Wednesday, February 15, 2012


so for valentine's day, AJD started our night at the bruins game.  again another loss for a boston sports team.  seriously, i can't take much more.  so instead i took a picture of this picture that hangs at the garden from after they won the stanley cup last year.  happier times is what i'm focusing on.  awesome picture, terrible game last night.

after the game we headed to the ames hotel in boston for the night.  fun fact, the ames building was the first skyscraper in boston.  its a boutique style hotel and the rooms are really nice.  our valentine's day package came with a bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries.  so after the bruins loss, i drowned my sorrows in some delicious bubbly.
AJD looked up the brand/price of the champagne and it was $30, so we took this to mean that we could drink the whole bottle and not be hungover for work today.  i will say i wasn't completely hungover, but i think that had more to do with the breakfast we had before we left.  the v-day package also included breakfast for two at woodward, the restaurant attached to ames.  super delish.  i was exhausted so no food picture happened.

and since i haven't been home in two days, we had a lot of mail.  one of the catalogs that came was for boden.  has anyone ever heard of and more importantly purchased anything from boden?  i've been getting this catalog for a couple years now and i literally want every piece of clothing in every catalog.  it's on the pricier side, but i would invest if i knew it was quality.  i'm also wondering about the sizing because boden describes itself as "beloved british clothing for women."  european sizing tends to be on the small size, so i'm curious if the clothes will be tiny, and thus it's really made me nervous about buying anything.

shout out to blog follower cally who is studying abroad in england.  if you can find someone who knows anything about this fine british clothing line, i would be forever grateful.  they have tall sizing too, so this could benefit you too!


  1. I spoke to my fashion guru, Miss LG, and she said she orders from the US website, owns a few of their dresses AND loves their stuff:
    Also, she said she's not sure about their pants, but their dresses are true to size. The only time she sized up was when the dress looked pretty straight cut.

  2. Hmmm, hello stylish lady! I have not heard of Boden, but the clothing looks good. I'm headed to London tomorrow to visit a friend for the weekend, so I may try to stop by Boden. If not, I'll be back in London with Greg on my bday weekend in April and we like to shop (he's a good shopper!) so I will give you an insider scoop when I make it to the store...

    To be the devil on your shoulder --- come visit England this spring!!! The weekend of April 19th looks good - and I only have class on Tues/Thurs so I could show you around Oxford anytime between Friday and Monday! My dorm room is miniature so unfortunately I can't offer you guys a place to stay but I know of some good B & Bs.

    Miss you and hope all is well!

    1. yes! first hand knowledge, i fully appreciate it. you are the devil! i doubt we'll be able to make it in april unfortunately. we're heading to d.c. the last weekend of april and i think that's as far as our travels will take us.

      miss you!