With being so busy these last few weeks, I had nearly forgotten to share my girl’s weekend in Boston consisting of waterfront explorations and a long overdue girl’s night of dining and dancing. Chels and I met in graduate school in Boston and immediately bonded over our love for the west coast, specifically California, our home state. But, after graduation, she moved back to California, and our daily “what should we do for lunch today?” after classes were a thing of the past. When Chels announced that she was making a visit back to the ol’ Beantown, I was ecstatic! Since Chels was only in Boston for a couple of days, she got the whole crew together for some weekend playtime.
That particular weekend was perfect for strolling the waterfront. The ocean breeze made the extremely hot and humid weather bearable. The first stop was the The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), a museum that I hadn’t visited since my first year in Boston. The museum was a simple, modern, and inviting space, and it had the most perfect view of the waterfront from its floor to ceiling glass windows.
After our relatively short visit to the ICA (because a huge portion of the museum was under renovation), we found a shaded spot on some wooden stairs behind the museum with a view of the water and caught up on life and everything that’s happened over the past year.
After an afternoon along the waterfront, we got dolled up and headed to Sunset Grill and Tap in Allston. The Allston area is popular among students because its cheap to live and there are tons of food and drink places, from your $3 beer pubs to delicious Korean BBQ restaurants. The food here was tasty and just what we needed. We had no problem stuffing our faces because we planned on dancing it all off later in the night.
Then, it was off to Common Ground for Millennium Night… The bar / lounge is dark and smells like a frat house. But, the music was pretty darn amazing, taking us back to the good ol’ days. With no cover and reasonably priced beers, it was the perfect place to just dance our pants off and relive our younger selves.
To many more adventures and reunions…!
A short video of our weekend here. We are so awkward…