It was a busy week at Rove Concepts, from the launch of our new website to a wild trip to the East Coast. We spent a short but stimulating five days in Boston, Massachusetts, and can’t wait until our next visit back.
Whilst in the homeland of the Sox, the beez and the patriotic Patriots, we were treated to what can only be described as simply amazing seafood. Neptune Oyster is a serious institution, and now we know why. The lobstah and littlenecks were never enough for our hungry hearts. Coupled with a great interior at some of the best restaurants on the East Coast, we were very happy with our Boston eats.
The collegiate campuses of Harvard and MIT lent inspiration for a promising future. Walking the campuses on the first week of school amidst the bright scholars felt exciting and optimistic for what creation awaits. We also loved the rich burgundy of Harvard’s collegiate dress.
History flourished throughout the city, from the Freedom Trail that started America, to the country’s first baseball stadium in Fenway. The classic urban design found in the parks and greenways along the Charles River and the Boston Commons pays homage to some of the greatest architects and urban planners of all time – the Charles River Esplanade was designed by the Frederick Law Olmsted! The grounds on which we walk, and the spaces in which we surround ourselves in, shapes who we are and who we will become. Brownstone was everywhere perhaps to remind us that history is embedded in our present and our future. Boston’s history was fully inspiring.
The sophistication of this city extends to the art and design of Boston’s Fine Arts Museum, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the Institute for Contemporary Art. Although a continent away from home, we found solace here; art and design bring us home, no matter where in the world we are.
A highlight reel of our favorite memories can be found on our Instagram. Thanks oh friendly Bostonians for welcoming us to your home! Until next time xx