Friday, December 17, 2010

Boston Wine and Cheese favorite!

Here is a great idea while on your visit to Boston's South End. A local favorite is the Formaggio Kitchen. We simply cannot go more than a day or two before popping in to see what fresh and yummy treats they have. Everything is special, from the cheese to the wines to the friendly staff. They have a South End location at 268 Shamut Ave... just a quick walk from our bed and breakfast. Edible souveniers make great gifts & the Formaggio has great sandwiches & bakery items as well! Consider picking up lunch here & eating it in a nearby park!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Top 10 Christmas Destinations According to CNN Boston Bed & Breakfast

Hong Kong, Belarus, Salzburg, Sydney, London, New York City, Nuremburg, Iceland, Puerto Rico and... Boston? What do these 10 disparate destinations have in common? They score high on Christmas cheer & yuletide greetings according to a recent CNN report Top 10 Christmas Destinations.

A few of these destinations score big for the sunny & very unChristmas like weather. Others made the list for their ancient Christmas markets. Boston made the list for?

Anyone who has been to Boston during the festive season, knows the Christmas charm is overflowing. Being the epicenter of New England, Boston represents the New England Christmas traditions well. It is common to have a white Christmas here, so snow duster brick & cobblestone streets are welcomed sight during the season. The quaint residential neighborhoods in downtown Boston are decorated with live evergreen, wreaths & adornments. The glimpse of holiday lights in the neighborhood windows is an added touch of holiday spirit. It is the perfect time for travel to Boston.

In Boston you can trade in the typical holiday turkey for a fresh local lobster dinner. With a list of activities to keep you busy, there are no shortage of things to do in Boston. It is a fantastic choice for the holidays. Enjoy Boston Ballet's Nutcracker, Ice Skating on the Frog Pond & Christmas shopping on Newbury Street. Do not miss the scene of candlelit carols at Trinity Church in Copley Square.  If you love things festive & bright consider staying at bed and breakfast where you will instantly soak up the holiday charm. Clarendon Square Inn definitely will dazzle you with a display of glitter regalia & twinkling lights. Our signature holiday tradition, is our city sized cranberry bog in our front pond. Nothing better represents Christmas in New England or holiday traditions like a stay at Clarendon Square Bed and Breakfast. By this time of year, most people have already planned their Christmas holiday, but consider a relaxing escape during the month of December. A night or two in Boston is the perfect time to soak up the festive Christmas charm while relaxing and enjoying this time of year.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Top 5 Christmas Holiday Gift Ideas Tips from Boston Bed and Breakfast

Keep these 5 tips in mind when shopping for the perfect gift.

For shoppers with a modernista on their list than stop by Lekker for fabulous finds for the home & kitchen. Lekker specializes in a sleek aesthetic, but that does not mean you will have trouble using anything from their inventory. Bars sets, stemware and decanters make fantastic gifts anytime of year, but are reportedly apropos for the season. Highlighting our first tip - give a gift that is fun & useful for the busy season ahead. Items for the bar are certainly useful & come in handy during the coming weeks of extra entertaining. Plus items like these are not too practical to leave the recipient underwhelmed.

Food is always a great gift for the right person that is. It is comforting. If there is a foodie on your list & your budget is being consumed rapidly consider restaurant gift cards & a corresponding cookbook. Pair a gift certificate to Flour or The Butcher Shop with copies of Barbara Lynch's Stir & Joanne Chang's Flour cook book. If you sneak a peek you may find a few recipes to try at your next holiday gathering. Also, because the chef authors are local snagging a signed copy is certainly achievable. This little detail can add a great personal touch.
Give an experience. This idea is just beginning to catch on but it makes total sense. Many studies suggest those that people who spend their money or experiences verse material goods are happier. Imagine. An international trip may not be budget friendly at this time of year, but let's weigh the options. Plan a luxurious but affordable Boston staycation for a predetermined time in the middle of the winter. The perfect way to do this is to book a midweek escape at Clarendon Square. Midweek is the best time to redeem gifts like this because prices are generally a little less expensive & you have the benefit of doing something unexpected. If you do a staycation on the weekend you may just fall into the normal routine. By breaking the routine you will be able to enjoy your experience. A couple nights of hot tubing on our roof and a few dinners in the South End will have you experiencing the fabulous life. Who would not love that!  If your budget is a little friendly than most consider a last minute trip for after Christmas. Travelzoo.com offers a variety of last minute deals, getaways and escapes.


The obvious route usually (always) pays off... If your budget can handle it and you really want a show stopper go with this holiday season's most talked about requested gift. The iPad. We love this phenomenon. With so many uses you may need to buy two, and keep one for yourself. Everything from email, web browsing, iBooks, facebook, games, apps, movies and more.

Pampering should never be over looked when considered a special gift. Remember not everyone is comfortable with massages, and people that do treat themselves to the ritual facial may not want to try a new aesthetician. While massages and facials are great gift ideas, they do not always work out according to plan. Consider give luxurious products for the face & body. We love the line at Fresh. A company founded here in the South End, Fresh uses natural ingredients to promote the namesake of its brand. With hundreds of great products to enjoy it may be hard to pick so consider buying a selection. Use these products to create a beauty stocking or present a beautifully wrapped gift basket with a group of products. However you make it happen, be sure to include Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment, Sugar Lip Polish & Brown Sugar Body Polish -- three of Fresh's most fabulous products.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Boston Holiday Shopping has Boston Bed & Breakfast in the Christmas Spirit

Clarendon Square Inn thinks it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas (other winter holidays included!) No we are not talking about the fact that we nearly have all of our holiday decorations sprinkled around our downtown back bay hotel. We are talking about the all the shopping bags & parcels we are seeing indicating that the holidays are much closer than we realize. If you were like many who avoided the annual holiday chaos known as Black Friday, Boston's South End has a treat for you.

On December 8th 2010 from 4 -8pm, several of the South End's finest shops are offering 20% off of fabulous gifts for friends, family, loved ones & even yourself. The list of participating shops & restaurants stretches from our Joanne Chang favorite, Myers + Chang to the never disappointing Metropolis. View the complete list of South End Shops & Restaurants participating in Holiday night out.
Coming from out of town to do a little shopping? Make your night a total experience. A little shopping for your friends & family means some much deserved rest & relaxation. Stay at our beautiful Boston bed and breakfast and have a nice to recover. Give yourself the gift on a peaceful, comfortable night sleep in a luxurious beds. A night with us will have you ready to tackle your holiday to do list. We are conveniently located in the South End a short walk from all the shops you will be hitting. An added bonus is our close proximity to Newbury Street, Copley Place & the Prudential Center. After shopping, take advantage on one of the special menus on the southenders list. And if you have it in you, at the end of the night, find your way to the tip top of the our house. You may not find an overweight man in red velvet with white fur tirm trying to slide down our chimney, but how about one better.  A roof top hot tub with a view that stretches acorss the South End with a beautiful view of the Back Bay & Downtown Skylines. Forget the holiday lights because Boston's skyline will dazzle you. If you do not believe us, we have the photos to prove it!
 
Do not put off the holiday shopping for much longer. The big day will be here before you know it! If you do not take us up on the offer for a last minute getaway at our boutique hotel boston than no worries. We will be here all season, so there is plenty of time to sneak in a pre holiday escape or perhaps a post holiday recovery. Whatever your reason may be remember to keep the holiday cheer shining all year long.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Top Holiday Theatre in Boston by Bed and Breakfast

Boston Bed and Breakfast, Clarendon Square Inn is excited to recommend the following theater and performing arts shows in Boston. The holidays & winter is a great time to forget the chilly Boston weather and warm up with some of the worlds best entertainment. Clarendon Square Bed and Breakfast located in downtown Boston in the South End, only a short walk from all Boston's theatres. 

Boston Ballet's The Nutcracker is a must-see holiday event for the whole family! Join Clara on her magical journey through an enchanted winter wonderland to a palace of sugary confections. Las year Boston Ballet had a sell out Boston Opera House November 26th - December 31st  





Radio City Christmas Spectacular Direct from New York, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the world-famous Rockettes, makes a triumphant return to The Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre!  In addition the Rockette showstopper, “Twelve Days of Christmas,” this magical production features such legendary favorites “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers” and the awe-inspiring “Living Nativity.” Experience the magic of Christmas, this year in Boston. December 3 - 29th  Wang Theatre Citi Center 

Tickets for Radio City Music Hall Boston Christmas Spectacular at the Wang Theatre

Jersey Boys
This is the story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide – all before they were 30! December 16 - January 30 Boston Colonial Theatre  







Mary Poppins
Featuring the irresistible story and unforgettable songs from one of the most popular Disney films of all time, plus brand-new breathtaking dance numbers and spectacular stage-craft, MARY POPPINS is everything you could ever want in a hit Broadway show! February 17 - March 21 at the Boston Opera 







Monday, November 15, 2010

Boston Boutique Hotel adds Style & Sophistication to Traditional Thanksgiving Classic Recipes

Turkey day is upon us. Boston is no stranger to this day of thanks, which originated on the shores of Massachusetts near Plymouth "rock." For many tourists travel in New England means the same predictable dinner. Clarendon Square Boston Bed & Breakfast has a few ideas have to freshen up your Thanksgiving Tradition. We took some help from our friend Martha Stewart to brighten up the classics with some sophisticated fare.

We are not canceling the Turkey, so stay with us here. Consider these fun recipes to accent your Turkey dinner on Thanksgiving & you might find these new dishes are the true stars of the show.

For a new twist on Stuffing try Martha's Brioche Oyster Stuffing that gives a wink and a nod to Massachusetts beloved Oysters. It is always a good thing to consider local & seasonal ingredients. Oysters not your thing? Our tip is to substitute the Oysters for Oyster Mushrooms & the Cream for Vegetable Broth. Vegetarian friendly sides are always a great idea on creating a versatile and appealing menu when cooking for a crowd.

Pumpkin pie seems to compete with the Turkey in almost every Boston thanksgiving we have seen. However, once you wrap your mouth around this bite, the scales may tip in favor of this pumpkiny treat. Updating a classic Thanksgiving icon like Pumpkin Pie does come with its risks, but nothing ventured is nothing gained. Try this delicious Pumpkin Flan in Tart shell for a Pumpkin Pie Recipe Alternative.




Pan gravies are a delicious addition to the Turkey & Mashed Potatoes. If you are a diner seeking options then a second gravy offering could be the perfect way to mix up your thanksgiving table. We love this Vegetarian Mushroom Medley Gravy from Martha. It can be enjoyed by all diners despite any dietary restrictions. A versatile gravy is a good thing. If you are a mushroom lover combine some portobellos, crimis, shitakes & marsala with a few extra ingredients & steps and you will have a fabulous condiment in no time.



 
Cooking not your thing? Hosting sounds horrible? Take the Thanksgiving weekend as an extra excuse for some rest & recovery. Clarendon Square Inn is the best bed and breakfast in Boston. Your host there will help you start the holiday season feeling refreshed & energized, perfect for the busy month or so ahead. Clarendon Square Boston bed and breakfast is located in downtown Boston hotel in the heart of the South End. That means plenty of fabulous restaurants nearby and no cooking required. Sometimes it is okay to give tradition a rest. Another great aspect of seeking out this urban oasis is Black Friday in Boston. A relaxing night sleep in Boston the night before the biggest shopping day of the year will give you an advantage when it comes to scoring the absolute best in holiday gifts. This Boston boutique hotel is located just steps away from Newbury Street, Copley Place, the Prudential Center & South Bay. Now that is a lot of shopping.

So whichever way you slice the Thanksgiving Pie, there are plenty of options for something new or exciting this year.

Clarendon Square Inn - a B&B in Boston MA

Friday, November 5, 2010

Boston Bed and Breakfast celebrates the Boston International

Section of Rembrandt's Rape of Europa
As we progress through Autumn, one of the highlights of the year returns to the South End. Our Boston bed and breakfast is proud to say The Boston International Fine Art Show (BIFAS) is the only show of its kind in New England. Galleries from the US, Canada & Europe offer in excess of 3,000 original works contemporary and traditional fine art.

The weekend kicks of with a Gala Thursday night followed by the "New Collector's Night" on 
Friday evening November 19 is "New Collectors' Night", and guest lectures take place throughout the weekend.

If you are an art enthusiast, you do not have to travel far for this. The Boston International Fine Art Show is happening in the heart of the South End in downtown Boston at the Cyclorama and Boston Center for the Arts. This beautiful and historical neighborhood is the perfect setting for BIFAS. With world class dining only steps in any direction, you will love the variety of restaurants before & after the show. If you are planning to make a weekend out of BIFAS we have the perfect place to stay.

Forget the Back Bay Hotel and stay at a boston bed and breakfast. The Clarendon Square offers luxury accomodations in downtown Boston. We are the closets hotel to the cyclorama and the Boston International Fine Art Show. The Clarendon Square has a beautiful collection of original art itself, and always welcomes other art lovers. All of our rooms include queen sized beds, private bathrooms, designer fabrics in addition to art. Breakfast and internet are included as well.

Enjoy the neighborhood that hosts and promotes the arts!

Clarendon Square Inn - a B&B in Boston MA

Thursday, November 4, 2010

We love Meyers and Chang!

From Oyster Oblivion on Sundays to Cheap Date Mondays & Tuesday we just love the food and fun of our very own South End Meyers and Chang. Come visit us for a wonderful Boston weekend! Stay at our luxury bed and breakfast and walk over for a delicious and fun meal with Joanne Changs special touch on Chinese, Taiwanese, Thai and Vietnamese delights.
Location:
1145 Washington St (South End)
Boston MA 02118
ph: 617.542.5200

Thursday, October 28, 2010

SOWA last market and trick or treat!


This is the last SOWA market of the season. If you are in Boston or planning to come and stay at our South End bed and breakfast be sure to check out the fun! Dont forget to Trick or Treat at Clarendon Square on Sunday!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

A swig of fig - Liquid

A swig of fig - Liquid

An interesting article that mentions one of our favorite North End restaurants, Prezza. We plan to go and try the Black Fig Martini! How about a Boston vacation at our luxury bed and breakfast in the South End and dining in the North End? Fall is here and it is the perfect time for a Massachusetts vacation.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Back to School - Boston Hosts Would MBA Tour Near Boston Boutique Hotel and Universty

Like Boston bed and breakfast otherwise know as a boston boutique hotel, New England, Boston especially is teeming with universities and colleges. Historically there is something about Boston and New England that has created a large presence for both. Could it be Boston's European connections? Europe like Boston has a tradition of small inns, guesthouses, bed and breakfast and boutique hotels. Though for an urban area, our city may have more inns and bed and breakfast than most, yet Clarendon Square Bed and Breakfast shines among the others.

It is this same idea that comes to mind when we heard of the   Boston World MBA Tour coming to boston in a couple weeks at the Hynes Convention Center. The objective of the World MBA Tour is to allow prospective students the opportunity to meet envoys from the top rated business schools in the world. Having a stop in Boston seems a little like bringing sand to the beach. Many of Boston's universities offer highly ranked MBA degrees like Harvard University and Boston University. Despite Boston's highly regarded educational offering there are still other graduate degree programs that Boston students may be interested in reviewing.

If you are planning to visit a school, university or college in New Englad or Boston, Massachusetts consider all the things to do in Boston. If you turn you educational tour into a Boston vacation you will find it both rewarding and fun. Especially, if you plan to attend a graduate program in Boston, you will want to have a thorough feel for the city. Boston has so many restaurants, shops and galleries. And, if you are a student in Boston, you will not feel alone. Bed and breakfasts are an ideal choice for Boston hotel accomodations. B&B in Boston can aid in your exploration of a city or university. The innkeepers and managers at these B&Bs typically have extensive knowledge of the area. If you look hard enough you will find that some bed and breakfasts in Boston, like Clarendon Square, had the most luxury hotel rooms to offer. At Clarendon Square Inn you are so close to all the colleges and universities in Boston. From Clarendon Square you can easily reach Boston University, Northeastern, Suffolk, Emerson, Wentworth, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, MIT, Harvard and Boston College. Visiting parents always opt to stay in a Boston B&B over a hotel especially because we are so close to the campuses, consider you stay at one next time you travel to Boston.
Clarendon Square Inn - a B&B in Boston MA

Monday, October 11, 2010

South End Historical Society House Tour comes to Boston Boutique Hotel

When you think of Historical, Boston is definitely a city that comes to mind. There are so many things to do in Boston and plenty of cultural activities to keep you entertained during your vacation in New England. part of the Historic charm of Boston is thanks to the City & nonprofit groups like the South End Historical Society. The South End Historical Society sole mission is to uphold & preserve the integrity of Boston's most Victorian neighborhood, the South End. The South End, where Clarendon Square Boston Bed and Breakfast resides, is a special neighborhood and landmark district for having the largest collection of Victorian bow front homes in the United States. Today, the South End is actually the largest landmark district in the Country spanning more than 500 acres.


If you can imagine 500 acres is plenty of history to manage. To help support the efforts the South End Historical Society please purchase a ticket for the South End House Tour  on Saturday, October 16 2010 from 10am - 5pm. For more information on the House Visit the South End Historical Society General tickets start at just $20 an you will have the opportunity to see some of the most beautiful homes in America. Our boston boutique hotel is among the participating homes, so come take a peak at the best hotel in Boston. Our Boston bed and breakfast is so lucky to be among such beautiful homes.

So if you are looking for things to do in Boston this weekend or are lucky enough to be a tourist in Boston, you should definitely experience this tour. Clarendon Square Inn - a B&B in Boston MA

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Spa week Boston

October 11-17th is Spa Week in Boston. What a great excuse to come and stay at our luxury bed and breakfast. Relax and enjoy our fabulous Luxury Suite complete with a spa like soaking tub.
 

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Fall Fashion

We love shopping in Boston! Stop by Uniform, a men's store for contemporary lifestyle clothing, skincare and accessories located in Boston's South End. Our luxury bed and breakfast is just around the corner. The South End has so much to offer, learn more here:
http://www.clarendonsquare.com/boston-shopping-guide.html

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Enjoy the view!

One of the best things about our Boston bed and breakfast is the view from the top! Enjoy the warm September days and take in our amazing city from the roof deck. The hot tub is just the thing after a long day of shopping and touring the city.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

September in Boston

Planning to travel to Boston this weekend? Saturday stop over to the South Boston street festival which celebrates local restaurants, artists and vendors. Sunday we have our beloved SOWA open market in the South End.  Our luxury bed and breakfast is sure to be the perfect home away from home while on vacation in Boston. Nothing compares to September in the city.




Thursday, September 9, 2010

Things to do in Boston

Planning a great Boston getaway weekend? Come stay at our luxury bed and breakfast. Our favorite spots to eat are right in our very own South End. Looking to explore the city and enjoy shopping in Boston? Our great location makes shopping and other exciting things to do in Boston simple and fun.
May we suggest a visit to the North End. Dine at one of the many wonderful restaurants or stop by Shake The Tree, one of our favorite boutiques for their upcoming party on 9/16.

JEWELRY, CUPCAKES & COCKTAILS PARTY!



Thursday, 9/16 from 7-9pm
*Pieces of a Girl Jewelry!
*Amazing cupcakes from Lulu's
*White Sangria Cocktails!
*Massages from Sara Phelps!

SHAKE THE TREE
67 Salem Street
North End 617 742 0484

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Boston bed and breakfast enjoys concerts and other things to do in Boston

When you stay at a Boston bed and breakfast you become an immediate insider on our city. Boston is always offering the best things to do in New England, Massachusetts. We feel one of the best parts of warm weather is the chance to enjoy outdoor concerts in Boston.
Friday August 27th  The Bank of America Pavilion hosts Donna Summer   and Jackson Browne Saturday August 28th. Friday night the ICA Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston has a viewing of  the award winning "Rise Up" for any reggae fans travel to Boston or travel in New England. Clarendon Square Inn is a Boston bed and breakfast in the heart of the city and close proximity to both events. Come stay at our luxury downtown B&B, enjoy the music and the last bit of summer in the city!

If Music is not your thing than check out some of the other fantastic arts events in Boston. In the performing arts category something Wicked this way comes with ,Wicked, the back story about the Wicked Witch of the West. Showing at the Boston Opera House, Wicked starts today for 56 times. The Boston Opera House and Theatre District are only a short walk from the Clarendon Square bed and breakfast in downtown Boston.

Your Boston vacation is not complete unless you spend a few evenings at Clarendon Square. The South End is the best location for a hotel or bed and breakfast in Boston. Next time you plan a night away consider a Boston vacation or staycation at a bed and breakfast

Monday, August 30, 2010

Boston Bed and Breakfast reports travel to Boston & find the best things to do before the summer is over

Summer is winding down in Boston, here are a few ideas to extend your the sunny days & warm nights in Boston, Massachusetts. Bed and breakfasts are a great getaway and provide a relaxing atmosphere to make the most of your final days of summer. Selecting the right bed and breakfast is key to prolonging your summer. Staying in downtown Boston bed and breakfast is the best idea for your vacation.

SOWA Open Market - Open each Sunday, but at this time of year there are only a few more weeks left! Over 110 vendors selling unique art, indie designer wares, handmade crafts and much more! Each week expect to see an ever changing groups of artists. The South End location for the market offers visitors the opportunity to strut the streets of the hip side of town. Meet the artists, vendors and farmers behind all the hard work. Each week you can find something new & unique. If there market is not enough for you check out a sundry of galleries in the South End, all a short walk from this Boston bed and breakfast B&B.

South End Brunch  - We cannot recommend the restaurants of the South End enough, especially, because they are only steps away from Boston boutique hotel. We like to suggest Union Bar & Grille. The sophisticated dining area features black leather banquets & booths that are stylish & comfortable. The menu cannot be beat especially. Saturdays & (early) Sunday take advantage of the $9.95 Prix Fixe menu featuring coffee or tea, juice, a sweet & a choice of entree. For more information on South End Restaurants in Boston.

The 9th Annual  Boston Tattoo Convention  - An alternative way to experience true artist at work, over Labor Day Weekend, September 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th 2010, The convention is taking place at Boston Back Bay Sheraton Hotel but that doesn't mean you cannot stay somewhere nearby & stylish! 4 Day Pass $45.00 Single Day Pass $20.00 V.I.P. Pass $55.00

However you decide to spend the final days of Summer in Boston we know you will make it fun & memorable. Downtown Boston is always full of things to do and this time of year is no exception. Clarendon Square Bed and Breakfast is the perfect location to consider your home base for all of these activities. The South End location is central and beautiful. For more information on Clarendon Square reservations or activities in Boston contact the Inn directly, the hosts are very knowledgeable.

Clarendon Square Inn - a B&B in Boston MA

Monday, August 23, 2010

Boston North End Festivals 2010

Clarendon Square Inn - a B&B in Boston MA

As the end of the popular summer Boston vacation season draws near we at Clarendon Square would like to highlight some fun activities.  The freedom trail as well as the Boston duck tours are a great introduction to Boston culture as are the Boston North End Italian Festivals which honor various figures important to the italian community.  These North End feasts have been going taking place since the early 1900s when immigrants first came over from Italy.  They are a fun way to bring residents and visitors together.   



Aug. 27-29th is the annual St. Anthony's Feast Boston which is nicknamed the "feast of all feasts" by National Geographic Magazine.  This feast offers parades, live entertainment and of course an abundance of great Italian and American food.  This festival is great fun for locals as well as those in town for a boston getaway weekend




Here at Boston's Boutique B & B we welcome guests into our stylishBoston bed and breakfast.  We appreciate when other areas of the city offer simularly unique experiences for our guests. Boston offers many attractions and tours that give visitors a glimpse into the life of boston locals but the North end Festivals are a great way to get involved and feel a part of the community!  

Monday, July 26, 2010

Boston South End Artists celebrate First Fridays

Clarendon Square Inn - a B&B in Boston MA

Clarendon Square in proud to support local boston artists.  When on a romatic getaway at boston's b&b we recommend visiting the south end artists in their studios.  The first friday of each month month artist are pleasted to welcome neighbors to their studios. This is a great opportunity to learn about the various mediums artists are using today.  First fridays is also a time to meet new people, socialize with neighbors and support the south end community.

Charles Tersolo is a notable member of the South End artist community at 450 Harrision avenue.  His work is also featured in Clarendon Square.  Charles gives a wonderful perspective of the boston's cityscape and landscape through his use of oil paints.  He is exparienced at painting in outdoor elements in order to capture the true architecture of the city. His work can be found in many of the public rooms at boston boutique b&b.  Charles has travled all over the world painting and also does portraits and accepts commisioned work. 



Isabelle Abramson is a self taught artist in boston's south end community.  She uses gold, silver, platium, and porcielin to make bowls and vases that emphasis positive and negative space. We at Clarendon Square share Isabelle's aesthetic and balance of form and function.


Here at boston's boutique b&b we believe luxury and elegance is ehanced by the work of fine artists.  We are lucky to be located in boston south end where we are happy to support the community and local artist.   

Thursday, July 22, 2010

luxury boston bed and breakfast let's "you snooze in style" alternative to boston boutique hotel

Recently the Travel Channel featured Clarendon Square Boston Bed and Breakfast in a review of Luxurious bed and breakfast in Massachusetts and the US. Travel Channel examined several b&b s as alternatives to boutique hotels like you would find if you were looking for a back bay hotel in Boston. The criteria for this article included elegant style, gourmet food & impeccable service & at Clarendon Square you can be assured be will not skimp on any of the above.
 
Elegant Style is seen throughout the boston bed and breakfast. Many of the decor, furnishings & homes accents come from around the world, but that does not mean you will not find a select items from our locale. With so many fabulous shops in Boston you may be able to pick up a few elegant things to bring home from your Boston vacation. Boston shopping is one of our favorites things to do in Boston, especially in the South End. We have created a custom shopping guide to make it that much easier for you to access some fabulous items. Our favorites include Lekker which offers modern home accents that are sleek, stylish & sophisticated.

Gourmet food comes in the form of breakfast, well at our boston boutique hotel anyway. Expect delicious treats, both healthy & others that are worth an occasional splurge. Nutella is the perfect companion for almost any of our fresh breads, toasts or croissants. After breakfast you are in good hands with the South End restaurant scene. Fabulous restaurants offer fine dining, gourmet foods & unexpected bites. With 50+ restaurants in the South End of Boston alone, you will find cuisine from all around the world. Check out these favorites for tasty Boston Italian, stylish South End sushi & the cutest restaurant in Boston.

No need to ring the bell at the front desk, because at Clarendon Square your hosts are experts at what you expect, and if there is something you need we are all ears. Our concierge services provide you with all the things to do in Boston. We love to hear that our guests enjoy  breakfast or thought that the property design was beautiful, but what really inspires us is knowing how well we take care of our guests. Good customer services is about being genuinely friendly and accessible without being suffocating. This delicate balance drives our standard for excellent customer service. You can expect many Boston business have a similar attitude when it comes to customer service. Find out more about Boston Bed and Breakfast B&B here

  Clarendon Square Inn - a B&B in Boston MA

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Boston Bed and Breakfast says best things to do in Boston - Dining in new South End Restaurants

We have told you about some of the exciting restaurants popping up over the past few months, but it seems there are even more restaurants that to be brought into the culinary fold of exclusive eateries in the South End of Boston. So when you are planning a   vacation to Boston or travel in New England, you want to plan sufficient time to dine in some fanastic restaurants. An easy way to accomodate the foodie within you is to stay at Clarendon Square a boutique bed and breakfast in Boston. If you like boutique hotels in boston you will love the Clarendon Square Inn and its neighboring restaurants.

Noche is the newest member of the South End restaurants. Former home to Icarus named for a winged messenger. The name ressonates with long time South Enders, but for the laggards, Icarus means nothing. But thanks to a new venture you will see that the space has been transformed offering sleek style and fabulous food. The specialty at Noche is a late night menu serving til 2am. How un-Boston of you Noche!

We mentioned the Gallows before and guess what we will mention it again. Because this space filled a said void left by Sage restaurant in Boston. Gallows is the quientessetial gastro-pub of the South End and we happen to love its style and sophistication while being casually elegant.

At this point South End Stephi's on Tremont is not a new restaurant, but it deserves a mention here. Stephi's has anchored its place on Tremont Street to be on of the premier go to spots for a fabulous meal. The space is beautiful and is a great addition to the neighborhood.


Now what do all these places have in common. Proximity to a certain Boston bed and breakfast. If you are eating at a south end restaurant would you really want to stay at a Back Bay hotel? Staying at the Clarendon Square Bed and Breakfast will be a memorable way to spend your time in Boston. This Boston bed and breakfast offers all the luxuries you would expect at a larger hotel with the personal service and hospitality of a smaller boutique hotel or inn. For the ultimate in luxury check out the Clarendon Luxury Suite which has fabulous in room amenities like a soaking tub for two. Not available, No problem, the roof top hot tub jacuzzi is available all year round and has unique views of the Boston skyline. Reserve a room today at Clarendon Square Inn.


Clarendon Square Inn - a B&B in Boston MA

Thursday, July 1, 2010

boutique bed and breakfast in boston loves new restaurant gallows

Clarendon Square Boston bed and breakfast is in the heart of downtown Boston, with so many thigs to do in Boston such as walking the freedom trail, checking out the latest exhibits at the Museam of Fine Arts and the next thing on ones mind is usually some good food and relaxation.  Clarendon Square is located in Boston's South End which is home to a varity of restaurants .

One of these newest resturants being Gallows. Gallows may seem to be a strange name for a resturant that promotes itselts as a "neighborhood eatery" that emphasis america fare food.  But the Gallows name links the resturant to its hang/hanging spot on Washington street in the 1600s.  Gallows is the former home of  Sage restaurant an italian eatery that relocated from the North End to the South End in 2007.

Clarendon Square Boston's boutique b&b is a great place to come after dining at Gallows or any of the other South End resturants.  This time of year is great to enjoy the roof top jacuzzi as well as the outdoor patio. Whether its for a  boston romantic getaway or post dinner coffee and converstaion, the calm atmposhere at Clarendon Square is a nice change of pace after sight seeing in  downtown boston.   

Clarendon Square Inn - a B&B in Boston MA