Friday, May 10, 2013
Spring has finally sprung in Boston! Our historic South End is filled with blooming flowers, fresh green leaves and sunshine that will put a smile on anyone's face. Many locals and visitors alike can be found wandering the cobblestone sidewalks, peering into small boutiques and one of kind art galleries. Wouldn't it be lovely to take your mother for a stroll in this gorgeous neighborhood?
After perusing the farmer's market and indie artist market at SOWA Sundays, head on over to the Back Bay with Mom for a day at the spa! All month long, Emerge and G2O will be celebrating the most amazing women in everyone's lives. At Emerge, guests who purchase gift cards for Mom for $150 or more will also receive a complimentary Trish McEvoy gift valued at over $75! It is up to you if you want to give this gift to Mom for extra spoiling, or keep it for yourself; we won't tell! At G2O, when you purchase any of their Top 3 gifts for Mom, you will receive a different complimentary gift with each one! The Clarisonic Skin Cleaning System comes with a complimentary MoroccanOil Shower Gel valued at $26. NuFace Trinity Facial Toning System comes with a Yonka SPF 40 High Protection Sun cream, valued at $62 and the Solano Blow Dryer now included a full size Kerastase Thermique, a $41 value!
Another unique option to show Mom how much you love her is to participate in the Celeste-a-Thon. Celeste Corcoran is a member of the Emerge family. She and her daughter were both seriously injured during the Boston Marathon bombings, resulting in Celeste losing both her legs below the knee. On Monday, May 13th, salons up and down Newbury Street will be offering special promotions, raffles and fundraisers to help these strong women in their time of need. At Emerge and G2O, haircuts and blowouts can be done for a donation of $50, a 30 minute manicure for $20 donation, a targeted massage for $50 donation, and many other services. More information can be found online including a list of participating salons in Boston.
With so many fun activities for you and Mom to enjoy, wouldn't it be nice to come back to a relaxing environment on a quiet street to rest with a glass of wine or cup of tea before a delicious dinner? Our bed and breakfast is that perfect urban oasis you have been dreaming of! Stroll to numerous outstanding restaurants and bars for the evening and enjoy the Boston skyline from our rooftop terrace before collapsing in bed. This Mother's Day should be one to remember.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Two weeks ago today, the Boston area police departments with the help of the FBI and other government agencies shut down our bustling metropolis to find the men who poked the wrong sleeping giant. While the city has slowly regained its flow and businesses on Boylston are back in business, celebrity chefs Ken Oringer and Ming Tsai have been plotting their own comeback. Boston Bites Back will be held on May 15th at the historic Fenway Park with over 100 chefs participating.
Boston favorites like Flour Bakery, Eastern Standard, Hungry Mother, Coppa and Summer Shack will all be represented by their finest culinary masters. Tiffany Faisson of Top Chef and Sweet Cheeks and Mario Batali will also be in attendance serving up delicious BBQ and classic Italian cuisine. General admission tickets will be sold for $200. This grants patrons to the Big Concourse to sample food from all the chefs along with beer, wine and soft drinks. Guests are invited to sit in the stands, enjoy all the amenities of the Budweiser deck and even walk out to the warming tracks! VIP tickets will be sold for $1000 and includes exclusive menus from Ming and Ken themselves as well as top shelf wine and liquor and a private party in the EMC Club. This event is for adults 21 and over only and tickets can be purchased online.
If you can't make it to Fenway Park on the 15th, maybe you can head over to the TD Garden on May 30th? The Boston Strong Benefit Concert will also attempt to raise money for the One Fund. Headliners such as Aerosmith, New Kids On The Block, Jason Aldene, James Taylor and comedians Dane cooks and Steven Wright will be joined by many others for one night of music magic. Tickets will go on sale Monday, May 6th on Ticketmaster and LiveNation. They are priced between $35-$285. To ensure that all money raised goes directly to the One Fund, only tickets purchased on the two sites mentioned will be allowed in. Ticket holders must have a valid form of government issued ID and the credit card used to purchase the ticket to gain entrance.
Nights like these are certainly ones to remember, and also ones to tire you out! Stay with us at our boutique bed and breakfast in the South End neighborhood and share all your stories and adventures with us over breakfast the next morning. That is, if you can wake up from the deep food and music induced comas!
Friday, April 5, 2013
|Stephanie's On Newbury|
|The Sea Grille at the Boston Harbor Hotel|
Friday, March 29, 2013
As the weather warms up and the flowers start to bloom, the South End and the rest of Boston seem to come alive with vibrancy and brilliance. Boutiques bring their merchandise outside, restaurants reopen their patios and the fresh spring air fills the many rooms with open windows. During this time, wouldn't it be great to healthy and enjoy the process? Join Emerge Day Spa for World Health Day!
Every April 7th, World Health Day celebrates the creation of the World Health Organization. Every year, the WHO chooses a different theme for World Health Day, and this year the theme is high blood pressure. The WHO recommends reducing salt intake, eating a balanced diet, and staying physically active. Try a juice blend from Mother Juice: a new food truck hitting the streets of Boston soon. They feature freshly made juices and vegetable blends and are vegan! Continue your pursuit of ultimate health at Emerge with 15% off select treatments for the entire month of April including Craniosacral Therapy. This treatment encourages the release of restrictions and imbalances in the body. It alleviates migraines. neck and back pain, stress, tension and more! You might also try the Emerge Signature Aromatherapy Facial. Since the skin is the largest organ of the body, be sure to take good care of it!
After sipping on delicious concoctions and relaxing the day away at the spa, pop in for a yoga class on your way back to our boutique bed and breakfast. Sadhana offers great walk in rates for restorative and relaxing yoga classes right in the heart of the South End on Worcester Street. Enjoy a warming cup of afternoon tea here with us and spend the evening simmering in our roof top hottub, the ultimate de-stressor!
Friday, March 15, 2013
It's that time of year again! Boston is going green for St. Patrick's Day! This weekend, bring out your inner Irishman and drink Guinness, eat corned beef and cabbage and dance along to bag pipes in the streets. In 1847, nearly 40,000 Irish immigrants moved to Boston to escape the Irish famine. Ever since, the Irish have had a strong presence in Boston's public works, first responders and the Boston culinary scene.
If you are looking for a great way to visit different bars and pubs in the city, try out Green Kegs and Hammered 3 day Pub Crawl. The event is going on all weekend and tickets can be purchased online. Visit bars like Royale Nightclub, Cure Lounge, Kitty O'Shae's and Clarke's to have a few brews with your friends and meet other St. Paddy's enthusiasts. If a pub crawl isn't your style, maybe a delicious Irish meal is the thing for you! The Black Rose in Faneuil Hall will be celebrating all weekend long with meal deals and live music! While at Quincy Market, stay for the day and hear free concerts and watch local Irish Step performances. And for those who like their music a little louder, the Dropkick Murphy’s will be performing this Sunday at the Boston House of Blues! It doesn't get any more Irish American than the Dropkick Murphy’s! Head to McGreevy's on Boylston Street after the show, they own the place!
It's hard to go a day in Boston without encountering a local who can trace his roots back to the Emerald Isle. For this reason, Boston comes alive on St. Patrick's Day and puts on the second largest St. Patrick's Day Parade in the country. Head to South Boston for the main event before coming back to your favorite bed and breakfast. Share your wild and crazy experiences with other guests over afternoon tea and cookies (or coffee and Tylenol!).
Friday, March 8, 2013
The South End neighborhood has always shown a sense of friendship and support for one another. It is common to find us shoveling together during winter months, raking leaves in the autumn and enjoying a delicious glass of lemonade or iced tea in the warmer months. Our boutique bed and breakfast is no different from our local neighbors and we always try to help where we can. Other businesses in the neighborhood are taking "help thy neighbor" to a whole new level: several restaurants and local chefs are partnering up with the Susan G. Komen Foundation to host Chefs for the Cure!
Foodies, survivors and supporters can join one another on Thursday, April 11 at 7 PM (6 PM for VIP's) at the Residences at the W Boston for an exciting tasting style event. Chefs from Gaslight Brasserie, Cinquecento, And Meyers and Chang will join others from Citizen Public House, 606 Congress, Taranta and more. Representatives from Johnson and Whales University will also be in attendance. Tickets are $125. This includes valet parking and one complimentary entry to the raffle. VIP tickets are $175 and include a bonus cooking demonstration with Jose Duarte at 6 PM. More information about the event as well as purchasing tickets can be found online.
After you have tasted food from some of the best chefs in the city, come back to the stylish South End for even more fun! Have a drink and listen to live music at the Beehive or open a bottle of wine on our roof deck and enjoy the view (and the hot tub)!
Monday, March 4, 2013
Our bed and breakfast located in Boston's South End has been designed with classic and modern components much like the neighborhood itself. The property is littered with antiques along side contemporary pieces of art and furniture to create a unique setting in which to relax and unwind. Another example of classic South End style is the SoWa Markets located on Harrison Avenue.
SoWa Sundays operate all year round, rain or shine with different themes for different seasons. In the winter, head on over for the Vintage Market. You will find old records, fashion, house wares and artwork from the last 100 years all compiled in a warehouse open rain or shine. Pick up some of your favorite LP's, an armoire from the 50's and photographs from the 70's. If vintage isn't your style, the SoWa Open Market might be for you. From May to October, the parking lot in front of the SoWa space turns into tent city! Local artists, students and food trucks all convene together outside to sell their passions and meet new people. Nosh on some of Clover's rosemary French fries while you peruse through the seemingly endless array of unique art and knick-knacks and finish the day off with a delicious frozen hoagie or nutella crepe from ParisCreperie.
The whole SoWa arts district is definitely worth visiting while in Boston. It is only a 10 minute walk from our door. You will absolutely find something that speaks to you and will have a story all its own to add to yours. After spending the day walking around and enjoying the gorgeous spring time weather, head back to your favorite boutique bed and breakfast for afternoon tea and a soak in our roof top hot tub!