There is one on every corner…I had no idea Dunkin Donuts was founded in Massachusetts. It’s a big thing here.
I was able to sit down and relax for a few minutes to read the new Rue Holiday Issue! It’s fantastic – you can read it here.
Yesterday when I opened my email, I was so excited to find an invite from Karen, a local Boston house flipper, for a meet-up they were having that evening called Boston Design Salon. I jumped at the opportunity because as you know from my last post….I was starting to feel quite lonely here, and I am so glad I did! I had the pleasure of meeting some talented designers, artists, crafstwomen, etc. There was a lovely speaker by the name of, Meighan O’Toole of O’Toole Social Media & Digital Strategy, that gave us a wonderful presentation about social media. I took a lot from the discussion and went home very motivated! Such a great day!
Well, we have hit a week of being in Boston. As I am sure you can imagine, we are still trying to get settled and feel comfortable in our new city. But after today, I think it’s safe to say, I am really missing our San Diego friends. There’s somewhat of a lonely feeling living downtown in a big and fast-paced city – which is a funny feeling when you are in the midst of so many people. I was on the subway today and it really hit me that I am no longer close to any of my friends. As I was greeted by rain when I got to the street, it was like a sappy scene in a movie where I felt like just walking with no umbrella and embracing the feeling of the rain as if mother nature was upset too.
Luckily, I am a positive person and I know once we get settled and begin making friends, the feeling will go away. I just hope that comes sooner rather than later. :) I am also lucky that I have a great husband that will order me Chinese take out and pour me a glass of wine. The cure to any bad day.
YES! Day 7 was a good day – our belongings arrived! We were so excited to turn in our air mattress for our cozy bed. I will tell you what, not having your things for almost a month will really make you feel thankful for what you have. We got through quite a few boxes and I was able to begin decorating – which definitely put me in my happy place. This weekend I will be working for West Elm and weathering the crazy holiday shoppers! Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and indulged in a lot of eating, sleeping and drinking! Three of my favorite things of course. :)
Ahhh, Day 6 (I missed a couple of days so I am playing catch up). It’s been really great so far you guys – the city is charming and it actually feels like the holiday season, something that San Diego lacks. Still in the beginning stages of feeling like home, but it’s getting there. Cody and I decided to take on this whole public transit thing…which was interesting to say the least. We walked to the subway entrance closest to our apartment, destination: West Elm (where I will be working part-time). We purchased our “charlie cards” and headed downstairs to figure this thing out. Of course, we got all cocky and just hopped on the first one we saw thinking “oh, this is the one”. Come to find out it was taking us the opposite direction we wanted to go.
We then began to realize it was going to take a few brain cells to actually understand the system. That’s also when I got a little nervous – I could just picture myself getting lost on my first day at The Elm. Luckily, we managed to figure it out and successfully made it to West Elm on the green line. The only thing I am still struggling with is when I get off at a new stop, figuring out where to catch the connecting subway to my final destination. It makes me panic a little bit, not knowing where I am and all. But, I am excited to be able to get around without driving…it’s going to be a nice change.
Bella got a sweater. And doesn’t she look just precious in that little thing?! :) Cody and I were walking around one evening and stumbled upon D-Tails Pet Boutique so we went in and found Bella a couple of things. It was such a cute boutique and they even provide dog walking and daytime play groups!
Alright, so if you know me…you know honking and lots of traffic makes me anxious. Well, welcome to a big city, Jessica! It is CONSTANT and I am just going to have to learn to deal with it. Thankfully our car has not arrived so no one has honked at me – but seriously…it’s every minute. In my opinion people have zero patience in big cities and just honk for the sake of honking. Cabs are the worst, too. Everyone should just stay out of their way. I grew up driving in Oklahoma where everyone waves at each other in your neighborhood and people let each other out of parking lots into traffic with no problem. So that’s what I am comparing the madness to. :) Anyway, woosa …. cheers to working on ignoring those obnoxious horns!
Since our move, I have been searching for a sleeper sofa that is attractive, yet a good sleeping option for our guests. Since we only have one bedroom – we think this could be the best option. We bought a REALLY awesome blow up mattress as back up…hopefully we will a lot of friends come visit at once! :)
CB2 Tandom Sleeper – I love the simplicity of this one and you would never imagine this can be folded out to a bed. I also like that you are actually sleeping on the sofa versus pulling out a (more than likely) uncomfortable mattress. West Elm Henry Sleeper – My favorite thing about this sofa is that it is made here in the US and is constructed with recycled materials. Joss & Main Valerie Sofa – I love the ash grey microfiber fabric it comes in and that it can be changed from a sofa to a lounger and then a bed. Urban Outfitters Anywhere Sofa - I love how lightweight this one is and the price is AMAZING which also makes me a little nervous. It reminds me of this chair I had when I was little that folded out the same way and I would attempt to fold it to make a slide. I am sure Cody & I would do the same. ;) West Elm Rochester - I love the take on the Chesterfield sofa! I would never think this one could pull out to be a bed.