48 Hours in New Orleans

This past weekend I took a solo trip to New Orleans for a good friend’s wedding. While I would have loved if Matt could have joined, we didn’t have child care and a quick weekend trip filled with wedding festivities didn’t seem like the best place for a 1 1/2 year old. I haven’t left Dylan very much since he was born so I also thought it would be good for me (and him) to have some separation. Continue reading “48 Hours in New Orleans”

The Painted Burro

I want to give a shout out to my favorite restaurant to go to with Dylan…The Painted Burro. The Painted Burro is a modern Latin American restaurant located in Davis Square, Somerville. It’s open for dinner every night and I’ve heard it has a really fun bar scene, but let’s be honest, eating dinner out with a toddler is about as fun as getting teeth pulled. That’s why we only go for the weekend brunch, which is my favorite meal anyway! We’ve eaten brunch there at least 10 times and here is why we love it so much: Continue reading “The Painted Burro”

Day Trip to Portsmouth, NH

One of my favorite things about living in Boston is all the amazing places that are so close to visit. I love getting in the car and exploring all of New England. When I lived in Chicago you could drive to Michigan, Indiana, or Wisconsin, but those places can’t quite compare to the beauty and history of New England (they are also farther drives!).

This past week my Aunt Sue Anne was in town and we decided to take a quick drive to Portsmouth, NH. This is my second time in Portsmouth and it doesn’t disappoint! It’s only about an hour away from Boston, which makes driving a piece of cake. When planning a day trip I try to not to go anywhere that’s more than an hour and a half drive, which still leaves plenty of options near Boston.

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