Memories of Parties Past
I lived in Boston for the majority of my 20s. First in the neighboring areas of Allston/Brighton and Somerville before finally settling in Kenmore Square. Despite all of the construction that has taken place over the past 15 years The Belvoir at 636 Beacon still stands. And believe it when I tell you that a lot of fun memories happened there.
Recently I took my niece and nephew into Boston for the day. My nephew went for a spin on Codzilla while my niece and I did some shopping nearby. Once we had regrouped in Fanueil Hall, the kids were hungry so we decided to eat lunch at McCormack and Schmicks. As I sat in the booth and looked around I realized I was in the the same exact spot that I had celebrated my 21st birthday. And when you can think back almost 20 years and you were actually in your 20s well that's when you realize you're officially old. :)
My 23rd was spent at Tapeo where I was first introduced to Pato Braseado, a roasted duckling with berry sauce, a dish that remains one of my all time favorites to this day. Down the street at Sonsie friends gathered to wish me well on my 25th and further North I spent my 30th dining on homemade past at the Colosseum in Salem, NH. If you couldn't already tell my birthdays are centered around food.
Yes, fond memories indeed.
I've gone back and forth with a few ideas ranging from camping to dressing up to the nines and renting a room for the night at the Four Seasons but whatever I decide you better believe a good meal will be had.
Tomorrow I reflect how my ideas about love have changed and evolved over the years and my thoughts on love today.
Do you have any birthday traditions?