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Fall is the most beautiful time to visit New England and I am planning to escape to Boston for a weekend in October.  My favorite place to stay is this amazing European-style boutique hotel located in Back Bay, The Eliot Hotel. I first stayed here on my first visit back after I moved from Boston to Savannah, GA in 2004.  I have never been disappointed.  It is literally so quiet and luxuriously comfortable that I often find myself dreaming of going and napping there for an entire week! 


This glamorous  spot is close to all of the shopping and eateries that Back Bay has to offer, including Newbury Street.  It is also a short distance down Massachusetts Avenue to Cambridge.


All of the rooms are suites; elegantly decorated with beautiful linens, tailored furniture and marble bathrooms. 

 Clio and Uni are located in The Eliot.  Both have been named among the “Best Restaurants in America” by Zagat. 

James Beard Award winner, Chef Ken Oringer, has given his talents and expertise to make Clio one of the top French restaurants in Boston.  The food is truly delicious and the atmosphere is Parisian romantic. 

Uni is considered to be one of the best Japanese restaurants in Boston as well, voted “Best Sashimi Bar” by Boston Magazine.

all images courtesy of The Eliot Hotel, Boston


EXTRA TIDBIT:  While staying at The Eliot, I like to visit Pemberton Farms in Cambridge to stock my room with treats.  Located at 2225 Massachusetts Avenue, this is a wonderful little farmer’s market and gourmet food store that I discovered while living in Boston.  They have the most wonderful produce (especially fall apples!), homemade pies and cookies, artisan cheese, deli items, meat and fresh New England fish.  It is truly a great family-owned market so stop in when you are in Boston!


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Jack Leigh

Jack Leigh was an award-winning photographer, heralded for his iconic images of the American South, particularly the Low Country.  In 1993, Leigh was commissioned to create the famous cover image for the international bestselling book, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, by John Berendt.  Most sadly, Jack Leigh died in 2004 from colon cancer, but his legacy lives on through his images, treasured throughout the world and most reverently in places like Savannah, Charleston and Beaufort.









all images © jack leigh

Danny, my husband, found an autographed copy of a now out-of-print book of Jack Leigh’s entitled, Oystering. A most cherished gift!

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