Three Days in Boston

My son and I spent three days and three nights in Boston.  It was the first time for both of us.  I had only been to the airport a long time ago. It rained two out of the three days, but we still had a blast.  We bought tickets for a tour trolley with Boston Super Tours which was a great way to get around and see a lot (in the rain).  We had it for all three days and admission to the MIT Museum and a Charles River boat cruise were included.  The drivers were all really interesting and my son is still reciting facts and history he learned on the tours.  We used the trolleys to get around along with the T (which is the oldest subway in the United States) and walking.

We managed to ride the Swan Boats on the one day with no rain.  The same boats have been operating for over 100 years.  You can read about the history of this Boston Landmark here.  We walked around the Boston Common and Public Garden, which were gorgeous.

All the photos of me were taken by my six year old son and for other photos we relied on the kindness of strangers.

The last day after the rain, we had sun!  We stumbled upon the Charles River Esplanade, which we had seen from our river cruise.  We were following directions to Barneys on my Iphone and the map had it in the Charles River.  It was a very lucky mistake. We really enjoyed our time in Boston and look forward to future visits.


My outfit:

J. Crew Shirt (25% off with code REFRESH through August 22, 2016)

J. Crew Jeans (similar here and here)

J. Crew New Balance Kicks

My son’s outfits:

Johnnie-O Polos striped and navy

J. Crew shorts from last year (lighter) and this year (darker) here

New Balance Kicks


J. Crew socks

J. Crew Crewcuts sunglasses

Vineyard Vines Hat

Here is to summer adventures!



I’ll take Paris and the Vineyard

We thoroughly enjoyed our week on Martha’s Vineyard with our East Coast family.  My son and niece are both only children, so it is great for them to have cousin time.  We dominated both Monopoly games, but really need to work on our Ticket to Ride skills.  The Martha’s Vineyard Airport is so charming.  My husband and our luggage returned to Los Angeles, while my son and I stopped in Boston for three nights.  Tune in tomorrow for a post on that leg of the trip.  Until next year MVY…



J. Crew Hat (on sale!)

J. Crew T-Shirt

J. Crew Sunglasses

J. Crew New Balance Kicks

J. Crew Jeans (similar here and here)

J. Crew Cardigan (similar here and on sale!)

Happy Shopping!



Martha’s Vineyard – Oak Bluffs

One of our regular evening locations while on the Vineyard was Oak Bluffs.  The kids wanted to go for the ice cream (Ben and Bill’s is a favorite).  I always like visiting Vineyard Vines (where I got these shorts last year on our first rip).  I’ve linked two similar pairs below.  There are several great restaurants including Slice of Life.  The kids also love running around the green around the gazebo and riding the Flying Circus Carousel, which is the oldest operating platform carousel in the United States.  You really can’t go wrong anywhere on the Vineyard, but evenings in Oak Bluffs are always fun.  Shopping and ice cream?  I’m in.



J. Crew Shirt (20% off with code LOTSTOSHOP)

J. Crew Sunglasses

Vineyard Vines shorts (last year) similar here and  here

Parker Thatch Tote

Jimmy Choo Sandals (older style) similar here.

Happy Shopping!



Tropical Blues

Today was the first day back after two weeks on vacation.  I was almost late dropping my son off at science camp (I am usually early) because he and were researching and planning our next vacation early this morning. We want to get one more family mini-vacation in before the end of August.

These shorts remind me of vacation and make me feel like I am on vacation.  I bought the necklace in deep pewter a few weeks ago and featured it in Stripes and Paisley on the Vineyard.  I picked up the necklace in bright hibiscus this weekend because I love it so much.  It gives a substantial pop of color while still being easy to wear, feeling substantial and light on the neck, all at the same time.  I love the two together.  My favorite gold espadrilles are on promotion (details below) along with the shorts and hat.  The t-shirt is on sale and comes in a bunch of colors.  It is breezy and easy to wear.



J. Crew Hat (20% off with code LOTSTOSHOP through August 11, 2016)

J. Crew Sunglasses

J. Crew Deep Pewter Necklace

J. Crew Bright Hibiscus Necklace

J. Crew Shorts (20% off with code LOTSTOSHOP through August 11, 2016)

J. Crew T-shirt (on sale plus 40% off with code LOTSTOSHOP hrough August 11, 2016)

J. Crew Shoes (20% off with code LOTSTOSHOP through August 11, 2016)

Happy Shopping!