Boston Proper

Despite the emotional and traveling exhaustion of last week (see my previous post), I had already had a trip planned to Boston. The historic and vibrant city was a place I have only visited through the airport and for a college trip with my dad one Spring many years ago. Needless to say, I hadn’t spent any quality time exploring and relishing their colonial architectural perfection. Unfortunately, the trip was cut short so I wasn’t able to expand my trip to any of the outer areas, but I sure did fall in love (as I knew I would) with Beacon Hill. I also adored the quaint neighborhood of the South End.

While the architecture and shops were so special, I can also say we didn’t have a bad meal. Coincidentally, we went to all restaurants owned by Barbara Lynch. Despite all being very different, they were full of tastefully done decor and memorable dishes (as well as drinks). In fact, we ended up having drinks with the owner herself in a very fun and vibrant crowd. I would go back to Boston in a quick second, despite the fact that it was a record -9 degrees. I can honestly say I have NEVER been so cold!!! Especially with a  windchill of  -16, not even in Aspen!

Even though it was very cold, and I almost froze off my fingers snapping pictures…I know these townhomes will warm your pretty little hearts. SO happy to back here with all of you! XO- TPB

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Window boxes were the one thing that stole my heart this trip. Boston photo by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood 4

It is not every day you see a high gloss door done just as perfectly as this one.

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I admire the paint on this door with blue and white outline. So refreshing in a town that loves black and brick (obviously I do too). Boston photo by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood 8

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Look at that window box. Little topiary figures make their presence known in a town lacking front landscape. Boston photo by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood 10

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One of the most spectacular streets in Boston. Acorn Street stole my heart with its narrow and uphill townhouses. So lovely. Boston photo by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood 12

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A superb blue door and even more abundant window boxes. The Bostonians really do get clever with their curb side landscaping that takes shape in the form of window boxes. Boston photo by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood 14

Boston is full of glossy black doors, and I must say I love it more than anything!

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A perfectly charming side courtyard entrance on Chestnut Street. See facts about those purple windows below.

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The picture above is Chesnut street. I love the facts of the purple glass windows!

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I love the monochromatic grays and whites of this townhouse. The window boxes of boxwood add the most sophisticated curb appeal.

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A striking green that would be beyond welcoming to anyone.

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One of my favorite shots. There is nothing like the old world charm of street lamps, uneven brick, glossy black doors, and sweet window boxes.

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A red door always makes a statement, especially if it is painted well.

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The South End. Full of sweet parks and great eats.

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I really admired the iron work in the South End. I kept referring to them as the “curly iron stairs.”

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A pop of color is sometimes necessary in a city that has it’s fair share of winter.

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How interesting is the birchwood logs in the pot?! So chic!

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A very interesting twist on a townhouse. There is a little Frank mixed in and a lot of cool shades of gray. Fun fact: My great great grandfather’s cousin was Frank Lloyd Wright.

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Of course, it is always great to see a the deep historical side of Boston.

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A beautiful dark emerald door with a chic boxwood wreath.

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Beautiful, snowy, historic and incredibly cold…no matter what, Boston is very charming.

 

 

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