Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I think I'll go to Boston...

Oh no wait, I really am going to Boston. I leave on the 19th and get back on the 23rd, just in time for Christmas. I'm flying out with my boyfriend (he's from a 'burb of Boston) to visit with his family, go to his annual Christmas party and soak up the city I love so much.

I have a crush on Boston. Yes, it's possible to have a crush on a thriving metropolis. At the mention of it, my heart starts to flutter and I immediately want to talk about it and express my love. I've been there 5 times and every time I go I think I love it a little more. In fact, I could see myself moving there one day...but that's a whole other story.

Two years ago I was out there right before Christmas and my boyfriend took me to see the Holiday Pops (the holiday version of the Boston Pops) at Symphony Hall. He took me out to dinner then we went to the show, which was amazing. It was one of my favorite nights ever. For someone who loves the holidays as much as I do, it was the perfect gift. And I had always secretly wanted to see the Pops, but never told anyone (it seemed pretty nerdy). So when he surprised me with tickets for Christmas without knowing my secret wish, I knew he really understood me. I think that's part of why I loved it so much.

When I found out I was going back to Boston this year, I begged him to go to the Pops. And he surprised me with tickets again. I am SO excited. But this time, I want to take him out to dinner beforehand and treat him to a wonderful evening.

So here's a question for anyone from Boston: 
What restaurant should I take him to? It can't be too expensive or too seafood-y (sorry, can't stand it), and would ideally be close to Symphony Hall. Any ideas? I could really use some help!

And on a completely unrelated topic, the January issue of Marie Claire came out...and I really am in it! It's a tiny picture and story, but it's still really cool. I still can't believe that happened! My Mom saw it at Barnes & Noble and bought 3 copies. So funny. And Jessica Simpson is on the it's kind of like we're hanging out together, right? Ha.


susan said...

Go anywhere in the North End and you will be good.

Congrats on Marie Claire!

claire said...

thanks for the 20sb add! you should try coda; it's nearby, excellent beer list, inventive but not overly so updates on american comfort food (chicken under a brick, turkey and portabello meatloaf, grown-up mac and cheese). I've been twice and would totally go again, given the chance. Oh and have fun at the Pops!

brookem said...

woo! boston!
im with susan- north end is a staple.
or anywhere in harvard square for a funky, trendier type place.

Rachie said...

Never been to Boston but I'd love to go someday. I feel the same way about Disney World that you do about Boston.

zentiment said...

How exciting, you're famous! (About the magazine article).

Megkathleen said...

I've only been to Boston once so I have no good ideas for where to go.

I'm definitely going to check out Marie Claire later - that's so exciting!