An elegant sufficiency

Saturday, November 24, 2007

In Boston

We're in Boston for the weekend, seizing upon the only commitment-free weekend to take advantage of a flight sale. Not only was the flight a little early into Logan airport, but the fact that we treat ourselves to an upgrade meant that we were first off through a totally empty immigration hall, first in the taxi line and, less than an hour after landing, we were in our hotel room feeling ready to roll!

It's cold here, but the fresh air felt good after a day travelling and we enjoyed a quick walk along Boylston St before our favourite dinner at Legal Seafoods. We kept going as late as we could by heading for Barnes and Noble after dinner, browsing magazines and staving off the jet lag. I was surprised at the number of "special editions" of familiar magazines and grabbed an armful to browse through. The preponderance of the same-old stuff in many of them meant that I didn't buy - far too many "mixed media" variations on the old pointy hat photos, the faux-naif and the product-driven project.

But of course, I couldn't come away totally empty handed, could I? I was delighted to find a copy of the Quilting Arts Holiday edition, containing friend Helen's Towers of Snowflakes. I also bought the Interweave Knits Holiday Gift issue, for the one pattern which turned out not to be in there at all! Duh!

Up early this morning, Saturday, and opened the curtains to a clear, bright blue sky. It's going to be chilly out there but the kind of weather which makes it great to be outdoors. After breakfast and a brisk walk, we plan to hit a few shops, including Windsor Button and Paper Source...

More later.
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  • Glad you made it in such good time.. Hi to both of you.. enjoy Boylston St and if you pass further south.. I spent my college years on the corner of Beacon and Arlington.. my dorm was/is right there and accross the street was the bar that Cheers was modeled after..There are other stories about the buildings directly accross Beacon ... remind me to tell you some time!

    By Blogger jordi , at 5:59 pm  

  • Oh you lucky thing to be in Boston. Enjoy your trip and visiting all those craft shops.

    By Blogger MandellaUK, at 8:38 am  

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