From Baltimore to Boston

Craving a break from Baltimore, I flew out to Boston last week for a short vacation. I stayed with an old friend and we had a relaxing but still jam-packed four days full of sightseeing, sleeping, and eating. I took the first flight out of BWI (at 6:30 am!) and arrived at Boston Logan Airport delirious and ready for a nap. I blame Harry Potter and the Cursed Child for my lack of sleep; I devoured it on the plane.

Once I was reunited with my friend, Supriya, we went out to an early breakfast - my second meal of the day - at Renee's Cafe. Renee's is a cute, local diner in the Somerville/Medford area with a small but solid menu comprised of omelettes, pancakes and other standard breakfast dishes. 

We took a long nap and then took the T into the city for some thrift shopping at The Garment District. It was truly a treasure trove of contemporary and vintage items. Supriya and I both scored some amazing clothes for next-to-nothing prices. We snagged blazers from Helmut Lang and J Crew for only $10 each and had fun admiring the funky and colorful dresses from the 60s and 70s, along with the now-trendy pieces from the 80s and 90s. 

Tired from shopping, we stopped for a quick break at Clover Food Lab, a local fast-food chain that I would highly recommend checking out if you're in Boston. Their menu features tons of fresh, mostly organic produce that tastes delicious. Afterwards, we made dinner and chilled out. All in all, it was a great way to begin my trip.

Below are photos from my first day in Boston! Stay tuned for more of my adventures in Beantown. 

The Southwest counter wasn't even open when I arrived at the airport around 3:50 am.
To kill time at BWI, I ate breakfast and read Cursed Child.
Supriya took me to Renee's Cafe for my second breakfast of the day.
The Garment District was having a 50% off sale during the weekend I visited Boston.
Browsing leather jackets at The Garment District.
Supriya showing off some fun vintage finds. 
Clover Food Lab's high-tech menu, featuring local and fresh dishes that change on a daily basis.
The industrial interior of Clover. Clover is the brainchild of Harvard and MIT students.
The ginger soda at Clover was the perfect combination of sweet and spicy. 
Teele Square at dusk - a quaint little amalgamation of shops and restaurants.


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