Marathon Monday!

What a beautiful day! Today is Marathon Monday here in Boston. I have a handful of friends that are running and the energy here is just crazy! Of course I am at work because I’m a newbie but I am there in spirit. Last year I went to the finish line and it was so moving. Where I used to previously work (a main Boston hospital) we had so many employees run for our institution and I just cried when I saw some of them cross the finish line. So if any of you are running today or are runners or even avid exercises – send some good vibes to our runners. A few years ago, this day was ALMOST ruined but we have showed how strong we are and how we believe so much in the sanctity of this race and our city!


Monday Blues

Ugh. Monday. HEY.

I am not sure how many times I scrolled through my photos today to try to put myself right back into my weekend. It was superb. Perfect ratio of rest and activities.

Yesterday my roommate and I walked to the North End from Southie with her mom and her mother’s friend. We walked all along the Seaport and then stopped in for lattes at Thinking Cup and picked up bread from Bricco. Their hazelnut latte has little nut pieces sprinkled in their mixture and I was just in pure heaven. It was cold when we started but was the perfect temp when we ended. The sun was so bright and the water was so calm.

Here are some pics for all of you! I’ll be back this week.

Thanks for reading,

Hill XO

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Enjoying my coffee in a HUGE mug before my hair appointment.

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It’s not a perfect photo since the Turkish towel underneath is ruffled, but I had to snap a photo before heading out for work. Those flowers are adorable. 


My first Skin Food purchase. Looking forward to using this in a PLETHORA of places on my body for some extra hydration this season. 


The best hazelnut latte….EVER. This was better than coffee I drank in Spain when I was abroad. NOW that is saying something.


My cute little Henry. He just turned 9. Such a character. 

Monday Blues

Hello everyone. Today is especially painful…I am coming down from a weekend full of boozing and eating double my body weight in fried food and desserts. I am glad that Halloween is over! It is just not my favorite holiday. I was not  going to dress up but then decided to. I remembered that in 8th grade I randomly decided to do tap and had saved my recital costume…It kind of fit…I mean yea, you could clearly make out my love handles and it was tight, but I just went for it. I ended up buying a $10 bobbed wig and then spotted one of those glittery, skull-cap things like Beyonce wears in Partition and just had to have it. I was a flapper but some people thought I was a gypsy…but whatever…I at least made the effort! Yesterday I spent the day resting but was able to rally and head out to brunch in the South End and have a Bloody Mary without wanting to die. I ended the day with a walk and some hot pot for dinner.

This morning I had to get up early to do a spin demo at a company in the Seaport. Some of these company’s on site fitness centers in Boston are so impressive and this one was no exception. It was a great demo ride and I made an instant connection with the group fitness director so I will now be adding Tuesday night to my weekly classes. Before I started my new job in July I was teaching Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights and wasn’t all that happy teaching that many classes. I think part of that was because I was so stressed out at my last job and the stress of taking the T to the places and waiting for public transportation just took a toll on me after awhile. But now that I have an established schedule with my current job and have worked through some kinks with my car and parking, I am excited to be teaching this Tuesday night class and going back to my three night a week routine. Where this new opportunity is located is an up and coming area and the median age for employees is 30 so I am looking forward to meeting some new people and networking.

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My boyfriend and I in our costumes. lol his wig was ridiculous.


Brunch on Sunday from 657 Tremont. Cheese and hollandaise sauce sits on top of those fluffy eggs!


The sunset from my walk yesterday!


UDON!!!! so good.

Here are some pics from my weekend! I hope everyone has a great week!

XO Hill