Happy Valentine’s Day! #rose #love #flowers
"But he who dares not grasp the thorn should never crave the #rose." #quote #nofilter
Nurturing an abiding love for Latin America, I've traded big city lights for sunshine and grapes in Mendoza, Argentina. A perennial traveler and writer, I'm inspired by locals, culture and creativity. This is my patchwork.
by Nora Walsh
I spent this past weekend relaxing at Taj Boston in a room overlooking the Public Garden and Boston Common. The hotel was built in 1927 and has a colonial and cozy feel of a private residence. I felt like a welcome guest in the home of an aristocratic relative.
My favorite features of Taj Boston are the working fireplaces in both The Bar and in select suites.
One of my friend’s had a fireplace suite and we spent hours sprawled out on the floor warming ourselves by the crackling fireplace and drinking Bailey’s with Jameson. We sampled every wood on the fireplace menu from Cherry to Birch. It was heavenly.
Fireplace at The Bar, which I referred to as the “Drawing Room”.
The hotel is widely known for its weekend Afternoon Tea in the French Room, during which a harpist plays for both the 2:00pm and 4:00pm seatings.
The long room has an elegant air, accented with chandeliers, original portrait paintings and opulently draped windows overlooking Newbury Street.
My guestroom (1106) was spacious and comfortable and had a square view of the park.
It was amazing to wake up to this landscape every morning and watch the city lights sparkle after dusk.
Each guest was surprised with a single long-stem rose upon check-in to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
And chocolate in-room amenities kept the love coming throughout my stay.
My favorite was the Indian inspired chocolate treat: a beautifully decorated elephant.
Taj Boston is the perfect Valentine’s Day retreat, I wish I was still there!