Archive | April, 2012

A Marathon in Antarctica? Seriously….

3 Apr

Just when I am really impressed with myself for signing up for the Chicago Marathon, I read a story about a woman who ran a marathon in Antarctica.  This company is actually very cool.  They plan marathons all over the world so that people who love to run and travel can do both at the same time.  I now have a new goal.  What about a marathon on the Great Wall of China or running while seeing the big five in South Africa?  These races are definitely going on my bucket list.

A Weekend in Boston

1 Apr


Every time I’ve been to Boston I have loved it. It is such an old city, with such character and charm. My friend, who was one of my previous roommates in DC, now lives on Beacon Hill.Beacon Hill is a great neighborhood.

20120811-132325.jpgThe buildings are all brick, with uneven brick sidewalks, great boutiques, and lots of fun places to eat. Along with Beacon Hill, my absolute favorite area to shop is Newbury street. Newbury street is similar to Georgetown in DC, but with much less people on the weekend. Another great thing about Boston is how you are able to walk anywhere in the city in 30 minutes or less. Most notable this weekend was our lunch at Orinoco in South End. Orinoco is a quaint Latin American restaurant that serves very traditional Latin American dishes. My favorite boutique of the weekend is Moxie on Charles Street in Beacon Hill.

Moxie JewelryI ended up spending too much money on their Marica Moran rings and earrings. Most notable drink of the weekend was the apple cider mimosa at 75 Chestnut in Beacon Hill. Amazing. Another great weekend in Boston!