Is it me or did this week seem to drag in the beginning and now suddenly it’s Friday? For the second edition of Weekly WindDown, I’m featuring things to do in Boston this weekend. I feel like spring is finally on the horizon and I have the urge to get out and do things. Anyone else feeling that way?


 Early morning sunrises make my Daylight Savings commute almost bearable…

1. The Everyday Napkin Pop-Up//Launch party for the Everyday Napkin by Bash Studio at the West Elm Fenway store.

Details: An adorable line of reusable napkins that are handmade locally launches a pop-up shop on Saturday. The small-batch napkins are meant for everyday use, sized smaller than formal dinner napkins and come in beautiful textures and colors! The event is from 11-4 at the West Elm store in Fenway and features a DJ and Blackbird Doughnuts (my favorite!).


2. Bloomingdales & Big Sister//This is a shopping event I can 100% get behind. I’m a big sister (see why here) and know the importance and impact that the program has on girls across the country.

Details: Monday, March 16 10am-9pm at Bloomingdale’s Chestnut Hill– Bloomindale’s will donate 10% of your purchases to support Big Sister’s mission of getting #girls2great. You must request a duplicate receipt and turn it in at Customer Service Desk on level 3 for your purchase to be counted towards the donation total.


3. St. Patrick’s Day//This Irish is living vicariously through the boyfriend as he’s in Cork, Ireland for business this week. He sends me almost daily pictures of my favorite places and shots of my second favorite city. He even found my apartment and favorite coffee shop!

Details: Here’s lots of ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Boston. The Dropkick Murphys are playing five shows at the House of Blues (you can find some tickets still available), the Southie parade will be happening Sunday at 1 and many Boston bars will be serving green beer for the occasion. I plan on finding a pub and listening to Irish music, having a cider (wishing it was Bulmers) and hoping to see lots of green (although we know it won’t be grass for a while).


4. Harborside Ice Skating//While I’d like to think spring is upon us, I still think there’s time to get a skate in at the Boston Harbor Hotel.

Details: As a Boston girl, I remember many milestones spent under this rotunda– from Bat Mitzvahs to Sweet 16s and college events, the arch is a very special place. Skating under the iconic archway at the hotel only lasts through this weekend before they close for the season. Open Saturday and Sunday 10am-8pm.

Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!


(View of Cork from Elizabeth Fort– photo credit: the boyfriend)