And so ends another great week in 2016; another getaway, another nap curled up on the couch, another lunch comprised of leftovers from brunch and another week where I wore a sweater to work backwards by accident. I love 2016 already. Everything about its sleep-in-late-and-watch-The-Hangover-3-while-your-boyfriend-makes-breakfast kind of mood has been good for my soul. It’s been a long time coming but I think that 2016 is going to be quite the year.

Lazy days have been filling up my weekend calendar.

Keep reading for some of the new things I’ve experienced so far.

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Reading List (& Giveaway): Kissing Frogs by Stephanie Blackburn [CLOSED]

Being a city girl means lots of brunches, exploring the world and barely managing a work-life balance. For Elliot Roux, the main character in Stephanie Blackburn’s new novel Kissing Frogs, her city girl experience is no different. Except maybe a little bit.

What's better than reading a fun book from a cozy hotel room?
What’s better than reading a fun book from a cozy hotel room?

Keep reading for a sneak peek of this story & how you can win a copy of your own!

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Boston’s It Girl Loves: Brunch

When I think about it, I guess I prefer to be an early riser over a night owl. Waking up knowing I have plenty of time for the inevitable adventures ahead is the best feeling in the world. An even better feeling? Knowing I’ve started my day with a great meal to give me the energy I need to take advantage of all there is that makes being a city girl so much fun.

Keep reading to hear more about my favorite places to brunch (& break-fast)!

Brunch: The most important meal of (A city girl's) day.
Brunch: The most important meal of (A city girl’s) day. (Via The Beehive)

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City Girl Calendar: What’s Coming Up

City girl "must try": Bagels from Bagel Rising.
City girl “must try”: Bagels from Bagel Rising.

If you have F.O.M.O. or you just get too swept up in the day-to-day, finding new and exciting things to do in the city can be a project in itself. One of the best things about Boston is that there is always something going on. From  brunching over French toast and mimosa’s at Green Brian Restaurant & Pub to creating your own Happy Hour at Sunset Grill & Tap, there’s something to do from the North End to Roxbury.

Here are some city girl-approved events I’ve rounded up in case you’re looking for something new to do:

Thursday, January 23

Fashion Thursday at Saint

Sain: 90 Exeter St., Boston


Special Guest DJ Theo

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Saturday, January 25

Styling Event with blogger Emily Geaman

Free People: 63 Church St., Cambridge


d.i.y. cupcake bar and hot cocoa!

January 26

Sip & Swap

Scholar’s: 25 School St., Boston


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February 14

The Naked at the Art Museum Scavenger Hunt

Museum of Fine Arts: 465 Huntington Ave., Boston


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March 22

Spring Wine Fest

Boston Center for the Arts: Boston Center for the Arts Cyclorama


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Wander with purpose and try something new with this list!
Wander with purpose and try something new with this list!

Now mark your calendars and be sure to let me know if you attend any of these events! You can also check out where I’ve been, what I’ve tried and what I recommend by following me on Foursquare.

 Also, if you or someone you know is hosting an event, be sure to let me know using the form below or by messaging me on Facebook and I’ll be sure to include them in my next round-up!

xo, Vanessa