Another fall weekend, another chance for staying fully booked before it gets too cold. Here’s what we’re up to:
Alex L: A day at the races is in store for me and my college roommate this weekend, and where better than Kentucky. We’ll be throwing down big (show) bets at the Keeneland Horse Races followed by bourbon tasting at the Woodford Reserve distillery. If I was around Boston this weekend, you could find me cheering at the Charles Regatta and enjoying late night conversations and drink at The Abbey. You would think I slept there, because I’d return for an unbeatable brunch, Brussels sprouts included.
Dave: It looks like I may be adventurous this evening and set out on a quest to a mythical place called “Charlestown” where I’ll catch up with some friends at Warren Tavern. Saturday is going to be surrounded by sports (likely going to trek over to the Head of the Charles for a little for some photo opportunities) and involving a very awesome thing: the first home game for the Boston College hockey team and the banner raising from last year’s championship. After a long run Sunday morning up the river and back through Harvard, I’ll be making chili – white chipotle chicken, if you must know – in anticipation of hosting my family for the Pats-Jets game.
Maloney: This is the weekend where I am actually gonna get up at a reasonable hour and go to City Sports Porter Square Free Yoga Session. I’m gonna do it! I swear. Despite how comfortable my bed may be on a cold rainy Saturday morning. I mean it’s so soft and warm and why would I go outside to work out? Ugh. Maybe I’ll do it. No matter what my roommate Victoria and I will then go down to Union Square and go to Counter Culture Coffee to learn how to use a pour over coffee maker. Finally, I’ll venture back up to Davis to go to Pemberton Farm’s Harvest Hoopla. Cider, Donuts, Mead? Yes please! Sunday I’ll probably just recuperate and do laundry to make sure I have my Bears sweatshirt ready for MNF.
Dibble: Starting the weekend off with some sisterly-bonding. My little sister’s in town for the night, so we’re gonna head out to the ‘burbs this afternoon to hang out with my older sister and my nephews. Afterward, we’ll head back into town for my kickball league‘s mid-season party and other shenanigans. Saturday will start of with a nice hilly 5K, followed by celebrations of the last few weeks of bachelorette-hood for Ms. Casey Bayer. Sunday will be mostly filled with recovery and classwork.
Drea: My man friend returns home after a two-week business trip. WOOHOO. So, we’ll have date night on Friday and I hear he’s planning a burb-irific trip to 80 Thoreau in Concord. We might as well stay out there, as we’ll be attending my nephews 5th birthday party in Harvard on Saturday. There will be ponies, which just could not be cooler. Once we head back in, I’ve made sure to build in plenty of downtime, but the Mario Testino In Your Face photography exhibit at the MFA sounds really awesome. On Sunday, I may try the famed Metropolis Cafe brunch and I definitely want to see Argo.
Matt C.: Tonight after work I’m heading to the North End for my friend Jessica’s birthday; we’ll be dining at Taranta, which apparently blends Italian and Peruvian food, then we’ll be tracking down some delicious dessert somewhere in the neighborhood. The next morning, I’ll be joining Lauren at the Mission Hill 5K, which I’m in now way prepared for. The rest of the weekend is filled with some work and visiting with my friend Claire, up Saturday and Sunday from our hometown home in Connecticut.
Alex D: My sister is a Bio-Medical Engineering student at Boston University, and this weekend is Parent’s weekend! Mom and Dad are coming up from New Jersey to spend the weekend with both of us. Friday night I will be meeting the fam for a delicious dinner in the North End, followed by cannoli’s at MIKE’s pastry. My family is divided on the whole Mike’s vs. Modern Pastry debacle. I am a strong Mike’s supporter… maybe a post for later… Saturday will be a BU filled day. My parent’s got tickets to the 11AM “Marsh Chapel Art and Architecture Tour” to appease me, followed by a performance of BU’s own “Inner Strength Gospel Choir“. Saturday night I think we are heading to concert put on by my sister’s a cappella group, BU In Achord. Sunday will be spent up in Nashua with my grandmother eating a delicious dinner that will put anything created in a restaurant to shame. (Insert picture of Grandmother dinner) Jealous? You know you are!
Casey: What do you do when you’re beyond sleep deprived, sick, stressed about finishing a final project for class, feeling the three-week crunch of your impending nuptials, and have a To Do list that seems like it goes for miles? The correct life choice would probably be to hunker down and be as productive as hell this weekend. Or at least be a couch potato to get that much needed sleep. But for the soon-to-be bride, this is not an option. Enter the bachelorette party, or hen night, or stagette if you’re from Oh, Canada! My lady friends have been super secretive, but I do know that we’ll be hitting Post 390 for some eats and drinks for starters. And I’ve been told Saturday evening will go as such: We’ll start off classy, and then get progressively less classy as the night goes on. There’s some VIPs flying in for the festivities and I’m sure the weekend will be a blast! I guess there’s a reason they say you can sleep when you’re dead, right? I’ll leave you with this gem from Bridesmaids.