Every Fourth of July, my family and I usually do the beach-and-BBQ routine at home, but this year, I spent the holiday in Manchester and Boston with Stephen and his mother, Gail. It was a welcome reprieve--the last break I had allowed myself was Boston Calling during Memorial Day weekend.
On the Fourth, we spent most of the day at the beach, then went to a party hosted by Stephen and Gail's family friends. When we returned to Boston, we even caught the fireworks from the Esplanade.
|It's a rare occasion that I dress very preppy. I would have kept wearing the shirt all day if it wasn't for the fact it was sweltering outside...|
|Nothing says summer like seafood...|
|Or a warm ocean breeze...|
The following day, Stephen and I walked along Newbury Street and ate lunch at La Voile. We stayed cool window-shopping in well air-conditioned stores (Ralph Lauren had the best AC by far) and drinking plenty of Starbucks. We also watched a documentary of Madonna's Blonde Ambition tour before I had to catch my train back to Rhode Island...It was intriguing, to say the least.
|Les crevettes et les choux at La Voile|
I worked the rest of the weekend at Laura Jean Denim Shop and managed social media content for some clients, but it was fine--the trip to Manchester and Boston made the Fourth of July weekend worthwhile.
|New arrivals at KC Shoes at the Pier|
|Vegan Leather Dress by Sanctuary, available at Laura Jean Denim Shop|
|Accessories by Frye, available at Laura Jean Denim Shop|
|Dress, necklace, and sandals from Crosswynds Traders|
|Hall of Fame Tennis Championships start tomorrow--it's going to be crazy busy in Newport...|