In my household we live and die by our schedule and routine. For the good mostly. It helps keep me sane (somewhat) and organized (somewhat), and anyone who has spent time around a toddler who has missed his or her nap will attest to the sanctity of schedules. But this also means we tend to keep our datenights to a routine as well. The beautiful weather seemed like the prefect time shake things up a bit and explore a "new" neighborhood. Sunday afternoon, we picked Harvard Square. In my 5 years of living in Boston I have only walked around Harvard Square 1 or 2 times and I have never really walked though Harvard Yard. With my camera in toe, we played tourist in our own city and also found a new favorite restaurant-The Russell House Tavern. Seriously, soooo yummy. Their seafood selection was some of the freshest, tastiest I have had in ages. We split oysters from Westport, MA (Coincidentally, the same town where artist Dora Atwater Millikin lives. I photographed her studio for Design New England here.), a Maine rock shrimp salad to die for, lobster tail and an ahi tuna dish. They we all so fresh, light and just the right portion size. I am already plotting another dinner there.
I did a minor freak out when I saw the Elements of Style book front and center at the Harvard Coop, and I may or may not have told the sales girl (and pointed out) I contributed some photography to the book. Yeah...I am soooo not cool enough for Harvard or Cambridge.