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Boston. A town of quaint cobblestone streets, remnants of colonial America's beginnings at every corner, an air of academia and knowledge practically oozing from every historical plaque you pass. Home to Harvard, Red Sox fans aplenty and some of the country's earliest roots in philosophical writings and world class art, there's no denying, there's plenty to keep you busy when in town. So why haven't I ventured here more often, given it's short train ride from New York City? Honestly, when we were in town a few weeks ago, I couldn't stop asking myself this question. And I also couldn't stop wondering how beautiful the city must be in different seasons, chief among them fall!

In case you're like me and you're looking to rectify your absence from Boston soon, I've put together a concise weekend guide for you — 48 hours in a city that boasts world class culture and fun, an enviable food scene and enough historical intrigue to keep you keen for your next visit. Ready? Let's go!

First things, first, where to stay: The Newbury Boston — a property that’s played a pivotal role in Boston’s hospitality scene since 1927 when it first opened as the Ritz-Carlton and later as The Taj. You all know how much I love spaces with rich history and The Newbury certainly doesn’t disappoint in that department. (Case in point: Former guests include Amelia Earhart, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, the Kennedy family and even Shirley Temple for a few weeks.) Timelessly modern — it’s old world luxury for the contemporary traveler, with art in spades, impeccable fine dining and such close proximity to the Boston Public Garden, you’d swear by the view from your room window you were sitting atop a treehouse next to the pond. Their whole staff was so warm and welcoming and truly made us feel like we were coming home each night. I can't wait to return!

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Have you been to Boston before? I'd love to hear about your favorite spots!

Cinq a Sept slip dress (gifted, similar style here) // Dior heels // CH by Carolina Herrera shirt dress (gifted) // Zimmermann polka dot dress (similar style here) // Tove dress // Sarah Flint sandals

Allie Provost