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100th Post

Wow, this is my 100th post on Katie From Boston. I started this blog as a way to express myself, I was feeling lost like I was floating aimlessly from day to day. I needed a creative outlet.

Hence the birth of this blog. It is not a particularly exciting or unique story, I know tons of bloggers who started because they needed a creative outlet. But today this blog is much more than a creative outlet to me. It has become a very important part of my life, the opportunities I have had, the friends I have made through blogging! The past 9 months, when I really threw myself into blogging, have been incredible. I promise to keep at it and to keep bringing you the best possible content and to always share my honest opinion.

So you tell me, what content do you want to see for posts 101-200? More travel? More food? Less of anything? What was your favorite post and what are you dying to know? Leaving me your questions, suggestions, comments, and criticisms in the comment section below.

And thank you for tagging along on this journey with me!

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Birthday and Wine

Every year for my birthday me and my best friend Megan pick a winery and go do a tasting. Her birthday is November 2nd and mine is the 16th so we always get together on Veterans Day weekend to celebrate together.

This year we visited Mill River Winery in Rowley, MA and then we grabbed lunch and strolled around downtown Newburyport. Mill River was super small but they delivered on the charm. The bar tender was super knowledgeable about the wines. My favorite was the Plum Island Red!

After our tasting we drove the ten minutes to Newburyport. It was a little chilly but the sun was shinning. I had on my Lands End tartan puffer vest. Just like my other Lands End vest the pockets are fleece lined which is perfect for keeping my hands warm! I counted the other day and it turns out I have 6 vests! And that’s after loosing my favorite Vineyard Vines vest this summer when I moved. But I’m a firm believer that you can never have enough vests! Where is your favorite place to get vests from? Newburyport is super charming. I know New England is full of charming seaside towns but I’ve always really liked Newburyport!

Vest: Lands End

Jeans: Vineyard Vines

Bag and boots: LL Bean

Hat: Northface

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Remember November

I feel like November is always a good time to look back on the year and reflect. My birthday is November 16th so I’m one year older this month, it is also right before we all get caught up in the craziness of the holidays. This year November is going to be a busy month for me but I’m very excited.

I’ve been feeling a little stressed about work and school lately. There is just so much going on and I’m really looking forward to taking sometime for myself this month. I’ll be doing some traveling and celebrating my birthday, what does everyone else do to relax?

While October often gets credit as “peak foliage” month this year the weather has been very warm so the leaves in Boston and southern New England are peaking right now. I love strolling through the public gardens on the last few warm days enjoying the leaves as they change. 

Happy November!

Sweater: Vineyard Vines (old), Skirt: J.Crew, Shoes: Nordstrom, Earrings: KJP,     Necklace: KJP, Bracelet: KJP, Sunglasses: J.Crew

📸: Preppy Francophile

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Month in Review

October is my favorite months! The leaves are changing, the air gets crips, and there are so many fall activities! This month I had the opportunity to go to some great events that I wanted to share with all of you, this is a long one so bare with me! 

Anoush’ella Opening

I was invited to go to Anoush’ella, a new restaurant in the South End, to try some apps and coacktails. I had such a great time and the food was delicious! We tried a couple of the signature cocktails and they did not disappoint, my favorite was the Peach Thyme Martini. If you’re in the south end be sure to stop by and support this fabulous new business! Thank Anoush’ella for hosting this great event. 

Peach Popup on Newbury

If you haven’t heard of Peach it is an athleisure brand that just opened their first popup on Newbury Street. I swung by the store to check out the new line and chat with the staff. Everyone was so friendly, they are really passionate about their brand! The product was really high quality and price range was a little pricey but still less than lululemon, I’m not someone who normally likes to spend a lot on clothes I’m going to wear to work out in but when it’s great quality I don’t mind. Be sure to stop by sometime soon! 

Third Thursday

I attended Third Thursday at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum with my friend Maddie this month. As the name implies on the third Thursday of every month the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum hosts an evening with music and drinks and you can stroll through the galleries. You can buy tickets on the website, it’s definitely a great experience you should check out! 

Tapestry 

I had dinner at Tapestry for the first time this month and I was super impressed! Just a short walk from Fenway it has a great atmosphere the front bar is casual and laidback with an awesome pizza oven and the back lounge is the perfect place to relax with a cocktail. The own was so kind and the bartenders were great! We tried their new Chai Applecider Mimosa and it was to die for! We enjoyed a margherita pizza and sampled a few new desserts, I will definitely be going back! Thank you so much Tapestry for having us! 


Boston Athenaeum

If you’ve never been to the Athenaeum you should definitely check it out! It’s normally only open to members but if you keep an eye on their website they host open houses and events open to the public. The 5th floor reading room is stunning! Stroll over to 10 1/2 Beacon Street to visit. 
Halloween with Godiva

This month I received a whole box of goodies from Godiva to help me celebrate Halloween. I love chocolate and was so excited to try out some new things! They sent pumpkin spice truffles along with a box of assorted truffles, chocolate covered pretzels, and a candy bar set! I devoured the chocolate covered pretzels and me and my roommates shared the truffles. If you still need to pick up some goodies for Halloween definitely stop by Godiva!
I hope everyone has a fun Halloween! I’ll see you in November!!

I may have received complimentary product or experiences for this post but as always all opinions are my own. 

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Boston October

If you live in Boston and are on Instagram I bet you have seen this doorway  so cute right? If you haven’t figured it out it is on Malborough Street #356. I always feel like Malborough Streets gets over looked in favor or Newbury, Comm Ave, or Beacon Street. But I personally think Malborough Street is the prettiests streets in Back Bay. I love October in Boston, people get really into autumn displays. If you wait another week or two people will get in the Halloween spirit and you can see some pretty impressive displays. I love strolling on Malborough Street the week or Halloween. And of course you have to talk a walk through Beacon Hill. Some people go all out for Halloween in Beacon Hill. Be sure to stop by the public gardens to see some city foliage too! 

Outfit details: sweater- Vineyard Vines (old), skirt- Vineyard Vines (old), boots- Tory Burch, Sunglasses- Rayban, Scarf- Sole Society