weekend scenes.

Happy President's Day! I may be working today, but I am still relishing in the glory of an amazing weekend getaway. We only live an hour from Boston, but with our schedules, we never really get to enjoy it. {cv} changed that this weekend. He booked us a room at the cutest hotel on the planet and we soaked up a weekend in the city, as evidenced by the photos below... 

{behind the photos}
books: We stopped at an amazing store in the South End called Hudson--and I quickly fell in love.
bed: Our room at the Inn at St. Botolph was picture perfect. Chevrons, gingham and seersucker--oh my!
dress: I Rent The Runway for weddings and events but never for fun nights out. This Shoshanna stunner also made it easy to break out my wedding shoes! A winner all around :)
glasses: {cv} treated me to what was easily the nicest meal of our lives at O Ya.  I became an adventurous eater for a night--and loved every minute of it. He booked the rezzies a month in advance, so he earned big points for this one!

{unseen goodness}
-I finally caved and bought a polka-dotted chambray shirt at J.Crew {much like this one}. I can already see it running heavily in my rotation!
-We stumbled upon Olives & Grace, a gorgeous little store specializing in small batch products. The best part? Moochie's Macarons was hosting a tasting in the store! I had my first chocolate-covered macaron--and haven't stopped dreaming about them since.
-I picked up these Rifle notecards at the sweet Gracie Finn. I can't wait to send them!

After this magical weekend, we both agreed we needed to make this "stay-cation" a regular thing. We travel to see friends and family regularly, but we don't often get a chance to get away the two of us.
With so much left to explore, you better believe we're coming back to Boston for more.
Are you a stay-cation fan? I can't wait to hear! xoxo {av}



  1. I am a HUGE fan of staycations! I planned one a few years ago with the guy I was dating at the time here in Cincinnati. We went up the Carew Tower (tallest building in Cincy), took a carriage ride downtown, stopped at the art museum and ate a river along the river. It really was one of the best times. It's so much fun to discover hidden gems in your own city that you never knew existed!

  2. I love the look of that bookshop and the hotel room - so contemporary! Sounds like you had a fantastic time. :)

  3. I love that pillow in your hotelroom! Sound like a lovely weekend, you must have had an amazing time :)

  4. I love Boston! Looks like an amazing weekend! I'm going to have to make a mental note of that restaurant for next time I'm there!

  5. You know what? Thought living so close, I've NEVER been to Boston. We've been talking about it for ages- but this post may be just the push we need to go!

    Manda from Eat Cake

  6. That dress is amazing! So it is a Rent the Runway?? I want to own it. It's so beautiful! Glad you had a nice weekend!

  7. Looks like a perfect weekend! I love that Shoshanna dress...her stuff is so amazing. Staycations are the best because you don't have to travel to relax! We spent 4 days in Sun Valley (2 hours from Boise) over Thanksgiving and it was the nicest getaway. I think it's great that you're setting a goal to do them more! xo

  8. what a perfect, thoughtful trip! justin & i went on a little valentine's day trip to charleston the weekend before, & reading your post brought back memories of ours! there is nothing like a trip to a nearby city, to explore & relax. glad y'all had such a great time.

  9. So jealous that you are so close to Boston! It looks like you had a great weekend. Xo


  10. Looks like you had a lot of fun! Love the dress!

  11. What a beautiful way to spend time together!


  12. What a wonderful weekend. That sounds like a great tradition toost start for sure!! That room you stayed in is absolutely adorable. I've still never visited Boston, but it's on our list.

  13. Sounds like such a fun weekend, and that hotel looks adorable!

  14. That hotel room looks perfect! I would also fall in love with all those books. What's not to love?

  15. Saw your pics on Instagram and it looked like a perfect weekend! xo

  16. I love a good staycation! I get teased for my love of the getaway all the time. My favorite places are Maine and Boston but I'll go anywhere for a night or two!

  17. I am absolutely a staycation fan! My husband and I try to get away for a night somewhere not too far at least three times a year. It's a must!
    And Boston is my favorite! We had our mini-moon in Boston and it was fantastic! I love that city :)

  18. Looks like you had an amazing time. I adore Rifle + I'm using them for my wedding invites! Your pics are gorgeous + that dress.....
    Cheers for Staycations.
    The Pumpkin Spot


Many thanks for visiting {long distance loving}! I'd love to hear what you think :) xoxo {av}