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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Newbury Street

My new favorite street in Bean Town is Newbury Street.  The shopping is incredible and the street lends itself to true New England charm.  

I love these planters!  I won't be decorating this year because we move into the house a week before Christmas, but I will definitely keep these in mind for next year.

How sweet is this?

This is the 2nd selfie I have ever taken in my whole life.  This is what I look like when I take Gypsy for a stroll.  I have never owned a "puffer" coat in my life but, boy, am I ever happy I got one.  It was in the 30's today.  I ran to Marshall's and invested in this gawdawful hat and gloves.  I have my new "snood" on -  another item that has been added to my stylish wardrobe and vocabulary.

The Mister says he feels pretty safe that no one is going to try to pick me up on the street.

Hope you're staying warm!

Preppy Empty Nester
Preppy Empty Nester

I'm Katie. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am an empty nester meandering through my middle-aged years while entangled in the never-ending process of renovating an antique home on the South Shore of Massachusetts. I love to write about books, movies, TV, celebrities, decorating, and weekend adventures. My favorite writing material is derived from my family: the Mister, my girls, #1 and #2, and my two untrainable, rambunctious pups, Chowdah and Chili.


  1. Love those urns!! Oh girlfriend, praying you stay warm!!! I will throw fashion out the window in lieu of being warm and toasty! Just saying. Love your new puffer jacket.

  2. I am a member of the puffer coat club...I actually just added a second one to my coat collection! My husband has a US Navy issued "snowsuit" that he wore on the submarine when he was near the north pole and I have considered pulling it out at times to keep warm...lol...you can imagine how fashionable that would be! LOVE the hat!!!

    So excited to hear about your adventures in Boston! I am taking notes as my step-son is in Boston for school and I will be up visiting him at some point...hopefully when it is a little warmer! Somehow I doubt he is scoping out the cute shops and restaurants while he is at school!

  3. LOL- I have never owned a puffer coat either- but you look pretty darned good in that one. Welcome to the COLD weather- xo Diana

  4. Did you know that the word selfie was added to dictionary today - I had no idea what is was - now I know! lol Stay warm.

  5. Just posted your urn pictures on Pinterest.......so fun to Pin. Hope the coat is down and you should get the gloves with the fingers out so you can text. Go to the Kennedy Library, this is the 50th Anniversary of JFK's death. My mother had a dozen SNOODS....I still have one!

  6. when I saw the selfie, the first thing I thought is "...I wonder if she wants to know the temperature here in NE Texas today?"

  7. LOVE that hat my friend! I love Newbury street too, the shopping is awesome!!!

  8. I bought my first down coat last year. Best investment I ever made. Love the hat.xo Laura

  9. Looks like a wonderful boutique Katie and those urns are gorgeous. I like your Selfie:) and you like super warm all snuggled up in the hat and coat:) xxL

  10. Katie, I remember when we arrived in Ohio from Houston and winter was approaching.....I went shopping, fast. UGGs and a puffer coat. I've since had time to refine it a bit, but there is an adjustment period. I swear my husband and I were cold for the first year we were up here! I think one's body has to adjust! Those urns are so simple, yet stunning. That's what I talkin' about. Don't you love Newbery Street! A Ritz bar window table for people watching, good hair salons, Hermes, gallerys and wonderful little resturants for lunch. AND a Neimans and Saks right down the street! You have it all and the cold weather! Looking good. Enjoy

    Warmly, Kathleen

  11. LOVE Newberry St. Used to go there all the time when my son was in school in the area. We used to get such good breakfasts and lunches at Stephanies...one of his faves. Great shopping and my oh my don't you look like a celeb in hiding! Were the paparazzi chasing you down? Hows the unpacking coming along? I know its a lot of work but oh so exciting!

  12. Newbury is a treasure trove and you are a styling diva! From that "fabulous" hat to the jogging pants, fear the mister is correct.

  13. OK, so next time I'm in town we'll meet at the Starbucks on Newbury between Dartmouth and Exeter, grab a warm drink then stroll Newbury Street. Deal?

  14. Oh I love Newbury Street! How are you enjoying hotel living?? Love the " selfie"!


  15. Katie,
    Looooking Goooood! I remember when I first moved to Green Bay, burrrrr! First year is verrrrry cold, but then we adjusted and it didn't seem really cold till it got into the low teens. The kids always had recess till it got into the single digits. I'll be meeting my sister in Boston in April, should be much better weather! You should be thawing out by then! Have fun exploring!

  16. You look teeny even in the big puff coat! Have a great Thanksgiving week in your new city.


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