May 21, 2013
As a life-long Bostonian, it’s easy to take living in this city for granted as you go about your daily grind. I made it my mission this month to get out and explore the city by visiting two of Boston’s tourism landmarks. One was an old favorite, the Museum of Science, and one I had never been to, the Arnold Arboretum. Continue Reading
May 4, 2013
Looking to have a unique cultural experience during your stay in Boston? Perhaps you would like to bring home a one of a kind piece from a local designer, or have lunch at one of the over 30 rotating food trucks?
Look no further than this beautiful district in the South End of Boston. Located on Harrison Avenue, The SoWa open Marketplace (meaning “South of Washington St.”) celebrates its 10 year anniversary and will reopen for business this Sunday, May 5th!
Only about a 15 minute walk from the Westin Copley, this is a great way to spend a lovely Sunday afternoon (hours of operation, 10am – 4pm) sampling a few gourmet treats from the extensive farmers market, or just supporting local businesses. So go ahead– make your friends jealous! Bring home a piece of Boston!
Photo credit: boston.com
April 12, 2013
According to the web, April 12th is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day. Although toasted bread with cheese has been popular for centuries across the globe, the American version of grilled cheese first became popular in the 1920s when sliced bread and inexpensive cheese were made widely available. Today, the iconic sandwich comes in many fancy variations. One of my favorites in Boston is Roxy’s Grilled Cheese, a popular food truck that bills itself as “Boston’s Best Grilled Cheese.” Roxy’s prides itself on fresh ingredients and made to order cuisine, which you can tell from the first delicious bite. Continue Reading
April 10, 2013
The Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual marathon, and is considered one of the world’s best-known racing events. The Marathon, held every year on Patriots’ Day (the third Monday in April), attracts over 500,000 spectators, not to mention the 20,000+ souls who brave the course! Whether you are running the race yourself, supporting a runner, or just so happen to be in Boston during this amazing event, you will likely be affected in one way or another. So you may be thinking to yourself… how does the city manage that massive influx of people? How am I going to get around with all the road closures? Where is the best place to catch the race? Fear not — we are here for you! Continue Reading
April 3, 2013
Although it may not feel like it here in New England, springtime has finally arrived. For sports fans that means one thing: baseball season is back! Are you a Sox fan who’s desperate to get to Fenway to be a part of that one-of-a-kind live baseball atmosphere, but don’t want to dig into your savings just to buy a couple seats? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. Here are a few tips for snagging Red Sox tickets without breaking the bank. Continue Reading
April 1, 2013
With crocus buds peeking out and (slightly) warmer days, also comes new beginnings. After a winter hiatus, the team at Turner Fisheries is excited to debut a refreshed lunch menu and new General Manager, Kelly Sprouse and Assistant Manager, Ben de la Cretaz. The entire team is dedicated to putting Turner Fisheries on the map as one of the top lunch destinations in the Back Bay. Continue Reading
March 20, 2013
Today is the first day of Spring, one of my favorite seasons in Boston. Although there is snow on the ground, spring is just around the corner!
When I first came to Boston to see my brother-in-law run in the 2009 Boston Marathon, our families took a stroll through the Boston Public Garden. I couldn’t believe the wondrous spring spectacle in front of me! The view was like a postcard, with tulips, magnolias, azaleas and cherry trees all in full bloom. It was breathtaking. The best time to see them is mid April to early May. Since then I have watched the Boston Public Garden burst into bloom every year. Continue Reading
March 19, 2013
The Westin Copley Place’s commitment to green initiatives can be seen across the hotel – from our recycling efforts to repurposing used soap, to our reduction of water consumption by 25 million gallons since 2010. To us, doing the right thing is the way we do business, not only for our guests, but for the environment as well. That’s why we’re thrilled to participate for the second year in a global phenomenon known as Earth Hour on Saturday March 23 from 8:30pm-9:30pm. Earth Hour is a global movement uniting people to protect the planet, bringing together communities from across the world by switching off lights for one designated hour. Continue Reading
March 18, 2013
I’ve lived in Boston for almost 9 years, moving here from Austin, Texas to attend Northeastern University. Just like any other sports nut, I had a list of teams and athletes that received my full support through thick and thin, and I thought the Lone Star State was pretty spoiled with its sports accomplishments during my childhood and teenage years. Continue Reading