Thursday, August 21, 2014


Around Town ... Sarma

When I first told people where I was moving, I heard a lot of "Somerville, Slummahville." Not knowing any better I though, uh-oh, what have I gotten myself into? A little over two years later, I know exactly what I got myself into. I live in a charmingly hip town,  that happens to be churning out amazing new hot spots by the minute. The first time I visited Sarma, I didn't really give it a chance. Not because I didn't want to but because I did not go with the intention of eating. Last week I went back and I almost lost my entire paycheck to this restaurant in one go. That's probably a bit of an exaggeration but it's easy to get caught up in the moment here. When you sit down you think, wow this menu is pretty amazing. And then you look up to see more small plates floating through the restaurant. These, my friends, are the specials. Waiters carry them around to each table, so that you can see and smell the fact that along with what you already ordered, you must have these too. Once you begin eating, you realize that this is the place that you want to go to for girls night, date night, parents-in-town night, hot summer night, cold winter night, etc, etc. 

My recommendations: the lamb kofte sliders // the fried green tomatoes // the octopus // the fried chicken special // the corn & feta special

Happy eating!
With Love, Kristtyn

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Escape to ... London

It's hard to believe that just three weeks ago I was far away from Boston in dreary, ole' London. Except for it wasn't dreary at all. Our visit was filled with sunshine and good times. In preparation for our trip I asked around for suggestions on where to go and what to see but there was just too much to fit into only 5 days. Seeing as this was my first trip to London, my priority was to do as many tourist attractions  as possible. This, of course, was done in hopes that when I do go back I can have the freedom to avoid those long lines! This was also my first time trying out Airbnb. It was nice to be able to spread out in an apartment as opposed to being in a cramped hotel room. It was also a learning experience as to figuring out what things are important when choosing an apartment. If you haven't done so yet, try out Airbnb for your next trip. 

Trip Highlights: The Eye of London // riding bikes through Hyde Park // touring Buckingham Palace // seeing Jersey Boys // taking the studio tour of The Making of Harry Potter  (yes, I'm serious)

With Love, Kristtyn

Monday, August 18, 2014

Friday, August 8, 2014


Escape to ... Nantucket

Oh, Nantucket. How I love you so.

Before my friend Laura got to Boston earlier this summer, she made a few requests. One was to see a game at Fenway, one was to celebrate the 4th on the cape, and one was to see Nantucket. Somehow we knocked out all three and while all were great, our day spent on Nantucket was a dream. After taking an early ferry, we began our day with breakfast at Met on Main. It was the weekend of the big storm and when we walked out it had started to drizzle. We popped into a few stores (In the Pink, C. Wonder Store) before deciding to brave the weather and rent bikes. Just as we left the Young's Bicycle Shop, the rain stopped. It was as if someone was listening to us. The ride to Cisco Brewery was filled with laughter, a few heart stopping moments (mine, since I hadn't ridden a bike in a few years), and sunshine. I'd been to Cisco in the fall but it was a completely different scene this time. It was filled with music, food, and tons of people who were all happy as clams. Although it was meant to be just a stop along the way, we couldn't leave without getting our fill of sangria, corn hole, and guacamole. After bidding adieu, we rode back to town, stopping along the way to see Harbor Square. Before getting back on our ferry, we stopped for pizza and ice cream. It was perfect.

With Love, Kris

Monday, August 4, 2014

Friday, August 1, 2014


Have You Heard About ... Lemon & Line

During our trip to Newport, RI we happened upon Lemon & Line. It was love at first sight for Colin. A lover of sailing, he was immediately attracted to their new take on rope bracelets. We loved it so much that we visited the store twice in two days. This nautical line has been around since 2010 but recently opened up their first store in Newport. If you can't make it to there, you can find their products at a store near you or online. These would make excellent presents for friends, look great on their on their own or stacked!

Happy shopping!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014


Escape to ... Rhode Island

I don't know if I've already mentioned this, but Rhode Island is pretty great. Colin took me there for the first time a few months ago and we've been back 3 times since. Even my hard-to-please father was heard saying "I could live here" after seeing Newport. To celebrate my graduation and birthday, Colin planned a weekend that included visiting both Newport and Providence. Before heading to Providence I made sure to check out Alison's post. With this information, we hit the ground running. The entire weekend was amazing but the shining star was our dinner at Tallulah On Thames. I've never had a more beautiful meal. If you're looking to get away for just the day or a weekend RI is the place to go.

Craft cocktails & pretzels at The Eddy.

It may not sound great but G Pub's duck confit nachos were beyond.

Nick's On Broadway for brunch. 
The wait is worth it.

None of my pictures were able to capture 
the beauty at Tallulah on Thames. 

Going into antique stores has become our thing. 
I was lucky enough to find two more milk glass vases to add to my collection.

With Love, Kris