Travel

A day in Boston’s Beacon Hill

Now that I live closer to the city I have been taking the time to explore the Boston more and it has been awesome. Checking out different neighborhoods and streets in the city is one of my favorite past times especially when the weather warms up. Last weekend we had a beautiful spring day and I decided to head out to the beautiful Beacon Hill neighborhood in Boston. 

 A day in Boston's Beacon HillThe Beacon Hill neighborhood has been referred to as one of Boston’s most picturesque areas. I couldn’t agree with this statement more. Lined with antique shops, boutiques, restaurants and beautiful cobble stone streets it is a truly gorgeous area. 

I did not get a chance to take some shots on the famous Acorn street because it was packed with tourists so I went to the less busy streets. A characteristic of Beacon Hill are the stunning Victorian homes with beautiful doors and entrances. As you can tell I spent more time taking pictures of doors because I have a weird obsession with them.

If you are thinking of moving to Beacon Hill, plan on spending millions as it is one of the most expensive ares in the city. The homes, especially by Louisburg Square are worth over 15 million. For that reason I will stick to just visiting the area until I win the lottery. 

 A day in Boston's Beacon Hill


Outfit details:

Mustard Blazer (Similar) : Zulily, Black Mid-Rise Leggings: Target

Shoes : Tory Burch


 A day in Boston's Beacon Hill

After going for a walk and taking shots by the beautiful doors in the neighborhood I stopped by the lovely Rouvalis flower shop  and then grabbed a drink at the nearby Nourish Your Soul juice bar.  Ended the day relaxing at the public garden. I couldn’t have asked for a better way to spend the day. 

There are so many laid back things to in Boston. If you are looking for a good hotel in the city I recommend the Aloft Boston Seaport hotel. You can read about my staycation at the hotel here

Nourish Your Soul juice bar Boston  A day in Boston's Beacon Hill Although you have lived in your city or town for years, you will be surprised how many awesome places you haven’t seen so I highly recommend looking for new places to explore every now and then.

Experience London: A visual guide

Welcome to the second chapter of the Europe trip. If you read my post on Switzerland then you know that my fiancé and I also took a trip to England to attend a wedding in Kent. It was our first visit to England and we were excited to experience London. Today I am sharing some of my favorite London spots which I highly recommend you check out when you visit.

Experience London: A visual guide

The Queen Victoria Memorial: This was one of my favorites monuments because of its grandiosity. The monument is made of 2,300 tons of white marble, a gold top and is located in front of Buckingham Palace. It is absolutely beautiful even though Queen Victoria does not look warm and inviting in her statue. What do you think guys?

Experience London: A visual guide

Trafalgar Square: Located in the middle of the city, Trafalgar Square has so many interesting sites packed into one area. There are stunning statues, fountains, museums, galleries, historic buildings and a myriad of people from around the world. This makes Trafalgar Square such a visually appealing location and should be on your list of sites to visit when in London.

Household Calvary Museum: I have been to a few museums and the Calvary museum is definitely one of my favorites thus far. The museum celebrates the history and accomplishments of The Household Cavalry. The Household Cavalry comprises of the two senior military regiments of the British Army. There are displays of uniforms, weaponry and other amazing pieces of service men who form the Queen’s mounted bodyguard. If you love museums you will love this place.

Experience London: A visual guide

Wellington Arch: Another beautiful structure in London. I was surprised to learn that it was built as an original entrance to Buckingham Palace. There are balconies at the top of the Arch where you have amazing views of London. Sites such as these are such a great way yo experience London.

Experience London: A visual guide

Occasionally you will come across men in uniform on horses in the city. The men are usually very serious but we were lucky to find one who was friendly. One of the things I love most about London is it maintains a lot of it historical style despite the modernization of the city. This gives the city such charming character.

Experience London: A visual guide

The other side of town is modern where you’ll see the signature black cabs, red double decker buses and tube trains. Between all of the modern skyscrapers you’ll find many buildings with beautiful facades that harken back to England’s past. This is truly what makes London a great place as there is a nice mix of historical and modern architecture.

While exploring London with my fiancé, I had to take a picture beside the iconic red telephone booths. I am so glad they are not getting rid of the red phone booths even though most people have cellphones today.

I really enjoyed my time in London and would recommend anyone to visit it mostly because of all the history in the city. I must say I was a little surprised that buildings especially the palace and the bridge appeared smaller than I expected but nonetheless I loved the experience and the rich culture.

Have you been to London? Would you like to experience London? What were your favorite spots if you have been there? I would love to hear your thoughts and experiences in the comment box below.

SaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSave

SaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSave

SaveSaveSaveSave

3 Places to visit in Switzerland

A passport is a small little book that opens so many big doors to new experiences and cultures. I recently got my new passport and it has awoken my sense of adventure to the point that I have decided that every year I am going to try and visit a new place.

Recently I was invited to a wedding in England and before heading out to England my Fiancé and I spent some time in Switzerland which we absolutely loved. Switzerland is no doubt one of the most beautiful countries. Just driving from one town to the other left me in awe of the spectacular views. I love every part of the country but these 3 places were memorable.

3 Places to visit in Switzerland 3 Places to visit in Switzerland 1. Montreux Switzerland:

First and favorite was Montreux. This quaint and luxurious city feels like a resort town with its small shops and narrow streets. If you go on some of the walking trails in the residential areas, you will find some beautiful hidden waterfalls. Be warned to bring good walking shoes as this city is best experienced on foot and will involve walking on hills and cobble stone. This to me is what makes Montreux a treasure. The central business district is a second away from the lake and is lined with plenty of restaurants and coffee shops.

3 Places to visit in Switzerland 2. Vevey Switzerland:

We had the most amazing time in Vevey. With sidewalks by the lake and stunning, unobstructed views of Swiss mountains, it is a magical place. there is a cute village with tons of restaurants, bakeries and shops. I really enjoyed walking down the streets and checking out the cute shops around the area.3. The Charlie Chaplin Museum:

Located in Vevey, this is one stop to make if you are in the area. You will get to tour Charlie’s Mansion and watch one of his masterpieces. The Mansion has a certain understated beauty and is filled with Charlie Chaplin’s personal belongings including his , notes, passport, hat and cane.

If you are traveling to Europe I highly recommend a stop in Switzerland. You will definitely not regret it.

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSaveSaveSave

SaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

We are on Instagram

Copyright © 2019 · Theme by 17th Avenue