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Christmas wreaths in Boston
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Christmas Wreaths in Boston

As much as I love my hometown, Christmas decorations is not a field it excels at. Surely there are lights on the streets and festive arcades (not to mention a holiday bar), but let’s be honest, there are so many cities abroad that have better Christmas decorations than Athens! And that’s exactly what I enjoyed last year while living in Boston: the Christmas decorations! On a previous post I’ve shared a lot of light decorations around the city, both public and private ones. The best light decoration and display was at Faneuil Hall, where Blink!, which is an hourly light and sound display,…

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The Essential Guide to Boston
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The essential guide to Boston

A year ago I moved to Boston for nine months, accompanying my husband who pursued his Master’s degree there. In honor of this anniversary I’m sharing with you a guide to getting around Boston including things to see and do, lovely neighborhoods, where to eat and of course shop!! What to see and do The Freedom trail is a nice way to explore downtown Boston and see important sites linked to the outbreak of the American Revolution. The trail is marked with red pavement stones, so you are not going to miss it. While walking on the trail you will come across Fanueil Hall…

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Foodie's Guide to Boston
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Foodie guide to Boston

I’m back with a new foodie guide! Last time it was Montreal and this time is all about Boston (Cambridge and Somerville as well) the city I called home from September 2014 to May 2015. This post covers the restaurants and cafes I’ve visited in this lovely city, which you should also check too if you find yourself in the area. I hope you’re not hungry by the way, because this post is kind of dangerous! Alden & Harlow Alden & Harlow is an American restaurant which uses locally sourced ingredients. Add delicious cocktails and semi-industrial interiors to the list and…

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Magnolias on Commonwealth Avenue

Magnolias are in full bloom in Boston and specifically on Commonwealth Avenue, which is one of my favorite streets in Boston. I love the intricate architectural details combined with the beautiful magnolia blossoms. I couldn’t possibly choose just one photo so here are 4 for you! How are you enjoying spring?? P.S. More spring photos here: Cherry Blossoms in Washington DC, Spring in Greece

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A night at Boston Ballet

It’s been a week since I came back from California. A week spent with my friends from Greece which came with me to Boston after our California road trip! We braved the cold and did sightseeing, shopping and dining in Boston. We also visited the Boston Opera House to see the newest Boston Ballet performance called Shades of Sound. The show was brilliant (especially the Chroma part which you can see a preview here), but it did not make me miss my ballet days as ballet is so physically demanding and I’m not flexible at all!

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Stata Center, MIT by Frank Gehry

Have I ever mentioned that half my close and extended family are engineers? No? Well, now you know. We have every specialty you can think of: civil engineers, architects, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, rural and surveying engineers…we missed out on chemical engineers, but you get the point. And me? Oh I’m the black sheep…I studied Business Administration with and MSc on IT&Management and a part-time course in Fashion Design, just because… When I was a kid and we travelled in Europe I got to see many engineering/construction projects like the Øresund Link between Denmark and Sweden or the glass dome of the…

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Snow in Boston

We saw lots of snow in Boston lately! This photo was taken in Commonwealth Avenue last Saturday before Juno passed by and “dumped” more than half a meter snow in the area. I love this photo not only because of its depth, but also because the trees look so pretty! For more snow photos (there are going to be many) join me on Instagram! P.S. Photo of the Week Charles River, Afternoon stroll in Commonwealth Avenue, Exploring Boston: Back Bay

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Architecture, Chocolate and Lobster Roll

The last few days I walked a lot around Boston and Cambridge as I had my brother visiting from Greece, so we did a little bit of sightseeing, shopping and of course dining! We started off by exploring MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), which I hadn’t visited since I came in Boston back in September, except for shooting briefly the Ray and Maria Stata Center. This particular building is designed by my favorite architect Frank Gehry and this time I took the opportunity to shoot it from many angles, so be prepared for a full on architecture post in the…

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Christmas Decorations Around Boston

With only one week till Christmas you bet that decorations are in full swing here in Boston! From the North End to Back Bay and over to Somerville where I live there are lights everywhere. And well, Christmas lights (more than any other kind of decorations) are my favorite! So this post is filled with lights and decorations that I came across in my wanderings in Boston and beyond! You can pop in my Instagram feed as well to see more as I tend to shoot and share while walking to and from my yoga classes!

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Exploring Boston: South End

  South End is probably my favorite neighborhood at Boston. Maybe it has to do with the fact that the area  has an abundance of Victorian townhouses (the largest historic district in the US). Maybe it has to do with the small parks surrounded by brick English style houses. Maybe it’s the small stores one encounters throughout the area. I can pinpoint exactly what it is, but I like it! I initially visited the area after walking around Chinatown and Theater District on a hot September day. But when the time came for me to review my photos, none made…

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Exploring Harvard Square

  Harvard Square in Cambridge was one of the first places I visited since arriving in Boston. I wanted to see that world famous university which stands here from the 17th century. Now the founders of the university won’t be happy when they find out that I was disappointed. You see, I kind of expected to see Gothic architecture, like Cambridge (UK) has. Well, Harvard hasn’t any Gothic architecture bar from the Memorial Hall, which has some Gothic elements. Needless to say, it’s my favorite building in the area!!! Ok, joking aside, I really enjoy walking through Harvard Yard. It is…

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