When: April, 2017
Where: Boston, MA
From Commonwealth Ave to the Boston Common and into Cambridge you’ll find flowers and trees blossoming everywhere with the perfect colors to start the new season. There are these two big cherry blossom trees (well, at least I think they are) on the west side entrance via Arlington Street of the Public Garden. Over the course of a few days, I watched them turn from the prettiest pure white to the sweetest pink color (millennial pink anyone?!).
Since the weather was wonderful, Jon and I spent the Saturday of Easter weekend at The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Here’s a little bit about the museum – “Over three decades, Isabella Stewart Gardner traveled the world and worked with important art patrons and advisors Bernard Berenson and Okakura Kakuzo to amass a remarkable collection of master and decorative arts.
In 1903, she completed the construction of Fenway Court in Boston to house her collection and provide a vital place for Americans to access and enjoy important works of art. Isabella Gardner installed her collection of works in a way to evoke intimate responses to the art, mixing paintings, furniture, textiles, and objects from different cultures and periods among well-known European paintings and sculpture." – ISGM Website.
We also finally tried this restaraunt that’s been on our to-go list for awhile called Porto. With a wonderful location right next to Sax Fifth Avenue in Copley Square, they serve fresh Mediterranean food and yes, there’s a raw bar! We shared a few oysters, the house-made bucatini with bacon and the grilled avocado toast. They have a really nice outdoor area situated next to the bar by the entrance. I’ll definitely be coming back in the summer to enjoy the roof deck.