As my first week at BEAM rolls along, I’m already feeling right at home. Everyone here has been absolutely amazing to me and I’m thrilled about the projects I’ll be working on in my time here. I also have to say that I am very impressed with the BEAM office. It’s open, modern and industrial, and features an absolutely incredible street view courtesy of the giant wall-to-wall window near the production department. All in all, it’s a great space filled with great people making great creative. I don’t think you could ask for anything more.
On Monday, I grabbed a bite to eat with a few members of the creative team and they introduced me to one of their favorite places, Falafel King. I’m a big fan of shawarma, so it didn’t take much convincing to get me on board. Once we returned with our (delicious) meal, the conversation floated to the ins and outs of the Falafel kingdom and to questions of who the proper heir to the throne may be. I hope I get to enjoy more experiences like that in the coming weeks. You just can't beat good food and good company.
Everyday this week, I've been catching an early train into work so I can explore the area known as Downtown Crossing. It’s full of shops, restaurants and historic landmarks, which seems to be the trend of most neighborhoods in Boston. To me, Boston feels like a big city without the overwhelming big city feel. It’s an almost perfect blend of smaller colonial buildings and modern skyscrapers. If you’re looking for big city ideals and a small city feel, this might very well be the place for you. Oh, but you also have to be OK with bitter cold every now and then. I mean, I'm a fan of this city, but I don't think I could handle these temperatures for an entire season. I always thought Cleveland was bad, but Boston may just edge out the win this time.
Quick unrelated side note: I just discovered Swackett. It’s a clean and beautiful weather app that also shows you what to wear for the day. If you have a mac, I highly recommend picking it up. It’s becoming quite handy on my travels.