Christmas in Boston
Part of my job entails having to work on some of the holidays, as was the case on this Christmas day. Even though it can be tough having to be away from home, I was fortunate enough to be able to bring my boyfriend with me on my trip to Boston.
It was a frigid day, which gave us ample reason to accessorize. My black over the knee suede boots are great for winter temperatures while still staying fashionable. The red beanie was festive and helped keep my head warm as we were sightseeing.
My boyfriend wore his camel peacoat and cognac high-top sneakers, which were comfortable for all the walking around the city. The grey and white scarf was neutral enough to complement his outfit and also keep his neck warm.
For Christmas dinner, we chose to eat at Trattoria II Panino because it’s a place I’ve wanted to try for a long time. I strongly suggest calling ahead to make a reservation as it is a very popular restaurant. The food as well as the service was outstanding - we even saw a waiter bringing fresh bread into the restaurant from a nearby bakery.
The fresh bread was especially delicious to dip into the sauce in which the mussels were sauteed. For our entrees, we ordered the Gnocchi alla Sorrentina and the Lamb Scottadito, both of which were very flavorful. This was the perfect amount of food to hold us over for an evening of light drinks and fun. Before we left the restaurant, our extraordinary waiter recommended checking out the Faneuil Hall Marketplace to see their signature holiday tree. The tree was a towering 60 feet tall, and topped with a lit star.
Lucky enough for my boyfriend, the Boston Celtics just so happened to have a nationally televised home game against one of their major rivals, the Philadelphia 76ers. Not only are they his favorite NBA team, but our first date was also to a Boston Celtics game against the Miami Heat, so this made for an extra special Christmas together.