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The Public Garden: Enjoying the Last Few Outdoor Days at a Boston Landmark

Posted by Caroline Fong  September 20, 2013 10:30 AM

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The sway of tulips. The George Washington statue. Swan boats in the lagoon. The Boston Public Garden.

For the past week, the cooler weather has been deftly making itself home again in Boston. While we welcome the cooler breezes and often equally sunny days, we’ll have to stop dressing in denial soon. But before those outdoor days totally go, we should make the most of them in Boston.

Established in 1837, the Public Garden sits adjacent to the Common. It’s the perfect spot for taking in nature right in the city. There, you’ll find a lake, various statues and fountains, a great number of formal flower beds, and an assortment of trees. For as long as it’s been open, the park’s been a popular place for lovers. A leisurely stroll through the grounds will likely find you a wedding party waiting to be photographed with the blushing bride and groom.

The Public Garden is a place to stroll, to see, and to be seen. It offers its visitors a bit of history, natural beauty, and art. So the next time you stroll through the Public Garden, dress to impress -- and enhance the beauty around you.

1. Weberline Couture Multi-wear Headscarves; $29.95

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Just like the glamorous stars of old Hollywood films, wear a stylish headscarf, but with the fit and functionality of a headband. This is thanks to the ingenious elastic loop that keeps it securely in place. Breeze through the garden in your favorite dress and a Weberline Couture headscarf in the retro-cool print of your choice.

2. Happy Scarf; $24

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Just in time for this fall’s repeating pattern fashion trend, these whimsical scarves celebrate contemporary Asian textile design. If a headscarf isn’t your cup of tea, then a lovely scarf will certainly complete your outfit just as well, while you sit among the weeping willows.

3. Eyebobs Fizz Ed Sunreader; $75

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Forego the boring prescription readers and sunglasses for a pair of eyebobs. These sunreaders are stylish, feature bifocal reading lenses, and offer 100% UV protection. Each pair is handmade with Italian plastics. There’ll be no reason not to bring along your favorite novel as you lounge by the water’s edge, watching the paddling ducks.

4. Nuu-Muu Exercise Dress; $70

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If you’re tempted to make use of the nearby tennis courts on the Common, but don’t want to pack an extra set of clothes, you’re in luck. The Nuu-Muu exercise dress allows you to move from one activity to the next. It’s fashionable yet functional with a great cut, allowing a range of motion.

Where is your favorite spot in Boston? Share in the comments.

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Caroline Fong
Caroline hails from a tiny tropical island originally, but calls Boston home. A curious bird, she spent a spring trekking all over Ireland, has been an Air Force Junior ROTC cadet, and worked at Disney World as a merchandising intern. With a love for all things interesting, she found herself at The Grommet, where she gets to eat, sleep, and breathe innovative undiscovered products. Say hello to her on Twitter.