Sightseeing

02-P2860948 Welcome to the Commonwealth Avenue Mall, or the "Comm Ave" Mall in Back Bay. This the Samuel Eliot Morison statue, but we ought to have walked down a bit more and taken a look the (newish) Boston Women's Memorial. It went up in 2003. This little greenway will take you right to the Public Garden if you let it.

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Why, Samuel, what large feet you have.

This was a sobering Monday to face. I don't know what else to say about it. I've had my fill of senseless murder and destruction. I'm sure we all feel that way, alas.

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These were taken just before the tattoopalooza on Labor Day weekend. It was warm but the weather warned of scattered showers, so I brought along my new BFF - the Long Field Jacket from J. Crew. Since I didn't own a trench jacket and the length and hood made it more practical, I swapped the shorter version for this one. The quality is a little different from the Downtown Field Jacket (which is to say, it isn't quite as well-made); the pockets aren't as snazzy, the buttons not as brassy, and the beautiful dark plaid flannel trim in the lining is gone altogether, which is really too bad, but like I said, practicality won out and it's still a great little outerwear option. The fact that you can cinch in the waist is very nice!

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My (vegan) Urban Expressions bag from Crush Boutique on Newbury Street, and pirate ship tattoo from Tattly. The shirt dress is an oldie but goodie from Tommy Hilfiger. Also, what a nice bench. One thing I love unabashedly about Boston is how clean and well-kept the public parks and greenways and spaces are. At least the ones I've been to are all pleasant and fragrant and lovely. Sometimes M is wary of this or that part after dark, but it all seems fine to me, especially having spent as much of my life as I have on the mean streets of Oakland and SF. (I'm fully aware that there are dangerous areas here but we rarely seem to find ourselves in them. I digress.)

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Vintage skinny leather belt from Bobby From Boston - worn to perfection and Levi's, of course!

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Another Tattly design, this one a fanciful feathered friend by Stina Persson from Sweden!

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And there you have it. In a day or two I'll have a post from our 5th wedding anniversary weekend! Spoiler alert: We're on a boat!

Hope you and your loved ones are all safe and out of harm's way this crisp autumn evening.

XOXO, FFAF