Not many people know this but I consider Boston home. When I was younger we moved around a lot but when I was in high school my dad decided to actually stay in one place for two whole years so I would “know some of the people I spent my youth with.” That was Sandwich High School in Sandwich, MA on Cape Cod. I left high school, set out on my own continuing the streak of moving from city to city every year or so until I finally settled in Boston. I got a job as a fashion and beauty editor there and stayed for 8 years before moving to NYC to start my jewelry company. I’m so glad I did move to NYC but for the entire 6 years that I was there I couldn’t help but long for Boston. It’s beautiful, safe and clean. It’s small enough to walk from one end to the other without wearing out your Jimmy Choo’s and people there are actually kind. You’re probably not going to see two people threatening each other’s lives over a cab in Boston. That’s a daily occurrence in New York.
So, finally, my jewelry company is ready to expand. I can’t think of a better place to do it than Boston. Horray! Though I’m back in the hub, I’ll still be in NYC often; in my opinion, I have the best of both worlds.
If you’re ever in Boston, here are a few of my favorite places:
Flock Boutique: this little shop is owned by the cutest girl named Dani and sits on a small street in the south end (my favorite neighborhood in Boston). They have everything from glam beaded bags to cozy sweaters and handmade scarves. They also sell Samantha House Jewelry (bonus).
Formaggio Kitchen: a totally yummy cheese shop that also sells hand made marshmallows and premade meals that taste like Martha Stewart concocted them!
Marie Galvin Hats: this totally adorable woman makes the coolest hats and fascinators– which are totally making a comeback.
Sportello & Drink: Both owned by celebrity chef Barbara Lynch, Sportello is a swanky diner with the best gnocci I’ve ever had and Drink is a craft cocktail bar. Delicious drinks and an awesome crowd.