Remember when our fair city was buried in 10 feet of snow? Me either because right now I’m busy soaking up all that Summer
Somerville has to offer. Today I’m celebrating the things I’m currently loving in Somerville and invite you to share whatever you can’t get enough of in the comments.
I still remember the first time I walked on the Community Path nearly eight years ago when I went to look at an apartment that I soon rented (and met two of my best friends through) on Princeton Street. I celebrated finding such a sweet place with Kickass Cupcakes (RIP) and my love affair with Somerville has only grown since then. I’ve since lived in many apartments across the city and now own a home in the Magoun Square area. So I was quite pleased when the same Community Path that helped me fall in love with Somerville got extended farther into my current neighborhood. You’ll often find me walking there on warm summer mornings with iced coffee in my Cuppow.
I’ve been doing yoga since college, but it wasn’t until I began practicing in Somerville that I felt like I really got it, if you know what I mean. Even though Somerville isn’t that large, land-area-wise, we have several incredible yoga studios that offer a plethora of different styles and classes for all abilities and experience levels. This summer, you can even take your practice outside a few times a week (like with Some.Yoga.Studio, pictured above courtesy of the studio’s Instagram account). Use our guide to Somerville’s yoga studios to find when and where to take a class.
If one thing’s for sure, it’s that ‘Villens like to eat. While the city is home to dozens of terrific restaurants, we were sorely lacking in opportunities to eat at food trucks, even though some of them are based here. That’s changed this summer with the introduction of Somerville StrEATs. You can now grab dinner, dessert and beer from Bon Me, Papi’s Stuffed Sopapillas, Rami’s Food Truck, Teri-Yummy and Frozen Hoagies on Tuesday nights in Powder House Square. Bring a blanket and make an evening of it by having a picnic in Nathan Tufts Park.
Summer Produce from the Farmers Market
I shop at Somerville’s farmers markets all year, but summer is when they really shine. Right now, we can’t get enough of local peaches, corn, tomatoes, greens, berries, squash, bok choy, broccoli, cucumbers, well, you get the idea. Combine that with fresh-caught fish, some locally baked bread, handmade cheese and a seasonal fruit pie and you’ve got the makings of a meal you’ll never forget. Check out our guide to the city’s markets to find out where and when to shop.
The crowd at the July Creative Somerville Series at Aeronaut Brewing.
All of You
I really didn’t know what to expect after my big announcement a few weeks ago, but I needn’t have worried. The outpouring of support I received via comments, social media and emails truly touched my heart. I’ve known Somerville to be a warm, welcoming community for a long time but even I was blown away by the kindness you showed me. Thank you so much for your support now and for the last three years. I may not be posting here as much as before, but Somerville still has my heart and it’s because of all of you.
What are your favorite Somerville things right now?