Do It for the Gram
If you’re on Instagram, you’ve likely seen these beauties popping up on your feed: creamy soft serve in fantastical hues, served up in fish-shaped cones and topped with a miniature unicorn horn. You can grab them at Taiyaki NYC shops in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Miami, Toronto and Boston’s hip Seaport district. Can you say kawaii?
Finally, a practical and sparkly solution to the perennial what-should-I-do-with-my-hair-elastic-besides-wear-it-around-my-wrist problem. The mom and daughter duo at Go Girl Designs have created the Busy Girl Bangle, a functional piece of jewelry (we love the rose gold version!) that cleverly hides a hair tie in the middle. Hair in the way? Just pop out the elastic, rock that ponytail or messy bun, and voila: You’re left with a pretty bracelet on your wrist.
You’ll find minimalist, midcentury chic – and sweet rates – at one of Boston’s newest spots, the Revolution Hotel. The former YWCA has been transformed into a funky spot to rest your head, complete with a garden-level co-working space, thoughtfully designed rooms, a freestyle graffiti mural in the lobby, a coffee shop and nods to Massachusetts history strewn about. Check out the lobby’s Innovation Tower, packed with everything from Converse high-tops, basketballs, typewriters and sewing machines, all inventions with roots in the Bay State.
The National Park Service turns 103 on Aug. 25, and parks are celebrating by offering free admission. Bike through Acadia’s famous carriage roads, sled down the dunes at Great Sand Dunes park, or take in an Old Faithful eruption in Yellowstone. All for free. Ain’t nature grand? Visit nps.gov for more.