20.07.2007 - 20.07.2007 -17 °C
May I continue to reiterate how comfortable the hotel beds are?
We went to the Globe Bar & Cafe for a light lunch and walked up and down Boylston and Newbury checking out the shopping. For the most part it was really expensive (Hermes, Burberry, etc.), but Maura got a super-cute dress at Filene’s and it was fun digging through the racks trying to find the bargains. I found one shirt that I liked, but I’m a cheapass, so I didn’t get it. Maybe if we hit the flagship store, we’ll find more good stuff. We got a smoothie at Emack & Bolio’s – I can’t speak for Maura, but I chose the smoothie because it seemed like blended-up fruit and orange juice was a healthier option than gobs of ice cream, but omg, they had waffle cones where the top was dipped/rolled in THICK rice krispie goo. They also had ones with fruity pebbles, cocoa krispies, coconut, and sprinkles, but the krispies were the most tempting. We hit a few more stores and then took the T to Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market and roamed through the shops. I was trying to find a Coach purse that I saw someone had at the airport, but I think it’s an older “model”, so I think I’m SOL. There was some cute new stuff, though, so maybe I’ll investigate when I get home. I wasn’t feeling so great, so we sat a little bit and then changed into dresses and went to the harbor to see what was out on the water and to go to Legal Sea Foods for dinner. I’m glad we made reservations because it was busy at 7 when we showed up and it seemed even busier when we left – whatever time that was. The meal was really good – I would have had the lobster if I was independently wealthy because we saw a bunch of them coming out and they were rather large and tasty-looking, but at the recommendation of the waiter, I chose the swordfish. I also had a flight of wines (my first flight and I drank ‘em all, baby!), a cup of lobster bisque, and for dessert I got a bon bon (chocolate covered ice cream) and a profiterole. I think it was the most items that I’ve ever ordered at a restaurant for a single meal, but it ended up not being that expensive because I didn’t order the giant size of everything. While waiting for the meal, we decided that when we were done, we would seek out the Mike’s Pastry; we had seen quite a few people at Quincy Market with Mike’s boxes and we figured that if there were that many people that had gone, it couldn’t be that far. We took the T to the stop that was closest to Mike’s and the Holocaust memorial was right there, so we read the quotes and information and took some pictures. Then, we walked down a long, restaurant-lined street (really cute, lots of open fronts, Italian places (mmmm,pasta)) and finally came upon it - the line of course was out the door. I was hopeful that they would have something like a danish that we could get for breakfast tomorrow (you know, instead of the $8 bagel they’re pushing in the cafe downstairs), but they really only had dessert items, so we got some cannoli and cookies and went back to the hotel. Maura expertly arranged the cannoli in the ice bucket for preservation purposes – hopefully they will still taste ok tomorrow – they look pretty good. I think my blog for today may qualify us for iliketalkingaboutfood.com. I LOVE NOT BEING AT WORK.