I’m falling in love with Boston all over again. Mostly because it’s spring, and also partly because a temp job finally brought me back into the city (if only for two days) after I spent over half a year working in my own neighborhood. Boston, I’ve known you for more than ten years, but you’re still full of small, wonderful surprises.
Like this playground I found in the heart of the Back Bay:
I love giant rope-climb-y things, and I love the juxtaposition of professional clothes with inner-child fun. (The outfit is: dress from a clothing swap, I forget what brand, teggings from Re/Dress, blazer from Deb, pearl necklace from So Good, pearl studs from…Target? Claire’s?, bracelets from H&M and Deb, rings I’ve had since high school, and my Brooks sneakers. I wore my Naot Mary Janes with the outfit at work, but changed into sneakers as soon as I could–my new pair of MJs doesn’t fit like the old ones did, and they pinch my toes.)
This rope swing was the most relaxing thing ever:
I could have swung in it all day.
This thing was kind of weird–the metal bars move while you’re walking on them.
I couldn’t figure out quite what to do with this thing. I think kids are supposed to sit in it while other kids spin them around?
After a too-short jaunt around the playground, Steve and I had dinner at a nearby cafe. They had a French toast special, and since they were out of fresh fruit, they offered to put apple butter on it instead. It was delicious. New favorite food.
I loved that their bathrooms are not only unisex, but have pictures of people made out of Boston:
Another highlight of the evening: meeting two sweet dogs tied up outside a store in the South End!
I fell in love with the husky, who was incredibly soft and fluffy and had the most beautiful blue eyes. The picture doesn’t do them justice. She and I bonded immediately, and she rolled over for belly rubs! I think dogs can tell from just looking at me that I’m a belly-rub-giver. 🙂