ask Monica about
viewpoints • café • music venues • landmark • museums • monuments • walkways
What do you do and why do you do it?
I am an Assistant Manager in a retail / tourism-related business. I like my job because I have the chance to meet people from all around the world visiting Boston.
You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?
The Scientist by Coldplay, I'll be waiting by Lenny Kravitz and 1973 by James Blunt.
What are the best TV shows of all time?
Breaking Bad / Game of Thrones / House / Mad Men
Name some spots in Boston that are good for a Tinder date.
River Bar at Assembly Row.
Who’s your hero and where in Boston would you take them out for a serious hang?
If I have a hero, I'd take him to walk around Beachmont or Winthrop those are relaxing spots that I like, then go to the Brighton area or Central Square which are areas full of bars, pop into one or two and ended up in the Southie to show him what is Boston about.
Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?
Anywhere from The Garment District to the fancy Newbury st.
What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?
Boston Harbor - many bars and restaurants around, it's a fun place to hang out with friends.
What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?
Paddle boarding on the Charles River.
Is there a hidden bar / hole in the wall in Boston that you particularly like?
Howl the Moon in Boston, it's a fun spot, you can have drinks and dance with live music. Walking distance from South Station (red line).
What’s the most expensive restaurant / spa / hotel you’ve ever been to in Boston? How much did it cost and what did you get there?
I went to Scampo at the Liberty Hotel. They have a mozzarella bar so I had cheese and prosciutto and a steak. A small dinner for 2 cost around $180. It was worth it!.
What restaurant in Boston looks crap, but the food’s amazing?
Ernesto's in the North End - it has barely 3 tables but pizzas are good and cheap.
Where can you get the best cocktail in Boston? Which one do you like?
I don't drink :) but my friends seemed to like the cocktails at L.A.H Liquid Art Drink. It's an after hours spot. Bonus: the deco will catch your eye.
Where would you take your partner in Boston if you wanted to really pamper them?
I'll keep it simple, probably go to any Boston team game....and then have a drink at the Top of the Hub with a panoramic view of the city from a 52nd floor.
Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?
Boston cream pie at Mike's Pastry or Boston cream doughnuts at BlackBird.
What’s the one place you think is overrated in Boston?
I feel that Faneuil Hall is just a little bit overrated. I mean it's a nice promenade surrounded by stores. It's okay. Althought in winter a picture next to the Christmas tree in Fanueil Hall is a must.
What’s the one place you think is underrated in Boston?
The Rose Kennedy Park and the Boston Harbor. The park has a lovely arch where you can take nice pictures also it has a nice view of the city especially at night. On weekends there is a beer truck/patio. It's right outside the Aquarium station (blue line)
What are the Boston spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?
Boston's skyline from either the North End or the Esplanade.
Tomorrow’s your last day in Boston. How do you spend it?
I'd definitely go to the Esplanade to take some pictures next to the Charles River especially at sunset. Summer time is the best because you can also kayak there for $20.
What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?
Hawaii - love the fun cool vibes of Honolulu and the crazy beautiful landscapes in Maui.