Sure, the holidays might generally be known as ‘the best time of the year’, but I’ll go ahead and say it – I think that fall is the best best time of the year. It’s got spiced drinks (fact: I dislike the PSL, but try that new chile powder Starbucks has in an iced coffee – delish!); leaves changing a vibrant medley of red, orange, and yellow; and a coolness to the air that makes it feel like anything is possible. In honor of my favorite time of the year, I’m teaming up with my friends over at Eventbrite to share my very own fall hometown hunt, including 3 of my favorite ways to welcome fall here in Boston.
It’s the time of the year for fresh starts, new beginnings, and let’s be real – everything butternut squash. It all feels so new, even though it’s closer to the end of the year than a new one. Have you ever thought about that? It’s an interesting thing, but regardless, I love it and am not complaining one bit!
I love welcoming fall with new flowers and plants for my home. We actually just picked up a new palm tree (as T. says) and I’m obsessed with it! It’s such a fun way to welcome this new, refreshing season, especially as all of the foliage outside prepares to change colors and….fall off – but let’s not talk about that just yet.
And this wouldn’t be a true Boston-based fall hometown hunt if it didn’t include Rouvalis Flowers in Beacon Hill. So, while you’re exploring Follain and Tatte, walk up Pinckney St. about a block and you’ll find the cutest little flower shop you ever did see.
Beacon Hill is my absolute favorite part of Boston (though Charlestown is creeping up there), and a visit to the most adorable little neighborhood is a must during fall (and winter!). If you go, be sure to swing by Tatte bakery for well….anything, because it’s all downright delicious.
And Follain, too! Just stepping foot into Follain is like a fresh start on its own. Both Boston locations are as tidy as can be, and boast shelves lined with healthy and wholesome products. If you’re lucky, you’ll also be able to swing by one of their upcoming events!
Whether you’ve got your own or you’re renting one, exploring the city by bike is a must! T. and I love biking by the Charles River, where you can easily stop and enjoy the views on one of the many open docks. We actually did that last weekend, and are planning to visit again super early this coming Sunday for a little breakfast picnic. Not a bad way to spend a weekend morning if you ask me! Now I just need a warm camping blanket and a thermos to keep that coffee hot!
And if you want to hop on over the river to Cambridge, here’s a Central Square biking guide to get you started, including where to eat, drink, and generally be merry this fall. Oh, and be sure to take the Mass Ave bridge back for a killer view of Boston.
So what’s on your own fall hometown hunt? Any favorite spots or activities? Or how about events? If you want to plan your very own fall event, check out my friends over at Eventbrite! And soak it all in this fall, y’all – I know I sure will be!