Adventures in Boston

Hello friends!

I’m continuing to have a fabulous time up north in Boston :) There have been lots of boats and water involved!


Before meeting up with Tina yesterday, I had a farewell brunch with my college friend Kris!


We went to Temple Bar in Harvard/Porter Square area. Mmmm… they bring you mini carrot cake muffins and coffee cake while you’re waiting for your food!


I had an omelette filled with sautéed veggies and sausage — deeeeelish! Plus a side salad and some toast.



The plate was basically the size of my entire body. No big deal.


I ended up dominating the salad, eating about half the omelette, and ignoring the toast in favor of ”helping” Kris out with her delicious french toast! Check this out:


Hells to the yes. Strawberry mascarpone french toast = win.

After brunch, I hopped on the train to head down to the south shore to meet up with Tina!Immediately upon my arrival, Tina, her husband Mal, and I headed to the coast. We had boating to do! :)


Planning a visit on a day when your hosts have plans to go boating with friends? Total win. A bunch of us piled into their friend’s boat and sped off to a beach nearby where we proceeded to spend the rest of the day playing. Rough life, I know.


We had a blast. There were some epic cornhole games:


(Don’t let that photo fool you — I totally suck at cornhole)

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And yummy turkey sandwiches:


And delicious Skinny Piña Coladas (Tina’s specialty — recipe here! Although we used pineapple coconut water instead of coconut water and pineapple juice — much easier!)


Such a fun day. :) It’s great to see Tina again!


And seriously, how cute is Tina and Mal’s pug, Murphy?!


He’s discovered that if he “high fives” us, he gets food. Smart dog ;)

After the beach festivities, we headed back to Tina and Mal’s friend’s place for a BBQ. Their place was right overlooking the water — jealous!


We had quite the feast — whole wheat pasta salad, grilled zucchini and squash, chicken, and burgers. Yum, yum! 


The festivities continued late into the night, but this morning, Tina and I were up bright and early to meet some blogger friends for a run in downtown Boston! Running is the best way to see a city, as I’ve said before :)


Tina, Ali, and I all met at Elizabeth’s place in South Boston and ran from there. Yay!


We ran all along the water — so pretty!


The weather was pretty gross — rainy, cool, and cloudy, but I actually kind of loved it given that I’ve been running in 100 degrees with a bazillion percent humidity the past couple months. Summer in North Carolina = running kind of dies.


We ran 6 miles — I haven’t run that far in ages with this crazy heat lately. It felt SO GOOD to get back out there! I had a ton of energy and felt good the whole time — gives me hope that I haven’t totally lost all my running endurance this summer :)

Our run was followed by brunch back at Elizabeth’s condo!


Amazing berry tart? Delicious cucumber, melon, watermelon, and mozzarella basil salad? Yes, please.



Don’t worry, I went back for seconds. And thirds. ;) Basil + watermelon = my favorite.

On the way back home, Tina introduced me to the amazingness that is Marylou’s iced coffee.


Tina writes about this place all the time; clearly I had to give it a shot. We both had the “peanut butter wonderful” iced coffee and I’m pretty sure they put crack in it. It was that good.


Thank god I don’t live near this place or I’d spend my life savings on iced coffee.

Tina and I are off to find some lunch — I hope you’re all enjoying your Sundays! I’ll be back later with more shenanigans :)


  1. 1

    Peanut Butter iced coffee?! My two favorite thing combined!

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    It looks like you are having such and amazing trip! That french toast looks so good! :)

  3. 3

    I need some peanut butter iced coffee in my life. ASAP ;)

  4. 4

    Aw, I love Boston.

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    Looks like soooo much fun! I need a beach day!

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    I wasn’t hungry until I read your post, and now I’m starving!!!!

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    Looks like you are having a blast! Beach days, cocktails, runs, iced coffee. All fabulous.

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    Looks like fun. I never heard of cornhole games.

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    I’m incredibly jealous you got to try Marylou’s. Every time Tina posts about her coffee from there I want to jump through the screen and grab it!

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    Pat Elsberry says:

    Aw you’re in my hometown!!! No place like home! Where is Marylou’s? I’ve never heard of it or her awesome ice coffee! Have fun!

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    Things that I love: Murphy pictures and omelettes where they put the veggies on top not in it!

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    Looks like a blast!! glad your having fun! great bathing suit and eats…jealous :)

  13. 14

    Way too much fun! Awesome! Thx for sharing, Anne…

  14. 15

    Peanut butter iced coffee sounds divine! Don’t have any of that in these parts!

    Looks like you had an amazing day!

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    Sounds like a blast! I want a Marylou’s where I live!!!

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    Your food pictures literally made my mouth water!!

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    Hi Anne! Marylou’s is amazing, & peanut butter wonderful is probably my favorite, but next time you should try girl scout cookie :-D And it’s funny because as I’m writing this comment, I’m wearing the same Harvard Pilgrim 10k shirt from the 4th!

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    Ha, probably a lot nicer to run the long treks in Boston than in Chapel Hill aka the nation’s sweatbox atm!

    Looks like a fantastic trip, and I’m glad that Murph looks like he has some sort of life jacket on… safety first.

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    Wowsa! Is there a recipe out there for that melon/mozz/basil salad? I drooled!

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    Glad you had a great rest of the trip! Also, good job going to MaryLou’s.. Definitely a WIN! :) Miss youuuu!


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