On Friday evening Teddy and I headed over to Waltham (my old neighborhood) to meet up with a former co-worker, and his wife. We enjoyed a meal at Kabab and Tandor, an Indian restaurant on Moody Street. The food was excellent, and we all agreed that we’d go back again. It was great to catch up – our friends are having a baby in the next few weeks, so it was so nice to see them. I’m sure their lives will be changing quite a bit very soon, so it was great to spend some time with them.
After finishing the meal with some wonderful chai tea, we headed back to Cambridge. One of Teddy’s co-workers was celebrating his birthday, so we went to their house for a bit. This group of friends is super into board games – like really intense, strategic board games, so the party was centered around that. It’s not always my cup of tea, particularly late on a Friday night, so I mostly observed, but it was still a very nice evening!
When the games wrapped up I was more than ready to head home – boy was I tired!
On Saturday Teddy and I enjoyed a quite morning before heading into Boston! Our first stop was the Boston Athenaeum, perhaps one of the more interesting places we’ve recently discovered. It’s one of the oldest independent libraries in the country, and it has an incredible collection of books and art. The space is absolutely gorgeous, and is a quiet sanctuary in the bustle of one of the busier neighborhoods of Boston. Unfortunately we weren’t allowed to take pictures inside, but it was stunning! I’d highly recommend stopping in if you’re every nearby.
The Boston Athenaeum is right near the Freedom Trail of Boston (which was hopping on a beautiful Saturday in the summer) so we stopped by the Granary Burial Ground to pay our respects to some of Boston’s most famous residents during the colonial times.
Our next stop was Boston Common and the Boston Public Gardens. The day was beautiful, so it wasn’t surprising the both spaces were super busy! We enjoyed a walk and said hi to the Make Way for Ducklings statue before heading over to the Swan Boats. A Boston institution since the 1800s, surprising neither Teddy nor I had ever been on the boats! We enjoyed a relaxing ride all around the garden and it was extremely picturesque. A classic Boston activity!
Next on the agenda was a stop at Trillium, a new brewery in South Boston. Though it was small, we loved the atmosphere, and really enjoyed the beer! There were three varieties on tap, and my favorite was actually the porter. First time ever?! I’m usually a big IPA person. Such a pleasant surprise!
Finally, Teddy and I headed home before making our way to the Cambridge Antique Market. What a hidden gem! Four stories (plus a basement) of goddies! I couldn’t believe how much stuff was packed into this place – it was wild! The prices were affordable, and the variety was incredible. Certainly a place to return to – just the amount of kitchenware alone made this place a great stop. I ended up getting a set of three pyrex mixing bowls, and I’m very excited about them! I can now replace my set of plastic ones, and I’m really excited about it. I also picked up two small containers of thread, which is a great addition to my growing sewing collection.
After Teddy and I enjoyed a light dinner, our final destination was Lizzy’s, an ice cream shop in Harvard Square. Though it was overprices, we did enjoy the treat 🙂 We enjoyed the beautiful evening and finally wandered home, exhausted. I think we were asleep by 10 pm!
Compared to Saturday, Sunday was very quiet! We woke up fairly early, and I headed out for a run while Teddy picked up coffee and treats at Darwins, our local favorite. We enjoyed those with toast and eggs, which is quickly becoming a Sunday morning routine. I like it! After chatting for a while, I spent a while knitting. After Teddy headed out to meet up with friends, I got down to business making a quilt! I really couldn’t believe how quickly this came together – it was incredible! By 4pm I had a wonderful quilt top. I’ll do a seperate post about the process later, but needless to say, it was a very satisfying way to spend an afternoon! I also listened to This American Life while working, which I’ve missed lately! It was really relaxing to have on in the background.
Finally, the weather was incredible again today so I decided to stretch my legs for a bit. I biked about 6 miles along the Charles before the sun set, and it was a great way to enjoy the last of the daylight. My evening ended with a light dinner and a call to my sister to discuss the excitement of the quilt.
I’m feeling refreshed and ready for a new week. I hope you had a great week, too!