Magnolia season is just about over, the flowers are falling and trees are turning green. So glad we had nice weather for the peak since now it’s pretty much all rain. I love a good T-shirt dress, they’re easy to dress up, dress down, you can look like you put in effort without having a super complex outfit. I love this one I got from J.Crew last year it has adorable gingham bell sleeves that make it feel a little extra.
The south end is quickly becoming one of my favorite neighborhoods in Boston. So many cute streets and great restaurants! The weather has been perfect (minus the rain) for exploring the city, popped into a few cute stores on Tremont street and grabbed brunch at Whaling in Oklahoma with a few girlfriends the other day. brunch was so good, I got the avocado toast, such a millennial I know! They have a great Asian fusion menu that’s perfect if you’re looking to mix up your typical brunch game. It was even nice enough for us to sit outside, yay for patio season!
Finished the day off with FOMU a fabulous vegan ice cream joint. I know what you’re think, vegan ice cream?!? I thought it was going to be gross too, but I kid you not, if no one had told me it was vegan I wouldn’t have known. It tasted so good! The texture was spot on for ice cream and it was delicious! What are you’re favorite spots in the South End?
I am always excited to shop my favorite brands on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. I love splurging on a few holiday pieces I have been eyeing.
1) Vineyard Vines 25% off + Free Shipping Splurge on a cashmere sweater! I am obsessed with this one with the tartan cuffs. If you’ve been eyeing any of the VV pjs I would definitely grab them this weekend. They sell out of some sizes by early December, so don’t wait!
2) J.Crew 40% off
In my opinion J.Crew is always the best deal. They’re doing 40% off with the code TOGETHER. It’s a great chance to stock up on some classics, like this tartan skirt, that you can wear year after year.
3) Duffield Lane 30% off I am in love with all the tweed pieces Duffield Lane did this season. This tweed vest is perfect way to add a little sparkle to your outfits this holiday season. I’m eyeing this Cheers Sweater this weekend.
4) Painted Brick Studio 15% off
Recently I worked with Painted Brick Studio to spruce up my bedroom. It is such a fun idea to either gift yourself or someone special in your life. Pick a room, a style, and answer a few short questions about your personal preferences and Painted Brick Studio will send you a gift box full of adorable decor. Now through December 2nd use the code: MERRY15 for 15% off!
5) Ralph Lauren 40% off on orders of $125+
I think it’s hard to go into Ralph Lauren and not spend at least $125. Ralph Lauren is normally my biggest splurge, I love all the classic sweaters!
I’m a sit at home and shop online type. I hate the mall crowds and you could not pay me to go to the outlets on Black Friday. But if you’re brave enough more power to you! In addition to the above deals be sure to check out your local shops and boutiques, Beacon Hill has so many cute shops I will be checking out the deals may not be as big or flashy but you know exactly where and who your money is going to. Don’t let the deal shopping make you crazy, remember thanksgiving is about being grateful for what you already have. I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday, I’ll be spending the day with my family eating lots of mashed potatoes.
I have always loved living in Beacon Hill, every season, every holiday, people go all out! And October means Halloween! The displays are going up this weekend and they are already looking amazing. Take sometime next week and stroll through Beacon Hill to take in all the Halloween decorations. Acorn street always brings it but my personal favorite is Louisburg Square!
Last week I headed up to Portland to celebrate the launch of L.L. Bean’s small batch Bean Boots! The event was held at the O’Maine Studio a fabulous event space right in downtown Portland. The L.L. Bean team did an amazing job, walking in was like being transported to a Fall wonderland! Along with checking out the new small batch Bean Boots, we sampled beer from localPortland breweries. I tend to favor wine but I was super impressed by some of the beers!
My favorite was the Orono Brewing CO’s IPA. The Fog Town Pale Ale was also nice and refreshing. There were lobster rolls, my personal favorite, tacos, and s’mores! Portland has an amazing food scene and tons of fantastic microbreweries! Mike and I were in Portland last month for a friends wedding and I was so excited to get back there to explore more.
L.L. Bean has always been one of my favorite brands. Every time Mike and I are driving up to his cabin in Maine we stop at the Freeport flagship store and I can never resist buying something new! L.L. Bean is my go to place for outdoor gear and their signature line has adorable sweaters for fall. My Bean Boots have been a wardrobe staple for years, last year I got a pair of blue ones and I was excited to get a pair of the new plaid shearling lined small batch boots. Be sure to get a pair of small batch Bean Boots before they’re gone, thank you so much to L.L.Bean for having me!