Boston: Beacon Hill and Sista Sista Time

Oh hey friends!!!

I always feel so silly when I write out the intro to my post- I never really know how to begin. I compare it to writing essays, like back in my high school/college days- the intro was always the hardest part, wasn’t it?

Well, in my last post I wrote about Saturday in Boston which actually happened last weekend prior to this weekend. Ya’ll following along? So I never got around to sharing my Sunday Funday adventure from that same weekend.

So that Sunday my sister Kathy mentioned that she wanted to come and visit me and go into the city. I was so thrilled, I couldn’t refuse especially since I haven’t had 1 on 1 time with her in so long. I anticipated her arrival the day we made the plans. Granted she’s only an hour away but it’s still tough seeing each other on the reg.

Sunday comes rolling in and before I knew it, she had arrived! We took the T directly into the city and decided we were going to go get some Hot Pot in Chinatown. 2If you don’t know what hot pot is, it’s basically a pot of soup of your choosing that’s boiling the entire time and you can choose any raw meats, seafood, rice or noodles, veggies, and you just throw it into the hot pot (ya get it?). It cooks crazy fast because the soup is scorching and you just eat it as you want. It’s one of my favorite meals and the experience of it is just really cool too.

While in Chinatown, we obviously had to get some bubble tea! My go-to is the Japanese Milk Green Tea one and Kathy got the Thai Milk Pearl Tea, which I tried and WOW-WEE. Delicious. 3

We had one place in mind where was wanted to wander around in and of course take about 100 pictures…


Beacon Hill is my favorite place to photograph or be photographed. I tell Britt over and over that I want her to do a photo shoot of Andrew and me in Beacon Hill. I love the lavished brick apartments and the part cobblestone part brick roadways, its just flat our gorgeous. Which also explains why it’s one of the most expensive neighborhoods in Boston. I was especially impressed because a lot of the stoops of the apartments were decorated beautifully with the season and holiday. Loved it. 7

The cool thing about Beacon Hill is that you can just wander around and around and find cute ally ways, gardens, gates, or even homes like this that don’t particularly belong but definitely worthy of being photographed. 6

 The photos below were from a past post Life In Boston: Favorite Places To Visit

But just for some more views of Beacon Hill.19

This is actually one of the most popular and most photographed streets here; Acorn Street. Kathy and I walked by hoping to snag a photo but everyone and their mom had the same idea and were posing and snapping pictures there. 20

So we were on the prowl for the perfect brick wall to be our backdrop-

Kathy had an amazing picture opt day. You know when you have those days where you just photograph really well, like the sun and stars are just aligned for you and you look good any which way. That was 100% Kathy I got so many good ones of her. 9



After taking an absurd amount of pictures we headed for the Public Gardens to just sit down and relax. 8



I always get so giddy every time she comes up and we can have a little city adventure. Nothing better than some sista sista time! ❤

xo, JJ


12 Comments Add yours

  1. helloitsjo says:

    these photos are beautiful!!! and so are you and your sister, so cute!!! xxxx

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  3. K.M. Sutton says:

    Your intros are always amazing! 🙂
    Awe I LOVE sister time!
    And oh. My. Lanta! How have I not heard of this incredible food experience? It sounds divine!
    I LOVE Beacon Hill! There is something about cobblestone that just speaks to me! Girl I need to come visit Boston and we need to shoot here! It would be ah-may-zing! I have those places in the city (Brooklyn Bridge Park, Bryant Park, The Library…) that I love to shoot at. Somehow the pictures always come out great.
    I am seriously drooling all over your pics! Your outfit is amazing and girl your hair! It is gorgeous! Both of you took amazing pictures and look fantastic!
    I NEED to go to the Boston Gardens! Your pics are giving me major wanderlust envy! I am so happy you had such an amazing time with your sister! makes my heart happy! ❤

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  4. ayrgalaxy says:

    I’ve always wanted to try a hot pot meal, the experience definitely looks so fun and I would probably really enjoy it 😀
    And I think if I ever visit Boston, I’m going to have to find Beacon Hill 😀

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  5. I’m with ya on intros! I always feel so awkward, haha. Hot pots sound so neat! I love that concept and had never heard of it until I read this post. I now want to see if I can find something like that here in Pittsburgh!

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  6. Ah yay nothing compares to sister time! I love spending time with my sis- in fact I miss her now even though I only saw her the other day! You’ve inspired me to make some plans with her or something! ❤️ Anyway it sounds like you had the loveliest day, beacon hill looks so beautiful and quirky! And the public gardens look so pretty too, the perfect spot to relax. I totally see what you mean about Kathys good photo day she looks amazing, but it must run in the family because so do you!!! You’re killing it girl, especially in that second pic! Loving your outfit too! X

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  7. How pretty! I never heard of Beacon Hill but now that’s on my list of places to go to if ever in that area! You and your sister are so beautiful, I hope you girls enjoy your bonding time together!

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  8. Mackenzie says:

    LOL! GIRLLL I know the struggle of the intros. Wanna know something SO FREAKING EMBARRASSSING?! I always intro “hey ya’ll” wellllll….. I have been spending y’all wrong for ages. I don’t know why.. must be a long established bad habit. But one day I was thinking about it and I was like.. wait .. I am pretty sure I should be putting the apostrophe after the y .. not the a.. needless to say I have been mortified. I think I may address it in my next post. #emburrressing. Wow that hot pot pick looks super yummy! And oh my lanta… you know I am itching to jump through the screen for that boba. These pictures are incredible… wowweee! And you two are models. Hope you have a beautiful week ahead, m’dear!! XOXO

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  9. Nicole says:

    I LOVE Beacon Hill soooooo much! You’re right, it’s a photographer’s paradise. 🙂 (And I really need to try bubble tea. I’ve never had it, but my friends are obsessed. I kind of live out in the sticks, so it’s not all that popular here. BUT a bubble tea shop just opened up one town over, so I definitely have no excuse now. I need to try it)!

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  10. Hey girl! It’s been so long since I had time to catch up with my blogger friends & I’m so happy I’m back and reading your posts! Haha excuse me spamming your comment sections! #sorrynotsorry 🙂 Loved this post! Beacon Hill looks GORGEOUS ohhhmygosh, those pictures were beautiful! And wow the Public Gardens is such a pretty place too! Super jealous over your weekend haha! Such a nice chill place to go to relax on a Sunday evening! P.s you look stunning! Lovely post! ❤

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  11. Gorgeous pics so Cute Jen ! Please feel free to check out my 70s style! My latest post is up🌷


  12. Hi Jenny! I love you outfit. And gorgeous pictures as well!! I always forget how hungry I get by looking at your pictures haha :p. xoxo Sarah


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