If you love to mix rich history and architecture with edgy shopping hot spots, Boston has it all. It's a melting pot of diverse villages nestled next to the beautiful ocean shore.
Our first stop had to be Mike's Pastry. It was Mother's Day, so there were so many families out for the day celebrating. There was a long line waiting outside just to get into Mike's. Once you got in, it was wall-to-wall people - no organized line, just loads of people shoulder-to-shoulder, happy to wait for their turn to get to the counter to place their orders. We found out quickly that you should order one of everything. Well...maybe two of the lobster tails. No, it's not seafood! It's simply the most delicious, flaky crust made to resemble a real lobster tail, and filled with a heavenly cream filling. It's absolutely to die for. We ordered lots of goodies to take back (in white cardboard packages tied up with string) as souvenirs and late night munchies for upcoming days.
Next we had a real Italian Mother's Day lunch at Cantina Italiana. Look for these awesome Little Italy neighborhood favorites on Hanover Street.
We spent Sunday morning at the SoWa Market located on Harrison Street in downtown Boston. It boasts a farmers market offering fresh flowers and homegrown fruits and veggies. There is also an artist market, as well as a vintage market, run by a wonderful lady and her boyfriend. In between these markets is a beautifully restored building housing shops for the edgy dresser or the shopper looking for some French designed home goods. We found cool shirts and bought yummy goodies. Oh yes, and our first vintage treasures of the week.
Wow, all of this just on the first Sunday. There's so much more to share.
Stay tuned...up next, we visit Salem.