Sunday, June 17, 2012

Road Warrior

Belatedly, here are some shots from my recent travels in Boston, Concord, Salem, and Reading, MA. It’s all part of my farewell tour to the Northeast. It’s been an amazing 6 years and I was glad I was able to fit in a few more days of road tripping before I leave. 

Chillin' in Boston 

Author's Ridge, Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

 Author's Ridge, Sleepy Hollow Cemetery


Sleepy Hollow Cemetery 

                      Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

Walden 

Salem. I want to point out that that whole town smells like incense. 

Salem. That I am truly a witch will come as no surprise to those who know me well. 

Salem 

Any Hawthorne fans? 

 I am still kicking myself for not buying this when I discovered it in a Salem shop.

Yeah, this too. 

It just isn't Salem without a trip to the Witch House. 





And here are a few snaps from my weekend getaway in NYC. I spent most of the weekend in Brooklyn, staying with one of my best New Haven gal pals who relocated to the Prospect Park area to live with her girlfriend and then at my New Haven roomate’s boyfriend’s place a few blocks away (to rent a semi-decently large place in New Haven is pricey so, for the past three years my helpmeet and I have been shacking up with an amazing dude in the Italian department here who I am going to miss like nobody’s business back in Canada…and his boyfriend is an architect in the City who has an amazing apartment, hangs out with notable fashion photographers, knows all the best wine bar and brunch spots in town, and designed the Joe Fresh flagship store in Manhattan, so yeah, he’s pretty awesome). It was a laid back weekend of chilling with friends and drinking WAY too much wine and dirty martinis. But we did find a little time to explore, as you can see.

Grand Central Station 

 Brooklyn

Brooklyn 

                              Brooklyn

We hit the Bronx Zoo 

Bronx Zoo 

 Bronx Zoo 


 Trinity Church

The High Line, which was pretty much the greatest thing ever. 

Brooklyn

Riding the rails. 

28 comments:

Closet Fashionista said...

You've been on a whirlwind trip! I've lived here my whole life and you've seen more the past two weeks than I have in 24 years...haha
I really need to get to salem!
http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

Nnenna said...

Awww, I can't believe that you'll be leaving the East Coast so soon! These are really great pictures :)

brookemeagan said...

Wow! What an amazing road trip! My boyfriend and I have been wanting to explore the eastern states for quite awhile now. There are so many interesting places to check out. It looks and sounds like you had an amazing time. And I just wanted to say that I love the colour of your hair!

Yajaira said...

I love the different outfits

http://yajairasfashionnotes.blogspot.com/

Eli said...

I've traveled the East coast so little, but I think Salem looks like such an interesting place to visit! I'm crossing my fingers that my trip to NYC in August works out

rooth said...

Those look like some rather fantastic travels!

Penny Dreadful Vintage said...

Awesome, I want to visit Salem and Sleepy Hollow cemetery :)

Penny Dreadful Vintage

Girl and Closet said...

Aw, such great snaps + SO many adorable outfits!! Looks like you enjoyed an amazing trip, Boston looks especially fab! xo V

Ellie said...

WOah that sounds like one amazing road trip! Being from Florida I think New York is as far north as I've ever seen(and I haven't explored outside of this area...ever!) Looks like an awesome time!

-Ellie
www.citybrewed.com

Laura Go said...

Oh em gee, how FUN! I totally wish I lived in the East Coast because I would LOVE to roadtrip to those places without being too far from home! The places close to moi aren't as pretty or historical... Though I'm not a Hawthorne fan, I took a really intensive course on American Lit from that period, so it's fascinating to see everything Hawthorne, Emerson, Thoreau- related! Too cool!

Oh to Be a Muse said...

The sleepy hollow cemetery looks very cool and so does Salem. Love your outfit in Brooklyn.

Alexa said...

Boston and NY are two of my favorite cities. Great shots! :)

Amber said...

whew, you've been a busy little bee! I'd be interested to hear what you thought of the house of the seven gables. Kevin & I went to Salem a few years ago during peak Halloween time and visited the house. I thought the tour was way too short!

Bonnie said...

I am so glad that you were able to travel a bit before leaving. The U.S. will miss you! :)

http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
Twitter: @GlamKitten88

blue roses said...

those pictures from salem and your captions CRACK me up. love it. definitely need to road trip up there sometime soon and scour the random thrift shops.

http://dallianceswithsuitsandskirts.blogspot.com/

christine said...

LOoks like you had an amazing trip to two of the most amazing places in the northeast.

christine said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
LyddieGal said...

sounds like you've been living it up, and giving your home away from home a proper goodbye.
Chic on the Cheap

Kate Zimmerman said...

Looks like a fantastic way to say goodbye! And jade green is a fantastic color on you.

Bad Joan said...

Loving all these images! Especially the one of you with the giant lizard statue!

GTBB,
Bad Joan
http://badjoan.blogspot.com

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

So many good pics...looks like you had a blast! xo

www.frankieheartsfashion.com

Fashion Tales.... said...

Wow, I'm loving these outfit shots and such great captures. I have not been to Brooklyn in ages. I really want to make a New York trip this year or next. Thanks for sharing.

SACRAMENTO said...

Great pics and blog.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Annie L said...

Looks like a fun trip and such great outfits!
xo Annie
newenglandromance.blogspot.com

THE-LOUDMOUTH said...

You have the cutest tops! I seriously want all of them. Travelling is the best -- I wish I had the time and money to go on trips all the time. I'm making an effort to go on a small weekend trip once a month this summer, even if just for a night. Good luck with your move!

chillairandperfume said...

Love all these pics - thanks for sharing. I like that many of your Boston pics are almost exact copies of pictures I have - great minds think alike, eh?

xo,
Hannah
www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com