Adventures in Green Beantown

Took off on Amtrak to Boston this weekend and had a blast visiting my old college friend and ex-roomie. I stayed at his place in Cambridge, home of MIT and a lot of large brains in general. I got to meet some of them during my visit (including an hilarious midwife and a climate change policy analyst from Oxfam) and it reaffirmed my belief that Boston one of the best cities in the US to live.

Starre at Brimfield
Day One we went to Brimfield, Massachusetts, home to the crazy huge antique and used goods market. Find vintage glassware, old furniture, books from the 50’s, ancient clothing, and the most random stuff you can imagine.

Starre and GI JOE
This is me with a GI JOE life-size doll that was for sale.

Hiking in Boston Area
Hiking outside of Boston on a sunny afternoon.

Starre at Envi in Boston editBikes in Boston
Day 2: We biked from Cambridge to Newbury Street in Boston, headed to Envi, Boston’s only eco-boutique.

Shoppers at Envi
Shoppers checking out the wares at Envi

Callie Smith, Owner of Envi in Boston
Callie Smith, Owner of Envi in Boston

Covet Dress at EnviManniquin at Envi
Covet dress (left) and Stewart and Brown tunic (right) at Envi

Covet Jacket at EnviBahar Shahpar Dress Envi
Covet Jacket at Envi, Bahar Shahpar dress

Indian food in BostonPunjabi Dhaba in Boston
Delicious Indian street food- vegetarian of course, at Punjabi Dhaba

Starre Vartan is founder and editor-in-chief of Eco-Chick.com and the author of the Eco-Chick Guide to Life. She's also a freelance science and environment writer who has published in National Geographic, CNN, Scientific American, Mental Floss, Pacific Standard, the NRDC, and many more. She lives on an island in Puget Sound with her partner and black cat. She was a geologist in her first career, and still picks up rocks wherever she goes.