Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Food trucks and champagne tea - hanging out with Boston bloggers!


Ever since I first met Penny of BostonZest online in June 2011, I have been hoping to have the opportunity to meet her face-to-face because her tweets and informative posts revealed that we share many of the same interests: uncovering interesting tidbits about the cities where we live, history, wine and food trucks! So, I'm truly thankful that Penny was able to take some time out of her busy schedule to introduce me to the culinary delights of The Dining Car and to give me a tour of the Boston Public Library (BPL), the first large free municipal library in the United States.

If your travel plans include a trip to Boston, I highly advise searching Penny's website for invaluable information about where to eat, what to do and practical tips for events like the upcoming Boston Marathon. It's what I always do as soon as I book a trip to Beantown.

Thanks to Penny, I already know where I'm going to take Stephane during our next visit in May - the recently opened Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the BPL. Click here to read Penny's post.

Penny Cherubino on the left is as wonderful in person as she is online!

After thoroughly enjoying my first afternoon tea with Bridget in October, I was honored to receive an invitation to her birthday tea at the Boston Harbor Hotel on Sunday. Bridget's blog, "Finding my Kd", is a real delight because it gives me a glimpse into the world of this incredibly busy graduate student in biological engineering. 

While I wish that I could write more about Bridget, I've got to run to board my flight to Paris. Thanks for a wonderful afternoon with you and your friends, Bridget. The champagne tea was a real treat!

How did I meet Bridget?  This post will give you a clue.

Bridget, the birthday "girl", is at the far end of the table.

10 comments:

  1. Sunny days, new friends, champagne and books--what more could one want? Looks like you had fun. Really glad for you. (Your trip seems so short.)

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    1. As always, I had a wonderful time in Boston. Now that I'm back in Paris, it makes me wonder why I didn't stay longer, especially since Stephane is still in Asia. My only consolation is that I'll be in Boston again in May.

      You would LOVE the Boston Public Library, Joseph. Unfortunately, my post didn't really do it justice because I was in a big hurry to finish before I boarded the plane. I'll have to dedicate an entire post to it next time.

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  2. What a fun trip! I want to visit Boston again soon. I'll definitely be checking out Penny's blog and revisiting your Boston posts.

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    1. Boston is a fun city - just don't visit when it's overrun by parents who are there for the graduations in May/June or to help their kids move into their dorms in Sept. It's crazy!

      If you ever have any questions about planning a trip to Boston, please let me know and I'll try to answer them.

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  3. I love this! A Boston Blogger's lunch! All of you ladies are so fabulous! We need to do this in Paris. It's about time, already.

    I can't believe you're already heading back! Joseph is right, your trip does seem so short! Looking forward to seeing you on this side of the pond!

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    1. Before someone goes off to LA or NYC again, we really should get together. I kept thinking that we would bump into each other by chance at some point because the expat community is so small but that just doesn't seem to be happening. Let me know when you've recovered from Fashion Week so that we can plan something...even if it's "only" getting together for a glass of wine.

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  4. It was a great pleasure to meet Mary Kay as well. We had a lovely lunch in the Library courtyard. A food truck and a favorite picnic spot could be a tradition for your future visits to Boston. I have a post on our visit scheduled for tomorrow.

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    1. Boston food trucks and picnics sound like a winning combination for the start of a tradition! I'll send you an email when it gets closer to May to check if you'll be in town during my next visit. That's when I'll be staying at the condo in Beacon Hill.

      I paid your kindness forward on Monday when I took a Japanese tourist inside the Boston Public Library after we met while walking to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. She's an artist and was delighted by all of the paintings in the library.

      I've also been encouraging my daughter to have lunch in the courtyard because it's just the kind of place that she would enjoy. Thanks again for sharing it with me!

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  5. This is such fun! Food trucks and meeting new people :) I miss all the food trucks of NYC. It was almost always a guaranteed good and quick meal. Glad you got to enjoy the ones in Boston!

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  6. Its been really great to read such article.I appreciate it..moonshine still

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