Despite the rain, we decided to go on an adventure. We headed downtown and wandered in and out of stores. We went to a camera store (and found out it will cost a lot to fix our camera), Anthropologie, and a few stores in the Pru before heading over to Newbury Street to find somplace to eat.
We decided to go to Stephanie's on Newbury for lunch. They gave us bread while we waited, and the butter was soft and had a beautiful layer of salt on top. I'm gonna have to try that trick at home, because it was amazing. I ordered the Ahi Tuna Tartare, and Eric odered Fish & Chips. We ended up switching, because I didn't like the texture of the tartare. Oops.
After lunch we walked across town in the rain to visit Rugg Road Paper Company (doing some research) on Charles Street. Since Black Ink was next door, we had to stop there too! Then we walked back through the common and over to the Bromfield Pen Shop, so Eric could look at fountain pens and ink. Our last stop was DSW, because I was looking for some new shoes. Success! Red sneaks. Sweeeeet. They remind me of the 80s a bit, but in a totally good way.
After our whirlwind adventure we were both pretty tired. We got back to the apartment around 4, and Eric took a nap. For dinner we had sushi from Whole Foods. Now we're eating Ben & Jerry's Creme Brulee ice cream.
I also had a number of delightful phone calls, birthday cards, texts, and facebook messages interspersed throughout the day! Thank you, everybody, for the birthday wishes; it's been a great one! :)