If you’ve been keeping up with me on Instagram, you know some weeks ago our amazing friends at CambridgeSide Galleria and Charles Riverboat Company took me and a bunch of our Boston blogger friends for a little mid-week “Sip & Sail” (ahem, booze cruise, let’s be honest) on the Charles River. Can you imagine 40 young bloggers all on a boat together?? I’ve never seen so many selfies happening at once haha. It was a bit overwhelming at first but once you find your girls and get a drink in your hand it mellows out. For those who don’t know Cambridge sits right next to Boston and home to my university, Harvard, as well as many others such as MIT and Lesley. It’s easily accessible by foot or T and definitely worth a visit if you’re in Boston.
It can be a little tough to schedule any type of boat activity in May (even late May) here in New England. When I saw the event date I was hoping the weather would show up for us! Clearly, these organizers know what they’re doing because it happened to fall right in the middle of a heat wave (we’re talking 90° F). Everyone was relieved to get on that boat and feel the breeze!
This view reminded me a lot when I went out on the Alster in Hamburg.
CambridgeSide is currently undergoing major renovations from top to bottom so it was an adventure learning my way around! They organized a little scavenger hunt to get us acquainted but I got caught up in Sunglass Hut 😄. Personally, I have such a strange thing with trying on eyewear. I could do it for hours without becoming bored.
I did chat with some of the very friendly gals at Teavana (a place that I mainly go to hydrate on samples. Recommendation: The Beach Bellini herbal tea was SO GOOD. And this is coming from a non-tea person who wishes they would drink more tea. Please try it and let me know your thoughts.). Anyhow, they mentioned the final design for the mall was really impressive and should be done around October of this year. I hope I get to see it before I head back to Europe!
Sunglasses: Georgio Armani on sale from a Sunglass Hut in Old San Juan.
Inside our boat from Charles Riverboat Company. I believe we boarded the Charles 1 riverboat from their fleet.
Sailing by evening cyclists and runners on The Esplanade.
Sailers, Boston’s Charles River Park/West End neighborhood, and Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge. Zakim for short. This was the first neighborhood I had lived in when I moved to Boston!
Shortly after this cruise, the temperature dropped back down into the 50s, just to reiterate how risky it is to have such an event in May. Now we’re in mid-June and the city is getting in its sticky, humid weather pattern so it would be nice to be back on this boat again. They did a great job hosting us, bar service was great and it was all smooth sailing. Take me back, please!
If you’re in Boston anytime soon Charles Riverboat Company has some exciting and front row seating for the Tall Ships Event next weekend and 4th of July Fireworks! Can you imagine watching the 4th of July fireworks on the Charles River from this boat? The best!
Photographs were taken with a Canon EOS M.