Lately…Boston Edition

With the summer being as busy as it’s been around here, I was so happy that T and I both had last Friday off.  We want to soak up as much of Boston as we can before our move to Nashua, so we decided to invite my younger cousin Kayla up for a day of sightseeing in the city.  We hiked rode the elevator  to the 50th floor of the Prudential Center to see the gorgeous views from the Skywalk Observatory, moseyed along Newbury Street, and stopped for lunch at the Trident Cafe (which is also a very cool and well-stocked bookstore).  While Kayla’s visit was short and sweet, it was the perfect way to spend a precious free day**.

What have you been up to lately? I’d love to hear 🙂

-Ashley-

 

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boston from the top
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trying to find my neighborhood
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fenway
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don’t look down
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view from the top
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i’m cheesin, and kayla is too cool for me (obviously)
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paparazzi moment
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strollin down newbury street
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another view of the pru

**My outfit details: dress available here

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Think of Brighter Days: Girls Weekend in NoHo!!!

We all know how much I love a good girls’ weekend, and this past one was no exception!  A few months ago Barefoot Truth, a band my girlfriends and I have loved since college, announced that they were playing a one-night-only reunion show in Northampton.  Naturally, we took advantage of the show and planned a reminiscent weekend getaway in our old stomping grounds so that we could attend the concert, catch up with each other’s lives, and eat embarrassing amounts of food.  Win, win, win.

We stayed in the best air bnb, went for a morning hike, grubbed out on some tapas, and jammed out to Barefoot Truth’s show (which was incredible per usual, despite a fire alarm delay!)  I was terrible at taking pictures throughout the weekend, and some of these are stolen from my girlfriends, but they’ll just have to do!

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trail blazin
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gotta have a silly one
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selfie stick city
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a tamer trail
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view from the top of mt. sugarloaf
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proud hikers
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jammin

What did you do this weekend? I’d love to hear!

I’m Back….FROM HOGWARTS!!!

Hello all!! I deeply apologize for my absence from Have Heart…between getting ready for the holidays and wrapping up everything for my classes last semester, this blog got itself pushed wayyyy to the bottom of my to-do list. BUT! I’m back, feeling refreshed, and ready to dive back into posting again!
 
I am a huge fan of fresh starts (who isn’t, really) and I am so excited to share some of my resolution plans with you.  I’ll post more on that later this week, but in the meantime I wanted to share some photos from our recent trip to Orlando (read: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter).  We road-tripped it from Boston to Florida, which is an experience I can say I was not prepared for.  Despite that, I’m happy to report that we had an absolute blast!  The trip was a perfect way to wrap up the old year, welcome the new, and celebrate our one-year anniversary of living together.  Considering we spent literally 48+ hours in a car together without fighting/crying/going insane, I’d say this was quite a feat.
 
Anyway, back to Harry Potter.  While I promise we visited other areas of Orlando, most of the pictures that T took centered around this part of the trip, which I am 1000% okay with.  I am a die-hard HP fan, and I literally teared up (not embarrassed) when I first saw Diagon Alley.  If you haven’t made a trip…GO!!! It’s absolutely magical, even for the non-fans! T can vouch.
 
 
 {back to london}
 {our first peak at diagon alley!}
 {bought it}

 

 {the safest place in the world for your money}
 {had to get a picture outside the bookshop}
 {roar}
 {my first taste of butterbeer}

 

 {owl post}
 {inside olivander’s}
 {opening my new wand! modeled on hermione’s herself}
 {officially a witch}

 

 {hagrid’s motorbike}
 {the leaky cauldron}
 {waiting for my first glimpse of the hogwarts express}
 {hedwig!}
 {all aboard!}

 

 {hogsmeade village!}

 

{hoggy hoggy howarts!}
 
Until next time!