in love with the cobblestone streets and gaslight lamps.

Not my street, but similar.

Check out this wikipedia page if you are interested in the history of Beacon Hill - it's pretty interesting!

I'm also thrilled to be living near not one but two fabulous stores that sell Lilly. The Flat of the Hill has so many cute items - stationary, home goods, jewelry, handbags. North River Outfitters is another great store that sells a ton of cute preppy items and has a fantastic assortment of Lilly. Both are located on Charles Street. If you are ever in Boston, I highly recommend taking a stroll down Charles and checking out all the cute shops and restaurants!

On Tuesday night, my boyfriend and I had dinner at 75 Chestnut located on Chestnut Street, which runs across Charles. The food was wonderful! We started with the calamari and then I had the lobster ravioli (I guess I slightly OD'ed on seafood that night) and my bf had a hamburger. Both were delicious and we ended the meal with the restaurant's complimentary chocolate chip cookies. I can't wait to go back!

Has anyone ever visited this area? Any other restaurants, shops, etc, I should be checking out?

In other news, Paige at Life with a Pinch of Salt, a Wedge of Lime, and a Shot of Tequila (how great is that title?!), teamed up with the wonderful Lilly shop, Under the Palm Tree for a Lilly giveaway! Check out her blog to see the adorable critter clutch she is giving away! Also be sure to check out Under the Palm Tree. It's one of my fave Lilly stores and they always have fantastic discounts, promotions, etc!

Have a great weekend! xoxo


  1. Congrats on the move!! My first home was on Beacon Street in the Back Bay very close (or in?) Beacon Hill. I lived there until I was about 4 and everytime we go back to Boston to visit, we all say how much we would have loved staying in the brownstone on Beacon Street. It's such a beautiful area and SO close to Newbury Street! I am very jealous but I know you'll enjoy it!!

  2. I love Beacon Hill. Our friends use to live off of Charles and I have seen Kerry’s house. NRO is also a plus! Have a great weekend! xx

  3. hi! I just found your blog via Follow Friday on Maryland Pink and Green. Beacon Hill sounds like such a fun place to live!

  4. I could live in Beacon Hill in a minute! Loved visiting it a couple weeks ago. You, are one very lucky gal. :) xoxo

  5. How fun! Looks like a great area! Thanks for letting me know about the giveaway!


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