Saturday, April 14, 2012

5 Reasons Today was "Wicked Awesome"

So, in case you didn't know, I'm from Boston! And in the Bean, we like to use the worked "wicked" instead of words like "really," "very," or "so," to emphasize other adjectives. Today was a pretty great day in the city, so "wicked awesome" is really the only accurate way to describe it.

1.) The Weather
Now that spring has sprung in New England, Boston has started to enjoy some pretty fabulous sunny days in the high 60's and low 70's. Luckily, today was one of those days! There is nothing that puts me in a better mood than waking up to blue skies and the sun shining. Spring in Boston is beautiful because all of the color that winter slowly melts away starts to creep back into view. Everything is beginning to bloom. It really puts a spring in your step... (ha, get the pun?!)

2.) Belle of the Ball
Do you remember your prom? I remember mine! It was such a special evening that I'll never forget. Today, I volunteered to help out at Belle of the Ball, a Boston-based charity event that provides prom dresses to high school junior and senior girls who would otherwise not have the opportunity to attend their school's prom. Since the program began in 2005, over 1,900 girls have received beautiful dresses! Today, I helped two super sweet girls shop for their special gown and it was such a rewarding feeling to know I helped make their magical night just a little more special by helping them find the perfect dress.

3.) Me vs Gravity
After Belle of the Ball, Cassidy (in case you still don't know who she is, she's my YouTube celeb roomie) and I headed over to Newbury St. to walk around and enjoy the beautiful day. We came across an awesome band playing live in the French Connection UK store, called Me vs Gravity. They're a group of Berklee College of Music students who perform both original and cover songs. Their sound is simple but spot-on and reminds me of Fall Out Boy meets John Mayer. We had a ball hanging out with them today and I'm very much looking forward to seeing what the future holds for this talented group!

4.) Pinkberry
There are tons of amazing spots to stop for a bite to eat on Newbury St. in Boston, but if you're looking for some amazing fro-yo, Pinkberry is it. If you've never been to Pinkberry, the way it works is that you choose one of their amazing flavors of fro-yo (you can also mix flavors!) and then you are allowed to top your fro-yo with as many delicious toppings as can comfortably fit in your cup. They have everything from fresh fruit to candy! Today, I opted for a small half original, half salted caramel cup of fro-yo, with raspberries, kiwis, cinnamon streusel, chocolate shavings and a waffle crisp. It was absolutely amazing, as is to be expected from Pinkberry. I forgot to snap a photo, but check out what Cass ordered... yum!

5.) Vibram Grand Opening Party
You know those crazy sneakers that look like frog feet that everyone's been wearing? Well, today Cass and I learned that the company that makes these amphibious-looking footwear is called Vibram. We happened to walk by the grand opening of their brand new Newbury St. location today and were somehow invited in to the party! They did a great job of building up hype around the event, as we were initially intrigued by a street graffiti artist painting a giant mural inspired by the Vibram brand outside of the new store. After somehow being invited in to the party, we walked the "yellow carpet" (yellow to represent their brand colors) into the event where there was an open bar, DJ, delicious apps and a who's-who crowd mingling. We stayed long enough to meet some great members of the company who hooked us up with some lovely sparkling wine and tasty appetizers. Thanks, Vibram for spontaneously making Saturday afternoon that much more fun and interesting! I may even head back to try on a pair of the shoes at some point!

And that, my friends, concludes the 5 reasons why today was "wicked awesome!" Hope you all had a fabulous Saturday, as well! :)

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