I love staying in JP with Joe and Katie -- its my home away from home. I think it's partly because we have known each other forever and partly because their nature is to make guests feel comfortable. I am so lucky that I don't have to stay (and/or pay for) in hotels for the majority of my traveling. Even if I'm only in town for a brief period, there is a certain intimacy that happens when you wake up with friends and make coffee - I know I will always have a compelling conversation, whether it lasts 15 minutes or two hours. And as Joe pointed out, in search of my real friends across the globe, my real friends don't get to see me as much. Their place is also warm and inviting, they have an incredible art collection, and they always feed me really well (waffles for breakfast!). And I even enjoyed the girls woke me up very very first thing in the morning by somewhat coyly jumping on my bed.
Trina's Starlite Lounge in Somerville (where you could find me later on in the evening with a few more fb friends), not only do you get the best drink and service you've ever had in a very cool atmosphere- you also get to meet super interesting people, like Wil. He works as a family therapist doing in home support with at risk kids and families and also is a hip hop guru....so I heard some amazing music while I was there.
Brian Zink's gorgeous condo. Although we figured out we have known each other for at least 10 years, probably more (Brian and I knew each other's work before we actually met) - and it was tuff figuring who we actually met through, most likely Joe, it was my first time at their place. I see them almost every time I come to Boston at openings or parties, but it was a real treat to see their place and their fabulous art collection. AND, they were the landmarks in my spreadsheet, I officially hit photographing #100 + #101 of my facebook friends!