This past weekend I headed up north to the North Shore of MA to spend a weekend at home and see my family. My dad was away so Mum, Alli and I got to have a nice girls’ weekend!
We started the weekend off with some Chinese food: it was delicious and fixed a major craving for Chinese that both Alli and I had! Mum and I ordered fruity drinks that came in the cutest little ceramic pineapples!
Saturday I had coffee with Mckenzie who was also home for the weekend before heading off to get my hair done! I had my hair colored this summer and they bleached it and kind of destroyed my hair, so I took this weekend as an opportunity to have my hair dresser try and fix it. Turns out it was a lot more damaged than we thought so getting it back to semi-normal is going to be quite a process. I’m not sure how I feel about the new color but we shall see how it goes! Thankfully it’s hair: it grows and eventually it’ll get back to normal… or at least that’s what I keep telling myself! After that we had a visit with Courtney and the babies, how stinkin’ cute are those boys!
Saturday night we headed into town for dinner in the North End at Limoncellos. You really can’t go wrong with restaurants in the North End but we love this place. It’s one of our absolute favorites and the homemade limoncello is amazing.
After dinner we started to walk toward Mike’s for some cannoli and cookies but after discovering the line (worse than Georgetown Cupcakes on a Saturday afternoon… no thanks) we moved on and started winding our way on the cobblestone roads back to the car.
But not before stopping at this great little Italian deli! The guys behind the counter were so funny and goofing off. I was trying to snap a picture of them working and they instantly struck a pose!
Mum treated Alli and I to The Lion King at The Boston Opera House. We wandered over after dinner and it was so fun to see all the hustle and bustle of the theater before the show started. People all dressed up and so excited for the show. I was also so excited, I’ve been wanting to see this for as long as I can remember!
Sorry for the terrible quality pictures, I foolishly forgot my camera in D.C. so my iPhone, unfortunately, was the best I could do! I was so excited to finally use my new GiGi New York Clutch, and I love it even more now that I’ve used it! I was able to fit everything I needed in it easily and it wasn’t difficult or annoying to carry like some clutches I’ve used in the past.
The inside of the Opera House is absolutely stunning. I had never been inside so I was amazed. Everywhere I looked there was something even more beautiful: the art, the carvings on the ceilings, the chandeliers and those marble columns. It was amazing.
Mum and I snagged a couple of glasses of bubbly before settling into our seats.
The show was absolutely incredible, if you have the opportunity to see it I highly recommend it! The costuming really stole the show: it’s amazing how the actors are able to bring the animals to life. It’s really was so easy to get lost in the beauty of the show.