Wednesday, May 22, 2019

In My Happy Place (Happy Place Popup in Boston)

Now that it's getting warmer (though it is doing so very, very, VERY slowly), I can't wait to start taking more day trips and adventures with Cody and our friends. As you may recall from previous posts, we are always down to check out something funky with my girl, Jen, and her husband, Dave.

When I heard that Happy Place was coming to Boston this month, I immediately texted them to see if they'd want to check it out with me. If you've never heard of Happy Place, here's some more information on the fun pop up experience, according to their website.

Founded by Jared Paul and opened originally on November 20, 2017, this massive pop-up experience is filled with larger than life size installations, multi-sensory  immersive rooms, and dozens of moments curated to Capture Your Happy. 

Their mission statement declares: HAPPY PLACE was created because we BELIEVE that our world today can use a lot more happiness. To make this DREAM come true, we set out on a journey to create a special place where anyone who walks in is surrounded by all things HAPPY.

Sounded like a dream to me! And boy, WAS IT!

Happy Place is just that - a happy place! It was an blogger and Instagramer's DREAM. Every room was so photograph-able, so colorful, and so adorable. It was overwhelmingly happy and fun. The four of us had a blast moving through the exhibit, snapping photos in nearly every single corner.

After we booked our time slot, I started to think about what I'd wear. With the theme changing room to room, it was hard to decide what would be a good outfit to wear. I didn't want to pick something that would clash somehow so when I saw that Modern Millie's was having a big Mother's Day sale, I took a look to see if any of the items on my Love List were included. Lo and behold, this fun Pantone dress from Unique Vintage was and I snagged it for less than $60!

The rainbow of Pantone squares matched perfectly with the vibe of Happy Place. It is SO hard to pick what rooms were my favorite but I definitely had the most fun in the upside down room and the cookie room - they provided cookies upon entering and the room even smelled like freshly baked cookies!

Who Did it Best? Jen and I vs. Dave and Cody in front of the camera

All in all, we had a lot of fun and definitely left feeling happy! The best thing about this pop up? How they sell tickets. When you buy tickets, you not only select what day you wish to visit but you also select what time slot you wish to arrive for. This helps ensure you can enjoy the experience and that the exhibit doesn't get overly mobbed, which always takes away the fun from an interactive space.

While the exhibit was definitely busy and has clearly been a hit in Boston, we still managed to get photos where we wanted and had a lot of fun with it. Even though I feel like Jen and I dragged Cody and Dave along to be our photographers, they were good sports about it (as always) and don't worry, we made sure to feed them at The Friendly Toast, a kitschy restaurant nearby, where we snacked on sandwiches, frappes, and vegan macaroni and cheese.

It was yet ANOTHER fun day in the city with Jen and Dave in the books! I look forward to a summer full of day trips like these and you know I'll be taking you all along with me!