Hello hello again! Long time no see!
If you’ve been keeping up on Instagram, you know it’s been a couple of chaotic months! A few weeks ago, my husband and I moved to Boston from Columbia, SC, saying goodbye to the place we’ve called home for over 10 years. We’ve been wanting to live in the northeast for quite some time now, so when Scott’s company presented the opportunity for us to move and be closer to his clients, we jumped on it. Still, it was incredibly hard to say goodbye to a community we felt so connected to, friends who have become family, and to our actual family in Columbia, but we knew it was time for a new adventure. We are hoping to find the same kind of relationships in our new city, and so grateful to already have family and quite a few friends already here!
It’s only been a few weeks, but so far we are loving our new city! We feel incredibly lucky that in this bonkers housing market, we found a home we love – an 1890 Queen Anne Victorian with just enough projects and updating to be fun rather than overwhelming. Although I will say, the current kitchen situation is…not great! And since lumber prices are so high right now, I’m going to have to make due with a 40 year old oven and a refrigerator that’s in the mudroom for the time being!
One of the things we’re loving most about Boston is our new neighborhood, an area newly designated as Boston’s Little Saigon. There’s at least 30 different Vietnamese restaurants within walking distance, and we’ve made it our mission to try a couple new ones every week. When Scott and I went to Vietnam in 2015, we fell in love with the cuisine, with its fresh herbs, pungent sweet and sour dipping sauces, and ALL the noodles. Some of the highlights so far were salt and pepper fried softshell crab, served with rice paper rolls, veggies and herbs for making little rolls, fried tofu skin, and our new favorite lunch spot with the best banh mi sandwiches and a smoothie bar for fresh passion fruit smoothies!