Friday, June 2, 2017

Step Into My Week: Boston and Rhode Island

This week was full of adventuring. To celebrate the first week of Summer (wahoo!), my family took a quick weekend trip up to New England. The trip was a complete blast. I definitely know I'll have a good Summer.

We started our trip early Saturday with a quick flight to Providence. As soon as got to Providence, we ventured out for a jam packed day. Brown and RISD are in Providence. While we were in Providence, Brown was having class reunions and graduation. It was magical to watch the excitement on the graduates' faces.

Providence was quite busy during the short time we were there. To kick off our adventure, we went to the RISD museum. The museum has the most impressive art. Seriously, you have to check it out. My favorite part was the fashion portion of the museum. I was mesmerized at all the different types of fabrics and gowns they had on display. Additionally, the student art show was amazing. It was inspiring to see the students' artwork

After a busy morning looking at art and a flight, we were quite hungry for a late lunch. Luckily, my dad found the most amazing restaurant. We ended up at a pizza restaurant named Flatbread. I'm normally not the biggest fan of pizza. This restaurant had a delicious vegan pizza. They also had amazing lemonade. The lemonade used maple syrup instead of sugar. I'm going to try making some at home now.
We went back to the hotel for an hour to freshen up. We had an exciting night ahead of us. I'm so glad we took a break. I definitely needed to save up some energy for the night.

My sister found an ice cream shop. My sister and dad both got ice cream. The portions were so massive it looked like they barely ate anything. I heard the ice cream was quite good.

After that, we headed to Water Fire. Water Fire is where fire puts are placed in the middle of a river. That's right, live fire is floating on water. It's stunning to watch as the two elements come together. We walked along the river for several hours in complete amazement. Townspeople take turns setting up the fires. It's beautiful to watch as the boats blend in with the water. Water Fire was the perfect way to end our first night.

On Tuesday, we road tripped down to Newport. While there, we went on a house tour of some old mansions. I loved learning about who lived in the mansions. The kitchens were gorgeous. I loved all the copper pots in the kitchens. We only had enough time to tour 2 houses (the Breakers and the Marble Home), but their are several more.

After we were done touring the houses, we went on the cliff walk. The cliff walk allows you to get a look at all the backyards, while being next to the ocean. The view was breathtaking. I loved seeing the water hit the large rock piles.

Once we were done with the cliff walk, we headed into the center of Newport. I ended up snagging an extremely comfortable sweatshirt that says Newport. (Keep an eye out for a post featuring the sweatshirt next week.) We also went to a delicious gelato shop. I got chocolate gelato. It was great.

On Monday, we road tripped. It was a super fast car ride. Once we got to Boston, we headed over to Quincy Market and Faniel Hall. We were lucky enough to hear a park ranger talk about the history of Faniel Hall. It was fascinating. Quincy Market is across from Faniel Hall making it the perfect spot to peruse. Outside of Quincy Market, were a bunch of street performers. I loved seeing all the crazy acts they did.

After Quincy Market, we went to By Chloe for lunch. The food was amazing. I got the pancakes, and I thoroughly enjoyed them. My sister got an adorable coconut that she drank coconut water from. If you're in the area, got to By Chloe.

We heard about a modern art museum that was having free admission to celebrate Memorial Day. We popped in for a few minutes before leaving the crowded museum. The museum had a beautiful view of the Boston harbor.

We took a boat ferry over to the USS Constitution and museum. The museum was amazingly interactive. I loved going through the different exhibits they had set up. Sadly, the ship was being repaired. We got to see the boat, but we missed out on seeing everything that is normally on the boat.

We got pizza again for dinner. After that, went to an ice cream sandwich place. You choose what you want your ice cream flavor and your cookie flavor to be. They had avocado ice cream, which I got to try. I ended up getting forero (fake oreo) ice cream. It was really great

Before going back to the hotel, we went to the Boston Convention Center. They have glowing swings outside. It was beautiful to see all the swings lined up together. I had a blast swinging on them.

Tuesday was our last day. We went on the Freedom Trail. I loved getting to see all the old buildings. It was truly amazing to see all the places I'd studied in history. We didn't get to see everything on the Freedom Trail due to not having enough time. I'm so glad we got to explore a little bit of the Freedom Trail.

After the Freedom Trail, we went to an amazing restaurant named Clover. Everything is controlled by iPads and iPhones. It was remarkable to see how much technology helps us in the kitchen. The food was the perfect ending to our trip.

Wednesday was such a productive day for me. I got so much done. I managed to clean my room and bathroom, write a few blog posts, and make myself lunch all in the span of a few hours. It felt so nice to step back and see all that I'd accomplished.

I spent a few hours with my sister and her friend on Wednesday night. We went to the top of Restoration Hardware to look at the skyline. I love Atlanta's skyline. After that, we went over to Warby Parker. We took a few photos in the photo booth while I got my glasses adjusted. My sister and her friend got Shake Shack for dinner. We went to the library for an hour to hang out and look at some books. I found some amazing cookbooks I might have to order.

That's a wrap on my week. What did you do this week?


  1. That sounds SO amazing! I've never been to Rhode Island but have heard how gorgeous is it is. Glad you had fun:)

    Black Coffee Beautiful

    1. Thanks. Rhode Island isn't called the ocean state for nothing.

  2. I love to visit Providence Rhode Island, every time I go to visit I always have to go to Flatbread pizza, its my absolute favorite place. I love there pizzas and I love the salad with the seaweed and lemonade too! Sound like you had a fun week.

    1. It's the best. I need to go back to try the salad.

  3. I've always wanted to go to Boston!!!

    1. You should go visit some day. The city is gorgeous.