Hey everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend! I had Friday off and spent the day celebrating my mom's Mother's Day gift: a visit to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and G Cafe. On Saturday, I worked and then headed straight to my niece Ella's 9th birthday party (NINE?!). My sister and brother-in-law did a great job planning the party - we had a lot of fun and it was quite relaxing. Ella had a blast and loved all of her gifts... she's so awesome. I simply adore her. On Sunday, more work and I got to some cleaning. All in all, the weekend was pretty great and I was actually happy to be working because I have a huge event on Wednesday so it allowed me to get very organized for it. I was pretty good about taking pictures on Friday, butttt, not so much for the rest of the weekend. Here's what I got!
The courtyard at the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum. Soooo pretty.
Not the most flattering selfie and weird lighting, but, we'll take it!
If we're being honest, my mom and I were most excited about eating at the cafe. Most of the food is very locally sourced so the menu changes often. Plus, nasturtiums are in season and were added to many of the dishes. The plating at this place was really beautiful.
See that champagne? That's not any champagne, it's ginger-infused champagne and tasted, as advertised, like "adult gingerale". We are going to re-create it at home. It was amazing!
This tartine appetizer was so simple yet delicious. Iggy's bread, goat cheese, marinated artichokes, thinly sliced radishes, celery, and aioli. Superb.
We forgot to take photos of our meals. My mom got the quiche and I went with the chicken salad. Both were deeelish. Above is a photo of the dessert: pistachio cake with rhubarb and nasturtiums. How pretty?
Later that day, I went for a walk. There was SO MUCH FOG. That is a photo of the beach across from the Castle Island bridge which was completely invisible. It was SO odd.
I hope you all have an excellent week ahead! xo