Sunday, May 31, 2009

Sunday on Newbury St.!

Our Spring weather in New England has been cool and rainy, but this weekend was absolutely beautiful! It was so nice to enjoy a Saturday welcoming warm sunshine during an afternoon filled with soccer games instead of standing on the field under an umbrella! The day ended with a nice grilled dinner and an outdoor fire on our deck.

Today, I headed into Boston and met two of my very dear college friends. We enjoyed a wonderful Sunday brunch, complimented with a few mimosas outside on the patio at Stephanies on Newbury. This is a great place located in Boston's Back Bay section. If you are coming in town for the day or visiting Boston over the summer, the patio at Stephanies is a "must" in order to enjoy "people watching" for a variety of great style and fashion. And, of course, it wouldn't be a fullfilling day in the city if we didn't do a little boutique shopping!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

A Vintage Piece of New England

Saw this on etsy at ME2 Design's. A one-of-a-kind pin from a 1915 Parker Brothers, Inc. wood jigsaw puzzle map of the United States. How unique! Fun gift for someone in this area, or who may no longer live here but would appreciate a cute reminder, or perhaps even a puzzle junkie might like one! I think it would look great on a denim jacket front pocket or pinned to a canvas tote bag! Other state pins are available also.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Tour de New England!

Well, since I just started posting yesterday, I am a few weeks late annnouncing my fab Mother's Day present from my Crew, compliments of one of New England's finest; LL Bean! Love it!
This bike is sooo comfortable and easy to switch gears for those sneaky gradual hills! The width of the handlebars and seat height position enable me to ride more comfortably. Perhaps it is the (correct?) position that I'm sitting making it easier for me. I spent Memorial Day cruising right along with my family!
You see, all these years I have been riding the same bike that I purchased long ago with curved handle bars and racing tires. At that time, I biked alot while living in the South, and was in far better shape than I am now. (...Sigh! Oh the joys of motherhood!...) So, trying to keep up with my family, hunched over a bike, huffing and puffing up those hills took the damper out of our "supposed to be " fun family outings. Perhaps my crankiness encouraged a few "lightbulb over the head" moments for the Crew as they set off on a mission to find Mom a new bike. Indeed they did!
Needless to say this Memorial Day, we enjoyed a family bike ride throughout our town and a fun lunch outside on the restaurant deck overlooking our town harbor!

I hope to post some good family bike trails in the future!

Drum Roll Please......!!!

Hello everyone!

I'm new to the blogging scene and I'm so excited to join all of you in the quest for continued preppiness! .....(applause, applause)

First, let me start by saying how much I have read so many of your fun blogs over the months and so enjoyed your humor and wit, creative inspirations, thoughtful expressions and yes, fabulous preppy bargains and finds. Well done!

Second, while I am new at this adventure, I hope you bear with me as I carefully navigate through the world of blogging terms, do's and don'ts, as well as short-cuts. I'm sure I will be screaming for help!

Third, my goal is to focus my blog on New England. Not sure if I can keep up with this daily, but I hope to share my unique finds of New England preppiness with all of you. I live in a coastal New England town. I love the hectic, crazy pace I keep with my family as we venture in school events, sports, creatve activities, day-trips, and anything else we think is fun to do!
Thanks for reading!-Preppy in New England