Boston by the Sea
Occasionally I have the opportunity to enjoy fine dining outside of the pizza/pasta/pizza diet that most college kids enjoy. My favorite Aunt Jeanne, invited me to an Italian dinner Monday in Watertown after class. Sacrificing my allocated homework time (tough decision) I decided to spend a few hours in a nice authentic Italian restaurant.
The atmosphere that this special place provided was one to remember (definitely blog worthy & something you’d love). After spending an hour or so talking with a few of the people inside of the restaurant while waiting for our table, I learned that they were family members to the people who actually owned the place! They shared a few stories & aided in helping the time to pass quickly while we were waiting for our tables.
Once we were finally seated, we were brought fresh bread & olive oil that was naturally finished within five minutes. After finally deciding what to order, I was pleased with my lasagna dish. Since I’m posting this a little late, I can tell you that this single dish took me three days to eat. I’ve never been served such a large dish of pasta! No complaints, it was delicious :)
♥ Soleil B
Ben & Jerrys
As a college student, funds can sometimes be limited when it comes to treats like a new outfit, or a concert, often times something as simple as an ice cream cone can be deemed as a treat!
Apparently every year, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream chain store hosts a ‘Free Ice Cream Day’ where they simply give away free ice cream to anyone who walks in the store on that particular day during their hours of operation. Unlike a lot of other free ice cream events, there was no limitation to a certain type of ice cream available. The entire menu was up for grabs! Also, with three different locations in the Boston area, it’s quite a grand opportunity for a college student to take advantage of the free ice cream deal.
Luckily, I have two roommates that attend the NESAD branch of Suffolk & one that was available to snag free ice cream with me before I had to head over to Arlington Street for intern work. After waiting for only a surprising 20 minutes, I decided to indulge in a Chocolate Goldfish mystery type of ice cream cone, while my roommate played it safe with the Strawberry Shortcake flavor. After all, it was a really nice break to get an early taste of summer & all of the (hopefully) free ice cream cones that are to come!
♥ Soleil B
Life of an Intern: Bad Rabbits Band
Seeing how I spend so much time living the life of an intern, (doing intern-y things of course) I figured it would be unfair not to share all of the fun adventures I’ve been experiencing with you! This week was a super exciting one regardless of ‘Life of an Intern’ segment mentioned earlier. As someone that is still (yes, after a year) adjusting to the city, I am slowly learning how to be a local.
I had the special opportunity to assist a photo shoot with Bad Rabbits Band, hosted at Brighton Music Hall. As I was packing up my things to leave the office, excited to head home & spend a bit of time with my roommates, I was stopped on my way out with a “proposition”. Little did I know this proposition included a small field trip to Brighton. Trying to hail a cab on Boylston Street with a box full of merchandise that I was responsible for was like something you’d see in a current day Lauren Conrad film (or TV show I guess).
After all was said & done, meeting very lax people that happen to play really amazing music was a great proposition that I was glad to be a part of!
♥ Soleil B
Fuse opens for 16Bit
My dearest friend Angela had the opportunity to open for internationally famous performers 16Bit last Friday at the Middle East in Cambridge, Mass. This not being the first time that I’ve seen her perform, every time is just as exciting as the first. This time was particularly exciting because I got a glimpse of what it will be like (im sure sometime soon) to see DJ Fuse headlining her own show!
After interning for about 8 hours, I stopped by the Middle East to catch the aftermath. Unfortunately I had missed her set, but was beyond excited to spend a few hours with her, enjoying the other performers that were on the line up. There was an excellent turn out & the crowd seemed to be very into the tunes that were being played.
If you find yourself with nothing to do, but are looking for an adventure or even just want to check out Dj Fuse, be sure to stop by Glow Boston! The event is hosted every Thursday at Think Tank, also located in Cambridge. Just a fair warning, the event usually sells out (emphasis on the amazing tunes Fuse & friends spin) , so you may want to get your tickets in advance. So extremely close to Suffolk University, its a great time if you want to have a night out on the town with friends.
♥ Soleil B
I’m sure many of you have heard of the famed AMC series, The Walking Dead by now. If you haven’t, no worries as of about a week ago I was right there with you! The show basically is set in present day time but the world has been hit by some zombie apocalypse & there are a handful of living normal people trying to survive amongst the walking dead. I’ve been wanting to get into the series for a while now, but as a fairly squeamish person, I get frightened very easily. Watching this alone for the first time was NOT an option.
My good friend Corey decided to come over & hang out for a few hours, I figured this was the perfect opportunity to get into the show (Corey was actually the one who initially told me about it). Luckily, the first season was available on Netflix & I also had Cape Cod chips handy. Cape Cod chips should be sold WORLDWIDE, as just a side note. I had never heard of the brand until moving to Boston, & haven’t been able to stay away since. Any way, the blood gushing/zombie growling & potato chips oddly complimented each other fairly well.
After finishing the hour long first episode to the first season, I think its fair to say that I am addicted. As i mentioned earlier in the post, I only began watching this series about a week ago & have already finished the entire first season, counting the days until Netflix posts the second. I constantly find myself covering my ears when people were mentioning the current happenings & the season finale to the third season. If you get the chance to gather all of your friends together in one place, with easy access to Netflix… MAKE THEM WATCH THIS SHOW. It has excellent writing & easily entertains, you’ll feel kind of like a zombie (wanting more of the Walking Dead) (okay that was cheesy, i’ll stop) (but seriously WATCH THIS SHOW.)
♥ Soleil B
The Sun is Calling
For those of you who have been following my blog & Boston experience steadily since my first days hitting the streets of Boston, I have to sadly report that I haven’t had much time to go on any of my adventurous walks in the past few weeks. The fact the weather has been beautiful makes its even more disappointing. For those of you reading for the first time…. uh, Welcome!
I’m not sure what it was about today, but I made it a point to take a small walk & take a break from the days responsibilities. Charles Street is honestly one of Suffolk Universities hidden treasures. On a beautiful day just they way the sun hits the trees & small glimpses of the Charles River that you can see down the side streets can be really refreshing. Charles Street is also home to many small locally owned shops that sell a variety of things, from children’s clothing to tanning lotion, there is even a store that specializes in door knobs!
With finals VERY quickly approaching, if you find the need to take breather, you may want to take a stroll down Charles Street. Pick up a coffee or a tea (maybe an ice cream if you please) & take a nice little walk. After exploring Suffolk University & it’s surroundings, i’ve found Charles Street to be one of my favorites. So close to campus, with such a variety of different shops to visit & people to talk to. If you can find the time in your schedule in the upcoming weeks before the school year ends, stop by Charles Street & soak up the sun!
♥ Soleil B
Going on my third month living in my new apartment (i guess it doesn’t qualify as new any longer seeing how it is going on three months now), I am steadily learning that I enjoy living with girls that are so very different from me. We all share different interest, come from different backgrounds, and lead very different lives. One of my dearest roommates currently works at Sephora, the makeup mogul & one of the go-to locations that woman all over the greater Boston area flock to when they are in need for a makeup fix.
Recently the store exceeded their sales goal, & if you can imagine made $1 million in that store alone within a single time span of a year. Not that its important or relevant to anyone outside of that business, but being the lucky girl that I am, I had the opportunity to attend their celebration party with my roommate! The event was hosted at the Westin Hotel’s Bar 10 & provided fancy snacks & drinks (Shirley Temple’s for me, seeing I was one of the 3 people at the event under the age of 21), and a few other exciting aspects that made for a memorable experience.
It is always fun to get dressed up & attend an event, where you don’t know anyone & have the opportunity to socialize. As a college student, getting free food (especially outside of the Pizza region) is always great too. If you have the opportunity to attend any event that calls for a semi-formal attire, please take advantage of the opportunity. Suffolk Spring Ball is just around the corner, Suffolk… your fancy is calling!
♥ Soleil B
Life of an Intern - Free Ice Cream edition
As of about three weeks ago, I am officialy living the life of an intern! I am currently now juggling life in school, at work, at my internship, & as of today back to my Suffolk blogging. I’ve missed sharing my stories with you these past few weeks, & look forward to keeping you updated for our final weeks of the school year.
My work as an intern consists mostly sitting at a desk doing lots of intern work, occasionally looking out the beautiful huge windows down onto Boylston Street at all of the lovely people passing by. My favorite are actually the ‘save the children’ or ‘donate to red cross’ people that try to catch people as they walk to their destinations. While working through the entire day, I couldn’t help but eye the ice cream truck that was parked on Boylston for most of the day. I let that be my incentive after leaving the office.
Working into the evening hours, myself & a fellow intern stopped by the ice cream truck as they were cleaning up only to find that the guys were super nice & gave us free ice creams! After learning we worked close by, they were more than happy to put this one on the house…. or truck i guess you could say.
After enjoying my ice cream with my new intern friends, we decided to head out for a night on the town. First grabbing dinner, then visiting Dj Fuse (my favorite friend Angela) after her performance at the Middle East to enjoy a bit of music. Still in my intern clothes, I had to create a makeshift outfit & pretend that my computer in my backpack was no big deal. It was quite the adventure & definitely a long lasting memory for the books!
♥ Soleil B
Glow Boston is a weekly event held at Think Tank in Cambridge, MA that invites kids from all over town to dance & socialize every Thursday. For the past few weeks there has been a growing line to enter the venue & often times kids not being able to get in due to full capacity. This particular week, I decided to attend for the first time since the event moved to its now location (formally was held at the Middle East, also in Cambridge). My dear pal Angela happens to be one of the fantastic DJs/host to event, which made for an even better time.
I still am unsure whether or not it was ironic, but Nielle was chosen to be the VIP winner for the week! The package included free admission for Nielle & 9 friends, as well as a gift give away from the energy drink sponsor (we came home with 20+ cans of energy drinks). With the Mardi Gras themed night, the beads & the lighting made the night even more exciting. After dancing for a bit & making a few new friends, we decided to make a run for it in attempt to make the last call for the T.
If you & your buddies find yourself with nothing to do on a Thursday evening, have a night out & visit Glow Boston! It is honestly a ton of fun & always packed with Suffolk students. http://www.facebook.com/glowbostonlive
♥ Soleil B
Nielle’s 19th Birthday
Today we celebrated our very first birthday in the apartment! My roommate Nielle turned 19 today. Unfortunately she spent her entire day in art class, then the remainder of her day & start to the evening at work. Although she had a great day, my roommates & I had planned to have a small birthday surprise for her when she returned home. After returning home from class, we decided to decorate the apartment with birthday decor, bake a few goodies (with pink frosting of course) & pick out one of Nielle’s favorite movies to watch to make for a perfect end to her evening!
After arriving home from work, our birthday girl was beyond excited to spend the evening with us & Jack & Rose (we couldn’t help but choose Titanic). After munching on our pink frosted cupcakes & enjoying a bit of time spent together, I’d definitely say our first birthday celebration was a great success!
♥ Soleil B