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BOSTON | What I Did in 3 Days

Updated: Oct 18, 2018


My graduation ceremony, a bus ride to Boston, and the WorkParty tour event all less than 24 hours - I know, what a hectic day!


The reason I wanted to go to Boston is that I got a ticket to attend the WorkParty event by Jaclyn Johnson. Jaclyn is the CEO and Founder of Create & Cultivate and this year, she launched her book WorkParty. I’ve been following Create & Cultivate for a while now and have always been inspired by Jaclyn and the message behind her brand.


Starting a company, a blog, and different side projects while doing Masters was stressful at times (more like, all the time) but seeing all her content whether it was her Instagram page, the Create & Cultivate website, or her podcast always gave me that motivational push whenever I needed it. That’s why when I got a ticket to attend one of the WorkParty events, I couldn’t miss it!


Thursday


I arrived to Boston on Thursday - the day of the WorkParty event. And I absolutely loved it! Definitely worth the trip all the way from Toronto! It was so much fun meeting Jaclyn Johnson and Lauryn Evarts and all the other amazing and inspiring women. I love meeting and networking with women who crush the game and that have great tips on running a business.



Once the event ended, I met up with my friends who live in Boston to stay over and it was so nice to reunite with them!

Friday


Since all my friends were at work during the day, I used this time to tour around the city. This is actually my second time in Boston. My first time was in 2012 in a Harvard Model United Nations school trip (and it was my first time visiting America in general!) but since it’s been over 6 years, I wanted to explore what Boston has to offer all over again!


I started off my day with some Dunkin’ Donuts for breakfast - not having DD in Canada, it was a must!

FUN FACT: The first ever Dunkin’ Donuts was in Massachusetts!


After that, I walked to Newbury Street and also checked out Copley Place.

“Newbury Street is Boston's chic shopping address mixes elegant boutiques with funky salons and trendy galleries.”

My intention wasn’t to buy anything but I had to go because I love that area - but I’ll admit, I did end up doing a bit of shopping (whoops)


Walking through the city, I didn’t realize the time and started to get a bit peckish, so I wanted to try a local Boston coffee shop for my second dose of coffee. I came across Tatte Bakery and Cafe and was so overwhelmed by the choices they had - I wanted everything!! They had so much pistachio flavoured-everything! YUM! I ended up getting their Cinnamon Walnut Coffee cake and their House Latte (Honey-Halva & Cardamom) - so good!



After relaxing for half an hour to get some work done at the cafe , I knew I had to go to Boston Common next to see the beautiful changing colours of the fall leaves at the park. What’s not to love about this beautiful season? I got so carried away there that I didn’t realize the time!



In the evening, my friends and I had reservations at Serfina and it was so good! I got the “Tagliolini Al Tartufo Nero” and would definitely recommend it if you go!


Saturday


Saturday was the day I leave! But we had few things planned before I had to leave in the evening. We went to Salem, which is a half an hour ride from Boston. The month of October is a perfect time to go because it REALLY gets you in the Halloween mood - I loved it! And they had a Harry Potter and wand store - yes, you betcha I went in!



HISTORY TIME: Salem is famous for its 1692 witch trials, during which several locals were executed for allegedly practicing witchcraft. The picture here is the Witch House, the former home of a trial judge.


Once we were done, we headed back to downtown Boston and got Shake Shack because it. is. love.


QUESTION TIME: Do you prefer Shake Shack or In-N-Out?


After that, we walked around the city and my friend Amani was being my personal tour guide of the city, especially since Boston plays a central role in American history. As we were walking, we saw a festival happening so we had to check it out - Hub Week



“Hub Week is a weeklong festival that brings together the most creative and inventive minds making an impact in art, science and technology.”

And then it was time for me to head to the station to catch my bus! Had so much fun in this trip - not only did I get to attend a WorkParty event but I also got to see Boston again and was reunited with my friends. Thank you so much Amal, Amani and Yara for being my tour guides in this trip ✨ On my long bus ride back home, I started reading the WorkParty book and it made time fly by - I couldn’t put it down! It added more fuel to my fire and I couldn’t wait to head back to Toronto to work on my passion projects. A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE: My first trip to Boston for Harvard Model United Nations.

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