Thursday, September 4, 2014

New England Girls Trip Recap

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To say we had a blast is the biggest understatement. So much fun in so little time. Needless to say, I was exhausted when we got back - can't do it like we used to! But it really was so much fun, and it was a nice mix of 'young people' things and 'old biddy' things, like going out drinking & dancing as well as curling up with some ice cream and watching Fever Pitch together.


But I'm getting ahead of myself. We left bright and super freaking early on Friday, and started our journey. We started so early that by the time we got to our layover, we were ready for lunch and it was only 9am.


We only had 2 very short flights, and we arrived in Manchester before noon to a beautiful blue sky.

No filter needed, obv.
Oh, and a beautiful blonde! The girls have been friends since they were like 5, so they were of course happy to see each other. I'm lucky that they have let me slide right into their circle!


We headed to Portsmouth, which is where she lives, stopping to take a touristy picture or two.


Oh, and of course we needed to stop at Target, and what the hey, their Target's are way cuter.


As soon as we got back, we got ready for our night in Salem. It was only a short drive from our friend's house, and we had a witch walk booked at 7 so we hustled down to wander around and stuff our faces. Our first stop, of course, was a wine store where we bought a bottle of bubbly and 2 bottles of flavoured Belgian beer - yum.


After wandering a bit, we decided to eat at Village Tavern upon recommendation. Food was good, very reasonably priced, service was very friendly - and holy shitballs the drinks were strong.

We got the fried pickles, pork sliders, nachos and chicken tenders to share. I didn't have any of the pickles or pork sliders, but the nachos and chicken were delish.


The witch walk was cheap, fairly quick with lots of fun & learning - I definitely recommended it if you are going to Salem. It didn't focus so much on the history as it did on witchcraft in general, but it was still good fun.


my dress


I had gotten up at about 430 that morning, and I think we got home at about 11pm, so needless to say we were knackered.

The next morning we got up bright and early to head to Boston. Our friend lives less than an hour out, so it was an easy train ride.



We arrived in Boston before 10am and our friend had an itinerary of things she wanted us to do, so we followed along happily, of course stopping to take photos on the way.


I spotted one of those super cute lampposts and thought it would be fun to swing on one. I was right, and it was awesome, not caught on camera - boo! Unfortunately that was the last time I ever swing on a lamppost as I cut the bloody buggery out of my thumb. Ow! See how I'm laughing afterwards? It's because I can't believe I was that stupid.


 Never mind, onwards and upwards!



 
















 

We ate lunch at Stephanie's on Newbury. We got the spinach & artichoke dip, white sangria and burgers. Delish.







I got my first mr softee - yum!


Of course I had to get a Chrissy ornament.




Boston was amazing - it was such a whirlwind that I barely remember exactly what we did and saw, and I know we didn't even scratch the surface so would love to go back one day. We headed home in the afternoon and scarfed down some delicious pizza before getting ready to hit the town.
my dress / my necklace





We crashed like the old ladies we are, and slept in till a glorious 9am. We headed out to downtown Portsmouth for brunch and some shopping.

my maxi
We ate at The District, the girls got chicken and waffles (thumbs up) and I got a lobster roll and a side of waffles (hey, vacation). I wanted to try the lobster roll before I left because you know, when in Rome... It was very yummy but there was no way I could finish it so I gladly shared it. And of course, no photos.


My favourite purchases! Such a cute bookstore that sold new and used books. I happened to ask the lady if she had any other Austen's and she remembered this beautiful copy of Emma. Seriously, it's so pretty in person, like someone actually threaded the cover.


Ok! Almost done, I promise. After shopping, we went home to get changed and head out on our friend's boat. It was so fun!






After the boat, we went to our friend's parents house, because all the girls grew up together they were stoked to see each other. More food, memory lane trips, and dancing to BSB and the Spice Girls. Then we went home, grabbed a pint of ice cream each and watched Fever Pitch. It was the perfect end to a great trip. It was so much fun, filled with girly silliness and delicious food. We ate at the airport diner before our flight and it was surprisingly delicious and cheap.

Anywho! Kudos to you if you made it through the whole post.

I love travelling with KC and missed him terribly, but there is nothing like a girls trip - am I right? Image Map

47 comments:

  1. This looks like such a great trip! Boston and New England has been on one of my places I want to go to for aaaages!

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  2. Looks like you had a great time. Boston has so much to offer, glad you got to see a lot of it. I love your blue geometric dress!

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  3. Looks like you had an AMAZING time! I love a good girls' trip and definitely would love to just do an entire weekend in Boston. Thanks for the recap :)

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  4. That sounds so fun and so cool that you found a group of girls that you love! Love that it was a mix of busy and downtime and that you had great food, too!

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  5. Oh my gosh, this looks like such an amazing trip! You did so much in just a few days which is awesome- makes me want to visit Boston/the New England area even more! That is also the cutest Target I've ever seen, and as always I want your entire wardrobe from the trip! You are gorgeous!

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  6. What a fun trip!!! The witch walk sounds like so much fun! And I love that they have a statue of Samantha in Salem, so funny! All of that food looks absolutely delicious. YUM. Glad you had a blast!!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  7. Oh my goodness, it looks like such a fun trip. I love all the cute pictures and man, the food looks divine! Girl's trips are the best!

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  8. Looks like such a fun trip!

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  9. Looks like a fun, and BUSY trip! Even though i live in Vermont right now, I still haven't been to Salem (and I really want to go!)

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  10. Looks like you had a blast!! I would love to spend more time in Boston!! Love all the photos!!

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  11. What a perfect and jam packed trip!! I'm glad you got to enjoy a little bit of Boston, but you'll definitely have to come back!!

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  12. I live about an hour away from Portsmouth and have never been- I'll have to do it soon. Looks like fun!

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  13. Girls weekend are the best and you ladies lived it up!! Love that going out dress of yours and framboise is my favorite pastime. I could drink a whole bottle to myself no problem.

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  14. Wow, it looks like an action packed trip! But lots of fun, Boston is awesome - I can't wait to go back too. :) Love your dress from the night out!! Super cute. :)

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  15. LOVE this! gotta have a girls' trip! loved seeing your pics and everyone is so dang gorgeous!

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  16. Ummmmmmm can I go with you on the next girls trip??? Oh tell me how you got that sweet caption on your first pic!

    I also think I need to rent that Trina Turk dress it's amazing! I love traveling with Mark because he carries my bags......but girls trips are so fun! Nobody asking when the next meal is going to be while you're eating the current one ;-)

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  17. What a fun girls trip! I love Boston, and it looks you all enjoyed it to its fullest! And that framboise belgian beer is one of my favorites!!! I could drink it all day. Many bars in New England actually carry it on top, which is amazing!

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  18. Looks like you guys had a great time! I am with Amanda, I want to come with next time! haha :)

    That Framboise Lambiac is one of my favorites! mmm! Your dresses are so cute! Love it! Annnnd now I am hungry!

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  19. I love fried pickles!! OMG nachos. I think I know where my next trip needs to be now.. I've always wanted to go to Boston and New England.

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  20. Well aren't you just the cutest?! Girls weekends are the best weekends and this one looks like so much fun! Definitely want to do a witch walk next time I'm in MA and now I'm dying to visit Boston again... I've only been for a day trip but have never been able to stop thinking about a lobster grilled cheese I had there. YUM.

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  21. I love that you all bought Boston hats!!! ALso, the book?! Awesome! While we were in London I looked at my books section and got to see all of the different covers. Sadly they didn't have any with different covers of my favorites so I did not buy one. Boston is one of my top stateside places on my bucket list and this just makes me want to go even more!!

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  22. Sometimes you seriously just need to get away with your girlfriends and have a good time together. I think it's good for the soul.

    Looks like y'all had a blast. I am so jealous you went to Salem. It's on my to do list - but to go on Halloween!

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  23. what an awesome trip!! it looks like you had so much fun, I LOVE boston, it's such a unique city in america. Now I want to go back!

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  24. Omg!!! I'm so jealous of all your funness!! I need to visit Boston soon it looks so amazing and I love any city with a lot of history because I am a nerd like that! OMG your blue dress! Can you be anymore gorgeous?!?!

    <3 Shannon
    upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  25. Looks like a great time!! :) I would love to go to Boston, it looks so quaint.

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  26. Fabulous trip, I love all of your photos.

    1. In the Salem photo of you with the green awnings behind you? That's the hotel I stayed in when we were there in June. My best friend got married there.

    2. I love Stephanie's on Newbury! Both because it's a cute place and also because it's called Stephanie's. LOL I was there in April.

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  27. What a fun girls trip, love all your pics! You look so pretty in that little blue & white dress, love that. I agree, traveling with my hubby is my favorite, but a fun girls trip is always amazing too! This reminds me of the trip I took with my friend in Chicago. We only spent 1 full day there but it was the best time ever!

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  28. Perfect time of year to be in New England- and you did IT ALL girl! SO glad you got a lobster roll!!

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  29. Your vacation looks like so much fun! P.S. You look super skinny in the first pic in that maxi! I need to go on the SYIAP diet stat! Hehe!

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  30. Great photos, looks like you had an amazing time:)

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  31. What an amazing weekend! I've only been to New England for a game, but have been dying to go back! And yes, that is the cutest Target ever!

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  32. I love a good trip, even if it's just a day or two. Your dress you wore out was adorable! Boston is on my to-do list for sure.

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  33. This looks like a blast! I love your dress and that copy of Emma, OMG, so cool!

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  34. this is such a nice recap. you looked great in your outfits and i'm glad you shared the links to them! i love how the four of you are wearing your boston baseball caps :)

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  35. Love it! What a fun girl's trip!!! So jealous!!!!
    BEWITCHED!!!! :)
    So glad you had a great time.... girls trips should happen more often.

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  36. That's so crazy- I was just in Salem last month! Looks like you had an awesome time in Salem and Boston! Love all the pics!

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  37. What a fun trip! WTH with their Target? It's adorable! Also I love that you are double fisting your beer with a glass of champs!

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  38. Yay it looks like such a fun trip!! I really wish I was still up there when you visited. Good thing we're both back in KY now though lol

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  39. What a great trip! PS. That blue, squiggly dress? WANT.

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  40. That looks like the best trip ever! I LOVE Boston so so so much, I think about moving there constantly (it's a toss up between there and NYC). I wanted to go to Salem the last time I was there but didn't get a chance. I really want to do the witch walk!

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  41. Their Targets ARE cuter!!! It looks so charming!!!!
    How could you NOT capture swinging on the pole, dammit?!

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  42. Looks like the perfect weekend! So glad you had such a great time. These pictures are so lovely and I love everything about you in them, but omg can we talk about that blue and white dress you wore out the one night? Because I am absolutely crazy about it

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  43. What a fun time you ladies had!!! Love all your outfits but especially the blue/white dress for your night out in Boston!! <3

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  44. Looks like such a great weekend. Dibs on the next trip! ;-P

    PS you and that dress are adorable!!!!

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  45. Ahhh!! This is SO FUN. I want to go on a girls trip, but you will have to go with me because YOU are about 80% of the fun. The other stuff is just food and buildings. LOL. And I must start using the word knackered immediately. Love it. Ha ha!

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  46. Seriously this looks like the best trip ever! Girlfriends, sunshine, shopping, food, and drinks! What more could you ask for?! And eff you, now I want fried pickles. Stat! :) ;)

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  47. What a fun trip girlie!! Travelling early sucks and I always feel to eat lunch by 9am as well! haha. Great recap babe!

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