Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Beacon Hill, Boston

We had a wonderful anniversary weekend despite the rainy weather on Friday and Saturday. We stayed at the liberty hotel which was once the infamous Charles Street Jail. Elements of this historical city jail site dating back to 1851 have been so preserved throughout including old iron bars from the jail cells! Lot's of history here! It's an unbelieveable hotel and a happening place!

A rainy Saturday morning welcomed us but didn't put a damper on taking a morning walk and shopping along the old brick lined sidewalks of Charles Street in Beacon Hill. The neighborhood's brickfaced row houses are just so elegant; some with small flower and herb gardens in the adjacent patios or gorgeous flower boxes under large drape lined windows. We have strolled around here during the holidays and the door decorations are simply stunning. It is a very quiet neighborhood in Boston. I think that is what I like about the area so much. The hustle and bustle is found throughout other great spots in the city. Breakfast at Panificio on Charles Street was the perfect stop on a gloomy morning.
Jersey Boys at Boston's Shubert Theatre was FABULOUS! You must see! So much fun. It's the story of how Frankie Vallie and the Four Seasons started out, their struggles, the brains behind their path to success, the meaning behind some songs. Mr. Boston and I truly enjoyed it and would see it again.
We dined at the french restaurant; pigalleboston.com led by head chef Marc Orfaly. Named after the red light district of Paris, I found that to be so ironic as the restaurant is tucked away in Boston's theatre district. Our dinner, presentation, champagne and wine was delightful. Truly a romantic setting!
Sunday out on the town on a glorius day had us starting off again on Charles Street for brunch at beaconhillinnandbistro before heading over to Newbury St. This is an adorble little inn located in the heart of Beacon Hill with a fab french bistro. Took us right back to France!

Thank you all so much for your sweet, sweet comments. We did have a wonderful time.
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  1. Your weekend aways sounds lovely. I love Boston and all that it offers. So glad you didn't let the rain slow you down.


  2. I LOVE the Liberty Hotel. Such a great place for drinks or dinner.
    Sounds like a wonderful time! Happy Anniversary!

  3. What a great weekend! I love the Liberty and Pigalle!!

  4. What a wonderful weekend! You hit my favorite places! I have only been away a few weeks, but I am missing the east so much already!

  5. The Liberty is so fun!! I love popping into Alibi to grab a drink with the girls from time to time!

  6. Hi there! Thanks for visiting my blog!
    We have tried the parks at all different times and nada! Like I said in my little rant (lol) the town we are in is all retired people and teen moms - so even if I did go to any of the programs they have set up I would be surrounded by high school kids 20 years younger than me :O( Everything is geared towards them and not to the older moms :O( Oh well! I am so not looking forward to the PTA years lol!

  7. Sounds like a fabulous weekend! I agree, Beacon Hill is a great neighborhood and so quiet as compared to the rest of Boston. I sometimes take walks in that area at lunchtime - it's very stress-reducing!