sowa & a day in boston.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

on sunday (mother's day!), we headed into the city to go to SoWa to check out the goods and, let's be honest, the food trucks.  it was really hot and some of the lines were insanely long but i made my way to the clover food truck for a chick pea fritter and some rosemary fries.  both were good.  steve and william got hot dogs and lindsey got a frozen lemonade (girlfriend was dyyyyyyyying of heat, she said--no drama there!)  next time?  i need to try the gourmet grilled cheese truck.  that line was cah-ray-zee long though so it was not happening this time.  highlights?  the fashion truck, this woman who made these adorable skirts from vintage fabrics (didn't buy one!  the price wasn't the best), and the fact that nearly every vendor accepted credit card with this fancy swiping thing on their iphone.  

afterwards, the crowds got to us so we bolted out of there to walk around the south end--a part of boston i don't visit nearly enough.  some of the streets are just lined with trees which is such a welcome sight in the middle of the city.  i love little bits of country (maybe country is a stretch... but residential life) in the midst of all the busy.  the south end has some sections full of that sort of thing.  then we ate at the buttery, walked some more, and headed home for some showers and bed.

i must mention parker's adorable get-up.  the lovely emily sent that to me straight from her shop, clementine, in vermont!  you remember that shop?  i love the shop and i love this onesie.  it's soft and sweet and the bike graphic on it is my favorite.  i spotted it long ago when she was my sponsor and she was kind enough to send it along.  she also sent along this AMAZING body wash called mum+bub by the aden and anais (my favorite!) people.  i cannot (cannot, cannot, cannot!) say enough things about how amazing this stuff smells.  it's free of all that stuff we like lotions and such to be free of (parabens!  sulfates!) and smells like sandalwood and, seriously, it's heavenly.  i'd wear it as a light perfume (i'm totally being serious) forever if i could.  thanks clementine!

23 comments:

  1. I love SOWA, but your right the crowds can be killer. That grilled cheese truck you mentioned is always parked in Cleveland Circle in Brighton on my way home from work - without lines! I'll have to check it out some night for dinner.

    And Parker is soo cute :)

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  2. @lauren, maybe i need to make my way to cleveland circle instead. i was NOT about to wait in the mile-long line that day!

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  3. Roxys is run by my friend James! It's so good, and definitely worth the line. I may even argue that their french fries are better...

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  4. you look so beautiful! and I can never get over Parker's adorableness.
    I went to Sowa for the first time this past Summer and I didn't buy anything either. Except for one of those grilled cheeses, and the line was crazy. That's where I spent most of my time there, actually. But it was worth it!
    I keep seeing blog posts with the South End. I work in the North End, but have never been to the South end. I need to make a visit there soon!

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  5. @amanda, get outta here! can you get me a 'front of the line' pass?!?

    @jen, thanks! and get yo'self to the south end! some good restaurants there!

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  6. Gourmet grilled cheese? Sounds like my kinda place. And yes, Parker is adorable in that onesie. It looks so dang comfy! Also, how are you so tiny?? Skinny mom with the baby, making everybody jealous.

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  7. I just might have to buy that onesie for my nephew. So cute!!!!
    I need to live in Boston. This needs to happen. I love all your photos.

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  8. Parker is such a little chunk. So adorable!

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  9. @wildchild, i'll credit that one to nursing + my genes! thanks!

    @dancing branflake, you should do it! it's the best city.

    @kaitlyn, CHUNK is right.

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  10. Parker's legs are killing me!! They are so chunky and I love the little rolls around babies knees.

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  11. i was just about to comment on parker's legs, too, before i saw that the above commenter took the words right out of my mouth! long story short: i love those legs.

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  12. Parker's legs! Oh, the baby chubs!

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  13. Don't you just wish you could visit places like that without the crowds. I found the same thing in Paris - oh how I so wish I could visit Paris without the tourists. They do my head in --- and I know, I'm also technically a tourist however I don't feel like I act like one!

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  14. Lovely post! I grew up in Boston. I miss it :(

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  15. Food trucks!! I've always wanted to eat from a food truck. Glad you guys had a great time though, even though the lines were long and it was 'super hot'!
    I love that onesie too! So cute.

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  16. oh Parker, you and your chubby legs. and it looks like he's giving a thumbs up in one of the last ones! he rules.

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  17. Oh my goodness, Parker is just too cute and happy and... oh my ovaries. That is probably the greatest onesie ever as well.

    Also, I'd like to file an official complaint that Boston did not have nearly as many awesome food trucks three years ago as it seems to have now! Rosemary fries?? Yes please!

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  18. Looks like you guys had a great time! The bicycle onesie is adorable and it's always great to find another body wash/lotion that is free of junk. Thanks for sharing it!

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  19. You are my most attractive mommy friend. And boy do I love that boy.

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  20. Just to be clear I am referring to Parks this time.

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  21. That looks like such a fun day! I love the pictures!

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  22. oh god Parker's chunky legs. amazing.

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