One of the things we're excited to do with our blog is feature Envision clients in their new specs and talking about their perspective on Boston. We're into making connections, hearing about things people enjoy seeing and doing, and finding out where they love to grab a bite for brunch. Our clients are involved in the community in so many ways, it really inspires us get out and about, enjoying all the city has to give, and giving back some, too. First up, meet Amy Green!
Hometown: Nashville, Georgia & Clayton, Alabama
Work: Domestic relations attorney at Schmidt & Federico, P.C. in Boston.
How long have you lived in Boston and what brought you here?
I’ve been here for 7 years. I moved to Boston for an internship during college, stayed for law school and then ended up staying for work – I love it here.
What neighborhood do you live in?
I live in the South End. I love how convenient it is to the rest of the city and I enjoy the great restaurants there.
What’s your favorite?
It’s impossible for me to pick - there are too many that I like! My favorite recent meal was at Toro. Stephanie’s has the best Bloody Mary in town and is a great go-to for brunch.
Have you seen any good shows lately?
The Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker was great and is a wonderful way to celebrate the holidays! I enjoy the symphony and was able to see Yo-Yo Ma perform there this fall. The MFA is also great; they have a new Impressionism exhibit opening in February, which I’m really looking forward to.
When someone from out of town visits, where do you take them for a perfect Boston experience?
Boston has the best sports teams, so games are always popular with out-of-town guests. If the weather is nice, lunch on Newbury is great, too.
Are you headed to the snowy mountains this winter, or maybe somewhere to escape the chill?
As a Southerner, I am not adept at any winter sports! I do have a trip to London and Paris planned in March, though. I find that a vacation in February or March is necessary to get me through the Boston winters.
Do you volunteer or do any pro bono work?
I am a member of the Boston Bar Association and serve on their Family Law Continuing Education Sub-Committee. It’s a great opportunity to work with colleagues and to present continuing education events to other practitioners. I volunteer with the Lawyer for the Day and Attorneys Representing Children programs – both are pro bono organizations in the Probate and Family Courts and both allow me to work with parties who otherwise would not have access to an attorney. The cases in which I represent children are particularly rewarding. I’m also a member of the Junior League of Boston, a women’s educational and charitable organization.
And in your free time?
I enjoy working out and just started working with a tutor to learn French. I'd love to speak several languages one day.
What frames did you choose at Envision?
David Yurman, the Albion in black.
How would you describe your personal eyewear style?
Typically more conservative, but Stephen and Eric at Envision were wonderful about suggesting styles I might not have considered on my own.