A Day in Back Bay, Boston

Spring blooms in Bay Bay, Boston one can see the cherry blossom trees

I am in love with spring because of the snow melting, beautiful flowers in full bloom, and the fact that summer is soon to follow. Spring blooms and warmer weather have my hopes high as this year will be a better year with life returning to the new “normal” post pandemic. 

Sam and I decided to spend the day in Back Bay, Boston. Year round this location has plenty to offer, however the spring is my favorite time to visit the area since all the flowers are in full bloom. You can also see the beautiful cherry blossom trees lining the streets, and there are a ton of cafes and stores to browse through.

Some of my favorite places to shop in the area include:

1) Castanet - A designer consignment store on Newbury Street. I loved the curated designer items. Very unique prints and shoe collection here. Even winning a Boston’s best consignment award. Definitely, worth a stop in for hidden designer gems. 

2) Society of Arts & Crafts - Founded in 1897, it is the United States' oldest craft nonprofit, and you can stop in and visit their gallery. Their mission is to support craft artists and have a key focus on contemporary art. Currently, from March 26 through May 28, there is a nine week online focus on earrings. There will be live streamed events to meet different artists and have a deeper appreciation for their work as you get to know how they make each piece. I will link their website here

3) Prudential Center - A shopping center with mall brands. Although it is not a mom and pop shop, it is a very nice shopping center to take a stroll around. Another thing to note is Boston’s Duck Boat Tours depart from this shopping center. The ticket booth is right outside the shopping center, and yes, the boat tours are already in full swing this season. 

During our trip, we ended our day with grabbing a wine flight and some appetizers here at Eataly. This  restaurant is located in the Prudential Center, and is 100% worth a stop in. Eataly, comprises 3 restaurants, 10 take away counters, 5 bars, a marketplace, and a cooking school. As soon as you walk in, you are overwhelmed with activity, pleasant aromas, and the desire to buy every food item possible. The marketplace alone sells over 10,000 artisanal products sourced from Italy and New England. You can make your own cannoli to go. Eataly also includes a pasta center, a fully stocked wine bar, and the list can go on. We decided to eat at Terra located on the third floor. The dining area has a glass ceiling with lovely greenery located throughout. It makes you feel like you are eating at an Italian greenhouse. Also upon walking in, you will notice a wood burning Italian grill. You can grab a seat at the bar and view the chefs in action. You can also sign up for a monthly wine pairing multi course dinner. It may be next on my list of things to do! 

Outfit Deets: Pastels for spring a classic and timeless look. Pastel lightweight sweaters are my go to during the spring season since it is still slightly chilly here. Paired with this vintage oversized cozy cardigan I thrifted. Currently, new obsession is vintage pieces. Love the balloon sleeves and pastel colors on this funky cardigan. Linked below similar cardigans. Also, a staple for spring and summer season is light wash jeans and woven mules. 

  • Taylor Bush
    BB Binks
    Posted at 10:01 am, May 5, 2021 Reply

    That looks like a fabulous trip!

  • Taylor Bush
    Julie Ann Shahin
    Posted at 5:20 pm, April 29, 2021 Reply

    I love Boston! I didn’t know about the Society of Arts & Crafts . Thanks for sharing!

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